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9:25 PM ET, October 14, 2015

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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Overnight ratings point to Democratic debate record  —  Final ratings won't come in until later in the day.  But preliminary Nielsen ratings indicate that CNN's Tuesday night debate was the highest-rated Democratic debate ever.  —  The 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. hours averaged an 11.2 household rating …
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Alice Ollstein / ThinkProgress:
Newly Released Democratic Debate Ratings Prove That Voters Want Substance  —  Despite assurances from the mainstream media that Tuesday's Democratic debate would struggle to attract viewers — and suggestions its focus on policy would pale in comparison to the name-calling drama of Republican debates …
Discussion: Common Dreams and Progress Pond
David Harsanyi / The Federalist:
Jim Webb, American Hero  —  When Democratic Party presidential hopefuls were asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper to list enemies they had made during their careers that they were most proud of, the only candidate who didn't include any fellow Americans was Jim Webb.
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
The First Democratic Debate  —  If you didn't watch the CNN Democratic candidates' debate or read our live-blogging of the proceedings last night, you should be aware that the media appetite for naming a clear winner has fed a post-debate trend towards labeling HRC as a gigantic, titanic, overwhelming cham-peen.
Tom Benning / Trail Blazers Blog:
Under fire from Democrats, Dallas lawmaker stands by Tweet with Nazi meme
Discussion: Raw Story
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Debate Performance Chills Biden Movement
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
What Did We Learn From the Democratic Debate
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's Democratic Debate Magic
Nick Gass / Politico:
Podesta: It's time for Biden to decide about a 2016 run
Discussion: NPR and Bloomberg.com news
Lauren French / Politico:
GOP leaders ask for suggested changes to House rules  —  <p>Republican leaders are formally asking their rank-and-file members to propose changes to the rules governing the House GOP conference.</p><p> Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the chair of the Republican Conference and Rep. Luke Messer …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Anna Palmer / Politico:
Boehner looking to move debt-ceiling bill soon
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Trade pact may not come up in House until after 2016 election
Discussion: Bloomberg.com news
Matt Agorist / The Free Thought Project:
Man Eloquently Flexes his Rights & Shuts Down Cops Who Detained Him for Jogging While Black  —  Talladega, AL — Father of three, Corey Dickerson was out for a jog Saturday night when Talladega's finest decided they needed to harass him.  Dickerson is not your average pushover, however, and he knew exactly how to handle himself.
Discussion: addictinginfo.org
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Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
WATCH: Alabama man shuts down cops who questioned him for jogging while black — and it's perfect
Ryan Sutton / Eater NY - All:
Danny Meyer Is Eliminating All Tipping at His Restaurants  —  Big news out of Manhattan: Dining out is about to get turned on its head.  Union Square Hospitality Group, the force behind some of New York's most important restaurants, will announce today that starting in November …
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Helen / Union Square Hospitality Group:
A Letter from Danny Meyer  —  CONTACT: Kate Lindquist, klindquist@ushgnyc.com, 646-747-0596  —  I am writing to share some important news about Union Square Hospitality Group that we want you to understand before your next visit to one of our restaurants.  —  Recently, our entire company …
Jim Kiertzner / WXYZ-TV:
Raid on doctor's office after possible fetuses found in car - Was he performing illegal abortions?  —  WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) - 7 Action News has learned police in West Bloomfield found questionable evidence in a trunk of a car that suggests an area doctor may have been performing illegal abortions.
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Samantha Allen / The Daily Beast:
Abortion Doctor Had Human Tissue, Powerful Painkiller in Trunk
Discussion: RedState, WJBK-TV and The Daily Caller
FOX CT:
Aunt who sued nephew speaks out, says she was forced to go to trial … BRIDGEPORT —The aunt who sued her nephew for damages said that she was forced to do so by Connecticut law when the insurance company only wanted to pay her one dollar.  —  Jennifer Connell sued her nephew …
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Ben Terris / Washington Post:
I experienced the irresistible torture of watching Rand Paul's campaign livestream  —  In 1996 a woman named Jennifer Ringley decided to put a camera in her apartment and broadcast her entire life over the Internet.  Because it was a new and provocative concept, and because, hey …
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Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Rand Paul Livestreams His Despair
Discussion: addictinginfo.org, Hot Air and BuzzFeed
Ian Cummings / Kansas City Star:
Man tries to put out garbage fire by driving over it in a van loaded with ammunition  —  Man abandons van after tires catch fire Flames set off live ammunition in van … A Clay County sheriff's deputy retreated to a safe distance from a van burning in a field Tuesday afternoon after he heard …
CNN:
Poll: Trump dominates in Nevada, South Carolina overall and on the issues  —  Controversial remarks seem to only help Carson's bid  —  (CNN)Donald Trump holds double-digit leads over Ben Carson in both South Carolina and Nevada, the third and fourth states scheduled to hold nominating contests …
Daniella Rivera / KTVA-TV:
Woman believed to be on spice disrobes, trashes East Anchorage Subway  —  The woman accused of trashing an East Anchorage Subway Tuesday night has been identified as 35-year-old Nikki Abrell, authorities say.  —  She is charged with third-degree criminal mischief, harassment and resisting arrest …
Discussion: Daily Mail, WTVR-TV and Rare
The Hill:
Trump: I should have Secret Service protection  —  NEW YORK — Donald Trump on Tuesday said the Secret Service should be giving him protection — and he suggested partisan politics might be why the agency isn't providing it.  —  In a 90-minute interview with The Hill, the Republican …
James Fallows / The Atlantic:
Why They're Running: Lessons From the Democratic Debate  —  A reader (who also happens to run a tech company) has an assessment of the debate that I find more useful than a lot of what's coming from the political pros.  Jeopardy-style, he formulates his observations in the form of a question:
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Hastert would serve prison time under federal deal  —  <p>Federal prosecutors in Chicago want former House Speaker Dennis Hastert to serve prison time to resolve a criminal indictment charging he violated federal banking law when he withdrew about $900,000 in cash to pay to an unnamed associate …
Discussion: Political Wire
George Soros / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
George Soros is spending $256k on a Louisiana political race  —  George Soros, Chairman of Soros Fund Management, has contributed $256,000 toward a Bossier City-based PAC.  He's pictured here speaking in a television interview for CNN, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.
Discussion: Daily Kos
 
 
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Liam Deacon / BREITBART.COM:
German Migrants Sue Asylum Centre For Not Giving Them Money Fast Enough
Stephanie Langston / WKRN-TV:
Man shot in head, 2 others injured at party near TSU
Discussion: WIAT-TV
Todd Starnes / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Football coach says he will defy school's prayer ban
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Lawmaker Mocks Black Ex-Marine Hit By Voter Disenfranchising Law: ‘Some People Enjoy Being A Victim’
Discussion: Raw Story
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Kira Lerner / ThinkProgress:
Cruz: Black Lives Matter Is ‘Literally Suggesting And Embracing And Celebrating The Murder Of Police’
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
The Deeper Significance of Hillary's ‘Enemies’ Gaffe
Terrence McCoy / Washington Post:
The secret surveillance of ‘suspicious’ blacks in one of the nation's poshest neighborhoods
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Balloon Juice