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9:40 AM ET, October 6, 2014


 Top Items: 
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
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 …
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
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.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Peter Canellos named POLITICO executive editor  —  Peter Canellos has been named executive editor of POLITICO, Editor Susan Glasser announced in a memo to staff Monday morning.  —  Canellos, who until September had been editorial page editor of the Boston Globe, had been with the Globe for 26 years …
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Low Favorable Ratings Still Plague Top Dogs on Capitol Hill  —  Net favorability toward Sen. Harry Reid is his lowest yet  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Relatively few Americans have a favorable impression of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid or Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner …
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 …
David Carr / New York Times:
The Washington Post Regains Its Place at the Table  —  Nothing in God's creation is ever as good as it once was, but The Washington Post is coming pretty close.  —  The once-embattled newspaper is in the middle of a great run, turning out the kind of reporting that journalists — and readers — live for.
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
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Iran frees wife of Post's Tehran correspondent, but he remains in custody  —  An Iranian journalist detained in Iran since July along with her husband, The Washington Post's bureau chief in Tehran, has been released from custody, a family member said Sunday.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Voodoo Economics, the Next Generation
Alessandro Speciale / Bloomberg:
German Factory Orders Slump Most Since 2009: Economy
Discussion: Guardian
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
An Obama Ally Parts With Him on War Powers
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
The Party and the People  —  When Hong Kong returned …
Michelle Iracheta / Houston Chronicle:
Bar owner calls customer a hero for fatally shooting 2 robbers
Discussion: Hot Air and Vox Popoli
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Michael Brown protesters interrupt St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concert
Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Poll: Bill Clinton Helps Candidates, Others Don't
Discussion: National Review
 Earlier Items: 
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!
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Senator Says Obama Is Only Fighting ISIS To Help Democrats, Will Abandon War After Midterm Elections
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
George Will Complains About Obama ‘Monitoring Sex On Campuses’
Discussion: Talking Points Memo