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5:10 PM ET, October 27, 2015


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CBS News:
CBS/NYT Poll: Ben Carson edges out Donald Trump  —  Ben Carson has surpassed Donald Trump and now narrowly leads the Republican field in the race for the nomination in the latest national CBS News/New York Times Poll.  —  Twenty-six percent of Republican primary voters back Carson, giving him a four-point edge over Trump (22 percent).
New York Times:
Poll Watch: Ben Carson Edges Ahead Nationally in Times/CBS News Poll  —  Ben Carson has taken a narrow lead nationally in the Republican presidential campaign, dislodging Donald J. Trump from the top spot for the first time in months, according to a New York Times/CBS News survey released on Tuesday.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Morning Plum: A temporary outbreak of sanity in Washington  —  Late last night, Congressional leaders and the White House reached a big deal to avert default and keep the government funded.  Now it has to be sold to members of Congress in both parties, and conservatives are already revolting.
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Paul Ryan blasts Boehner over budget deal  —  <p>Rep. Paul Ryan on Tuesday blasted Speaker John Boehner, Senate leadership and the White House for the secretive process they used to negotiate a two-year budget and debt ceiling agreement that appears poised to pass Congress this week. </p><p>"I …
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
This budget deal is what GOP surrender looks like  —  Share Tweet Reddit Digg Mail Print SMS More  —  During the era of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, it's become popular in conservative circles to blast Republican leadership for surrendering.  —  These charges, in my view, were often not fair.
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Carson: I won't raise the debt ceiling as president
Discussion: Mediaite and The Daily Signal
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
Boehner Allies Say Budget Deal With Obama Will Boost Republican 2016 Nominee
Discussion: Politico, Associated Press and US News
Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
Freedom Caucus Member Demands Speaker Candidates Oppose Budget Deal
Discussion: Daily Kos and Associated Press
Loren Thomas / WLTX-TV:
Student Arrested Says She Was Standing Up for Classmate  —  Niya Kenny was arrested at Spring Valley High School following the altercation between her classmate and School Resource Officer Ben Fields.  —  CONNECT  —  Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Niya Kenny, 18, is speaking out after she was taken …
Liz Peek / The Fiscal Times:
How the FBI Could Derail Hillary Clinton's Presidential Run  —  James Comey - not Bernie Sanders — is the biggest challenge to Hillary Clinton's presidential ambitions, a prospect that should keep the former Secretary of State up at night.  The fiercely independent head of the FBI is directing …
Melkorka Licea / New York Post:
FBI warns of anarchist plot to ambush cops on Halloween  —  The FBI released an alert Monday warning the NYPD and police departments nationwide of a potentially dangerous anarchist group that says it plans to ambush cops on Halloween.  —  The extremist group - known as the National Liberation Militia …
CBS News:
FBI warns of possible “Halloween Revolt” by anarchists  —  The FBI has issued an alert to law enforcement about a possible “Halloween Revolt” by a dangerous anarchist group, an official has confirmed to CBS News.  —  Federal officials issued a bulletin to local police departments …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Poll: Clinton opens up 41-point lead in Iowa  —  <p>With Vice President Joe Biden officially out of the running and the Benghazi testimony behind her, Hillary Clinton has surged to a 41-point lead in the first caucus state of Iowa, according to results out Tuesday from the latest <a href="http …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Poll: Clinton routing Sanders by 41 points in Iowa
Discussion: New York Times and Daily Kos
Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
Clinton Clocks A 41-Point Lead Over Sanders In Iowa Poll
Discussion: Mediaite
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Pentagon chief unveils new plan for ISIS fight  —  Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday described new ways the U.S. military plans to increase pressure on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after months of criticism that the administration is not doing enough to defeat the terrorist group.
