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5:25 PM ET, October 7, 2015

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Scott Wong / The Hill:
How John Boehner could stay Speaker  —  Speaker John Boehner, who plans to leave office a day before Halloween, told a group of Republican colleagues last week he had an awful nightmare.  —  “I had this terrible nightmare last night that I was trying to get out and I couldn't get out,” …
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Jake Sherman / Politico:
Rep. Jones calls for candidates with ‘misdeeds’ to withdraw from leadership race
Discussion: Daily Kos
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Hillary's ‘Hail Mary’ hope to get past the e-mail mess
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
For Biden, Easing Hillary Clinton's Grip on Minority Voters Could Be Tricky  —  WASHINGTON — Facing a spirited challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders in Iowa and New Hampshire, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign has reminded her supporters that she will be better positioned to defeat …
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Bill Clinton denies calling up Trump and asking him to run  —  <p>Former President Bill Clinton says that he never rang up Donald Trump, asking him to make a run for the White House.</p><p>" Did you call Donald Trump and ask him to run for president of the United States?
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Sanders gets his first congressional endorsement
Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
Pocketbook issues take center stage in Democratic health care plans
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Joe Biden: No Money, Weak Polls, but Still Clinton's Toughest Rival
Daniel Bethencourt / Detroit Free Press:
Bystander opens fire on shoplifter at Home Depot  —  A concealed-carry license holder is now cooperating with police after she opened fire on a shoplifter who was fleeing a Home Depot on Tuesday afternoon, Auburn Hills Police said.  —  The shooting happened in the store's parking lot at around 2 p.m. …
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Mike Martindale / Detroit News:
Customer fires at Auburn Hills shoplifting suspects  —  Auburn Hills — Police responding to a “shots fired” call at a Home Depot store said a customer apparently tried to stop a shoplifter by firing at a fleeing vehicle.  —  The incident occurred at 2 p.m. at the store on Joslyn, according to a police press release.
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 …
PBS NewsHour:
Hillary Clinton says she does not support Trans-Pacific Partnership  —  Just days after the U.S. and 11 nations released a monumental trade deal that still faces a fight in Congress, Hillary Clinton says she does not support the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  Speaking with Judy Woodruff Wednesday …
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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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 …
Peter Holley / Washington Post:
Why you shouldn't be surprised that prisoners crushed Harvard's debate team  —  Last month, a debate team of three inmates with violent criminal records defeated a team of three Harvard University undergraduates.  —  It sounds like an underdog story plucked from the pages …
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Vanessa Grigoriadis / New York Times:
The Passion of Nicki Minaj … Pop music is dominated almost exclusively by the female star — Beyoncé, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and, as always, Madonna.  Engaging in a frantic, complex game — crossing over many genres to keep up with the current caldron of hip-hop …
Alan Pyke / ThinkProgress:
Tennessee's First Year Of Drug Testing Welfare Applicants Didn't Go Very Well  —  Tennessee's first year of drug testing welfare recipients uncovered drug use by less than 0.2 percent of all applicants for the state's public assistance system.  —  The state implemented the testing regime …
Discussion: ACLU and Booman Tribune
ABC News:
President Obama Apologizes to Doctors Without Borders Following Kunduz Airstrike  —  President Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders for the airstrike that killed at least 22 people last weekend, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced today.
Discussion: Politico, CNN, USA Today, Mediaite and The Week
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 …
Jim Acosta / CNN:
First on CNN: Passionate Vice President Joe Biden slams GOP 2016ers at Latino voting event  —  A fiery Joe Biden Slams GOP during surprise appearance  —  Washington (CNN)An emotional Vice President Joe Biden accused the Republican presidential candidates of “beating” Hispanics with their rhetoric …
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Eliana Johnson / National Review:
When Cruz Makes His Move, Watch Out  —  The Texas senator may look like an also-ran, but he's a legit contender.  —  Where's Ted Cruz?  The outspoken Texas senator has been unusually quiet in recent weeks.  But in GOP circles, there's soft but growing chatter that he is likely …
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.
Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
For decades, the government steered millions away from whole milk.  Was that wrong?  —  U.S. dietary guidelines have long recommended that people steer clear of whole milk, and for decades, Americans have obeyed.  Whole milk sales shrunk.  It was banned from school lunch programs.
Discussion: Hot Air and Hit & Run
Daily Mail:
‘We will cut your filthy head’: Child ISIS jihadi taunts ‘Dog of Rome’ Obama to submit to the ‘Caliphate’ or die in direct video threat  —  A child jihadi armed with a rocket-propelled grenade has threatened to behead ‘Dog of Rome Obama’ in a chilling new video released by ISIS.
Chris Buckley / New York Times:
Once Seed Was Planted, Chinese Headwear Fad Grew Like Weeds  —  BEIJING — When Mao stirred China with a call to let a hundred flowers bloom, he surely never imagined anything as frivolous as this.  —  Across China, grown-ups are sporting plastic decorations on their heads in the shape of vegetables, fruit and flowers.
Discussion: CityLab and New York Magazine
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 …
 
 
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Brooke Harty / The Collegian:
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Ed Pilkington / Raw Story:
This woman was locked up in a notoriously tough Alabama prison because of a stillbirth
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Steve Benen / msnbc.com:
Carson doubles down on his imagined heroism
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Bozorgmehr Sharafedin / Reuters:
Iran's supreme leader bans negotiations with the United States
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Kyle Shideler / Townhall.com:
Ahmed's Dad Pushes 9/11 Conspiracy Posts, Videos on Arabic Facebook Page
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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