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7:35 AM ET, October 30, 2014

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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
In Democratic Election Ads in South, a Focus on Racial Scars  —  In the final days before the election, Democrats in the closest Senate races across the South are turning to racially charged messages — invoking Trayvon Martin's death, the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and Jim Crow-era segregation …
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Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
White House in Denial: President Obama Is Costing Democrats Control of the Senate  —  The administration insists that vulnerable Democrats should have supported him more.  That couldn't be further from the truth.  —  White House officials are preemptively spinning a midterm defeat, and they're using their own fantasies to do it.
Discussion: Washington Post
Ronald Brownstein / National Journal:
Senate Democrats' Last Bastion: Single, College-Educated Women
Tarini Parti / Politico:
The most wide-open Senate election in a decade
Discussion: Daily Kos
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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Mark Landler / New York Times:
Obama Could Replace Aides Bruised by a Cascade of Crises  —  WASHINGTON — One day this month, as the nation shuddered with fears of an Ebola outbreak and American warplanes pounded Sunni militants in Syria, President Obama's national security adviser, Susan E. Rice, invited a group …
Maine.gov:
Governor LePage Issues Statement About Healthcare Worker in Fort Kent Who Worked in West Africa  —  Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary (207) 287-2531  —  AUGUSTA - Governor Paul R. LePage issued a statement Wednesday morning about a healthcare worker who had been quarantined …
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Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Pentagon Orders 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for Troops
CBS News:
Do Americans believe there should be a quarantine to deal with Ebola?
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Why Middle-Class Americans Can't Afford to Live in Liberal Cities  —  On April 2, 2014, a protester in Oakland, California, mounted a Yahoo bus, climbed to the front of the roof, and vomited onto the top of the windshield.  —  If not the year's most persuasive act of dissent …
Discussion: National Review and The Dish
Politico:
President Barack Obama's legacy pitch  —  Everywhere he goes these days, President Barack Obama talks about his economic legacy in a way that he's been reluctant to do before — as an indisputable success, even as he acknowledges there's much left to fix.  —  White House officials …
Discussion: Bloomberg Politics
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.
Timothy Stanley / CNN:
Lindsey Graham unfiltered: jokes about white men, Baptists  —  Washington (CNN) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is toying with the idea of a presidential bid, joked in a private gathering this month that “white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency …
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
Charles Franklin / Marquette Law School Poll:
Final pre-election Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker leading Burke in Wisconsin governor's race  —  MILWAUKEE - A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Republican Gov. Scott Walker leading Democratic challenger Mary Burke 50 percent to 43 percent among likely voters in the Wisconsin governor's race.
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Craig Gilbert / JSOnline:
MU poll has Walker leading Burke, with turnout still key
Discussion: Althouse
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 …
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace.  Labor market conditions improved somewhat further, with solid job gains and a lower unemployment rate.
Tarini Parti / Politico:
Thom Tillis internal poll shows tied North Carolina race  —  North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis' internal poll shows him tied with Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, consistent with more recent public polling of the race that shows Tillis closing the gap as the campaigns comes to an end.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Republican Senator: Full Obamacare Repeal Not “Realistic,” Better To Put Stuff On Obama's Desk He'll Sign  —  “I want to put things on his desk that he would actually give true consideration to signing.”  —  View Video ›  —  A Republican senator says an Obamacare repeal isn't going to happen anytime in the next two years.
Discussion: Hot Air and Talking Points Memo
 
 
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Skschust / CBS New York:
Police: Woman Decapitated, Son Struck By Train In Murder-Suicide In Farmingdale
Discussion: Mediaite and Gothamist
Crp Comm / OpenSecrets.org:
Overall Spending Inches Up in 2014: Megadonors Equip Outside Groups to Capture a Bigger Share of the Pie
Associated Press:
Jeb Bush Slams Obama On Ebola Response
Joey / Miami Herald & MiamiHerald.com:
Miami Beach police investigating cop after confrontation during traffic stop
Discussion: Raw Story and Talking Points Memo
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Iowa Republican Copied And Pasted Passages In Newspaper Dispatches
Houston Chronicle:
Pastors speak up on city's decision to drop subpoenas
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani / Uber Blog:
Uber Setting the Standard for Safety in Ridesharing
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and BuzzFeed
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Friedman / NY Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: GOP Congressional challenger Nan Hayworth features her gay son in campaign ad
Discussion: OnPolitics and CNN
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Senator Botches Key Obamacare Stat By 900 Percent
Discussion: Daily Kos
The Federalist:
New NARAL Ad: Cory Gardner Is Totally Going To Ban...Condoms?
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Crowd Begins to File Out While Obama Speaks in Wisconsin