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A month away from the 2015’s open enrollment period for Affordable Healthcare plans …

We’re just a month away from the launch of 2015’s open enrollment period for Obamacare plans, and here’s another reminder that it’s smart to shop around, again, for plans on the marketplace whether that be Healthcare.gov or a state exchange. Why? So you can save money, primarily…..

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DC Comics Universe is coming…’Wonder Woman,’ ‘Green Lantern,’ and two ‘Justice League’ and more…

Everyone knew that Warner Bros. was planning to release a fleet of superhero movies based on the DC Universe. And now studio head Kevin Tsujihara has revealed the titles of those superhero movies, announcing an ambitious slate of 10 films spread throughout interlocking franchises that will star beloved characters like Superman and Batman, plus lesser-known characters…..

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Long Island School district told to admit immigrant children…

Responding to complaints from dozens of Hispanic children who said they had been barred from public school classes on Long Island, the state on Friday issued new legal guidance regarding enrollment procedures, exhorting school districts to comply with federal law…..

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Early Voting in the 2014 Mid-Terms…1 Million Votes already…

— IOWA: In a state key to Senate control, registered Democrats account for 45 percent of the 151,656 early ballots returned in Iowa, with Republicans at 39 percent and independents at 16 percent….

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Erick Erickson on the Hillsong Church….

Hillsong Church has decided to be culturally relevant by abandoning the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is not unexpected. The church has been more a business for a while and does not want to affect its bottom line….

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On-Line College Degree Courses going thru a readjustment….

Most individuals signing up for courses do not complete them — completion rates for U.T.-Austin’s first four massive open online courses ranged from about 1 percent to 13 percent — and those who finished tended to be individuals already with high levels of educational attainment.

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Sneakers = BIG Money in the re-sale market…

The markup can be astonishing. The average eBay price of the LeBron 10 What the MVP sneaker? $2,086. The Nike Air MAG Back to the Future? $5,718. How about the Air Yeezy 2 Red October, designed by Kanye West and released by Nike this year for $250 retail?

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Open Thread for October 17, 2014….Ah, let’m win the Senate…

But hey it’ll be fun to watch! Both the celebration party and the hangover!

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Apple Media Event to debut iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3…Also intro’s Apple Pay and other services and Upgrades….

It’s been an incredible year. And tremendously busy already, but we’ve got a few more things to share with you before we close out the year…..

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The propaganda fight for Kobani…Update…

The militant siege of Kobane, the official acknowledged, has become the subject of “acute media attention,” with news cameras just across the border in Turkey transmitting live images of combat.

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Samsung’s Superior Note 4 Smartphone….

The Galaxy Note 4, which goes on sale this week, is superior to just about every other phablet on the market. Its only real competition is Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus…..

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President Obama cancels two days of campaign stops to concentrate on Ebola….

Any time Obama is campaigning or on vacation when something big goes wrong — from a downed plane to race riots — aides scoff at the idea that he is not focusing on his day job. Air Force One has a pretty good conference call feature. The president does his job from wherever he is, they say.

Not this time…..

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 10/15/14… PPP sees Idaho Republican Butch Otter up just 3 in governor race

ID-Gov: Republican Gov. Butch Otter has never been particularly popular even in dark red Idaho, but it was still a surprise when the Republican Governor’s Association committed six figures to his re-election at the beginning of October. It was hard to believe that the RGA would spend so much so late in the cycle unless they were worried about Otter’s future, and a new Public Policy Polling survey confirms that this contest is a lot more interesting than anyone had a reason to think.

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A GOP led Congress is gonna be rough on Federal Workers…

“If the GOP takes over the Senate in November, they will have carte blanche authority to push through a series of damning proposals that have been successfully blocked for the past two years,”

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Nate Silver on the ‘The polls are biased Against Democrats’…

Democrats may not be wrong. The polls could very well be biased against their candidates. The problem is that the polls are just about as likely to be biased against Republicans, in which case the GOP could win more seats than expected…..

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Counter…The Islamic State isn’t winning….

In truth, the threat posed to Baghdad this autumn is emerging less because ISIL is winning the war in Iraq and more because it might be slowly but steadily losing it. All across north-central Iraq, ISIL is being challenged by joint forces comprised of Sunni tribes, Shia militias, Iraqi soldiers, Iranian advisors and U.S. airpower. ISIL is struggling to maintain its grip on this battlefield of strange bedfellows, and it could be moving on Baghdad now out of a desperate need for a big victory more than anything else.

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