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IOWA: Carson Widens Lead To 14 Points In New Poll

More bad news for Donald Trump: Ben Carson has overtaken Donald Trump in Iowa, surging to a 14-point lead, according to a new poll. A Monmouth University survey released on Monday found Carson taking 32 percent support in Iowa, followed by Trump at 18 percent. That’s a 9-point gain for Carson from the same poll in late August, while Trump ...

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AFGHANISTAN: 7.5 Magnitude Quake Kills Dozens

USA Today reports: Scores of people have died after a magnitude 7.5. earthquake struck Afghanistan on Monday, causing deaths in neighboring Pakistan and tremors in northern India. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake was in the far northern Afghan province of Badakhshan, which borders Tajikistan and China. “Significant casualties are likely and the disaster is potentially ...

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Puerto Vallarta Escapes Hurricane Patricia

The posh Mexican resort town of Puerto Vallarta, long a popular destination for gay tourists, escaped Hurricane Patricia with little damage. Gay PV Magazine reports: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has escaped Hurricane Patricia. After a day of hotel evacuations, airport closures, flight cancellations and pending power interruptions the worst is over for Puerto Vallarta residents as of 11 pm CST. However, ...

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Breitbart Mocks As Jeb Bush Curtails Campaign

The Bush campaign is running out of the money and nobody is happier than Breitbart, where they love to mock Bush’s fluency in Spanish. They write: Going well beyond prudent cost cutting and a defensive posture, Team Jeb Bush will begin making such significant campaign cuts effective November 1, they can’t be seen as anything other than a big red ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Port Authority Bus Terminal Green-Lighted For Multi-Billion Dollar Replacement

Midtown Manhattan’s infamously seedy Port Authority Bus Terminal, the busiest such station in the world, will be demolished for a replacement that may cost up to $10B. Via the New York Post: Thursday’s vote authorized the Port Authority to hold an international design competition and choose a winner by September 2016. The project is expected to cost from $7 billion ...

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Monster Hurricane Threatens Mexico [VIDEO]

With 200-mph winds, the strongest recorded hurricane in Western Hemisphere history is bearing down on the popular gay resort town of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast of Mexico. The Associated Press reports: With maximum sustained winds near 200 mph (325 kph), Patricia is the strongest storm ever recorded in the eastern Pacific or in the Atlantic, said Dave Roberts, ...

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Rival Wipes Smirk Off Face Of Pharma Douche Martin Shkreli, Offers Generic AIDS Medication For $1/Pill

The most hated man in pharma is having a bad day. The Associated Press has the story: Stepping into the furor over eye-popping price spikes for old generic medicines, a maker of compounded drugs will begin selling $1 doses of Daraprim, whose price recently was jacked up to $750 per pill by Turing Pharmaceuticals. San Diego-based Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc., which ...

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Lincoln Chafee Drops Out Of Presidential Race

And nobody was surprised. Via CNN: Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee ended his long-shot bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination Friday, his campaign announced in a statement. Chafee is set to speak on his decision momentarily at the DNC’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington. “As you know I have been campaigning on a platform of Prosperity Through ...

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Democratic Rep. Don Beyer Wins “Politicians Vs Press” National Press Club Spelling Bee [VIDEO]

Some welcome lightheartedness on Capitol Hill: Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) outlasted a team of journalists Wednesday night to win the National Press Club’s “Politicians vs. Press” spelling bee. The event, a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute, pitted a team of seven journalists against seven lawmakers. Helping to judge the competition were 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee co-champions ...

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POLL SURPRISE: Carson Dethrones Trump In Iowa

We’ll enjoy seeing The Donald spin suddenly being behind by eight points in Iowa. CNN reports: Ben Carson has knocked Donald Trump from his perch atop the field in Iowa, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll of Iowa Republicans. Carson has opened up an 8 percentage point lead over Trump with the help of women and white evangelicals, who ...

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Supermajority Of House Tea Party Caucus Will Support But Not Endorse Paul Ryan As Speaker

Here’s some Tea Party double-speak for you: Hard-line conservatives cleared a path Wednesday for Rep. Paul Ryan to become House speaker when some of his most disgruntled fellow Republicans signaled that they would support his bid for the top job. The decision to back Ryan by the House Freedom Caucus, a group of nearly 40 lawmakers that has risen in ...

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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus: Joe Biden Not Running For President Is “Major Blow” To The Democrats

“The Vice President’s decision not to enter the 2016 race is a major blow for Democrats, who now will almost certainly be saddled with their unpopular and scandal plagued front-runner Hillary Clinton. Vice President Biden was the most formidable general election candidate the Democrat Party could have fielded, and his decision not to challenge Hillary Clinton greatly improves our chances ...

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NYC Criminalizes Synthetic Marijuana [VIDEO]

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed three bills that criminalize the possession and sale of so-called synthetic marijuana. Gothamist reports: Selling or manufacturing the drug was previously only considered a health code violation, carrying a $250 fine; when the new laws go into effect in 60 days, offenders will punishable by up to $5,000 in fines and ...

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House Speaker Vote Slated For October 28th

The Hill reports: House Republicans will hold elections to nominate a new Speaker on Oct. 28, two days before Speaker John Boehner is expected to resign from Congress, Boehner told GOP lawmakers in a closed-door meeting Wednesday. Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday night he’ll run for the top job if he can win support from three ...

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The Tea People Are Unhappy With Paul Ryan

Last night Paul Ryan declared that he would “gladly serve” as House Speaker – but only if far-right Republicans vow to support him without complaint. That, of course, has not gone down well in Teabagistan. Over at Breitbart, where multiple daily anti-Ryan pieces have been running for weeks, Ryan’s statement has resulted in renewed fury.

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Paul Ryan Issues Ultimatum: I’ll Only Serve As House Speaker If Teabaggers Promise To Leave Me Alone

Ever since Kevin McCarthy abruptly dropped his bid for House Speaker, Breitbart has been running multiple daily attacks on that also terrible RINO, Paul Ryan. Tonight Ryan declared that he MIGHT serve as Speaker – but with a whopping proviso aimed squarely at Teabagistan. The Washington Post reports: Ryan met Tuesday evening with tea party hard-liners and later with the larger ...

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Frequent Senate Absentee Marco Rubio Introduces Bill To Penalize Slacking Federal Workers

The Associated Press throws some delicious shade: After missing almost a third of Senate votes this year, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio made a rare appearance in the Senate Tuesday — to try and pass a bill that would crack down on federal employees who fail to do their jobs. “This should actually be the rule in the entire government,” ...

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A Republican Salute To Hillary Clinton [VIDEO]

Ooh, snap! The Clinton campaign today needled her GOP opponents by posting a clip which features them saying very nice things about her “until she decided to run for president.” Appearing in the clip: Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, and Donald Trump.

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CNN POLL: Fiorina Shrinks Behind Trump & Carson

Ben Carson and Donald Trump continue to hold a commanding lead in the latest CNN/ORC poll as Carly Fiorina rejoins the rest of the GOP field further behind. CNN reports: Fiorina has lost 11 points in the last month, declining from 15% support and second place to 4% and a tie for seventh place. At the same time, Carson has gained ...

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REPORT: Jim Webb To Drop Out Of Democratic Race, Might Run As An Independent Candidate

According to Fox News, today Jim Webb and his wig will drop out of the Democratic race: Webb is said to be disillusioned with the Democratic Party — as well as the Republican Party — and how the political parties are being pulled to allegedly extreme positions by the huge amounts of loosely regulated money fueling the campaigns. Webb has ...

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