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3:30 PM ET, October 28, 2020


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Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
Hundreds of Trump supporters stuck in the cold for hours when buses can't reach Omaha rally  —  By the time President Trump finished speaking to thousands of supporters at Omaha's Eppley Airfield on Tuesday night and jetted away on Air Force One, the temperature had plunged to nearly freezing.
Aaron Sanderford / Omaha World-Herald:
Hundreds of people waited hours in the cold for buses after Trump rally in Omaha  —  Hundreds of people who attended President Donald Trump's rally Tuesday evening at Eppley Airfield spent up to three hours in freezing temperatures waiting for buses to take them back to their cars.
Discussion: Breitbart, The Hill and Axios
NBC News:
Hundreds of Trump supporters stuck on freezing cold Omaha airfield after rally  —  Hundreds of President Donald Trump supporters were left in the freezing cold for hours after a rally at an airfield in Omaha, Nebraska, on Tuesday night, with some walking around three miles to waiting buses and others being taken away in ambulances.
Omaha World-Herald:
Trump supporters left in cold for hours after Omaha rally; Biden weighs in with criticism
Discussion: Politico and POLITICUSUSA
Benjamin Hart / New York Magazine:   Trump Supporters Left Stranded in Cold After Omaha Rally
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 …
Spencer Neale / Washington Examiner:
Joe Rogan rips social media crackdown on ‘accurate’ Hunter Biden laptop reporting
Discussion: The Federalist and Check Your Fact
Nancy Scola / Politico:
Is Twitter Going Full Resistance? Here's the Woman Driving the Change.
Emily Jashinsky / The Federalist:
With Biden Corruption, Democrats Are Once Again Reaping The Consequences Of Their Gentle Primary
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Parler Was Pitched as a Conservative Twitter. It's Now a Depository For Hunter Biden Political Porn.
Discussion: The Hill
New York Times:
Biden Holds 8-Point Lead in Michigan as He Tries to Reconstruct the ‘Blue Wall’  —  The New York Times / Siena College poll  —  Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by eight points in Michigan, a battleground state that Mr. Trump flipped in 2016.  —  2016 result  —  NYT/Siena  —  <1 Trump  —  47.3-47.0
Nathaniel Rakich / FiveThirtyEight:
What To Make Of That New Wisconsin Poll That Has Biden Way Ahead  —  Once in a blue moon, you see a poll that makes you blink twice to make sure you're not seeing things.  This morning's ABC News/The Washington Post survey of Wisconsin was just such a poll.
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 …
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
Biden's Path to 270 Widens, Trump's Path Narrows, as Texas Moves to Toss Up  —  Less than a week out from Election Day and President Donald Trump is playing catch-up.  In 2016, he won 30 states (and Maine's 2nd Congressional District) and their 306 electoral votes.
John Keefe / New York Times:
Quiz: Can You Tell a ‘Trump’ Fridge From a ‘Biden’ Fridge?  —  “MAGA” hat?  Easy: Trump supporter.  A Biden-Harris tote is also an obvious giveaway.  —  But Coffee mate?  Loose eggs?  —  We wondered if it was possible to identify Trump and Biden voters based on what's inside their refrigerators.
Jared Kushner bragged in April that Trump was taking the country ‘back from the doctors’  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner boasted in mid-April about how the President had cut out the doctors and scientists advising him on the unfolding …
Vicky Prodeline / Monmouth University Polling …:
Swing Toward The Democrats  —  But most voters still expect Trump to win  —  West Long Branch, NJ - The race for Georgia's electoral votes remains very close, but Joe Biden has gained ground on Donald Trump in the latest Monmouth ("Mon-muth") University Poll.
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 …
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Trump to strip protections from Tongass National Forest, one of the biggest intact temperate rainforests  —  President Trump will open up all 16.7 million acres of Alaska's Tongass National Forest to logging and other forms of development, according to a notice posted Wednesday …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Stench of Trump's Racism Will Cling to His Enablers Forever  —  A month ago, President Trump added to his rally speech a new riff about Ilhan Omar, expressing indignation that the Democratic member of Congress would dare to express opinions about American government.
Discussion: National Review and ProPublica
Wall Street Journal:
Russian in Cyprus Was Behind Key Parts of Discredited Dossier on Trump  —  A Wall Street Journal investigation points to the identity of ‘Source 3’ as a disgruntled PR executive with a ‘vast network’ of sources  —  in Washington and David Gauthier-Villars  —  In the nearly four years since …
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.
