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2:20 PM ET, October 16, 2009

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Michelle Malkin:
An ACORN-Friendly, Big Labor-Backing, Tax-and-Spend Radical in GOP Clothing  —  Yes, it's time for the upside-down elephant.  The Stupid Party is at it again.  The subject of today's column: An abomination in the NY23 special congressional race to replace former GOP Rep. John McHugh …
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Naftali Bendavid / Wall Street Journal:
Tea-Party Activists Complicate Republican Comeback Strategy  —  PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — The rise of conservative “tea party” activists around the country has created a dilemma for Republicans.  They are breathing life into the party's quest to regain power.  But they're also waging war …
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Shouldn't the Republican Establishment Help a Republican Win a Congressional Seat?  —  A new poll in the November 3 special election for the congressional seat, NY-23, vacated by Army Secretary John McHugh, confirms what knowledgeable observers have suspected for a while …
Discussion: American Power and Erick's blog
Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
Today Newt Gingrich Takes Himself Out of the 2012 Running  —  Conservatives have been a little concerned behind the scenes about 2012.  There are many stars on the right wanting to run, but many of them were going to be overshadowed by Newt Gingrich.  —  He has, deservedly or not …
Discussion: Townhall.com and Salon
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Scozzafava to Switch Parties?
Discussion: Erick's blog
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
A Hatchet Job So Bad It's Good  —  In the past, the insurance industry's power has been a major barrier to health-care reform.  Most notably, the industry paid for the infamous “Harry and Louise” ads that helped kill the Clinton plan.  But times have changed.
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Compromise is a Two-Way Street  —  Al From has one of these op-eds where you urge liberals to drop hopes for a public option in the interests of being pragmatic and passing health reform.  I sort of agree with this—reform is worth doing even without a public option.
Discussion: TalkLeft and MoJo Blog Posts
Al From / Wall Street Journal:
Democrats Don't Need the Public Option  —  Transformational reforms have always passed with bipartisan majorities.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Now that the Senate Finance Committee has voted for a health-care bill that does not include a government-run plan, it would be a mistake …
Fox News:
House Panel Paves Way for ‘Nuclear Option’ in Health Care Reform Bill
Meghan McCain / Blogs and Stories:
Don't Call Me a Slut  —  Blogs and Stories  —  Hours after The Daily Beast's Meghan McCain posted a self-portrait on Twitter it made national news and she was a pariah.  But she says it's the media who are the real boobs.  —  On Wednesday I posted a hastily-taken self-portrait on Twitter …
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
John Edwards, Sarah Palin Both See Favorable Ratings Slide  —  Edwards' popularity down 27 points since January 2008  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Former presidential and vice presidential candidate John Edwards, embroiled in personal scandal, is rated favorably by 21% of Americans and unfavorably by 59%.
The Politico:
Exclusive: How Dems set stage for corporate-backed health care campaign  —  At a meeting last April with corporate lobbyists, aides to President Barack Obama and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) helped set in motion a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign, primarily financed by industry groups …
Marc Caputo / Naked Politics:
Charlie Crist supporters worried  —  The most persistent rumor this week: Gov. Charlie Crist 44 percent Marco Rubio 30 percent in the race for U.S. Senate.  The poll allegedly is the Florida Chamber of Commerce's, but president Mark Wilson isn't calling us back.  —  Is it true?  We have no idea.
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The Buzz:
Charlie Crist supporters alarmed with Rubio
Discussion: Salon
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
No Nobel Results From Obama Foreign Policy  —  About the only thing more comical than Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize was the reaction of those who deemed the award “premature,” as if the brilliance of Obama's foreign policy is so self-evident and its success so assured that if only the Norway Five …
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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Reality Moment  —  That which can't continue doesn't.  A nation can spend and spend, pile debt upon debt, but eventually there comes a reality moment when some leader emerges to say enough is enough and when decent people, looking around at themselves and their own best nature, respond by demanding a return to responsibility.
New York Times:
Poll Finds Little Faith in New Jersey's Candidates  —  In New Jersey, one of only two states with governor's races this year, voters are gloomy about the future, upset about their own circumstances and deeply unsettled by the economy.  —  Still, they remain broadly supportive of President Obama …
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Mickey Kaus / Kausfiles:
It's All Going According to Plan!  —  Peter Beinart thinks Obama's on track to success.  Actually, Beinart understates the favorability of the circumstances.  If, like me, you assume that the most desirable and popular part of Obama's agenda is health care reform, while the rest of it is studded …
CNN:
Michigan Dem responds to GOP charges about Muslim interns  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers is blasting charges by a group of Republican lawmakers that a Muslim activist group has planted interns on Capitol Hill in an effort to alter national security legislation.
Discussion: Think Progress
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
“Grab A Mop”  —  “What I reject is when some folks say we should go back to the past policies when it was those very same policies that got us into this mess in the first place.  Another way of putting it is when, you know, I'm busy and Nancy is busy with our mop cleaning up somebody else's mess —
Lori Montgomery / Capitol Briefing:
CBO Estimates House Health Bill at $905B or Less  —  Congressional budget analysts have given House leaders cost estimates for two competing versions of their plan to overhaul the health-care system, concluding that one comes within striking distance of the $900 billion limit set by President Obama and the other falls below it.
The Lede:
Interview Sets Off Skeptics of Balloon Drama  —  Falcon Heene, fearful of being punished for messing around with his father's balloon, had been hiding out above the garage at the family's home in Fort Collins, Colo., his parents said.  —  But on Thursday evening, after Falcon and his family appeared on CNN …
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
At State, as in the Senate, she often talks softly—but that doesn't mean she doesn't carry a big stick.  —  Hillary Clinton was on the trot again this week, with an itinerary that took her from Zurich to London to Dublin to Belfast to Moscow and a nonstop schedule of diplomatizing on topics ranging …
John / The City Square:
A Tea Party greets Obama in San Francisco  —  Even in San Francisco, Pres. Obama cannot escape protesters.  He held a fundraiser at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco tonight (Thursday) and a crowd turned out across the street on Union Square to let him know what they thought …
DealBook:
Hedge Fund Executive Is Charged With Insider Trading  —  Federal prosecutors for the Southern District of New York accused Raj Rajaratnam, 51, with illegally obtaining and trading on information on these companies, which also included Polycom, Hilton Hotels, Google and People Support.
Nicholas Graham / The Huffington Post:
Glenn Beck Cries AGAIN On Air, Pining For A Simpler Time In America (VIDEO)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Glenn Beck was in the middle of pining for a ‘simpler time’ in America when he decided the best way to illustrate this idea was to show two advertisements from said 'simpler …
Discussion: Townhall.com and Politics Daily
Lee Fang / Think Progress:
Patient Denied Care For Her Brain Tumor Says Insurers Want You To ‘Die Now, So We Can Save Money Later’  —  Yesterday, Dawn Smith — who has a brain tumor her insurer has refused to help treat — traveled from her home in Atlanta, Georgia to request a meeting with H. Edward Hanway, CEO of the health insurance giant CIGNA.
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
The Army says it exceeded its 2009 recruiting goals.  But the numbers are very fishy.  —  The Pentagon boasted this week that the U.S. armed forces have exceeded their recruitment goals for this year.  Some officials attributed the success to high unemployment in the civilian job market, others to a spurt in civic-mindedness.
 
 
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DSCC beats GOP for third consecutive fundraising quarter
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Michael Brick / New York Times:
At A&M, a Dance of Decorum for Obama Visit
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
CNN:
Clinton criticizes Bush handling of Afghan conflict
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Reid Wilson / The Hill:
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