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2:40 AM ET, October 3, 2014

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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
In just two weeks, Obama proven completely wrong about Ebola  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL BARACK OBAMA HEALTH CARE EBOLA  —  On Sept. 16, President Obama visited the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  The agency is the lead organization …
Discussion: Hot Air and National Review
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New York Times:
Delay in Dallas Ebola Cleanup as Workers Balk at Task  —  DALLAS — More than six months after an outbreak of Ebola began its rampage through West Africa, local and federal health officials have displayed an uneven and flawed response to the first case diagnosed in the United States.
CNN:
Ebola patient's leaving Liberia was ‘unpardonable,’ its President says  —  (CNN) — Days before he became the first person diagnosed with Ebola on American soil, Thomas Eric Duncan answered “no” to questions about whether he had cared for a patient with the deadly virus.
Shawn McCoy / InsideSources:
IS Exclusive: Secret Service Agent Leaked President's Campaign Stops  —  As scandal continues to envelop the Secret Service, InsideSources has learned of a security failure leading up to the 2012 election.  Multiple sources inside the Romney presidential campaign confirm …
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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
28 words that Democrats really wish President Obama didn't say today  —  President Obama was at Northwestern University on Thursday to deliver an economic speech that, he and his team hoped, would lay out the case for why the public is better off today than they were six years ago — even if they didn't feel it in their everday lives.
Chris Thomas / WWBT-TV:
Henrico teen beaten at school, charged with assault  —  A Highland Springs High School student is now officially facing assault charges after being brutally attacked at school.  Eric spent nine days in the hospital after a fight at Highland Springs High School left him with a long list of injuries.
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
Arkansas GOP Outraged About Voter Suppression After Candidate Gets Kicked Off The Voter Rolls  —  Leslie Rutledge, Republican nominee for Arkansas Attorney General  —  Arkansas Attorney General candidate Leslie Rutledge is crying foul over the cancellation of her voter registration form.
NBC News:
NBC News Freelancer in Africa Diagnosed with Ebola  —  An American freelance cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola and will be flown back to the U.S. for treatment.
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
Neil Tyson's Final Words On His Quote Fabrications: “My bad”  —  After publishing an embarrassing non-apology on Facebook last week for repeated quote fabrications, planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Facebook again earlier this week to revise and extend his remarks.  His full post can be found here.
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Fox News:
Bush on ISIS: America has learned ‘lesson’ about Iraq
Discussion: The Dish, American Spectator and CBS DC
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Obama: Obamacare A Threat To Freedom On Fox News But It's Working In Reality  —  President Barack Obama swiped Fox News in a televised speech on Thursday, in which he mounted an aggressive defense of his economic record.  —  “There's a reason fewer Republicans are preaching doom on deficits …
Discussion: Liberal Values
USA Today:
Voter registration in Ferguson surges after Brown killing  —  More than 3,000 people have registered to vote in Ferguson, Mo., since the death of Michael Brown — a surge in interest that may mean the city of 21,000 people is ready for a change.  —  Since a white police officer shot …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hullabaloo
New York Times:
Hackers' Attack on JPMorgan Chase Affects Millions  —  A cyberattack this summer on JPMorgan Chase compromised the accounts of 76 million households and seven million small businesses, a tally that dwarfs previous estimates by the bank and puts the intrusion among the largest ever.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
McAuliffe aide suggested job for senator's daughter if he remained in his seat  —  RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's chief of staff left a voice-mail message for a Democrat who was on the verge of quitting the General Assembly in June, saying that the senator's daughter might …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Leon Panetta / TIME:
How the White House Misplayed Iraqi Troop Talks  —  Leon Panetta served as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2009 to 2011, and as secretary of defense from 2011 to 2013.  —  As U.S. forces return to Iraq to counter the surging al-Qaeda splinter group Islamic State of Iraq …
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
Sam Brownback Supported Wind Farms in Kansas—Until the Koch Brothers Changed His Mind  —  In Kansas, Governor Sam Brownback has always enjoyed the support of Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries.  They have been the single greatest contributor to his campaigns.
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Bill Clinton can save Dems  —  On Oct. 6 and 7, Bill Clinton will spend two days barnstorming across Arkansas to support Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and other Democrats.  This all-out campaign tour will give a strong boost to Pryor's chances for reelection.  As the former president continues …
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Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon:
Donor Blames Harry Reid for Low Approval Ratings, Being Out of Touch
Discussion: America Rising and National Review
Catherine Herridge / Fox News:
Army warns US military personnel on ISIS threat to family members  —  An Army intelligence bulletin is warning U.S. military personnel to be vigilant after Islamic State militants called on supporters to scour social media for addresses of their family members - and to “show up [at their homes] and slaughter them.”
Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
Alabama's Abortion Law Puts Minors On Trial And Gives Their Fetuses A Lawyer  —  The only abortion clinic in Montgomery, Alabama  —  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit against Alabama this week in an attempt to overturn what the group suggests may be the most radical parental consent law in the country.
Katherine Miller / BuzzFeed:
Larry Ellison To Host Republican Fundraiser With Rand Paul  —  The former Oracle CEO will host a $1,500 per person fundraiser at his home for the National Republican Senatorial Committee with the Kentucky senator.  —  Larry Ellison, one of the richest men in the world …
Bloomberg:
Fed Critics Say '10 Letter Warning Inflation Still Right  —  Signatories of a letter sent to then-Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke in 2010 warning of the risks associated with the bank's policy of quantitative easing are standing by their claims — even as the biggest U.S. companies are flourishing …
Alex Mitchell / MLive.com:
Portage Democrat John Fisher denounces Republican mailer directing calls to his ailing mother  —  PORTAGE, MI — A local Democratic state House candidate is crying foul after the Michigan GOP sent out campaign mailers this week directing Republicans to call him at a number for his 91-year-old mother's room …
Discussion: Eclectablog and Raw Story
 
 
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Chris Johnston / Guardian:
Council removes Banksy artwork after complaints of racism
Jim Galloway / Political Insider blog:
The Islamic sponsorship of a Georgia congressional debate
Dan Merica / CNN:
New to Hillary Clinton's stump speech: Her granddaughter
Discussion: OnPolitics
John Cloud / The New Republic:
The Fate of the Senate Could Rest on Alaska's Quirky Politics
Discussion: The Dish and Washington Post
Seth Wenig / Associated Press:
NYPD: Police Accidentally Killed Unarmed Hispanic Man
Alan Zibel / Wall Street Journal:
Elizabeth Warren Is Now a Jeopardy! Category
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Russell Wilson / The Players' Tribune:
Let's Talk About It  —  I used to beat people up.
Discussion: CBSSports.com and ABC News
Daily Mail:
White lesbian mother sues sperm bank after she gave birth to mixed-race baby because she was sent black man's sperm
Center for Public Integrity / The Daily Beast:
Even Local School Board Members Are Running Against Obama
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Politico:
Special Report: The Obama Paradox
Discussion: Washington Post
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
The Supreme Court Just Took A Case That Could Make Partisan Gerrymandering Even Worse
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and Constitution Daily
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Exclusive: Piers Morgan dishes on CNN