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8:25 AM ET, October 12, 2015

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CBS News:
President Obama  —  Steve Kroft questions President Obama on topics including Russia's incursion in Syria, ISIS and the 2016 presidential race  —  The following is a script from “President Obama” which aired on October 11, 2015.  Steve Kroft is the correspondent.
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CBS News:
Highlights, outtakes from Obama's 60 Minutes interview  —  Steve Kroft asks President Obama about the crisis in Syria, mass shootings — and what he thinks of Donald Trump  —  With the end of his second term on the horizon, President Obama spoke to 60 Minutes this week, reflecting on his achievements …
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Obama won't shrink from 2016 race  —  <p>President Barack Obama heads into the 2016 campaign season in a position few in the White House or anywhere else expected a year ago: in demand.</p><p>The president and his aides are expecting to capitalize on that popularity, according to people familiar …
Discussion: Political Wire
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Dems pay high price for union support  —  What will it take for Hillary Clinton to lock down union endorsements?  —  At this week's Democratic debate in Las Vegas, there will be competition for one whale of an endorsement - that of the AFL-CIO.  —  The backing of two other big unions …
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Politico:
How Could Hillary Lose?  —  <p>"If a candidate has ever been inevitable—for the nomination—it is Mrs. Clinton today," the <i>New York Times'</i> Nate Cohn <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/ 22/upshot/hillary-clinton-and- inevitability-this-time-is-different.ht ml?_ r=0">declared</a> early this year.
Bloomberg Business:
Hillary Clinton Prepares for Crucial Campaign Stretch  —  The stakes are huge as she heads into the first Democratic debate followed by her testimony before the House Benghazi committee.  —  jeneps  —  margarettalev  —  Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is about go to live and unscripted.
Discussion: Politico and Bloomberg View
Mark Halperin / Bloomberg Business:
Joe Biden and Paul Ryan Face Decisions That Could Shape Politics for Years to Come  —  The two men who faced off in the 2012 vice presidential debate are each at a crossroads.  —  MarkHalperin  —  Former rivals Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan are facing looming decisions …
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Julia Hahn / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE- NumbersUSA President: Paul Ryan ‘Terrifying,’ ‘Open Borders Seeps Out of Every Pore Of His Being’
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Founder: Freedom Caucus not sold on Ryan
Discussion: Politico
Washpostpr / Washington Post:
New statement from Martin Baron on The Post's Jason Rezaian  —  Statement from Martin Baron, Washington Post executive editor:
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Washington Post:
Iranian TV says Post correspondent Jason Rezaian convicted
Discussion: The Week, Poynter., NBC News and NPR
Awr Hawkins / BREITBART.COM:
Police: Concealed Permit Holder Shoots, Kills Armed Robber In Connecticut Cafe  —  On October 11, a concealed carry permit holder shot and killed an alleged armed robber inside Cafe Azzurri in Waterbury, Connecticut.  —  The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m.
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Awr Hawkins / BREITBART.COM:
Police Praise Concealed Permit Holder for Stopping Waffle House Robbery
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
America's Growing Pessimism  —  When Americans look to the future, two mega-trends evoke the most optimism about the nation's long-term trajectory, the latest Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll has found.  —  One of these trends, the onset of the digital revolution, evokes optimism in every major segment of society.
New York Times:
Clinton Emails Became the New Focus of Benghazi Inquiry  —  WASHINGTON — When the House select committee investigating the 2012 attacks on American government outposts in Benghazi, Libya, was created, Democrats immediately criticized it as a partisan effort to damage the political fortunes of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump handicaps the Democratic debate  —  CNN won't do badly in the ratings for Tuesday night's Democratic debate, Donald Trump predicted Monday.  But they also won't do great.  —  “You know, I think people are going to turn it on for a couple of minutes and then fall asleep,” …
Discussion: Political Wire
CBS News:
Poll: Donald Trump still leads, Ben Carson in second  —  The race for the GOP nomination  —  Donald Trump continues to lead the field nationally in the race to become the Republican nominee for president.  Twenty-seven percent of Republican primary voters support Trump …
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David Edwards / Raw Story:
ABC host destroys Bobby Jindal's ‘no-fly zone’ plan with four simple words: 'ISIS doesn't have aircraft'  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal said over the weekend that he had a plan to defeat ISIS using “no-fly zones” …
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
OK, Let's Fight  —  The free-for-all over choosing a new House speaker isn't chaos; it's democracy.  —  The Republicans have decided to have a little bit of authentic democracy within their party, and polite Washington is flipping out.  —  John Boehner decided that he no longer wants …
Discussion: New York Times
 
 
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Peter Cooney / Reuters:
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Discussion: The Week
Melanie MasonContact / Los Angeles Times:
California schools barred from using ‘Redskins’ as team name or mascot
Discussion: Fox News
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor:
Investigation into the Death of Tamir Rice
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 Earlier Items: 
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
McConnell denounces Obama's ‘mind-boggling’ foreign policy
Sarah Boxer / The Atlantic:
The Exemplary Narcissism of Snoopy
Agence France-Presse:
Trump: I sometimes carry a gun
CNN:
Convoy including ISIS leader hit by airstrike, Iraq's military says
Discussion: Reuters
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
The Asian Advantage
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
GOP hard-liners seek more power by changing rules. That could mean more chaos.
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Monthly