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2:50 PM ET, October 14, 2015


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The Hill:
Trump: I should have Secret Service protection  —  NEW YORK — Donald Trump on Tuesday said the Secret Service should be giving him protection — and he suggested partisan politics might be why the agency isn't providing it.  —  In a 90-minute interview with The Hill, the Republican …
John Santucci / ABC News:
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Overnight ratings point to Democratic debate record  —  Final ratings won't come in until later in the day.  But preliminary Nielsen ratings indicate that CNN's Tuesday night debate was the highest-rated Democratic debate ever.  —  The 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. hours averaged an 11.2 household rating …
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Clinton crushes it  —  <p>The first debate was the Hillary and Bernie Show, and Hillary received top billing.</p><p>Not only was Hillary Clinton on the receiving end of the night's biggest gift — her rival, Bernie Sanders, declaring it time for people to shut up about her email scandal …
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
What Did We Learn From the Democratic Debate
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Trump on Clinton's debate performance: ‘Like her or not, she did her job’
Discussion: The Hill, ABC News, Daily Kos and The Week
Washington Post:
The CNN Democratic debate transcript, annotated … Tuesday night, five candidates participated in the first Democratic debate: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee.  We've posted the transcript below, with insight from the crew here at The Fix as well as the Fact Checker's Michelle Lee.
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
The First Democratic Debate  —  If you didn't watch the CNN Democratic candidates' debate or read our live-blogging of the proceedings last night, you should be aware that the media appetite for naming a clear winner has fed a post-debate trend towards labeling HRC as a gigantic, titanic, overwhelming cham-peen.
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
The Debate Lesson: America Now Has an Openly Socialist Party  —  Sure, this batch of candidates sounded like a bunch of loons.  They contended socialism is mostly about standing up to the richest one percent and promoting entrepreneurs and small business; climate change is the biggest national …
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's Democratic Debate Magic
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton towers over her debate rivals
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Ivanka Trump on how she feels about her dad's run: It's complicated  —  <p>Ivanka Trump believes the word “happy” is a complicated one to use regarding her feelings about her father running for president. </p><p>Trump, who was speaking at the Fortune Most Powerful Women summit in Washington on Wednesday …
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Megyn Kelly: We overestimated Trump's ‘anger management’
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and FTVLive
Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Ivanka Trump Defends Dad Donald's Comments on Women
Discussion: Mediaite
Daniel Tepfer / Connecticut Post:
Jury rules against aunt who sued boy over hug  —  BRIDGEPORT — The case of the aunt who sued her young nephew over a reckless birthday hug, may have hinged on a plate of hors d'oeuvres.  —  Jennifer Connell, who claimed the 8-year-old boy was negligent when he jumped in her arms …
Discussion: CNN, Althouse, KFOR-TV, Hot Air and Hit & Run
Aunt who sued nephew speaks out, says she was forced to go to trial … BRIDGEPORT —The aunt who sued her nephew for damages said that she was forced to do so by Connecticut law when the insurance company only wanted to pay her one dollar.  —  Jennifer Connell sued her nephew …
Discussion:, Daily Mail and KFOR-TV
Ben Terris / Washington Post:
I experienced the irresistible torture of watching Rand Paul's campaign livestream  —  In 1996 a woman named Jennifer Ringley decided to put a camera in her apartment and broadcast her entire life over the Internet.  Because it was a new and provocative concept, and because, hey …
Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Rand Paul Livestreams His Despair
Discussion: Hot Air and BuzzFeed
Poll: Trump dominates in Nevada, South Carolina overall and on the issues  —  Controversial remarks seem to only help Carson's bid  —  (CNN)Donald Trump holds double-digit leads over Ben Carson in both South Carolina and Nevada, the third and fourth states scheduled to hold nominating contests …
Sarah Stewart / KFOR-TV:
A look at Anthony Palma: Who is the man arrested for Kirsten Hatfield's murder?  —  MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - Anthony Palma lived just two doors down from Kirsten Hatfield when she disappeared in 1997.  —  And, he still lives there to this day.  —  On Tuesday, his home was surrounded …
Discussion:, Scared Monkeys and Daily Mail
Ian Cummings / Kansas City Star:
Man tries to put out garbage fire by driving over it in a van loaded with ammunition  —  Man abandons van after tires catch fire Flames set off live ammunition in van … A Clay County sheriff's deputy retreated to a safe distance from a van burning in a field Tuesday afternoon after he heard …
James Fallows / The Atlantic:
Why They're Running: Lessons From the Democratic Debate  —  A reader (who also happens to run a tech company) has an assessment of the debate that I find more useful than a lot of what's coming from the political pros.  Jeopardy-style, he formulates his observations in the form of a question:
Lamar Odom Fighting for His Life ... Found Unconscious at Nevada Brothel (UPDATE)  —  FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE  —  Found Unconscious at Nevada Brothel  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  11:00 PM PT — Lamar is still in a coma and his heart is failing ... our source says he is having serious problems with his kidneys and lungs as well.
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Sanders campaign reports bringing in $1.4 million from Dem debate  —  <p>Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign said Wednesday that it brought in just over $1.4 million from the Vermont senator's performance at the first Democratic presidential debate the night before. </p><p>The average contribution …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
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Discussion: Daily Mail
Terrence McCoy / Washington Post:
The secret surveillance of ‘suspicious’ blacks in one of the nation's poshest neighborhoods
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James Bennet / The Atlantic:
‘We Need an Energy Miracle’
Discussion: Guardian