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CBS Press Express:
CBS ANNOUNCES STEPHEN COLBERT AS THE NEXT HOST OF “THE LATE SHOW”  —  The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW …
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Gary Levin / USA Today:
CBS names Colbert as Letterman replacement  —  CBS moved quickly to replace David Letterman after the late-night host announced his retirement last week.  Confirming speculation, Stephen Colbert, of Comedy Central's Colbert Report, will take over the Late Show sometime next year.
Discussion: OnPolitics and The Daily Caller
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
Colbert to Succeed Letterman on ‘Late Show’
Discussion: Liberaland
Lauren Moraski / CBS News:
Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on “Late Show”
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Stephen Colbert Will Replace David Letterman On ‘Late Show’
Discussion: Mashable and Mediaite
Brian Stelter / CNN:   Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as host of “The Late Show”
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
King may switch sides and join the Republicans after midterms  —  Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with the Democrats, will decide after the midterm elections whether to switch sides and join the Republicans.  —  He is leaving open the possibility of aligning himself with the GOP if control of the upper chamber changes hands.
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Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Democrats' revolting equal-pay demagoguery  —  Here's a radical notion: It is simultaneously possible to believe that women are entitled to equal pay and to not support the Paycheck Fairness Act.  —  Not thatx you'd know it from the rhetoric President Obama and fellow Democrat are happily flinging …
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Contemptible John Kerry blames Israel for his own mess  —  John Kerry, our secretary of state, is very angry with Israel.  “Poof,” he said on Tuesday — describing how Israel destroyed his “peace process” the other week.  Just like that.  —  The first thing to say is that if a peace process can go …
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
State Department: No decision on Jonathan Pollard
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Patrick Goodenough / CNSNews:
Kerry: Administration's Foreign Policy Not ‘Spinning Out of Control’
Lucy Mangan / Guardian:
When the French clock off at 6pm, they really mean it  —  A new labour agreement in France means that employees must ignore their bosses' work emails once they are out of the office and relaxing at home - even on their smartphones  —  Just in case you weren't jealous enough of the French already …
Tim Alberta / NationalJournal.com:
House Conservatives Plot to Oust Boehner, Put Scare Into Cantor  —  One plan: Force the speaker to step aside before the new year.  —  Several dozen frustrated House conservatives are scheming to infiltrate the GOP leadership next year—possibly by forcing Speaker John Boehner …
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
More Republicans See Health Care Stance as ‘Very Important’ to Midterm Vote  —  Views of ACA Little Changed Following Enrollment Surge  —  In looking ahead to this fall's elections, Republicans are more likely than Democrats to view a candidate's position on the Affordable Care Act as very important to their vote.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
DNC blames MSNBC for ‘double standard’ over Scarborough keynote  —  The Democratic National Committee's top spokesperson has sent a letter to MSNBC President Phil Griffin accusing the network of a “double standard” after its decision to allow host Joe Scarborough, a Republican …
Interview by Patricia Sellers / Fortune:
The Fortune interview: Rupert Murdoch  —  Defending a newspaper empire amid scandal, splitting a global media conglomerate into two public companies, enduring a high-profile divorce, and struggling to repair frayed relationships with grown children — it's been a trying few years for Rupert Murdoch.
Jamelle Bouie / Slate:
Could America Become Mississippi?  —  The country's demographic trends could lead to racially polarized electorates akin to the Deep South.  —  Does a dramatic change in your social environment make you more conservative, and if so, what kind of change would it take?  —  JAMELLE BOUIE
Discussion: Booman Tribune and BillMoyers.com
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Association for Psychological Science:
Thinking About a Majority-Minority Shift Leads to More Conservative Views
Discussion: The Raw Story and Liberaland
Rachael Bade / Politico:
House panel holds ex-IRS official Lerner in contempt  —  A House panel voted along party lines to hold ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress on Thursday, paving the way for a full House vote as Republicans turn up the heat on the woman at the center of the controversy over tax-exempt tea party groups.
Discussion: The Heritage Foundation and CNN
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Wall Street Journal:
IRS at the Crossroads  —  New evidence that Lois Lerner targeted conservative groups.
Discussion: Fox News, Right Turn and RedState
Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:
Science teacher's suspension spurs petition drive  —  Cortines School's Greg Schiller was removed by L.A. Unified after two students' projects were deemed to resemble weapons.  —  Rogan and Susan Ferguson say district officials confiscated their son Asa's science fair project, “Evolution of a Coil Gun.”
Discussion: KTLA 5 and Diane Ravitch's blog
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Eric Holder strays from planned remarks  —  Attorney General Eric Holder strayed from prepared remarks to slam the way he was “treated” by a House committee the day before, calling it evidence of “ugly and divisive” civil rights challenges facing him and President Barack Obama
Elizabeth Dias / TIME:
Jimmy Carter Talks About Iran, Campus Rape, Jesus Christ and the Paintings of W.  —  Former President Jimmy Carter, a hobbyist painter for more than two decades, counts himself a fan of George W. Bush's art.  “He does very interesting work,” Carter told TIME in an interview by phone on Wednesday.
Discussion: CNN, Politico, Mediaite and Weekly Standard
Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
New Rule Prohibits Voters In Miami-Dade County From Using The Restroom, No Matter How Long The Line  —  South Floridians stand in line during the last day of early voting in Miami, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.  —  CREDIT: AP Photo/Alan Diaz  —  During the 2012 presidential election …
Discussion: Sun-Sentinel
Fernanda Santos / New York Times:
Scathing Report Cites ‘Excessive Force’ by Albuquerque Police  —  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a scathing assessment, the Justice Department said Thursday that the Albuquerque Police Department, whose officers have shot and killed 23 people in the last four years, had engaged in a …
Yahoo! News:
Kerry ‘betrayed and surprised’ by McCain onslaught  —  Secretary of State John Kerry felt “betrayed and surprised” by Republican Sen. John McCain's withering and highly personal criticisms at a congressional hearing, a senior administration official told Yahoo News on Wednesday.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Hot Air
Sen. Mark Pryor / CNN:
New numbers in Arkansas Senate battle  —  (CNN) - Mark Pryor is considered one of the most endangered Democratic senators running for re-election this year, but a new poll has some good news for the two-term Arkansas lawmaker.  —  According to a non-partisan, live operator survey …
Discussion: Talk Business
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Glenn Greenwald Is Coming To America  —  For the first time since his reporting on the National Security Agency's global surveillance programs made Edward Snowden a household name, Glenn Greenwald plans to return to the United States.  —  Greenwald, who lives in Rio de Janeiro …
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Dem senator defends the Koch brothers  —  Sen. Joe Manchin on Thursday strongly defended the Koch brothers from attacks by fellow Democrats, saying the wealthy and politically active businessmen are taxpaying Americans who are creating jobs.  —  “People want jobs.  You don't beat up people.
 
 
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Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
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New York Times:
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Ed O'Keefe / Post Politics:
Angus King suggests he may caucus with GOP if it retakes Senate
Discussion: The Fix and Daily Kos
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Wall Streeters Explain Why They Couldn't Be Fair Jurors At Occupy Trial
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Federal Appeals Court Hears Arguments Over Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Ban
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Retiring the A-10 Early Puts Troops' Lives at Risk
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Why GOP Wins In 2014 Could Mean A Democratic President In 2016
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Black Culture and Progressivism
Discussion: The Other McCain and Althouse
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
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