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3:25 PM ET, October 23, 2009

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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Behind the War Between White House and Fox  —  WASHINGTON — Late last month, the senior White House adviser David Axelrod and Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive of Fox News, met in an empty Palm steakhouse before it opened for the day, neutral ground secured for a secret tête-à-tê te.
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The Politico:
W.H. attacks worry moderate Dems  —  A White House effort to undermine conservative critics is generating a backlash on Capitol Hill — and not just from Republicans.  —  “It's a mistake,” said Rep. Jason Altmire, a moderate Democrat from western Pennsylvania.
Washington Post:
Deeds should've listened to us, senior Obama officials say  —  Top Democrats seek to shield Obama in case of election loss  —  Sensing that victory in the race for Virginia governor is slipping away, Democrats at the national level are laying the groundwork to blame a loss in a key swing state …
Mike Allen / Reuters:
FRIENDS PUSH AILES FOR PRESIDENT  —  Friends and associates are encouraging Fox News chief Roger Ailes to jump into the political arena for real by running for president in 2012, top sources tell POLITICO.  —  “Ailes knows how to frame an issue better than anybody, and that's what we need now …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Annie Leibovitz takes first family photo — Friends encourage Roger Ailes to seek GOP nom in 2012 — Geithner: ‘A big week’ — Endgame: Look for a trigger in final health bill  —  Annie Leibovitz takes first family photo — Friends encourage Roger Ailes to seek GOP nom in 2012 — Geithner …
Discussion: Think Progress, Liberal Values and MyDD
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Media Matters coordinates campaign against ‘lethal’ Fox  —  An official at a Democratic-leaning organization sends on a memo the group Media Matters is circulating today to progressive groups, calling Fox “a lethal 24/7 partisan political operation” and rallying a coalition of groups to join the White House assault on the network.
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Democrat blasts White House for anonymous sniping  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - A well-known Democratic strategist in Virginia is blasting the White House for placing anonymous quotes in the Washington Post in a pre-emptive effort to blame Creigh Deeds for what might be a loss in the state's upcoming gubernatorial election.
Charles Krauthammer / Real Clear Politics:
White House Tactics Go Too Far
Toby Harnden / Telegraph:
Barack Obama sees worst poll rating drop in 50 years
Fox News:
Administration Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview
Discussion: The Foundry and Hot Air
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
It's come to this: White House tries to bar Fox News from interviewing pay czar
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Pelosi lacks votes for most sweeping public option  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi counted votes Thursday night and determined she could not pass a “robust public option” — the most aggressive of the three forms of a public option House Democrats have been considering as part of a national overhaul of health care.
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Matt Cover / CNSNews:
When Asked Where the Constitution Authorizes Congress to Order Americans To Buy Health Insurance, Pelosi Says: ‘Are You Serious?’  —  (CNSNews.com) - When CNSNews.com asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday where the Constitution authorized Congress to order Americans to buy health insurance …
New York Times:
Senate Leader Takes Risk Pushing Public Insurance Plan
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Liberal Groups Take Direct Aim At Rahm, Demand White House Take …
Discussion: TalkLeft and AMERICAblog News
Jared Allen / The Hill:
Pelosi calls an emergency meeting on push for ‘robust’ public option
Discussion: The Hill, Pajamas Media and TPMDC
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Morning Fix: Palin Endorses Hoffman  —  Sarah Palin's decision to endorse the Conservative party candidate over the Republican nominee in a special House election in upstate New York is the latest example that the former Alaska governor's allegiance is to her conservative principles rather than the edicts of the party.
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Washington Post:
Top employees leave financial firms ahead of pay cuts  —  Grass is greener where bonuses are sky-high  —  NEW YORK — Even before the Obama administration formally tightened executive compensation at bailed-out companies, the prospect of pay cuts had led some top employees to depart.
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David Harsanyi / Denver Post:
Rise of the mob economy
Discussion: Townhall.com
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
SUNDAY SHOW BOOKERS REFUSE TO READ POLITICAL ANIMAL.... Maybe I should start taking this personally. … For crying out loud.  As of this weekend, there will have been 40 Sundays since President Obama's inauguration in January.  With his 15th Sunday show appearance, McCain will have been a guest on one of the programs every 2.6 weeks.
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Former Sen. Hagel: GOP being ‘irresponsible’ on healthcare
Discussion: Think Progress
CNN:
CNN Poll: GOP favorable rating lowest in a decade  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Republican Party's favorable rating among Americans is at lowest level in at least a decade, according to a new national poll.  —  Thirty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday …
Saeed Shah / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Suicide bomber strikes suspected nuclear weapons site in Pakistan  —  ISLAMABAD — A suspected nuclear weapons site in Pakistan was hit by a suicide bomb attack, raising fears about the security of the nuclear arsenal, while two other terrorist blasts made it another bloody day in the country's struggle against extremism.
Elaine Woo / Los Angeles Times:
Soupy Sales dies at 83; slapstick comic had hit TV show in 1960s  —  The comedian acquired a cult-like following among adults with a show ostensibly meant for children.  His signature routine, which he elevated to an art form, was pie-throwing.  —  Soupy Sales is embraced backstage …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Denmark in ISAF  —  Danish Defense Minister Søren Gade with Robert Gates (Denmark MOD photo)  —  The news that NATO defense ministers are prepared to back a counterinsurgency strategy for Afghanistan seems a little bit weird given that we're in the middle of a debate about what to do here in the United States.
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Anill / Think Progress:
Lou Dobbs Rips Stossel: A ‘Self Important Ass’ With ‘Myopic Idiocy’  —  Yesterday on his radio show, Lou Dobbs slammed Fox Business News correspondent John Stossel for recently denouncing Dobbs' “rants about immigrants wrecking America.”  Dobbs, who claims to love immigrants, ripped Stossel's …
Discussion: Raw Story and TVNewser
 
 
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Associated Press:
Iran Defers on Nuclear Deal, Proposing Alternative
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama: Energy ‘naysayers marginalized’
Discussion: The Politico
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Bush: I regret standing in front of the ‘Mission Impossible’ banner.
Discussion: Raw Story
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Will a Public Option Really Be Financially Independent?
Discussion: Townhall.com
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Friday Line: Ranking Republican Leaders
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Another Spin at the Wheel
John Del Cecato / The Hill:
Balloon juice  —  The Colorado Balloon Boy incident says something …
Discussion: The Politico
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Ben Pershing / Washington Post:
Democrats on House committee lock out Republicans
Discussion: Power Line and Sweetness & Light
New York Post:
Graydon AWOL as Vanity Fair cuts staff
Discussion: Gawker, The Awl and Mediaite
BBC:
Officials seize cocaine submarine
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel and PoliBlog
Boston Herald:
Bay State liberals shun Barack Obama's visit