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‘The President’s Not Relevant’

online.wsj.com — Alaska's Sen. Mark Begich, a vulnerable Democrat seeking re-election in a Republican state, "didn't dodge . . . when asked whether he personally voted for [Barack] Obama in 2008 and 2012," the Washington Examiner's Rebecca Berg reports form Anchorage. " 'I did, but that's irrelevant,' Begich, the Democratic incumbent from Alaska, told the Washington Examiner.

Blame Canada? - WSJ - WSJ

online.wsj.com — "It is always stunning when a country that has brought violence and military force to numerous countries acts shocked and bewildered when someone brings a tiny fraction of that violence back to that country," the leftist writer Glenn Greenwald observed yesterday.

Unidentified Flying Obama

online.wsj.com — According to Gallup's latest three-day rolling average, 41% of Americans approve of the job President Obama is doing, while 54% disapprove. That adds up to 95%, which raises the question: Who are the other 5%? Some of them, it seems, are Democratic officeholders seeking re-election.

Keepin’ It Real - WSJ - WSJ

online.wsj.com — Barack Obama is at it again. In an interview on "Keepin' It Real," Al Sharpton's radio show, Obama "defended his support for candidates in top races who haven't welcomed Obama to campaign with them," as the Washington Post's Aaron Blake puts it.

The Ebola Panic Panic

online.wsj.com — As if Ebola weren't bad enough, "psychologists are increasingly concerned about another kind of contagion, whose symptoms range from heightened anxiety to avoidance of public places to full-blown hysteria," the New York Times reports. There's a third problem as well. Anxiety over anxiety over Ebola is growing, and in some quarters it has developed into an honest-to-God Ebola panic panic.

The Carney Paradox

online.wsj.com — CNN has been canceling programs and cutting payroll left and right. We just hope the network keeps Jay Carney around. The former White House press secretary, who joined CNN last month as an on-air analyst, has managed to provide us with some cerebral entertainment-and we didn't even have to watch CNN.

No Justice, No Problem

online.wsj.com — Leave it to Ezra Klein to strike a contrarian pose while toeing the politically correct line. Here's the headline of the Vox.com editor's much-discussed article the other day: " 'Yes Means Yes' Is a Terrible Law, and I Completely Support It."

‘Coalition’ of the Unwilling

online.wsj.com — In March 2003, as America was undertaking a war in Iraq and John Kerry* was preparing a presidential campaign, Kerry gave a speech in which he disparaged U.S. allies as "a coalition of the coerced and the bribed."

Best of the Web Today: The Wheel Thing - WSJ - WSJ

online.wsj.com — The Washington Post calls it "one of the nastiest campaign ads you will ever see." (Hope springs eternal.) It's for Wendy Davis, the state senator who is the Democratic nominee for governor of Texas and is heavily disfavored for an office her party hasn't won since 1990.

Democratics Anonymous

online.wsj.com — The front-page story in Wednesday's New York Times hardly qualified as news: "In This Election, Obama's Party Benches Him." Reporter Jonathan Martin described the president as "an isolated political figure who is viewed as a liability to Democrats in the very states where voters by the thousands had once stood to cheer him."
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Oct 25, 2014

RT @johndurant: Admit it, this sounds funny: "I have been quarantined in New Jersey. This is not a situation I would wish on anyone" dallasnews.com/ebola/headline…

Oct 24, 2014

"Never thought id say this but I hope whoever was on those lanes had a lot of open frames." dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2…

Oct 24, 2014

Public officials have to lie so we can trust them when they say there's nothing to worry about. #liberallogic newrepublic.com/article/119978…

Oct 23, 2014

Attn @GlennKesslerWP MT @Jinxy1984 Earnest described the Hawthorne effect, not Heisenberg principle with respect to observed behavio

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