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Gabrielle Canon / Mother Jones:
Budget Cuts “Eroded Our Ability to Respond” to Ebola, Says Top Health Official  —  On Tuesday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States; the infected patient was a man who traveled from Liberia to visit family in Texas.
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.
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
Who's Actually Leading The U.S. Response To The Ebola Epidemic  —  USAID is currently in charge of the international effort.  A key senator says that's not enough — the White House should appoint a single, high-level official to lead the fight against Ebola.
Discussion: VodkaPundit and CNN
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
In just two weeks, Obama proven completely wrong about Ebola
Discussion: Washington Free Beacon and Hot Air
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.
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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Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Pierson failed to provide fresh start for Secret Service that administration wanted
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.
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: Firedoglake, Daily Kos and Hullabaloo
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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
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
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
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.
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 …
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.”
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
 
 
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