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5:10 PM ET, October 29, 2014

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New York Post:
Ebola doctor lied about his NYC travels  —  New York City police officers enter the building where Dr. Craig Spencer (inset with fiancée Morgan Dixon) lives in New York on Oct. 24.  —  The city's first Ebola patient initially lied to authorities about his travels around the city following …
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Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
Maine state police dispatched to back nurse's quarantine  —  Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was forcibly quarantined in a New Jersey airport tent for three days, says she will not obey instructions to stay home in Maine.  She recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Shocking Harvard poll: Millennial voters want GOP in charge, abandon Obama  —  WASHINGTON SECRETS BARACK OBAMA POLLS 2014 ELECTIONS VIDEO MILLENNIALS HISPANICS HARVARD INSTITUTE OF POLITICS HARVARD UNIVERSITY 2014 MIDTERMS  —  Harvard University on Wednesday provided new proof that the Democrats …
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Harvard University:
Fall 2014 Survey  —  LIKELY MILLENNIAL VOTERS UP-FOR-GRABS IN UPCOMING MIDTERM ELECTIONS, HARVARD YOUTH POLL FINDS … Cambridge, MA - A new national poll of America's 18- to 29- year-olds by Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government …
Ron Fournier / National Journal:
Millennials Bolt Obama for GOP in Midterms  —  Long term, the future American electorate isn't sold on either party.  —  In a stunning turnaround, likely voters in the so-called millennial generation prefer a Republican-led Congress after next week's elections, and young Hispanics are turning sharply against President Obama.
Discussion: Hot Air
New York Times:
The Affordable Care Act: Who Was Helped Most  —  A new data set provides a clearer picture of which people gained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.  —  Change in insured Americans, 2013-14  —  +4  —  +6  —  +8  —  +10 pct.  pts.  more insured
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Sarah Varney / Politico:
Mississippi, burned  —  How the poorest, sickest state got left behind by Obamacare.  —  By SARAH VARNEY NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014 … The first year of the Affordable Care Act was, by almost every measure, an unmitigated disaster in Mississippi.  In a state stricken by diabetes, heart disease …
M.D. Kittle / Watchdog.org:
Trek sources: Mary Burke's family fired her for incompetence  —  FIRED: Wisconsin Democrat gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke didn't get “burned out” from her overseas job at her family-owned Trek Bicycle Corp She was fired by her family, several former Trek executives and employees tell Wisconsin Reporter.
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Craig Gilbert / JSOnline:
Latest MU poll shows Walker leading Burke among likely voters
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project:
Latino Support for Democrats Falls, but Democratic Advantage Remains  —  After more than a year of inaction by Congress and President Obama on immigration reform, Democrats maintain a wide, but diminished, advantage among Hispanic registered voters, according to a new nationwide survey …
Dr. Keith Ablow / Associated Press:
It's time for an “American jihad”  —  Among the many definitions of jihad are a “war or struggle against unbelievers” and “a crusade for a principle or belief.”  Given those definitions, I believe it's time for an American jihad.  —  An American jihad would reawaken in American citizens …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Iowa Republican Copied And Pasted Passages In Newspaper Dispatches  —  Passages of local paper pieces under Ernst's name appear to have been copied word-for-word from templates sent as guidelines to Republican members of the Iowa Senate.  —  Red Oak Express
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CNN:
Ferguson police chief expected to step down, officials say  —  (CNN) — The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the police department, according to government officials familiar with the ongoing discussions between local, state and federal officials.
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The Federalist:
New NARAL Ad: Cory Gardner Is Totally Going To Ban...Condoms?  —  Forget the Wendy Davis wheelchair ad.  NARAL, an extreme pro-abortion group, just nominated its own entry for worst campaign ad of 2014.  —  The new NARAL ad in Colorado suggests that Cory Gardner wants to ban condoms.
Joey Garrison / Tennessean.com:
Jeb Bush talks presidential run, Common Core in Nashville  —  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, speaking in Nashville on Tuesday as he weighs a run for president, discussed his positions on Common Core and immigration, two stances that might complicate his candidacy in a GOP primary.
Discussion: OnPolitics
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Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Jeb: Obama ‘incompetent’ on Ebola
Discussion: Shakesville and Scared Monkeys
ProPublica:
The Red Cross' Secret Disaster  —  IN 2012, TWO MASSIVE STORMS pounded the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless, hungry or without power for days and weeks.  —  Americans did what they so often do after disasters.  They sent hundreds of millions of dollars to the Red Cross …
Discussion: Gothamist, Bloomberg View, Gawker and NPR
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
The Big Role of Black Churches in Two Senate Races  —  Early voting on Sundays has been one of the biggest fronts in the voting wars of recent years.  Some of this past Sunday's early voting numbers make the reason quite clear.  —  Data from two states that permit Sunday early voting …
Tarini Parti / Politico:
The most wide-open Senate election in a decade  —  It's the largest and most wide-open Senate battlefield in more than a decade: ten races, all neck-and-neck affairs headed into the final days of the campaign.  —  And it's not only that there are more competitive races this time around …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Lanny Davis / The Hill:   To Republicans: Watch out for traps after midterms
Jazz Shaw / Hot Air:
The NYT has had enough of you bumpkins deciding elections  —  At first glance, it's tempting to think that Mark Leibovitch is calling various Republican candidates stupid in his New York Times article, The Bumpkinification of the Midterm Elections.  It would be an easy and understandable mistake to make …
Pierre Omidyar / First Look Media:
Important Announcement  —  I regret to announce that after several weeks of discussions, Matt Taibbi has left First Look.  We wish him well.  —  Our differences were never about editorial independence.  We have never wavered from our pledge that journalistic content is for the journalists to decide, period.
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Mayor Rudolph Giuliani / Uber Blog:
Uber Setting the Standard for Safety in Ridesharing  —  Four months ago, Giuliani Partners embarked on an independent strategic review of Uber's driver background check ("BGC") process.  Today, I would like to update you on our progress.  —  Uber is on track to complete …
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Talking Points Memo
 
 
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Houston Chronicle:
Pastors speak up on city's decision to drop subpoenas
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The PJ Tatler
Dan Friedman / NY Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: GOP Congressional challenger Nan Hayworth features her gay son in campaign ad
Discussion: CNN and OnPolitics
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Senator Botches Key Obamacare Stat By 900 Percent
Discussion: Daily Kos
Tim Stanley / Telegraph:
Life under Obama sucks. And these numbers prove it
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Crowd Begins to File Out While Obama Speaks in Wisconsin
Ben Cohen / Algemeiner.com:
Top Jewish Leader Hier Urges Obama to ‘Name, Apologize for and Repudiate’ …
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Emily Lane / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Does Edwin Edwards have a legitimate shot at being elected to Congress?
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Matt Ford / The Atlantic Online:
In Texas, the Death Penalty is Slowly Dying Out
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Toward Better Teachers
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Sheri Fink / New York Times:
In Liberia, a Good or Very Bad Sign: Empty Hospital Beds
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
Lobbyists, Bearing Gifts, Pursue Attorneys General
Discussion: Naked Politics
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Homeownership in America Has Collapsed—Don't Blame Millennials
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Hackers breach some White House computers