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9:30 AM ET, October 27, 2014


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The Boston Globe:
Charlie Baker for governor  —  To move Mass. forward, state government must work better
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air and National Review
Peter Baker / New York Times:
The Bushes, Led by W., Rally to Make Jeb ‘45’  —  WASHINGTON — When Jeb Bush decides whether to run for president, there will be no family meeting à la Mitt Romney, no gathering at Walker's Point in Kennebunkport to go over the pros and cons.  “I don't think it'll be like a big internal straw poll,” said his son, Jeb Bush Jr.
James Hamblin / The Atlantic Online:
21 Days  —  A biological warfare expert's warning against false comfort in Ebola messaging  —  “I want to be pleasant through this whole thing,” California representative Darrell Issa said on Friday, unpleasantly, to a panel of medical experts at a congressional oversight-committee hearing.
New York Times:
Under Pressure, Cuomo Says Ebola Quarantines Can Be Spent at Home  —  Facing fierce resistance from the White House and medical experts to a strict new mandatory quarantine policy, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Sunday night that medical workers who had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa …
Quarantined nurse to CNN: ‘My basic human rights’ are being violated
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
Yes, Texas Could Turn Blue  —  But demographics alone are not the answer  —  “Do you really think Wendy Davis is going to win?”  I asked Jenn Brown, the executive director of Battleground Texas.  “I sure do,” she replied.  Brown and her top staff may be the only people in Texas …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Ideology and Investment  —  America used to be a country that built for the future.  Sometimes the government built directly: Public projects, from the Erie Canal to the Interstate Highway System, provided the backbone for economic growth.  Sometimes it provided incentives to the private sector …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Michael Hirsh / Politico:
Team of Bumblers?  —  Are Susan Rice and Chuck Hagel equal to today's new national-security challenges?  —  When President Obama, after months of equivocation over how to respond to the takeover of parts of Iraq and Syria by radical militants, announced in September that the United States would …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Republican games pose health risk  —  Republicans on the campaign trail tell voters that the Senate gets nothing done because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D- Nev.) blocks votes on GOP legislation.  —  Away from the Halloween funhouse mirror, the reality is this: Reid is willing to hold votes …
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
In Cold War, U.S. Spy Agencies Used 1,000 Nazis  —  WASHINGTON — In the decades after World War II, the C.I.A. and other United States agencies employed at least a thousand Nazis as Cold War spies and informants and, as recently as the 1990s, concealed the government's ties to some still living in America …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Des Moines Register:
Endorsement: Bruce Braley is better choice  —  The campaign between Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst for the U.S. Senate has been an exhibition of American politics at its worst.  It has been a $28 million parade of dismal attack ads that have reduced the candidates to evil caricatures.
Discussion: Washington Post
Thomas Frank / Salon:
“We are such losers”  —  Liberals yearn to believe in post-ideological blank slates — and get disappointed every time.  Will we ever learn?  —  That we are living through an endless repeat of the 1970s is becoming more apparent all the time.  Nostalgia and retro culture burn as brightly today …
The world's biggest economic problem  —  Deflation in the euro zone is all too close and extremely dangerous  —  THE world economy is not in good shape.  The news from America and Britain has been reasonably positive, but Japan's economy is struggling and China's growth is now slower than at any time since 2009.
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Discussion: Associated Press and TalkLeft
Detroit Free Press:
Endorsement: In a close call, Snyder better choice for state
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
The Atlantic Online:
2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Part II
Steve Mistler / The Portland Press Herald:
Poll shows LePage has a new lead
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Discussion: Booman Tribune and SaintPetersBlog
Fox News:
Officials say suspect in killings of California deputies was deported twice
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Fox News Host Calls Out Chris Christie For Putting Millionaires Over State's Economy
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Watch: SNL Hits Every Obama Scandal While Ridiculing Ebola Response
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Power Line