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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
O'Donnell Calls Coons a Marxist During Debate  —  Democratic candidate Chris Coons, left, and Republican candidate Christine O'Donnell wait for the start of a televised Delaware Senate debate at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del.  —  Christine O'Donnell, the Republican Delaware Senate candidate …
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James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Why Christine O'Donnell Could Be More Dangerous Than Sarah Palin  —  Because she has the idiot bravado of the talk show regular.  —  I write this 2/3rds of the way into her “debate” with Chris Coons in Newark, Delaware.  Sarah Palin was wounded by Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson …
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Christine O'Donnell says GOP has left her
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Christine O'Donnell-Chris Coons debate: Full transcript
Discussion: RedState
Paul / Power Line:   The wrong bogeyman  —  Here's a sidebar to the debate tonight …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Since Dick Cheney shot him, Harry Whittington's aim has been to move on  —  AUSTIN — Nearly five years on, Harry Whittington still speaks with a slight flutter in his voice — a “warble,” he calls it, inadvertently choosing a bird metaphor.  His easy East Texas drawl changed forever …
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner a rubber stamp for Pelosi?  —  It's an attack ad that writes itself: The House Republican leader, Rep. John Boehner (Ohio), votes with liberal Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a majority of the time.  —  The statistic seems impossible to believe, given the ferocity …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
POLL: Voters more likely to see Dems as dominated by extremists  —  Likely voters in battleground districts see extremists as having a more dominant influence over the Democratic Party than they do over the GOP.  —  This result comes from The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll …
The Huffington Post:
Pelosi To Progressives, Pundits: Don't Blame Us For Senate's Shortcomings  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged progressives and pundits alike not punish House Democrats in the 2010 elections for the lethargy and shortcomings of the Senate.
New York Times:
Bankers Ignored Signs of Trouble on Foreclosures  —  At JPMorgan Chase & Company, they were derided as “Burger King kids” — walk-in hires who were so inexperienced they barely knew what a mortgage was.  —  At Citigroup and GMAC, dotting the i's and crossing the t's on home foreclosures …
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Suzanne Kapner / Financial Times:
Wells adds to crisis over home seizures  —  The US mortgage foreclosure crisis deepened as it emerged that Wells Fargo may have used practices that prompted rivals to halt home repossessions, and JPMorgan Chase said banks might be fined over the issue.  —  Bank of America …
New York Times:
For Reid, No Shaking Tea Party Challenger  —  LAS VEGAS — Senator Harry Reid of Nevada first thought he could scrape his way to re-election by invoking his power as majority leader and reminding voters what that means for his home state.  When that didn't seem to work …
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Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Entering tonight's debate, poll shows Angle ahead of Reid  —  Gap remains within margin of error in battle for Senate seat  —  For the first time since Sharron Angle won the GOP primary, she's edging out U.S. Sen. Harry Reid in a new poll for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and 8NewsNow highlighting …
Elizabeth A. Harris / New York Times:
Rabbi Breaks With Paladino Over Apology  —  Well, that didn't last long.  —  The alliance between the Republican Carl P. Paladino and an Orthodox rabbi from Brooklyn has fallen apart, with the rabbi denouncing Mr. Paladino on Wednesday for his apology over remarks he had made about homosexuality on Sunday.
Quinnipiac University:
Blumenthal Opens Up Double-Digit Lead In Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Connecticut Poll Finds; Independent Voters Shift Back To Democrat  —  Reversing a months-long decline in his lead in the Connecticut U.S. Senate race, Democratic State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has opened up a 54 …
Fox News:
Obama: Republicans Will Have to Learn to Get Along With Me  —  President Obama reveals in a magazine article that he is weighing what to do if Republicans win the House majority next month, and has come up with a novel approach: Make the GOP work with him.  —  In a seeming twist …
Scott Wong / The Politico:
Chris Matthews: Tea party miners would have killed each other  —  If the trapped Chilean miners had subscribed to the tea party's “every-man-for-himself” philosophy, “they would have been killing each other after about two days,” MSNBC host Chris Matthews said on his “Hardball” show Wednesday night.
