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6:00 PM ET, October 27, 2014


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Alexander Burns / Politico:
Scott Walker to Chris Christie: Thanks for nothing  —  MAYVILLE, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he needs more help from the national GOP in his reelection fight — and an upcoming visit from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn't going to cut it.  —  Speaking with reporters …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos
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.
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Rush Limbaugh: The GOP Ought To Quarantine Chris Christie
Discussion: Politico
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton Corrects Fumbled “Jobs” Line  —  “I short-handed this point the other day.”  —  Mark Makela / Reuters  —  SOMERS, N.Y. — When Hillary Clinton fumbled a line at a rally last Friday — “Don't let anybody tell you that corporations and businesses create jobs” …
Discussion: Mediaite
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Hillary Clinton clarifies jobs comment  —  Hillary Clinton on Monday mopped up her botched statement from a rally in Massachusetts last week, making it clear she'd misspoken and hadn't intended to deliver a fresh economic policy message.  —  Clinton's cleanup came as she campaigned …
New York Post:
Ex-CBS reporter: Government agency bugged my computer  —  A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer.
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 …
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.
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 …
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo! News:
Feds identify suspected ‘second leaker’ for Snowden reporters  —  Yahoo News 2 hrs ago  —  The FBI has identified an employee of a federal contracting firm suspected of being the so-called second leaker who turned over sensitive documents about the U.S. government's terrorist watch list …
James Monteleone / Albuquerque Journal:
Journal Poll: U.S. Senate race tightens  —  Democratic Sen. Tom Udall was backed by 50 percent of likely voters in a new Journal Poll on New Mexico's U.S. Senate race, but Republican challenger Allen Weh narrowed the first-term senator's lead.  —  With half of the voters surveyed just over a week …
New York Post:
Black Panther hails ax attack on cops  —  Queens chapter leader of the New Black Panther Party, Frank Sha Francois says that Zale Thomspon was “a crusader seeking justice.”  —  The Muslim extremist who attacked rookie cops with a hatchet last week was “a crusader seeking justice” …
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
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 …
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 …
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: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
Kara Lankford / Politico:
Yes, BP Did Damage the Gulf  —  In an opinion article published Tuesday, the oil giant BP would have us believe that the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster wasn't all that bad for the Gulf of Mexico.  Yes, company spokesman Geoff Morrell admits the event was a tragedy, and that, sadly, both people and wildlife perished.
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
Jian Ghomeshi / Facebook:
Dear everyone,  —  I am writing today because I want you to be the first to know some news.  —  This has been the hardest time of my life.  I am reeling from the loss of my father.  I am in deep personal pain and worried about my mom.  And now my world has been rocked by so much more.
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.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Carl Gibson / ThinkProgress:
Kansas Governor Is Forcing Disabled People Off Medicaid  —  Carl Gibson is a contributing editor for Reader Supported News and, and author of the book “How to Oust a Congressman.”  Follow him on Twitter at @uncutCG.  —  CREDIT: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
Discussion: Shakesville
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.
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Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Fence Jumper Screams; Forcibly Removed From Court
Discussion: Liberaland
Charles C. W. Cooke / New York Times:
Do Black People Have Equal Gun Rights?
Discussion: Hit & Run and Bloomberg View
Stuart Stevens / The Daily Beast:
Remembering Reagan's Defining Speech
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Washington Monthly:
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Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
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Discussion: Power Line and National Review
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Republican games pose health risk
Discussion: Washington Monthly
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
Yes, Texas Could Turn Blue
Discussion: Hot Air and Democratic Strategist
James Hamblin / The Atlantic Online:
21 Days  —  A biological warfare expert's warning against false comfort in Ebola messaging
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Ideology and Investment  —  America used to be a country that built for the future.
Discussion: The Mahablog and New York Magazine