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6:25 AM ET, October 8, 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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John Dickerson / Slate:
Joe Biden's Big Question  —  Why are you running?  —  Joe Biden is expected to announce whether he is running for president any day now.  If he does decide to jump in the race, there will be one critical question for which he doesn't quite have an answer: Why are you running?
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:
Hillary Clinton Comes Out Against TPP  —  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton voiced her opposition Wednesday to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, bucking her former boss and creating more distance between herself and Vice President Joe Biden, which would be helpful should he choose to enter the race.
Discussion: Politico
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:   Biden Bid Could Lead to Battle for Minorities
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Biden: Republicans ‘beating’ on Hispanics  —  Vice President Biden accused Republican presidential candidates of “beating” on Hispanics during an address to a Hispanic group on Wednesday.  —  In a surprise appearance at a fundraiser hosted by the Latino Victory Project PAC …
Discussion: CNN
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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Axelrod: Pro-Biden group's ad ‘tasteless’
Discussion: Hit & Run, Hullabaloo, Slate and Mediaite
Ian Mohr / New York Post:
Matt Barnes drove 95 miles to ‘beat the s-t’ out of Derek Fisher  —  Matt Barnes with then-wife Gloria Govan, and Knicks coach Derek Fisher.  —  Knicks coach Derek Fisher is involved in a romantic relationship with the estranged wife of his former teammate Matt Barnes …
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Trump Says Bush and Rubio Suffer from Political Politeness  —  Republicans' celebrity front-runner draws 1,000 to afternoon rally in Waterloo, Iowa.  —  McCormickJohn  —  Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, during a campaign stop in Iowa, took aim at two of his party's nomination rivals …
Discussion: Politico
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Eliana Johnson / National Review:   When Cruz Makes His Move, Watch Out
Reid Wilson / Morning Consult:
Poll: Rubio Surpasses Bush, Trump Still On Top
Discussion: Political Wire and The Last Refuge
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.
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
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.”
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Accused Oregon Shooter Discharged From Army After Suicide Attempt  —  Christopher Harper-Mercer left basic training after just one month in 2008  —  The gunman who allegedly killed nine people and wounded nine others at a rural community college in Oregon last Thursday had been discharged …
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: Advocate, Fusion and Daily Mail
Jacob Gershman / Wall Street Journal:
Clinton ‘SNL’ Cameo Could Entitle Challengers to Free Air Time  —  Hillary Clinton's appearance on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend could trigger the so-called equal-time rule, the federal law that allows qualified opposing candidates to demand comparable air time.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Carri Geer Thevenot / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Sen. Reid, wife sue makers of exercise band  —  U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and his wife are suing the makers of a resistance exercise band that the lawmaker has blamed for a January accident that left him blind in his right eye.  —  Reid, D-Nev., and his wife, Landra Gould, filed …
Discussion: The Week and Politico
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
Reuters:
McCarthy seen short of full majority in House speaker race  —  U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears to have locked up enough support among his fellow Republicans to be nominated for speaker, but has not nailed down the 218 votes needed to be elected by the full chamber, Republican lawmakers said on Wednesday.
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The Huffington Post:
Kanye West Thinks He Is Discriminated Against For Not Being Gay  —  West made the comments during a candid two-hour live interview.
 
 
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Nicola Slawson / Guardian:
Feminist protesters storm red carpet at London premiere of Suffragette
Discussion: Hollywood Life and Deadline
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Matt Drudge: Obama Named Islamic State ‘ISIS’ To Be Confused With Issa
Discussion: CANNONFIRE, Daily Kos and Slantpoint
New York Times:
Chinese Hackers Breached LoopPay, a Contributor to Samsung Pay
Discussion: Mashable, Engadget and The Verge
Ollie Gillman For / Daily Mail:
‘What do you mean no-one has been to Mars?’ …
David Perera / Politico:
Matthew Keys guilty in Los Angeles Times hacking case
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices Hear Capital Cases That Elicit a Muted Tone
Zachary Warmbrodt / Politico:
Barney Frank advising Clinton on Wall Street plan
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
 Earlier Items: 
WTVY:
Dothan Police Arrest Commissioner Amos Newsome.
Discussion: Fox News, Jezebel and Poynter.
Kristine Marsh / NewsBusters:
Nets Hype Muslims Targeted in Chapel Hill Shootings 12 Times More Than Christians in Oregon
Ed Pilkington / Raw Story:
This woman was locked up in a notoriously tough Alabama prison because of a stillbirth
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Donald Trump plots his second act