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10:25 AM ET, October 6, 2014


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The Truth About Jeb Bush's Presidential Ambitions  —  Some insiders say he's already running.  Others says he's definitely not.  Here's the reality, distilled from over a dozen discussions with those who know Bush really well.  —  There are currently two factions in American presidential politics …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats start to point fingers  —  Democrats are starting to play the blame game as they face the possibility of losing the Senate in November.  —  Tempers are running high a month out from Election Day, with polls showing Democratic candidates trailing in the crucial battleground states …
Discussion: InsideSources
Washington Post:
As Ebola patient in Texas fights for his life, his family copes with stigma and isolation  —  Thomas Duncan is fighting for his life as his friends say they are isolated.  —  DALLAS — As a Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola was fighting to survive Sunday in a Texas hospital …
Discussion: Liberaland
Danielle Rindler / Washington Post:
Out of control  —  How the world's health organizations failed to stop the Ebola disaster
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Susan Levine / Politico:   Hundreds of calls, but no new U.S. Ebola cases
Max Fisher / Vox:
The insane conspiracy theories of Naomi Wolf  —  Author and former Democratic political consultant Naomi Wolf published a series of Facebook posts on Saturday in which she questioned the veracity of the ISIS videos showing the murders and beheadings of two Americans and two Britons …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Guardian
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Is Another Obama Administration Scandal About to Explode?  —  While strong cases can be made for both Benghazi and Fast and Furious, most voters consider Barack Obama's misuse of the IRS to be his administration's worst scandal so far.  But, as we wrote last year, targeting of conservative non-profits …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
In Arkansas, Tom Cotton and the Clinton factor  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL BILL CLINTON 2014 ELECTIONS TOM COTTON MARK PRYOR  —  RISON, Ark. — Bill Clinton is coming to Arkansas to appear at four rallies for the campaign of endangered Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.
Discussion: New York Times
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
In 2014 midterms, Republicans increasingly see parallels to 2006 election
Discussion: Hit & Run
Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Poll: Bill Clinton Helps Candidates, Others Don't
Discussion: National Review
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
An Obama Ally Parts With Him on War Powers  —  ORANGE, Va. — In June, after he had written a scorching opinion article seeking to constrain the president's unilateral power to make war, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, one of Barack Obama's earliest supporters, buttonholed the commander in chief …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Voodoo Economics, the Next Generation  —  Even if Republicans take the Senate this year, gaining control of both houses of Congress, they won't gain much in conventional terms: They're already able to block legislation, and they still won't be able to pass anything over the president's veto.
David Edwards / Raw Story:
PBS science reporter: Fox's Ebola coverage is ‘a level of ignorance we should not allow’  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Miles O'Brien, the science correspondent for PBS Newshour, lamented on Sunday that he was embarrassed at some of the coverage of Ebola on Fox News that had a …
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
NIH Official Dismisses Fox Host's Question On Ebola As Bioterrorism
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Susan Page / USA Today:
Panetta: ‘30-year war’ and a leadership test for Obama  —  Former Director of the C.I.A. Leon Panetta discusses the threat posed by ISIS and offers a critical review of Obama's performance as president.  He speaks with USA Today's Susan Page in this edition of Capital Download.
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Rogue donors not ready for Hillary?  —  Hillary Clinton is facing the beginnings of a backlash from rich liberals unhappy with her positions on litmus test issues and her team's efforts to lock up the Democratic presidential nomination before the contest starts.
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Michael Brown protesters interrupt St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concert  —  • By Steve Giegerich > 314-725-6758  —  Michael Brown protesters interrupted the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's concert on Saturday night, causing a brief delay in the performance at Powell Symphony Hall.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
CDC multitasking hurts Ebola fight: Column  —  Disease control shouldn't extend to playground safety and occupational hazards.  —  “You had one job!” is the punchline on a popular Internet meme involving organizational screw-ups.  Now critics are saying something similar about the Centers …
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Beth Reinhard / Wall Street Journal:
Southern Democrats Walk a Tightrope With Black Voters
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
Naval units ready to switch to offensive missions and strike targets at any time.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Peter Canellos named POLITICO executive editor
Alessandro Speciale / Bloomberg:
German Factory Orders Slump Most Since 2009: Economy
Discussion: Guardian
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Iran frees wife of Post's Tehran correspondent, but he remains in custody
David Carr / New York Times:
The Washington Post Regains Its Place at the Table
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Low Favorable Ratings Still Plague Top Dogs on Capitol Hill
Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
The Party and the People  —  When Hong Kong returned …
 Earlier Items: 
Michelle Iracheta / Houston Chronicle:
Bar owner calls customer a hero for fatally shooting 2 robbers
Discussion: Hot Air and Vox Popoli
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Obama hasn't come up with one original idea yet
David / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Reince Priebus Explains Why GOP Shuts Down Abortion Clinics: Women ‘Deserve Compassion, Respect’
Discussion: Liberaland
Jessica Slizewski / TIME:
I Don't Have Student Loans and I Don't Feel Bad for People Who Do
Discussion: RedState and Vox Popoli
Scott Kaufman / Raw Story:
Former SC GOP director: Execute anyone who comes into contact with Ebola — 'it's just math'
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
A Legacy Opportunity For Obama!