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10:55 AM ET, October 7, 2015

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Steven Shepard / Politico:
Gallup gives up the horse race  —  <p>Gallup has been the country's gold standard for horse-race election polling ever since its legendary founder, George Gallup, predicted Franklin Roosevelt's landslide reelection in 1936.</p><p>But after a bruising 2012 cycle, in which its polls were farther off …
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Eliza Collins / Politico:
Clinton gag gifts her GOP rivals with copies of her memoir  —  <p>Hillary Clinton got fed up with her Republican rivals criticizing her record as secretary of state, so she had a solution — send each of them a copy of her book.</p><p>"I'm trying to be a good fellow candidate and give them some help …
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:
Hillary Clinton Trolls GOP Field, Sending Them Copies of Her Book Hard Choices
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Second IT firm agrees to give Clinton's server data to FBI  —  Former secretary of state hired Datto Inc. to provide a private cloud backup of her emails  —  FBI asked the Connecticut company to turn over data.  It agreed.  —  State Department also asking again whether she turned over all of her business emails
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Tom Hamburger / Washington Post:
FBI probe of Clinton e-mail expands to second data company … The FBI's probe into the security of Hillary Rodham Clinton's e-mail has expanded to include a second private technology company, which said Tuesday it plans to provide the law enforcement agency with data it preserved from Clinton's account.
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Hillary's ‘Hail Mary’ hope to get past the e-mail mess
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Nick Gass / Politico:
‘Draft Biden’ to air emotional ad urging ‘Joe, run’  —  <p>Draft Biden, the super PAC urging Vice President Joe Biden to make a third bid for the White House, is out with its first national television ad on Wednesday.</p><p> The 90-second spot features photos of Biden and his family …
Discussion: ABC News, The Week and Towleroad
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Swing-state polls show vulnerabilities for Clinton, Trump
NBC News:
Biden Team Calls Report on 2016 Leak ‘Categorically False’
Daily Mail:
Rosie O'Donnell's daughter Chelsea breaks her silence on The View and running away  —  Chelsea O'Donnell tells Daily Mail Online in an exclusive interview that she never ran away from home.  She went to live with her boyfriend (below right) after Rosie kicked her out two weeks before her 18th birthday …
Oliver Darcy / TheBlaze.com:
Ted Cruz Repeatedly Grills Sierra Club President With One Simple Question — Watch the Answer He Gets  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) repeatedly grilled Sierra Club President Aaron Mair Tuesday, asking whether his organization would issue a formal retraction if evidence contrary to his global warming testimony …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
House's Planned Parenthood fight is problem for GOP senators  —  A politically charged budget package moving in the House this week is creating a headache for Senate Republicans.  —  The package, which under budget reconciliation rules cannot be filibustered, will block money for Planned Parenthood and gut ObamaCare.
Discussion: LifeNews.com and Prairie Weather
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Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
House Dem To Push Amendment Abolishing Benghazi Committee
Discussion: Mediaite and Daily Kos
Jess Cagle / People.com:
PEOPLE's Call to Action: Preventing Gun Violence  —  In this week's issue of PEOPLE, Editorial Director Jess Cagle used his Editor's Letter to address the frequency of mass shootings in America.  We have also published the office telephone numbers for all 535 voting members of the House and Senate.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Week
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
How Did the Democrats Become Favorites of the Rich?  —  Voters on both the left and the right often claim that there is no difference between the Democratic and Republican Parties, and of course that isn't true.  There's a big difference between Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia, for one thing.
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Donald Trump plots his second act  —  NEW YORK — After a summer of dominating the Republican presidential campaign, Donald Trump is moving into a new and uncertain phase that the billionaire businessman acknowledges will be more challenging than any project he has ever undertaken …
Globes Online:
Huge oil discovery on Golan Heights  —  Estimates are that the amount of oil found will make Israel self sufficient for very many years to come.  —  After more than a year of round-the-clock drilling, large amounts of oil have been found on the Golan Heights.
Emily Greenhouse / Bloomberg Business:
Barry Diller Says He'll Leave the Country If Donald Trump Wins the White House  —  Media executive blames the influence of reality TV for poisoning politics.  —  emserre  —  Barry Diller, the founder and chairman of IAC Interactive, knows show biz and New York real estate …
Discussion: Politico, Fusion and Power Line
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Hey, let's all make our own Donald Trump hats
Discussion: Jezebel and Balloon Juice
Adam Gabbatt / Guardian:
Christian group predicts the world will be ‘annihilated’ on Wednesday  —  Over a week after blood moon doomsday forecasts were proven wrong, eBible Fellowship leader Chris McCann says ‘the world will pass away’ on 7 October  —  While our planet may have survived September's “blood moon” …
Mark Morri / TheAustralian:
Parramatta shooting: Farhad Jabar's gun allegedly came from Middle Eastern crime gang  —  POLICE ARREST TERROR RELATED SUSPECTS IN WENTWORTHVILLE 2:25  —  Police conduct dawn raids across Sydney, arresting a number of suspects.  —  THE weapon used by teen terrorist Farhad Jabar was believed …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Jihad Watch
David McCabe / The Hill:
Rubio calls for tax, regulatory reforms for on-demand economy  —  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, on Tuesday called for tax code reforms and restrictions on regulations that he said would help on-demand economy companies like Uber and Airbnb flourish.
Discussion: Washington Post
Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
Zero correlation between state homicide rate and state gun laws  —  There's been much talk recently — including from President Obama — about there being a substantial correlation between state-level gun death rates and state gun laws.  Now correlation obviously doesn't equal causation …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Romney's 47 percent?  Now 45 percent  —  Mitt Romney's 47 percent is now 45.3 percent.  —  The Tax Policy Center says that's now the number of households who don't pay any income taxes, an almost five percentage point increase over the 2013 estimate of 40.4 percent.
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Emailgate is a political problem for Hillary Clinton, but it also reveals why she'd be an effective president  —  Hillary Clinton's emails have, in a sense, taught us nothing new about her.  She's not into transparency, she doesn't like the media (who also doesn't like her) …
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Jindal: Oregon Gunman's Father Is A ‘Failure’ Who ‘Owes Us All An Apology’  —  In a lengthy blog post published on his presidential campaign website Tuesday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) claimed the father of Oregon gunman Chris Harper Mercer was a “complete failure” and demanded that he apologize for the shooting.
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