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11:55 PM ET, November 3, 2015


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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Is Ben Carson Running for President?  —  Or is he running a clever marketing scam?  —  On February 7, 2013, Ben Carson appeared at a National Prayer Breakfast, where he visibly annoyed President Obama by delivering a right-wing speech denouncing Obamacare and cultural liberalism, and calling for a flat tax based on the biblical tithe.
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Carson Blames Enemy ‘Submarine’ For Questions About Ties To Company (AUDIO)  —  Dr. Ben Carson on Tuesday suggested that a rival presidential campaign had leaked information about his relationship to a medical supplement company to a conservative news outlet in order to discredit him.
Erick Erickson / Erick on the Radio:
Ben Carson's Burn Rate
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and VodkaPundit
David Corn / Mother Jones:
Ben Carson on Americans: “Many of Them Are Stupid.”
Obama rips into 2016 GOP field, mocks their debate complaints  —  (CNN)President Barack Obama tore into Republican presidential candidates Monday night at a Democratic fundraising event in New York, saying their complaints about CNBC's debate moderation aren't an encouraging preview for their governing abilities.
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Republicans struggle with defections from debates plan
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Zeke J Miller / TIME:
Jeb Bush Says He Was Wrong about France's Workweek  —  “I really did a disservice to the French,” he joked  —  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush lightheartedly apologized to the people of France on Tuesday for making fun of their work week during last week's Republican debate.
Brad Mielke / ABC News:
Here at a barn in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush was fired up.
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Republican Bevin wins Kentucky governor's race  —  Republican Matt Bevin easily won Kentucky's governorship on Tuesday as the GOP made major inroads in a state that had stubbornly resisted the party at the state level even as it voted reliably Republican in federal contests in recent years.
Eitan Hersh / FiveThirtyEight:
How Democrats Suppress The Vote  —  In the ongoing fight between Democrats and Republicans over election procedures like voter ID and early voting, the Democrats are supposedly the champions of higher turnout and reducing barriers to participation.  But when it comes to scheduling off-cycle elections6 …
Nicholas Stephanopoulos / The Atlantic:
A Feasible Roadmap to Compulsory Voting
Discussion: Hit & Run and Hullabaloo
Hey Ted Cruz, You're Holding Your Gun Backwards  —  Staunch gun rights advocate Ted Cruz is here seen holding a shotgun while being interviewed by CNN.  Can you see what he's doing wrong?  That's right, he's violating the first two rules of gun safety.  —  When you learn to shoot …
Hbo Pr / Medium:
JON STEWART AND HBO CONCLUDE EXCLUSIVE FOUR-YEAR PRODUCTION PACT  —  Deal Kicks Off With Creation Of Topical Short-Form Digital Content  —  Jon Stewart and HBO have concluded an exclusive four-year production pact, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Megyn Kelly Ridicules GOP Debate Letter: Want A Foot Massage Too?  —  Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Monday night mocked the letter drafted by Republican presidential campaigns listing a series of rules and questions for networks hosting future debates.  —  After listing some of the demands …
Nick Gass / Politico:
GOP campaigns fail to unite around debate demands
Discussion: ABC News and Mediaite
Ginger Gibson / Reuters:
Republicans trust Trump on economy, nuclear weapons: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  Donald Trump is the Republican candidate most trusted to manage the economy, deal with foreign leaders and serve as commander in chief, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll of Republicans conducted after the party's third debate.
Glenn WhippContact / Los Angeles Times:
Quentin Tarantino says police boycotts don't intimidate him: 'I'm not a cop hater'  —  Under fire from law enforcement groups across the country, director Quentin Tarantino said Tuesday that his remarks condemning police brutality have been misrepresented to “demonize” him and deflect attention away from the issue.
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
Bygones: Israel and the U.S. Try to Move Beyond Iran  —  Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dispatched his defense chief, Moshe “Bogie” Ya'alon, to Washington, to help smooth the way for his own visit next week, which will be his first since President Barack Obama defeated …
Fight over Confederate Flag decal could be investigated as hate crime, police say  —  WARNING: Video above may be violent for some viewers.  Watch with discretion.  —  SALT LAKE CITY — A fight outside a Salt Lake City hotel early Sunday morning could possibly be investigated as a hate crime, authorities said Monday.
