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Obama warns against strict quarantines for Ebola workers

October 30, 2014
Nancy Youssef, Lesley Clark, Tony Pugh | McClatchy Newspapers
President Barack Obama called for health care workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa to be treated as “the heroes that they are,” amid continuing confusion and public anxiety over state health measures that call for some to be confined to their homes.
Ben Bradlee
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Capital Mourns Bradlee, and the Passing of an Era

October 30, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
They came to bid farewell to Benjamin C. Bradlee, a “journalistic warrior.” They paid tribute to his fearless fervor for a good story, his old-school patriotism, his impatient energy, his irreducible magnetism and his sailor’s vocabulary. They mourned the passing not just of a larger-than-life figure, but of the bygone era he represented.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
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Donors get special access to GOP governors as potential 2016 contenders

October 30, 2014
Matea Gold | The Washington Post
Longtime Republican donor Edwin Phelps used to write five-figure checks regularly to the national party and the GOP senatorial committee. Now he has a different political passion: being part of an elite roundtable program that has pumped tens of millions into the Republican Governors Association.
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How to Read the Waves

October 30, 2014
John Dickerson | Slate
Will this be a wave election? In these uncertain times, when we use a weather metaphor it should be clear. You're either wet or you're not. But it's not clear, because we're using the wrong metaphor. The Republican tide is coming in this election—the GOP will pick up seats in the House and Senate—but the question remains: How big will the wave be? Will it be a gentle lapping that excites the ankles or will it knock you back and part your hair?
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Election could tip historic number of legislatures into Republican hands

October 30, 2014
Reid Wilson | The Washington Post
Republicans have the opportunity to take control of a record number of state legislative chambers across the country this year, as Democrats play defense in unfavorable terrain.
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Joint Chiefs Chairman Urges 21-Day Quarantine for Troops Working in Ebola Zone

October 29, 2014
Helene Cooper, Michael D. Shear | The New York Times
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recommended to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that all members of the armed services working in Ebola-stricken West African countries undergo mandatory 21-day quarantines upon their return to the United States.
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Obama urges praise for U.S. health workers fighting Ebola

October 29, 2014
Christi Parsons, W.J. Hennigan | Tribune Newspapers
President Obama urged Americans on Tuesday to set aside their fears of Ebola and make sure that U.S. healthcare workers who go to West Africa are "applauded, thanked and supported" when they return home.
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Can Democrats hold the Senate by running away from Obama — and their own records?

October 29, 2014
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Running away from an unpopular president of your own party is a time-honored tactic in midterm elections. The problem is that it rarely works.
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The Democrats' Ground Game May Be Falling Short in Iowa

October 29, 2014
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
These are not easy times for a Democratic canvasser, and Cindy Pollard knows it. For months, she has been working the neighborhoods of this hollowed-out former manufacturing town east of Des Moines, driving up and down its streets in her black Toyota 4Runner. The vanity plate says "CINDY." One sticker says, "I'll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one." Another says, "I (Heart) My Wife."
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