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8:05 PM ET, November 20, 2015

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Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
How the Media Smeared Donald Trump as a Nazi  —  A story is making the rounds on Facebook that claims Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is calling for “ID badges” for American Muslims.  The image on the story is of Jewish children wearing yellow starts during the Holocaust.  Very frightening-and a lie.
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Kay Steiger / ThinkProgress:
Rubio Trumps Trump: Shut Down Any Place Muslims Gather To Be ‘Inspired’ — Not Just Mosques  —  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) seems to be going further than even Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in advocating the crackdown of U.S. Muslims.  He doesn't just want to consider shutting down mosques …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Carson: U.S. should have a database on all immigrants
Eric Bradner / CNN:
CNN Republican presidential debate criteria announced  —  (CNN)Republicans have three ways to make the cut for the main stage of their fifth presidential primary debate, sponsor CNN announced Thursday.  —  Candidates must meet one of three criteria in polls conducted between October 29 …
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NBC News:
Donald Trump Retakes Lead in GOP Race; Ted Cruz Makes Gains: Poll  —  In the Republican primary race, the newest NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll shows Donald Trump has the frontrunner spot to himself, with 28% support among Republican and independent voters who lean Republican.
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
DNC Ad Attacking Republicans for Saying ‘Radical Islam’ Is Laughably Stupid  —  A new ad from the Democratic National Committee attacks Republican presidential candidates for using the term “radical Islam.”  Entitled “Inciting fear isn't presidential,” the ad argues that the use of the term is offensive to Muslims.
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Rasmussen Reports:
Voters to Obama: Yes, We Are at War with Radical Islam
Discussion: BizPac Review
BBC:
Mali attack: Special forces storm hotel to free hostages  —  Malian special forces have entered the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital, Bamako, to end a siege by gunmen.  The hotel says 137 people remain inside.  —  The gunmen stormed the US-owned hotel, which is popular with foreign businesses …
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Ed Payne / CNN:
Mali hotel attack: 3 dead after gunmen take captives at Radisson Blu in Bamako
Emily Shapiro / ABC News:
Mali Hotel Attack: At Least 27 Dead as Hostage Situation Ends
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Daily Mail:
Jihadists kill three as they go ‘floor to floor’ …
Dora Scheidell / fox13now.com:
Utah school apologizes for homework assignment to make propaganda poster for terrorist group  —  SALEM, Utah — Students in ninth grade at Salem Junior High School were given a homework assignment where they were told to draw a propaganda poster for a terrorist organization.
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Blake Neff / The Daily Caller:
Columbia Student Claims To Be Traumatized By Reading About White People  —  A student at Columbia University is urging the school to inject more diversity into its required courses, claiming she suffered severe emotional trauma from reading too many books by and about white people.
Jacob Poushter / Pew Research Center:
40% of Millennials OK with limiting speech offensive to minorities  —  American Millennials are far more likely than older generations to say the government should be able to prevent people from saying offensive statements about minority groups, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data …
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
U.S. Pilots Confirm: Obama Admin Blocks 75 Percent of Islamic State Strikes  —  U.S. military pilots who have returned from the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq are confirming that they were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordnance on terror targets because they could not get clearance …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Steve King, Citing Obama's Time In Indonesia, Says Obama Is Filling U.S. With Terrorists  —  “But you know, while I was going on, he was going to a school in Indonesia, so his idea of America is entirely different than the idea that most Americans have of what we ought to be like …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary  —  Technical information:  —  Employment: (202) 691-6559 sminfo@bls.gov www.bls.gov/sae  —  Unemployment: (202) 691-6392 lausinfo@bls.gov www.bls.gov/lau  —  Media contact: (202) 691-5902 PressOffice@bls.gov
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Farce Awakens  —  Erick Erickson, the editor in chief of the website RedState.com, is a serious power in right-wing circles.  Speechifying at RedState's annual gathering is a rite of passage for aspiring Republican politicians, and Mr. Erickson made headlines this year when he disinvited Donald Trump from the festivities.
