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Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
'The View's' Sunny Hostin Schools Bari Weiss on ‘Court Packing’  —  Former “New York Times” columnist Bari Weiss filled the void left by Meghan McCain on Tuesday's episode of “The View.”  —  Bari Weiss has been relatively quiet since she canceled herself from The New York Times earlier this year.
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Erin Banco / The Daily Beast:
Trump's COVID Task Force Is Livid Over the Trump White House's ‘We Ended COVID’ Report  —  “There's no world in which anyone can think that is true.”  —  Health officials and scientists working on the Trump administration's coronavirus response said on Tuesday they are personally offended …
Lauren DeBellis Appell / USA Today:
My ‘suburban mom’ demographic is supposedly all in for Biden.  But I'm voting for Trump.  —  In 2016, I took a chance and cautiously voted for Donald Trump based on his promises.  In 2020, I'm proud to vote for him and his vision of America.  —  I'm a white, college graduate …
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Colby Bermel / Politico:
Judge orders USPS to reverse mail collection limits now  —  A federal judge on Tuesday night ordered the U.S. Postal Service to reverse limitations on mail collection imposed by Trump-backed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, giving the agency until Wednesday morning to inform workers …
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Erik Larson / Bloomberg:   USPS Says Timely Vote Delivery Isn't a Constitutional Right
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Justice Thomas' wife boosts unsupported claims against Biden  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is using her Facebook page to amplify unsubstantiated claims of corruption by Joe Biden.  —  Ginni Thomas, a longtime conservative activist …
Shawn McCreesh / New York Times:
Can We Trust Pennsylvania's Polls?  —  They show Joe Biden clinching crucial counties.  So why does it feel so different on the ground here?  —  Mr. McCreesh is an editorial assistant for the Opinion section.  —  BENSALEM, Pa. — Two men, one in a Ford F-15 truck bedecked with Trump decals …
Discussion: Breitbart and Althouse
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TMZ.com:
Lesley Stahl Gets Security Due to Death Threat After Trump Interview  —  The “60 Minutes” interview President Trump cut short over what he felt was unfair questioning from Lesley Stahl has left her, and her family, in a dangerous situation ... TMZ has learned.
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Meaghan Ellis / Raw Story:   CBS hires 24-hour security for Lesley Stahl after she receives death threats following Trump interview
Washington Post:
Some Americans refuse to wear masks even as their hometowns become covid-19 hot spots  —  Resistance to mask-wearing and other efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus has hardened in the final days before the presidential election, demonstrating how the pandemic has been politicized …
John Hudson / Washington Post:
Senior Trump official tests positive for coronavirus after trip to Europe  —  A senior Trump administration official tested positive for the coronavirus after a recent trip to Britain, Hungary and France, raising concerns about the spread of the virus to high-level officials across the Atlantic …
Discussion: The Hill and CNN
Briana Bierschbach / Star Tribune:
Pot party candidate said GOP recruited him to ‘pull votes’ from Minnesota Democrat  —  Voice mail left by deceased 2nd District challenger says GOP recruited him to siphon votes.  —  TEXT SIZE  —  MORE  —  Four months before Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate Adam Weeks died in September …
Gregory Korte / Bloomberg:
Trump Campaign Shifts Florida Ad Spending Burden to RNC  — Focus moves to northern states where Trump prevailed in 2016  — Buoyed by fundraising, Biden holds 3-1 edge in recent spending  —  Donald Trump's campaign has slashed its advertising budget in Florida …
Alex Thompson / Politico:
October surprise: Biden's zipped lips  —  THE QUIET AMERICAN — If Achilles had his heel, then Joe Biden has had his mouth.  —  The topic came up in the most important job interview of Biden's life, when David Axelrod and David Plouffe brought up his verbosity during a 2008 meeting about becoming Barack Obama's running mate.
Discussion: NBC10 Philadelphia
CNN:
Trump appears to give a pass to the domestic kidnapping plot against Whitmer  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump repeatedly attacked Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, during his rally in Lansing, Michigan, on Tuesday, at one point taking credit for the FBI thwarting a plot to kidnap …
New York Times:
As Election Nears, Trump Makes a Final Push Against Climate Science  —  The administration is imposing new limits on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that would undercut action against global warming.  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has recently removed …
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Ballrooms, candles and luxury cottages: During Trump's term, millions of government and GOP dollars have flowed to his properties  —  ‘The 45th President’: One in a series looking back at the Trump presidency  —  President Trump welcomed the Japanese prime minister at Mar-a-Lago, in front of a towering arrangement of roses.
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl Indicted AGAIN Over Voter Intimidation  —  The pro-Trump duo are in trouble with the law, yet again.  —  Conservative operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have been indicted in Ohio, once more over a racist robocall aimed at minority voters.
