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President Obama said on CBS News' "60 Minutes" broadcast Sunday night that from the start he did not think the Syria plan would work, even though his aides a year ago asked Congress to fund the program and proposed the rules. (Associated Press)

Obama deflects blame for Syria plan failure

- The Washington Times

The Obama administration is distancing itself from one of the biggest failures in the war on terrorism: the collapse of its $590 million program to train and equip Syrian opposition forces to fight the Islamic State’s terrorist army.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a community forum, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Davenport, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Which Democrat will have a ‘Fiorina’ moment?

- The Washington Times

Even the host network is curious: CNN is watching to see if any Democratic presidential hopefuls will have a magic “Fiorina moment” on the glittering debate podium on Tuesday night under glaring lights and witnessed by millions.

Despite enduring accusations for months on her decision to use a private server during her time as secretary of state, it is uncertain whether or not fellow Democratic presidential hopefuls will raise the issue with Hillary Rodham Clinton during Tuesday's debate. (Associated Press)

Email scandal may cast pall over Democrats’ debate

- The Washington Times

When the candidates meet on stage for the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, the elephant in the room will be the email scandal looming over front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton that will tempt her rivals to broach an issue that they so far have avoided, but which remains the biggest vulnerability for her with voters.

Cruz moves to escape Trump’s shadow, claim his supporters with cash haul

- The Washington Times

After spending several months drafting behind Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz appears to be making his move to escape the billionaire businessman’s wake and try to capture his loyal supporters in the GOP presidential nomination contest, putting the first chinks in the unusual alliance that had developed between the two candidates.

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Catnip for a Clinton

- The Washington Times

This could be make or break week for Hillary Clinton. She still has the money, the name recognition, and the big donors, but her sinking poll numbers say the public is finally on to her, and besides, who wants the distractions of another round of Flem Snopes and his kin in the White House?

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush reacts to a supporter during the Scott County Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner in Davenport, Iowa. Bush is proposing to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's signature federal health care law. The former Florida governor released a two-page plan Oct. 12 to increase tax credits for individuals to buy coverage and give more power to states to regulate health insurance. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal health care law

- Associated Press

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday proposed repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law with one that would increase tax credits for individuals, allowing them to buy coverage protection against "high-cost medical events."

Indigenous day proclamation leads to City Council infighting

- Associated Press

A City Councilman who introduced a proclamation for Albuquerque to join other cities in observing Indigenous Peoples Day on Columbus Day faced a censure motion Monday over how the declaration was handled.

In this Jan. 10, 2011, photo is Brew City Shooter's Supply Inc., formerly known as Badger Guns, in Milwaukee is shown. Two seriously wounded Milwaukee police officers brought suit against Badger, a Wisconsin gun shop that they say has sold hundreds of weapons used in crimes. The potentially precedent-setting case hinges on whether the gun shop owners should be financially responsible for a crime committed with a weapon purchased at their store. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP) TV OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Attorneys make closing cases in trial of Wisconsin gun shop

- Associated Press

A lawyer for a pair of Milwaukee police officers suing a gun shop for negligence told jurors Monday that the store should have to pay several million dollars in damages for selling a gun that was used to wound his clients.

In this Oct. 6, 2015 photo, Dr. Garen Wintemute poses with a copy of a study he did on gun shows, at his office at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. Wintemute, an emergency doctor, who is board certified in family practice, is a long-time national leader in gun violence, having researched gun accessibility, connections between gun ownership and violence. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Correction: Gun violence research story

Associated Press

In a story Oct. 12 about gun violence research, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Newtown, Connecticut, was the deadliest mass slaying at a school in U.S. history. With 26 victims, it was the second-deadliest shooting at a school; 32 were killed at Virginia Tech in 2007. The worst attack at an elementary school was a 1927 bombing that killed 38 children in Bath Township, Michigan. The story also gave the wrong location for the Colorado School of Public Health; it is in the Denver suburb of Aurora, not Denver.

St. Louis archbishop issues statement supporting immigrants

- Associated Press

St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson issued a pastoral statement Monday in support of immigrants and refugees, citing concerns about what he called "the language and rhetoric of discrimination, hate and alienation."