EARLYBIRD: HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WEB
CNN's Jake Tapper looks at what people have said that's flat wrong about Ebola.
The war over women arrived in New Hampshire this week -- in the form of a press release.
LZ Granderson says President Obama's critics want to bash him even when facts don't support their claims.
Julian Zelizer says the Massachusetts senator has just been handed a giant political opportunity -- secret tapes on U.S. regulation of Goldman Sachs.
Campus politics aren't always a clear winner for Rand Paul, as he discovered here this week during an appearance at the College of Charleston.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, favored to win re-election and a historic sixth term in November, credits his famous facial hair for his political success.
The Hambycast gets a private tour of the Iowa state house, including its taxidermy, from Gov. Terry Branstad.
The Hambycast hits the Harkin Steak Fry and finds a huge media scrum already surrounding Hillary Clinton.
USA TODAY's weekly video newsmaker series with Susan Page.
USA TODAY follows the latest updates from Washington, D.C., and across the nation.