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2:35 PM ET, October 3, 2010

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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Here's Your Enthusiasm Gap: One Nation Rally Draws More Attendees Than Beck's “Whitestock”  —  Enthusiasm gap, schmenthusiasm gap.  Without the benefit of months and months of advertising and promotion on Fox News Channel (in fact, I'm only aware of Ed Schultz on MSNBC doing any kind of TV promotion) …
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Directorblue / Doug Ross:
15 Photos From the #OneNation Rally You'll Never See In Legacy Media  —  The SEIU arrives, courtesy of your tax dollars, one would presume.  —  Child abuse.  Apparently Mom never learned about the Soviet Union.  Or Cuba.  Or Zimbabwe.  Or North Korea.  —  Note the guy in the American …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
At ‘One Nation’ rally, a unionized show of unity  —  Organizers of Saturday's “One Nation Working Together” rally at the Lincoln Memorial are proud of their diversity.  Before the event, they predicted it would be the “most diverse march in history.”  It turned out they were right.
Discussion: protein wisdom
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
‘One Nation Working Together’ Rally Claims Bigger Numbers Than ‘Restoring Honor’
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Third Party Rising  —  A friend in the U.S. military sent me an e-mail last week with a quote from the historian Lewis Mumford's book, “The Condition of Man,” about the development of civilization.  Mumford was describing Rome's decline: “Everyone aimed at security: no one accepted responsibility.
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
FRIEDMAN'S THIRD-PARTY MESS.... Thomas Friedman joins a long list of centrist media figures to call for a third party to offer a sensible alternative to Democrats and Republicans.  To put it charitably, the column is wildly unpersuasive.  —  The general pitch is common, but lazy …
Travel.State.Gov:
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE  —  Europe  —  The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the potential for terrorist attacks in Europe.  Current information suggests that al-Qa'ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks.  European governments have taken action to guard …
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Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Midterms outlook: Purely partisan  —  Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) sparred Sunday over how well their respective parties will do on Nov. 2.  —  Cornyn, who once predicted a tsunami that would wipe out Democratic majorities in Congress, seemed less confident that Republicans would run the table.
Discussion: CNN
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Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Cornyn: ‘Significant’ wins ahead; Menendez: No GOP Senate ahead
Discussion: CNN and The Hill
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Sanders: GOPs ‘do not want Americans to succeed’; Obama should steer left  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Sunday that Republicans “do not want Americans to succeed” in laying out his case for energizing the liberal base to go to the polls in November.  —  Sanders, a self-proclaimed …
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David S Morgan / CBS News:
Sanders: GOP Doesn't Want America to Succeed  —  Says Republicans Choose Regaining Power Over Initiatives to Help Economy; Richardson: Dems Must Fight Tea Party Rhetoric  —  (CBS) A progressive Senator accused the Republican Party of putting their drive for power ahead of the public interest …
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The Very Useful Idiocy of Christine O'Donnell  —  ALL it took was some 30,000 Republican primary voters in a tiny state to turn Christine O'Donnell into the brightest all-American media meteor since Balloon Boy.  For embattled liberals, not to mention the axis of Comedy Central …
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Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Washington Examiner:
Tea Party dominance was inevitable — and I told you so  —  I told you so.  —  On April 15, 2009, as the first nationwide wave of Tea Party protests broke out, I wrote: “What's most striking about the tea-party movement is that most of the organizers haven't ever organized, or even participated, in a protest rally before.
Discussion: Riehl World View, sisu and Don Surber
Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Rev. Franklin Graham: Islam ‘evil’  —  Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of Rev. Billy Graham, called Islam “wicked” and “evil” on Sunday during a televised town hall-style discussion about American's feelings about the religion.  —  “They want to build as many mosques and cultural centers …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and NewsBusters.org
Juliet Williams / ABCNEWS:
GOP's Whitman Blames Opponent for Housekeeper Flap  —  GOP's Whitman blames opponent for controversy over former housekeeper's immigration status  —  GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman accused Democratic rival Jerry Brown on Saturday of orchestrating a scandal over her former illegal …
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Los Angeles Times:
Brown, Whitman heatedly debate illegal immigration
Ali Akbar Dareini / Associated Press:
Ahmadinejad calls for US leaders to be ‘buried’  —  TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's president Sunday called for U.S. leaders to be “buried” in response to what he says are American threats of military attack against Tehran's nuclear program.  —  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is known for brash rhetoric in addressing the West …
 
 
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Glenn Beck is obsessed with Hitler and Woodrow Wilson.  (I'm just saying.)
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Kathleen Hennessey / Los Angeles Times:
Democrats playing on opponents' words
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Breitbart disowns O'Keefe, demands apology for failed ‘love boat’ prank
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Daley: Obama's endorsement may not tip mayor's race
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JEREMY JENNINGS  —  When Mao Tse-Tung launched the Cultural Revolution …
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