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9:00 AM ET, October 25, 2014


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Seattle Times blogs:
Police: shooter dead after opening fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School  —  A gunman believed to have opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Friday morning is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to two law-enforcement sources.  —  Police have not released details …
ABC News:
Homecoming Prince Identified as High School Shooting Suspect  —  A high school homecoming prince in Washington state opened fire in a cafeteria at lunchtime, leaving one person dead and at least four injured before killing himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
Discussion: and Booman Tribune
Chelsea J. Carter / CNN:
Witness: Teen gunman shot his friends  —  (CNN) — The shooter who opened fire Friday morning at Washington state's Marysville-Pilchuck High School played football and was recently named to the homecoming court.  —  Freshman Jaylen Fryberg walked into the school's cafeteria …
At least 3 shot at Marysville-Pilchuck High School
Discussion: CNN and Gawker
KOMO News:
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
CORRECTED: Dems Miss Insulin Pump In Video Of Perdue Signing Young Woman  —  “No pictures on this,” David Perdue jokes, as campaign staffers hold up signs in front of the camera.  Update: Another angle on the video suggests American Bridge didn't capture the whole scene.  —  View Video ›
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Friday Cancer Blogging - 24 October 2014  —  A few of you have probably cottoned onto the fact that people don't usually spend a week in the hospital for a broken bone, even a backbone.  So in the long tradition of releasing bad news on Friday afternoon, here's my first-ever Friday news dump.
Washington Post:
Could non-citizens decide the November election?  —  Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens?  Some argue that incidents of voting by non-citizens are so rare as to be inconsequential, with efforts to block fraud a screen for an agenda to prevent poor …
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Hillary Clinton: ‘I love ... Elizabeth’  —  BOSTON — Hillary Clinton hit Elizabeth Warren country on Friday, repeatedly praising the anti-big banks Massachusetts senator for going after “those who deserve” it, while rallying voters to put embattled Democrat Martha Coakley in the governor's mansion.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Sarah, Bristol & The Recurrence Of The Eternal Victim  —  As you've likely seen Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol have now spoken out about their notorious boozy family brawl, recasting Bristol's attack on the event's host as a morality tale about violence against women and media bias.
Discussion: Sarah Palin
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Oops: Dem Challenger Slips And Calls Gov. Nikki Haley A ‘Whore’ (VIDEO)  —  A spokeswoman for the South Carolina Democratic Party had a hunch why TPM was getting in contact with her on Friday.  —  “If you take a look at the actual video it's really clear that he got tongue tied …
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Report: Fox News Is Too Negative For Jeb Bush  —  No stranger to taking on his party's most conservative voters, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is now calling out the bastion of conservative media.  —  CNN's Peter Hamby reported that during a speech Thursday night at a South Carolina fundraiser …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
What happened to that GOP lawsuit?  —  It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the Capitol to the federal courthouse just down the hill, but House Republicans haven't managed to make that trip in the four months since they announced they'd be suing the president.
Rand Paul / The National Interest:
The Case for Conservative Realism  —  “We need a foreign policy that recognizes our limits and preserves our might, a common-sense conservative realism of strength and action.”  —  Editor's Note: The following is the prepared text of a speech by Senator Rand Paul delivered in New York City …
Lynne Marek / Chicago Business:
Sun-Times reporters to owners: We want answers  —  Chicago Sun-Times journalists, who watched one of their political reporters resign this week, are asking the newspaper's owners for reassurance that they won't seek to influence editorial content.  —  The request comes in a petition that's also posted on the reporters' union website.
Daniel Malloy / Political Insider blog:
Exclusive AJC poll: Nathan Deal opens small lead, Senate race in virtual tie  —  Gov. Nathan Deal and Senate candidate David Perdue in July.  (AJC/Greg Bluestein)  —  An Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll shows Gov. Nathan Deal opening up a small lead over Democrat Jason Carter …
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Dems have Georgia momentum
Discussion: Hot Air, Fox News and PoliticusUSA
Jordan Sargent / Gawker:
Anthony Weiner Still Doesn't Understand How to Use Twitter  —  It's been three years (only!) since Anthony Weiner's political career went limp because he sent photos of his d**k to random women via social media, and yet he has still not learned how to use Twitter.
Discussion: Truth Revolt and The Daily Caller
Peter Olsen-Phillips / Sunlight Foundation Blog:
Revenge of the Democrats: Wealthy liberals top list of super PAC donors in 2014  —  One billionaire has spent more than $70 million on the 2014 elections; Image credit: DonkeyHotey, Flickr  —  In a reversal from 2012, liberal billionaires top the list of biggest super PAC donors with a little …
Discussion: Washington Post
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
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Amnesty International USA:
On the Streets of America: Human Rights Abuses in Ferguson
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Pro-Orman Republican Owes Candidate Big Money
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Chris Caesar / Boston Globe:
Ted Cruz's Deputy Chief Jokingly Blames Ebola Infections on Obamacare
Discussion: Right Wing Watch and Joe. My. God.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Maine Governor's Race Still Tied
Discussion: National Review
Maggie Fox / NBC News:
Ebola-Free Pham Visits White House After Release
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Rachel M. Cohen / American Prospect:
We know College Feminists Care About Sexual Assault. But What About Abortion?
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Media Should Stop Lecturing Americans About Their Ebola Concerns
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
The Spectacular Implosion Of The GOP's Senate Hopes In Oregon
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Foley Family to White House: You Saved Bergdahl. Why Not Our Son?
Discussion: Washington Monthly
David Carr / New York Times:
John Heilemann and Mark Halperin Promise Washington the Program It Deserves
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Ballot dispute in Georgia heads to courts — and could be a factor in state's close Senate race
Discussion: Daily Kos and Right Wing Watch