CDC Confirms First Ebola Case In The United States

For the first time, someone has been diagnosed with Ebola in the United States.

Another Secret Service Breach Put Armed Man With Criminal Record In Elevator With Obama

The security lapses at the Secret Service just continue to mount.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Subsidies For Federal Obamacare Exchanges

A legal setback for the Affordable Care Act, but the important arguments on this issue lie in higher courts.

F.C.C. Eliminates Sports Blackout Rule Over N.F.L Objections

A long standing rule is finally repealed, but it’s not likely to change your viewing choices.

U.S., Afghanistan Sign Agreement To Keep 10,000 U.S. Troops In Country Past 2014

U.S. troops will be in Afghanistan for at least the next three years.

Supreme Court Allows Changes In Ohio Early Voting To Remain In Effect

The Supreme Court has issued a stay that will allow changes to Ohio’s early voting law to remain in effect for this year’s election. That was the correct decision.

White House Fence Jumper Got Deep Inside The Building

Last week’s security breach just became a lot more serious.

Congress Has Abdicated Its Constitutional Responsibility In The War Against ISIS

Speaker Boehner wants to delay a vote on the ISIS war until January, but any such debate will be meaningless because Congress has already abdicated responsibility.

Battle For Senate Control Tipping Towards The GOP?

Two weeks after it seemed to be tightening, there are signs the battle for control of the Senate may be moving in the GOP’s direction.

Amal Alamuddin Marries Actor

Making the rounds today: “Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor.”

Obama: “They” Underestimated ISIS

Apparently, the buck doesn’t stop in the Oval Office these days.

Hong Kong Rocked With Protests As China Tries To Limit Political Rights

The streets of Hong Kong have been filled with protesters upset over China’s efforts to control the city’s political future.

Americans Support Air Strikes Against ISIS, Oppose Ground Troops

The American public’s support for the President’s war against ISIS has its limits.

OTB Caption Contest

Time the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

No, Pennsylvania Is Not Blaming A Woman For Her Own Rape

Facts are stubborn things.

CIA’s Stealthy Starbucks

WaPo’s Emily Wax-Thibodeaux reports that, “At CIA Starbucks, even the baristas are covert.”

‘Khorasan Group’ is US Creation; It’s Still Dangerous

The Khorasan Group is, functionally, al Qaeda. Or is it?

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Burning Man Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Third-Party Candidates Poised To Play Big Role In Deciding Senate Control

Third-party candidates in several states could end up having a big say in the battle for control of the Senate.

Candidate For Navajo Nation Presidency Under Fire For Not Speaking Navajo Well Enough

Politics, the law, culture, and a very old language collide.

Mind-Blowing Maps

Trending on Twitter this morning is a collection of infographics compiled by Ezra Klein under the heading “22 maps and charts that will surprise you.”

Wikipedia Wants to Eliminate The Federalist! Oh, noes!

When I saw the entry at memeorandum proclaiming that “Wikipedia Is Now Trying To Eliminate The Federalist’s Online Entry,” I was flummoxed.

Yahoo Directory Goes Way of Alta Vista

Danny Sullivan reflects on the end of another era.

Oklahoma Beheading Linked to Islam

A fired Oklahoma worker beheaded a woman and was attacking another when he was shot. Workplace violence? Or terrorism.

Weekly Standard Columnist Ends Up On TSA Watch List For No Rational Reason

The TSA is up to its usual shenanigans.

Law Enforcement Claims New Apple And Google Encryption Policies Will Hurt Investigations

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are pushing back against Apple and Google’s efforts to provide greater privacy to users.. They’re wrong.

Tony Bennett’s Amazing Life

Only one man can say that he has both recorded a jazz album with Lady Gaga and liberated a Nazi death camp.

10 Drinks a Day is a Lot of Drinks!

The Ezra Klein-less Wonkblog makes us feel good about our drinking habits.

Economy Grew At 4.6% In Second Quarter

A strong rebound for the economy from the downturn at the start of the year.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Delay El Al Flight Over Women Passengers

There is apparently such a thing as too Jewish.

The Next Attorney General And Lame Duck Sessions Of Congress

The next Attorney General will likely see their nomination taken up by Senators who will not be in office past December. That’s somewhat disturbing, but it’s become all too common in Washington.

English-Speaking People Don’t Speak Second Languages

Americans have long been lampooned for not speaking a second language. Now our cousins across the Pond are getting it, too.

Social Conservatives Campaign Against Republicans Who Endorsed Same-Sex Marriage

Opponents of marriage equality clearly don’t like the idea of a “big tent” in the GOP on the issue.

The President’s War Is Lacking A Convincing Plan

The Administration’s policy in the President’s war against ISIS has no coherent plan, and that virtually guarantees escalation.

Attorney General Eric Holder To Resign

One of last members of President Obama’s original cabinet is stepping aside.

Mitt Romney 2016? Maybe More Likely Than We’ve Been Thinking

While it still seems unlikely that he’ll run, Mitt Romney does seem to be leaving the door open to a third run at the White House.

ESPN Was Right to Suspend Bill Simmons for Calling Roger Goodell a Liar

The Worldwide Leader has a conflict of interest. But it handled it correctly in this case.

Forest Service Requires Media To Pay Fees To Take Pictures On Government Land

Freedom Of The Press, if you can afford to pay the fee.

Hamid Karzai Blasts United States In Farewell Address

Before leaving office, Hamid Karzai is once again biting that hand that has fed him for the past decade.

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