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9:25 PM ET, December 20, 2015

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Kristen East / Politico:
CBS poll: Cruz still ahead in Iowa  —  Ted Cruz maintains a strong lead over Donald Trump in Iowa, according to the results of a poll released Sunday.  —  The Texas senator, in the CBS poll, grabbed the support of 40 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers in Iowa.
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Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Trump: Hillary ‘goes to sleep’ during days-long absences from campaign  —  Donald Trump says Democratic primary front-runner Hillary Clinton's regular absences from the campaign trail are a sign that she doesn't have the “stamina” to be president.  —  “She goes out and she sees you guys …
CBS News:
Poll: Ted Cruz leads in Iowa; Donald Trump stays atop NH, SC
Discussion: Politico and Hot Air
Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National:
Hillary Clinton: ISIS is “going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam …
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript: Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump
Discussion: Politico and The Week
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:   Trump tops Google searches before Dem debate
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Hours after grandson's death, Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  Jeremy Carter, 28, died early Sunday after his heart stopped at his family's home in Peachtree City.  —  PLAINS — On Sunday, two weeks after making the cheerful announcement that there was no remaining sign …
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CNN:
Hours after death of grandson, former President Jimmy Carter reveals news to his church  —  (CNN)Just hours after his 28-year-old grandson died, a shaken former President Jimmy Carter broke the news to his Plains, Georgia, church and then taught Sunday School according to the church's minister.
Discussion: Independent Journal
CBS News:
Fake bomb diverts Air France flight en route to Paris  —  NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan authorities are questioning several suspects who were on an Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris that was forced to land early Sunday in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa after a device suspected to be a bomb was found in a lavatory.
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The Independent:
A suspicious device found in the toilet of an Air France flight to Paris is a bomb, Kenyan authorities have said.  —  Two suspects from flight 463 - which was carrying 472 people - are being questioned by Kenyan security forces after the Paris-bound flight from Mauritius was forced …
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Inside Obama's secret pity party  —  Poor Barack Obama.  Americans don't appreciate his wisdom, and those nasty Republicans are picking on him again.  Woe is the leader of the free world.  —  That was the essence of his private meeting with friendly journalists, where the president gave …
Discussion: Reuters
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Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Ex-DNC head: Kasich-Rubio ticket would scare me most
Discussion: Politico
Washington Post:
3rd Democratic debate transcript, annotated: Who said what and what it meant  —  Three Democratic candidates participated in tonight's ABC presidential primary debate at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley.
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Bill Curry / Salon:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz must go, and the case Bernie Sanders must make tonight
Discussion: BizPac Review and Mediaite
Kevin Baker / New York Times:
Political Party Meltdown  —  The strategists who wanted greater ideological purity may have gotten more than they bargained for.  —  DURING the tumultuous wartime summer of 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt fielded an incredible proposal.  His Republican opponent from 1940, Wendell Willkie …
Devin Henry / The Hill:
Republicans grope for way to kill Paris climate agreement  —  Republicans are running out of ways to undermine the Obama administration's commitments as part of the Paris climate agreement.  —  GOP lawmakers acknowledge that they won't get a vote on the international accord, which they vehemently oppose.
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
What was fake on the Internet this week: Why this is the final column  —  There is nothing — NOTHING — too crazy for the Internet hoax beat.  Pregnancy by flu shot?  Six days of total darkness?  In the past 82 weeks, I'm prettyyyy sure I've seen just about everything.
New York Times:
Hospitality and Gambling Interests Delay Closing of Billion-Dollar Tax Loophole  —  WASHINGTON — In the span of a mere 11 days this month, $1 billion in future federal tax payments vanished.  —  As congressional leaders were hastily braiding together a tax and spending bill of more than 2,000 pages …
 
 
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Hundreds protest release of New Delhi rapist
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