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Morning Maddow: October 25

Morning headlines: no grand bargain, CBO says upping Medicare eligibility age won't save much, GOP hires a new youth outreach director.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) answers questions from the media after meeting with small business owners during the Fort Worth Small Business Roundtable on October 22, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Sen. Harry Reid says there will be no grand bargain. (KPNR via TPM)

CBO: Raising the Medicare age won't save us that much. (AP)

Meet the GOP's new youth outreach director. (Washington Times)

Sen. Ted Cruz takes his victory lap to Iowa today. (AP)

Speaking of Iowa, some Republicans there want their state back. (AP)

Iowa's ban on medical abortion via video-conference will go before a judge next week. (Des Moines Register)

Norway rejects U.S. request for help destroying Syria's chemical weapons. (NY Times)

Obama admin is warning foreign countries that their cooperation on secret ops may be the next Snowden leak. (Time)