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5:45 PM ET, October 29, 2014

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Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Shocking Harvard poll: Millennial voters want GOP in charge, abandon Obama  —  WASHINGTON SECRETS BARACK OBAMA POLLS 2014 ELECTIONS VIDEO MILLENNIALS HISPANICS HARVARD INSTITUTE OF POLITICS HARVARD UNIVERSITY 2014 MIDTERMS  —  Harvard University on Wednesday provided new proof that the Democrats …
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Harvard University:
Fall 2014 Survey  —  LIKELY MILLENNIAL VOTERS UP-FOR-GRABS IN UPCOMING MIDTERM ELECTIONS, HARVARD YOUTH POLL FINDS … Cambridge, MA - A new national poll of America's 18- to 29- year-olds by Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government …
Ron Fournier / National Journal:
Millennials Bolt Obama for GOP in Midterms  —  Long term, the future American electorate isn't sold on either party.  —  In a stunning turnaround, likely voters in the so-called millennial generation prefer a Republican-led Congress after next week's elections, and young Hispanics are turning sharply against President Obama.
Discussion: Hot Air
Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
Maine state police dispatched to back nurse's quarantine  —  Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was forcibly quarantined in a New Jersey airport tent for three days, says she will not obey instructions to stay home in Maine.  She recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.
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Maine.gov:
Governor LePage Issues Statement About Healthcare Worker in Fort Kent Who Worked in West Africa
Discussion: Hit & Run and Mashable
New York Post:
Ebola doctor lied about his NYC travels  —  New York City police officers enter the building where Dr. Craig Spencer (inset with fiancée Morgan Dixon) lives in New York on Oct. 24.  —  The city's first Ebola patient initially lied to authorities about his travels around the city following …
M.D. Kittle / Watchdog.org:
Trek sources: Mary Burke's family fired her for incompetence  —  FIRED: Wisconsin Democrat gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke didn't get “burned out” from her overseas job at her family-owned Trek Bicycle Corp She was fired by her family, several former Trek executives and employees tell Wisconsin Reporter.
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Craig Gilbert / JSOnline:   Latest MU poll shows Walker leading Burke among likely voters
Charles Franklin / Marquette Law School Poll:
Final pre-election Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker leading Burke in Wisconsin governor's race
New York Times:
The Affordable Care Act: Who Was Helped Most  —  A new data set provides a clearer picture of which people gained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.  —  Change in insured Americans, 2013-14  —  +4  —  +6  —  +8  —  +10 pct.  pts.  more insured
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Sarah Varney / Politico:
Mississippi, burned  —  How the poorest, sickest state got left behind by Obamacare.  —  By SARAH VARNEY NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014 … The first year of the Affordable Care Act was, by almost every measure, an unmitigated disaster in Mississippi.  In a state stricken by diabetes, heart disease …
Joey Garrison / Tennessean.com:
Jeb Bush talks presidential run, Common Core in Nashville  —  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, speaking in Nashville on Tuesday as he weighs a run for president, discussed his positions on Common Core and immigration, two stances that might complicate his candidacy in a GOP primary.
Discussion: OnPolitics
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Associated Press:
Jeb Bush Slams Obama On Ebola Response
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Jeb: Obama ‘incompetent’ on Ebola
Dr. Keith Ablow / Associated Press:
It's time for an “American jihad”  —  Among the many definitions of jihad are a “war or struggle against unbelievers” and “a crusade for a principle or belief.”  Given those definitions, I believe it's time for an American jihad.  —  An American jihad would reawaken in American citizens …
Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project:
Latino Support for Democrats Falls, but Democratic Advantage Remains  —  After more than a year of inaction by Congress and President Obama on immigration reform, Democrats maintain a wide, but diminished, advantage among Hispanic registered voters, according to a new nationwide survey …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Iowa Republican Copied And Pasted Passages In Newspaper Dispatches  —  Passages of local paper pieces under Ernst's name appear to have been copied word for word from templates sent as guidelines to Republican members of the Iowa Senate.  —  Red Oak Express
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The Federalist:
New NARAL Ad: Cory Gardner Is Totally Going To Ban...Condoms?  —  Forget the Wendy Davis wheelchair ad.  NARAL, an extreme pro-abortion group, just nominated its own entry for worst campaign ad of 2014.  —  The new NARAL ad in Colorado suggests that Cory Gardner wants to ban condoms.
CNN:
Ferguson police chief expected to step down, officials say  —  (CNN) — The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the police department, according to government officials familiar with the ongoing discussions between local, state and federal officials.
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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
The Big Role of Black Churches in Two Senate Races  —  Early voting on Sundays has been one of the biggest fronts in the voting wars of recent years.  Some of this past Sunday's early voting numbers make the reason quite clear.  —  Data from two states that permit Sunday early voting …
ProPublica:
The Red Cross' Secret Disaster  —  (Photo: Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images)  —  The Red Cross' Secret Disaster  —  by Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR October 29, 2014  —  In 2012, two massive storms pounded the United States …
Jazz Shaw / Hot Air:
The NYT has had enough of you bumpkins deciding elections  —  At first glance, it's tempting to think that Mark Leibovitch is calling various Republican candidates stupid in his New York Times article, The Bumpkinification of the Midterm Elections.  It would be an easy and understandable mistake to make …
Pierre Omidyar / First Look Media:
Important Announcement  —  I regret to announce that after several weeks of discussions, Matt Taibbi has left First Look.  We wish him well.  —  Our differences were never about editorial independence.  We have never wavered from our pledge that journalistic content is for the journalists to decide, period.
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Senator Botches Key Obamacare Stat By 900 Percent  —  Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) appeared on NewsMax TV on Wednesday morning to complain about the “coercive” and “very destructive” consequences of the Affordable Care Act on Wisconsin residents.  —  Responding to a question about premium increases under …
Discussion: Daily Kos
 
 
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Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Why Middle-Class Americans Can't Afford to Live in Liberal Cities
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Joey / Miami Herald & MiamiHerald.com:
Miami Beach police investigating cop after confrontation during traffic stop
Discussion: Raw Story and Talking Points Memo
Houston Chronicle:
Pastors speak up on city's decision to drop subpoenas
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The PJ Tatler
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani / Uber Blog:
Uber Setting the Standard for Safety in Ridesharing
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Talking Points Memo
Dan Friedman / NY Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: GOP Congressional challenger Nan Hayworth features her gay son in campaign ad
Discussion: CNN and OnPolitics
Tarini Parti / Politico:
The most wide-open Senate election in a decade
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Crowd Begins to File Out While Obama Speaks in Wisconsin
Ben Cohen / Algemeiner.com:
Top Jewish Leader Hier Urges Obama to ‘Name, Apologize for and Repudiate’ …
Emily Lane / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Does Edwin Edwards have a legitimate shot at being elected to Congress?
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Matt Ford / The Atlantic Online:
In Texas, the Death Penalty is Slowly Dying Out
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Toward Better Teachers
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Homeownership in America Has Collapsed—Don't Blame Millennials
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Hackers breach some White House computers