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7:30 PM ET, October 16, 2014


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Tampa Bay Times:
Fangate overshadows sharp debate between Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist  —  In the weirdest start of a gubernatorial debate, Florida Gov. Rick Scott initially refused to take the stage Wednesday night because Democrat Charlie Crist insisted on using a fan to keep him cool.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
“It's An Object of Gallows Humor for the Staff”  —  TPM Reader JM on Rick Scott, hospital preparedness and the “Ebola cart” ...
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Charlie Crist's Fan: A Love Story  —  Charlie Crist's fan was loyal.  It stood by him through thick and thin.  —  When Crist was a young Florida Republican rising star, the fan was there.  When Crist became governor, the fan came with him.  When Crist was cast out of politics and his party …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
WATCH: Rick Scott Spouts Gibberish While Explaining Fan Delay In Debate  —  Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) was visibly flustered Wednesday night when asked why he delayed the start of his debate with former Gov. Charlie Crist (D) over a fan.  —  The moderator originally said Scott had decided …
Discussion: Mediaite
Statement by RN's at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital as provided to National Nurses United
Discussion: Business Insider, Mediaite and CNN
Adam C. Smith / Tampa Bay Times:
Times poll: All tied up in Florida governor's race between Rick Scott, Charlie Crist
Eun Kyung Kim / TODAY:
Dallas nurse Briana Aguirre: ‘We never talked about Ebola’ before Thomas Eric Duncan arrived  —  Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital nurse Briana Aguirre, who cared for her friend and co-worker Nina Pham after she tested positive for the Ebola virus, says she can no longer defend her hospital …
Ebola outrage fires up Congress
Justin Sink / The Hill:
President Obama's Ebola problem
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Tommy Craggs / Deadspin:
How Deadspin F**ked Up The Cory Gardner Story  —  On Wednesday, Deadspin published a story questioning the football bona fides of U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, a Republican who's running for the Colorado Senate seat currently occupied by Democrat Mark Udall.  We f**ked up.
Lynn Bartels / Denver Post:
Daily Mail:
'Who's the idiot with the clipboard?'  Disbelief and panic as mystery man WITHOUT a hazmat suit helps second Ebola nurse board her plane to Atlanta, disposes waste and then climbs aboard  — He carried a clipboard and walked alongside Ms Vinson and healthcare workers who were ALL dressed in hazmat suits
David / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Iowa Cops Blow Out Tires, Hold Pregnant Woman In Labor At Gunpoint For Speeding To Hospital  —  Police in Iowa used spike strips to stop a pregnant woman in labor who was rushing to the hospital, and then held her at gunpoint.  —  Police in Iowa used spike strips to stop a pregnant woman …
Discussion: Liberaland and FOX News Radio
John Pitts / John Grisham:
A Statement from John Grisham:  —  Anyone who harms a child for profit or pleasure, or who in any way participates in child pornography—online or otherwise—should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.  —  My comments made two days ago during an interview with the British newspaper …
Discussion: Telegraph, Jezebel and The Daily Caller
Revealed: how Whisper app tracks anonymous users  — Company shares some information with US Department of Defense  — User data collated and indefinitely stored in searchable database  —  Whisper app rewrites terms of service and privacy policy  —  How the ‘safest place on the internet’ tracks its users
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Witness adds new perspective to Ferguson shooting  —  • By Christine Byers > 314-340-8087  —  CLAYTON  • A stream of eyewitnesses has been testifying in secret before a grand jury considering whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting …
Katherine Miller / BuzzFeed:
Here Are The Most Conservative And Liberal Names In America  —  There's... a pattern.  —  Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed  —  The most conservative and liberal names in America are Doyle and Natasha.  —  Crowdpac, a nonpartisan group, focuses on how money and policy work in politics.
Discussion: Mediaite
Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project:
Latino Voters and the 2014 Midterm Elections  —  Geography, Close Races and Views of Social Issues  —  A record 25.2 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2014 midterm elections, making up, for the first time, 11% of all eligible voters nationwide.  But despite a growing national presence …
Rich Lowry / Politico:
The God That Failed  —  Alison Lundergan Grimes is the Todd Akin of 2014.  —  Like the instantly notorious Republican senate candidate from Missouri, Grimes has committed a defining political gaffe.  Grimes' refusal to say that she voted for President Obama in the 2008 and 2012 general elections …
Discussion: Guardian and Ed Driscoll
NBC News:
Obama May Send National Guard to Liberia: Sources  —  Sources said that eight engineers and logistical specialists from the Guard would probably be included in the first deployment.
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Meghan McCain: My dad hates Rand Paul  —  Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) daughter said on Wednesday that her father and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) “hate each other.”  —  Meghan McCain appeared on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show to promote her “TakePart Live” talk show on Pivot TV.
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Danny Vinik / The New Republic:
Markets Panicked On Wednesday.  Here's Why the U.S. Economy Is OK.  —  Wednesday was an ugly day for the global economy.  British and German stocks each fell around 3 percent.  Greek stocks fell 6 percent.  (That's huge.)  In the U.S., a trifecta of economic indicators—retail sales …
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:
A Year of Living on the Brink
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
Emily Steel / New York Times:
CBS Offers Web Service as TV Unbundles Itself  —  CBS announced a new subscription Internet streaming service on Thursday that allows people to watch its live television programming and thousands of its current and past shows on demand without paying for a traditional TV subscription.
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Michael J. Totten / Michael J. Totten's blog:
Turkey Bombs the Kurds
Discussion: TIME, The Dish and The Daily Beast
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: As election nears, voters say things are ‘going to hell in a handbasket’
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
GOP Congressman: CDC Director “Is The New Commander Of The Democrats' War On Woman Nurses”
Discussion: Mediaite
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
FBI chief: No concern about terrorists using Ebola
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and BuzzFeed
Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
‘Bulletproof Vest For Boys’: Florida Billboards Put A Twist On Police Brutality
Discussion: Mediaite
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level Since 2000
Discussion: FOX News Radio
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Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
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