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6:15 AM ET, October 7, 2015

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Will Rahn / The Daily Beast:
Jeb Bush Should Face Facts: It's Time to Drop Out  —  Jeb, this isn't working.  You're a bad candidate, and all you're going to do now is damage the guy who can beat Trump.  Is that what you want?  —  Jeb, this just isn't going to work.  After all that money spent, you're still sagging nationally …
Discussion: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
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Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:
Hillary Clinton Trolls GOP Field, Sending Them Copies of Hard Choices  —  The Democratic front-runner has repeatedly been criticized by her Republican rivals over her record as secretary of state.  —  jeneps  —  Hillary Clinton sent copies of her most recent book to all the Republican …
Discussion: Politico, ABC News and Taylor Marsh
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Dems, Don't Freak Out About Rubio Just Yet
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
House Dem To Push Amendment Abolishing Benghazi Committee  —  A House Democrat will offer an amendment to abolish Congress' special committee on the Benghazi, in a move that simultaneously hits Republicans on Planned Parenthood and on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) Benghazi “gaffe.”
Discussion: Mediaite and Daily Kos
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Sean Davis / Salon:
Jason Chaffetz, grandstanding charlatan: What you need to know about the GOP's shameless up-and-comer
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Washington Monthly
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
Democrats seek to question anti-Planned Parenthood video hoaxster over potentially illegal activities
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: 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
Emily Atkin / ThinkProgress:
New Analysis Ranks Presidential Candidates By Their Supporters' Grammar
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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Eleanor Clift / The Daily Beast:
Can Hillary Beat Bernie in a Gunfight?
Discussion: Allen B. West
BobbyJindal.com:
We fill Our Culture With Garbage, And We Reap The Result  —  I'm going to start today by venting, and I will warn you in advance that this is going to be a sermon, but someone needs to speak the truth for a change:  —  Another week, another mass shooting, another press conference …
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Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Jindal: Oregon Gunman's Father Is A ‘Failure’ Who ‘Owes Us All An Apology’
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Christian Spencer / Campus Reform:
Ivy League prof. calls Ben Carson a ‘coon’  — U Penn Prof Anthea Butler tweeted “If only there was a ‘coon of the year’ award” in response to Ben Carson's claim that people have the right to display Confederate flags on private property.  — In the past, Butler has tweeted that God is a …
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
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Justice Department set to free 6,000 prisoners, largest one-time release  —  The Justice Department is set to release about 6,000 inmates early from prison — the largest one-time release of federal prisoners — in an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders …
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Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:   U.S. to Release 6,000 Inmates From Prisons
Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
Ben Carson ‘Much More Comfortable’ If Kindergarten Teachers Had Guns  —  In the wake of last week's shooting in Oregon, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested that more people should be armed in the United States and said he would be okay with teachers being armed.
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Insistent Ben Carson Tells Whoopi That Hitler Really Could Happen Here
Discussion: The Week
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.
Yoni Appelbaum / The Atlantic:
America's Fragile Constitution … Over the past few decades, many of the unwritten rules of American political life have been discarded.  Presidential appointees, once routinely confirmed by the Senate, now spend months in limbo.  Signing statements have increased in frequency and scope …
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Hillary Clinton Readies Oppo-Research to Go to War Against Joe Biden  —  “This could be messier than Obama-Hillary '08.”  —  2.6k  —  If Joe Biden jumps into the Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton will be ready to go on the offensive.  According to a source close to the Clinton campaign …
New York Times:
New York Attorney General Opens Inquiry Into Fantasy Sports Sites  —  The New York attorney general began an inquiry Tuesday into the prospect that employees of daily fantasy football sites have won lucrative payouts based on inside information not available to the public, asking two leading companies …
Allum Bokhari / BREITBART.COM:
Online retailer Direct 2 Drive trolls Social Justice Warriors  —  Direct 2 Drive, an online games retailer, has adopted the PR strategy of the moment: relentless mockery of hand-wringing social justice warriors on the web.  —  D2D recently launched a tongue-in-cheek “Trigger Warning Week …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Vindicator:
Man “too high” on marijuana calls Austintown police for help  —  AUSTINTOWN — Township police were called to a home Friday night by a man who complained he was “too high” after smoking marijuana.  —  According to a police report, authorities were called to the 100 block of Westminister Avenue …
Teddy Kulmala / Herald:
Report: Rock Hill mom punished son by writing ‘BAD’ on head, putting him in women's clothes  —  The boy was wearing a tutu and women's clothing, and had “BAD” written on his shaved head  —  His mother said she was trying to embarrass her son as punishment for fighting and making homophobic remarks at school
 
 
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Harriet Grant / Guardian:
UN delay could open door to robot wars, say experts
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Chris McDaniel / BuzzFeed:
Montana Judge Prohibits State From Using Execution Drug
Jessica Elgot / Guardian:
London woman charged after alleged #killallwhitemen tweet
Matthew Mosk / ABC News:
US Officials Ask How ISIS Got So Many Toyota Trucks
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Megan Miller / WIAT-TV:
Picture of Jefferson County Deputy comforting baby goes viral
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Eliza Collins / Politico:
Stock photo company offering campaigns gaffe-free images
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Joe Concha / Mediaite:
Exclusive: NBC's Andy Lack to Meet with Keith Olbermann on Possible MSNBC Return
Kim Fields / KTFT:
Fellow diners accuse Nampa family of ‘ruining their dinner,’ deliver nasty note
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