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9:00 AM ET, September 27, 2014


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Associated Press:
Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace  —  Associated Press 1 hr ago  —  OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.
Police: FBI looking into Moore beheading after suspect tried to convert others to Islam … MOORE, Okla. - Officials with the Moore Police Department say the FBI is now involved in the investigation related to a brutal attack of workers at a food distribution plant.
Daily Oklahoman:
Oklahoma beheading: Attacker had just been fired from food company, police said  —  A woman killed in a business rampage was beheaded, a source reports.  Moore police said the attacker was shot by an off-duty Oklahoma County Sheriff's reserve deputy  —  MOORE — A man fired …
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
Wikipedia Is Now Trying To Eliminate The Federalist's Online Entry  —  Yep.  It just happened.  The science-loving censors at Wikipedia, not content with memory-holing unassailable facts about Neil Tyson's history of fabricating quotes (part 1, part 2, and part 3), are now trying to completely erase The Federalist from Wikipedia.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Senate Update: A Troubling Trend For Democrats In Colorado  —  The battle for Senate control has been close all year, but also remarkably consistent.  Way back in March, we described Republicans as slight favorites to pick up the chamber.  And since FiveThirtyEight officially launched …
Discussion: Guardian and VodkaPundit
GOP preps for post-Election Day battle  —  Republicans are hoarding money in a key race that could determine control of the Senate, leaving themselves vulnerable to being outgunned by Democrats ahead of Election Day.  —  But it could be worth it.  —  Top Republican strategists …
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Democrats' ‘war on women’ falling flat in Colo. Senate race  —  Colorado Democrats are fretting that Sen. Mark Udall's (D-Colo.) “war on women” battle cry against Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is starting to sound like a broken record.  —  After a series of polls this past month have shown …
Kim Jong-un / Reuters:
North Korea admits to Kim Jong-uns ill-health for first time  —  Leader suffering from ‘discomfort’, says documentary broadcast by state media amid speculation over 31-year-old's health  —  North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is suffering from “discomfort”, a state media report …
Infant hit by bullet more seriously injured than first thought  —  SALTSBURG, Pa. —  The 5-day-old boy who was accidentally shot by hunters near Saltsburg Thursday night is more seriously injured than authorities first thought, according to Indiana County District Attorney Pat Dougherty.
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Chelsea Clinton Gives Birth To Baby Girl: Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky … Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a baby girl, according to a tweet she sent out early Saturday morning.  —  Her name is Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.  —  A Clinton spokesperson confirmed to ABC News that the child's birth date is Sept. 26, 2014.
Discussion: ABC News and Mashable
Karen Zraick / New York Times:
Arab Woman Led Airstrikes Over Syria  —  When fighter jets from the United Arab Emirates took part in airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria on Monday night, the mission was led by a woman, the country's ambassador to the United States said Thursday morning.
John F. Kerry / The Boston Globe:
Under US leadership, world will defeat ISIS
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Why You Can't Trust The Supreme Court, In Three Quotes  —  Lawyers who are hoping to bring a case to the Supreme Court typically claim that the law is on their side, and they generally rely on citations to legal authorities and doctrines to prove this point.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Why This Conservative Lawyer Thinks He Can Still Cripple Obamacare
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Liberal base sours on Obama  —  President Obama's poll numbers are plummeting in deep-blue states, such as New York and California, with core liberal supporters who have stuck with him through thick and thin beginning to sour on his leadership.  —  Obama's decisions to punt on immigration reform …
Discussion: Washington Post and Capitol Report
This American Life Updates:
536: The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra  —  An unprecedented look inside one of the most powerful, secretive institutions in the country.  The NY Federal Reserve is supposed to monitor big banks and prevent another financial crisis.  But when Carmen Segarra was hired …
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Ilya Shapiro / Cato Institute:
Eric Holder's Tenure
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Matthew Goldstein / New York Times:
Wall Street's Bond King Makes Abrupt Departure From Pimco
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Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
Prospective Republican presidential candidates are promoting …
Discussion: Politico
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Show-Off Society  —  Liberals talk about circumstances …
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Monthly