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10:45 AM ET, October 10, 2014

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Richard Wolf / Associated Press:
Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin's voter ID law  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday night blocked Wisconsin from implementing its new voter identification law on the eve of next month's elections.  —  In a related action, a district court judge in Texas ruled that state's voter ID law …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Hot Air
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Courts Strike Down Voter ID Laws in Wisconsin and Texas  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday evening stopped officials in Wisconsin from requiring voters there to provide photo identification before casting their ballots in the coming election.  —  Three of the court's …
Patrick Marley / JSOnline:
U.S. Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin voter ID law  —  By Patrick Marley, Daniel Bice and Bill Glauber of the Journal Sentinel  —  Madison — A divided U.S. Supreme Court blocked Wisconsin's voter ID law late Thursday, issuing a terse yet dramatic one-page ruling less than four weeks before the Nov. 4 election.
Discussion: The Nation and ThinkProgress
Ryan J. Reilly / The Huffington Post:
Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Calling It A ‘Poll Tax’  —  WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Texas struck down the state's voter ID law on Thursday, calling the measure an “unconstitutional poll tax” that creates “an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote” …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Feeds
Associated Press:
Courts block voter ID laws in Texas, Wisconsin
Discussion: Liberaland
Will Weissert / Associated Press:   Texas Voter ID Law Blocked by Federal Judge
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
WATCH: This Is What Happens When You Joke About Having Ebola On An Airplane  —  Officials weren't laughing Wednesday when a man on a U.S. Airways flight bound for the Dominican Republic allegedly joked that he had Ebola.  —  The airline said in a statement that the flight from Philadelphia …
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Patrick Narvaez / ABC News:   What It Looks Like When There's an Ebola Scare on a Plane
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Oregon First Lady: My sham marriage  —  Oregon Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, admitted on Thursday to entering into an illegal marriage in 1997, calling it a “serious mistake.”  —  “It was wrong then and it is wrong now and I am here today to accept the consequences, some of which will be life changing.
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Tyler Hurst / Willamette Week:
Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes' Undisclosed Third Marriage Was to 18-Year-Old Immigrant
Nobelprize.org:
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014  —  The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is to be awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.
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New York Times:
Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Are Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Discussion: Hit & Run and Gawker
Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Phyllis Schlafly: Obama Intentionally Bringing In Ebola To Make America More Like Africa  —  In an interview with WorldNetDaily published today, Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly weighed in on the unfounded theory gaining traction in the right-wing media that Central American young people …
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Paul Bremmer / WND:
MYSTERY VIRUS FOUND WHERE ILLEGAL-ALIEN KIDS SENT
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Secret Deficit Lovers  —  What if they balanced the budget and nobody knew or cared?  —  O.K., the federal budget hasn't actually been balanced.  But the Congressional Budget Office has tallied up the totals for fiscal 2014, which ran through the end of September, and reports that the deficit plunge …
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Failure Upon Failure  —  The disintegration of the Obama presidency  —  A year before his first inauguration, Barack Obama laid out the objective of his presidency: to renew faith and trust in -activist government and transform the country.  In an hourlong interview with the editorial board …
Discussion: VodkaPundit
Washington Post:
The ominous math of the Ebola epidemic  —  When the experts describe the Ebola disaster, they do so with numbers.  The statistics include not just the obvious ones, such as caseloads, deaths and the rate of infection, but also the ones that describe the speed of the global response.
Discussion: The Dish, Booman Tribune and Unfogged
Wall Street Journal:
Obama Weighs Options to Close Guantanamo  —  Any Move to Override Congressional Ban on Bringing Detainees to U.S. Would Spark Fight  —  The White House is drafting options that would allow President Barack Obama to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by overriding …
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
Democrats' plight in Senate races revealed  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL 2014 ELECTIONS APPROVAL RATINGS  —  At the Washington Post's The Fix blog, Chris Cillizza has a good post with three charts showing how Democrats are in trouble in the 2014 Senate contests.
Discussion: Washington Post
Ben Norton / CounterPunch:
Israelis: Send Obama Ebola  —  According to an August 2014 poll, half of Israelis want to send Obama Ebola for only supporting Israeli terrorism 95, not 100%.  —  In the wake of Israel's summer 2014 genocidal massacre in Gaza, euphemistically called Operation “Protective” Edge," …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Congress Scouring Every U.S. Spy Program  —  Congress has quietly begun reviewing every U.S. government intelligence collection program.  It's got the potential to trigger the next big fight between The Hill and Obama's spies.  —  The $80 billion U.S. intelligence community …
Discussion: The Hill
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
READ: Anchorage Police Release Report For Palin Family Brawl  —  Police in Anchorage, Alaska announced on Thursday there are no plans to press charges over the brawl that reportedly involved several members of former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's family.
Discussion: his vorpal sword
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The Atlantic Online:
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Gabrielle Bluestone / Gawker:
New York Airport Workers Go On Strike Over Ebola
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Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google Hopes Whale of a Phone Will Make Splash in Phablet Market
Discussion: Mashable
Felicia Fonseca / Associated Press:
Ruling against Navajo candidate in language case
Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Obama's No-Win Attorney General Decision
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Rights group asks for probe into shooting range that refuses to cater to Muslims
 Earlier Items: 
Tina Nguyen / Mediaite:
NYPD Breaks Reporter's Camera for Interviewing Students
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Abby Livingston / Roll Call:
Democrats Cut Bait in Virginia to Save California House Seat
Discussion: Hot Air, National Review and Politico
Joe Klein / TIME:
A Troubled American Moment
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh