Republicans are still searching for their next House Speaker, and the man who everyone wants, Rep. Paul Ryan, is said to still be reticent about assuming the leadership role which may cause potential no-name politicians to start throwing their hat into the ring according to NBC News’ Chuck Todd. President Obama withholds his opinion on the 2016 presidential race while Real Clear Politics’ Alexis Simendinger says that he is giving Hillary Clinton’s campaign “a big, fat pass” on the Trans-Pacific Trade deal. The FEC has released its third quarter filings and the findings show the candidates standing on starkly opposite ends of the campaign wealth spectrum. Along with the secret strength of small donations that have helped fuel the campaigns of candidates like Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina. Beth Reinhard of the Wall Street Journal and Dan Balz of The Washington Post weigh in.