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5:15 PM ET, October 10, 2015

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Dr. Keith Ablow / Fox News:
Why Ben Carson is right about Jews, the Holocaust and guns  —  Dr. Ben Carson recently asserted that if guns had not been confiscated from Jews then Hitler would have had more trouble orchestrating the Holocaust.  —  Jonathan Greenblatt, National Director of the Anti-Defamation Leauge …
Niall Ferguson / Wall Street Journal:
The Real Obama Doctrine  —  Henry Kissinger long ago recognized the problem: a talented vote-getter, surrounded by lawyers, who is overly risk-averse.  —  Even before becoming Richard Nixon's national security adviser, Henry Kissinger understood how hard it was to make foreign policy in Washington.
CNN:
Ex-staffer: Benghazi committee pursuing ‘partisan investigation’ targeting Hillary Clinton  —  Major Bradley Podliska's exclusive TV interview with CNN will air Sunday at 9 a.m. on CNN's “State of the Union.”  —  Washington (CNN)A former investigator with the House Select Committee on Benghazi …
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Times Backs Off on Temple Trutherism  —  The New York Times provoked widespread dismay when it published an article yesterday titled Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem's Holiest Place.  The article claimed that it is an open question whether the first and second Jewish temples ever existed at Temple Mount.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
New York Post:
Hillary Clinton's ‘trust’ deficit deepens after latest flip-flop  —  She was for it — loudly — before she was against it.  That pretty much sums up Hillary Clinton's “evolving” position on President Obama's 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.  —  Mind you, TPP had no stronger advocate …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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The American Interest:
Study: Democrats Moving Left Faster Than Republicans Moving Right  —  At least since the 2010 midterms, it's been a liberal talking point that Republican extremism is to blame for political polarization and gridlock.  In the old days, the argument goes, Republicans were a moderate party …
Discussion: Moe Lane and The PJ Tatler
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.
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Nadia Khomami / Guardian:
Turkey terror attack: scores killed in twin Ankara blasts
Discussion: Mashable, UPROXX and Observer
New York Times:
The Families Funding the 2016 Presidential Election  —  Just 158 families have provided nearly half of the early money for efforts to capture the White House.  —  They are overwhelmingly white, rich, older and male, in a nation that is being remade by the young, by women, and by black and brown voters.
Discussion: Fusion
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
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 …
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 …
Thomas Young / Gravis:
Latest NH Republican and Democratic Poll Results  —  Businessman Donald J. Trump continues to dominate the New Hampshire's GOP field four months before its first-in-the-nation primary, according to an Oct. 5-6, 2015 Gravis Insights poll of 662 Republican voters.  Democratic questions had a sample size of 373.
Discussion: The Last Refuge and Political Wire
National Review:
Paul Ryan Should Run  —  S  —  ometimes duty calls.  —  Paul Ryan long has told people that he has no interest in being speaker of the House, and he has been completely sincere.  He wants to be a legislator and truly prizes his perch as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee …
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Julia Hahn / BREITBART.COM:
‘Vote For Paul Ryan Is Vote For Amnesty’: Luis Gutierrez Endorses Paul Ryan For Speaker
 
 
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Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Court blocks Obama's water rule nationwide
New York Times:
Obama Won't Seek Access to Encrypted User Data
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Matthew Balan / NewsBusters:
Time Celebrates 'How Che Guevara Didn't Let Asthma Affect His Ambitions'
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Liam Stack / New York Times:
Jerry Parr, Secret Service Agent Who Helped Save Reagan, Dies at 85
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EXCLUSIVE: Hundreds of Muslims Pray In Parliament Square, London
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