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7:15 PM ET, October 29, 2014

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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 …
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Maine.gov:
Governor LePage Issues Statement About Healthcare Worker in Fort Kent Who Worked in West Africa  —  Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary (207) 287-2531  —  AUGUSTA - Governor Paul R. LePage issued a statement Wednesday morning about a healthcare worker who had been quarantined …
Discussion: Hit & Run and Mashable
Katie Kindelan / ABC News:
Nurse Kaci Hickox ‘Will Go to Court’ Over Maine Ebola Quarantine Rule … Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital despite exhibiting no Ebola symptoms after arriving from West Africa, will take legal action against the state of Maine if officials do not lift the 21 …
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Pentagon Orders 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for Troops
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Weekly Standard
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
Discussion: RedState and Hot Air
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
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 …
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Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
Fox's Keith Ablow: 'It's Time For An American Jihad' (VIDEO)
Discussion: Shakesville
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 …
Associated Press:
Jeb Bush Slams Obama On Ebola Response  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama's initial handling of the Ebola crisis as “incompetent,” saying it gave rise to unneeded fears among the American public about the virus.
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Joey Garrison / Tennessean.com:
Jeb Bush talks presidential run, Common Core in Nashville
Discussion: OnPolitics
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Jeb: Obama ‘incompetent’ on Ebola
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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Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Why Middle-Class Americans Can't Afford to Live in Liberal Cities  —  On April 2, 2014, a protester in Oakland, California, mounted a Yahoo bus, climbed to the front of the roof, and vomited onto the top of the windshield.  —  If not the year's most persuasive act of dissent …
Discussion: The Dish, National Review and LA Weekly
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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Eric Russell / The Portland Press Herald:
Cutler to make announcement Wednesday morning  —  Independent candidate for governor expected to address his chances in the race  —  Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler will hold a press conference Wednesday morning at his Portland campaign office.
Tarini Parti / Politico:
Thom Tillis internal poll shows tied North Carolina race  —  North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis' internal poll shows him tied with Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, consistent with more recent public polling of the race that shows Tillis closing the gap as the campaigns comes to an end.
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 …
 
 
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Crp Comm / OpenSecrets.org:
Overall Spending Inches Up in 2014: Megadonors Equip Outside Groups to Capture a Bigger Share of the Pie
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Republican Senator: Full Obamacare Repeal Not “Realistic,” Better To Put Stuff On Obama's Desk He'll Sign
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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
 Earlier Items: 
Tarini Parti / Politico:
The most wide-open Senate election in a decade
Discussion: Daily Kos
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Senator Botches Key Obamacare Stat By 900 Percent
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ben Cohen / Algemeiner.com:
Top Jewish Leader Hier Urges Obama to ‘Name, Apologize for and Repudiate’ …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Hackers breach some White House computers