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3:30 PM ET, October 31, 2010

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P.J. Salvatore / Big Journalism:
Anchorage CBS Affiliate Caught on Voicemail Conspiring Against Alaska's GOP Senate Candidate  —  The following voice mail message was inadvertently left on the cell phone of Joe Miller campaign spokesperson Randy DeSoto.  —  The voices are believed to be those of the news director …
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Republicans Counting on Write-In Lisa Murkowski Over Joe Miller in Alaska  —  ABC's Jonathan Karl reports: A high-level GOP source tells me that party leaders have essentially given up on Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller and are now banking on a victory by write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
CBS affiliate: Palin, Miller charge ‘absurd’  —  Big Government today posted a snippet of recorded conversation from the newsroom of the Anchorage CBS Affiliate KTVA, which features staff talking and laughing about the prospect of finding a child molester at a Joe Miller ally.
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Sarah Palin Calls Joe Miller A Lost Cause, Quotes Scopes Monkey Trial Attorney
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:   Alaska station says Breitbart Web site audio attack is bogus
Larry O'Connor / Breitbart.tv:
Caught on Tape: Reporters Overheard Plotting Smear Against Joe Miller
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Natalie Travis / KTVA-TV:
Anchorage Joins National “Rally To Restore Sanity”
Discussion: iOwnTheWorld.com
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Jon Stewart Rally Attracts Estimated 215,000  —  An estimated 215,000 people attended a rally organized by Comedy Central talk show hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Saturday in Washington, according to a crowd estimate commissioned by CBS News.  —  The company AirPhotosLive.com based …
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Aaron Worthing / Patterico's Pontifications:
Charles Johnson Shreds the Last of his Credibility Discussing the Stewart Rally  —  [Guest post by Aaron Worthing; send your tips here.]  —  A long time ago, Charles Johnson's Little Green Footballs was one of my daily reads.  He confronted Islamofascism and dishonesty in the media.
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Poll at Stewart rally finds overwhelming Dem majority, but not 2008 enthusiasm
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and ABCNEWS
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
SERVING UP A HOT CUP OF SANITY.... Towards the very end of yesterday's …
Discussion: Mediaite and Examiner
New York Times:
At Rally, Thousands — Billions? — Respond
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
The war recovery?  —  When the midterm election cycle began, the prevailing opinion was that Barack Obama was cleverer and more inspirational than anyone else on the scene.  As it ends, nothing appears to have changed.  —  OH, YES, I know that Democrats have fallen into a peck of trouble and may lose control of Congress.
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CEPR:
David Broder Calls for War With Iran to Boost the Economy  —  This is not a joke (at least not on my part).  David Broder, the longtime columnist and reporter at a formerly respectable newspaper, quite explicitly suggested that fighting a war with Iran could be an effective way to boost the economy.
Matt Duss / ThinkProgress:   Broder: 'As We Accelerate Preparations For War [With Iran] …
Jon Ralston / Las Vegas Sun:
Atmospherics are terrible for Reid, but he will hold on  —  Harry Reid or Sharron Angle is dead, last in an occasional series:  —  It just feels as if Reid is going to lose.  —  Forget the enthusiasm gap — that word is too mild.  There is a passion gap in this race that is palpable.
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Benjamin Spillman / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Poll: Heck takes lead over Titus
Discussion: National Review
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
CNN Poll: Large advantage for GOP as election nears  —  Washington (CNN) -Two days before the midterm elections, a new national poll indicates that Republicans have a 10-point lead over the Democrats in a crucial indicator in the battle for control of Congress.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Always Look On The Bright Side ...  Using as her main piece of evidence the health insurance reform bill, Megan concludes … I will make my call depending on each party's and the president's responses to the Debt Commission proposals.  But the record of the past couple of decades …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Congress is ‘not a lost cause,’ says top Dem  —  (CNN) - History and recent polling suggest Democrats will most likely lose their majority in the House in Tuesday's election.  But according to the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the chamber “is not a lost cause.”
Discussion: iOwnTheWorld.com
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Russell Berman / The Hill:   Van Hollen: Keeping Democratic control of the House Tuesday ‘not a lost cause’
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Can the Dude Abide?  —  Barack Obama became president by brilliantly telling his own story.  To stay president, he will need to show he can understand our story.  —  At first it was exciting that Obama was the sort of brainy, cultivated Democrat who would be at home in a “West Wing” episode.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Russ Feingold's last stand  —  JANESVILLE, Wis. — Russ Feingold has spent 18 years on the fringes of the Senate Democratic Caucus and one very hard year here in his home state running the opposite of this year's standard-issue Democratic campaign.  —  But Feingold appears on the brink …
 
 
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