Discussion: The Hill
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
How Far Might Trump Go?  —  No one is quite sure.  —  Mr. Edsall contributes a weekly column from Washington, D.C. on politics, demographics and inequality.  —  On election night and the days that follow, the country may be in for a roller-coaster ride, with ups and downs that raise and dash expectations …
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Daily Signal
Kate Sullivan / CNN:
Hillary Clinton says she is an Electoral College elector in New York
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Jonathan Tamari / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
How Biden's lead is different from Clinton's — and why the polls are different this time  —  Sound familiar?  —  On the surface, there's a lot about the 2020 presidential race that looks like the 2016 contest, when Trump shocked expectations, pollsters, and the media.  He might yet do it again.
The Federalist:   Trump Is Doing Better In Michigan And Wisconsin Than Polls Suggest
Steven Overly / Politico:
Blackburn asks Google if employee who criticized her still has a job  —  Sen. Marsha Blackburn used a Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday to ask about the employment status of a Google engineer whose criticism of the Tennessee Republican has become fodder for right-wing media outlets over the past two years.
Larry Neumeister / Associated Press:
Change of plea scheduled in Rudy Giuliani-related case  —  NEW YORK (AP) — A change-of-plea hearing is set for Thursday for a man charged with conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump's lawyers, to make illegal campaign contributions.
Discussion: Politico and CNBC
Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
Lev Parnas's Business Associate David Correia, Fraud Guarantee Co-Founder with Giuliani Ties, Will Plead Guilty
Discussion: CNN and New York Times
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
FBI Agents Call for Wray to Be Protected as Trump Chides Him  — ‘This country needs stability’ in FBI's leadership, agents say  — Biden praised Wray but refused to rule out changes at FBI  —  U.S. national security may be jeopardized if FBI Director Christopher Wray is abruptly removed …
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
Stuart Rothenberg / Inside Elections:
2020 Election Preview: Bracing for History  —  By Nathan L. Gonzales & Jacob Rubashkin  —  No matter what happens, the 2020 elections will be historic.  With impeachment, a pandemic, economic crisis, a national conversation about racism, and the death of a Supreme Court icon …
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 …
Garrett M. Graff / Politico:
'I'm Absolutely Expecting Him to Do Something Weird': How Trump Could End His Presidency  —  As we count down the days to Election Day, the pundit class is wringing its hands in worry over whether President Donald Trump will accept a possible win by Joe Biden and agree to leave the White House.
Discussion: Raw Story
Timothy Johnson / Media Matters for America:
Militia leader Stewart Rhodes says that his group will be at polling locations and is ready to kill Democrats … Oath Keepers militia leader Stewart Rhodes said members of his militia will be at polling locations on Election Day to “protect” Trump voters during an appearance on far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' program.
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.
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Wall Street spent over $74 million to back Joe Biden's run for president, topping Trump's haul  — People employed in the securities and investment industry will finish the 2020 election cycle contributing a notch above $74 million toward Biden's candidacy, according to new data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics
Discussion: Bloomberg, The Hill and Breitbart
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Los Angeles Times:
‘Ripe for error’: Ballot signature verification is flawed — and a big factor in the election
Top FEC Official's Undisclosed Ties to Trump Raise Concerns Over Agency Neutrality
Carmen Merrifield / CBC News:
Breakaway Republican strategists work against Trump's campaign through blistering Lincoln Project ads
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Trump's unhappy warrior pitch to voters includes insults and highly specific grievances
Amanda Holpuch / The Guardian:
Trump aide Stephen Miller preparing second-term immigration blitz
 Earlier Items: 
Will Wilkinson / Niskanen Center:
The Useful Libertarian Idiocy of The Great Barrington Declaration
Discussion: and Rolling Stone
Dave Levinthal / Business Insider:
Meet 39 journalists who made political contributions.  They're among dozens who've together given at least $110,000 mostly to 2020 Democrats, including Biden, Bernie, and AOC.
Discussion: Breitbart
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Mnuchin's awkward encounter with former Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin's daughter
BuzzFeed News:
Herman Cain's Life And Death Were More Complicated Than That
Wall Street Journal:
Tariffs Didn't Fuel Revival for American Steel
Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
QAnon and a Rape Joke Spell Trouble for Republican Congressman in Florida
Discussion: Raw Story
Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
Getting Past Partisan Blinders