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GOP's Big Field to Take the Stage for 2nd Time

Crews prepare the venue for the Oct. 28 CNBC Republican presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, inside the Coors Events Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. Republican presidential candidates taking the debate stage Wednesday in Colorado are hoping to carry momentum from a 2014 U.S. Senate victory in this toss-up state where independent voters outnumber the electorate from both major parties. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Crews prepare the venue for the Oct. 28 CNBC Republican presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, inside the Coors Events Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. Republican presidential candidates taking the debate stage Wednesday in Colorado are hoping to carry momentum from a 2014 U.S. Senate victory in this toss-up state where independent voters outnumber the electorate from both major parties. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Tonight is the second big Republican debate.. in Boulder, Colorado. The focus is on the economy, but you can expect many other questions. The latest polls show Ben Carson surging ahead of Donald Trump (in Iowa too).

Quiet on the campaign trail for the GOP as they prep, but Hillary Clinton has a live event today at 1pm in New Hampshire. We’ll monitor for news.

Lots of Capitol Hill news today. We’re expecting the vote to pass the two year spending fix that would end the possibility of a government shutdown and debt defaults.

House Republicans are going after the IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. They’ve begun impeachment proceedings. Rich Edson reporting.

There’s also a 930 Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on U.S. strategy in the Middle East. General John Allen testifying.

There’s also an update from Baghdad on the anti-ISIS operations there at 11am.

Interesting piece in the Times today looking at the raid last week that rescued dozens of Arab prisoners.

Thursday it looks like the day for Paul Ryan to get elected speaker of the House to replace John Boehner.

The Justice Department will investigate at attack at a high school in Columbia, SC in which a police officer appears to be violently restraining a female student.

Thousands are expected at a funeral for a New York City police officer who was shot in the head on October 20th in Harlem.

Walgreens is buying up rival Rite Aid for $9.4 billion. The deal comes as new AP polling suggests Americans are increasingly concerned about the rising prices for prescription drugs.

Volkswagen reported its first profit decline in a decade. Blame their emissions cheating scandal.