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10:15 AM ET, October 16, 2015


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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Democrats, Republicans and Wall Street Tycoons  —  Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had an argument about financial regulation during Tuesday's debate — but it wasn't about whether to crack down on banks.  Instead, it was about whose plan was tougher.  The contrast with Republicans …
Discussion: Daily Kos and
David Nather /
Bernie Sanders rejects CEO Martin Shkreli's campaign donation  —  WASHINGTON — The man who has become the public face of rising drug prices says he has donatedto presidential candidate Bernie Sanders — who has been bashing Big Pharma on the campaign trail — to try to get a meeting so the two can talk it out.
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
In campaign money race, Democrats vastly outpacing Republicans  —  The Democratic presidential contenders dramatically outpaced their Republican counterparts in the race for campaign cash last quarter, spotlighting how the parties are taking divergent paths in their pursuit of 2016 funding.
Theodoric Meyer / Politico:
Hillary's cash flow issue
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Hillary Clinton has whopping $33 million in cash
Discussion: Bloomberg Business and whorunsGov
Gail Collins / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's Happy Brew
Discussion: the daily howler
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:
Sanders Catching Up to Clinton With Torrent of Small Donations
Discussion: Politico and American Prospect
John Heilemann / Bloomberg Business:
Insurrection Erupts at the Democratic National Committee  —  Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's autocratic ways in setting the debate schedule in Hillary's favor, insiders say, alienated many of her colleagues.  And the problem may get worse.  —  jheil
Discussion: Mediaite
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Top Party Official Accuses Democratic National Chairwoman of Lying and Questions Her Leadership  —  R. T. Rybak, the former mayor of Minneapolis and a vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, on Thursday accused the party's leader, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz …
Alexandra Jaffe / NBC News:
Donald Trump, Ben Carson Threaten to Boycott The Next GOP Debate  —  Donald Trump and Ben Carson are both threatening to boycott the next Republican presidential debate if CNBC, who is hosting the event, and the Republican National Committee do not change the stated format of the event.
Madeline McMahon / Bloomberg Business:
Trump: Janet Yellen Keeping Interest Rates Low as Political Favor to Obama
Discussion: Business Insider
Catherine Herridge / Fox News:
Source: FBI probe of Clinton email focused on ‘gross negligence’ provision  —  Three months after Hillary Clinton's use of a private email address and server while secretary of state was referred to the FBI, an intelligence source familiar with the investigation tells Fox News that the team …
New York Times:
Obama's Comments on Clinton Emails Collide With F.B.I. Inquiry  —  WASHINGTON — Federal agents were still cataloging the classified information from Hillary Rodham Clinton's personal email server last week when President Obama went on television and played down the matter.
Discussion: and Political Wire
Michael A. MemoliContact / Los Angeles Times:
Biden nearing decision on campaign, top aide says  —  Vice President Joe Biden is nearing a final decision on a possible White House run, according to a message to his political network from one of his closest advisors.  —  “If he decides to run, we will need each and every one of you …
Discussion: NBC News and Political Wire
Jeff Zeleny / CNN:
Joe Biden's family says yes — will he?
Discussion: MSNBC and Daily Mail
Al Weaver / Washington Examiner:
RNC chair: GOP will be ‘cooked’ as national party with 2016 loss  —  Share Tweet Reddit Digg Mail Print SMS More  —  Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus fears the worst for his party in the event of a loss in 2016.  —  During an exclusive interview with the Washington Examiner Thursday …
Strong El Niño sets the stage for 2015-2016 winter weather  —  Forecasters at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center issued the U.S. Winter Outlook today favoring cooler and wetter weather in Southern Tier states with above-average temperatures most likely in the West and across the Northern Tier.
Discussion: US News, CBS Boston, WWLP-TV and Rare
Los Angeles Times:
El Niño keeps getting stronger, raises chance of drenching rains
Discussion: KTLA and FOX5 San Diego
Washington Free Beacon:
Ted Cruz Demands Kerry Resign Over Israel Criticism  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) is calling on Secretary of State John Kerry to resign over recent comments by senior Obama administration officials accusing Israel of committing “terrorism” amid a spate of violent attacks by Palestinians against Jews.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The State Department Clown Car Makes Things Worse In the Middle East
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Leaked docs detail expansive drone campaign  —  Secret government documents leaked to the public on Thursday detail the United States's escalating reliance on drones — and warn that they can be counter-productive and cause a staggering civilian toll.  —  The cache of documents …
Michelle Sigona / CrimeFeed:
A Toddler Has Shot Someone Every Week In 2015, Washington Post Reports  —  2015 isn't over yet, but the Washington Post reports that so far someone has been shot by a toddler every single week.  —  Reporter Christopher Ingraham says he spent hours sifting through news reports, and the numbers are quite shocking.
Peta Thornycroft / Telegraph:
Biggest elephant killed in Africa for almost 30 years brings back memories of Cecil the lion  —  Exclusive: German hunter pays nearly £40,000 to shoot one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe, while conservationists and safari guides mourn the loss of ‘magnificent’ animal
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Jindal ends third quarter with little cash on hand  —  The presidential campaign of Republican candidate Bobby Jindal looks barely viable, with the Louisiana governor finishing the most recent fundraising quarter with just $261,000 in the bank.  —  Jindal's campaign spent more than it raised …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Gdrosenblum / CBS San Francisco:
X-Rated Audio Shocks Customers At San Jose Target Store  —  SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — Shoppers at a Target store in San Jose stopped in their tracks Wednesday morning when a sexually explicit recording began blaring over the store's public address system.  —  Chris Minor, who was shopping …
Eric Levenson / Boston Globe:
After Confederate flag battle, South Carolina senator questions Mass. banner  —  South Carolina officials voted this summer to remove their state's Confederate flag after a devastating, racially-charged mass murder in a Charleston church.  —  While explaining his support of that decision on Thursday …
Discussion: The Week and New York Times
Ken Dilanian / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: US analysts knew Afghan site was hospital  —  3 photos  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — American special operations analysts were gathering intelligence on an Afghan hospital days before it was destroyed by a U.S. military attack because they believed it was being used by a Pakistani operative …
Rebecca Kheel / The Hill:   Doctors Without Borders presses probe of hospital bombing
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Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
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Ben Brumfield / CNN:
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Molly Hennessy-FiskeContact / Los Angeles Times:
Texas city abruptly cancels meeting on police tasing and arrest of councilman
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Gov't Tells Texas Rancher His Land No Longer Belongs to Him …
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
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Discussion: naked capitalism
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
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