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Republicans still haven't chosen a new Speaker -- the top job in Congress, but they were united today in attacking Hillary Clinton for the deaths of four diplomats in Benghazi, Libya while she was Secretary of State. 

Later on the program, Walmart and Amazon are engaged in competition of another kind: the battle for dominance of online grocery shopping.  

Photo: Hillary Clinton reacts to reporters' questions as she exits the hearing room from the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington October 22, 2015. (Gary Cameron/Reuters)

American Soldier Killed in Iraq Commando Raid 6 MIN, 30 SEC

In Iraq -- for the first time since the US withdrawal of 2011 -- an American soldier has been killed during a combat operation. He was one of several US commandos who raided an Islamic State outpost in the northern part of the country. Michael Gordon is in Iraq for the New York Times. He's author of, The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq from George W. Bush to Barack Obama.

Michael R. Gordon, New York Times (@gordonnyt)

The Endgame

Michael R. Gordon

Vintage Political Theater on Capitol Hill 33 MIN, 39 SEC

A committee of Congress today grilled Hillary Clinton about the deaths of four American officials in Benghazi, Libya in 2012 while she was Secretary of State. Republicans used stacks of emails and charts to bolster their claim that she was lax about security. Democrats used video to accuse Republicans of another partisan witch-hunt that has failed to turn up any new information.

All this as the GOP continued to struggle with Paul Ryan’s conditions for taking what could turn out to be the thankless assignment of House Speaker.

Bob Cusack, The Hill (@BobCusack)
Jonathan Tobin, National Review / Federalist / Jewish News Service (@jonathans_tobin)
Ed Kilgore, New York magazine / Democratic Strategist (@ed_kilgore)
David Hawkings, CQ Roll Call (@davidhawkings)
Ronald Peters, University of Oklahoma (@OUPoliSci)

The Hill on Gowdy-Democrats' battle over the Benghazi transcripts
Commentary on Clinton's Sidney Blumenthal problem
Kilgore on Ryan moving the goalposts, declaring victory
Hawkings on Ryan sacrificing job security with an eye toward the long game

The American Speakership

Professor Ronald M. Peters Jr.

Online Grocery Shopping Poised to Be the Next Big Thing 9 MIN, 17 SEC

Pushing a cart through the grocery store may become a thing of the past for many Americans. Today Walmart announced the expansion of online shopping into eight new markets. Its brick-and-mortar locations have led to a different approach from Amazon and other companies that will deliver groceries to the doors of online shoppers. Issie Lapowsky, staff writer for Wired magazine, has more on the expansion of grocery shopping online. 

Issie Lapowsky, Wired (@issielapowsky)

Wired on instacart shoppers' chance to become actual employees of the company

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