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  1. 10 Things to Know for FridayOct 8, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, after dropping out of the race to replace House Speaker John Boehner.


  2. Cruz presidential campaign nets $12 million over summerRead the original story

    4 min ago | KTEN-TV Denison

    The Republican Texas senator's new fundraising, added to what he raised through the end of June, gives him a total of $26.5 million since he entered the race in late March. Cruz's fundraising compares favorably with two other Republican candidates who have made their totals public.


  3. That Crazy Buck Rogers StuffRead the original story

    4 min ago | The Other McCain

    So, a couple of weeks ago in the comments Goodstuff brought up the topic of Buck Rogers, and I was going to write about that last week in the book post, but I Forgot. Going to remedy that failure right here and now.


  4. Obama touts immigration reform in speech to Hispanic leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | WSB-TV

    President Barack Obama promised Hispanic leaders on Thursday he'll continue to champion a comprehensive change to the nation's immigration laws and said America's greatness comes from building opportunities, not walls. While prospects for an immigration overhaul are negligible during the remainder of his presidency, Obama used the speech to highlight differences with several of the Republican presidential candidates on the issue, which will help define the 2016 elections.


  5. McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speakerRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    " With no warning, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew Thursday from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House, shocking fellow Republicans just before voting was to begin and plunging Congress into chaos. Lawmakers said they were thunderstruck and in disbelief following McCarthy's announcement, which came moments after they had showed up for an election nearly certain to end with McCarthy as their pick for speaker.


  6. Walter Scott's Family Will Receive $6.5MBy Goldie TaylorRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | The Daily Beast

    The family of the man who was shot five times in the back by a cop now charged with his murder has reached a multimillion-dollar out-of-court settlement with North Charleston, S.C. A rear brake light was out on the old car and the driver, fearing arrest for unpaid child support, didn't wait around as the officer went to run his name and plates. What happened next captured national headlines and stunned the nation.


  7. Clinton: Middle East peace almost impossibleRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | The Jewish Journal

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday poured cold water on those eager to see the Israeli-Palestinian peace process renewed in the near future. Appearing at a campaign event in Mount Vernon, Iowa, on Wednesday, Clinton said a lasting peace settlement is out of reach until Israel and the Palestinians "know what happens in Syria and whether Jordan will remain remain stable."


  8. The campaign to draft Paul Ryan as speakerRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Channel3000

    Rep. Paul Ryan has repeatedly indicated he is not running for speaker of the House, even as heavy hitters --- including retiring Speaker John Boehner -- urge him to reconsider. Speaking to a gaggle of reporters for three-and-a-half minutes, Ryan repeatedly refused to rule out a run, repeating over and over: "I've got no news for you."


  9. President Obama to appear on "60 Minutes"Read the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | CBS News

    Steve Kroft questions the president about Russia's recent incursion in Syria and other topics as Mr. Obama enters his final year in office President Barack Obama answers questions about the situation in Syria and Russia's involvement there in an interview with Steve Kroft to be broadcast on 60 Minutes Sunday Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.


  10. Should House Republicans Draft Paul Ryan To Be Speaker?Read the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | RedState

    Ryan continues to insist he does not want to be Speaker and is quite happy running Ways and Means , but with a bunch of people seeking the job and the caucus almost as deeply divided as it was in the epic 1855 battle over the Speakership at the dawn of the Republican Party , there has been muttering from many corners that Ryan may be the only person acceptable enough to enough different factions to gain the 218 votes needed to become Speaker. Boehner and possibly other party bigwigs are appealing to Ryan to step up and take the job despite his objections.


  11. Cruz nets $12 million for presidential bid, Rubio $6 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Daily Herald

    In this Oct. 5, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, addresses supporters at Kalamazoo Wings stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich. Cruz's presidential campaign is reporting a $12.2 million fundraising boost over the past three months.


  12. Sweet: Emanuel says House GOP needs to work through a some issuesaRead the original story

    7 min ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, assessing the turmoil in the House GOP that led to House Speaker John Boehner's intention to quit, said here Thursday, "They have some issues as a party they need to work through that maybe Blue Cross and Blue Shield can help." Back in the days when there were earmarks, the House functioned better, Emanuel said, though he stopped short of a call to bring back the spending favors that often lubricated the process and helped make things work across party lines.


  13. Gene Lyons: Trying to take down Hillary ClintonRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

    To hardly anybody's surprise, it turns out that the “vast right-wing conspiracy” has been right in front of our eyes. Always was, actually.


  14. E.J. Dionne: Leta s focus on the gun makersRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

    It's not just Congress that fails to respond after another massacre briefly focuses attention on the irrationality and permissiveness of our country's firearms statutes. Those of us seeking change also regularly fall down on the job.


  15. Dana Milbank: Conservative politburo control of the HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

    You think John Boehner had a rocky time as speaker of the House? Just wait until you see how his successor fares this fall - if House Republicans can even find a successor. Conservatives had been grumbling about McCarthy as the speaker-apparent almost from the moment Boehner announced his retirement, and by the eve of Thursday's House GOP vote to name a Boehner replacement, the criticism of McCarthy was murderous.


  16. THOUGHT: The Tea Party wing of the GOP has put paid first to Eric...Read the original story

    8 min ago |

    THOUGHT: The Tea Party wing of the GOP has put paid first to Eric Cantor, and now to Boehner. What's left of the GOP establishment is saying that the insurgency is stupid.


  17. City to pay $6.5M settlement to family of man shot by copRead the original story

    8 min ago | KTMF

    City officials in South Carolina approved a $6.5 million settlement Thursday with the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a white police officer who was captured on cellphone video firing at the man's back as he ran away. The North Charleston City Council approved the settlement by a 10-0 vote, and members of Walter Scott's family were on hand when it was announced.


  18. NJ goes to court to seize beach lotsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | Connecticut Post

    This Jan. 14, 2015 photo shows oceanfront homes in Margate N.J. behind a protective bulkhead that the town considers sufficient to protect against coastal storms. New Jersey officials went to court on Thursday Oct. 8, 2015 to seize 87 publicly owned beachfront parcels of land under eminent domain to be used for building protective sand dunes that Margate and its residents don't want.


  19. Pro-Biden super PAC pulls TV ad about VP's family tragedyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Herald

    The super PAC urging Vice President Joe Biden to run for president pulled its first television ad off the air on Friday after Biden signaled he preferred that it not run. One day after releasing the ad recalling Biden's family tragedies and vowing to spend six figures to air it on national television, Draft Biden abruptly reversed course.


  20. GOP to Paul Ryan: You're Our Only HopeRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    The House GOP was left reeling after Rep. Kevin McCarthy withdrew his name from consideration for Speaker of the House, so they turned to the one person they trusted to save the party: The Young Gun himself, Rep. Paul Ryan. John Boehner doesn't want it.