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12:30 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.
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.
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,” …
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.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Carson: It's time to move on from Trump's attacks
Discussion: news news:
After Iowa Rally, Trump Again Has Onlookers Asking If He's Gone Too Far
Discussion: Politico
Mark Steyn / Steyn Online:
He Likes Ike
Griff Witte / Washington Post:
U.S. military ‘reasonably certain’ drone strike killed ‘Jihadi John’  —  LONDON — The U.S. military is “reasonably certain” that an American drone strike in Syria killed the Islamic State executioner known as “Jihadi John,” an official said Friday as British and U.S. officials seek to confirm the details of the attack.
New York Times:
Fate of ‘Jihadi John’ Is Unknown After Airstrike, Kerry and Cameron Say
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
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.
Discussion: Political Wire, Raw Story and The Week
Chris Whipple / Politico:
An exclusive look at how the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11 …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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 …
Discussion: Politico and Bloomberg Business
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Discussion: alicublog
Matt Ford / The Atlantic:
Pleading for the Fourth  —  In her solo dissent from a case at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Justice Sonia Sotomayor chose to be blunt about the ruling's implications.  “By sanctioning a ‘shoot first, think later’ approach to policing, the Court renders the protections of the Fourth Amendment hollow …
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
Grace Wong / Chicago Tribune:
Caitlyn Jenner talks about her life at Chicago House fundraiser … Wearing a wrap dress, pumps and silver jewelry, Caitlyn Jenner took the stage at a Chicago House fundraiser luncheon Thursday to share her coming-out experience as a transgender woman.  —  “Maybe this is the reason that God put …
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
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Johnmorenoktla / KTLA:
‘NCIS’ Actress Pauley Perrette Describes Being Viciously Assaulted Near Hollywood Hills Home; Man Arrested
Discussion: WGN-TV
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Republicans think America is doing terribly, but it isn't
Discussion: Mother Jones
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
 Earlier Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Is Upset
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
Campbell Soup Company:
SpaghettiOs Original 14.2oz Cans Recalled Due to Potential Choking Hazard
Discussion: CBS Philly and Consumerist
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Republicans are becoming the anti-cronyism party
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
US flies B-52 bombers near disputed islands claimed by China
Discussion: Reuters and The Diplomat
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.
Adam Chandler / The Atlantic:
A Six-Figure Settlement on Campus Free Speech