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9:20 PM ET, October 18, 2010

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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The Conway Rorschach  —  I'm fascinated by the divide among Democrats in reaction to Jack Conway's fusillade over the weekend against Rand Paul.  I first saw the ‘Aqua Buddha’ ad late Saturday afternoon in an email blast from Conway campaign.  And my jaw dropped.
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Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Sympathy For Rand Paul  —  The ugliest, most illiberal political ad of the year may be this one, from Kentucky Democrat Jack Conway:  —  I actually don't doubt the implication of the ad, namely that Rand Paul harbors a private contempt for Christianity.  He's a devotee of Ayn Rand, who is a fundamentally anti-Christian thinker.
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Why The Fuss About Jack Conway?  —  I'm a little taken aback by how taken aback some people are over Jack Conway's hit on Rand Paul:  —  This ad has the virtue—not that common in politics—of being accurate.  It also has the virtue of raising actual policy issues about the consequences of Paul's position on tax reform.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and The New Republic
TPMDC:
The Nastiest Debate Of 2010 In 2:44 (VIDEO)  —  Last night's Kentucky Senate debate was one of the most brutal of the year, hands down.  Though the forum included talk of the health care bill, illegal immigration, the economy and energy legislation, most of the talk was about Republican nominee Rand Paul's days in college.
Jack Brammer / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Paul blasts Conway attack ad
Richard Mauer / Anchorage Daily News:
Miller security guards handcuff editor  —  The editor of the Alaska Dispatch website was arrested by U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller's private security guards Sunday as the editor attempted to interview Miller on camera at the end of a public event in an Anchorage school.
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Steve / What Do I Know?:
Joe Miller: “If East Germany could, we could.”  —  I went to the Joe Miller town hall this afternoon at Central Middle School.  It was an interesting session, about 175 people, and I was impressed with how courteous, for the most part, the audience was with several questions from people who were clearly not Miller supporters.
Jillian Rayfield / TPMDC:
Joe Miller On Securing The Border: ‘If East Germany Could, We Could’ (VIDEO)
Discussion: Daily Kos and Harry's Place
Lpratapas / CNN:
Joe Miller responds on job questions
Discussion: The Politico, POLISING and TPMDC
Alaska Dispatch:
Alaska Dispatch editor detained at Miller event [updated]
Jon Ralston / Las Vegas Sun Blogs:
Angle to Hispanic children: “Some of you look a little more Asian to me”  —  As more of the video surfaces from GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle's meeting last week with Rancho High School's Hispanic kids, the more bizarre it gets.  Elsewhere on this blog, I have posted the video of her claiming …
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The Note:
ABC News Exclusive: Tea Party Candidate in Nevada Senate May Tip the Scales in Reid's Favor  —  ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports:  —  Scott Ashjian calls himself the “Tea Party of Nevada” candidate for U.S. Senate, but he tells ABC News that he would be “at peace” knowing he helped re-elect Harry Reid …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Palin fires up Tea Partiers to launch bus tour
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Sharron Angle says Hispanic students look ‘Asian’
Discussion: msnbc.com and Wonkette
The Daily Caller:
Guy gets revenge on ex-girlfriend on CSPAN2  —  When the audience gathered for a Book TV discussion of Jonah Goldberg's new book, “Proud to be Right,” they got more than your average CSPAN fare.  —  It turns out panelists Todd Seavey and Helen Rittelmeyer, both contributors to Goldberg's collection …
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
URGENT: VFW DISSOLVES PAC BOARD!  —  This, from last week, is just now making it to my in-box.  THIS IS WHAT WAS NEEDED ALL ALONG- Download Memo to council - new ballot Oct 10 … This, after the Ladies Auxilery withdrew all funding support for the PAC (which, I'm told, is a good chunk of it) …
Discussion: Big Peace, Gateway Pundit and Weigel
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Jim Carlton / Washington Wire:
VFW Shuts Off Campaign Arm
Discussion: Hot Air
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
VFW moves to dissolve PAC's board
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Obama to Appear on “Mythbusters”  —  For a president under siege, maybe this could help.  —  In an episode of “Mythbusters” on the Discovery Channel to be shown on Dec. 8, President Obama will help determine whether the Greek scientist Archimedes really set fire to an invading Roman fleet using …
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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
He's Doing What?!  Barack Obama To Appear On Discovery Channel's ‘Mythbusters’
Discussion: PopEater
Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
The Ludicrous Lies of Robert Spencer  —  If you've read anything by Robert Spencer, you already know that he will blatantly lie when cornered.  —  Today he responds to my piece for the Guardian, with a ridiculous article that calls Pamela Geller a defamed freedom fighter.
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Robert / Jihad Watch:
Spencer defends Geller in...The Guardian!
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
GOP Holds Solid Leads in Voter Preferences for Another Week  —  Gallup trends from prior midterm years suggest shifts are still possible  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup's tracking of the generic ballot for Congress finds Republicans leading Democrats by 5 percentage points among registered voters …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama: 15 Senate seats ‘up for grabs’  —  President Obama implored supporters on Monday for donations to help Democrats in the 15 Senate seats he said were “up for grabs” on Nov. 2.  —  The president painted a picture of an expansive map of competitive Senate races in a fundraising e-mail …
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The DSCC:
A Message From Barack Obama
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Dennis Menaced?  —  Is Kucinich in trouble?  —  THE WEEKLY STANDARD has obtained the results of a private poll conducted last night in Ohio-10, the Cleveland-area district held for seven terms by Democrat Dennis Kucinich.  Kucinich has been widely viewed as safe—even though he fell short …
Paul Krugman:
Epitaph For An Administration … Surely this can serve as a generic statement: … Stimulus, bank rescue, China, foreclosure; it applies all along.  At each point there were arguments for not acting; but the cumulative effect has been drift, and a looming catastrophe in the midterms.
Discussion: Dennis the Peasant
Andrew Harmon / Advocate:
Judge Skeptical of Govt. Arguments  —  If a Monday afternoon federal court hearing in Riverside, Calif., was any indication, a recent judicial ruling barring any enforcement of the “don't ask, don't tell” policy will remain in effect unless a higher court intervenes.
CNN:
Former surgeon general calls for marijuana legalization  —  (CNN) — Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders told CNN Sunday she supports legalizing marijuana.  —  The trend-setting state of California is voting next month on a ballot initiative to legalize pot, also known as Proposition 19.
New York Times:
In Climate Denial, Again  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney has to be smiling.  With one exception, none of the Republicans running for the Senate — including the 20 or so with a serious chance of winning — accept the scientific consensus that humans are largely responsible for global warming.
Jackson Diehl / PostPartisan:
How Obama sabotaged Middle East peace talks  —  For 15 years and more, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas conducted peace talks with Israel in the absence of a freeze on Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.  Now, it appears as likely as not that his newborn negotiations …
Discussion: AmSpecBlog and Commentary
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Many Chamber ads attacking House Dems contain debunked falsehoods, distortions  —  UPDATE, 1:57 p.m.: The Chamber has responded to all these fact checks with a detailed rebuttal, which you can read right here.  —  ORIGINAL POST:  —  Last week I noted that the ads that have been bankrolled …
 
 
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