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8:10 AM ET, September 17, 2015


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James Nash / Bloomberg Business:
Long Shadow of Donald Trump Dominates Debate He Missed  —  The four candidates who faced off in the “undercard” Republican presidential debate Wednesday in California have 70 years of elected experience among them, including 24 years in the Senate and 19 years in governor's offices.
Discussion: Hot Air and Politico
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Trumped: His 14 most memorable debate lines  —  <p>Donald Trump did it again.  After an explosive first debate in which Trump clashed with the moderators and stole the show, the bomb-throwing frontrunner came out swinging at the second Republican debate in Simi Valley, California, on Wednesday.
Elizabeth F. Ralph / Politico:
‘Look in the Mirror, Fat Boy’  —  Ronald Reagan's sons discuss Donald Trump and 2016.  —  Ronald Reagan's sons have one thing to say to Donald Trump: We knew Ronald Reagan.  Ronald Reagan was our father.  And you're no Ronald Reagan.  —  The conservative 40th president has been a touchstone …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
The rest of the field figured out how to make Trump not quite as dominant  —  SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Something unusual happened here Wednesday when the Republican presidential candidates met for their second debate: For the first time since he joined the race, Donald Trump wasn't the commanding presence on the stage.
Eli Stokols / Politico:
Trump fails to stampede GOP herd  —  <p>SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — For once, it wasn't all about Donald Trump.</p><p>While the billionaire businessman continues to dominate the polls, he took serious heat from all sides during the second Republican presidential debate here, with Trump's rivals managing …
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Moderate Voice
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
A Trump lie: He tried to expand casino gambling in Florida  —  <p>Jeb Bush said Donald Trump gave him money in the form of political donations and then tried to get him to expand casino gambling in Florida.</p><p>Trump denied it — “I promise you, if I wanted it, I would've gotten it,” …
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Carly's Night  —  From the beginning of her campaign for president, Carly Fiorina has had to deal with lowered expectations, encapsulated in a frequent question: Aren't you just running for vice president?  “People ask that because I'm a woman and I'm not a politician,” she told me earlier this year.
Discussion: CNN
Washington Post:
Wednesday's GOP debate transcript, annotated
Brian Beutler / New Republic:
What's at Stake in the Second Republican Debate: Full Panic in the GOP
Rick Wilson / Politico:
It's Time to Declare War on Donald Trump
John Harwood / CNBC:
10 questions for Carly Fiorina
The Debate We Were Supposed to Have
Discussion: Hot Air, Politico and Instapundit
Ben Brody / Bloomberg Business:
The experts speak.  —  As 15 Republican presidential candidates head …
Arit John / Bloomberg Business:
To paraphrase the stars of the cutthroat reality TV competitions …
The Hill:
Obama invites suspended Muslim teen to the White House  —  A Texas teenager who was suspended from school for bringing a homemade clock to class received a 21st century invitation from President Obama on Wednesday to visit the White House.  —  Instead of making a traditional phone call …
Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. / BREITBART.COM:
White House Invites Several Opponents of Catholic Teaching to Greet Pope Francis
Discussion: and Naked Politics
Terrence Dopp / Bloomberg Business:
Boy Arrested for Building Clock Gets a White House Invite From Obama
Discussion: Politico
Tal Kopan / CNN:
Republican presidential debate: Live updates  —  Welcome to the CNN live blog, where we'll be bringing you all the best moments from the debate — on the stage, on social media and behind the scenes.  —  Your host for the evening is CNN political reporter Tal Kopan, who will also be bringing …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
How you can stream the GOP debate  —  If you don't have cable, you'll still be able to watch CNN's Republican primary debate on Wednesday night, because the network is live streaming it for free on the web.  —  The live stream will be front and center on between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Biden-Warren in 2016?  —  Until now, my position regarding the 2016 campaign has been to support Hillary Clinton for president and to be extravagantly friendly toward Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his supporters, who embody the heart, soul and idealism of the Democratic Party at its best.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Hillary Clinton Is Stuck In A Poll-Deflating Feedback Loop
Anna Palmer / Politico:
McCarthy, Ryan call for end to Boehner drama  —  <p>The only two viable potential replacements for John Boehner as speaker of the House say they back the Ohio Republican and will oppose any effort to remove him from power.  But other high-ranking Republicans are testing the waters …
Discussion: Political Wire
Billy House / Bloomberg Business:
Boehner Confronts Choices, None Easy, to Avoid Shutdown
Discussion: Politico, neo-neocon and Hot Air
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
You've probably seen the story about Ahmed, the 14 year old student in Texas who built a clock and was arrested when he took it to school.  —  Having the skill and ambition to build something cool should lead to applause, not arrest.  The future belongs to people like Ahmed.
Ben Carson gets hit in the head with a camera  —  <p>A photographer <a href=" nOe0MTnWums">smacked Ben Carson in the head</a> with the lens of his camera as reporters scrambled to get near the surging Republican contender.  Carson winced in pain and clutched his head …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Ben Brody / Bloomberg Business:
Obama Jabs at Trump's Slogan, Saying 'America's Great Right Now'  —  President Barack Obama took aim at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's contention that he will “make America great again” and the country doesn't “win anymore.”  —  “America's winning right now,” …
Bloomberg Business:
Obama Says U.S. Ready to Act Against China Over Hacking
Discussion: Politico
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Joe Pompeo / Politico:
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Discussion: New York Times
Rick Wilson / The Daily Beast:
How the Tea Party Got Hijacked by Trump's Troll Party
Discussion: Hit & Run and BREITBART.COM
Monica Hesse / Washington Post:
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 Earlier Items: 
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Jim Gilmore plans to live-tweet the debate
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Discussion: CNN and Daily Mail