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5:55 PM ET, October 27, 2020


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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.
Discussion: Breitbart and Raw Story
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Raging Trump wants the Supreme Court to save him.  Here's why it probably won't.  —  President Trump is now raging at the media for the sin of covering the pandemic and urging people to change their votes to him, demonstrating fury over an unalterable reality: This election …
Discussion: Vanity Fair, Raw Story, IJR, NPR, COURIER and Reuters
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Brett Kavanaugh Signals He's Open to Stealing the Election for Trump  —  As the Senate was voting to elevate Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court on Monday night, the immediate stakes for the entire country were made suddenly clear by a critical election ruling from the court she now joins.
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
McConnell insists his health is ‘just fine,’ declines to explain photos showing bruised hands
Discussion: Fox News and Yahoo News
Brenna Parker / Joe Biden for President:
The Supreme Court Confirmation In an Ongoing Election - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
John Kruzel / The Hill:
Barrett to use Supreme Court chambers previously used by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Discussion: Reuters, National Review and Twitchy
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Bloomberg Funds Last-Minute Advertising Blitz for Biden in Texas and Ohio  —  The billionaire former New York City mayor has concentrated largely on Florida in the general election.  But his private polling found President Trump vulnerable in two of the country's biggest red states.
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.
New York Times:
How Trump Maneuvered His Way Out of Trouble in Chicago  —  When his skyscraper proved a disappointment, Donald Trump defaulted on his loans, sued his bank, got much of the debt forgiven — and largely avoided paying taxes on it.  —  The financial crisis was in full swing when Donald J. Trump traveled …
Discussion: Financial Times
Erica Orden / CNN:
Judge denies DOJ effort to end E. Jean Carroll defamation suit against Trump
Washington Post:
Former U.S. attorneys — all Republicans — back Biden, saying Trump threatens ‘the rule of law’  —  Twenty former U.S. attorneys — all of them Republicans — on Tuesday publicly called President Trump “a threat to the rule of law in our country,” and urged that he be replaced in November …
David Wasserman / NBC News:
The polls could be wrong.  But that may help Biden, not just Trump.  —  As Election Day approaches and President Donald Trump continues to trail Joe Biden by high single digits both nationally and in key states, their respective bases are buzzing with either hope or dread that “the polls could be wrong again.”
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  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio - A grand jury in Cleveland on Tuesday indicted right-wing political hoaxers Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman with felony charges connected …
Discussion: Scene and Heard and Daily Kos
Jacob Bogage / Washington Post:
Amid USPS delays, election experts and campaigns weigh in: Don't mail your ballot  —  A week before the election and as several voting-rights battles play out, Postal Service delays have forced the Trump and Biden campaigns to shake up their playbooks.  —  For millions of voters …
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
USPS Says Timely Vote Delivery Isn't a Constitutional Right
Discussion: Al Jazeera
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 …
Sean Collins Walsh / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Trump blitzes Pennsylvania with 3 rallies as coronavirus spikes lead to calls for him to stop  —  President Donald Trump on Monday barnstormed across Pennsylvania, holding three separate rallies where he touted his accomplishments, attacked Joe Biden's energy plans, and criticized Gov. Tom Wolf's coronavirus safety restrictions.
Discussion: CNN, The Western Journal and UPI
Josh Wingrove / Bloomberg:
Trump Pins Hopes on Rallies That Could Be Sealing His Defeat
Discussion: Newsbusters, Raw Story and REVOLT
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 …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Scoop: The Lincoln Project is becoming a media business  —  The Lincoln Project is looking to beef up its media business after the election, sources tell Axios.  —  Driving the news: The group recently signed with the United Talent Agency (UTA) to help build out Lincoln Media and is weighing offers …
Joseph Simonson / Washington Examiner:
Hunter Biden's former business partner tried striking deals with politicians for years  —  Documents, texts, and emails released by Tony Bobulinski reveal efforts to lure in a number of politically-connected officials beyond the Biden family into business partnerships.
