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She's Still In It

Most election watchers were figuring McConnell was opening up a real lead over Alison Lundergan Grimes. But a fresh poll out this morning (Survey USA) shows her two points ahead. Just one poll obviously and a really tough state. But it's still a race apparently. McConnell could still go down.

From the Bundy Ranch to the Senate?

In each state we have our own senators. But we all have a national interest in the kind of people who get the Senate, whether they have extremist beliefs or are simply dangerous in a general sense. Which brings us to Iowa's Joni Ernst. As we reported exclusively on Friday, Ernst told supporters that she supports allowing your county Sheriff to arrest federal officials who are involved in implementing the Affordable Care Act. This is thinking right off the Bundy Ranch and the militia compounds up in the inland Northwest - preposterous in terms of US law and insane in general terms. And she stands a good chance of joining the US Senate next year. We've had fringers militia types of this variety in the House before. But it's been a very long time since one has slipped into the Senate.

Fail

From the Baton Rouge Advocate ...

Fears of a national Ebola epidemic hit close to home in Baton Rouge on Friday night, when a Police Department precinct on Highland Road evacuated about 30 officers after a man suffering from dementia walked in saying he needed medical attention.

Although there was no evidence that the man suffered from Ebola-like symptoms, miscommunication over his origins led to concerns that he could have contracted the disease in Africa, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman.

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Still Leading the Way on Slavery

Pam Mazanec, a member of the Colorado state Board of Education currently leading the charge against those AP US History standards, apparently thinks that the US is one of the few countries to have abolished slavery.

Yes, we practiced slavery. But we also ended it voluntarily, at great sacrifice, while the practice continues in many countries still today! ... This is part of the argument that America is exceptional.

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