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3:10 AM ET, October 8, 2014


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Tom Ley / Deadspin:
Cardinals Fans Get Ugly In Clash With Ferguson Protesters  —  This guy right here, the one with “I am Darren Wilson” taped onto the back of his Cardinals jersey—an homage to the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot an unarmed teenager named Mike Brown to death in August—was at the Cardinals game last night.
Tim Reid / Reuters:
Exclusive: Missouri police plan for possible riots if Brown cop not charged  —  (Reuters) - Missouri authorities are drawing up contingency plans and seeking intelligence from U.S. police departments on out-of-state agitators, fearing that fresh riots could erupt if a grand jury does not indict a white officer for killing a black teen.
Discussion: Liberaland and
Saeed Ahmed / CNN:
Federal judge rules that police in Ferguson violated the Constitution
Discussion: Mediaite and Hot Air
Chris Hamby / BuzzFeed:
Government Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Woman's Name  —  The Justice Department is claiming, in a little-noticed court filing, that a federal agent had the right to impersonate a young woman online by creating a Facebook page in her name without her knowledge.
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Two more bans fall (UPDATED)  —  UPDATED 10:58 p.m. The Ninth Circuit Court put its ruling into full effect on Tuesday evening, in this order and this formal mandate.  That should clear the way promptly for same-sex couples to file for marriage licenses in the two states involved directly and …
Discussion: Mashable and Washington Post
David Willman / Los Angeles Times:
Some Ebola experts worry virus may spread more easily than assumed  —  U.S. officials leading the fight against history's worst outbreak of Ebola have said they know the ways the virus is spread and how to stop it.  They say that unless an air traveler from disease-ravaged West Africa …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Federal Court Strikes Down One Of The Most Aggressive Gerrymanders In The Country  —  Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who has something to smile about right now.  —  CREDIT: AP Photo/Steve Helber  —  One of the most aggressive gerrymanders in the country is unconstitutional …
Discussion: Election Law Blog
The Hill:
Pentagon: US troops to have contact with Ebola virus  —  Several dozen U.S. troops could come into contact with Ebola while testing for the deadly disease in Liberia, the Pentagon said Tuesday.  —  The highly trained troops will help operate seven mobile labs, where they could be working …
David Dausey / Washington Post:
Epidemiologist: Stop the flights now  —  Infected men and women may not be contagious on the plane, but they could wreak havoc when they arrive.  —  The United States got its first scare from Ebola last week when Thomas Eric Duncan, a man sick with the virus, traveled from Liberia to Dallas.
Jeremy Herb / Politico:
Up in smoke?  —  There's a new battle brewing over smoking in the military.  —  Congress and the Defense Department are mulling over a potential ban on selling tobacco products — cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco — on military bases and ships in an effort to curb high smoking rates …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Steve Liesman / CNBC:
Confidence in Obama on economy sinks to new low  —  Survey: Confidence in Obama sinks to all-time low  —  Americans' confidence in President Obama's economic leadership stands at an all-time low, despite an improving labor market, according to the latest CNBC All-America Economic survey.
Eric W. Dolan / Raw Story:
Catholic League chief Bill Donahue: Liberals defend Islam because they don't like Jews  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League, said Tuesday that one of the reasons that liberals defended Islam was because they shared common enemies: The United States and Jews.
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Huge Increase In Voter Registrations In Ferguson Apparently Never Happened  —  Last week, numerous news outlets, national and local, reported on a huge increase in registered voters in Ferguson, Mo., following the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown.  But it apparently didn't actually happen.
