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9:50 AM ET, November 19, 2015


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Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
George Takei has the perfect response to a mayor who praised Japanese internment  —  On Wednesday, the mayor of Roanoke, VA, wrote a controversial letter explaining why his administration won't be welcoming Syrian refugees.  The letter from Mayor David Bowers invoked America's history …
Natalie DiBlasio / Associated Press:
Va. mayor suggests internment camps over Syrian refugees
Discussion: USA Today, WPRI-TV and Newsalert
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Dems push refugee alternative  —  Senate Democrats are pushing a legislative alternative to a House Republican bill that would halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States, giving themselves political cover to oppose it.  —  Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) …
Margaret Talev / Bloomberg Business:
Bloomberg Poll: Most Americans Oppose Syrian Refugee Resettlement
Liz Robbins / New York Times:
11th-Hour Detour Puts Family in Connecticut as Indiana Bars Syrian Refugees
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: Democrats Take Center Stage on National Security  —  NOTABLES  —HILLARY CLINTON SET TO LAY OUT ISIS STRATEGY: This morning, Hillary Clinton will unveil her plan to combat ISIS during remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, ABC's LIZ KREUTZ notes.
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Cruz to Obama: Insult me to my face  —  GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) challenged President Obama on Wednesday for attacking Republicans who oppose plans to admit thousands of Syrian refugees into the U.S.  —  “It is utterly unbefitting of the president to be engaging …
Judicial Watch:
Clinton Goes after Laugh Factory Comedians for Making Fun of Her  —  In what appears to be a first for a serious presidential contender, Hillary Clinton's campaign is going after five comedians who made fun of the former Secretary of State in standup skits at a popular Hollywood comedy club.
Carly Simon Says 'You're So Vain' Is About Warren Beatty - Well, Only the Second Verse: ‘He Thinks the Whole Thing Is About Him!’  —  For 44 years, the subject of “You're So Vain” has remained one of pop music's most enduring mysteries.  —  But at long last, Carly Simon has solved the mystery - well, sort of.
New York Times:
Chief Suspect in Paris Attacks Died in Raid, France Says  —  BRUSSELS — Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian militant suspected of orchestrating the Paris terrorist attacks, was killed in a police raid in the northern Paris suburb of St.-Denis early Wednesday, the French authorities announced on Thursday.
Noe Leiva / Agence France-Presse:
Honduras arrests five Syrians headed to US with stolen passports  —  5 Syrian refugees detained in Honduras en route to U.S.  —  Tegucigalpa (AFP) - Honduran authorities have arrested five Syrians intending to make it to the United States with stolen Greek passports, triggering alarm Wednesday …
Discussion: Truth Revolt, Infowars and CNN
Andrea Cavallier / New York's PIX11:
ISIS New York video: Terror group releases warning of Times Square attack  —  NEW YORK - Terror group ISIS released a propaganda video Wednesday that makes threats against New York.  —  The video shows several scenes in Manhattan including Times Square, a Gap in Herald Square, T.G.I. Friday's and yellow taxi cabs on city streets.
ISIS video threatens New York City; mayor says city won't be intimidated
Tom Friedman / Ace of Spades HQ:
A Conversation With a Cabbie and What It Tells Us About The Next Several Minutes of My Life  —  Special Guest Columnist for Ace of Spades HQ  —  I was talking to my cabbie in Cairo, making idle chit-chat as we threaded our way through a colorful and boisterous bazaar, what the locals call a souk …
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Carson Wins on Personality, Trump on Terror in Bloomberg Poll  —  Republicans and Republican-leaning voters are not so enthusiastic about mass deportations, the survey shows.  —  McCormickJohn  —  Republicans overwhelmingly pick Ben Carson over Donald Trump for having the better temperament …
John Wagner / Washington Post:
O'Malley's presidential campaign is perilously close to financial collapse  —  With barely 10 weeks before Democrats start picking their presidential nominee, former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley's campaign is perilously close to financial collapse.  —  The Democratic hopeful …
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:   Martin O'Malley Likely To Accept Public Funding, Campaign Says
Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Trump, Sanders lead respective primaries in New Hampshire  — Home - Video - Politics - U.S. - Opinion - Entertainment - Tech - Science - Health - Travel - Lifestyle - World - Sports - On Air  —  ©2015 FOX News Network, LLC.  All rights reserved.
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Trump rules GOP race in New Hampshire, Sanders by 1 over Clinton
Hunter Walker / Yahoo Politics:
Donald Trump has big plans for ‘radical Islamic’ terrorists, 2016 and ‘that communist’ Bernie Sanders  —  Trump is currently building a Washington, D.C., hotel about a half mile from the White House.  “You know, honestly, I think the party should take guys like Pataki …
Washington Post:
41 years.  $3 billion.  Inside the Clinton donor network.  —  HOW WE DID IT  —  This project is an effort to identify every known donor who contributed to support Bill and Hillary Clinton over their four decades in public life.  —  Read about our methodology.
Discussion: Political Wire
Clay Travis / Fox Sports:
Vanderbilt Hate Crime Turns Out To Be Blind Girl's Dog's Poop  —  Vanderbilt's hate crime turned out to be a blind girl's dog's poop.  —  Jim Brown  —  Campus racism is so hot right now all the pc bros and social justice warriors are out here denouncing everything.  There are anti-racism protests everywhere.
Discussion: Truth Revolt and Weekly Standard
Bruce Riedel / Full Feed:
In the battle against IS, where is the Arab coalition?  —  In the wake of the Islamic State's (IS) attacks in the Sinai Peninsula, Beirut and Paris, there is an urgent need to mobilize resources to deal with the threat, especially resources in the Arab world.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Barney Frank / Politico:
The Self-fulfilling Prophecy of 'Government Doesn't Work'  —  It's easy to see American politics as a situation in which voters are all innocent victims of mistreatment at the hands of elected officials — easy, but wrong.  Sure, politicians often fall short, and I'm convinced that the negative bias …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
NBC exec's ‘illegals’ remark angers Hispanic lawmakers
Discussion: BizPac Review and TVNewser
USA Today:
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David Harsanyi / The Federalist:
This Column Is Exactly What ISIS Wants
Sarajevo gunman commits suicide after killing two soldiers
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Right Scoop
Ben Carson / Washington Post:
My plan to defeat the Islamic State
Katie Yoder / NewsBusters:
Whoopi Goldberg on Christian Syrian Refugees: ‘Hitler Was a Christian’
 Earlier Items: 
David Axe / The Daily Beast:
Russia Pounds ISIS With Biggest Bomber Raid in Decades
Ted / Walid Shoebat:
Don't Pray For France, France Is A Godless Nation That Deserved To Be Attacked. …