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12:50 PM ET, October 24, 2014


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Marc Santora / New York Times:
Doctor in New York City Is Sick With Ebola  —  A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea became the first person in the city to test positive for the virus Thursday, setting off a search for anyone who might have come into contact with him.
Faith Karimi / CNN:
From Guinea to the U.S.: Timeline of first Ebola patient in New York City  —  Here is a timeline of Craig Spencer's movements since he got back from the West African nation:  —  When did he return from Guinea?  —  Spencer came back to the United States last week after treating Ebola patients in Guinea …
Dan Morse / Washington Post:
Dallas nurse treated for Ebola at NIH now ‘virus free’  —  Nina Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola in the United States after caring for an infected patient in Dallas, has been declared “virus free,” officials at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., said Friday morning.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
New York Post:   Ebola hits New York
ABC News:
Doctor Isolated at New York City Hospital Tests Positive for Ebola
Discussion: and INC
Fox News:
Patient at New York City hospital tests positive for Ebola, reports say
Discussion: CNN and Instapundit
Ashley Killough / CNN:
CNN Poll: Georgia Senate race statistical tie  —  (CNN) — Democrat Michelle Nunn has a slight 47%-44% edge over Republican David Perdue in the Georgia race for an open Senate seat, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey released Friday.  —  The three-point margin falls within …
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Ballot dispute in Georgia heads to courts — and could be a factor in state's close Senate race  —  With an increasingly competitive and closely-watched Senate race on the line, an Atlanta courtroom will be the focus of a key voting rights dispute Friday that could make it harder for Democrats …
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
How Independents Could Seize Control of the Senate  —  As the bulk of close election observers have pointed out, the odds favor the Republicans capturing enough Senate seats to make a majority next year.  Of course, it is not a certainty (to any except the election modelers at The Monkey Cage).
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Dynasties “R” Us
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
Alex Roarty / National Journal:
Could the ‘Perfect’ Campaign Lose?  —  Kay Hagan is trying to prove months of good work can withstand a national climate that's threatening other Dems.  Republicans are confident she can't.  —  RALEIGH, N.C.—It took Kay Hagan 10 minutes to cover everything she wanted to say about public education.
Discussion: Washington Post
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
The Real Party of the Rich
Discussion: New York Times
The Daily Beast:   The Democrats' Closing Argument Needs to Be J-O-B-S
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
New York City Police Kill Man Who Hit 2 Officers With Hatchet  —  A hatchet-wielding man who charged at four rookie New York City police officers on Thursday as they posed for a photograph on a Queens street was shot and killed after he struck one of the officers in the head and another in the arm …
Discussion: TalkLeft and NPR
Garrett Epps / The Atlantic Online:
On Race and Voter ID, John Roberts Wants It Both Ways  —  Once, the chief justice said the only way to stop discriminating on race was to stop discrimination on race.  Now his tune isn't so clear.  —  “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in 2007 …
Jim O'Sullivan / The Boston Globe:
Baker opens up lead over Coakley in new poll  —  Republican Charlie Baker has opened up a 9-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley, 45 percent to 36 percent, according to a new Globe poll that depicts a far more comfortable advantage than either candidate for governor has enjoyed in months.
Janet Hook / Wall Street Journal:
GOP Gains in Key Senate Races as Gender Gap Narrows  —  In Iowa, Arkansas and Colorado, Democrats' Advantage Among Women Voters Has Diminished  —  In a warning flag for Democrats, recent polls suggest the party is failing to draw enough support from women in three key Senate races—in Iowa …
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Barack Obama, bewildered bystander  —  The president is upset.  Very upset.  Frustrated and angry.  Seething about the government's handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in the New York Times last Saturday.  —  There's only one problem with this pose, so obligingly transcribed for him by the Times.
Ron Fournier / National Journal:
What a Real White House Shake-Up Looks Like
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Plutocrats Against Democracy  —  It's always good when leaders tell the truth, especially if that wasn't their intention.  So we should be grateful to Leung Chun-ying, the Beijing-backed leader of Hong Kong, for blurting out the real reason pro-democracy demonstrators can't get what they want …
Discussion: and Hullabaloo
Mark Binelli / Rolling Stone:
The Great Kansas Tea Party Disaster  —  Extremist Republicans turned their government into a lab experiment of tax cuts and privatization.  And now they may be losing control of one of the reddest states in the nation  —  The Republican party headquarters in Wichita, Kansas …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Edgar Sandoval / NY Daily News:
Gov. Christie feels his minimum wage views were misunderstood, while NJ diner waitresses say he lacks empathy  —  The New Jersey governor, speaking at a Garden State diner, explained that most people missed his point — and he's come to accept that.  Waitress Stacey Ellis said his remarks showed zero empathy for workers like her.
Ebola Spreads to Mali as WHO Races to Contain Outbreak  —  Mali became the sixth West African country to report a case of Ebola, opening a new front in the international effort to prevent the outbreak of the deadly viral infection from spreading further.  —  A 2-year-old girl who traveled …
Cari Romm / The Atlantic Online:   Ebola Reaches Mali
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David Montgomery / Argus Leader:
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Stephanie Strom / New York Times:
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David Montgomery / Argus Leader:
Candidates clash in first televised Senate debate
Discussion: OnPolitics and Fox News
Jina Moore / BuzzFeed:
In Liberia, Everyone Says Ebola Cases Are Dropping
Discussion: Hot Air and National Review
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Rand Paul lays out foreign policy fundamentals
Discussion: ABC News and National Review
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Sarah Palin endorses ... a Democrat?
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Missing Right-of-Center Media
Discussion: National Review and alicublog
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Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
GOP changes tune on cutting Social Security with elections on the line
Discussion: AEIdeas
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Discussion: CANNONFIRE and PoliticusUSA
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Lewinsky mistreated by authorities in investigation of Clinton, report says
Discussion: Prairie Weather, Eschaton and CNN
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Alison Grimes doubles down on a 4-Pinocchio claim
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