Missy Ryan / Washington Post:
Obama weighs moving U.S. troops closer to front lines in Syria, Iraq
Nick Gass / Politico:
Washington firm pitching Fiorina for paid speeches  —  <p>Carly Fiorina has a pretty packed campaign schedule, but she is also available for speaking engagements — on a limited basis, that is, according to an email sent by the speaking firm that represents the former Hewlett-Packard chief …
Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Carly Fiorina, Presidential Candidate, Available for Paid Speeches
Candida Moss / The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: Feds Investigate Hobby Lobby Boss for Illicit Artifacts  —  One of America's most famously Christian businesses is amassing a vast collection of Biblical antiquities.  The problem is some of them may have been looted from the Middle East.  —  In 2011, a shipment of somewhere between 200 …
David Daleiden / The Center for Medical Progress:
Planned Parenthood TX Doc: Harvesting Intact Fetal Heads “Will Give Me Something to Strive For”  —  #PPSellsBabyParts PLANNED PARENTHOOD TX DOC: HARVESTING INTACT FETAL HEADS “WILL GIVE ME SOMETHING TO STRIVE FOR”  —  Dr. Amna Dermish, Planned Parenthood Late-Term Abortion Doctor in Austin …
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Ted Cruz's plan to pick off the competition  —  <p>GLENWOOD, IOWA — It was a rainy morning when Ted Cruz arrived for the first of five stops on his Iowa schedule.  He could barely squeeze in the door.  So many people were stuffed in the three-room coffee shop that some opted to stand outside …
Discussion: Towleroad and Right Wing Watch
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Why aren't the GOP's presidential stragglers dropping out of the race?
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
Daria Grastara / Jeb 2016:
Jeb Bush: My Plan to Preserve, Protect and Reform Medicare and Social Security  —  As a great, prosperous and compassionate nation, we must ensure access to health care and retirement income security for our seniors.  But we must also face the fact that changes are needed to preserve and protect these programs for future generations.
Featured News:
REI Closing its Doors on Black Friday - Invites Nation to OptOutside  —  $2.2 billion specialty outdoor retailer will pay 12,000 employees to not work on November 27  —  SEATTLE - In a letter addressed to its 5.5 million members, REI, the nation's largest consumer co-op and specialty outdoor retailer …
Rod Lamkey / National Review:
Paul Ryan Pledges: No Immigration Reform under Obama  —  Paul Ryan has signed off on a letter promising restless members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) that he won't bring immigration-reform legislation to the House floor while President Obama remains in office.
Hugh Forrest / South by Southwest 2016 Music …:
Strong Community Management: Why We Canceled Two Panels For SXSW 2016  —  On Monday, October 26, SXSW Interactive made the call to cancel two sessions for the 2016 event: “SavePoint: A Discussion on the Gaming Community” and “Level Up: Overcoming Harassment in Games.”
Veronica Rocha / Los Angeles Times:
In Bruce Lee-like move, Northern California police department to adopt nunchakus  —  video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player … Graphic: comparing batons and nunchucks
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Patrick Howley / BREITBART.COM:
Wikipedia Trolls Tie Ben Carson To Pedophiles At Top Of Google Search Results
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
CNBC's John Harwood Has No Business Moderating A GOP Presidential Debate
Discussion: RedState
Carrie Lukas / New York Post:
There's a feminist civil war brewing over Caitlyn Jenner
Bruce Bookter / NewsBusters:
ESPN's Kornheiser Asks if Tea Party Like ‘ISIS,’ Trying to Set Up ‘Caliphate’
Discussion: Mediaite and The Daily Caller
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
A Frustrated Koch Brother Decides It's Time to ‘Spout Off’
Discussion: OnPolitics
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
Greenland Is Melting Away
Albert R. Hunt / Bloomberg View:
Imagine That: Cruz Vs. Rubio
Fox News:
Fox Nation:  —  Jesse Watters crashed Cornell University …
Discussion: Liberty Unyielding
Sara Jerde / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Says Polls Are ‘Not Very Scientific’ Now That He's No. 2 In Iowa
Discussion: Political Wire
Daily Mail:
Vigilante justice: Father ties up the 50-year-old pervert who stalked and harassed his teenage daughter to a lamp post