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. prompts heated overnight protests in West Philly  —  Police officers fatally shot a 27-year-old Black man armed with a knife during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia, an incident that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood …
Why Is Biden Going To ... Iowa?  —  I can't figure out the strategy here.  —  Initially I couldn't figure out the strategy of him going to Georgia either but upon reflection it made sense.  Just because the polls in a given state are tight doesn't necessarily mean it's worth a visit.
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
David Rothkopf / USA Today:
How do Trump's extraordinary betrayals stand up against history?  He could be the worst.  —  Putting Trump in context is the best way to highlight and understand his betrayals.  History is the highest court, and its verdict can't be appealed.  —  It is not a small thing to call the president of the United States a traitor.
Discussion: Forbes
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
Hell, No  —  The case against Trump in 2020 is a lot like the case against Trump in 2016 but bolstered by the accumulation of evidence and experience.  —  Welcome to “The Tuesday,” a weekly newsletter about language, culture, politics, and other things you can fight with your family about at Thanksgiving.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
U.S. Agency Targets Its Own Journalists' Independence  —  A regulatory “firewall” intended to protect Voice of America and its affiliated newsrooms from political interference in their journalism was swept aside late Monday night by the chief executive of the federal agency which oversees the government's international broadcasters.
Jason Lange / Reuters:
North Carolina U.S. Senate race a dead heat; Democrat leads in Michigan: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina is statistically even with Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham, while Democratic Senator Gary Peters of Michigan leads Republican John James …
Timothy Puko / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Weighs Executive Order to Show Support for Fracking  —  Order is still under discussion and aimed at energy industry in battleground states like Pennsylvania  —  WASHINGTON—President Trump is considering issuing an executive order mandating an economic analysis of fracking …
Discussion: Political Wire and The Hill
Alan I. Abramowitz / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Final Forecast: Results from Two Methods of Predicting the 2020 Presidential Election  —  Dear Readers: We will be back Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. for our final Sabato's Crystal Ball: America Votes webinar before next Tuesday's election.  We will also have a reaction show the Thursday after the election.
Libby Cathey / ABC News:
Election 2020 live updates: Melania Trump delivers pointed political attack on trail  —  She took aim at Democrats on issues from the pandemic to impeachment.  —  ABC News Live Update: New White House outbreak in VP's inner circle  —  Plus, more than 225,00 people in the U.S. have died …
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.
Boston Herald:
Editorial: The Herald endorses Trump  —  The 2020 presidential election is about what people don't want as much as what they actually do want.  —  For the left, getting Donald Trump out of office tops the wish list.  It's been that way since the day after the 2016 election.
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William D. Cohan / Vanity Fair:
“Seems Like They Are Obsessed With Senator Whitehouse”: Is the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Too Cozy With the Bradley Foundation?
Discussion: New Republic and The Daily Caller
Jonathan Watts / The Guardian:
‘Sleeping giant’ Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
U.S. Homeland Security agency faulted for election planning around potential violence
Erica Werner / Washington Post:
Trump predicts massive stimulus deal after election, but negotiations have mostly ended
Brianna Ehley / Politico:
White House science office takes credit for ‘ending’ pandemic as infections mount
Discussion: Raw Story and IJR
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
The joy of a Trump rally
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Obama unloads on Trump at rally for Biden: 'We can't afford 4 more years of this'
 Earlier Items: 
Anand Giridharadas / The.Ink:
Last exit before autocracy  —  A conversation with Masha Gessen on how to prevent …
ABC News:
Can you change your vote? Trump thinks people should
Discussion: Associated Press and Slate
New York Times:
Trump Wants to Pick Off Nevada. But Biden Is Holding a Lead, Our Poll Shows.
Discussion: Las Vegas Sun and Public First
Matthew Gault / VICE:
Is the U.S. Already in a New Civil War?
Discussion: Raw Story
Elaina Plott / New York Times:
Win or Lose, It's Donald Trump's Republican Party
Caitlin Owens / Axios:
The coronavirus is starting to crush some hospitals
William Kristol / The Bulwark:
A Tale of Three Possible Outcomes
Discussion: Raw Story