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7:00 AM ET, October 30, 2020


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My Resignation From The Intercept  —  The same trends of repression, censorship and ideological homogeneity plaguing the national press generally have engulfed the media outlet I co-founded, culminating in censorship of my own articles.  —  Today I sent my intention to resign from The Intercept …
Emails With Intercept Editors Showing Censorship of My Joe Biden Article  —  Given The Intercept's vehement denials, readers are entitled to see for themselves what the truth is: transparency journalism with integrity requires.  —  Following are the communications I had over the last week …
NBC News:
How a fake persona laid the groundwork for a Hunter Biden conspiracy deluge  —  One month before a purported leak of files from Hunter Biden's laptop, a fake “intelligence” document about him went viral on the right-wing internet, asserting an elaborate conspiracy theory involving former Vice …
Timothy Evans /
Miami GOP Mayor Caught Trying to Suppress Voting  —  With the coronavirus keeping seats empty in sports stadiums and arenas around the country, the owners of many of those venues have opened them up as polling locations for the Nov. 3 election to help keep voters socially distant as they cast their ballots.
Grant Stern / The Stern Facts:   Miami-Dade covered up Mayor Gimenez's voter suppression until my lawsuit freed the evidence.
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Trump's chances hinge on a polling screw-up way worse than 2016  —  President Donald Trump still has a path to a second term.  But it would take a polling debacle that would make 2016 look like a banner year.  —  According to a series of battleground state polls conducted and released …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
A harsh new anti-Trump ad flips the script on his biggest issue  —  For many years, Democratic strategists have generally seen immigration as a tough issue for them — not necessarily because they can't win the argument about it on the merits, but rather because it motivated hardcore Republican voters far more than anyone else.
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Trump adviser Stephen Miller reveals aggressive second-term immigration agenda  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's senior adviser Stephen Miller has fleshed out plans to rev up Trump's restrictive immigration agenda if he wins re-election next week, offering a stark contrast to the platform of Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
QU Poll:
Florida And Iowa Races Are Too Close To Call, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Biden Maintains His Lead In Pennsylvania, Has Narrow Lead In Ohio  —  IOWA SENATE: Ernst 48%, Greenfield 46%  —  Less than a week before Election Day 2020, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden …
Andrew Kerr / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: NY Post's ‘Smoking Gun’ Hunter Biden Email 100% Authentic, Forensic Analysis Concludes  —  An email Hunter Biden received in April 2015 from a Burisma executive discussing an introduction to then-Vice President Joe Biden, which lies at the heart of a New York Post investigation …
DOJ official confirms FBI 2019 criminal investigation into Hunter Biden, still active  —  WASHINGTON (SBG) - A justice department official has confirmed to Sinclair Broadcast Group that the FBI opened up a criminal investigation into Hunter Biden and his associates back in 2019 …
The Atlantic:
The Pandemic Is in Uncharted Territory  —  The fall surge is rewriting the coronavirus record books across America.  And the numbers are still climbing.  —  The COVID Tracking Project … The United States set a new record for reported cases this week, breaking 500,000 …
Discussion: CNN and The COVID Tracking Project
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Senate debate on WSB canceled after Perdue pulls out of Sunday showdown
Discussion: WSB-TV and Axios
ABC News:
The Note: Early vote explosion show system working, with stress tests ahead  —  Days before the election, voters have smashed early voting records.  —  Trump, Biden face off in Florida … It's happening the way it's supposed to happen.  Voters are voting — smashing records …
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Denialism, Dishonesty, Deflection: The Final Days of the Trump Campaign Have It All  —  The President is ending his reëlection bid with scandals that call into question the legitimacy of next week's vote.  —  No one wants to admit it, but in Washington, D.C., the election might as well be over …
Sarah Nassauer / Wall Street Journal:
Walmart Pulls Guns, Ammo Displays in U.S. Stores, Citing Civil Unrest  —  Retailer says move is a safety precaution but customers can still purchase firearms and ammunition  —  Walmart Inc. has removed all guns and ammunition from the sales floors of its U.S. stores this week …
Carlos Sanchez / The Atlantic:
COVID-19 Is Killing My People—And No One Seems to Care  —  At half past one on the morning of July 1, my 60th birthday, I awoke shivering.  Since summertime chills are rare in South Texas, I immediately grew concerned.  As the director of public affairs for Hidalgo County …
Zack Stanton / Politico:
‘People Are Going To Be Shocked’: Return of the ‘Shy’ Trump Voter?  —  In 2016, pollsters Arie Kapteyn and Robert Cahaly saw Trump coming.  In 2020, they see polls again underestimating his support.  —  Zack Stanton is digital editor of Politico Magazine.
