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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 …
Discussion: Mashable and Raw Story
Peter Cooney / Reuters:
Obama does not think Trump will ‘end up being president’  —  President Barack Obama said Donald Trump was “the classic reality TV character” who had tapped into something real in the Republican Party but was unlikely to end up as president.  —  “He is a great publicity-seeker …
Discussion: 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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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 …
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 …
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
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Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Founder: Freedom Caucus not sold on Ryan
Discussion: Politico
Julia Hahn / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE- NumbersUSA President: Paul Ryan ‘Terrifying,’ ‘Open Borders Seeps Out of Every Pore Of His Being’
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.
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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Frank Bruni / New York Times:   The Republicans' Ugly Revolt
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Romney's path to GOP nomination eludes Jeb
Discussion: Progress Pond
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
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.
Sarah Boxer / The Atlantic:
The Exemplary Narcissism of Snoopy … It really was a dark and stormy night.  On February 12, 2000, Charles Schulz—who had single-handedly drawn some 18,000 Peanuts comic strips, who refused to use assistants to ink or letter his comics, who vowed that after he quit, no new Peanuts strips would be made …
 
 
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Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
McConnell denounces Obama's ‘mind-boggling’ foreign policy
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How Could Hillary Lose?  —  <p>"If a candidate has ever …
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Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
GOP hard-liners seek more power by changing rules. That could mean more chaos.
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Monthly