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10:05 PM ET, October 19, 2014


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Wall Street Journal:
The Travel Ban and the New Czar  —  Saturday morning I was thinking of Pascal, as who was not.  He had a mordant observation about the physicians of his time.  Doctors in those days dressed fancy—long robes, tall hats.  From memory: Why do doctors wear tall hats?  Because they can't cure you.
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
The Virus of Cynicism
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Vox Popoli
Abby Haglage / The Daily Beast:
They May Sound Like a Good Idea, But Travel Bans for Ebola Won't Work
Discussion: Hot Air and RedState
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
CNN Host Grills Cruz About Ebola And GOP Opposition To Surgeon General (VIDEO)  —  CNN host Candy Crowley on Sunday challenged Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) while asking him how Republican decisions may have negatively impacted the United States' ability to address Ebola.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Black Vote Seen as Last Hope for Democrats to Hold Senate  —  WASHINGTON — The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats.  Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted “crushing Democratic losses across the country” …
Discussion: Power Line and JustOneMinute
Manu Raju / Politico:
Obama's standing with women hurts Senate Dems  —  Female voters powered President Barack Obama's victory over Mitt Romney in 2012, as Democrats leaned heavily on social issues to rally single women and suburban moms to the polls.  —  But with two weeks until Election Day …
Govt tells Christian ministers: Perform same-sex weddings or face jail, fines  —  Officials threaten to punish senior citizen couple - both ordained pastors - if they decline to officiate same-sex ceremonies  —  COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and RedState
Ryan T. Anderson / Daily Signal:
Government to Ordained Ministers: Celebrate Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail
Anemona Hartocollis / New York Times:
Mental Health Issues Put 34,500 on New York's No-Guns List  —  A newly created database of New Yorkers deemed too mentally unstable to carry firearms has grown to roughly 34,500 names, a previously undisclosed figure that has raised concerns among some mental health advocates that too many people have been categorized as dangerous.
Jeff Mason / Reuters:
Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early  —  (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Warren in Minnesota: ‘The game is rigged’  —  NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) brought her populist message Saturday to this small college town to rev up the final weeks of Sen. Al Franken's reelection campaign, but also to claim the mantle of the modern liberal movement's political godfather.
Matt O'Brien / Washington Post:
Poor kids who do everything right don't do better than rich kids who do everything wrong  —  Source: Data from Richard Reeves and Isabel Sawhill  —  America is the land of opportunity, just for some more than others.  —  That's because, in large part, inequality starts in the crib.
Chris Brummitt / Associated Press:
Serena Williams hits back at Russian official  —  SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official.
James Prichard / Associated Press:
Drunk Michigan Woman Arrested When She Mistakes Jail For A Bar  —  PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — One is a building with bars.  The other is a building with a bar.  A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Ryan Struyk / ABC News:
Romney Leads Scattered 2016 GOP Field, Clinton Still Dominates the Democratic Race  —  Hillary Clinton continues to hold a commanding lead in the potential Democratic field for president in 2016, while the GOP frontrunner in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll is a familiar figure …
John D. Sutter / CNN:
Where's the empathy for Ebola's African victims?  —  The Ebola epidemic … (CNN) — The world's response to Ebola is its own sort of tragedy.  —  Two facts make the point clear:  — The United Nations has asked for $1 billion to fight the spread of the virus.
The White House:
Weekly Address: What You Need To Know About Ebola
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Poll: Likely Voters Favor GOP-Led Congress
Discussion: Hot Air
Leslie H. Gelb / The Daily Beast:
There's Only One Way to Beat ISIS: Work with Assad and Iran
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
The nasty politicization of Ebola
Discussion: Daily Kos and National Review
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