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11:05 AM 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.
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—” …
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.
Rich Lowry / Politico:
The Pundits Have It All Wrong. Ted Cruz Is a Real Threat For the Nomination.
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.
Barbara Starr / CNN:
U.S. airstrike targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria
Adam Goldman / Washington Post:
U.S. drone strike targets ‘Jihadi John,’ Briton linked to hostage beheadings
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
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 …
Mark Schmitt / New York Times:
A Lost Generation of Democrats
Elspeth Reeve / New Republic:   The Hillary Clinton Living Inside the Republican Brain
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.
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
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.
Jodi S. CohenContact / Chicago Tribune:
University of Illinois OKs $875,000 settlement to end Steven Salaita dispute
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.
Gregory Holyk / ABC News:
Discussion: The Week
Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
FEC Chair To ‘Daily Show’: Agency Is ‘Enormously Dysfunctional’ (VIDEO)  —  Federal Election Commission Commissioner Ann M. Ravel told “The Daily Show” on Thursday's episode that the FEC is “enormously dysfunctional” and compared the agency's effectiveness to men's nipples.
Discussion: The Week
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 and Political Wire
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Jennifer Lawrence: GOP 'doesn't support women's basic rights'  —  Actress Jennifer Lawrence says she has trouble staying true to her Republican upbringing because of the GOP's treatment of women.  —  “I was raised a Republican but I just can't imagine supporting a party …
Discussion: Vogue, Slantpoint and Refinery29
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
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Kate LinthicumContact / Los Angeles Times:
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Republicans are becoming the anti-cronyism party
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
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David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:
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Dear Walmart, Someone Insulted Me In One of Your Stores. Your CEO Must Now Resign.
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Denise Grady / New York Times:
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