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1:30 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: Axios and The Hill
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.
Benjamin Hart / New York Magazine:   Trump Supporters Left Stranded in Cold After Omaha Rally
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: Althouse and Twitchy
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
House districts in Maine, Nebraska could decide White House winner
Discussion: The Hill
Ryan Lizza / Politico:   Beto O'Rourke Has Some Final Advice for the Biden Campaign
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 …
Gary Langer / ABC News:
COVID surge hurts Trump in Wisconsin; Biden leads in a closer Michigan contest: Poll
Discussion: Axios, The Hill 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 …
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
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.
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
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: CNN, Political Wire and UPI
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, Political Wire and The Hill
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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
Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
QAnon and a Rape Joke Spell Trouble for Republican Congressman in Florida … The Republican Party has engaged in a delicate dance with the sprawling movement known as QAnon, exploiting the energy behind it where possible, while working to keep a safe public distance elsewhere.
Discussion: Raw Story
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
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.
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.
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.
BuzzFeed News:
Herman Cain's Life And Death Were More Complicated Than That  —  You've heard the jokes about the most prominent Republican to die from the coronavirus.  His family has seen them too.  —  Copy  —  On Father's Day earlier this year, Melanie Cain Gallo drove to her parents' house to drop off a gift for her dad, Herman Cain.
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Mnuchin's awkward encounter with former Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin's daughter  —  Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was confronted by Yitzhak Rabin's daughter last week after a speech on the Arab-Israeli peace process in which he seemed to overlook the role of the late Israeli prime minister.
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Christian Berthelsen / Bloomberg:
Giuliani Associates' Co-Defendant to Enter New Plea Thursday
Discussion: Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Tariffs Didn't Fuel Revival for American Steel
Rebecca Buck / CNN:
New Jersey congressman's pledge of ‘undying support’ for Trump hangs over close House race
Discussion: Political Wire
Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
Getting Past Partisan Blinders
Discussion: Roll Call
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
In Georgia, Democrats Target the True Silent Majority: People Who Don't Vote
Discussion: Daily Kos
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Right-wing misinformation 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
Laura Barrón-López / Politico:
These white women voted for Trump in 2016. They're having second thoughts.
Discussion: Vox, The Hill and Christianity Today
Alicia Parlapiano / New York Times:
How Long Will Vote Counting Take? Estimates and Deadlines in All 50 States
Discussion: Forbes
Lauren DeBellis Appell / USA Today:
My ‘suburban mom’ demographic is supposedly all in for Biden. But I'm voting for Trump.
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Washington Post:
Some Americans refuse to wear masks even as their hometowns become covid-19 hot spots
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Justice Thomas' wife boosts unsupported claims against Biden
Discussion: Eschaton
New York Times:
How Trump Maneuvered His Way Out of Trouble in Chicago