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6:45 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
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Sanders gets his first congressional endorsement  —  At long last, Bernie Sanders has his first congressional backer.  —  Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva is set to endorse the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate later this week, a person familiar with the congressman's plans confirmed to POLITICO on Wednesday morning.
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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:   For Biden, Easing Hillary Clinton's Grip on Minority Voters Could Be Tricky
Reid Wilson / Morning Consult:
Poll: Rubio Surpasses Bush, Trump Still On Top
Discussion: Political Wire and The Last Refuge
Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
Pocketbook issues take center stage in Democratic health care plans
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.
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 …
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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 …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Axelrod: Pro-Biden group's ad ‘tasteless’  —  David Axelrod on Wednesday panned the first television ad from a group urging Vice President Biden to jump into the 2016 presidential race, describing it as “tasteless.”  —  The Draft Biden super-PAC's emotional ad uses audio of Biden talking …
Discussion: Slate, Hit & Run, Hullabaloo, Vox, Mediaite and CNN
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Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Joe Biden navigates politics of son Beau's death
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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Zachary Warmbrodt / Politico:
Barney Frank advising Clinton on Wall Street plan  —  <p>Hillary Clinton is putting the Dodd-Frank band back together.</p><p> The Democratic presidential front-runner is close to outlining her vision for policing the financial system, building on 2010's sweeping post-crisis regulatory overhaul known as Dodd-Frank.
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
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Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
FBI Seizes Four State Department Servers in Clinton Email Probe  —  The FBI has seized four State Department computer servers as part of its probe into how classified information was compromised on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email system, according to people familiar with the investigation.
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McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Second IT firm agrees to give Clinton's server data to FBI
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 …
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
WTVY:
Dothan Police Arrest Commissioner Amos Newsome. … Headlines List  —  DOTHAN, AL  —  Dothan Police have arrested City Commissioner Amos Newsome on a third degree assault charge, which is a misdemeanor.  The arrest comes after Newsome physically assaulted WTVY reporter Ken Curtis after Tuesday's commission meeting.
Discussion: Fox News, Jezebel and Poynter.
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 …
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 …
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
Kristine Marsh / NewsBusters:
Nets Hype Muslims Targeted in Chapel Hill Shootings 12 Times More Than Christians in Oregon  —  Share it Tweet it  —  It's newsworthy when people of faith are killed by a gunman — except when they are Christian.  The broadcast networks made that clear by the difference between …
Discussion: Red Alert Politics
 
 
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Ed Pilkington / Raw Story:
This woman was locked up in a notoriously tough Alabama prison because of a stillbirth
Steve Benen / msnbc.com:
Carson doubles down on his imagined heroism
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Kos
Bozorgmehr Sharafedin / Reuters:
Iran's supreme leader bans negotiations with the United States
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Algemeiner.com
New York Post:
Israel-bashing just came back to haunt the State Deptartment
Discussion: RedState
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Kyle Shideler / Townhall.com:
Ahmed's Dad Pushes 9/11 Conspiracy Posts, Videos on Arabic Facebook Page
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
For decades, the government steered millions away from whole milk. Was that wrong?
Discussion: Hot Air and Hit & Run
Richard WintonContact / Los Angeles Times:
Woman punched by CHP officer arrested again on same freeway
Discussion: 89.3 KPCC
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
House's Planned Parenthood fight is problem for GOP senators
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
How Did the Democrats Become Favorites of the Rich?