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12:40 PM ET, October 12, 2015

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CNN:
South Carolina, Nevada CNN polls find Clinton far ahead  —  (CNN)With Hillary Clinton behind in New Hampshire and holding on to a narrowing margin over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in Iowa, new CNN/ORC polls in Nevada and South Carolina suggest Clinton holds strong support in the two states that could prove to be a firewall for her.
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CBS News:
Poll: Hillary Clinton still leads Democratic race  —  The Democratic race  —  Just days before the first Democratic candidate debate, Hillary Clinton is ahead of Bernie Sanders by 19 points in the Democratic race for the nomination nationally.  Forty-six percent would vote for her.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
CNN expects ‘significantly smaller’ ratings for Dem debate  —  <p>The Republican and Democratic fields are like night and day, and no event will make that more apparent than Tuesday's first Democratic debate in Las Vegas, hosted by CNN and Facebook.</p><p> With only five candidates …
Discussion: Infowars, TVNewser and The Week
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 …
Discussion: Politico
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Obama won't shrink from 2016 race
Discussion: Washington Times
Dan Roberts / Guardian:
Bernie Sanders' Democratic debate challenge: turning down the volume
Discussion: The Week and KUSA-TV
Nick Gass / Politico:   Trump handicaps the Democratic debate
The Hill:
Clinton opens wide leads in Nevada, SC
Discussion: Washington Post and The Week
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.
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Benghazi committee blasts CNN for interview with former staffer  —  Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, went after CNN on Sunday after the network aired an interview with a former staffer who said the committee's Benghazi work is a “partisan investigation” targeting Hillary Clinton.
Bloomberg Business:
Hillary Clinton Prepares for Crucial Campaign Stretch
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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Burgess Everett / Politico:
POLITICO Huddle: WHAT IT WOULD TAKE FOR RYAN TO RUN — Cotton wants Cheney as speaker — Ex-Im makes comeback — BENGHAZI PANEL'S LATEST DRAMA  —  PLAYING HARD TO GET: How do you get the reluctant man from Janesville to run for speaker?  Jake Sherman reports there's but one way: Get the whole House GOP on board.
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Julia Hahn / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE- NumbersUSA President: Paul Ryan ‘Terrifying,’ ‘Open Borders Seeps Out of Every Pore Of His Being’
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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
D.N.C. Officer Says She Was Disinvited From Debate After Calling for More of Them  —  Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said she was disinvited from the first Democratic presidential primary debate in Nevada after she appeared on television and called for more face-offs.
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Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
The wild card at the Democratic debate could be the guy no one's talking about
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Gillian B. White / The Atlantic:
Black Americans Would Have Been Better Off Renting Than Buying  —  The first several years of the 21st century were relatively good ones for the housing market—at least on the surface.  Homeownership climbed to around 70 percent, and all that demand meant lots of new construction and increasing home equity for existing owners.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Republicans open door to weakening the filibuster  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is opening the door to changing the filibuster in response to growing pressure from Republicans angered that Democrats have blocked legislation from reaching the White House.
Discussion: Political Wire
Billy Cox / Extra:
Orphaned sisters reunite while working on same floor at Sarasota hospital  —  SARASOTA — When the police pulled 5-year Pok-nam Shin out of school, the little girl who now goes by Holly Hoyle O'Brien asked the only question that mattered: Where's my daddy?  —  Her mother had died without leaving Pok-nam a single memory.
Fox News:
Oregon school suspends 8th-grader over battlefield cross T-shirt  —  An Oregon middle school cracked down last week on a student who showed up in a battlefield cross T-shirt that said, “Standing for those who stood for us.”  —  Eighth-grader Alan Holmes' T-shirt imagery of a rifle …
Christie Aschwanden / Mother Jones:
The harder you look the more cancers you'll find, but most will be harmless and will never threaten anyone's life. … Last year, results from a 25-year follow-up of two landmark studies tracking about 90,000 women concluded that mammography did not reduce breast cancer deaths at all.
Discussion: Unfogged
 
 
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