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10:10 PM ET, October 26, 2015


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Jeremy Turnage / WIS-TV:
Video shows confrontation between Spring Valley student and school resource officer  —  Spring Valley High School officials and Richland County sheriff's deputies are investigating after a video supposedly taken at the high school shows a confrontation between a female student and the school's resource officer.
Video Surfaces of Incident at Spring Valley High  —  Richland County, SC (WLTX) - A video has surfaced online of an incident between a Spring Valley High School student and a school resource officer that occurred inside a classroom.  —  The video began spreading on social media sites Monday afternoon.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Jaeah Lee / Mother Jones:
Disturbing Video Shows School Cop Body Slam and Drag a Black Female Student  —  Authorities in Richland County, South Carolina, are investigating a video that surfaced Monday showing a uniformed officer aggressively confronting a high school student.  Local station WIS-TV reports …
Discussion: Raw Story
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Congress and White House Near Budget Deal  —  WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders and the Obama administration are close to a crucial budget deal that would modestly increase domestic spending over the next two years, make cuts in social programs and raise the federal borrowing limit.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
White House, GOP near two-year budget deal  —  Senior White House officials and congressional leaders are nearing a deal to raise the debt limit and set the federal budget for the next two years, say sources familiar with the talks.  —  The agreement is not yet final, as negotiators still need …
Bloomberg Business:
Republicans Outline U.S. Debt Extension, Spending Plan
Maxie Gardner / WHNT-TV:
Decatur City Schools addresses teacher's controversial Halloween costume  —  DECATUR, Ala. - A representative from Decatur City Schools called a news conference Monday morning in reference to a controversial picture on social media.  During the conference, Superintendent Ed Nichols read a letter of apology from the teacher involved.
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Jeb: Brother's response to 9/11 was ‘awe-inspiring’  —  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says his brother George W. Bush responded in an “awe-inspiring” way to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and suggests he would learn from his sibling's leadership if he wins the presidency.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Sara Jerde / Talking Points Memo:
‘Supergirl’ Star Responds to Jeb Bush Calling Her ‘Pretty Hot’ (VIDEO)  —  Melissa Benoist, the star of the CBS show “Supergirl,” said Monday that she didn't know what to think about Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's comment that he thought she “looked pretty hot.”
Discussion: Mediaite
Eli Stokols / Politico:
Bush family gathers to rescue Jeb
Mark Halperin / Bloomberg Business:
The Most Likely Next President Is Hillary Clinton  —  And Republicans are in denial about it.  —  MarkHalperin  —  A virulent strain of Clinton Derangement Syndrome, which scientists and Republicans thought had been wiped out at the end of the last century, is now inflicting millions of conservative Americans.
Annie Karni / Politico:
Sanders campaign: Clinton started it
Discussion: news
William Saletan / Slate:
Hillary Clinton Is Smearing Bernie Sanders as a Sexist
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Can Carson win GOP nomination?  —  The possibility of Ben Carson becoming the Republican presidential nominee is being raised with increasing urgency after he knocked Donald Trump out of first place in two Iowa polls late last week.  —  But there are plenty of skeptics within Republican ranks …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Poll: Carson opens up 14-point lead over Trump in Iowa
Discussion: The Week
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Why Trump isn't fading like the GOP establishment expected
Discussion: VodkaPundit
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
Prized Horse Is Led Out of Stall and Butchered in Florida  —  Just before 7 a.m. Sunday, Deborah H. Stephens, a renowned American equestrian, arrived at her horse barn in Palmetto, Fla., to check on some paperwork and prepare for the day's lessons.  —  Suddenly, one of the barn workers appeared …
Discussion: Daily Mail
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump's Other Small Loan From Daddy-O: A Few Million Bucks To Help Pay Off His Debts
Discussion: Daily Kos
Sarah Schweitzer /
Trump unleashes criticism of US foreign policy in N.H.  —  ATKINSON, NH - Businessman Donald Trump told a packed room the United States should not challenge countries that require women to wear burkas as he unleashed a full-throttle criticism of America's current foreign policy.
