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1:45 PM ET, October 8, 2015

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Jeff Schogol / Air Force Times:
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone stabbed in chest  —  Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped take down a gunman on a train in Belgium, was stabbed four times in the chest in Sacramento early Thursday morning, Air Force Times has learned.  —  “A1C Spencer Stone has been transported to a local hospital …
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Matthew Grimson / NBC News:
Spencer Stone, French Train Attack Hero, Stabbed in Sacramento  —  Spencer Stone, one of three Americans who helped foil a terror attack on a French train in August, was stabbed in Sacramento on Wednesday night, the U.S. Air Force confirmed to NBC News.  —  Airman First Class Stone …
Sarah Heise / KQCA-TV:
France train hero Spencer Stone stabbed multiple times in Sacramento  —  Police: Stone taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries  —  France train hero Spencer Stone was stabbed multiple times early Thursday morning near several popular bars in midtown Sacramento, KCRA has confirmed with the U.S. Air Force.
ABC10:
Man stabbed in Sacramento identified as Spencer Stone
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The Hill:
Right flexes muscle ahead of Speaker vote  —  The conservative House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday endorsed little-known Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) for Speaker — a bold move that raises serious doubts about whether Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy can cobble together the 218 votes on the House floor he needs to be promoted.
Jake Sherman / Politico:
McCarthy withdraws from speaker race, election postponed  —  Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has abandoned his bid for House speaker Thursday afternoon, just minutes before the election was about to begin.  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who resigned the post last month, announced in the meeting that elections were being postponed.
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
McCarthy Drops Out Of Speaker Race  —  In a stunning twist, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has dropped out of the race for House speaker, facing resistance from hardliners in the House Freedom Caucus.  Apparently unable to muster enough support from House Republicans to be confident …
Discussion: The Week
CNN:
Kevin McCarthy drops out of House speaker race  —  Washington (CNN)House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race to succeed Speaker John Boehner, a shocking move that throws the House into chaos.  —  The move came without warning as House Republicans were in a closed-door meeting to select their nominee for speaker.
Discussion: Red Alert Politics
Politico:
Rep. Webster won't commit to backing eventual speaker nominee
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
GOP faces debt-limit divide
Discussion: Washington Post
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Paul Ryan to give nominating speech for McCarthy
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Carson: I faced a gunman  —  GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, under fire for advice about what to do when facing a gunman, late Wednesday recounted the time when a gun was pointed at him.  —  “I have had a gun held on me when I was in a Popeye's,” Carson told host Karen Hunter on Sirius XM Radio …
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Sara Jerde / Talking Points Memo:
Carson: I've Had A Gun Held On Me And I Told The Guy To Attack Someone Else (AUDIO)  —  Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Wednesday that when he had a gun pointed at him, he told the attacker to approach someone else, as The Hill flagged.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Kendall Breitman / Bloomberg Business:
Bloomberg Politics Focus Groups: What's Powering the Ben Carson Boom
Pete Souza / New York Magazine:
Did Barack Obama do enough for his own community?  —  There is a photo by Pete Souza, the White House's canny and peripatetic photographer, that surfaces from time to time online.  The setting is Marine One, and it features a modest cast of five.  Valerie Jarrett, dressed in a suit of blazing pink, is staring at her cell phone.
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Elliot Smilowitz / The Hill:
Rupert Murdoch: Carson could be ‘a real black president’
Marketplace.org:
Full interview: Dr. Ben Carson on the economy  —  On Monday, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talked with Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson about his campaign, the economy, and how he would change the government if he were elected.  —  Kai Ryssdal: Dr. Carson, good to have you with us.
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Nick Gass / Politico:   Ben Carson stumbles on debt limit question
Karen Deyoung / Washington Post:
Russia's Syria intervention may force choice on Obama: Act or yield  —  Russia's military moves in Syria are fundamentally changing the face of the country's civil war, putting President Bashar al-Assad back on his feet, and may complicate the Obama administration's plans to expand its air operations against the Islamic State.
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Samantha Ketterer / Daily Texan:
Citing concerns with campus carry, professor emeritus to withdraw from University  —  Economics professor emeritus Daniel Hamermesh will withdraw from his position next fall, citing concerns with campus carry legislation.  —  The law will allow the concealed carry of guns in campus buildings beginning Aug. 1, 2016.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Althouse
www.wftv.com:
Video shows judge berating, sentencing domestic violence victim to jail  —  SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —  Channel 9 has obtained video from a Seminole County courtroom where an emotional domestic violence victim was sentenced to three days in jail for failing to show up for her abuser's trial.
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Arturo Garcia / Raw Story:
Florida judge harasses domestic violence victim before jailing her: 'You haven't even seen anxiety'
Aleister / Progressives Today:
Watch Hillary Clinton Supporters Endorse A SPECIAL TAX ON WHITE PEOPLE (VIDEO)  —  Democrats sure are great at uniting America, aren't they?  Especially if you think our country will be united by pitting people of different races against each other.  —  Here's how Hillary Clinton supporters responded …
Discussion: Power Line and The Daily Caller
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
Hillary Clinton's flip-flop on the TPP makes no sense  —  After months of hinting she might oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Hillary Clinton made it official this week.  And her explanation for why she's coming out against the deal now — after years of supporting it — makes no sense.
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Ben White / Politico:
Hillary Clinton on TPP then
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Inside Bernie Sanders' unorthodox debate prep … Hillary Clinton has had aides lined up to run her debate prep for months.  A Washington super lawyer is mimicking Sanders and her top policy staffer is acting as Martin O'Malley.  —  Bernie Sanders started studying for next Tuesday's event not even a full week ago.
Discussion: ABC News
Kaily Cunningham / fox8.com:
Hear it for yourself: 911 call released from Ohio man ‘too high’ on pot … AUSTINTOWN, OH - The 911 call has been released after an Austintown man called 911 last week because he was “too high on weed.”  —  When officers arrived, they were directed to an upstairs bedroom by the caller's grandfather.
Discussion: KTLA
 
 
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