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8:55 PM ET, November 16, 2015


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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
No, State Governors Can't Refuse To Accept Syrian Refugees  —  More than half a dozen state governors have come out against President Obama's plans to relocate several thousand Syrian refugees within the United States.  Some have pledged to actively resist settlement of these refugees.
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Governors revolt against Obama's Syrian refugee plan  —  A fast-growing group of Republican governors on Monday revolted against President Barack Obama's existing plan to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees next year, saying the Paris terrorist attacks show that it's too risky to provide a safe haven …
Dara Lind / Vox:
Is Mike Huckabee right that refugees from hot countries hate Minnesota?  An investigation.  —  Mike Huckabee said today that the United States shouldn't be taking in Syrian refugees because it is cold in Minnesota. … The best thing about this statement is that it refutes itself.
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Hullabaloo
Nick Gass / Politico:
Huckabee calls on Ryan to prevent entry of Syrian refugees, or to step down
Discussion: Political Wire
Jennifer Ardis / Office of the Governor of Alabama:
Governor Bentley Refuses Syrian Refugees Relocating to Alabama
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Governors rush to slam door on Syrian refugees
Islamic State threatens attack on Washington, other countries  —  Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington.  —  The video, which appeared on a site used …
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Chides Republicans Who Want to Screen Muslim Refugees  —  ANTALYA, Turkey — President Obama on Monday lashed out at Republican presidential candidates who suggested that religious tests be given to refugees seeking to enter the United States out of a fear of letting terrorists into the country.
Katie Zezima / Washington Post:
Cruz: ‘No meaningful risk’ of Christians committing terrorism  —  MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Sen. Ted Cruz Sunday continued to call for Muslim refugees from Syria to be barred from entering the United States but opening the borders to displaced Christians, arguing there is not a “meaningful risk” that Christians will commit terrorist acts.
Scott Shane / New York Times:
After Paris Attacks, C.I.A. Director Rekindles Debate Over Surveillance
Discussion: Political Wire
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Feinstein breaks with Obama: ‘ISIL is not contained’
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has talked up his past border security bills …
Lanford Beard /
Source: Charlie Sheen Is HIV-Positive  —  Charlie Sheen is going on the Today show to discuss being HIV-positive, sources tell PEOPLE.  —  According to top Hollywood publicist and crisis manager Howard Bragman, he was approached by people close to Sheen six months ago to deal with the crisis, but never dealt with him directly.
Discussion:, Page Six and USA Today
Charlie Sheen — Threats of Lawsuits Unraveled HIV Secret  —  As we reported, Charlie will discuss his HIV status Tuesday on “Today.” … Charlie Sheen kept his HIV status under wraps, but everything unraveled when some former partners threatened him with lawsuits ... TMZ has learned.
National Enquirer:
WORLD EXCLUSIVE!  CHARLIE SHEEN IS HIV POSITIVE — INSIDE HIS SHOCKING DIAGNOSIS  —  Decades of debauchery have finally caught up to Charlie Sheen.  —  In a bombshell world exclusive, The National ENQUIRER can reveal that the bad boy actor has been hiding an explosive secret from the world: He is HIV positive.
Washington Post:
9/11 hero's husband returns award given to late wife after Caitlyn Jenner gets same award  —  Yanan Wang  —  After the 9/11 attacks, no one disputed that Moira Smith was a hero.  The 38-year-old police officer led over a hundred bleeding people out of the World Trade Center, one after another …
Discussion: Daily Mail
Larry Celona / New York Post:   Husband of 9/11 hero sends award back over Caitlyn Jenner
Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch: Email Reveals Top Aide Huma Abedin Warning State Department Staffer That Hillary Clinton Is “Often Confused”  —  (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today released more than 35 pages of emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin revealing …
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
CNN's Jim Acosta Grills Obama on ISIS: 'Why Can't We Take Out These Bastards?'  —  During a Monday press conference in Turkey, President Barack Obama was grilled by CNN's Jim Acosta about his previous statements downplaying ISIS and why the United States couldn't kill the “bastards.”
Wall Street Journal:
Paris Stadium Attacker Got to Europe Using Fake Syrian Passport  —  Man apparently posed as refugee, entered through Greek island of Leros  —  ATHENS—Mystery deepened over a Paris attacker who traveled to Europe via Greece and the Balkans, after French officials said Monday that the Syrian passport he had used was indeed a fake.
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
The surprising reason why ISIS may be lashing out: because it's losing  —  On Thursday, one day before terrorists who appear to have been linked to ISIS launched a series of devastating attacks across Paris, President Obama went on ABC and made a comment that now looks pretty bad:
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Fearing Fear Itself  —  Like millions of people, I've been obsessively following the news from Paris, putting aside other things to focus on the horror.  It's the natural human reaction.  But let's be clear: it's also the reaction the terrorists want.  And that's something not everyone seems to understand.
Star Tribune:
Top student body officers at University of Kansas face calls to resign over diversity demands  —  LAWRENCE, Kan. — Racial tensions are growing at the University of Kansas with a call for three top Student Senate leaders to resign and a recent graduate initiating a hunger strike.
Discussion: Power Line and The Tab
Ilan Ben-Meir / BuzzFeed:
Rand Paul: “You Don't Have A Right To Pants”  —  The Kentucky senator and 2016 presidential candidate says government doesn't create rights — to health care or pants — and calls Bernie Sanders' politics “the same philosophy of socialism that lead ultimately to the extermination of people.”
Josh Meyer / NBC News:
ISIS Has Help Desk for Terrorists Staffed Around the Clock  —  NBC News has learned that ISIS is using a web-savvy new tactic to expand its global operational footprint — a 24-hour Jihadi Help Desk to help its foot soldiers spread its message worldwide, recruit followers and launch more attacks on foreign soil.
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Milo Yiannopoulos / Breitbart:
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic:
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Discussion: The Federalist
David Edwards / Raw Story:
WATCH: Obama absolutely destroys Jeb Bush for his ‘dark impulse’ to have a ‘religious test’ for refugees
Tim Donnelly / New York Post:
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Supreme Court rejects anti-abortion group's Planned Parenthood case
Discussion: The Daily Caller
CBS News:
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Paul Glastris / Washington Monthly:
News About Ed Kilgore, Don't Freak Out
Discussion: Horizons
Justin Wm / Washington Post:
Aaron Rodgers praised for criticizing fan's anti-Muslim comments
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Botches Wall Street Questions