Thank you, President Obama!


THE HILL

News from The Hill

Federal deficit falls to $483B, a six-year low

By Rebecca Shabad

The federal budget deficit in fiscal 2014 fell to the lowest level since 2008, the Treasury Department announced Wednesday.

For fiscal 2014, which ended September 30, the shortfall was $483 billion, which is 2.1 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). Last year, the deficit was 4.1 percent of GDP.

Read the article here.

“Ebola Racism Reaches a New Low in Texas”


THE DAILY BEAST

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“You don’t love me no more” (Candi Staton)


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THE NATIONAL MEMO

 

Obama Faces Grim Update on Islamic State Airstrikes

Have you heard?


New York Times

‘THE SECRET CASUALTIES OF IRAQ’S CHEMICAL WEAPONS’“From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule. In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs, according to interviews with dozens of participants, Iraqi and American officials, and heavily redacted intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.” ISIS is now believed to control these chemical weapons. [NYT]

“Republican Claims Democratic Congresswoman Will Lose Because She’s ‘Ugly As Sin’


POLITICUS USA

Republican New Hampshire State Rep. Steve Vaillancourt
Republican New Hampshire State Rep. Steve Vaillancourt

“A conservative federal judge rips voter ID laws”


MSNBC

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“WHO: Ebola cases could hit 10,000 a week”


CBS NEWS

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“NASA: Methane hot spot in U.S. is triple the size of previous estimates”


DAILY KOZ

attribution: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Michigan
attribution: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Michigan

“Nurses’ union: Dallas hospital lacked Ebola protocols”


CBS NEWS

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