Jonathan Cohn / The Huffington Post:
Bad Obamacare News Is Real.  That Doesn't Mean Obamacare Is Dying.  —  UnitedHealth Group's negative outlook on the health law isn't a good sign, but there's more to the story.
Discussion: Mother Jones and Bloomberg View
Kamel Daoud / New York Times:
Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It  —  Black Daesh, white Daesh.  The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity's common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims.  The latter is better dressed and neater but does the same things.  The Islamic State; Saudi Arabia.
Dylan Matthews / Vox:
Woodrow Wilson was extremely racist — even by the standards of his time  —  This Wednesday, a group of Princeton students stormed the offices of president Christopher Eisgruber to demand that Woodrow Wilson's name be removed from all programs and buildings at the university.  That's a big ask.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Obama administration takes immigration battle to Supreme Court  —  The Obama administration took the battle over immigration to the Supreme Court on Friday, formally asking the justices to review a federal court decision that left in place a nationwide injunction against President Barack …
Reid Wilson / Morning Consult:
How Do Voters Feel About Your Governor?  —  Voters take a dim view of just about everything that happens in Washington, D.C., and few believe the country is headed in the right direction.  But those same voters have a much better opinion of officials who govern their own states.
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Uncertain Leadership in Perilous Times  —  Paris is different, but the president can't seem to change.  —  After great pain, a formal feeling comes—  The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs—  In the days after Paris Emily Dickinson's poem kept ringing through my mind as I tried …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
The Women of Hollywood Speak Out  —  Female executives and filmmakers are ready to run studios and direct blockbuster pictures.  What will it take to dismantle the pervasive sexism that keeps them from doing it?  —  Colin Trevorrow's Hollywood fairy tale started at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.
Discussion: Mashable and Refinery29
Alexa Mouteveli... / NewsBusters:
SICK!  ABC's ‘Scandal’ Sets Main Character's Abortion to ‘Silent Night’  —  Share it Tweet it  —  ABC's Scandal just crossed a sickening line in the episode “Baby It's Cold Outside.”  The entire hour was an advertisement for Planned Parenthood, but the absolute worst scene was a montage set …
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Trump says he's the Hemingway of Twitter  —  Donald Trump says the world has yet to see a social media genius of his caliber, comparing his 140-character missives on Twitter to the prose of Earnest Hemingway.  —  “Somebody said I'm the Ernest Hemingway of 140 characters,” the businessman said at a rally in South Carolina on Friday.
Discussion: Washington Post
Terrence Dopp / Bloomberg Business:
Passenger Taken Off Chris Christie's Flight, Campaign Says  —  Person removed from San Francisco to Boston plane at takeoff  —  Passengers on board tell of delay lasting more than two hours  —  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican presidential candidate, was on a United Airlines plane today …
Discussion: ABC News
Ashe Schow / Washington Examiner:
‘The Hunting Ground’ crew caught editing Wikipedia to make facts conform to film  —  Share Tweet Reddit Digg Mail Print SMS More  —  A crew member from “The Hunting Ground,” a one-sided film about campus sexual assault, has been editing Wikipedia articles to make facts conform with the inaccurate representations in the film.
Discussion: Independent Journal and Vox Popoli
 
 
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Associated Press:
CAPITOL HILL BUZZ: Forget Assad, Focus on IS
Discussion: Politico
Dave Boyer / Washington Times:
Obama warns Asian leaders to avoid ‘pitfalls’ of America
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Mayor Apologizes For Internment Camp Remarks, Says He Didn't Know It Would Go Viral
Guy Benson / Townhall.com:
Hillary: Muslims ‘Have Nothing Whatsoever To Do With Terrorism’
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Michel Houellebecq / New York Times:
How France's Leaders Failed Its People
Discussion: New York Magazine
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David Frum / The Atlantic:
Bombing Syria Won't Make Paris Safer
Jess Bidgood / New York Times:
Tape Found Over Portraits of Black Harvard Professors
Benjamin Haas / Agence France-Presse:
Chinese police shoot dead 28 from ‘terrorist group’
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Ex-CIA director: Snowden should be ‘hanged’ for Paris
Discussion: Guardian, Mediaite and Althouse
 

 
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