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8:40 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
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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
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 …
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 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: Liberaland and The Moderate Voice
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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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
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.
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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 …
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
Selena Larson / ReadWrite:
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Women: Don't Ask For A Raise, Trust Karma  —  Proffering career advice more analogous to The Secret than Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In: Women Work, and the Will to Lead, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told women in the tech industry that asking for what you're worth isn't the best way to get ahead.
Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Obama's No-Win Attorney General Decision  —  Regardless of whom President Obama picks to be his next Attorney General, he is bound to disappoint key segments of his coalition.  —  As President Obama decides who is next attorney general nominee will be, advocacy groups representing women …
Discussion: Yahoo! News
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 …
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.”
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.
 
 
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