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12:05 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.
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.
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: Axios and The Hill
Paige Godden / Iowa Starting Line:
Trump Supporters Left Stranded At Freezing Omaha Airport
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
Samantha Lock / Newsweek:
Omaha Trump Rally Attendees Stranded, Several Taken to Hospital Suffering Hypothermia
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
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.
Discussion: Bangor Daily News, Twitchy and Althouse
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
Beto O'Rourke Has Some Final Advice for the Biden Campaign
Discussion: The Texas Tribune
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 …
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.
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: The Hill, Axios, Washington Post and Twitchy
The Federalist:   Trump Is Doing Better In Michigan And Wisconsin Than Polls Suggest
Evie Fordham / Fox News:
Election 2020 polling average shows Biden leading Trump nationally with just days left
Discussion: The Hill, Washington Post and Politico
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: Check Your Fact and The Federalist
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:   Parler Was Pitched as a Conservative Twitter. It's Now a Depository For Hunter Biden Political Porn.
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 …
Discussion: 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.
Discussion: The Hill
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: Politico, IJR and The Hill
Nathaniel Weixel / The Hill:
White House science office says Trump ended COVID-19 pandemic as US hits record cases
Discussion: Political Wire and POLITICUSUSA
Lauren DeBellis Appell / USA Today:
My ‘suburban mom’ demographic is supposedly all in for Biden. But I'm voting for Trump.
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 …
Discussion: The Western Journal and Fox News
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
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.
NBC News:
Biden is vastly outspending Trump in the final week of the 2020 race
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: ProPublica
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Rebecca Mansour / Breitbart:
Biden's Energy Policies Could Kill 160,000 Michigan Jobs, Decimate Auto Manufacturing, and Create California-Style Rolling Blackouts  —  Democratic nominee Joe Biden's energy policies could have a devastating impact on Michigan that could potentially destroy 160,000 energy sector jobs …
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
Brenna Parker / Joe Biden for President:
The Shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. - Statement from Vice President Biden and Senator Harris  —  Our hearts are broken for the family of Walter Wallace Jr., and for all those suffering the emotional weight of learning about another Black life in America lost.  We cannot accept that in this country a mental health crisis ends in death.
Discussion: Twitchy, The Daily Caller and USA Today
Washington Post:
White House could have traced and contained its covid-19 outbreak.  It chose not to.  —  'It's only unknowable if you don't want to know,' former CDC director says  —  When he called the White House about a coronavirus outbreak, the Indiana doctor expected to get some help, not a “head in the sand approach.”
Rebecca Buck / CNN:
New Jersey congressman's pledge of ‘undying support’ for Trump hangs over close House race  —  Former Democrat pledges ‘undying support’ to Trump  —  Northfield, New Jersey (CNN)The congressman who represents Atlantic City made a risky political gamble last year.
Discussion: Political Wire
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 top lawyer, Vijaya Gadde.
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
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Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
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Discussion: Raw Story
Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
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Discussion: Brookings and Bangor Daily News
Trump administration sets record low limit for new U.S. refugees
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
In Georgia, Democrats Target the True Silent Majority: People Who Don't Vote
Discussion: Daily Kos
John Hendel / Politico:
Senate Democrat to accuse Republicans of ‘bullying’ tech CEOs to help Trump
Robert S. Taylor / Just Security:
Federal Employees' Liability Risks for Following Illegal Directives to Interfere in 2020 Election
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
 Earlier Items: 
Heather Mac Donald / City Journal:
Waking to the Woke  —  Northwestern University's president takes a commendable hard line …
Discussion: National Review
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Rick Gates, who flipped on Trump in Russia probe, seeks redemption
Laura Barrón-López / Politico:
These white women voted for Trump in 2016. They're having second thoughts.
Discussion: The Hill
Alicia Parlapiano / New York Times:
How Long Will Vote Counting Take? Estimates and Deadlines in All 50 States
Discussion: Forbes and Vox
Kevin Rector / Los Angeles Times:
LAPD gets approval to begin recording, storing aerial footage of protests
John Hudson / Washington Post:
Senior Trump official tests positive for coronavirus after trip to Europe
Discussion: The Hill and CNN