Discussion: KMBC Channel 9
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Facebook Readies App Allowing Anonymity  —  Facebook has long attempted to be the place where, above all else, you try to be yourself.  —  Soon, Facebook will allow you to be yourself, but under a different name.  —  The company is working on a stand-alone mobile application that allows users …
Cara Anna / Associated Press:
UN: Syria Declares Another 4 Chemical Facilities  —  Syria has declared four chemical weapons facilities it hadn't mentioned before, a special representative of the U.N. secretary-general told the Security Council on Tuesday.  The news heightened concerns that the Syrian government …
Brad Richardson / The Claremont Independent:
George Will Uninvited from Scripps College  —  A prominent conservative political pundit was uninvited from speaking at Scripps College, in a program designed to promote conservative views on campus, because of his conservative views.  —  Nationally syndicated columnist George Will was slated …
David Limbaugh / Washington Examiner:
Democrats will pay the price for Obama in November  —  BARACK OBAMA HEALTH CARE 2014 ELECTIONS ECONOMY  —  Democrats are panicking, and rightly so.  Going into the November congressional elections, voter opposition to Obama is worse than it was for George W. Bush and for Bill Clinton …
Jessica Chasmar / Washington Times:
Producer of anti-Obamacare movie ‘Sick and Sicker’ hit with IRS audit … The producer of a new movie that criticizes Obamacare has reportedly become the latest prominent conservative slapped with an IRS audit.  —  Logan Clements, producer of “Sick and Sicker: ObamaCare Canadian Style,” …
Discussion: Power Line and The Daily Caller
Ben Lee / The Twitter Blog:
Taking the fight for #transparency to court  —  As part of our latest transparency report released in July, we described how we were being prohibited from reporting on the actual scope of surveillance of Twitter users by the U.S. government.  Our ability to speak has been restricted by laws …
‘7TH HEAVEN’ DAD STEPHEN COLLINS  —  CONFESSES ON TAPE TO CHILD MOLESTATION  —  NYPD Investigating [AUDIO]  —  10/7/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Stephen Collins — who played the pastor/dad on “7th Heaven” — confessed to his estranged wife he was a child molester …
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Bill Clinton urges young voters away from ‘resentment’  —  FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday made a tailored pitch to young voters, urging students to back Democrats on the 2014 ballot because they are “too young” to cast votes of “resentment.”
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Hot Air
NATGEO CHANNEL CASTS MUSLIM ACTOR TO STAR IN ‘KILLING JESUS’  —  National Geographic Channel has announced the cast for Killing Jesus, its third adaptation — after Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy — of a bestselling historical thriller by Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
RNC Chairman Thinks Marriage Equality Is A Threat To Our Economy And National Security  —  Twenty-four hours after the Supreme Court announced it would not consider appeals of lower court rulings legalizing same-sex marriage in five states, effectively paving the way for couples to marry in Indiana …
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
They Are Coming for Your Children  —  Teacup totalitarians target Connecticut home-schoolers  —  Home-schoolers represent the only authentically radical social movement in the United States (Occupy Wall Street was a fashion statement) and so they must be suppressed, as a malevolent committee …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Hit & Run
Chad Livengood / The Detroit News:
Southeast Mich., women favoring Peters  —  Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters holds a 9-percentage point lead over Republican Terri Lynn Land in Michigan's hotly contested U.S. Senate race, according a new statewide poll conducted for The Detroit News and WDIV (Channel 4).
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
In Defense of Male Aggression: What Liberals Get Wrong About Football  —  The game can kill boys — and save them.  —  I decided to quit the football team in August 1986, right before the start of the ninth grade.  I was a little bigger than most boys my age, but smaller than most of the ones playing football.
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Gerald F. Seib / Wall Street Journal:
In a Nasty Fight for Senate Control, Democrats Hold Lead in Negative Vibes
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Conservative Groups Use Aurora Shooting Photo In Attack Ads ... Again
Discussion: Roll Call and Talking Points Memo
Randal C. Archibold / New York Times:
43 Missing Students, a Mass Grave and a Suspect: Mexico's Police
Discussion: Guardian and New York Magazine
Larry J. Sabato / Politico:
Skewed  —  Why Americans hate the polls.  —  Overall …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Republicans lead in Georgia, but Senate race close
 Earlier Items: 
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Bill Maher: I had drinks with Rand Paul
Discussion: Liberal Values and Salon
Anne D'Innocenzio / Associated Press:
Wal-Mart Cuts Health Benefits for Some Part-Timers
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
Making Harding Look Good