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1:10 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  —  Spencer Stone, one of three Sacramento men who stopped an alleged terrorist on a French train this summer, was stabbed Wednesday night multiple times.  Sources identified the stabbing victim to ABC10.
Discussion: ABC News, WRIC-TV and WCTX-TV
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.
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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
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Kevin McCarthy Drops Out of House Speaker Race  —  WASHINGTON — Representative Kevin McCarthy on Thursday abruptly took himself out of the race to succeed John A. Boehner as House speaker, apparently undone by the same forces that drove Mr. Boehner to resign.
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.
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’
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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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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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'
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
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
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.
Dennis Ross / Politico:
How Obama Got to ‘Yes’ on Iran: The Inside Story  —  What Netanyahu really thought of Obama, how Susan Rice stymied Israel and other bombshell revelations from Obama's disillusioned peace negotiator.  —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked me to come by his residence after sundown for an informal chat.
Discussion: New York Times
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Stores Must Keep Doors Closed if Air-Conditioning Is On  —  Starting next summer, nearly all shops and restaurants in New York City will be required to keep front doors and windows shut while their air-conditioners and cooling systems are running.  —  The requirement, which became law on Wednesday …
Discussion: Associated Press
 
 
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