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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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Supreme’s allow Texas Abortion Clinic’s to re-open….

The Supreme Court, in an unsigned order apparently reflecting the views of six justices, blocked the surgical-center requirement entirely and the admitting privileges requirement as it applied to clinics in McAllen, Tex., and El Paso…..

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President Obama to meet with War on Terror Defense ministers from other countries

The meeting, which will include defense chiefs from some 20 nations as well as top U.S. military leaders, is meant to demonstrate Obama’s commitment to defeating the terrorist group, which has made recent gains.

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Turkey strikes Kurdish rebel outpost…Not ISIS…

The Turkish military said it struck Kurdish militant targets yesterday after troops came under fire from the rebels, in the latest escalation that threatens peace talks seeking to end a three-decade Kurdish insurgency.

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The Vatican shifts on Gays, Divorce and Premarital Sex…

This doesn’t mean the Church will start holding same-sex-marriage ceremonies; the report also refers to “the moral problems connected to homosexual unions” and affirms the sanctity of marriage between men and women. But the call to create a “welcoming home” for gay people is a big change…..

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Some guy yells at Hillary with a Bullhorn in San Diego

The man sounded an alarm on the device in the middle of Clinton’s speech to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Clinton flinched and stopped speaking as the shouting man was quickly taken away by security.

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NYC will be allowing cell phones for students in school….

Mayor Bill de Blasio — apparently the first mayor to have a child in New York City public schools while in office — promised to end the ban during his campaign and acknowledged last month that his own son brings a phone to Brooklyn Technical High School.

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So you want to be a Teacher?

Over the last school year, The New York Times dipped into the classrooms where three residents trained, witnessing their choppy road through setbacks and successes…..

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A new healthcare.gov website update is in the works….

About 20,000 applications have been completed through the new site since July. That’s part of the stress-testing the administration has done to make sure that the kinds of problems that made last year’s rollout a disaster won’t be repeated. But beyond that, they’ve made the process much simpler……

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In Georgia…40,000 back logged voter applications….

“Somewhere in that mix, this feels like voter suppression,” said the Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church. During a joint interview with Abrams, he cast the moves as an effort to block black voters instead of reach out to them.

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The South is the worst place to live…The Wash Post…..

While no state was perfect, New Hampshire, which scored 77.6, is easily the best anyone can do in the United States, followed by Minnesota (76.2), Vermont (74.8), Iowa (72.9); and North Dakota (72.4).

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