Wed, 29 October 2014
<strong>Greg Dworkin's</strong> morning update partly concerns something called <a href="http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/29/1339896/-Abbreviated-Pundit-Round-up-Politics-science-and-quarantine">"Ebola,"</a> and the importance of a <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/10/state_ebola_quarantines_chris_christie_andrew_cuomo_and_other_american_governors.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_top">"big picture" response</a>, both nationally and <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/29/us-health-ebola-australia-idUSKBN0II0CU20141029">internationally</a>. <a href="http://www.courant.com/politics/capitol-watch/hc-lawmaker-representing-part-of-newtown-criticized-for-comments-on-gun-violence-20141024-story.html">Local Connecticut color</a> on <a href="http://www.thereddingpilot.com/19775/carter-ignites-twitter-with-claim/">gun issues</a> in the election. Breaking news: the election is pretty close. Kaci Hickox <a href="http://www.9news.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/29/ebola-nurse-maine/18105327/">isn't putting up</a> with non-scientific quarantine rules. For the record: Jose Canseco's GunFAIL. How does this kind of thing happen? <strong>Armando</strong> joins us to discuss the <em>NYT</em> piece on lobbying operations <a href="mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/29/us/lobbyists-bearing-gifts-pursue-attorneys-general.html?referrer= ">targeting state Attorneys General</a>. 42 mega-donors provide <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/10/28/top-super-pac-donors-of-the-midterms-steyer-bloomber-singer-mercer/18060219/">nearly a third</a> of all super PAC funds. The much-discussed story of how the ACA has fared in <a href="http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/mississippi-burned-obamacare-112181_full.html?print#.VFDb57u9Kc1">Mississippi</a>. More <a href="http://mtcowgirl.com/2014/10/26/the-worm-turns-in-mailergate-heres-the-latest/">questions</a> about Montana's <a href="http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/california-stanford-dartmouth-voter-mailer-investigation">"Mailergate."</a> Must read: A pre-K teacher <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/rehearsing-for-death-a-pre-k-teacher-on-the-trouble-with-lockdown-drills/2014/10/28/4ab456ea-5eb2-11e4-9f3a-7e28799e0549_story.html">reflects on lockdown drills</a>. White House <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/28/white-house-hacked_n_6065166.html?utm_hp_ref=tw">cyberattacked</a>. The inevitable <a href="http://blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/harry-reid-senate-races-2014-revolt/">speculation</a> about Harry Reid.