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8:40 AM ET, December 21, 2015

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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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Nick Gass / Politico:
Obama: Trump exploiting fears of ‘blue-collar men’  —  People like Donald Trump are “taking advantage” of Americans' fears about their present and future, particularly those of “blue-collar men,” President Barack Obama said in an interview airing Monday on NPR's “Morning Edition.”
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
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Benjamin Siegel / ABC News:
President Obama Says Donald Trump Is ‘Exploiting’ Americans' Fears  —  Reflecting on the rise of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, President Obama said the real estate mogul is “exploiting” Americans' anxieties about the economy and American society.
Discussion: alan.com and abc13.com
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Obama Accuses Trump of Exploiting Working-Class Fears
Discussion: NPR
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Inside Obama's secret pity party
Discussion: NewsBusters
Annie Linskey / BostonGlobe.com:
Clinton's brief absence at the Democratic debate explained  —  Coverage of the Saturday night Democratic debate has focused on Bernie Sanders' apology to Hillary Clinton for his staff's poor judgment in viewing her campaign's proprietary data.  But Clinton issued a “sorry” of her own — although for a far less serious matter.
Discussion: Fox News Insider
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Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Trump calls on GOP to boot low-polling candidates  —  GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says the Republican National Committee (RNC) should disqualify candidates from primary debates who have failed to file paperwork to get their names on the ballots in major states.
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Trump: Hillary ‘goes to sleep’ during days-long absences from campaign
Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National:
Hillary Clinton: ISIS is “going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam …
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Sanders: DNC not treating me fairly  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday said the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is not treating him fairly in the race for the party's presidential nomination.  —  In response to a question about whether the DNC handled his campaign's breach …
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Annie Karni / Politico:
Clinton campaign sweats out data breach damage  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Accusing your opponent of committing evil and unpardonable crimes is basic presidential campaign jujitsu.  But Hillary's Clinton's team is genuinely jittery about the sneak peek taken by Bernie Sanders staffers into their secret voter file.
Discussion: Political Wire
Erick Erickson / Erick on the Radio:
Ted Cruz Is Still Best Positioned For The Nomination  —  I think Ted Cruz had a problematic week, but I do not think it has impacted him negatively with his base.  The most interesting observation to be made this coming week and over this past weekend is what Ted Cruz does with and how he treats …
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Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Ex-DNC head: Kasich-Rubio ticket would scare me most
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Miss Philippines Wins Miss Universe In Bizarre Finish [Updated and with comment by Paul]  —  Tonight's Miss Universe pageant concluded with a fiasco, as the announcer apparently misunderstood the final rankings and announced Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez Arévalo, as the winner.
Caleb Howe / RedState:
Does Hillary's Potty Break Matter?  DEPENDS.  —  The Democrats held a stealth primary debate in the dark of night on the weekend before Christmas this past Saturday, which you may be forgiven for, like 99.9 percent of the human race, not knowing about.  But that's why we're here.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Daily Mail:
Still magic in middle age... It's Harry Potter and a new-look Hermione: Cast set to star in highly-anticipated stage play is revealed  —  This is the grown-up Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley who will appear in next year's highly anticipated stage play - and they're very different from their big screen counterparts.
Discussion: Raw Story and Mashable
CBS News:
Face the Nation transcripts December 20, 2015: Rubio, Bush  —  This is the transcript for the December 13 edition of Face the Nation.  Guests included Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Anthony Salvanto, David Axelrod, Dan Balz, Jeffrey Goldberg and Peggy Noonan.  —  JOHN DICKERSON, HOST …
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Heather / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Peggy Noonan: ‘Harsh Rhetoric’ From GOP Candidates ‘Makes Them Look Radical’
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Peter Holley / Washington Post:
Heroic high school football player killed shielding teenage girls from gunmen  —  When the shooting began Thursday night in Knoxville, Tenn., Zaevion Dobson faced a split-second choice: run away and save himself or use his body as a shield to protect those around him.
Discussion: NBC News and Mashable
Washington Post:
The Islamic State creates a new type of jihadist: Part terrorist, part gangster  —  BRUSSELS — The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have brought into sharper focus the rise of a new breed of jihadists, one that blurs the line between organized crime and Islamist extremism …
Michael S. Rosenwald / Washington Post:
Active-shooter training for office workers used to be about hiding.  Not anymore.  —  A day after the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., left 14 people dead, Temony McNeil was on the floor of his Washington office, pinned down by co-workers.  —  At 6 feet and 240 pounds, McNeil is no pushover.
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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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Rand Paul: Trump will be ‘wiped out,’ polls aren't accurate
Discussion: Hot Air
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Sarah Palin: Only vote for an atheist if the other candidate is Muslim and ‘literally wants to kill’ Americans
Discussion: addictinginfo.org and alan.com
David Hunn / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Officer in VonDerrit Myers Jr. fatal shooting resigns after crashing car; drunk driving probe opened
Discussion: Slantpoint and Guardian
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
Hospitality and Gambling Interests Delay Closing of Billion-Dollar Tax Loophole
Devin Henry / The Hill:
Republicans grope for way to kill Paris climate agreement
Andrew Higgins / New York Times:
Norway Offers Migrants a Lesson in How to Treat Women
Kevin Baker / New York Times:
Political Party Meltdown
Rama Lakshmi / Washington Post:
Hundreds protest release of New Delhi rapist
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Jezebel
 

 
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