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10:55 AM ET, October 28, 2020


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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 …
Shipwreckedcrew /
Former Biden Family Business Partner Lays Waste to the Biden Family Legacy in Interview With Tucker Carlson
Paul Sperry / RealClearInvestigations:
Senate Panel Investigating Hunter Biden's Failure to Register as Foreign Agent
Discussion: VICE and Real Clear Politics
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Biden stays silent on Bobulinski claims about family's business ventures
Discussion: Instapundit
Curtis Houck / Newsbusters:
Here Are Ten Moments from the Bobulinski Interview the Liberal Media Will Ignore
Discussion: Fox News
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.
Samantha Lock / Newsweek:
Omaha Trump Rally Attendees Stranded, Several Taken to Hospital Suffering Hypothermia  —  Backers of President Donald Trump were left stranded overnight, with several taken to hospital for hypothermia after an Omaha campaign rally ended in chaos.  —  Hundreds were bussed in to the Eppley Airfield site …
Discussion: Occupy Democrats and Raw Story
Aaron Sanderford / Omaha World-Herald:
Hundreds of people waited hours in the cold for buses after Trump rally in Omaha
Discussion: Axios and The Hill
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 …
Evie Fordham / Fox News:
Election 2020 polling average shows Biden leading Trump nationally with just days left  —  Biden also appears to have the advantage in battleground states Michigan and Wisconsin  —  Trump campaign betting on economy for win: Cortes  —  Democratic nominee Joe Biden continues to lead President Trump …
Discussion: CNN, Washington Post and The Hill
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 …
Discussion: Washington Post, Axios, The Hill and Twitchy
The Federalist:
Trump Is Doing Better In Michigan And Wisconsin Than Polls Suggest  —  A week-long trip through these Midwest battleground states talking with ordinary people convinced us the polls aren't telling the full story.  —  There's something afoot in Michigan and Wisconsin.
Nathaniel Rakich / FiveThirtyEight:
What To Make Of That New Wisconsin Poll That Has Biden Way Ahead
Discussion: and The Hill
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.
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
Beto O'Rourke Has Some Final Advice for the Biden Campaign  —  EL PASO, Texas — Beto O'Rourke was on the phone in between stops while canvassing in Bexar county, Texas, and he was trying to walk a fine line between not pissing off his friends in the Biden campaign, perhaps even creating …
Discussion: The Texas Tribune
John Keefe / New York Times:
Quiz: Can You Tell a ‘Trump’ Fridge From a ‘Biden’ Fridge?
Discussion: Bangor Daily News and Althouse
Alex Thompson / Politico:
October surprise: Biden's zipped lips
Discussion: NBC10 Philadelphia
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 …
Nathaniel Weixel / The Hill:
White House science office says Trump ended COVID-19 pandemic as US hits record cases
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Political Wire
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.
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 …
Discussion: The Hill
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.
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 …
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 …
Spencer Neale / Washington Examiner:
Joe Rogan rips social media crackdown on ‘accurate’ Hunter Biden laptop reporting  —  Joe Rogan lashed out at Twitter, Facebook, and news media organizations for their handling of revelations about a laptop that purportedly belonged to Hunter Biden.  —  During an interview …
Discussion: The Federalist and Check Your Fact
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:   Parler Was Pitched as a Conservative Twitter. It's Now a Depository For Hunter Biden Political Porn.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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.
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 …
Brenna Parker / Joe Biden for President:
The Shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. - Statement from Vice President Biden and Senator Harris
Discussion: The Daily Caller and USA Today
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 …
Robert S. Taylor / Just Security:
Federal Employees' Liability Risks for Following Illegal Directives to Interfere in 2020 Election  —  With President Donald Trump's electoral prospects continuing to look poor, will the president call on federal employees to take actions intended to interfere with a fair and free election?
John Hendel / Politico:
Senate Democrat to accuse Republicans of ‘bullying’ tech CEOs to help Trump  —  A top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee plans to plead with the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter to “stand up to this immoral behavior” of the Republicans for hauling them in for Wednesday's hearing …
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.
Discussion: The Hill
Nancy Scola / Politico:
The Most Powerful Social-Media Exec You Haven't Heard Of  —  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 top lawyer, Vijaya Gadde.
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.
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Rachel M. Cohen / American Prospect:
Why Reopening Schools Has Become the Most Fraught Debate of the Pandemic
Discussion: BuzzFeed News
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Sean Parnell for Congress
Discussion: Townhall and The Atlantic
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Right-wing misinformation machine could gain steam post-election
Discussion: Raw Story
Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast:
Trump Escalated Obama's War in Yemen
Discussion: Business Insider
Sophie Lewis / CBS News:
Russia orders national mask mandate as coronavirus cases spike
Discussion: WLNS-TV
Heather Mac Donald / City Journal:
Waking to the Woke  —  Northwestern University's president takes a commendable hard line …
Discussion: National Review
 Earlier Items: 
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Rick Gates, who flipped on Trump in Russia probe, seeks redemption
Discussion: Political Wire
Alicia Parlapiano / New York Times:
How Long Will Vote Counting Take? Estimates and Deadlines in All 50 States
Discussion: Forbes and Vox
Lauren DeBellis Appell / USA Today:
My ‘suburban mom’ demographic is supposedly all in for Biden. But I'm voting for Trump.
Briana Bierschbach / Star Tribune:
Pot party candidate said GOP recruited him to ‘pull votes’ from Minnesota Democrat
Discussion: MinnPost
John Hudson / Washington Post:
Senior Trump official tests positive for coronavirus after trip to Europe
Discussion: The Hill and CNN