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Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: There is no headline to capture how insane this Iowa ad is

Leading Off: • IA-Sen: The pro-GOP U.S. Chamber of Commerce has usually produced decent ads starring a Red State-friendly celebrity (see their KY-Sen one below). But this new one has one of the stupidest commercials I've seen in a very long time. Show More Summary

Illinois Republican asked to name one job he's responsible for creating. Crickets.

There's a good reason for Bruce Rauner's deer-in-headlights look. Bruce Rauner, chairman of R8 Capital Partners and the former chairman of the private equity firm GTCR, based in Chicago, is running on his business record as the Republican candidate to unseat Illinois Gov. Show More Summary

Why is Joni Ernst hiding from the Iowa press?

Joni Ernst It seems Joni Ernst really doesn't want to do serious interviews on the issues with the editorial boards and news stations of Iowa. Des Moines Register columnist Rekha Basu blew the whistle: Is Joni Ernst afraid of newspaper...Show More Summary

The 5 Stupidest Paranoid Responses to Ebola

As President Barack Obama noted in his weekly address Saturday, Ebola is a serious public health issue. But the level of paranoia that has surfaced across the country since Thomas Duncan became the first patient diagnosed with the disease in the United States is not only unwarranted—it's dangerous. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Sam Brownback, getting desperate, links opponent to hideous murders

Leading Off: • KS-Gov: We've officially hit the point in the cycle where campaigns start to get desperate. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is locked in a close race with Democrat Paul Davis and his campaign is airing a risky new ad aiming...Show More Summary

Must be one of those “y-ending” days

Given the unimpeachable integrity of the claimants, it is hard to believe that FoxNews failed to stretch it’s string of time without a factual error beyond the then-existing 7 consecutive minutes when this was proclaimed...

Late Late Night FDL: Masquerade Waltz

Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra -- Masquerade Waltz (Aram Khachaturian composer).

Trenton mural of Ferguson's Michael Brown painted over at police request

This mural of Ferguson's Mike Brown, was painted over at police request. Damn. A mural of Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson Missouri, has been painted over in Trenton at the request of local police. Show More Summary

When Capitalism Kills

Republicans blame President Obama for letting Ebola cross the border, because Presidents are supposed to be able to stop such things with their magical brain waves, apparently.  Others are calling for the head of the CDC to resign, or perhaps to commit ritual suicide. But the picture that is emerging just about everywhere but on […]

Fear is What We Need to Fear Most

... listen to Shepard Smith ON Faux Nooz, and let us applaud the fact that Shep seems occasionally to have the compulsion to actually speak truth to power and power doesn't have the guts to fire him for it. Continue reading ?

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: The air war intensifies in Georgia's Senate race

Leading Off: • GA-Sen: In recent days both the DSCC and NRSC have made ad reservations in the Peach State, ensuring that this ad war will get even more intense. Of course, it's not like the ad campaign was low-key to begin with. Democrat...Show More Summary

Idaho's race for governor just got really, really weird

Republican Gov. Butch Otter Republican Gov. Butch Otter has never been particularly popular even in this dark red state, but it was still a surprise when the Republican Governor's Association committed six figures to this race at the beginning of October. Show More Summary

Democratic Senate Nominee Fearmongers Over ‘Amnesty’

"I’ve never supported amnesty or benefits for illegal immigrants and I never will," Alison Lundergan Grimes said. The post Democratic Senate Nominee Fearmongers Over ‘Amnesty’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Taylor Swift Fans Are ‘Out Of The Woods’: She Won’t Be A Generic Pop Star

This is Swift back in her wheelhouse, where she gets to indulge her dark, tortured, romantic impulses. The post Taylor Swift Fans Are ‘Out Of The Woods’: She Won’t Be A Generic Pop Star appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Gov. Scott Walker on the Minimum Wage: "I Don't Think It Serves a Purpose"

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is no fan of the minimum wage, and on Tuesday, in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Walker made that plenty clear. Asked about Wisconsin's $7.25-an-hour minimum wage and whether he supported...Show More Summary

Deranged Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory: Obama Intentionally Wants "To Infect The Nation With Ebola"

Right-wing media figures are accusing President Obama of purposely wanting "to infect the nation with Ebola" because he wants a "redistribution" of wealth, and a new "civil war." Conservatives have previously claimed Obama Ebola Threat...Show More Summary

RNC chair Preibus gets defensive over public health budget cuts

Screenshot from the Agenda Project's ad. A new ad running in states with tight Senate races blasts Republicans for the budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and bio-disaster preparedness programs in hospitals. Show More Summary

Day of Resistance: ‘Ferguson October’ Makes St. Louis Feel Presence of Growing Movement Against Police Violence

By the time the day of resistance was over on October 14, there had been at least seventy-six arrested during somewhere around five to ten separate nonviolent actions to call attention to the national problem of police violence against African-Americans and the need for racial justice in the United States.

Arizona Officer Threatens To Kill Immigrant During Traffic Stop

The officer told Teodulo Sanchez, "If you do something, I will kill you right here. Do you understand me?" The post Arizona Officer Threatens To Kill Immigrant During Traffic Stop appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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