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3:41 AM ET, November 6, 2015


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Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Fox Business debate: Christie, Huckabee bumped from main stage  —  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee have failed to qualify for the prime time Republican debate on November 10, making them the first top-tier candidates to be relegated to the undercard round …
Discussion: RedState and Independent Journal
Christie fails to make main stage at Fox Business debate  —  Chris Christie failed to make the cut for the main stage at the upcoming Fox Business Network/Wall Street Journal debate, a major blow for the New Jersey governor who has struggled to gain traction in the presidential race.
Stacie Sherman / Bloomberg Business:
Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee Seated at Kiddie Table  —  The New Jersey Governor failed to make the criteria Fox Business established for participation in the main debate on Nov. 10.  —  sserve  —  After barely making the cut for the first three Republican debates …
Discussion: Politico
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
The Path to a Wild GOP Convention
Sheriff: UC Merced attacker planned to kill “a lot of people”  —  Sheriff says manifesto indicates attacker was angered over being kicked out of study group  —  Attacker was 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad from Santa Clara  —  Mohammad's plan apparently interrupted by construction worker
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.
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:   Ben Carson: Trans People Don't Deserve ‘Extra Rights,’ Like Using Bathroom
Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
Listen to Ben Carson's New Rap Ad Aimed at African-American Voters
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Bush's Rubio attack plan backfires  —  Jeb Bush's decision to attack old friend and new rival Marco Rubio is backfiring, pushing important supporters to criticize the campaign's tactics and driving one of Florida's top fundraisers to officially quit and signal a shift in allegiance to the senator.
WGN Web Desk / WGN-TV:
Sources: Gliniewicz family orchestrated sham marriage to boost son's military benefits  —  Share Update:  —  The Gliniewicz family reportedly took part in a sham marriage to boost the military benefits to the lieutenant's son.  —  Sources tell WGN Investigates that officials were briefed …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Don't laugh: The Jeb Bush victory scenario  —  Share Tweet Reddit Digg Mail Print SMS More  —  The conventional wisdom that Jeb Bush is dead has become so unanimous it's only natural to suspect it's wrong.  —  Yes, the polls are atrocious.  Bush, now seeking traction with a New Hampshire tour …
Discussion: Hot Air
The Conversation / Raw Story:
Native-born Canadian Ted Cruz has a birther problem  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Ted Cruz is on a roll.  —  The right wing Texas senator gave a strong performance in last week's GOP presidential debate and he is now rapidly lining up key conservative endorsements before the Iowa caucuses.
Discussion: Liberaland
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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 and Hullabaloo
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
Garrett Pelican / WJXX-TV:
St. Augustine Starbucks barista signs with customer  —  ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — An inspiring exchange between a customer and barista at a St. Augustine Starbucks this week is making major waves on social media.  —  Rebecca King, who's deaf, was stunned when she stopped by the coffee shop …
Discussion: Slantpoint, Daily Mail and NBC News
Peter JamisonContact / Los Angeles Times:
Whoops!  L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's Clinton endorsement was issued ‘in error’  —  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's attempt to endorse Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign quickly devolved into an embarrassment for the mayor Thursday afternoon.
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.
Krishnadev Calamur / The Atlantic:
What Happened in Kunduz?  —  On October 3, the U.S. bombed a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders, (MSF), the Nobel Peace Prize-winning humanitarian group, in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing at least 30 people.  In the aftermath of the bombing, MSF called for a never-before-used mechanism …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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 …
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.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and
Isabelle Fraser / Reuters:
British spies uncovered Isil bomb plot  —  The Egyptian security shutdown was sparked after British spies intercepted messages which showed Isil extremists had plotted a major terror attack in the region, the Telegraph can disclose.  —  The communications and “chatter” …
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Red Tape Slows U.S. Help for Children Fleeing Central America
Discussion: Business Insider and Common Dreams
Paul Davidson / USA Today:
Fast-food workers plan new strike, aim to sway election
Discussion: RedState and The Workplace Report
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
President warns of ‘misinformation’ during ObamaCare enrollment
Elizabeth Harrington / Washington Free Beacon:
Taxpayers Paid for Intact Human Fetal Brains From StemExpress
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Edward Morrissey / The Fiscal Times:
Collapsing Obamacare Co-ops Signal Big Trouble to Come
Discussion: Hot Air
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Russian President Vladimir Putin Tops Forbes' 2015 Ranking Of The World's Most Powerful People
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and RedState
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Discussion: Hot Air
Center for Public Integrity / The Daily Beast:
Pentagon Farmed Out Its Coding to Russia
Discussion: RedState and VodkaPundit