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8:05 PM ET, October 5, 2014


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Scott Kaufman / Raw Story:
Former SC GOP director: Execute anyone who comes into contact with Ebola — 'it's just math'  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  The former general counsel and executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party is coming under fire for the novel solutions to the Ebola epidemic he is posting on Twitter.
NBC News:
Kansas Surprise: Orman Leads Roberts by 10 in NBC/Marist Poll - NBC News  —  Independent candidate Greg Orman is leading incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas by 10 points, while Democrats have a slim lead in North Carolina'...
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Republicans Maintain Edge in Senate Races, Poll Finds  —  The fight for control of the Senate is stable and tight, with Republicans maintaining the inside track to a majority in the latest round of data from the New York Times/CBS News/YouGov online panel of more than 100,000 respondents.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Poll Shows Orman With Significant Lead Over Roberts In Kansas
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Jessica Slizewski / TIME:
I Don't Have Student Loans and I Don't Feel Bad for People Who Do  —  You probably could have gotten your degree at a more affordable university closer to home.  You might have even been able to live with your parents, like I did  —  My father is not a Wall Street banker.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Florida Times Union:
Man shoots woman to death at Middleburg home after she ‘jokingly’ slapped him  —  A Clay County man was arrested early Saturday on manslaughter charges after allegedly shooting a woman to death after she jokingly slapped him across the face.  —  Elliott William Orsborn, 26 …
David / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Reince Priebus Explains Why GOP Shuts Down Abortion Clinics: Women ‘Deserve Compassion, Respect’  —  NBC host Chuck Todd on Sunday pressed Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus about why his party opposed most regulations on business, except when it came to abortion clinics.
Discussion: Liberaland
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Senator Says Obama Is Only Fighting ISIS To Help Democrats, Will Abandon War After Midterm Elections  —  New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) argued on Sunday that President Obama has declared war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria in order to help Democrats win the midterm elections in November …
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
NIH Official Dismisses Fox Host's Question On Ebola As Bioterrorism  —  Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Sunday cast doubt on concerns that undocumented immigrants will cross the southern border into the United States or that terrorists will use the disease as a weapon.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
A Legacy Opportunity For Obama!  —  With Ebola in the news (and the D68 enterovirus actually taking lives in the US), President Obama has an opportunity for a nation-changing legacy achievement - end the traditional handshake and popularize the jihadist fist bump.
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
George Will Complains About Obama ‘Monitoring Sex On Campuses’  —  Conservative columnist and pundit George Will  —  On Sunday, during a conversation about Americans' loss of confidence in government following the break-in at the White House and the spread of Ebola, Fox News contributor George …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Constanze Letsch / Guardian:
Air strikes against Isis are not working, say Syrian Kurds  —  Isis fighters have pushed to the edge of Kobani, undeterred by western strikes, says city official  —  Isis fighters have pushed to within little more than a mile of the centre of the city of Kobani, undeterred by western air strikes …
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
The new and improved Jindal  —  Bobby Jindal is working to show voters he's more than a wooden wonk by loosening up on the campaign trail.  —  Now, with a new and improved, more relaxed demeanor, some conservatives are taking a second look at the Louisiana governor for 2016 after largely writing …
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Navy Identifies Marine Lost at Sea
Discussion: CNN and WWBT-TV
Susan Levine / Politico:
Hundreds of calls, but no new U.S. Ebola cases
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
As Supreme Court term begins, prospect of a gay-marriage ruling looms large
Sattkisson / Sharyl Attkisson:
Polio-like illness claims fifth life in U.S.
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Little Bobby, Now in Full Backtracking Mode
Discussion: National Review
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Maher, Affleck tussle on radical Islam
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Nathaniel Rich / New York Times:
The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever
Discussion: Althouse and The Mahablog
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Will Iowa break up with Obama?
Discussion: Politico
Associated Press:
Taliban Messes Up Tweet, Gives Away Spokesman's Location
Discussion: Addicting Info and Liberaland
Lia Eustachewich / New York Post:
Courts will decide if chimps should have same rights as humans
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Josh Rogin / The Daily Beast:
Russian Tycoon: We Must Prepare For Putin's Inevitable Downfall
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Daily Mail:
CDC officials rush to Newark Airport to meet Liberian passenger flying from Brussels who ‘showed symptoms of Ebola’