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4:15 PM ET, December 23, 2015


 Top Items: 
Trump dominates GOP field heading into 2016  —  Washington (CNN)Donald Trump seems set to end 2015 as the dominant force in the race for next year's Republican nomination for president, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz now a clear — yet distant — second after a strong debate performance, a new CNN/ORC poll released on Wednesday has found.
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
In blockbuster poll, Sanders destroys Trump by 13 points  —  Stop the presses!  According to a new poll by Quinnipiac University on Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) destroys Republican candidate Donald Trump in a general election by 13 percentage points.  In this new poll, Sanders has 51 percent to Trump's 38 percent.
Associated Press:
Carson Telegraphs Major Campaign Shake-Up: ‘Everything Is On The Table’
Discussion: Politico and Wall Street Journal
Tony Leys / Des Moines Register:
Clinton says Trump's vulgarity doesn't shock her  —  FAIRFIELD, Ia.  — Hillary Clinton said she wasn't surprised to hear that Donald Trump had used a vulgarity to refer to her this week, but she doesn't plan to rise to his bait by responding directly to his insults.
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Clinton World stunned by Trump remarks
Discussion: whorunsGov, Instapundit and Politico
Mike Allen / Politico:
What Ted Cruz said behind closed doors  —  In June, Ted Cruz promised on NPR that opposition to gay marriage would be “front and center” in his 2016 campaign.  —  In July, he said the Supreme Court's decision allowing same-sex marriage was the “very definition of tyranny” and urged states to ignore the ruling.
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Washington Post removes cartoon depicting Ted Cruz's daughters as monkeys  —  The Washington Post on Tuesday night removed a cartoon that portrayed Ted Cruz's daughters as monkeys.  —  “It's generally been the policy of our editorial section to leave children out of it.
Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run:
UPDATED! That Deleted Ted Cruz Cartoon Wasn't The Worst Thing Wash Post Published This Week
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Post
Ann Telnaes / Washington Post:
Ted Cruz uses his kids as political props
Andrew Husband / Mediaite:   Want a Ted Cruz Engraved Shotgun? The Cruz Campaign is Holding a Gun Raffle...
US stops British Muslim family from boarding flight to visit Disneyland  —  A British Muslim family heading for Disneyland was barred from boarding a flight to Los Angeles by US authorities at London's Gatwick airport amid concerns of an American overreaction to the perceived terrorist threat.
Esther Addley / Guardian:
Calls for Cameron to step in after US bans British Muslim family from Disneyland trip  —  Labour's Stella Creasy writes to PM after party of 11 heading to Disneyland were told by American officials at Gatwick they could not go  —  The prime minister is facing calls to challenge the US …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Rand Paul Says He Won't Participate In Undercard Debate  —  “I'm not gonna let any network or anybody tell me we're not a first-tier campaign.”  —  —  Rand Paul said on Wednesday that he will refuse to participate in a “second-tier” debate if he is relegated to the undercard stage by the Fox Business Network.
Holly Ellyatt / CNBC:
Being a woman costs more than being a man: Study  —  Women based products face higher prices than men's  —  A new study finds female based products cost more than those for men  —  Women are paying thousands of dollars more over the course of their lives than men to purchase similar products …
Danielle Paquette / Washington Post:
Why you should always buy the men's version of almost anything
New York Times:
N.B.A. Lends Its Name and Its Stars to Campaign Against Gun Violence  —  The National Basketball Association, alarmed by the death toll from shootings across the country, is stepping directly into the polarizing debate over guns, regulation and the Second Amendment with an unusual advertising campaign …
Victoria Cavaliere / Raw Story:
Washington judge bats down NRA and upholds Seattle's ‘gun violence tax’ on sellers of firearms and ammo
Edmundo Carrillo / Albuquerque Journal:
Police sgt. says governor was ‘inebriated’  —  SANTA FE - A Santa Fe police officer's recording shows the officer and a Santa Fe hotel security guard discussing whether Gov. Susana Martinez was intoxicated in the moments after she talked to them about a report of loud noise and bottles …
CBS News:
Stephen Colbert on the “one saving grace” of Donald Trump's 2016 bid  —  Stephen Colbert, as the host of CBS' “The Late Show,” makes a living, in part, by cracking jokes at the expense of political figures.  And the 2016 election, dominated on the Republican side by a figure as colorful as Donald Trump …
Debbie Bryce / Idaho Statesman:
Cafeteria worker fired over free lunch  —  Lunch lady offered to pay district the $1.70 cost of the meal she gave to a student without money  —  She plans to seek legal counsel.  “This is just breaking my heart” … For the Idaho State Journal  —  POCATELLO
New York Times:
The Typical American Lives Only 18 Miles From Mom  —  Families traveling from far-flung places and returning home for the holidays.  That image of an American Christmas, retold in song and movies, fits the perception of Americans as rootless, constantly on the move to seek opportunity even if it means leaving family behind.
Discussion: Mother Jones and The Week
Tallahassee Democrat:
Bristol woman dies while being kicked out of area hospital  —  BLOUNTSTOWN - A Bristol woman died Monday morning after being arrested and forcibly removed by police from the Calhoun Liberty Hospital where she had gone seeking treatment.  —  Relatives said 57-year-old Barbara Dawson …
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
Why America Is Moving Left  —  Over roughly the past 18 months, the following events have transfixed the nation.  —  In July 2014, Eric Garner, an African American man reportedly selling loose cigarettes illegally, was choked to death by a New York City policeman.
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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
In New Hampshire, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie Add Guilt Trips to Campaign Stops
Shasta Darlington / CNN:
Brazil warns against pregnancy due to spreading virus
Discussion: Common Dreams and Washington Post
Rich Lowry / Politico:
The Right's Post-Constitutional Moment
Discussion: Mother Jones and National Review
Jared Piazza / RealClearScience:
Should We Lie to Children About Santa?
Discussion: neo-neocon
Matt Hamilton / Los Angeles Times:
Judge rules sexual orientation discrimination falls under purview of landmark Title IX law
Discussion: Towleroad
 Earlier Items: 
Fox News:
‘Sloppily approved’: San Bernardino shooter's thin visa file revealed
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Jihad Watch
Pema Levy / Mother Jones:
Bush did not invent this quasi-monarchical process. But he did embrace it.
Ashe Schow / Washington Examiner:
Progressives have a sexual harassment problem
Bernie Sanders / New York Times:
To Rein In Wall Street, Fix the Fed