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5:05 PM ET, October 6, 2014


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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Hands Gay Marriage a Tacit Victory  —  WASHINGTON — In a move that may signal the inevitability of a nationwide right to same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court on Monday let stand appeals court rulings allowing such unions in five states.  —  The development, a major surprise …
Amy Howe / SCOTUSblog:
Today's orders: Same-sex marriage petitions denied (UPDATED)  —  This morning the Court issued additional orders from its September 29 Conference.  Most notably, the Court denied review of all seven of the petitions arising from challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage.
Jeffrey Toobin / CNN:
How Supreme Court's non-decision helps gay marriage
Discussion: Bloomberg View and The PJ Tatler
Richard Wolf / Associated Press:
High court ruling may lead to gay marriage in 30 states
Discussion: American Spectator and Mediaite
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
The Supreme Court Just Quietly Made Marriage Equality The Law Of The Land In Many States
Discussion: CNN, Associated Press and The Dish
James R. Carroll / Courier-Journal:
Bluegrass Poll: Grimes takes lead over McConnell  —  After two polls in his favor, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell again has slipped behind Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll.  —  Grimes, Kentucky's secretary of state …
Lachlan Markay / Washington Free Beacon:
Grimes Staff Caught on Hidden Camera: She's Lying About Support for Coal Industry  —  U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is lying about her support for the state's coal industry according to Kentucky Democrats, including members of her campaign team, who were captured on a hidden camera video.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats start to point fingers
Ebola outbreak: Nurse infected in Spain  —  The Spanish health minister has confirmed that a nurse who treated a victim of Ebola in Madrid has tested positive for the disease.  —  The nurse is said to be the first person in the current outbreak known to have contracted Ebola outside Africa.
Agencies / Guardian:
Nurse in Spain tests positive for Ebola in first infection outside west Africa
Discussion: National Review
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.
Amy Calder / Central Maine:
Risen: Journalists must fight or become irrelevant  —  Colby College's Lovejoy winner, a New York Times reporter, faces the possibility of being imprisoned for refusing to reveal his sources.  —  207-861-9247  —  New York Times investigative reporter James Risen speaks with journalism students …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Huffington Post
Hadas Gold / Politico:
James Risen: Obama hates the press
Discussion: Pat Dollard
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Naomi Wolf Suggests ISIL Beheading Videos May Have Been Staged  —  Journalist and author Naomi Wolf suggested Saturday that videos of Islamic State militants beheading American and British hostages may have been staged.  —  The news site Vox flagged a series of Facebook posts in which Wolf questioned …
Discussion: FOX News Radio and Naomi Wolf
Exclusive: Hundreds Of Devices Hidden Inside New York City Phone Booths  —  Beacons can push you ads — and help track your every move.  Update: Hours after BuzzFeed News exposed the devices, the city ordered the removal of the devices.  —  Hours after BuzzFeed News published this report …
Elias Isquith / Salon:
EXCLUSIVE: Bill Maher on Islam spat with Ben Affleck: “We're liberals!  We're not crazy tea-baggers”  —  Comedian tells Salon about his clash with Affleck, his “Flip a District” effort — and a recent meal with Rand Paul  —  If you're just catching up on the weekend's politics news …
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 …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Fox News Host Gets Angry When Guests Won't Condemn Islam  —  A Fox News host became visibly angry on Monday while trying to defend comedian Bill Maher's comments about Islam.  On Friday, the “Real Time” host argued that Islam “is the only religion that acts like the mafia” …
Discussion: Mediaite
Scott Waldman / Capital New York:
Cuomo administration edited and delayed key fracking study  —  ALBANY—A federal water study commissioned by the Cuomo administration as it weighed a key decision on fracking was edited and delayed by state officials before it was published, a Capital review has found.
Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
Republicans Are Playing Dirty Tricks to Worsen Democrats' Midterm-Voter Problem  —  The Democrats' midterm drop off problem is as well understood as it is intractable.  For a number of reasons, young adults and minorities are less likely to vote in midterm elections than in general elections …
‘Deadly fire’ at Iran military explosives facility  —  A fire and explosion at a military explosives facility near the Iranian capital Tehran has left at least two people dead, reports say.  —  The semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (Isna) said the fire was in an “explosive materials production unit”.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Wikipedia Blocks GOP Opposition Research Firm From Editing Articles  —  Sticky Wikis.  —  John Sommers Ii / Reuters  —  Dan Boyce / Reuters  —  AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file  —  View Entire List ›
Discussion: The Hill
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Wants Americans To Get Ebola As Payback For Slavery  —  Radio host Rush Limbaugh suggested on Monday that President Barack Obama is refusing to divert flights from Ebola-infected countries and close down America's borders because he believes that the nation “deserves” …
Discussion: Raw Story
Chad Blair / Civil Beat:
Gabbard Missed Veterans Hearing to Surf Waikiki  —  U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard skipped an August hearing on veterans care in Hawaii so she could go surfing for a Yahoo News profile.  —  Despite telling Civil Beat at the time she missed the hearing because she was delayed in another meeting …
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Keith Collins / Bloomberg:
A Really Small Slice of Americans Get to Decide Who Will Rule the Senate
Discussion: Washington Post
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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Most Are Confident in Government's Ability to Prevent Major Ebola Outbreak in U.S.
Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
Bill Clinton Doesn't Worry Arkansas GOP Senate Hopeful
Discussion: OnPolitics
Jill Disis / The Indianapolis Star, Indystar:
Lawsuit: State trooper preached about Jesus during traffic stop
Discussion: Raw Story and Liberaland
New York Times:
Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia Should Legalize Pot
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
An Obama Ally Parts With Him on War Powers
Discussion: FOX News Radio and Booman Tribune
Washington Post:
As Ebola patient in Texas fights for his life, his family copes with stigma and isolation
Discussion: National Review and FOX News Radio