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11:55 AM 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.
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:
Discussion: Raw Story, Mother Jones and The Week
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Florida poll shows Trump in front, with Bush's help
Juan Williams / The Hill:   GOP hurts itself with Medicare attacks
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
GOP assigns staffer to handle debates, networks
Mike Allen / Politico:
RNC seeks to blunt revolt on debates
Discussion: NPR and Bloomberg.com news
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
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
It's Time For Jeb To Go  —  Until now, I have taken a benign view …
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:   What Changed While Jeb Was Gone
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Ex-Bush family advisor ‘flummoxed’ by Jeb's debate performance
Discussion: Bloomberg.com news
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
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
RT:
Only external force could have broken apart crashed Russian airliner - owner  —  The Russian passenger jet that crashed in Sinai, Egypt, must have been damaged by a force in flight and couldn't have just broken apart, the airline of the ill-fated Airbus A321 said.
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Washington Post:   Russian airline official rules out technical error as cause of crash
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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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Andy Puzder / Wall Street Journal:
The Slow-Motion Implosion of ObamaCare
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Wolfgang Münchau / Financial Times:
Enlargement and the euro are two big mistakes that ruined Europe
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Daily Mail:
Islamist extremists are extorting ‘infidel tax’ from fellow prisoners in some of Britain's toughest jails
Discussion: Pamela Geller and Jihad Watch
New York Times:
On Ballot, Ohio Grapples With Specter of Marijuana Monopoly
Ransdell Pierson / Reuters:
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Jazz Shaw / Hot Air:
Clinton campaign attorney represented voting group now charged with registering dead people
Telegraph:
Girls must choose career or motherhood, says top head
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New York Times:
In Arbitration, a ‘Privatization of the Justice System’
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Micah Morrison / New York Post:
Hillary Clinton's rogue agenda: Why Sid Blumenthal matters
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Harold Meyerson / American Prospect:
The Democrats in Opposition  —  They can become the party of working Americans and win.
Discussion: Slantpoint