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4:55 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.
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 …
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 Monteleone / Albuquerque Journal:
Journall Poll: Martinez keeps wide lead over King
Discussion: National Review and Hot Air
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.
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 …
Discussion: Washington Post
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
CBS News:
U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia monitored for Ebola in Italy  —  Shares -  —  U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia are being placed in isolation in Vicenza, Italy out of concern for the Ebola virus, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports.
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: Daily Kos
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
2 Drug Chains Disable Apple Pay, as a Rival Makes Plans  —  Apple Pay, the Silicon Valley giant's highly anticipated mobile wallet, has been available for only one week but already may be inciting a battle within the payments industry.  —  Over the weekend, Rite Aid and CVS disabled Apple Pay from working in their stores nationwide.
Discussion: Guardian, Techdirt and Daily Mail
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
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Fence Jumper Screams; Forcibly Removed From Court  —  A man appearing in court on charges that he scaled a White House fence was found incompetent to stand trial Monday and screamed for help as marshals forcibly removed him from the courtroom.  —  Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland …
Discussion: Liberaland
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” …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Charles C. W. Cooke / New York Times:
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Discussion: Bloomberg View
Gavyn Davies:
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Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
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Discussion: National Review and Power Line
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Juan Williams / The Hill:
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Discussion: Washington Monthly
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John B. Judis / The New Republic:
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James Hamblin / The Atlantic Online:
21 Days  —  A biological warfare expert's warning against false comfort in Ebola messaging