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1:50 PM ET, October 22, 2014


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Dean Beeby / CBC News:
Parliament Hill attack: 1 gunman dead after soldier shot at National War Memorial  —  Police sources tell CBC there is more than 1 suspect, downtown remains in lockdown … Parliament Hill has come under attack today after a man with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial …
One shooter dead in Canada  —  The Canadian government has informed the United States that one shooter is dead in Ottawa, a senior U.S. official said.  So far, there is “no indication the shooter has ties to violent Islamic extremism,” but it is still extremely early in the investigation, the source said.
Globe and Mail:
Attack on Ottawa: Police in pursuit of multiple shooters  —  OTTAWA AND TORONTO — The Globe and Mail  —  Video: Footage from Globe reporter Josh Wingrove captures gunfire inside Parliament Hill  —  Buildings in Ottawa's downtown core are under lockdown after the crack of gunshots rang through …
Ottawa lockdown after shootings  —  A gunman shot a soldier at a war memorial in Ottawa, then ran into the nearby parliament building where he exchanged gunfire with police.  —  A minister has said the soldier later died.  It is unclear how many gunmen there are but one is believed dead.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and
Anchorage Daily News:
Young rattles Wasilla High students with ‘hurtful’ remark about suicide  —  WASILLA — At a Wasilla High School assembly Tuesday morning, U.S. Rep. Don Young didn't temper his notoriously abrasive personality for his young audience.  —  Numerous witnesses say Young, 81 …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:   GOP Rep. Gives Profane Speech To High Schoolers On Bull Sex And Suicide
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Official autopsy shows Michael Brown had close-range wound to his hand, marijuana in system  —  • By Christine Byers 314-340-8087 and Blythe Bernhard 314-340-8129  —  ST. LOUIS COUNTY  • The official autopsy on Michael Brown shows …
JD Heyman /
Renée Zellweger to PEOPLE: 'I'm Glad Folks Think I Look Different'  —  Renée Zellweger has responded to Internet chatter about her appearance.  In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, the Oscar winner says she looks different because she is healthier and happier than ever - and she's fine with people taking notice.
John Fund / National Review:
James O'Keefe Strikes Again  —  Many liberals are adamant there is no threat of voter fraud that justifies efforts to improve the integrity of elections.  “There is no real concrete evidence of voter fraud,” tweeted Donna Brazile, former acting chair of the Democratic National Committee, this week.
David Remnick / New Yorker:
Postscript: Benjamin C. Bradlee (1921-2014)  —  Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee, the most charismatic and consequential newspaper editor of postwar America, died at the age of ninety-three on Tuesday.  Among his many bequests to the Republic was a catalogue of swaggering anecdotes rich enough to float a week of testimonial dinners.
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
RIP Ben Bradlee
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Robert G. Kaiser / Washington Post:
Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Is Martha Coakley About To Blow Another Major Race In Massachusetts?  —  National Democrats are haunted by memories of Martha Coakley's unforced stumbles and missteps in 2010, which cost them a U.S. Senate seat in one of the country's bluest states.  —  Four laters later …
Discussion: WBUR and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Christie says GOP gubernatorial candidates need to win so they control ‘voting mechanisms’  —  Governor Christie pushed further into the contentious debate over voting rights than ever before, saying Tuesday that Republicans need to win gubernatorial races this year so that they're the ones controlling …
Discussion: Election Law Blog
Tim Alberta / National Journal:
Chris Christie Previews 2016 Campaign: 'It's Time to Start Offending People'
The Huffington Post:
White House Chief Of Staff Negotiating Redaction Of CIA Torture Report  —  WASHINGTON — White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough is personally negotiating how much of the Senate's so-called torture report, a probe into the CIA's post-9/11 detention and interrogation program, will be redacted …
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
Senate Democratic Officials Start Lashing Out at White House
Discussion: Fox News, CNN, Washington Post and BuzzFeed
Erica Werner / Associated Press:
Investigators: Secret Service Use ‘Problematic’
Discussion: Hot Air
Casey Mattox / The Federalist:
California Orders Churches To Fund Abortions—Or Else  —  For the past four years, the Obama administration and its friends on the Left were careful to claim that they still strongly support religious liberty while arguing that Hobby Lobby's Green family, Conestoga Wood Specialties' Hahn family, and others like them must lose.
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
The Palin Brawl Police Tapes - Annotated Edition  —  Amid the crackle and chaos of audio released by the Anchorage Police Department on Tuesday, an unmistakable voice could be heard.  —  “Did you find your necklace?” the woman could be heard saying.  “Track, that is such a God thing.  See?”
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and Raw Story
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Tea Partyers fall in line  —  Tea Partyers have learned to play nice after a cycle of knockdown, drag-out fights with the Republican establishment that have gotten them nowhere.  —  Sensing a GOP majority in the Senate is within reach, conservative groups have put down their bombs …
Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
How Monica Lewinsky Could Complicate Hillary Clinton's Likely 2016 Bid  —  Monica Lewinsky isn't going away.  —  The ex-White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton nearly sank his presidency has emerged from seclusion and is tweeting, writing and delivering speeches.
Discussion: Mediaite
Ben Brumfield / CNN:
Officials: 3 Denver girls played hooky from school and tried to join ISIS  —  (CNN) — The first indication that something was wrong was a phone call from his daughter's Denver area school to let Assad Ibrahim know that she had not come to class.  —  He dialed her cell.  And she answered.
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Joe Dolinsky /
Corbett in Phila. signs ‘Mumia bill’
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The PJ Tatler
Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
Pollster: Most People Are Getting The Critical Latino Vote Wrong In Colorado
Adrienne Cutway / Orlando Sentinel:
Officials want South Florida to break off into its own state
Discussion: ThinkProgress and UPROXX
Geoff Morrell / Politico:
No, BP Didn't Ruin the Gulf
Discussion: New York Magazine and Mediaite
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Dark Money and Our Looming Oligarchy
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Allen /
Candidate For Texas Lt. Gov. Claims God Speaks Through Phil Robertson (Video)
Discussion: Liberaland and FOX News Radio
Elizabeth Warren: I've been treated differently
Discussion: Washington Post
Quinnipiac News + Events:
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New York Times:
Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kay Hagan and Other Candidates Avoid Obama
Discussion: Hot Air and National Review
Adam Ciralsky / Vanity Fair:
Did Israel Avert a Hamas Massacre?
Discussion: Israel Matzav
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
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