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12:00 PM ET, November 13, 2015


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Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Time for GOP panic?  Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win  —  Less than three months before the kick-off Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them.
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Donald Trump begs Iowans not to believe Ben Carson: 'Don't be fools, okay?'  —  FORT DODGE, Iowa — As Donald Trump took the stage in a community college theater on Thursday night, something was off.  —  The usually punctual executive was nearly 40 minutes late.  His voice was hoarse, his hair mussed, his tone defensive.
Gregory Krieg / CNN:
Trump likens Carson's ‘pathology’ to that of a child molester  —  (CNN)Donald Trump said Thursday that Ben Carson's self-described “pathological temper” is incurable — adding that it's like the sickness of a “child molester.”  —  “It's in the book that he's got a pathological temper,” …
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's 95-minute rant: ‘How stupid are the people of the country?’  —  FORT DODGE, Iowa — For an hour and 35 minutes, Republican front-runner Donald Trump vented about everything that's wrong with this country and this election.  —  He said he would “bomb the s—” …
Lisa Lambert / Reuters:
Carson's comeback to Trump's insults: ‘Pray for him’  —  U.S. presidential candidate Ben Carson recommended praying for rival Donald Trump after the real-estate mogul and television personality, in a 95-minute rant in Iowa, likened him to a child molester, Carson's business manager said on Friday.
Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
In 95-minute tirade, Trump flips belt buckle to mock Carson  —  Washington (CNN)Donald Trump on Thursday told Iowa's voters that those who support Ben Carson are “stupid” to believe the “crap” that is his life story, part of a stunning 95-minute tirade that included his most aggressive attack yet on his closest competitor.
Discussion: Towleroad, Mediaite and Jezebel
Griff Witte / Washington Post:
British leader: Drone strike targeting ‘Jihadi John’ rattles ‘heart’ of Islamic State  —  LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday lauded a U.S. drone strike targeting “Jihadi John,” the masked Islamic State executioner who came to symbolize its brutality.
New York Times:
Fate of ‘Jihadi John’ Is Unknown After Airstrike, Kerry and Cameron Say
Discussion: Business Insider and JSOnline
BREAKING: Mary Spellman Resigns as Dean of Students  —  At 12:02 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, Mary Spellman resigned as Dean of Students following calls for her resignation after students of color articulated concerns about the Dean of Students office being unsupportive towards students …
Taylor Lemmons / Medium:
Dear Claremont McKenna College Community
Discussion: Slantpoint and Fusion
Daniel Nasaw / Wall Street Journal:
Big Obama Donors Stay on Sidelines in 2016 Race  —  Almost four out of five of his 2012 donors haven't given any money to Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders  —  WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama's biggest campaign donors are mostly sitting on the sidelines of the 2016 Democratic presidential primary so far …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
White Supremacists Are Thrilled Donald Trump Mentioned “Operation Wetback”  —  “This represents a milestone in the immigration debate.”  —  Joshua Lott / AFP / Getty Images  —  White supremacists are praising Donald Trump for citing a 1950s U.S. government policy that deported hundreds of thousands of Mexican immigrants.
Daniel D'Addario / TIME:
Sister Souljah's New Moment  —  The rapper-turned-author and namesake for an iconic political maneuver has long since moved beyond the Clintons  —  Sister Souljah doesn't watch TV anymore—she says the VH1 reality series Basketball Wives, “the show with all of the women who are not wives at all …
Discussion: Slate, Mediaite and Political Wire
Sarah Wheaton / Politico:
Major donors consider funding Black Lives Matter  —  Some of the biggest donors on the left plan to meet behind closed doors next week in Washington with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement and their allies to discuss funding the burgeoning protest movement, POLITICO has learned.
Mountain View PD /
Inquiring Minds Want to Know...  Nov  —  This afternoon a Mountain View Police Department traffic officer noticed traffic backing up behind a slow moving car traveling in the eastbound #3 lane on El Camino Real, near Rengstorff Ave.  The car was traveling at 24 mph in a 35 mph zone.
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Consumerist and NBC News
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
The Self-Destruction of the American University … It's in a way ludicrous to mention in the same breath the childish idiocy at Yale, the Lord-of-the-Flies frenzy at the University of Missouri, and the embrace of National Socialism by the great philosopher Martin Heidegger.
Adam Chandler / The Atlantic:
A Six-Figure Settlement on Campus Free Speech  —  As debates roil over free speech on American college campuses and as mechanisms that critique Israeli policies continue to divide, the universe delivered a perfect enmeshing of both stories in the Land of Lincoln.
Kate LinthicumContact / Los Angeles Times:
The dark, complex history of Trump's model for his mass deportation plan  —  Esteban Torres was 3 years old when his father was sent back to Mexico by U.S. immigration authorities.  —  “One day, my father didn't come home,” remembers Torres, who lived with his family in a mining camp in Arizona at the time.
Chris Whipple / Politico:
‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’  —  “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” The CIA's famous Presidential Daily Brief, presented to George W. Bush on August 6, 2001, has always been Exhibit A in the case that his administration shrugged off warnings of an Al Qaeda attack.
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Republicans think America is doing terribly, but it isn't  —  Anyone watching the fourth Republican debate would be excused for thinking America is mired in a deep recession — that the economy is shrinking, foreign competitors are outpacing us, more Americans are uninsured, and innovators can't bring their ideas to market.
Discussion: Mother Jones
New York Times:
In Obama Era, G.O.P. Bolsters Grip in the States  —  LEXINGTON, Ky. — Young, telegenic and news media savvy, State Auditor Adam Edelen looked like a shoo-in for re-election when Democrats gathered in a horse barn here for a buffet dinner late last month.  Most figured he would go on to …
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Candidates' Solutions to Top U.S. Problems Get Mixed Reviews  —  PRINCETON, N.J. — Americans are divided on whether any of the presidential candidates have come up with good ideas for handling the problem they see as the most important facing the country, with 47% saying “yes” and 45% saying …
Discussion: Political Wire and Politico
Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Is Upset  —  The candidate says we were unfair to him on trade.  —  Being attacked by Donald Trump is one of journalism's more exhilarating experiences.  We got the treatment on Thursday when he took to various TV shows and Twitter with his usual soft sell and demanded corrections …
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
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Billy House / Bloomberg Business:
House Republican Hard-Liners Drafting ‘Contract With America II’
Discussion: Political Wire
Lisa Rein / Washington Post:
No tweeting what you actually think about Clinton or Carson if you're on the clock: new limits on feds
Discussion: The Week
Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
FEC Chair To ‘Daily Show’: Agency Is ‘Enormously Dysfunctional’ (VIDEO)
Discussion: The Week
Gregory Holyk / ABC News:
Clinton Sweeps in Democratic Popularity But Faces Challenges Outside the Party (POLL)
Discussion: and The Week
Campbell Soup Company:
SpaghettiOs Original 14.2oz Cans Recalled Due to Potential Choking Hazard
Discussion: Consumerist and CBS Philly
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Republicans are becoming the anti-cronyism party
 Earlier Items: 
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
US flies B-52 bombers near disputed islands claimed by China
Discussion: Reuters and The Diplomat
David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:
Fox News Takes Up VA Secretary's Offer to Call, Gets Voicemail That's Full
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Clinton Campaign Releases New Television Ad, Praised For Its Honesty
Discussion: Progressives Today
Matt Walsh /
Dear Walmart, Someone Insulted Me In One of Your Stores. Your CEO Must Now Resign.
John Binder / The Hayride:
EXCLUSIVE: Apparently John Bel Edwards Hosted A ‘Meet And Greet’ At A New Orleans Club
Discussion: RedState

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