Gabatron Morning Briefing – 10-20-15: Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For Kodos

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has hit a new peak in the 2016 cycle. According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, Trump now has 25 percent support among GOP primary voters. Ben Carson is in second with 22 percent, and third-place Marco Rubio moved up two points to 13 percent.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 383 days. Scott Kelly, an astronaut participating in a long-term mission aboard the International Space Station, saw on Friday his 383rd cumulative day in space, beating the previous record held by Mike Fincke.

Someone on Twitter has decided to organize a boycott of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. They are claiming that the movie is anti-white propaganda.

A hacker claims to have breached CIA Director John Brennan’s personal email account. They’ve posted documents online that they claim came from his email.

In science news, NASA has announced that an asteroid will narrowly miss the Earth on Halloween. It’s going to pass within 310,000 miles of Earth, which is the closest an asteroid as come to us since 2006.

Plus, Rod Blagojevich wrote his daughter a letter about the Cubs making the playoffs.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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