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1:30 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.
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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—” …
Bloomberg.com news:
After Iowa Rally, Trump Again Has Onlookers Asking If He's Gone Too Far  —  After Donald Trump's insults toward Mexican immigrants, John McCain, and pretty much all of his presidential rivals, it's clear the normal rules of politics don't quite apply to the Republican front-runner.
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
Gregory Krieg / CNN:
Trump likens Carson's ‘pathology’ to that of a child molester
Nick Gass / Politico:
With Carson on the defense, Trump pounces
Discussion: Bloomberg.com news
Mark Steyn / Steyn Online:
He Likes Ike
Brian Ross / ABC News:
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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
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Chris Whipple / Politico:
An exclusive look at how the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11, along with others that were far more detailed than previously revealed.  —  The CIA really does pull the trigger on lethal drone attacks.  —  Officially, it is a taboo subject.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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Johnmorenoktla / KTLA:
‘NCIS’ Actress Pauley Perrette Describes Being Viciously Assaulted Near Hollywood Hills Home; Man Arrested  —  Pauley Perrette, the actress best known for her role on the TV series “NCIS,” said she was attacked by a “VERY psychotic homeless man” near her Hollywood Hills home on Thursday …
Forum:
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 …
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Mountain View PD / mountainviewpoliceblog.com:
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.
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.
KVUE-TV:
Autopsy: Teen committed suicide by multiple cobra bites  —  AUSTIN - A Central Texas teenager who died in a SUV earlier this year committed suicide by letting a deadly monocle cobra repeatedly bite him, according to the autopsy report obtained by KVUE's Tony Plohetski.
Discussion: KFOR-TV and WGN-TV
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.
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 and Prairie Weather
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
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
Billy House / Bloomberg Business:
House Republican Hard-Liners Drafting ‘Contract With America II’  —  Freedom Caucus members seeking detailed agenda for 2016  —  Plan tentatively named after 1994 Gingrich campaign manifesto  —  U.S. House Republican hard-liners who helped force out former Speaker John Boehner are readying their next act …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Christopher Massie / BuzzFeed:
Rand Paul: Federal Reserve A “Sexy Issue”  —  Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said on Thursday that, contrary to what conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer thinks, the Federal Reserve is a “sexy” issue.  —  “He needs to come to some of our rallies,” Paul told Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson …
Discussion: Mediaite
Robert Mclean / CNNMoney:
355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs recalled over choking hazard  —  Campbell Soup Company is recalling 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs due to a potential choking hazard.  —  The company said Thursday that pieces of red plastic were found in a small number of cans.  —  “This product should not be eaten,” the company said.
Discussion: Independent Journal and KFOR-TV
 
 
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Genevieve Shaw Brown / ABC News:
Animal Shelter Finds Homes for Every Cat and Dog in Its Facility
WMUR:
GOP candidate Cruz acts out ‘Princess Bride’ scene
Discussion: Fusion and The Week
Ian Paris / The College Fix:
Univ. of Missouri student: ‘Several of us are afraid to disagree with other students’
Discussion: Hot Air
Grace Wong / Chicago Tribune:
Caitlyn Jenner talks about her life at Chicago House fundraiser
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
New York Times:
Bernie Sanders's Debate Strategy: Attack Hillary Clinton, if Asked
Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
FEC Chair To ‘Daily Show’: Agency Is ‘Enormously Dysfunctional’ (VIDEO)
Discussion: The Week
 Earlier Items: 
Gregory Holyk / ABC News:
Clinton Sweeps in Democratic Popularity But Faces Challenges Outside the Party (POLL)
Discussion: abc7chicago.com and The Week
Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Is Upset
Discussion: Business Insider and Politico
Kate LinthicumContact / Los Angeles Times:
The dark, complex history of Trump's model for his mass deportation plan
New York Times:
In Obama Era, G.O.P. Bolsters Grip in the States
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
US flies B-52 bombers near disputed islands claimed by China
Discussion: Reuters and The Diplomat
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Candidates' Solutions to Top U.S. Problems Get Mixed Reviews
Discussion: Fusion, Politico and Political Wire
Adam Chandler / The Atlantic:
A Six-Figure Settlement on Campus Free Speech
 

 
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