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9:15 PM ET, September 29, 2014


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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Early voting in Ohio blocked (UPDATE)  —  UPDATE 6:10 p.m. Justice Elena Kagan turned down without comment a separate request by Ohio's legislature for the same kind of order postponing some of the early voting options.  The legislature has been allowed into the controversy only as a friend-of-the court, not as a full party.
Rick Hasen / Election Law Blog:
Breaking: Supreme Court, 5-4, Blocks Extension of Early Voting in Ohio: Analysis  —  Via SCOTUSBlog comes this Supreme Court order staying the district court's order preventing various cutbacks in early voting (including a cutback from 35 to 28 days, and elimination of one of the two early voting days …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Sidebar: Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Likely to Land in Term's Finale
Discussion: Washington Post
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Why Obama Can't Say His Spies Underestimated ISIS  —  On “60 Minutes,” the president faulted his spies for failing to predict the rise of ISIS.  There's one problem with that statement: The intelligence analysts did warn about the group.  —  Nearly eight months ago, some of President Obama's …
John Cassidy / New Yorker:
Obama's Syria Strategy: Hit And Hope
Jonathan Karl / ABC News:
3 Times Obama Administration Was Warned About ISIS Threat
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
U.S. Underestimated Radical Islamists' Gains in Syria, Obama Says
Amanda Robb / GQ Magazine Online:
Zimmerman Family Values  —  Soon after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin more than two years ago, George's loyal family learned that sharing his name meant sharing the blame.  It also meant a surreal new life filled with constant paranoia, get- rich-quick schemes, and lots and lots of guns.
Dan Gillmor / Vox:
Hong Kong “hands up, don't shoot” emulation of Ferguson protests is such a powerful image:  —  Hong Kong's protesters have good reason to put their hands up: police are using what many observers describe as an unprecedented level of force against the demonstrations …
Paul Thompson / Daily Mail:
Married female teacher, 32, is jailed for less than two years for having sex with two students and flashing a third teenager  — Lauren Harrington-Cooper pleaded guilty in Pennsylvania to having sex with students in the Wyoming Valley West School District  — The married English teacher …
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
White House Intruder Got Farther Than First Reported, Official Says  —  WASHINGTON — A man who jumped the White House fence this month made it far deeper into the president's home than previously disclosed, overpowering a female Secret Service agent inside the North Portico entrance …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Tim Alberta / National Journal:
Ted Cruz Is Prepping a Foreign Policy-Focused Presidential Campaign  —  The junior senator from Texas thinks he has found a policy “sweet spot” to anchor a 2016 run.  —  LINES TO SHARE  — On 2016, one Ted Cruz aide said, 'At this point it's 90/10 he's in.'
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Senate Update: When Should Democrats Panic?  —  The Des Moines Register's Iowa Poll always makes news and with good reason: The pollster that conducts it, Selzer & Company, is among the best in the country, according to FiveThirtyEight's pollster ratings.  On Saturday evening …
James Hohmann / Politico:
Senate showdown: GOP frets over Harkin seat
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jeffrey Rosen / The New Republic:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is an American Hero  —  She's staying put—and has some choice words for young feminists.  An interview.  —  Ruth Bader Ginsburg was considered a judge's judge when she was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, an incrementalist who thought Roe v. Wade might have gone too far.
Steve Fry / Topeka Capital-Journal:
No ruling in bid to make Dems fill Senate candidate vacancy  —  Plaintiff a no-show in election challenge suit  —  A three-judge Shawnee County panel did not decide Monday whether Kansas Democrats should be required to pick a replacement for Chad Taylor, who dropped out of the closely …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iran executes man for heresy  —  Mohsen Amir-Aslani convicted of insulting prophet Jonah and making ‘innovations in the religion’ through is interpretations of the Qur'an  —  Mohsen Amir-Aslani who was executed in Iran last week for heresy.  —  A 37-year-old man has been executed in Iran …
Discussion: The Jawa Report, WND and Raw Story
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
The Revenge of Rand Paul  —  The Senator has fought to go mainstream with the ideology that he shares with his father.  How far can that strategy take him? … “You don't need to conduct me so hard—I'm right here.”  —  BUY OR LICENSE » … “So how does that eightfold path get us back on the Garden State?”
Los Angeles Times:
A tense Ferguson fears the worst is yet to come  —  Beauty Town has an elaborate video surveillance system that displays 16 angles of the store, but the cameras are better at capturing crime than at preventing it.  —  The beauty shop has been looted multiple times since a white Ferguson police officer shot an unarmed black man Aug. 9.
Jack Gillum / Associated Press:
Ferguson Demands High Fees To Turn Over City Files  —  2 photos  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Kurt Schlichter /
Saving California One Republican At A Time  —  SHARES  —  California is morphing into a warmer Detroit with beaches and pneumatic blondes, but it doesn't have to be this way.  Only liberalism could've taken the most beautiful, most hard-working, most entrepreneurial state in the union …
Alex Abdo / ACLU:
New Documents Shed Light on One of the NSA's Most Powerful Tools  —  Today, we're releasing several key documents about Executive Order 12333 that we obtained from the government in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that the ACLU filed (along with the Media Freedom …
Discussion: Firedoglake, The Hill and The Intercept
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Donald Trump Duped Into Sharing Photo Of Notorious Serial Killers On Twitter  —  Real estate mogul Donald Trump's Twitter account is already infamous for frequent factual screw-ups, and on Monday he fell for an unfortunate prank that ranks pretty high among his social media gaffes.
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Video: OK beheader's family wants “the whole story” to come out
Thomas Fuller / New York Times:
You Call This Thai Food? The Robotic Taster Will Be the Judge
Ted Cruz / Facebook:
Contrary to media reports this morning, Heidi and I have not …
Discussion: Liberaland and Mediaite
James C. Courtovich / Wall Street Journal:
What Uber and School Choice Have in Common
Discussion: National Review and AEIdeas
David A. Graham / The Atlantic Online:
Eric Holder's Expansive Vision of Civil Rights
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Thomas Mills / The Atlantic Online:
What Does Thom Tillis Want?
D.C. McAllister / The Federalist:
Is Kirsten Gillibrand A Racist?
Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
Finally, the Truth About the A.I.G. Bailout
Discussion: JustOneMinute
 Earlier Items: 
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
The Method To Steve King's Madness
Discussion: Daily Kos
Kristin Tate / BREITBART.COM:
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Americans Remain Divided on Preference for Gov't Activity
Discussion: Hit & Run and National Review
New York Times:
The Tide of the Culture War Shifts