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2:55 PM ET, October 27, 2014


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New York Times:
Nurse in Newark to Be Allowed to Finish Ebola Quarantine at Home, Christie Says  —  A nurse who recently returned from West Africa and was quarantined for the past three days in a tent behind a New Jersey hospital despite having no symptoms associated with Ebola will be allowed to return home …
Sara Fischer / CNN:
Christie: Quarantined nurse heading to Maine  —  Washington (CNN) — After a heated weekend of sparring between a quarantined nurse and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the nurse is being discharged, the state's Department of Health said in a statement Monday morning.
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Exclusive: Kevin McCarthy vows change on Hill to save GOP  —  HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy landed here from Los Angeles with a bang: he bluntly warned that Republicans will blow the presidency in 2016 if they don't make some radical changes - and quick.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court, With Terse Orders, Has Judges and Lawyers Reading Tea Leaves  —  WASHINGTON — People used to complain that Supreme Court decisions were too long and tangled.  Those were the days.  —  In recent weeks, the court has addressed cases on the great issues of the day without favoring …
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 …
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.
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
ER nurse: Duncan lied about exposure to Ebola  —  An emergency room nurse who treated Thomas Eric Duncan said in an interview broadcast Sunday night that the first person to die of Ebola in the U.S. was not honest about his exposure to the deadly virus.  —  Sidia Rose told “60 Minutes” …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
New York Times:
Is the Affordable Care Act Working?  —  After a year fully in place, the Affordable Care Act has largely succeeded in delivering on President Obama's main promises, an analysis by a team of reporters and data researchers shows.  But it has also fallen short in some ways and given rise to a powerful conservative backlash.
Discussion: RedState and The Gateway Pundit
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Senate Update: The Republican Advantage Is Consistent But Not Decisive  —  If you're a regular reader of FiveThirtyEight you'll know that our Senate forecast has said pretty much the same thing every day.  When we officially launched our model in early September, it gave Republicans …
Paul Singer / Associated Press:
Poll: GOP poised for December runoff win in Louisiana  —  Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy appears to be in a strong position to unseat Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, but he is likely going to have to wait until December to do it.  —  A new USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll shows …
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.
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: The Mahablog and New York Magazine
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
MSNBC Personality: We're A ‘Nation Of Cowards’ (VIDEO)  —  During an exchange Monday on the country's response to Ebola, MSNBC personality and “Morning Joe” regular Donny Deutsch may have unwittingly provided fodder to Fox News.  —  Citing a recent piece by former Labor Secretary Robert Reich …
Discussion: Mediaite
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 …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Janet Hook / Wall Street Journal:
Poll: GOP Expands Advantage Days Before Midterm Election  —  Republicans have expanded their advantage in the final days of the midterm campaign and now hold an 11-point lead among likely voters on the question of which party should control Congress, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg survey finds.
Carrie Dann / NBC News:
Midterm Countdown: GOP Advantage Solidifies, Poll Shows
Discussion: Washington Post, Hot Air and TPNN
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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
2 Drug Chains Disable Apple Pay, as a Rival Makes Plans
Discussion: Guardian and Daily Mail
Charles C. W. Cooke / New York Times:
Do Black People Have Equal Gun Rights?
Discussion: Bloomberg View
New York Post:
Black Panther hails ax attack on cops
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Gavyn Davies:
Is economic growth permanently lower?
Discussion: New York Times
Stuart Stevens / The Daily Beast:
Remembering Reagan's Defining Speech
Washington Monthly:
The Congressional Research Service Finds that Boehner's Lawsuit Has No Legal Basis
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
‘RUDE!’: Shaheen Jeered At Debate After Interrupting Scott Brown [VIDEO]
Discussion: Power Line and National Review
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James Monteleone / Albuquerque Journal:
Journall Poll: Martinez keeps wide lead over King
Discussion: National Review and Hot Air
Pam Belluck / New York Times:
To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate
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Discussion: Washington Monthly
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
Yes, Texas Could Turn Blue
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
James Hamblin / The Atlantic Online:
21 Days  —  A biological warfare expert's warning against false comfort in Ebola messaging
Bob Paulson /
RCMP Update on the October 22, 2014, Terrorist Attack in Ottawa
Discussion: Associated Press, ABC News and TalkLeft
Michael Hirsh / Politico:
Team of bumblers?  —  Are Susan Rice and Chuck Hagel equal …
Discussion: Betsy's Page