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12:25 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.
Quarantined nurse to CNN: ‘My basic human rights’ are being violated
New York Times:
Under Pressure, Cuomo Says Ebola Quarantines Can Be Spent at Home
The Boston Globe:
Charlie Baker for governor  —  To move Mass. forward, state government must work better
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
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.
Discussion: Shakesville
Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
Jeb Bush Will ‘More Than Likely’ Run in 2016, Says His Son
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
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.
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
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 …
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.
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
John Minchillo / ABC News:
5-Year-Old Boy Under Observation at NYC Hospital Over Ebola Concerns  —  A 5-year-old boy is under observation at New York City's Bellevue Hospital this morning after experiencing a 103-degree fever after returning home from Guinea Saturday, prompting Ebola concerns, officials told ABC News.
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 …
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: The Gateway Pundit and RedState
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.
Discussion: CNN and OnPolitics
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Gavyn Davies:
Is economic growth permanently lower?
Discussion: New York Times
Carrie Dann / NBC News:
Midterm Countdown: GOP Advantage Solidifies, Poll Shows
Discussion: Hot Air, Washington Post and TPNN
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
James Monteleone / Albuquerque Journal:
Journall Poll: Martinez keeps wide lead over King
Discussion: Hot Air and National Review
Des Moines Register:
Endorsement: Bruce Braley is better choice
Pam Belluck / New York Times:
To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate
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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
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
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Fast and Furious Cover-up, Hiding In Plain Sight
Discussion: his vorpal sword
Miami Herald &
Cuba hasn't earned embargo's end
Discussion: Booman Tribune and SaintPetersBlog