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Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / TIME:
Ben Carson Is Terrible for Black Americans  —  TIME columnist Abdul-Jabbar is a six-time NBA champion and league Most Valuable Player.  He is also a celebrated author, filmmaker and education ambassador.  Minority of One, a documentary on Abdul-Jabbar's life and career, premieres Nov. 3 on HBO Sports.
A tale of two Carsons  — At the core of Ben Carson's narrative of spiritual redemption are his acts of violence as an angry young man  — But nine friends, classmates and neighbors who grew up with Carson told CNN they have no memory of the anger or violence the candidate has described
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Elder Bush Says His Son Was Served Badly by Aides  —  WASHINGTON — After years of holding back, former President George Bush has finally broken his public silence about some of the key figures in his son's administration, issuing scathing critiques of Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Bush's Rubio attack plan backfires
Discussion: Erick on the Radio
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Right-wing media aims at Rubio
Discussion: Liberaland and National Review
Rich Lowry / Politico:
Can We Trust Rubio on Immigration?
Discussion: National Review
CBS News:
Ben Carson's unusual theory about pyramids  —  NAPLES, Florida — Ben Carson stood by his long-held belief about ancient pyramids in Egypt, that they were used to store grain, rather than to inter pharaohs.  —  Asked about this Wednesday, Carson told CBS News, “It's still my belief, yes.”
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Carson: ‘Secular Progressives’ Are Welcome To Ridicule Pyramid Theory  —  Ben Carson is standing by his theory that the Egyptian pyramid theory — that the pyramids were built by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain — which has come under scrutiny since Buzzfeed surfaced a 1998 video of Carson referencing it.
Michael E. Miller / Washington Post:
Ben Carson believes Joseph built Egypt's pyramids to store grain — and it just might get him some votes  —  On Wednesday, a 17-year-old video surfaced of Ben Carson claiming that the Old Testament figure Joseph built the Egyptian pyramids to store food.  —  “My own personal theory …
Mark Maremont / Wall Street Journal:
Ben Carson States, Wrongly, That Founding Fathers ‘Had No Elected Office Experience’  —  Ben Carson tried to compare his own lack of political experience to that of the Founding Fathers.  The trouble is, he got his history wrong.  —  In a Facebook post late Wednesday, Mr. Carson …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Daily Mail:
UC Merced stabbing suspect identified as Faisal Mohammad after he was shot dead  —  A student who stabbed four people inside a classroom at the University of California, Merced, before he was killed by police has been identified.  —  Faisal Mohammad, a freshman from Santa Clara who majored …
Bindi Irwin — Judge Rejects ‘DWTS’ Contract ... No Proof Her Dad Died  —  JUDGE REJECTS ‘DWTS’ CONTRACT  —  No Proof Her Dad Died … Bindi Irwin is caught in a tangled legal web ... her “Dancing with the Stars” contract just got rejected because a judge needs proof her dad is dead.
New York Times:
Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by New York Attorney General  —  The New York attorney general has begun a sweeping investigation of Exxon Mobil to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how those risks might hurt the oil business.
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Ben Carson: Trans People Don't Deserve ‘Extra Rights,’ Like Using Bathroom  —  A week after claiming his anti-gay positions didn't make him homophobic, Ben Carson has suggested that transgender people should be segregated to their own separate restrooms.  —  Speaking with Fusion's Jorge Ramos …
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and BuzzFeed
Andrew Dugan / Gallup:
Carson Best-Liked of All Presidential Candidates  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Political novice Ben Carson retains his formidable edge in popularity over his Republican presidential rivals, with a net favorable score of +59 among Republicans nationwide.  But Carson is popular not only with Republicans …
Raheem Kassam / Breitbart:
War On Christmas: Starbucks Red Cups Are Emblematic Of The Christian Culture Cleansing Of The West  —  Before I knew what coffee was supposed to taste like, my friends and I used trot off to my nearest Starbucks almost every day (we thought we were très sophistiqué) after school …
Ellen Knickmeyer / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Brown had state workers research oil on ranch  —  2 photos  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling potential and history at the Brown family's private land in Northern California.
Explaining Extreme Events of 2014  —  Human activities, such as greenhouse gas emissions and land use, influenced specific extreme weather and climate events in 2014, including tropical cyclones in the central Pacific, heavy rainfall in Europe, drought in East Africa, and stifling heat waves in Australia …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Sanders, in tonal shift, backs investigation of Clinton emails  —  In his most explicit critique of Hillary Clinton's email controversy to date, Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders told The Wall Street Journal that if the former secretary of state skirted public-records requests …
Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Bernie Sanders Takes Gloves Off Against Hillary Clinton in Interview
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
The Path to a Wild GOP Convention  —  Primary rules open the possibility that no candidate will win a majority of delegates.  —  At the past 16 Republican National Conventions, the party's presidential nominee has been selected on the first ballot.  That long streak might end next year.
Ian Hanchett / Breitbart:
Tarantino: Police Brutality Is ‘Ultimately’ ‘A Problem of White Supremacy’  —  Director Quentin Tarantino defended his comments that have triggered boycotts from police unions, and argued police brutality “ultimately what I feel is a problem of white supremacy in this country” on Wednesday's “All In with Chris Hayes” on MSNBC.
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Paul Davidson / USA Today:
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
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Elizabeth Harrington / Washington Free Beacon:
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Edward Morrissey / The Fiscal Times:
Collapsing Obamacare Co-ops Signal Big Trouble to Come
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
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Lauren French / Politico:
Nancy Pelosi's power play
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Sam Tanenhaus / news:
How Richard Nixon Created Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Washington Post and ABC News