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9:45 AM ET, November 4, 2015

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John Podhoretz / New York Post:
The meaning of Ben Carson's stunning rise  —  It's very meaningful that the surgeon Ben Carson appears to be taking the lead in the polling for the GOP nomination — but not in the ways you might expect.  —  First, it means Donald Trump has stalled out.  Given Trump's standing atop the polls …
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Jeb Bush plummets in latest national poll  —  Jeb Bush's support among Republicans nationally has plummeted to the low single digits in the latest Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday, as the former Florida governor's campaign seeks to hit refresh with its “Jeb Can Fix It” tour.
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.
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Clinton, Carson in Dead Heat in 2016 Matchup, New Poll Finds
Brad Mielke / ABC News:
Here at a barn in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush was fired up.
Discussion: Politico and Bloomberg Business
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Iowa GOP expects record turnout
Discussion: Political Wire
Erick Erickson / Erick on the Radio:
Ben Carson's Burn Rate
Discussion: The Week, The PJ Tatler and VodkaPundit
Katherine Driessen / Houston Chronicle:
Houston Equal Rights Ordinance fails by wide margin  —  Houston's controversial equal rights ordinance failed by a wide margin Tuesday, with voters opting to repeal the law that offered broad non-discrimination protections, according to incomplete and unofficial returns.
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Russell Berman / The Atlantic:
How Bathroom Fears Conquered Transgender Rights in Houston  —  Houston would seem, at first glance, an unlikely the site for the gay-rights movement's first major setback since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.  —  The nation's fourth-largest city has elected …
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.
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
GOP candidates move forward with plan for greater debate control
Tampa Bay Times:
Marco Rubio spent lavishly on a GOP credit card, but some transactions are still secret
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
The Republican field has a new target: Marco Rubio
Discussion: Political Wire and PoliticusUSA
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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.
Kyle Kondik / Politico:
How Democrats Could Win the House.  Really.  —  Whatever happens in the White House a year from now, it's an article of faith that not much will change in the House, where Republicans have a seeming lock on the majority.  —  But wait: the ascendancy of Donald Trump and Ben Carson just might have cracked the window open.
Discussion: Political Wire and The Week
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Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
McAuliffe's hopes for Senate majority dashed
Discussion: Slantpoint
The Hill:
Ryan refuses to rule out riders on spending bill  —  New Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday refused to rule out attaching legislative policy riders to an omnibus spending bill, foreshadowing a possible confrontation with President Obama next month.  —  “This is the legislative branch …
Discussion: Instapundit
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Lauren French / Politico:
Freedom Caucus giving Ryan benefit of the doubt
Discussion: Hot Air and CNN
Denver Post:
Jefferson County Public Schools see new five-member board take over after election  —  LAKEWOOD — Voters overwhelmingly chose to recall three members of the Jefferson County school board Tuesday night and elected two others to form an entirely new board in Colorado's second-largest school district.
Alan Johnson / The Columbus Dispatch:
Ohioans reject legalizing marijuana  —  Ohioans pushed a monopoly marijuana-legalization proposal out the door Tuesday by a nearly 2-to-1 vote.  —  But the question is, will pot make a comeback?  —  Although Issue 3 was handily defeated, the debate and conversations about the issue …
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
Donald Trump could win over Hispanics who fear job competition from illegals  —  To hear political pundits tell it, Donald Trump has little chance to attract enough Hispanic voters to win the presidency in 2016 because of his plans to build a border wall and deport all illegal immigrants in America.
Yanan Wang / Washington Post:
‘Jeb Can Fix It’ backfires in the hands of Internet meme-makers and trolls  —  If you've ever wondered what Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush would look like in denim overalls, workman boots and a hard hat, look no further.  As of Monday, the Internet has got you covered.
Gizmodo:
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 …
Roger Simon / Politico:
Why are the candidates so afraid of the press?  —  Just before the doors to the press bus close with a sigh, a tall, tanned man with weathered skin leaps aboard and walks to the rear.  —  He is wearing a brown suit with a carefully folded white pocket handkerchief.  His dark hair is slicked back.
 
 
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Fox News:
San Francisco sheriff known for ‘sanctuary city’ defense loses re-election bid
Discussion: Political Insider blog and Hot Air
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
The Case for Bernie Sanders
Jonathan Allen / Reuters:
U.S. Republicans ask IRS to audit Clinton charity's finances
Discussion: Fox News and Politico
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
Bygones: Israel and the U.S. Try to Move Beyond Iran
Rob Polansky / WFSB-TV:
Joe Ganim claims victory in Bridgeport mayor's race
Discussion: Political Wire and CBS New York
 Earlier Items: 
Glenn WhippContact / Los Angeles Times:
Quentin Tarantino says police boycotts don't intimidate him: 'I'm not a cop hater'
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