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5:35 PM ET, October 21, 2015


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Tarini Parti / BuzzFeed:
Hardline Republicans To Paul Ryan: Family Time Isn't In The Job Description For Speaker  —  WASHINGTON — Hardline conservatives were skeptical of Rep. Paul Ryan's potential bid for speaker almost immediately after he announced it, but it's not just differences in policy or process they are wary of.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Conservative media mocks ‘Emperor Ryan’  —  <p>Conservative media pundits chafed at Paul Ryan's list of conditions upon which he would agree to the speakership, mocking him as "Emperor Ryan" and "King Paul."</p><p> Ryan, the reluctant draftee to one of the most powerful offices …
NBC News:
First Read: 'We Don't Like Our Candidates Very Much'  —  First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.  —  Voters in the NBC/WSJ poll: “We don't like our candidates very much”
Discussion: Washington Post and NBC News
The Hill:
GOP to elect Speaker next week; conservatives skeptical of Ryan
Discussion: Politico
Elianayjohnson / National Review:
Speaker Ryan's Conditions
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
10 Freedom Caucus Members Publicly Reject Paul Ryan, Enough To Doom His Candidacy For Speaker
Discussion: The Slot
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Biden swipes at Hillary: ‘Naive’ to think GOP is the enemy  —  Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday took a swipe at Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, saying it's “naive” to think the country can be governed without working with Republicans.
New York Times:
Joe Biden Will Not Run for President in 2016  —  WASHINGTON — Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Wednesday that he would not be a candidate in the 2016 presidential campaign, bringing to a close a three-month exploration that began shortly after the death of his eldest child and threatened to fracture the Democratic Party.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Biden not running for president  —  <p>Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday ended months of breathless will-he-or-won't-he speculation about a potential presidential run, saying he's concluded that he's simply "out of time" to mount a real and winnable campaign.</p><p> The announcement …
Washington Post:
Full text: Biden's announcement that he won't run for president
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
Vice President Joe Biden is not running for president in 2016 …
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: The Joe Biden, Paul Ryan Split Screen
Netanyahu: Hitler Didn't Want to Exterminate the Jews  —  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked public uproar when on Wednesday he claimed that the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, was the one who planted the idea of the extermination of European Jewry in Adolf Hitler's mind.
Jodi Rudoren / New York Times:
Netanyahu Draws Broad Criticism After Saying a Palestinian Inspired Holocaust  —  Mr. Netanyahu said in a speech to the Zionist Congress on Tuesday night that “Hitler didn't want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews,” according to a transcript provided by his office.
Germany in response to Netanyahu: We are responsible for Holocaust
Discussion: NPR and The Free Thought Project
William Booth / Washington Post:
Netanyahu says Palestinian gave Hitler idea for the Holocaust
Elizabeth Wagmeister / Variety:
Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump Following ‘Live’ Appearance Cancellation  —  Donald Trump will no longer be stopping by “Jimmel Kimmel Live” tonight, as the presidential hopeful cancelled his appearance just hours before he was set for the late-night show.  —  Kimmel announced the news Tuesday morning on Howard Stern's radio show.
Miles E. Johnson / Mother Jones:
Donald Trump Says He Would Consider Closing Down Some US Mosques
Discussion: Daily Kos
Bob McManus / New York Post:   Donald Trump is doing America a service
Julie Phelan / ABC News:
Trump Leads in Expectations, Shows Strength on Attributes (POLL)  —  Donald Trump leads the Republican presidential field in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, not only in vote preferences but in expectations as well — a remarkable feat for the non-politician who's surprised …
Julie Phelan / ABC News:
Donald Trump Leads in Expectations, Shows Strength on Attributes (POLL)
Matthew Claiborne / ABC News:
Donald Trump Says Jeb Bush 'Embarrassed by What's Happening'
Ray Rivera / WCSC-TV:
Cops: Teen who lost tongue in sexual assault charged as an adult  —  By Lisa Weismann  —  Police say the 16-year-old who got his tongue bitten off while sexually assaulting a woman during a home invasion is being charged as an adult.  —  Antoine Miller has been charged …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
In U.S., 58% Back Legal Marijuana Use  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  PRINCETON, N.J. — A majority of Americans continue to say marijuana use should be legal in the United States, with 58% holding that view, tying the high point in Gallup's 46-year trend.  —  Americans' support for legal marijuana has steadily grown over time.
Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
‘Back to the Future’ Writer: Biff Tannen Is Based on Donald Trump  —  Yes, today, October 21st, 2015, is the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to in Back to the Future Part II.  The film's architect, Bob Gale, opens up about his prescient film.  —  There's a very specific analog between Biff Tannen …
Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom Call Off Divorce ... We're Giving Marriage a Second Chance  —  Khloe and Lamar have jointly gone to court to dismiss their divorce case, because they want to stay husband and wife ... TMZ has learned.  —  Khloe's lawyer Laura Wasser went before a judge Wednesday morning …
Discussion: Hollywood Life, and
Andrew Kirell / The Daily Beast:
CNN Hires Bob Beckel Months After Fox Kicked Him to the Curb  —  He was the token angry liberal on Fox News for many years—until they fired him over ‘personal issues.’ Months later, he's resurfaced at CNN, looking for redemption.  —  Welcome back, Bob.  —  Four months after being …
James Hibberd /
MYTHBUSTERS TO END WITH FINAL SEASON  —  Exclusive: Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman react to Discovery's longest-running series concluding in separate interviews  —  There's no debunking this one: The next season of Discovery's Mythbusters will be its last, EW has learned exclusively.
Dog shot by Florida City police officer  —  Animal rescue volunteer says dog shot 3 times in head  —  Author: Amanda Batchelor, Senior Digital Editor,  —  Neki Mohan, Reporter, Anchor,  —  FLORIDA CITY, Fla. -  —  A woman from Florida City …
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Erin Kelly / USA Today:
Senate Democrats block bill to strip federal funds from ‘sanctuary cities’
Discussion: Hot Air
Michael Grunwald / Politico:
Grover Norquist isn't finished
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Carl C. Icahn / Carl Icahn:
Letter Discussing Desperately Needed Legislation