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10:40 AM ET, October 6, 2015


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Julian Hattem / The Hill:30 minutes ago
In first national ad, Clinton hits GOP on Benghazi  —  Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is seeking to capitalize off of Republicans' comments linking her political performance with the House committee investigating the 2012 violence in Benghazi, Libya.
Discussion: Politico and Hot Air
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Clinton ad highlights McCarthy statement on Benghazi  —  <p>Hillary Clinton's campaign is making sure the name Kevin McCarthy stays in the 2016 headlines for as long as possible.</p><p> The Democrat's campaign is going up Tuesday with a new five-figure ad buy on national cable that will feature …
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Some Clinton allies see lost cause in New Hampshire
Discussion: Political Wire
USA Today:
Ben Carson: On gun control, Snowden — and Trump  —  NEW YORK — Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who trails only Donald Trump at the top of the Republican presidential field, says the lesson of the nation's latest mass shooting isn't to enact more limits on guns but to consider whether …
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Donald Trump vows to win: 'I'm not going anywhere'
Discussion: OnPolitics and Business Insider
Ari Melber /   After talking up money, Donald Trump isn't spending it20 minutes ago
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Exclusive: Biden himself leaked word of his son's dying wish  —  <p>Joe Biden has been making his 2016 deliberations all about his late son since August.</p><p>Aug. 1, to be exact — the day renowned Hillary Clinton-critic Maureen Dowd published a <a href=" 02 …
New York Times:
Scandal Erupts in Unregulated World of Fantasy Sports  —  A major scandal is erupting in the multibillion-dollar industry of fantasy sports, the online and unregulated business in which players assemble their fantasy teams with real athletes.  On Monday, the two major fantasy companies …
Eric Bradner / CNN:25 minutes ago
Graham opposed Sandy aid but wants help in South Carolina  —  Washington (CNN)Sen. Lindsey Graham is asking for federal aid for his home state of South Carolina as it battles raging floods, but he voted to oppose similar help for New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2013.
Discussion: Daily Mail, The Week and Daily Kos
Lisa Robinson / Vanity Fair:10 minutes ago
Rihanna in Cuba: The Cover Story  —  Rihanna is firmly in control of her life and career—but not of her image, which has veered between club-hopping temptress and poster child for victims of domestic abuse.  As the 27-year-old readies her long-awaited new album, she talks candidly …
Julia Greenberg / Wired:
NO COMMENTS ALLOWED ON REDDIT'S NEW NEWS SITE ‘UPVOTED’  —  Reddit's got problems.  It can be a hotbed of hostility and harassment—even for loyal users.  For the uninitiated, it's hard to understand, use, or even see the appeal.  And if you're an advertiser, nobody would blame you for staying away …
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Why Marco Rubio's Chances Are Rising  —  A lot has changed since April, when Marco Rubio announced his presidential bid.  Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin was the top candidate of mainstream conservative activists and donors.  Jeb Bush seemed like a fund-raising juggernaut with natural appeal …
Discussion: The Week and National Review
Adam Entous / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Sees Russian Drive Against CIA-Backed Rebels in Syria  —  White House noncommittal about coming to aid of its allies  —  Tension builds as Russia targets CIA-backed rebels in Syria and violates Turkish airspace, drawing a rebuke from the U.S. State Department.  Mark Kelly reports.  —  By
New York Times:
Oregon Killer's Mother Wrote of Troubled Son and Gun Rights  —  ROSEBURG, Ore. — When a downstairs neighbor of Laurel Harper learned there was a gunman on the loose at Umpqua Community College here, he ran up to tell her, knowing that her son, Christopher Harper-Mercer, was a student there.
Gregory Korte / USA Today:
Obama to visit Roseburg Friday  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama will travel to Roseburg, Ore. on Friday to meet with the families of victims of the mass shooting at a community college there last week, White House officials said.  —  The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity …
Discussion: BizPac Review and The Week
Andrew Harnik / BREITBART.COM:
Obama to Visit UCC Shooting Victims' Families in Roseburg, Oregon
Columbian:20 minutes ago
Rivals fail to faze local pot stores  —  Sales fell slightly last week as Oregon stores opened  —  The owner of one of Vancouver's highest-grossing marijuana stores envisions a future where the Southwest Washington-Portland region is “the Napa Valley for marijuana.”
Discussion: Associated Press
Nick Gass / Politico:
Fiorina: 'I'm distinctly horrifying to liberals'  —  <p>Carly Fiorina says she thinks she is "distinctly horrifying to liberals" because of the prospect that she could beat Hillary Clinton in a general election, hours after a poll was released showing her besting the Democratic front-runner …
Discussion: Political Wire
Amy Davidson / New Yorker:
Five Questions About the Bombing of a Hospital in Kunduz  —  On Saturday, at 2:08 A.M. local time, an American AC-130 began to bomb a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), in Kunduz, Afghanistan.  According to accounts from doctors and nurses …
Thomas Gibbons-Neff / Washington Post:
Top U.S. general: Afghan forces requested airstrike that hit hospital in Kunduz
Discussion: Hit & Run and CNN
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Dems: Pass emergency spending bill to help Syrian refugees  —  Twenty-seven Senate Democrats are calling on Congress to pass an emergency funding bill to help respond to the Syrian refugee crisis.  —  “We urge the Appropriations Committee to immediately consider emergency funding …
Discussion: Washington Post
Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Obama's trade deal faces stiff headwinds  —  The White House's announcement Monday of an international trade deal covering 40 percent of the world's economy sets the stage for a bruising, months-long congressional battle that is already spilling into the 2016 presidential race.
Lisa Camooso Miller / Washington Examiner:
Foreign governments ready cash grab on U.S. earnings  —  Share Tweet Reddit Digg Mail Print SMS More  —  Opposition to foreign taxes on American investment and hard work has been coded into our national DNA for almost 240 years.  Yet almost two and a half centuries after resolving …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
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Rihanna in Cuba: The Cover Story   Find
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After talking up money, Donald Trump isn't spending it   Find
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Rivals fail to faze local pot stores   Find
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Eric Bradner / CNN:
Graham opposed Sandy aid but wants help in South Carolina   Find
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CBS Los Angeles:
Disturbing Viral Video Seemingly Shows LA Officer Being Stalked Rattles Law EnforcementNEW!
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Discussion: Guardian and The Week
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic:
Police in California Killed More Than 610 People Over 6 Years
CBS News:
Is Donald Trump right to call NAFTA a “disaster”?
Discussion: ABC, EconLog and Bloomberg Business
La-Keya Stinchcomb / WGCL-TV:
Road rage suspect points gun at car, police let him go free
Discussion: Daily Mail and Raw Story
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
Ohio court upholds school suspension of 12-year-old black boy accused of staring at a white girl
 Earlier Items: 
Alice Ollstein / ThinkProgress:
This Is What Voter ID Laws Looks Like When They Hit Real People
Discussion: RedState
Beena Raghavendran / Star Tribune:
Two Edina elementary schools hire recess consultant
Charlie Spiering / BREITBART.COM:
White House: Obama Preparing More Executive Actions on Gun Control
Hugh Hewitt / Washington Examiner:
Gun control and magical thinking
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show