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Play of the Day: The Midterm Toxicity of President Obama

Everyone's running away from the guy who lives in the White House.

In what comedian Jon Stewart diagnoses as "POTUS-Partum Depression," candidates running for office under the Democratic ticket are distancing themselves from the White House on nearly every issue. And these politicians, including  Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, are up for trying all the oldest tricks in the denial handbook.

Plus: The Obamas attend a parent-teacher conference, the federal government assaults the sacred institution of Halloween jack-o-lanterns, and North Korea bans Ebola.