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12:15 PM ET, November 2, 2015

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David Weigel / Washington Post:
Read the letter that Ben Ginsberg drafted for the GOP summit  —  At the start of a meeting Sunday night between 12 of the 14 leading Republican presidential campaigns, GOP lawyer and dealmaker Ben Ginsberg distributed a draft of a letter that could be sent to any media sponsor.
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Morning Plum: Republicans shoot themselves in foot with Latinos, again  —  Republicans are pulling out of their only scheduled debate that would be aired on a Spanish-language TV network.  So Democrats may respond by holding a second gathering aired on one.
David Weigel / Washington Post:
GOP contenders demand greater control over crucial debates  —  Several Republican presidential campaigns began mapping out new demands Sunday for greater control over the format and content of primary debates, which have attracted big audiences and become strategically critical for the 2016 cycle's expansive field of contenders.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Partisan Growth Gaps  —  Last week The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed article by Carly Fiorina titled “Hillary Clinton Flunks Economics,” ridiculing Mrs. Clinton's assertions that the U.S. economy does better under Democrats.  “America,” declared Ms. Fiorina, “needs someone …
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Read the new debate host questions Ben Ginsberg has compiled from Republican campaigns  —  Ben Ginsberg, the Republican attorney who's become the pro bono debate negotiator for frustrated GOP candidates, has amended his initial letter of questions to TV networks.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: Debate Over Debates Riles GOP
Discussion: Raw Story, Mother Jones and The Week
Juan Williams / The Hill:   GOP hurts itself with Medicare attacks
Candace Smith / ABC News:
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Peter Schorsch / Florida Politics:
Richard Corcoran, former Marco Rubio chief of staff, endorses Jeb Bush for president  —  When Jeb Bush campaigns through the Sunshine State on Monday he will be joined by a powerful Florida politician many will be surprised to see at his side.  —  Richard Corcoran, the Florida House Speaker Designate …
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Florida poll shows Trump in front, with Bush's help
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
It's Time For Jeb To Go  —  Until now, I have taken a benign view …
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Ex-Bush family advisor ‘flummoxed’ by Jeb's debate performance
Discussion: Politico and Bloomberg.com news
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:   What Changed While Jeb Was Gone
Isabelle Fraser / Telegraph:
Russian plane crash: Final moments of doomed airliner revealed in flight data as experts say bomb most likely cause - latest news  —  The airline of the jet that crashed into the Sinai had not paid its staff in over two months, Russian news agencies have reported.
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Washington Post:   Russian airline official rules out technical error as cause of crash
Brian Faler / Politico:
Ryan's move could be big boost for tax reform  —  Paul Ryan's rise to House speaker is fanning hopes that a once-in-a-generation tax overhaul might be on the horizon.  —  The Wisconsin Republican who claimed the gavel last week is one of Congress' preeminent tax experts …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Jake Sherman / Politico:
Ryan hires 8 communications staffers
Tennessean.com:
Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson dies at 73  —  Fred Thompson, a former U.S. senator for Tennessee, GOP presidential candidate, Watergate attorney and longtime “Law and Order” star, has died.  —  Mr. Thompson, 73, died on Sunday from after a recurrence of lymphoma, according to a statement issued from the Thompson family.
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Liam Stack / New York Times:
Fred Thompson, Former Senator, Actor and Presidential Candidate, Dies at 73
Chicago Tribune:
Family of man shot by customer with concealed carry license: 'Something doesn't seem right'  —  The stepson of a 55-year-old suspected robber shot dead Saturday night at a Southwest Side store by a customer with a concealed carry license expressed anger, frustration and doubt about the incident Sunday.
Andy Puzder / Wall Street Journal:
The Slow-Motion Implosion of ObamaCare  —  I see firsthand in my company why not enough people are signing up and premiums are rising.  —  Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced recently that she expects 10 million people to be enrolled in health-care coverage through …
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump slams Wasserman Schultz as ‘crazy’ and ‘highly neurotic’  —  Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a “crazy,” “highly neurotic woman” but the Democratic National Committee chairwoman “negotiated a great deal” for Democratic debates, Donald Trump said Monday.  —  Appearing on Sirius XM's …
Discussion: The Week
Anita Bennett / The Wrap:
Quentin Tarantino Expected to Apologize for Police Brutality Comments (Exclusive)  —  Director is planning to break his silence after the controversial remarks, but Jamie Foxx tells Tarantino to “keep telling the truth”  —  After a week of silence and rising police outrage …
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Cruz's silent super PACs a growing worry for campaign  —  The super PACs backing Cruz's presidential run have yet to reserve any TV time in the early primary states - or anywhere else - despite a combined $38 million warchest that ranks second only to Jeb Bush's $103 million operation.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and BuzzFeed
 
 
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Dave Boyer / Washington Times:
$20 trillion man: National debt nearly doubles during Obama presidency
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Wolfgang Münchau / Financial Times:
Enlargement and the euro are two big mistakes that ruined Europe
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Telegraph:
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Discussion: Guardian and Daily Mail
Micah Morrison / New York Post:
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Harold Meyerson / American Prospect:
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