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1:25 AM ET, October 27, 2009

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Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
Reid announces push for public option  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced this afternoon that he plans to push ahead with a public health insurance option that includes an opt-out provision for states - even though he's currently short several votes for passage, according to people close to the situation.
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The Huffington Post:
Durbin: Progressives Forced Our Hand On Public Option  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Democratic leaders were forced to include a national public health insurance option as part of health care reform by progressive Democratic senators who refused to support anything less, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said on Monday.
Matt Sedensky / Associated Press:
Pelosi: Health care ‘public option’ needs new name  —  SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - A government-sponsored “public option” for health care lives, though it may be more attractive to skeptics if it goes by a different moniker, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday.  —  In an appearance …
Martin Kady II / The Politico:
Comeback kids?  —  This is turning into a heck of a comeback story.  —  Step away from the wonky details about opt-in, trigger, the Cadillac tax and cloture votes for a second, and you'll see a serious change in tone has overtaken the health care debate in the past few weeks.
Discussion: MyDD and CBS News
Tony Romm / The Hill:
NRSC: Reid is a ‘partisan bully’
Discussion: The TrogloPundit, Firedoglake and TPMDC
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Reid's Roll Of The Dice
Tony Romm / The Hill:   Snowe disappointed with ‘opt-out’ public option
Wall Street Journal:
Senate on Verge of Health Bill
Club for Growth:
CFG Poll: Hoffman Leading in NY-23  —  Hoffman Surges Into Lead in NY-23  —  New CFG Poll shows Hoffman 31.3%, Owens 27.0%, Scozzafava 19.7%  —  Washington - A poll released today by the Club for Growth shows Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman surging into the lead in the special election …
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Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
REDSTATE EXCLUSIVE: Tim Pawlenty Endorses Doug Hoffman  —  With polling now showing NY-23 has come down to a two man race between Hoffman and Owens, the Democrat, momentum is clearly in Hoffman's favor.  —  Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota is now adding to the momentum becoming the first sitting Republican Governor to endorse Hoffman.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Glenn Beck goes all in for Doug Hoffman — and third parties
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
CNN Drops to Last Place Among Cable News Networks  —  CNN, which invented the cable news network more than two decades ago, will hit a new competitive low with its prime-time programs in October, finishing fourth - and last - among the cable news networks with the audience that all the networks rely on for their advertising.
Daniel Tencer / Raw Story:
RNC keeps racist pics on Facebook for nearly a week  —  Perhaps no one noticed.  Perhaps no one cared.  But hours after a liberal news forum brought attention to a series of days old controversial photos on the Republican National Committee's Facebook page, the photos were finally taken down.
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Chris Harris / Media Matters Action Network:
After 6 Days, RNC Finally Removes Photo Calling Mixing Of Races A “Crime Against American Values” … RNC FACEBOOK PAGE HOSTED BLATANTLY RACIST PHOTO  —  Earlier today, the Republican National Committee finally removed a racist photo of President Obama that had been featured on its Facebook page since October 20th.
Washington Post:
McDonnell has double-digit lead in Va. governor's race, Post poll says  —  Republican Robert F. McDonnell carries a double-digit lead over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds into the final week of the campaign for Virginia governor, according to a new Washington Post poll.
Political Punch:
NOW President on President Obama's All-Male Athletic Outings: 'It's Troubling'  —  We asked Terry O'Neill, the new president of the National Organization for Women, what she thought of those Democratic women and others quietly complaining about a “boy's club” atmosphere at the White House …
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James Fallows:
More on the Minneapolis “overflight”  —  According to numerous accounts in the last hour — AP here, Reuters here, WSJ here — the current story from the Northwest flight crew that forgot to land in Minneapolis is that they were so absorbed in using laptops in the cockpit that they neglected …
Discussion: MoJo Blog Posts
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Andy Pasztor / Wall Street Journal:   Laptops Cited for Pilot Inattention
The Politico:
Grayson goes too far for colleagues  —  Republicans and Democrats slammed Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) for calling Linda Robertson, an adviser to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, a “K Street whore” in a month-old radio interview that circulated on Capitol Hill Monday night.  —  “There's no call for that language.
Discussion: The Policy Page
Associated Press:
N.J. independent candidate Daggett says GOP rival Christie won't win … TRENTON — An independent candidate running for New Jersey governor has made a bold prediction: Republican challenger Chris Christie will not win the race.  —  Chris Daggett believes he'll pull the upset victory on Nov. 3.
Discussion: National Review Online and TPMDC
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Seth Borenstein / Associated Press:
AP IMPACT: Statisticians reject global cooling  —  WASHINGTON — Have you heard that the world is now cooling instead of warming?  You may have seen some news reports on the Internet or heard about it from a provocative new book.  —  Only one problem: It's not true, according to an analysis …
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Examiner:
Decline is a choice.  But is it America's choice?  —  First of two parts.  Tomorrow: Retreat abroad begins at home.  —  The weathervanes of conventional wisdom are engaged in another round of angst about America in decline.  New theories, old slogans: imperial overstretch.  The Asian awakening.
Robin Pagnamenta / Times of London:
Climate chief Lord Stern: give up meat to save the planet  —  People will need to consider turning vegetarian if the world is to conquer climate change, according to a leading authority on global warming.  —  In an interview with The Times, Lord Stern of Brentford said …
Discussion: RedState and Truthdig
Ezra Klein:
The conservative public option  —  Was out of the office for a few hours at C-SPAN world headquarters, but early reports were accurate and Sen. Reid will include a national public option that states could choose to offer to their residents — or not! — in his bill.
 
 
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New York Times:
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