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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 …
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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.
Lauren DeBellis Appell / USA Today:
My ‘suburban mom’ demographic is supposedly all in for Biden. But I'm voting for Trump.
Nathaniel Weixel / The Hill:
White House science office says Trump ended COVID-19 pandemic as US hits record cases
Discussion: Political Wire
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Reece Ristau / Omaha World-Herald:
Trump campaign says ‘strong precautions’ in place for Omaha rally as coronavirus cases rise
Discussion: New Republic
Washington Post:
Post-ABC polls: Biden leads Trump narrowly in Michigan, significantly in Wisconsin  —  Strong support among women powers Biden's advantages in both states.  Coronavirus concerns rise in Wisconsin and are hampering the president.  —  Former vice president Joe Biden continues to outpace President Trump …
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Gary Langer / ABC News:
COVID surge hurts Trump in Wisconsin; Biden leads in a closer Michigan contest: Poll  —  Biden has sizable leads among women, moderates and independents in both states.  —  Trump, Biden race to the finish on the campaign trail  —  President Trump will hit three states he won last election …
Tina Nguyen / Politico:
MAGA scrambles to repair the Hunter Biden narrative  —  Weeks ago, when Rudy Giuluani first threw the contents of Hunter Biden's alleged laptop online, he promised a trove of even more damning information 10 days before the election.  —  Yet with less than a week to go, Giuliani …
Washington Post:
Trump's attacks on political adversaries are often followed by threats to their safety  —  The CIA's most endangered employee for much of the past year was not an operative on a mission abroad, but an analyst who faced a torrent of threats after filing a whistleblower report that led to the impeachment of President Trump.
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 …
Jaclyn Peiser / Washington Post:
A guard asked two sisters to put on a mask.  They stabbed him 27 times instead, prosecutors say.  —  When Jessica Hill and her sister, Jayla, tried to walk into a shoe store in Chicago on Sunday, a security guard asked the pair to put on masks and use store-provided hand sanitizer.
Axios:
The GOP's monstrous math problem  —  Republicans, win or lose next week, face a big — and growing — math problem.  —  The state of play: They're relying almost exclusively on a shrinking demographic (whites), living in shrinking areas (small, rural towns), creating a reliance on people …
Curtis Houck / Newsbusters:
Here Are Ten Moments from the Bobulinski Interview the Liberal Media Will Ignore  —  Text to Speech Font Size  —  With the Wall Street Journal's news side having gotten cold feet and the rest of the liberal media engaging in one of their most brazen cover-ups, Tony Bobulinski took his story …
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Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Feds Obtained FISA Warrant Against Hunter Biden's Chinese Business Associate, Documents Show  — A federal court authorized a foreign surveillance warrant against one of Hunter Biden's Chinese business partners, court documents show.  — The existence of a FISA warrant against the Biden associate …
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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 …
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
The Election's Big Twist: The Racial Gap Is Shrinking  —  Racial and ethnic divides?  Actually, Biden is making gains with white voters, and Trump with nonwhite ones.  —  American politicians, including presidents, have often sought to exploit the nation's racial and ethnic divides for political gain.
Aaron Zitner / Wall Street Journal:
Six Days to Go  —  We're tracking campaign news nationwide, both in the presidential race and in Senate and House races.  Follow updates below.  —  The Day Ahead: Wednesday, Oct. 28  —  President Trump will hold rallies in Bullhead City, Ariz., and Goodyear, Ariz.
Discussion: Political Wire and The Daily Beast
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 …
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
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Ryan Lizza / Politico:   Beto O'Rourke Has Some Final Advice for the Biden Campaign
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Police officers who killed Walter Wallace Jr. wore body cameras.  Release the footage.  —  Again a Black man is killed by police — this time 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr. from West Philadelphia.  —  On Monday afternoon, Philadelphia police officers arrived at the 6100 block of Locust Street …
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Michelle Ruiz / Vanity Fair:
AOC's Next Four Years  —  The history-making congresswoman addresses her biggest critics, the challenges that loom no matter who wins, and what she's taking on next.  —  Her Republican colleagues had, up until then, been civil.  But one day in late July, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stood …
Sophie Lewis / CBS News:
Russia orders national mask mandate as coronavirus cases spike  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin's administration is taking its most drastic measures yet to curb the second wave of COVID-19.  The Russian government on Tuesday implemented a nationwide mask mandate, as coronavirus cases spike worldwide.
Discussion: WLNS-TV
Heather Mac Donald / City Journal:
Waking to the Woke  —  Northwestern University's president takes a commendable hard line against student rioting—but he helped create the climate for the destructive behavior.  —  The Social Order  —  Public safety  —  Since June, a group of Northwestern University students has demanded …
Discussion: National Review
Nancy Scola / Politico:
Is Twitter Going Full Resistance?  Here's the Woman Driving the Change.  —  On a late fall day last year, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sat down on a couch on the company's San Francisco roof deck and dug into a problem.  —  Next to him was the company's general counsel, Vijaya Gadde.
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 …
Discussion: The Hill
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, Althouse and Twitchy
Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast:
Trump Escalated Obama's War in Yemen  —  New statistics show that Trump launched 231 airstrikes or ground raids in Yemen during his first four years.  Obama launched 255 in all eight of his.  —  Despite President Trump's claimed antipathy to Mideast wars, he has dramatically escalated U.S …
Discussion: Business Insider
Laura Barrón-López / Politico:
These white women voted for Trump in 2016.  They're having second thoughts.  —  Eight college-educated white women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 participated in their final focus group with a Republican pollster on Tuesday.  —  Only one said she would vote for the president again.
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Rick Gates, who flipped on Trump in Russia probe, seeks redemption  —  As attempted comebacks go, it's an audacious gambit.  —  Rick Gates, the former Trump aide who pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in the Robert Mueller probe — and then helped put other Trump associates in jail …
Discussion: Political Wire
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.
Brittany Shammas / Washington Post:
Kansas nursing home faces severe federal penalties after deadly coronavirus outbreak  —  The first hint that the novel coronavirus was tearing through the nursing home in rural Kansas arrived in a Facebook post this month.  The Andbe Home was in the grips of “a full COVID outbreak,” …
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 …
Discussion: MinnPost
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 …
 
 
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Right-wing misinformation machine could gain steam post-election
Discussion: Raw Story
Will Horner / Wall Street Journal:
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Paul Blest / VICE:
Undercover Video Shows California ‘Trump Store’ Collecting Ballots
Discussion: Law & Crime and TMZ.com
Alicia Parlapiano / New York Times:
How Long Will Vote Counting Take? Estimates and Deadlines in All 50 States
Discussion: Forbes and Vox
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
How Corrupt Are American Universities?
Matt Dixon / Politico:
Zeta cuts short early voting in Florida Republican strongholds
 Earlier Items: 
Paul Sonne / Washington Post:
O'Brien's travels to swing states days before election raise ethics concerns
John Hudson / Washington Post:
Senior Trump official tests positive for coronavirus after trip to Europe
Discussion: The Hill and CNN
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
Jonathan Watts / The Guardian:
‘Sleeping giant’ Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Sanders and Warren Accuse N.Y. Democrats of False Advertising
Gregory Korte / Bloomberg:
Trump Campaign Shifts Florida Ad Spending Burden to RNC