Discussion: New York Times and Althouse
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Geoffrey Dickens / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Matthews: Chilean Miners Would Be Dead if They Followed Tea Party's …
Michael / Petrelis Files:
WH's Jarrett: Dead Gay Bully Victim  —  Made ‘Lifestyle Choice’  —  The last time I heard anyone use the obnoxious phrase “lifestyle choice” to describe a gay person's sexual orientation was during the Bill Clinton presidency when the gays were accused of wanting “special rights.”
Front Page Magazine:
Wilders' Trial: Win One, Lose One  —  Posted by Robert Spencer on Oct 14th, 2010 and filed under FrontPage.  You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0.  You can skip to the end and leave a response.  Pinging is currently not allowed.  —  Robert Spencer is a scholar …
Discussion: Liberty Pundits Blog
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Rove, Chamber ads widely debunked as false or misleading  —  Here's something important that's getting lost in the firefight over the money funding the ads by the U.S. Chamber and Karl Rove's groups: Many of the ads themselves have been debunked by independent fact checkers as false, grossly misleading, or marred with distortions.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Awesome: White House attacks on Rove's group lead to massive influx of donations
Pat Sajak / National Review:
Public Employees and Elections: A Conflict of Interest?  —  None of my family and friends is allowed to appear on Wheel of Fortune.  Same goes for my kids' teachers or the guys who rotate my tires.  If there's not a real conflict of interest, there is, at least, the appearance of one.
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Jillian Rayfield / TPM LiveWire:
Pat Sajak: Should Public Employees Always Be Allowed To Vote?
Adam Zielinski / WLS-AM 890:
Military ballots may not count in Illinois  —  CHICAGO (WLS) - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the state of Illinois missed the deadline for mailing absentee ballots to members of the military and other overseas American voters as part of a new federal overseas voting law.
NY Daily News:
Mystery shiny objects floating over Manhattan spark UFO frenzy  —  A mysterious shiny object floating high over Manhattan's West Side set off a flurry of reports and wild speculation Wednesday that a UFO was flying over the city.  —  Police and the FAA said they began getting flooded …
Nick Baumann / MoJo Articles:
Tea Party Frontrunner: Abolish Public Schools  —  In California, GOP congressional candidate David Harmer wants to eliminate public education.  But you won't hear him touting his extreme views on the campaign trail.  —  Post Comment  —  It's fairly common for conservative political candidates …
Chuck Norris / Townhall.com:
Chuck Norris 8 Steps To Rebuild America's Economy (Part 2)  —  Editors' note: this is part two of Chuck Norris' column.  For Part 1, click here.  —  When Barack Obama was elected president, he made claims that he would “go through our federal budget — page by page, line by line — eliminating those programs we don't need.”
Discussion: Whiskey Fire and Firedoglake
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Another Dem lawmaker backs off supporting Pelosi, wants Blue Dog for speaker  —  Another Democrat backed off supporting Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for speaker, saying he'd prefer to see a member of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition in the speaker's seat.  —  Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.) …
Courtney Schlisserman / Bloomberg:
Initial Jobless Claims in U.S. Rose 13,000 Last Week to 462,000  —  The number of Americans filing first-time applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week, indicating the U.S. job market is struggling to mend.  —  Jobless claims rose by 13,000 to 462,000 in the week ended Oct. 9 …
Sam Ritchie / Blog of Rights:
ICE Deports Non-Spanish Speaking American Citizen to Mexico  —  How does a U.S. citizen who has never been to Mexico, speaks no Spanish and shares no Mexican heritage end up being deported there, spending the next four months living on the streets and in the shelters and prisons of Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala?
 
 
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Few signs at tea party rally expressed racially charged anti-Obama themes
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Top GOP-ers plan to draft Haley Barbour to run for RNC chair instead …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Democratic Polling Improves in Key Senate Races, Lengthening G.O.P. Takeover Odds
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Jerry Brown Flashback: Solution to the Immigration Problem is to …
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An End to Israel's Invisibility
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James Hamilton / Econbrowser:
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