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1:05 PM ET, October 22, 2014

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Anchorage Daily News:
Young rattles Wasilla High students with ‘hurtful’ remark about suicide  —  WASILLA — At a Wasilla High School assembly Tuesday morning, U.S. Rep. Don Young didn't temper his notoriously abrasive personality for his young audience.  —  Numerous witnesses say Young, 81 …
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:   GOP Rep. Gives Profane Speech To High Schoolers On Bull Sex And Suicide
Dean Beeby / CBC News:
Parliament Hill attack: 1 gunman dead after soldier shot at National War Memorial  —  Police sources tell CBC there is more than 1 suspect, downtown remains in lockdown … Parliament Hill has come under attack today after a man with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial …
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CNN:
One shooter dead in Canada  —  The Canadian government has informed the United States that one shooter is dead in Ottawa, a senior U.S. official said.  So far, there is “no indication the shooter has ties to violent Islamic extremism,” but it is still extremely early in the investigation, the source said.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Globe and Mail:
Attack on Ottawa: Police in pursuit of multiple shooters  —  OTTAWA AND TORONTO — The Globe and Mail  —  Video: Footage from Globe reporter Josh Wingrove captures gunfire inside Parliament Hill  —  Buildings in Ottawa's downtown core are under lockdown after the crack of gunshots rang through …
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Official autopsy shows Michael Brown had close-range wound to his hand, marijuana in system  —  • By Christine Byers cbyers@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8087 and Blythe Bernhard bbernhard@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8129  —  ST. LOUIS COUNTY  • The official autopsy on Michael Brown shows …
JD Heyman / People.com:
Renée Zellweger to PEOPLE: 'I'm Glad Folks Think I Look Different'  —  Renée Zellweger has responded to Internet chatter about her appearance.  In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, the Oscar winner says she looks different because she is healthier and happier than ever - and she's fine with people taking notice.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Is Martha Coakley About To Blow Another Major Race In Massachusetts?  —  National Democrats are haunted by memories of Martha Coakley's unforced stumbles and missteps in 2010, which cost them a U.S. Senate seat in one of the country's bluest states.  —  Four laters later …
Discussion: WBUR and Lawyers, Guns & Money
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John Fund / National Review:
James O'Keefe Strikes Again  —  Many liberals are adamant there is no threat of voter fraud that justifies efforts to improve the integrity of elections.  “There is no real concrete evidence of voter fraud,” tweeted Donna Brazile, former acting chair of the Democratic National Committee, this week.
NorthJersey.com:
Christie says GOP gubernatorial candidates need to win so they control ‘voting mechanisms’  —  Governor Christie pushed further into the contentious debate over voting rights than ever before, saying Tuesday that Republicans need to win gubernatorial races this year so that they're the ones controlling …
Discussion: Election Law Blog
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Tim Alberta / National Journal:
Chris Christie Previews 2016 Campaign: 'It's Time to Start Offending People'  —  “I don't care if I'm loved.  I want to be respected.”  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched a preemptive strike Tuesday against some potential Republican rivals for the White House, saying the “experiment” …
Justin Sink / The Hill:   Obama: Apathy, not Voter ID, keeps minorities from polls
David Remnick / New Yorker:
Postscript: Benjamin C. Bradlee (1921-2014)  —  Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee, the most charismatic and consequential newspaper editor of postwar America, died at the age of ninety-three on Tuesday.  Among his many bequests to the Republic was a catalogue of swaggering anecdotes rich enough to float a week of testimonial dinners.
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Robert G. Kaiser / Washington Post:
Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93
Casey Mattox / The Federalist:
California Orders Churches To Fund Abortions—Or Else  —  For the past four years, the Obama administration and its friends on the Left were careful to claim that they still strongly support religious liberty while arguing that Hobby Lobby's Green family, Conestoga Wood Specialties' Hahn family, and others like them must lose.
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
The Palin Brawl Police Tapes - Annotated Edition  —  Amid the crackle and chaos of audio released by the Anchorage Police Department on Tuesday, an unmistakable voice could be heard.  —  “Did you find your necklace?” the woman could be heard saying.  “Track, that is such a God thing.  See?”
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and Raw Story
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Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
How Monica Lewinsky Could Complicate Hillary Clinton's Likely 2016 Bid  —  Monica Lewinsky isn't going away.  —  The ex-White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton nearly sank his presidency has emerged from seclusion and is tweeting, writing and delivering speeches.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Eddie Scarry / Mediaite:
Rosie O'Donnell: Bill Clinton Should've Been Prosecuted for Lewinsky Affair
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Ben Brumfield / CNN:
Officials: 3 Denver girls played hooky from school and tried to join ISIS  —  (CNN) — The first indication that something was wrong was a phone call from his daughter's Denver area school to let Assad Ibrahim know that she had not come to class.  —  He dialed her cell.  And she answered.
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ABC News:
Three American Girls En Route to Syria Planned to Join Militant Groups, Official Says
Discussion: Mediaite, Mashable and abc7chicago.com
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Tea Partyers fall in line  —  Tea Partyers have learned to play nice after a cycle of knockdown, drag-out fights with the Republican establishment that have gotten them nowhere.  —  Sensing a GOP majority in the Senate is within reach, conservative groups have put down their bombs …
Bruce Bartlett / The American Conservative:
Obama Is a Republican  —  He's the heir to Richard Nixon, not Saul Alinsky.  —  Back in 2008, Boston University professor Andrew Bacevich wrote an article for this magazine making a conservative case for Barack Obama.  While much of it was based on disgust with the warmongering …
Discussion: Althouse and Outside the Beltway
Adam Ciralsky / Vanity Fair:
Did Israel Avert a Hamas Massacre?  —  The story behind the Gaza tunnel plot, from Israeli intelligence officials—and Hamas leader Khalid Mishal.  —  A medical officer in the I.D.F. Southern Command stands in a Hamas-built tunnel on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha.
Discussion: Israel Matzav
New York Times:
Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kay Hagan and Other Candidates Avoid Obama  —  After a few days of trying to ignore the question, Michelle Nunn, the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in Georgia, acknowledged on Friday that she had voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.
Discussion: Hot Air and National Review
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Dark Money and Our Looming Oligarchy  —  Hundreds of millions of untraceable donations are flowing to candidates, and at some point soon untraceable ‘dark money’ will likely overtake the system.  —  There is something obscene in looking at the raw numbers, is there not?
coburn.senate.gov:
Wastebook 2014: What Washington doesn't want you to read.  —  Voodoo Dolls, Gambling Monkeys, Zombies in Love and Paid Vacations for Misbehaving Bureaucrats Top List of the Most Outlandish Government Spending in Wastebook 2014  —  Gambling monkeys, dancing zombies and mountain lions …
 
 
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Adrienne Cutway / Orlando Sentinel:
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Quinnipiac News + Events:
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dems: Pelosi isn't going anywhere
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Markos Moulitsas / The Hill:
Will Dems turn out?  —  Republicans have a cornucopia of advantages …
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Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Cooperated Secretly with Syrian Kurds in Battle Against Islamic State
Discussion: BillMoyers.com and Fox News
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
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