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Cory Shaffer / Plain Dealer:
Right-wing hoaxers Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman hit with felony charges in Cleveland tied to multi-state voter robocall campaign
Discussion: Cleveland Scene and Daily Kos
Matt Dixon / Politico:
Zeta cuts short early voting in Florida Republican strongholds  —  TALLAHASSEE — Three counties in Florida's conservative Panhandle are limiting early voting hours ahead of Hurricane Zeta, which is expected to hit the region Wednesday.  —  The shortened voting hours in the Republican strongholds come less …
Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department Cites Treatment of Hunter Biden Articles in Call to Change Law Protecting Online Platforms  —  Letter to lawmakers on eve of testimony by Twitter, Facebook CEOs and a week before election cites restrictions to New York Post articles  —  WASHINGTON—The Justice Department …
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Wall Street Journal:
Twitter's Jack Dorsey: A Hands-Off CEO in a Time of Turmoil
Jonathan Watts / The Guardian:
‘Sleeping giant’ Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find  —  Exclusive: expedition discovers new source of greenhouse gas off East Siberian coast has been triggered  —  Scientists have found evidence that frozen methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean - known as the …
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Trump's campaign website hacked by cryptocurrency scammers  —  President Trump's campaign website was briefly and partially hacked Tuesday afternoon as unknown adversaries took over the “About” page and replaced it with what appeared to be a scam to collect cryptocurrency.
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Sanders and Warren Accuse N.Y. Democrats of False Advertising  —  Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren say that their images were improperly used on a flier that they view as an attack on the Working Families Party.  —  ALBANY, N.Y. — Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren entered …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
How Corrupt Are American Universities?  —  The Department of Education has completed an investigation into American universities' compliance with federal law relating to reporting of foreign gifts and contracts.  As you might expect, our universities believe that laws are for the little guys:
Richard Hasen / Washington Post:
Kavanaugh has wild ideas about voting.  They likely won't matter on Election Day.  —  The Supreme Court's recent rulings don't mean the justices will decide the presidential race.  —  Should we panic about Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh's concurring opinion in the Wisconsin voting case that the Supreme Court decided Monday night?
Paul Sonne / Washington Post:
O'Brien's travels to swing states days before election raise ethics concerns  —  White House national security adviser Robert C. O'Brien visited two swing states days before the Nov. 3 election, raising concerns about the use of taxpayer-funded official trips for what critics …
Discussion: Axios
Kevin Rector / Los Angeles Times:
LAPD gets approval to begin recording, storing aerial footage of protests  —  The Los Angeles Police Department received approval Tuesday to begin recording and storing aerial footage of protests and other large gatherings from its helicopters — a new capability that the department said would expand its …
The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle:
Biden sends message to Jewish Pittsburgh on two-year mark of 10/27 shootings  —  “On behalf of Jill, Kamala, Doug and our families, we stand with the people of Squirrel Hill, the entire Pittsburgh community and all Jewish Americans on this solemn anniversary.”
Washington Post:
Early-voting surge scrambles Election Day expectations as some states gallop toward 2016 turnout levels  —  After weeks of early and mail voting, at least 66 million Americans have already cast their ballots for next week's election, a historic figure that has upended expectations about Election …
Edgar Walters / The Texas Tribune:
Texas social workers will no longer be allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ Texans and people with disabilities  —  The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted unanimously to restore protections for social workers' LGBTQ and disabled clients after backlash from advocates and lawmakers.
Discussion: Washington Blade
us-cert.cisa.gov:
Alert (AA20-301A)  —  North Korean Advanced Persistent Threat Focus: Kimsuky  —  Summary  —  This joint cybersecurity advisory was coauthored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the U.S. Cyber Command Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF).
Discussion: Bloomberg and CyberScoop
 
 
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Alicia Parlapiano / New York Times:
How Long Will Vote Counting Take? Estimates and Deadlines in All 50 States
Discussion: Forbes and Vox
Reece Ristau / Omaha World-Herald:
Trump campaign says ‘strong precautions’ in place for Omaha rally as coronavirus cases rise
Discussion: New Republic
Chris Lau / South China Morning Post:
Four Hong Kong activists seeking asylum in US consulate ‘turned away’
Discussion: Bloomberg
Matt Naham / Law & Crime:
SDNY Prosecutors Dismiss Kris Kobach's Attempt to ‘Inject’ Himself into Steve Bannon Fraud Case; More People May Be Implicated
Discussion: Raw Story
BBC:
Manchester Arena Inquiry: Security ‘did not approach bomber over racism fears’
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
McConnell insists his health is ‘just fine,’ declines to explain photos showing bruised hands
Discussion: Fox News and Business Insider