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4:10 PM ET, October 6, 2015


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Marissa Mitchell / WAGA-TV:
Georgia Man Loses Job, Upsets Mother after Facebook Post  —  ATLANTA - A swirl of controversy over a Facebook post and its accompanying racially-charged comments have led to an Atlanta man's job termination.  —  Gerod Roth, who is white, was fired from the Polaris Marketing Group in Atlanta …
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
In first national ad, Clinton hits GOP on Benghazi  —  Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is seeking to capitalize off of Republicans' comments linking her political performance with the House committee investigating the 2012 violence in Benghazi, Libya.
Paul Singer / OnPolitics:
Democrats crush Republicans in grammar; Chafee on top
Discussion: The Week
Emily Atkin / ThinkProgress:
New Analysis Ranks Presidential Candidates By Their Supporters' Grammar
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Nick Gass / Politico:
Carson slams Obama for Oregon visit with shooting victims' families  —  <p>If he were president, Ben Carson would not visit Roseburg, Oregon, in the aftermath of last week's deadly shooting, as President Barack Obama is scheduled to do on Friday.  The Republican presidential candidate …
USA Today:
Ben Carson: On gun control, Snowden — and Trump  —  NEW YORK — Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who trails only Donald Trump at the top of the Republican presidential field, says the lesson of the nation's latest mass shooting isn't to enact more limits on guns but to consider whether …
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Insistent Ben Carson Tells Whoopi That Hitler Really Could Happen Here10 minutes ago
Discussion: The Week
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Exclusive: Biden himself leaked word of his son's dying wish  —  <p>Joe Biden has been making his 2016 deliberations all about his late son since August.</p><p>Aug. 1, to be exact — the day renowned Hillary Clinton-critic Maureen Dowd published a <a href=" 02 …
Lisa Robinson / Vanity Fair:
Rihanna in Cuba: The Cover Story  —  Rihanna is firmly in control of her life and career—but not of her image, which has veered between club-hopping temptress and poster child for victims of domestic abuse.  As the 27-year-old readies her long-awaited new album, she talks candidly …
Julie Miller / Vanity Fair:
Rihanna Praises Rachel Dolezal: “I Think She Was a Bit of a Hero”  —  In Vanity Fair's November cover story, Rihanna weighs in on the controversial N.A.A.C.P. chapter president who was “outed” as white.  —  When Rachel Dolezal first made headlines this summer, after the N.A.A.C.P. chapter president was …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
The 'Morning Joe'-Clinton campaign stalemate  —  <p>There's a mandate on MSNBC's "Morning Joe": No candidate surrogates or spokespeople can appear on the show until the candidate agrees to be interviewed.  And it all started with the Hillary Clinton campaign.</p><p>" The rule …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Jonah Goldberg / USA Today:
Saturday Night Live donates to Hillary campaign
Nick Gass / Politico:
Fiorina: 'I'm distinctly horrifying to liberals'
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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Approaches Debate, and Bernie Sanders, With Caution  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is grappling with a pressing and difficult question: How can she contrast herself to Bernie Sanders in next week's Democratic presidential debate and beyond, without employing the sort of attacks that could boomerang to harm her?
Discussion: The Week, Mediaite and Hot Air
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Graham opposed Sandy aid but wants help in South Carolina  —  Washington (CNN)Sen. Lindsey Graham is asking for federal aid for his home state of South Carolina as it battles raging floods, but he voted to oppose similar help for New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2013.
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Why Marco Rubio's Chances Are Rising  —  A lot has changed since April, when Marco Rubio announced his presidential bid.  Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin was the top candidate of mainstream conservative activists and donors.  Jeb Bush seemed like a fund-raising juggernaut with natural appeal …
Discussion: Salon, Political Wire and The Week
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Dems, Don't Freak Out About Rubio Just Yet
Discussion: National Review
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Justice Department set to free 6,000 prisoners, largest one-time release  —  The Justice Department is set to release about 6,000 inmates early from prison — the largest one-time release of federal prisoners — in an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders …
Shawnmcginnis / KTLA:
Hollywood Mother Collapses, Dies While Feeding Baby Who Then Chokes to Death: Police  —  The bodies of a woman and her 1-year-old son, who were likely dead for days, were found inside a Hollywood apartment Monday along with a second boy who was suffering from severe dehydration after a worried neighbor called 911.
Kim Fields / KTFT:
Fellow diners accuse Nampa family of ‘ruining their dinner,’ deliver nasty note  —  BOISE - A Nampa mom is upset after she says she received a nasty note from her fellow diners accusing her 10-month-old son of “ruining” their dinner with his yelling.  —  Katie Leach admits that her son's “new thing” is yelling.
Discussion: Eater and WGN-TV
Ari Harow / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed Are Islamic State terrorists sneaking into the West?  —  It is rare that refugees are welcomed with open arms.  Yet in parts of Europe, they are literally being greeted with applause.  Though Europe's response to the plight of the Middle East's beleaguered masses may be heartwarming, it is also dangerously naive.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Justin Wm / Washington Post:
Nice try, but judge rules swinger sex parties unprotected by First Amendment  —  The town of Windsor Locks, Conn. — population 12,000 — doesn't seem a Vegas-like magnet of bawdy behavior.  For those looking for something to do, there's the New England Air Museum and the Connecticut Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
Matthew Rosenberg / New York Times:NEW!
General Takes Responsibility for Afghan Hospital Airstrike  —  WASHINGTON — With the United States struggling to account for an airstrike that decimated a Doctors Without Borders hospital, the American commander in Afghanistan on Tuesday took responsibility for the sustained bombardment …
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
US ‘Mistakenly Struck’ Kunduz Hospital, Gen. Says
Dylan Matthews / Vox:
What no politician wants to admit about gun control  —  President Obama is clearly fed up.  His speeches after mass shootings — speeches that have become a bit of a morbid ritual, given how regularly the shootings occur — have grown angrier, more emotional, and more disgusted …
Aaron C. Davis / Washington Post:
D.C.'s 16-week family leave plan would be most generous in U.S.  —  The District would become the most generous place in the country for a worker to take time off after giving birth or to care for a dying parent under a measure supported by a majority of the D.C. Council.
Discussion: Hit & Run and CityLab
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
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Jonathan Allen / Vox:
Hillary Clinton just made a Benghazi ad   Find
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Aaron C. Davis / Washington Post:
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Eleanor Clift / The Daily Beast:
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Huntsman Swipes at His Former Chief of Staff Chaffetz: ‘Self-Promoter,’ ‘Power-Hungry’
Discussion: Liberaland and Talking Points Memo
Joe Concha / Mediaite:
Exclusive: NBC's Andy Lack to Meet with Keith Olbermann on Possible MSNBC Return
Washington Post:
Texas's war on birthright babies
Discussion: America's Voice
Conor Lynch / Salon:
The strange death of GOP libertarianism: Rand Paul's collapse and the fading of a political moment
Discussion: The Mahablog and Hit & Run
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Man fends off grizzly by shoving arm down its throat
Ari Melber /
After talking up money, Donald Trump isn't spending it
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
Publisher Promises Revisions After Textbook Refers to African Slaves as ‘Workers’
New York Times:
Scandal Erupts in Unregulated World of Fantasy Sports