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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.  —  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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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 …
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 FiveThirtyEight
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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.
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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 …
Discussion: Bloomberg, ABC News and Political Wire
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Gary Langer / ABC News:
COVID surge hurts Trump in Wisconsin; Biden leads in a closer Michigan contest: Poll
Discussion: The Federalist and Washington Post
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 …
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 …
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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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
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 …
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
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.
Marisa Schultz / Fox News:
Google, Facebook and Twitter CEOs to appear on Capitol Hill for grilling over censorship  —  Republicans want changes to Section 230 that protect Google, Facebook, Twitter from certain lawsuits  —  Social media CEOs ‘liability shield’ under attack from Democrats and Republicans: Sen. Roger Wicker
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Wall Street Journal:   Justice Department Cites Treatment of Hunter Biden Articles in Call to Change Law Protecting Online Platforms
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Nancy Scola / Politico:
Is Twitter Going Full Resistance?  Here's the Woman Driving the Change.  —  Vijaya Gadde flies under the radar in a world that worships tech CEOs.  But she's quickly moving Twitter toward a tougher line on speech—and infuriating conservatives along the way.
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.
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:
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 …
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
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
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 …
 
 
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Heather Mac Donald / City Journal:
Waking to the Woke  —  Northwestern University's president takes a commendable hard line …
Discussion: National Review
Will Horner / Wall Street Journal:
Stock Futures Point to Selloff on Rising Virus Cases
Axios:
The GOP's monstrous math problem
Paul Blest / VICE:
Undercover Video Shows California ‘Trump Store’ Collecting Ballots
Discussion: Law & Crime and TMZ.com
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
Pompeo brings anti-China roadshow to Indian Ocean islands
Alicia Parlapiano / New York Times:
How Long Will Vote Counting Take? Estimates and Deadlines in All 50 States
Discussion: Forbes and Vox
Paul Sonne / Washington Post:
O'Brien's travels to swing states days before election raise ethics concerns
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Chris Lau / South China Morning Post:
Four Hong Kong activists seeking asylum in US consulate ‘turned away’
Discussion: Bloomberg
Edgar Walters / The Texas Tribune:
Texas social workers will no longer be allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ Texans and people with disabilities
Discussion: Washington Blade
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
Beth LeBlanc / Detroit News:
Michigan judge halts Benson's ban on open carry of guns at polling places
Discussion: The Guardian, CNN and Axios
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Sanders and Warren Accuse N.Y. Democrats of False Advertising
Washington Post:
Ballrooms, candles and luxury cottages: During Trump's term, millions of government and GOP dollars have flowed to his properties