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Fed’s announce uniform Ebola action guidelines for the states….

The long-awaited federal guidelines were an effort to bring uniformity to a messy patchwork of responses by states, including Florida, Illinois and, most recently, Georgia, which have all announced tougher policies. But the Centers for Disease Control do not have the power to police internal public health matters, so it is up to the states to carry out the policy, and it is far from clear that they will fall in line…..

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Daily Real Clear Politics Polling Numbers 10/27/14…Generic Congress and Obama average numbers….

Real Clear Politics Polling along with Generic Congress and Obama average numbers….10/27/14

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Daily Kos Election Outlook 10/27/14… Playing the percentages

So what are the most common permutations? Here’s a look behind the curtain. For our purposes, all of the 20 most common permutations involve the Democrats holding all their seats in the 99 percent range (like Minnesota, Oregon, and even Michigan), and losing all their seats in the 1 percent range (including their currently-held but open Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia). All the variation happens within the ten truly competitive seats:

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Political Roundup for October 27, 2014…Red Racing Horses…

KY-Sen: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) has injected $1.8M into his campaign account, which he says is a signal to the NRSC to spend money on other races in the final week. McConnell has been dominating the airwaves recently and has a moderate lead in most polls over his challenger, SoS Allison Lundergan Grimes (D).

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Iowa 2014….Well how about Iowa 2016?

Prospective presidential hopefuls are swooping into Iowa as they try to boost support for House and Senate candidates –along with the added benefit of connecting with voters who play host to the first-in the-nation presidential caucuses……

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America and the Allies used the Nazi’s against Russia after WWII…

At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, law enforcement and intelligence leaders like J. Edgar Hoover at the F.B.I. and Allen Dulles at the C.I.A. aggressively recruited onetime Nazis of all ranks as secret, anti-Soviet “assets,” declassified records show.

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It appears the Bush family IS behind a Jeb Bush run…..

Just six years ago, at the end of the last tumultuous Bush presidency, this would have been all but unthinkable. But President Obama’s troubles, the internal divisions of the Republican Party, a newfound nostalgia for the first Bush presidency and a modest softening of views about the second have changed the dynamics enough to make plausible another Bush candidacy. And while Jeb Bush wants to run as his own man, invariably this is a family with something to prove…..

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Breaking….Cuomo backs away from mandatory holds…Will follow less stringent Federal ones…

Under the revised guidelines, New York State would allow all returning health care workers who have had contact with Ebola patients but have no symptoms of illness to return to their homes, where they would be confined; their health would be monitored for 21 days…..

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The White House asks NY, NJ , FLA and ILL to back away from state mandated Quarantine’s…

A senior administration official, who did not want to be identified in order to discuss private conversations with state officials on the issue, called the decision by the governors “uncoordinated, very hurried, an immediate reaction to the New York City case that doesn’t comport with science.”

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The NY Post has President Obama’s ‘secret’ post Mid-Term election ‘radical’ plans…..

This is partly to protect Democratic candidates and hold onto the Senate. But it’s more than that. Obama plans a number of radical moves later this year when the administration believes the media, and the public, are paying less attention.

This includes a forced transformation of our neighborhoods, a huge influx of immigrants and billions of dollars in additional taxes.

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Bill Clinton (And Hillary) goes all out in support for Gay-Right’s….

Former President Bill Clinton on Saturday offered emotionally charged encouragement to a gala gathering of a prominent gay rights group while noting his wife Hillary Clinton’s support for gay rights when she served as secretary of State.

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The Marines fail female combat test soldiers….

Just weeks after three women passed a rigorous day-long test qualifying them to potentially lead US Marine infantrymen for the first time in history, news came that all three women have been asked to leave the course……

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Nurse describes NOT having Ebola but being held for 21 days anyways…..

In a first-person account published in The Dallas Morning News on Saturday, Kaci Hickox describes a “frenzy of disorganization, fear and, most frightening, quarantine” after arriving back in the U.S.

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What has your Congress done for the past 2 years?

While gridlock has held the headlines, the chambers did move 185 bills and resolutions to the president’s desk…..

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Teacher spends two days as a student….

I waited 14 years to do something that I should have done my first year of teaching: shadow a student for a day. It was so eye-opening that I wish I could go back to every class of students I ever had right now and change a minimum of ten things – the layout, the lesson plan, the checks for understanding.

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Open Thread for October 24, 2014…Down-Up for Democrats….

Democrats had a better polling day today in their efforts to hold the majority in the US Senate…..

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