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8:50 PM ET, October 7, 2015

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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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Zachary Warmbrodt / Politico:
Barney Frank advising Clinton on Wall Street plan
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:   For Biden, Easing Hillary Clinton's Grip on Minority Voters Could Be Tricky
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:   Hillary Clinton Comes Out Against TPP
Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
Pocketbook issues take center stage in Democratic health care plans
Discussion: New York Times and Common Dreams
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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New York Times:
Shut Down the Benghazi Committee  —  House Republicans may be disinclined to disband the Select Committee on Benghazi with the presidential race heating up.  But at the very least they should rename their laughable crusade, which has cost taxpayers $4.6 million, “the Inquisition of Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Rep. Jones calls for candidates with ‘misdeeds’ to withdraw from leadership race
Discussion: Daily Kos
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.
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 …
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John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Trump Says Bush and Rubio Suffer from Political Politeness
Discussion: Politico
Reid Wilson / Morning Consult:
Poll: Rubio Surpasses Bush, Trump Still On Top
Discussion: Political Wire and The Last Refuge
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 …
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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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, CNN, Hit & Run, Hullabaloo, Vox and Mediaite
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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
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.
Chelsea Manning / Medium:
Military Haircuts  —  My first post about what it's like to live, and grow as a human being: transitioning in a military prison.  —  The last few weeks have been particularly challenging for me.  For the first time in years, I felt like giving up... then, I found my “second wind” to be human.
Discussion: Fusion and Daily Mail
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 …
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
David Perera / Politico:
Matthew Keys guilty in Los Angeles Times hacking case  —  <p>A jury has found former Tribune Media employee and social media news maven Matthew Keys guilty of three computer fraud felonies related to a 2010 defacement of the Los Angeles Times website by a member of the Anonymous hacking group. </p><p …
Steve Benen / msnbc.com:
Carson doubles down on his imagined heroism  —  Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson commented yesterday on last week's mass-shooting in Oregon, subtly criticizing the victims of the mass murder for failing to respond to the crisis the way he imagines he would have.
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Raw Story, Daily Kos and Salon
 
 
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Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
House's Planned Parenthood fight is problem for GOP senators