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10:45 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
Nick Gass / Politico:
‘Draft Biden’ group to air first national TV ad  —  <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
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
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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
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: The Week
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
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 …
Discussion: OnPolitics and msnbc.com
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) …
Richard WintonContact / Los Angeles Times:
Woman punched by CHP officer arrested again on same freeway  —  A woman captured on video last year being punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the 10 Freeway was arrested Tuesday and taken in for a mental health evaluation after she ventured into traffic on the same stretch of roadway, CHP officials said.
Discussion: 89.3 KPCC
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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BobbyJindal.com:
We fill Our Culture With Garbage, And We Reap The Result
Alan Berlow / New York Times:
Who the N.R.A. Really Speaks For  —  AN angry and exasperated President Obama, speaking to the nation last Thursday after the slaughter in Roseburg, Ore., made one oblique reference to the National Rifle Association, asking gun owners to question whether their “views are properly being represented …
 
 
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Joshua Miller / whitehouse.gov:
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Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
Zero correlation between state homicide rate and state gun laws
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New York Post:
Bon Jovi stands up for Israel — and against the boycott buffoons
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Mark Krikorian / National Review:
The Results Are In: Obama Never Intended to Enforce Immigration Laws
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Yoni Appelbaum / The Atlantic:
America's Fragile Constitution
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Matthew Mosk / ABC News:
US Officials Ask How ISIS Got So Many Toyota Trucks
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Sean Davis / Salon:
Jason Chaffetz, grandstanding charlatan: What you need to know about the GOP's shameless up-and-comer
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Christian Spencer / Campus Reform:
Ivy League prof. calls Ben Carson a ‘coon’
 

 
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Daniel Ek says Spotify is working on a deluxe Spotify tier, costing around $17 to $18, that has “a lot more control, a lot higher quality across the board”

Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
YouTube Q2 ad revenue grew 13% YoY to $8.66B, vs. $8.93B est.; Google's subscriptions, platforms, and devices unit that includes YouTube TV had revenue of $9.3B

Robbie Whelan / Wall Street Journal:
Former Marvel chairman Ike Perlmutter, who backed Nelson Peltz in a failed proxy fight for two Disney board seats, sells his stake of nearly 26M Disney shares

 
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