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1:20 PM ET, October 31, 2009

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Jude Seymour / Watertown Daily Times:
SCOZZAFAVA SUSPENDS 23RD CAMPAIGN  —  SIENA POLL SUGGESTS REPUBLICAN CAN'T WIN  —  Dede Scozzafava, the Republican and Independence parties candidate, announced Saturday that she is suspending her campaign for the 23rd Congressional District and releasing all her supporters.
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Breaking: Scozzafava quits after Siena poll; Update: Hoffman campaign asking for endorsement?  —  Stacy McCain reports today that Dede Scozzafava has quit the special election in New York after an independent pollster found her badly trailing both Douglas Hoffman and Democrat Bob Owens.
Josh Kraushaar / Scorecard's Blog:
BREAKING: Scozzafava suspends NY 23 campaign  —  Republican Dede Scozzafava has suspended her bid in next Tuesday's NY 23 special election, a huge development that dramatically shakes up the race.  She did not endorse either of her two opponents — Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman or Democrat Bill Owens.
Michelle Malkin:
Radical leftist GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava quits  —  Finally: The spoiler exits the race.  —  Stacy McCain has the scoop: … Hey, GOP elites: Can you hear conservatives NOW?!  —  Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has the latest Siena Poll that doomed Scozzafava and adds:
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
NY23: SCOZZAFAVA QUITS!  UPDATE: New poll shows Hoffman in dead heat with Democrat Owens  —  Just confirmed that Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava has quit the race.  Speaking to supporters, Scozzafava broke down in tears.  —  UPDATE: Scozzafava, the hand-picked choice of the New York state GOP …
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Dede Drops Out!  —  Just four days before the election, Republican nominee DeDe Scozzafava abandoned her campaign for the congressional seat in New York's 23rd Congressional district.  Why?  “It was time to do the right thing, which is to release the Republican County chairs …
Paul Volpe / The Fix:
Scozzafava drops out of NY-23 special election  —  The decision by Republican Dede Scozzafava to suspend her campaign makes it a two way race between Democrat Bill Owens (left) and Conservative Doug Hoffman (middle).AP photos  —  State Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, the Republican candidate …
Charles Mahtesian / The Politico:
Scozzafava bows out of NY-23 race  —  Republican Dede Scozzafava announced Saturday that she is suspending her campaign in the Nov. 3 House special election in New York, a dramatic development that increases the GOP's chances of winning the contentious and closely-watched race.
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Scozzafava Drops Out of Congressional Race  —  As a new Siena Poll released this morning showed Democrat Bill Owens (36 percent) and conservative Doug Hoffman (35 percent) neck and neck—and liberal Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava at 20 percent—Scozzafava withdrew from the race.
Elizabeth Benjamin / The Daily Politics:
Siena: Owens And Hoffman Deadlocked
David Weigel / The Washington Independent:
NY-23: GOP Candidate Drops Out
Discussion: Minnesota Independent
Jude Seymour / Watertown Daily Times:
SCOZZAFAVA SUSPENDS CAMPAIGN
Discussion: msnbc.com and The Hill
Karl Vick / Capitol Briefing:
New Poll Shows a Dead Heat in N.Y.'s 23rd District Between Democrat, Conservative
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
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Bill Dedman / msnbc.com:
Obama names 110 White House visitors  —  Most guests still hidden; list includes Bill Gates, Oprah, Newt Gingrich  —  The White House on Friday released a small list of visitors to the White House since President Barack Obama took office in January, including lobbyists, business executives, activists and celebrities.
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Jesse Lee / The White House:
The White House Blog
Stephen Spruiell / The Corner on National Review Online:
A Tip On Using the White House Visitor Logs, Just Posted — By: Stephen Spruiell
Discussion: TPMDC
Norm Eisen / The White House:
Visitor Records  —  As part of President Obama's commitment …
Jazz Shaw / The Moderate Voice:
So Much for Tort Reform  —  As we dig deeper into the behemoth House health care bill, the blatant honesty of Howard Dean shines through the extensive document.  You may recall when the former DNC chair said, “the reason why tort reform is not in the bill is because the people who wrote …
Discussion: Hot Air and RedState
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Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:   A Gift for the Lawyers  —  A friend points out a little nugget …
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Michelle Bachman on Pelosi Health Care Bill: “This Is the Crown Jewel …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Power Line
Capitol Confidential / Big Government:
Pelosi Health Care Bill Blows a Kiss to Trial Lawyers
Washington Post:
Obama seeking options on troops levels in Afghanistan  —  President looks to send fewer additional troops  —  President Obama has asked the Pentagon's top generals to provide him with more options for troop levels in Afghanistan, two U.S. officials said late Friday, with one adding …
Political Punch:
$160,000 Per Stimulus Job?  White House Calls That ‘Calculator Abuse’  —  Posting its results late this afternoon at Recovery.gov, the White House claimed 640,329 jobs have been created or saved because of the $159 billion in stimulus funds allocated as of Sept. 30.
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Political Punch:
Obama Administration Invokes State Secrets Privilege...Again
Discussion: Power Line
Eamon Javers / The Politico:
Saved or created? W.H. can't tell
Linda Rogers / L.A. NOW:
Gavin Newsom quits race for California governor  —  San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who has been seen as a leading contender to be the next governor of California, announced today that he is quitting the race.  —  Newsom is withdrawing from the Democratic primary amid lackluster poll numbers and meager fund-raising receipts.
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Los Angeles Times:
Gavin Newsom drops out of California governor's race
Discussion: Neptunus Lex
Nick Baumann / MoJo Blog Posts: mojo:
22 Things Dick Cheney Can't Recall About the Plame Case  —  Notes from former Vice President Dick Cheney's interview with the FBI about the leak of Valerie Plame Wilson's covert CIA identity were finally released on Friday afternoon after a lengthy legal battle.
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Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
ACORN video creates new conservative star  —  Breitbart wins following Web sites provide outlet to the right  —  Andrew Breitbart blew into Washington recently for what amounted to a victory lap.  —  The Internet entrepreneur spent last week soaking up accolades from conservatives …
 
 
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