Discussion: Salon, Mediaite, Hot Air, The Slot and Mashable
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Rubio gives up on Senate: ‘He hates it’  —  Marco Rubio is a U.S. senator.  And he just can't stand it anymore.  —  “I don't know that ‘hate’ is the right word,” Rubio said in an interview.  “I'm frustrated.”  —  This year, as Rubio runs for president, he has cast the Senate …
David Roberts / Vox:
The House science committee is worse than the Benghazi committee  —  Last Thursday, the nation watched with a mix of amusement and horror as the House Benghazi committee spent 11 hours grilling Hillary Clinton on a bizarre farrago of issues, many of which bore only tangential connection to the Benghazi attack.
Washington Post:
What Americans blame most for mass shootings (Hint: it's not gun laws)  —  As Democrats look to make gun violence a core issue in the 2016 presidential campaign, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds wide agreement that gun violence is a problem but bitter and stark division on whether …
Jim Norman / Gallup:
In U.S., Support for Tea Party Drops to New Low  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans' support for the Tea Party has dropped to its lowest level since the movement emerged on the national political scene prior to the 2010 midterm elections.
Ken Dilanian / Associated Press:
Troops who sought strike thought Taliban had hospital  —  4 photos  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army Green Berets who requested the Oct. 3 airstrike on the Doctors without Borders trauma center in Afghanistan were aware it was a functioning hospital but believed it was under Taliban control, The Associated Press has learned.
Discussion: Mediaite and Washington Post
David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:
Melissa Harris-Perry Scolds Guest to Be ‘Super Careful’ About Saying ‘Hard Worker’ Because Of Slavery  —  MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry derailed a conversation about potential Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) Saturday to admonish a guest for calling him a “hard worker,” …
William M. Daley / Washington Post:
The GOP's dysfunction all started with Sarah Palin  —  William M. Daley was White House chief of staff from 2011 to 2012.  —  When The Post's front page declares: “Republicans are on the verge of ceasing to function as a national party,” it's time to ask: How did this come to pass?
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Justice Kennedy Suggests That Kim Davis Should Resign  —  Justice Anthony Kennedy, a member of the Supreme Court's conservative bloc who nevertheless has authored several important gay rights opinions, suggested during an event at Harvard Law School last Thursday that public officials …
Paola Chavez / ABC News:
2016 Marketplace Affordability Snapshot … The next Open Enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace begins on November 1, 2015 for coverage starting on January 1, 2016.  According to an HHS analysis, about 8 out of 10 returning consumers will be able to buy a plan with premiums less …
NBA's Glen Rice Jr. — Shot In Leg ... In Gunfight At T.I.'s Restaurant  —  SHOT IN LEG  —  In Gunfight At T.I.'s Restaurant  —  BREAKING NEWS  —  The man who was shot in the leg at T.I.'s Atlanta restaurant is former NBA player Glen Rice Jr. — son of Glen Rice.
Nicky Woolf / Guardian:
IRS possessed Stingray cellphone surveillance gear, documents reveal  —  Exclusive: Invoices reveal tax service, 13th federal agency to use secretive dragnet, upgraded device that pretends to be cellphone tower to gather metadata  —  The Internal Revenue Service is the latest in a growing list …
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Surprise: Florida and Texas Excel in Math and Reading Scores  —  When the Education Department releases its biennial scorecard of reading and math scores for all 50 states this week, Florida and Texas are likely to look pretty mediocre.  In 2013, the last time that scores were released …
Discussion: National Review and Mother Jones
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Brian M. Rosenthal / Houston Chronicle:
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Discussion: Daily Mail
James Mietus / Campus Reform:
REPORT: 99.51% of top liberal arts prof. contributions go to Dems
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Vice President Joe Biden accuses ‘people’ of very bad journalism
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Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
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