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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., speaks alongside Rob Astorino, New York republican gubernatorial candidate, during a news conference to discuss New York Gov. Andrew Coumo's response to questions about the states preparations against the Ebola virus at Grand Central Station, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Gov. Jindal orders Louisiana to develop Ebola plans

- The Washington Times

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered state officials Monday to come up with rules governing how some state residents can travel to Ebola-stricken countries, stepping in to fill what he said was a gap left by President Obama’s failure to act.

DUBAY: How to make a promising tax reform even better

Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Marco Rubio of Florida recently laid out their vision of tax reform. They are right to push for reform. Our burdensome tax code is one of the major obstacles holding the economy back from reaching its potential. In the process, it is denying countless American families the opportunities they deserve.

In this Oct. 1, 2014 photo, placards advocating a position to keep casino gambling in Massachusetts rest against a wall in the entrance to the Plainridge Racecourse harness racing track in Plainville, Mass. The Plainridge Park Casino is under construction adjacent to the harness racing track in Plainville. Voters will decide in the Nov. 4 election whether to repeal a 2011 law that opened the door for casinos in the state. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Pew Research poll finds motivated conservatives twice as likely as liberals to vote on Nov. 4

- The Washington Times

Conservatives are twice as likely as their liberal counterparts to go to the polls Nov. 4. No really. “Although overall turnout among the public is likely to be around 40 percent, 73 percent of those who hold consistently conservative attitudes are likely to vote in the midterm, as are 52 percent of those with mostly conservative views,” reports the Americans Trends Panel, a substantial new gauge of the upcoming midterm election by the indefatigable Pew Research Center.

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Parade of immigrant children in Philadelphia court

- Associated Press

Seated at the defense table in U.S. Immigration Court in Philadelphia, the 10-year-old looked down at his feet, which barely reached the floor. Coal-eyed, he resembled a Latino Dennis the Menace, with a "fauxhawk" instead of a cowlick and clad in a shirt that read:

Property fight goes on, even after Revel's closing

- Associated Press

A New Jersey man battling the state to save his family home in the shadow of the closed Revel Casino Hotel may soon get a resolution to his eminent domain fight.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign rally for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown at Wise High School, on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Upper Marlboro, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama: No rush to end affirmative action

- The Washington Times

In a new interview, President Obama said courts should allow affirmative action for the foreseeable future, but he believes he can do more for the cause of racial justice with policies to help black students obtain high school diplomas.

Effort to recall Fremont mayor, councilman stalled

Associated Press

A Fremont man has dropped his efforts to recall Fremont's mayor and a council member over their roles in a failed effort to repeal the ordinance that bars property owners from renting homes to immigrants living in the country illegally.

Most congressional incumbents appear safe in Tenn.

- Associated Press

After defeating his Republican primary opponent by a mere 38 votes, scandal-ridden U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais appears to be only one of Tennessee's nine incumbent House members to face a serious challenge in the general election.

Clinton: Midterm elections should motivate women

Associated Press

Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress.

In this Sept. 10, 2014 photo, Jorge Elorza, Democratic candidate for mayor of Providence, R.I., greets supporters in Providence. Republican candidate Dan Harrop, who acknowledges he's not going to win, has donated $1,000 to Elorza's campaign in a three-way race against former Mayor Buddy Cianci, an independent, in the Nov. 4 election. Cianci was twice driven from office due to felony convictions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

In Cianci race, GOP opponent donates to Democrat

- Associated Press

The three-way race for mayor of Providence features twice-convicted felon and ex-Mayor Buddy Cianci making a comeback bid for a seventh term as an independent.