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1:00 PM ET, October 10, 2015

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New York Times:
After Boehner, House Hard-Liners Aim to Weaken Speaker's Clout  —  WASHINGTON — As tension built in the House of Representatives in recent weeks, it was sometimes hard to know whom hard-line conservatives were gunning for more: President Obama or their own Republican speaker, John A. Boehner.
Discussion: Liberaland
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Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Wooing Chairman Ryan: Paul Ryan remains on sidelines as House GOP looks to regroup
Naomi Oreskes / New York Times:
Exxon's Climate Concealment  —  CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — MILLIONS of Americans once wanted to smoke.  Then they came to understand how deadly tobacco products were.  Tragically, that understanding was long delayed because the tobacco industry worked for decades to hide the truth, promoting a message of scientific uncertainty instead.
Timothy Egan / New York Times:
Moms and Guns  —  It passed with little notice when an 11-year-old boy shot and killed an 8-year-old girl a few days ago in Tennessee — shot her because she wouldn't show him her puppy.  The boy used his family's 12-gauge shotgun to kill the second-grader.
Discussion: Althouse
New York Times:
An Incoherent Syria War Strategy  —  The Obama administration's $500 million initiative to train and arm so-called moderate rebels to take on the Islamic State never seemed promising when it was rolled out last year.  Having acknowledged that this plan has failed — largely …
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Moises Velasquez-Manoff / New York Times:
Should We Bank Our Own Stool?  —  BY last August, my 1-year-old son had taken five courses of antibiotics for recurrent ear infections.  That was alarming.  By age 10, the average American child has had about 10 courses, and some microbiologists argue that even one course a year is too many …
TMZ.com:
NFL's Greg Hardy Fires Back at Haters In Rap Video ... With Gunfire & Strippers  —  Embattled NFL star Greg Hardy — the guy who was suspended for allegedly beating up his girlfriend — is bragging that he'll never get “played” by a woman ever again.  —  And he's making his point with the use …
TMZ.com:
Shia LaBeouf Arrested ... Booked for Public Intoxication  —  ARRESTED  —  Booked for Public Intoxication  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Shia LaBeouf was arrested in Austin, Texas Thursday ... and witnesses say the actor was blitzed, out of control and disobeyed police.
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Biden may ditch ‘Draft Biden’ super PAC  —  <p>If Joe Biden runs, it'll likely be without Draft Biden.</p> <p>Two sources familiar with the planning around Biden's potential presidential campaign say the vice president's team believes the existing super PAC — started in the spring …
Discussion: Political Wire
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo:
Benghazi committee, under fire, releases more Clinton emails  —  Hillary Clinton used her private email account to pass along the identity of one of the CIA's top Libyan intelligence sources, raising new questions about her handling of classified information, according to excerpts …
Don Melvin / CNN:
At least 86 killed in twin bombings near train station in Turkey's capital  —  (CNN)Two powerful bombs exploded near the main train station in Ankara on Saturday morning, targeting a peace rally and causing carnage, killing at least 86 people and injuring 186 others in the deadliest attack in the Turkish capital in recent memory.
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Jerry Parr, Secret Service Agent Who Helped Save Reagan, Dies at 85  —  Jerry S. Parr, the Secret Service agent credited with saving President Ronald Reagan's life during an assassination attempt in 1981, died Friday at a hospice near his home in Washington.  He was 85.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and The Week
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
From Donald Trump, Hints of a Campaign Exit Strategy  —  In unmistakable ways over the last two weeks, whether he has intended to or not, Donald J. Trump has started to articulate a way out of the presidential race: a verbal parachute that makes clear he has contemplated the factors that would cause him to end his bid.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Political Wire
CBS News:
Obama on Putin's military mission in Syria  —  Russia's move into Syria is a sign of weakness, not strength, President Obama tells 60 Minutes  —  President Vladimir Putin's military mission in Syria is a sign of Russia's weakness, not a show of its leadership, says President Obama.
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Fox News:
Obama says Russian campaign in Syria a sign of Putin's weakness
Discussion: Jihad Watch
 
 
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Raheem Kassam / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE: Hundreds of Muslims Pray In Parliament Square, London
Nadia Khomami / Guardian:
Turkey terror attack: scores killed in twin Ankara blasts
Discussion: Observer, Mashable and UPROXX
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter Is Planning Company-Wide Layoffs for Next Week
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Carson: I'm Campaigning Like Soldiers Who Saw ‘A Thousand Bodies’ On D-Day
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Daily Mail:
ISIS's 20st executioner The Bulldozer brings terror to captured Iraqi towns
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
It's All Benghazi  —  So Representative Kevin McCarthy …
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Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify reports Q1 revenue up 20% YoY to €3.6B, MAUs up 19% YoY to 615M, below 617.9M est., subscribers up 14% YoY to 239M, and a €168M operating income

Sara Fischer / Axios:
Puck hires veteran journalist and TV commentator John Heilemann as its chief political columnist and partner, as the outlet expands its presence in Washington

Jennifer Schuessler / New York Times:
PEN America cancels its 2024 literary awards ceremony, set for April 29, after months of protests over the organization's response to the war in Gaza

 
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