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
Michael Moore doesn't believe the polls showing Biden ahead of Trump  —  The presidential election, especially in swing states, is probably much closer than polls predict, according to the liberal film maker  —  Trump supporters don't believe polls, predict reelection ‘landslide’
Kathleen Gray / New York Times:
In Michigan, a Suburban County That Flipped Blue Isn't Looking Back  —  Oakland County, Mich., a Republican stronghold 12 years ago that is now solidly Democratic, is a prime example of the political evolution taking place in many of the nation's suburbs.  —  WATERFORD, Mich. …
Warren will make case to be Biden's Treasury secretary  —  Elizabeth Warren wants to be Joe Biden's Treasury secretary and will make her case for it if he wins next week, according to three Democratic officials who have spoken with her inner circle.  —  “She wants it,” two of them said matter-of-factly.
BuzzFeed News:
Here Are Thousands Of Documents About Immigrants Who Have Died In ICE Custody  —  Since January 2017, at least four dozen people have died while being held in detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  —  Some were old, and some were young.  Some had been in the US for years before being detained …
Discussion: Washington Post
Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
Heat at Trump rally sends a dozen attendees to the hospital … A crowded Trump rally in steamy Tampa, Florida, on Thursday resulted in 17 attendees needing medical attention, with a dozen being taken to the hospital, fire officials told NBC News.  —  Trump spoke for just under an hour …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
No Selfies or Hugs, but Biden Is Sneaking In Meet and Greets  —  From a distance, with an elbow tap instead of a hug, the former vice president is getting a version of the in-person campaigning he loves.  —  Before a speech this month in Durham, N.C., Joseph R. Biden Jr. made his way around …
Rick Hasen /
In Outrageous 2-1 Decision Ignoring Reliance Interests and Rejecting the Purcell Principle, 8th Circuit Panel Orders Segregation of Late Arriving Ballots in Minnesota, With Strong Hints Late Arriving Ballots Will Be Excluded from The Count  —  It is hard to know where to start with this opinion.
Discussion: The Week, New York Times and Raw Story
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Facebook, Trump, and the fight to win Pennsylvania  —  PITTSBURGH — When thousands of Trump supporters, in an estimated 2,000 cars and trucks, gathered for the “Interstate 70 Trump Train,” a road rally covering Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania last weekend, I asked many of them how they had learned about the event.
Liz Ruskin / Alaska Public Media:
New Pebble tapes: 'You aren't held to your promises' in election season, mine exec says  —  The environmental group that captured executives of the Pebble Mine bragging about their sway over Alaska's senators and governor have released new footage from those secretly recorded sessions.
John A. Tatom / The Hill:
The ‘V’ continues: The labor market is rushing to a full recovery  —  Most news media reports suggest the recovery in the labor market is stalling out.  The Oct. 17 report on initial unemployment claims puts paid to the falsity of the suggestion.  The historic V-pattern of the recession …
Joe Biden / The Christian Post:
The greatest commandment has guided my politics … I will choose a different way.  My administration will lead a decisive public health response that ramps up free testing so we can trace this virus and curb its spread; eliminates all cost barriers to treatment for COVID-19 …
Discussion: Breitbart, IJR and The Hill
Emma Loop / Business Insider:
The FBI is hiring an outside contractor to help turn the page on a spying controversy from the 2016 presidential election.  Here's why. … - The FBI is hiring a private company to help change its politics surrounding the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a controversial tool used to spy on Americans.
Isaac Stone Fish / Foreign Policy:
Wilbur Ross Remained on Chinese Joint Venture Board While Running U.S.-China Trade War  —  Chinese documents show that the U.S. commerce secretary did not successfully step down from all his corporate commitments.  —  Wilbur Ross, an investor-turned-U.S. commerce secretary …
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Ian Shapira / Washington Post:
VMI votes to remove Stonewall Jackson statue amid racism accusations by Black cadets
Discussion: Fox News, Axios, UPI and New York Post
Ben Eisen / Wall Street Journal:
Dearth of Credit Starves Detroit's Housing Market
Paul Brandus / USA Today:
Americans say they're better off, but not due to Trump
Amy Forliti / Associated Press:
Court: Late Minnesota absentee ballots must be separated
Colleen Flaherty / Inside Higher Ed:
Even More White Lies  —  Furman professor resigns suddenly after an anonymous critic outs her as white …
Discussion: Power Line, The Daily Caller and Medium
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Edwards / The Hill:
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Caitlin Flanagan / The Atlantic:
Melania's Plastic Camelot
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Leaked Chat Logs Reveal Boogaloo Fantasies of Killing Random Civilians
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael Kruse / Politico:
45 Self-Evident Truths About Donald Trump
New York Times:
Justice Dept. Is Said to Quietly Quash Inquiry Into Tamir Rice Killing
Discussion: Law & Crime and The Hill
New York Post:
State trooper dates Cuomo's daughter, gets transferred close to Canada
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
UPS Finds Mystery Tucker Carlson Package