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10:10 PM ET, October 31, 2014


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New York Times:
Judge in Maine Eases Restrictions on Nurse  —  FORT KENT, Me.  — In a victory for a nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, a judge in Maine on Friday rejected arguments by the state that her movements should be firmly restricted, praising her “compassion” even as he acknowledged the public's fears about the virus.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Sharyl Attkisson releases video of apparent computer hack  —  Sharyl Attkisson, the former CBS News correspondent who claims that her computers were hacked by the government while she was reporting on the Benghazi scandal, has released a video she took with her cellphone of one apparent hack.
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Benghazi Reporter Releases Video Of Her Computer Being ‘Hacked’ (VIDEO)  —  In a promotional video earlier this month for a book that details alleged government intrusions with her computer, television and phone, former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson recalled a mysterious incident …
Discussion: Mediaite and Washington Post
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Senate Update: With 4 Days Left, Here's The State Of The Races  —  The GOP's chances of winning the Senate are 68.5 percent, according to the FiveThirtyEight forecast, its highest figure of the year.  —  Among the 20 new polls released Thursday — it looks like there will be no Great Poll Shortage …
Sally Kohn / The Daily Beast:
If You Like Personhood, You'll Love The GOP Senate
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
McConnell Mailers Imply Ky. Voters Are Involved In ‘Election Violation’ (PHOTOS)  —  In a move that Democrats are lambasting as a voter suppression tactic, Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign and its GOP allies are distributing a mailer to Kentucky voters with the title “ELECTION VIOLATION NOTICE.”
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Grimes Sues McConnell Over ‘Despicable’ Voter Mailers  —  The campaign of Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has filed a lawsuit to stop Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign from distributing a mailer that it says amounts to illegal voter intimidation tactics.
Discussion: The Daily Banter
Sam Youngman / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Mitch McConnell widens lead over Alison Lundergan Grimes in final Bluegrass Poll
Discussion: Hot Air and American Spectator
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Why a GOP Senate could be short-lived  —  Senate Democrats have long awaited the 2010 tea party wave to splash back on Republicans during the 2016 election cycle.  —  That moment is almost here.  —  After two years of obsessive focus on the teetering reelection prospects of red-state Democrats …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Dreamers heckle Hillary Clinton in Maryland
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Mediaite and Hot Air
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Democratic mega-donors: ‘To 2020 and Beyond’
Discussion: BuzzFeed and American Prospect
Sophie Curtis / Telegraph:
Google fined over Street View image of woman's cleavage  —  Google must pay a woman in Canada £1,250 after it published a photo showing her cleavage on its Street View mapping service  —  Google has been ordered to pay a Canadian woman $2,250 (£1,250) for an image on Street View that exposed her cleavage.
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Anti-Gay Marriage Group Endorses Incumbent Dem Because GOP Candidate Is Gay  —  Some conservative organizations loathe the concept of same-sex marriage so much they are willing to endorse a liberal Democrat in order to prevent a gay Republican from ever taking office.
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Justin Snow / Metro Weekly:
Democrat Seth Moulton rejects support from same-sex marriage opponents
New York Post:
Democrats: Vote or we'll kick your ass  —  Democrats are telling voters that they had better head to the polls — or else.  —  The New York State Democratic Committee is bullying people into voting next week with intimidating letters warning that it can easily find out which slackers fail to cast a ballot next Tuesday.
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
A Lesson From My Great-Aunt  —  Is Sacrificing a bit of comfort for public health such a great indignity?  —  On a bookshelf in my home in a glass-and-brass frame I keep my great-aunt's Ellis Island health card.  It's cardboard, about as big as your hand.  She wore it on her coat during her nine-day journey from Ireland.
Sandra Dibble / U-T San Diego stories:
Veteran to be released from Mexican jail  —  TIJUANA — A Mexican federal district judge in Tijuana on Friday ordered the immediate release of a U.S. Marine veteran behind bars in Baja California on federal weapons charges.  —  Andrew Tahmooressi was on trial for crossing the border …
Washington Post:
Federal civil rights charges unlikely against police officer in Ferguson shooting  —  Justice Department investigators have all but concluded they do not have a strong enough case to bring civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager …
Graphic: New details released in near-beheading murder of Stillwater teen, one in custody … STILLWATER, Okla. - A 21-year-old Stillwater man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of an area college student who, according to police, was nearly decapitated.
Discussion: Liberaland and Raw Story
and Modified / Daily Oklahoman:
Stillwater man killed in near-beheading; murder charge filed
Discussion: The Daily Banter
Norm Ornstein / National Journal:
A Republican Senate Victory Could Splinter the Party  —  The tension between setting out a positive agenda for governing and the pressure to continue to block and obstruct will be very, very high.  —  As polls show a movement toward Republicans—the new ABC News/Washington Post survey shows …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Hot Air
Josh Hicks / Washington Post:
These scientific studies show that airport Ebola screenings are largely ineffective  —  The debate over whether the Obama administration should ban flights from Ebola-stricken nations has been raging for weeks, fueled by fears of an outbreak in the United States and a lot of election-inspired finger pointing.
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Andrew Khouri / Los Angeles Times:
Starbucks to deliver coffee to your desk starting in 2015  —  Want to avoid the morning rush at the local Starbucks?  —  No problem, Chief Executive Howard Schultz said.  Starbucks will deliver.  —  Schultz announced that, starting in the second half of 2015, Starbucks will bring its food …
Josh Rogin / The Daily Beast:
Military Hates White House ‘Micromanagement’ of ISIS War  —  The Pentagon brass placed in charge of implementing Obama's war against ISIS are getting fed up with the short leash the White House put them on.  —  Top military leaders in the Pentagon and in the field are growing increasingly frustrated …
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Karen Kucher / U-T San Diego stories:
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Discussion: Raw Story and ABC News
Mark Arsenault / The Boston Globe:
Baker remains ahead of Coakley
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Free Beacon
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Why Republicans Keep Telling Everyone They're Not Scientists
Discussion: Skeptical Science and Daily Kos
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Melinda Deslatte / Associated Press:
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The Huffington Post:
Ginsburg Was Right: Texas' Extreme Voter ID Law Is Stopping People From Voting
Discussion: Feeds
Art Swift / Gallup:
Less Than Half of Americans Support Stricter Gun Laws
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Hot Air
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Apologizing to Japan  —  TOKYO — For almost two decades …
Discussion: Bloomberg View