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7:00 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: SCOTUSblog and Hot Air
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: Feeds, The Nation and ThinkProgress
Will Weissert / Associated Press:
Texas Voter ID Law Blocked by Federal Judge  —  A federal judge on Thursday blocked Texas from enforcing voter ID requirements just weeks ahead of the November elections, knocking down a law that the U.S. Justice Department condemned in court as the state's latest means of suppressing minority turnout.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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 …
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
Anchorage Daily News:
Anchorage police: No charges in Palin birthday brawl  —  Prosecutors won't proceed with charges in a brawl that involved several members of the Palin family, Anchorage police said Thursday.  —  The news comes as Anchorage police released a report Thursday morning outlining witness statements in the fight.
Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
CDC Director: We Have To Work Now So Ebola 'Is Not The World's Next AIDS'  —  WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a top-level forum in Washington, D.C., that the Ebola outbreak is unlike anything he's seen since the AIDS epidemic.
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
HHS secretary: There may be other cases of Ebola in the U.S.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and National Review
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
Newly Vigilant, U.S. Will Screen Fliers for Ebola
Tina Nguyen / Mediaite:
NYPD Breaks Reporter's Camera for Interviewing Students  —  NY1 recently filmed a segment about police officers hustling black and Latino students out of the predominantly-white neighborhoods where they attend school.  In a thing that should no longer surprise you, they ran into trouble …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
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 …
Tina Nguyen / Mediaite:
Justice Kennedy's Typo Accidentally Stops Same-Sex Marriage in Nevada  —  Yesterday, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy stunned America when he ordered a halt on Nevada's same-sex marriages, less than a day after the Court voted to overturn a ban on gay marriages in that state.
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Rights group asks for probe into shooting range that refuses to cater to Muslims  —  Yahoo News 18 hrs ago  —  A Muslim civil rights group is asking the Department of Justice to investigate an Arkansas shooting range whose owner recently declared it a “Muslim-free zone.”
Associated Press:
‘Why do I have to be half-naked to swim?’  Muslim woman barred from swimming in public pool with her children while wearing shirt, pants and dress  — Saba Ali said she was barred from swimming at recreation center in Commerce City, Colorado on Sunday  — A distressed Mrs Ali asked: 'Why do I have to be half-naked to swim?
Jake Tapper / CNN:
Senate math seems impossible to some Democrats  —  Washington (CNN) — Four weeks away from the 2014 midterm elections and even some Democratic operatives struggle to imagine a scenario where they retain control of the U.S. Senate.  The terrain and current momentum seem all but overwhelming and against them.
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Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Game-Changer In Georgia?  —  In the endless argument between …
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Grimes Refuses To Say If She Voted For Obama (VIDEO)
Discussion: Mediaite
Abby Livingston / Roll Call:
Democrats Cut Bait in Virginia to Save California House Seat
Discussion: National Review
Joe Klein / TIME:
A Troubled American Moment
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
South Dakota Independent: I'd be a ‘friend of Obama’ in the Senate
Emily Ekins / Reason:
Poll: Americans Want Congress to Vote on Military Force Before Midterms, Say an Ebola Outbreak …
Discussion: Hit & Run
 Earlier Items: 
Tarini Parti / Politico:
Barbara Comstock pushed client's issues, didn't disclose
Matt Fox / Daily Surge:
Harry Reid's Bodyguard Physically Attacks “Crapitalism” Author Jason Mattera
Discussion: Hot Air, TPNN and The PJ Tatler
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Joe Biden Devours Ice Cream In Most Joe Biden Photos Ever
Discussion: American Spectator and BroBible
The Fiscal Times:
Obama's Dismal Performance Is His Personal Failure