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8:40 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 …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Rush Limbaugh: The GOP Ought To Quarantine Chris Christie  —  Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh isn't impressed by the way New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) handled the involuntary quarantine of a nurse who arrived Friday in Newark after working in Sierra Leone.
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
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” …
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 …
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Priebus: Clinton ‘not really good at politics’
Discussion: Politico
Mark Preston / CNN:
CNN poll: Voters are angry  —  Washington (CNN) — Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, a new CNN/ORC International Poll shows.
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Republican games pose health risk
Discussion: ABC News and Washington Monthly
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.
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 …
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.
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: The Mahablog and Shakesville
Sasha Issenberg / Bloomberg Politics:
The Persuadables  —  How strategists see the 2014 Senate battlefield, state by state, featuring exclusive voter data.  —  One doesn't have to wait until the polls close on election night to begin counting votes.  In fact, the vote counting in these midterm elections has been going on for months.
Argus Leader:
Weiland accuses own party of sabotaging his campaign … Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland accused his own political party of trying to undermine his campaign in a striking news conference Monday.  —  Weiland said the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's ads attacking …
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 …
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 …
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” …
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 …
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.
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
National Organization For Marriage Spends More Than $100K In North Carolina Senate Race
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Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Fence Jumper Screams; Forcibly Removed From Court
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Kara Lankford / Politico:
Yes, BP Did Damage the Gulf
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
MSNBC Personality: We're A ‘Nation Of Cowards’ (VIDEO)
Discussion: Mediaite
 Earlier Items: 
Stuart Stevens / The Daily Beast:
Remembering Reagan's Defining Speech
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
ER nurse: Duncan lied about exposure to Ebola
Discussion: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
Des Moines Register:
Endorsement: Bruce Braley is better choice
The world's biggest economic problem
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