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WTAE-TV:
Woman Attacked At ATM, Assailant Carves Letter Into Her Face  —  Woman Robbed, Attacked With Knife At Bloomfield ATM  —  PITTSBURGH — A 20-year-old woman who was robbed at an ATM in Bloomfield was also maimed by her attacker, police said.  —  Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
McCain supporter maimed for her politics by robber; Update: Photo; Update: College Republicans on the record; Update: Police want a polygraph  —  A 20-year-old woman got robbed at an ATM in a Pittsburgh suburb, and normally that would not make national news.  However, her robber wanted to make a political statement as well.
TMZ.com:
“Politically Motivated” Mutilation - Real or Hoax?
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Jill King Greenwood / PittsburghLIVE.com:
McCain worker says man scratched ‘B’ into her face
Discussion: KDKA-TV and Jesus' General
The Politico:
Blame game: GOP forms circular firing squad  —  With despair rising even among many of John McCain's own advisors, influential Republicans inside and outside his campaign are engaged in an intense round of blame-casting and rear-covering—much of it virtually conceding that an Election Day rout is likely.
CNN:
Former Bush aide voting for Obama  —  (CNN) — Scott McClellan, the former White House press secretary who sharply criticized President Bush in his memoir last spring, told CNN Thursday he's voting for Barack Obama.  —  “From the very beginning I have said I am going to support the candidate …
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Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
Last Words: McClellan Endorses Obama
The Trail / Washington Post:
McClellan Endorses Obama
Discussion: TalkLeft
New York Times:
Barack Obama for President  —  Hyperbole is the currency of presidential campaigns, but this year the nation's future truly hangs in the balance.  —  The United States is battered and drifting after eight years of President Bush's failed leadership.  He is saddling his successor with two wars …
Jill Zuckman / Chicago Tribune:
Sarah Palin talks about wardrobe flap, double standard for women and special education  —  An exclusive interview: ‘If people only knew how frugal we are’  —  PITTSBURGH - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin insisted in an interview with the Tribune on Thursday that she did not accept $150,000 worth …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Today's Polls, 10/23: McCain on Life Support  —  This is not the time when John McCain can afford a bad polling day.  And yet he's had perhaps his worst one of the year.  —  The national trackers were essentially a push — three moved toward Obama, two toward McCain, two were flat — but the action today is at the state level.
The Trail / Washington Post:
McCain's Double-Barreled NoVa Radio Spot  —  Sen. John McCain has come up with a novel way to make sure a radio ad attacking Sen. Barack Obama won't leave listeners with a negative impression of him — put some distance between the attack and his announcement approving the message.
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Marc Ambinder:
Military Ballots Tossed In Fairfax  —  The patchwork problem of federal and state election regulations strikes again.  —  Military ballots are being tossed in Fairfax Co, VA because of a “technicality.”  Not a lot of them compared to the size of the electorate, but more than a few.
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Marc Ambinder:   Virginia Miliary Absentee Ballot Problem Will Be Solved
Gateway Pundit:
1995 Obama Race Baiting Video Discovered  —  It sounds like those first 10 years with Rev. Jeremiah Wright rubbed off on him...  Barack Obama slams “white executives” living out in the suburbs who do not want to pay taxes to inner city children" in a 1995 interview:
New York Times:
Group's Tally of New Voters Was Vastly Overstated  —  On Oct. 6, the community organizing group Acorn and an affiliated charity called Project Vote announced with jubilation that they had registered 1.3 million new voters.  But it turns out the claim was a wild exaggeration …
WJLA-TV:
Joe McCain Calls 911 To Complain About Traffic  —  He called the police emergency line because he was angry he was stuck in traffic.  —  The 911 call came into the City of Alexandria on Oct. 21st That's creating some buzz because it appears to come from Joe McCain, John McCain's brother.
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Runnin' with the Devil  —  In the first segment of the Great One's program last night, Mark highlighted this article by Thomas Lifson at the American Thinker, describing a clip, recently dug up by the Confederate Yankee site (the clip was also played by Mark), in which the FBI informant …
James P. Pinkerton / FOX Forum:
The Devil Is In the Details: Another Obama Connection You Ought to Know About  —  Could Lucifer play a role in this presidential election?  It may sound crazy, but one of the candidates in this race has publicly praised, even emulated, a writer-activist who himself paid tribute to Lucifer.
Discussion: Spin Cycle
The Politico:
GOP ‘goner’ list warns of House rout  —  An internal document circulating among House Republicans warns of an impending congressional bloodbath, listing 58 Republican-held House seats being at risk, and 11 already considered as good as gone.  As many as 34 GOP-held seats are in serious jeopardy …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
In McCain's Uphill Battle, Winning Is an Option  —  MIAMI — Senator John McCain woke Thursday morning to what has become a fairly common greeting in these tough last weeks of his campaign.  A raft of polls showing him well behind.  Early post-mortems on his candidacy.  Even Republicans speaking of him in the past tense.
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Obama Winning Over the Jewish Vote  —  Three-quarters of U.S. Jewish voters now plan to back Obama for president  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Jewish voters nationwide have grown increasingly comfortable with voting for Barack Obama for president since the Illinois senator secured the Democratic nomination in June.
Associated Press:
Clerk left letters calling Obama “black Hitler”  —  FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — A Republican county election clerk distributed copies of an apparent chain letter referring to Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama as a “young, black Adolf Hitler” to two employees but later told police she intended it to be a joke.
Discussion: Donklephant
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Religious right group upset over GOP abandonment  —  The Family Research Council's (FRC) political arm ripped Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) Thursday for withdrawing ad spending on behalf of two endangered Republican candidates.  —  FRC President Tony Perkins said in a letter to Cole …
 
 
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Charles Krauthammer / Real Clear Politics:
McCain for President  —  WASHINGTON — Contrarian that I am, I'm voting for John McCain.
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Census Bureau's Counting of Prisoners Benefits Some Rural Voting Districts
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Michigan voter roll surges to 98%
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Think Progress:
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
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Discussion: Left in the West
New York Times:
Poll Finds Obama Strong With Some Bush Backers
Discussion: The Heretik