Peter Fricke / Campus Reform:
VIDEO: Administrators literally shred Constitution after reporter calls it ‘oppressive’ and ‘triggering’  — A reporter from Project Veritas covertly filmed administrators at Vassar College agreeing to shred the Constitution.  — Other profs. at Oberlin are shown in the video seemingly agreeing …
Heidi Beirich / Southern Poverty Law Center:
What's the Matter with Kansas' Kris Kobach?  —  On Oct. 25, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was a featured speaker at a “writers' workshop” put on by the white nationalist The Social Contract Press (TSCP), according to a report from the Center for New Community.  For an elected official, this is a problem.
Rob Polansky / WFSB-TV:
Joe Ganim claims victory in Bridgeport mayor's race  —  According to unofficial results, the city of Bridgeport has a new mayor.  —  On Tuesday evening, Joe Ganim claimed victory in the race for mayor, as he received more than 59 percent of the votes.  —  “Tonight we won overwhelmingly …
Discussion: Political Wire and CBS New York
Sudanese citizen tried to kill Israeli on int'l flight  —  Israeli worker in Africa attacked by Sudanese citizen during an Ethiopian Airlines flight; crew members, Lebanese passenger save the Israeli and overpower attacker.  —  Itai Blumenthal  —  Ethiopian authorities arrested …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Jihad Watch
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
DNC chief to Trump: ‘Just keep talking’  —  The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee on Tuesday urged GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump to keep talking, saying the outspoken billionaire's comments are a godsend heading into the 2016 election.
Discussion: Mediaite
Nick Gass / Politico:
Texas man snaps up  —  Jeb Bush could fix this.  —  The former Florida governor apparently failed to secure the domain name when he rolled out the slogan as part of the relaunch of his sagging presidential campaign.  —  In the meantime, Jimmy Flannigan …
Akarshan Kumar / The Twitter Blog:
Hearts on Twitter  —  We hope you like what you see on Twitter and Vine today: hearts!  —  We are changing our star icon for favorites to a heart and we'll be calling them likes.  We want to make Twitter easier and more rewarding to use, and we know that at times the star could be confusing, especially to newcomers.
Ian Shapira / Washington Post:
‘Take Yo Panties Off’ defense: Redskins cite other protected products in trademark appeal  —  Nearly four months after a federal judge ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins' federal trademark registrations for disparaging Native Americans, the National Football League team …
Nasser Karimi / Associated Press:
Iran Ayatollah: ‘Death to America’ refers to US policies  —  1 photo  —  TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The slogan “Death to America” is not aimed at the American people, but rather American policies, Iran's supreme leader said in comments reported on his official website Tuesday.
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Lauren French / Politico:
Freedom Caucus giving Ryan benefit of the doubt
Discussion: Hot Air and CNN
Polish Football Fans Unfurl 50-Foot ‘Stand And Defend Christianity’ Banner At Premier League Match
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Rosalie Murphy / Desert Sun:
Police investigating LGBT leaders' attack as hate crime
Discussion: Towleroad and Raw Story
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Scandal, Explicit Emails, Behind The Most Expensive Supreme Court Race In American History
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Lawrence H. Summers / Washington Post:
Larry Summers: Advanced economies are so sick we need a new way to think about them
Andrew M. Duehren / Harvard News:
At Harvard Law School, Students Call for Change of Seal
USA Today:
Hacktivist group Anonymous publishes names of alleged Ku Klux Klan members
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Margaret Cho tells Stephen Colbert white people ruined racist jokes: ‘White fragility is so annoying’
 Earlier Items: 
David Roberts / Vox:
Staring at computers at night is frying your brain. Here's one easy fix.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
David French / National Review:
White Liberals Love Black Radicals — That's Why They Love Ta-Nehisi Coates
Discussion: Progress Pond
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Top Republican says ObamaCare could ‘collapse’ this year
Discussion: Daily Kos and New York Times
Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project:
U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious