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Left: Trump in Charlotte Sean Rayford/Getty Images). Right: Obama in Vegas (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
President Trump and President Obama have gleefully turned Tuesday's midterms into a proxy fight over their legacies, while President Clinton is sidelined during a season when he had dreamed of being back in the spotlight.
Trump and Obama, each a human turnout machine for their parties, have poured on the multi-stop days, and clearly relish trolling each other across the battlegrounds:
The N.Y. Times' Peter Baker writes that Obama looks energized as he violates the tradition of his predecessors, who have rarely directly attacked their successors:
Trump has stuck to the friendly contours of Trump country, mostly traveling to "counties that are whiter, less educated and have lower incomes than the rest of the United States, according to Census Bureau data," per AP's Josh Boak:
Both presidents are on sprints:
And then there's President Clinton. "No One Wants to Campaign With Bill Clinton Anymore," the N.Y. Times' Lisa Lerer writes under a nostalgic Little Rock dateline:
Be smart: Guess who's enjoying the show. Rhymes with George W. Bush.
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"The key word ... in this election is 'unraveling.' I think there's a sense, both on the Republican side and the Democratic side, that something is unraveling."
"From the Republican side, it's immigration is causing a social unraveling. Media elites are causing a cultural unraveling. There's an unraveling between men and women on gender roles."
"[O]n the Democratic side, there's a sense that our norms are unraveling, our sense of unity and tolerance is unraveling."
"[I]t's not a normal election, because it's about existential angst and a sense of fear that something fundamental is happening in our society. And so, yes, it is about health care. Yes, it is about immigration. But there's that much deeper sense of anxiety that I think is really what this election is about."
A memorial to Irv Younger, 69, killed by the gunman at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
N.Y. Times Quote of the Day ... John Agim, a spokesman for the Nigerian Army, on using the words of President Trump to justify the army’s fatal shootings of rock-throwing protesters, an act condemned by Amnesty International:
HBO responds to Trump's "Game of Thrones" tweet:
The N.Y. Times' Neil Irwin, on the cover of tomorrow's Sunday Business section, "How the Economic Lives of the Middle Class Have Changed Since 2016":
"Inside the Gold Rush at CNN," by Joe Pompeo, in the December issue of Vanity Fair:
According to someone with direct knowledge of the numbers, CNN is projected to turn a $1.2 billion profit on $2.5 billion in revenue this year, making 2018 its most profitable year ever.
"I’ve been performing the same battery test over and over again on 13 phones," WashPost tech columnist Gene Fowler writes on the cover of tomorrow's Business section:
Why it's happening: "Blame it on the demands of high-resolution screens, more complicated apps and, most of all, our seeming inability to put the darn phone down."
"Swipe Left, Swipe Right: Political Campaigning Invades Dating Apps," The Wall Street Journal's Kristina Peterson and Natalie Andrews report in this A-hed:
"In Colorado, which has tight elections this year as well as a particularly long and complex ballot, one civic education group created a 'speed dating' event where bumper stickers were exchanged in lieu of phone numbers."