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2:20 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.
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.
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.
Thomas Young / Gravis:
Current New Hampshire Polling  —  Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 1,035 registered voters in New Hampshire regarding the presidential election and other areas.  The poll was conducted October 5-6, 2015.  The sample includes 662 Republicans …
Discussion: The Last Refuge and Political Wire
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
Matthew Balan / NewsBusters:
Time Celebrates 'How Che Guevara Didn't Let Asthma Affect His Ambitions'  —  Share it Tweet it  —  Jennifer Latson paid tribute to communist thug Che Guevara on the anniversary of his death in a gushing Friday item on Time magazine's website.  Latson marveled how the Argentinian radical …
Discussion: protein wisdom and
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 …
Associated Press:
ISIS captures most territory in months amid Russian strikes
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
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 …
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 …
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.
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: RedState
New York Times:
Obama Won't Seek Access to Encrypted User Data  —  CUPERTINO, Calif. — The Obama administration has backed down in its bitter dispute with Silicon Valley over the encryption of data on iPhones and other digital devices, concluding that it is not possible to give American law enforcement …
Discussion: Just Security
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 …
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.
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New York Post:
Hillary Clinton's ‘trust’ deficit deepens after latest flip-flop
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Jerry Parr, Secret Service Agent Who Helped Save Reagan, Dies at 85
Discussion: NPR, Outside the Beltway and The Week
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: Mashable, Observer and UPROXX
 Earlier Items: 
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
From Donald Trump, Hints of a Campaign Exit Strategy
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter Is Planning Company-Wide Layoffs for Next Week
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Carson: I'm Campaigning Like Soldiers Who Saw ‘A Thousand Bodies’ On D-Day
Discussion: Jezebel
Daily Mail:
ISIS's 20st executioner The Bulldozer brings terror to captured Iraqi towns

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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The House passes a TikTok divestiture bill with a longer sale deadline as part of a package of Ukraine/Israel aid bills, pressuring the Senate to vote on TikTok

Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
President Biden signs the bill reauthorizing FISA's Section 702, extending the controversial warrantless surveillance program through 2026

Jameson Dow / Electrek:
Tesla cuts the price of its Full Self-Driving software to $8K from $12K in the US, following a price cut from $15K to $12K in September 2023

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