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11:20 AM ET, October 27, 2009

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William Kristol / Washington Post:
The future of the GOP is outside the Beltway  —  Bien-pensant conservative elites and establishment-friendly Republican big shots yearn for a more moderate, temperate and sophisticated Republican Party.  It's not likely to happen.  And probably just as well.
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Right Battles G.O.P. in a Pivotal Race in New York  —  WATERTOWN, N.Y. — From a command center inside the Days Inn here, conservatives from around the country are fighting to preserve what they see as the integrity of the Republican Party.  —  Urged on by leaders like former Gov. Sarah Palin …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:   Gingrich: NY-23 ‘purge’ 'guarantees Obama's reelection'
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:   Gingrich calls GOP support for Hoffman a ‘purge’
Aaron Blake / The Hill:   Dismal special election record hampers GOP's 2010 comeback
Kyle Trygstad / Politics Nation:
NY-23 Poll: Hoffman +5
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.
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Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
Dana Milbank's world  —  Only Dana Milbank could write an entire column about the “proposal” Harry Reid laid out at yesterday's press conference without explaining what Reid actually proposed: That the health reform bill he is sending to the CBO will include a public option giving the states the choice to opt-out.
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Schumer: We Prevailed On White House That Public Option Was The Way To Go
New York Times:
Public Option Push in Senate Comes With Escape Hatch
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
On Being Wrong About the Public Option
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
U.S. official resigns over Afghan war  —  When Matthew Hoh joined the Foreign Service early this year, he was exactly the kind of smart civil-military hybrid the administration was looking for to help expand its development efforts in Afghanistan.  —  A former Marine Corps captain …
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Mary Jordan / Washington Post:
Bush's first stand on a new podium  —  FORT WORTH — After nine months of being nearly invisible — a big outing has been to a Dallas hardware store for flashlights — George W. Bush made his debut Monday in his latest incarnation: motivational speaker.  —  Nearly 15,000 people heard …
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Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Bush debuts as motivational speaker  —  (CNN) - Former President George W. Bush made his debut as a motivational speaker Monday night, telling a Fort Worth, Texas crowd it's futile to waste energy chasing popularity.  —  “It's so simple in life to chase popularity, but popularity is fleeting …
Discussion: The Swamp
Aman Batheja / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Popularity fleeting, former president tells seminar crowd
Discussion: Politics Daily
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.
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama's Facebook campaign: Virginia
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Biden's popularity plunges; lower than Cheney's  —  Vice President Joe Biden's favorable rating has fallen to 42 percent in a new Gallup poll, down from a high of 59 percent just after last year's election.  Biden's unfavorable rating in the new poll is 40 percent, up from 29 percent last November.
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Vice President Biden's Favorable Rating Continues to Decline
Discussion: The Hill
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Nielsen: Fox News ratings up almost 10% since WH declared war  —  It's a nine-percent bump in the two weeks since Anita Dunn's whine heard 'round the world — in terms of overall audience.  Among the coveted 25-54 demographic?  A 14-percent bump.  Good work, Barry.
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Mary Williams Walsh / New York Times:
Ex-A.I.G. Chief Is Back, Luring Talent From Rescued Firm  —  Maurice R. Greenberg, who built the American International Group into an insurance behemoth with an impenetrable maze of on- and offshore companies, is at it again.  —  Even as he has been lambasting the government for its handling …
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 …
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.
Michael Schneider / Variety:
MacFarlane special loses Microsoft  —  Company yanks sponsorship of Fox show  —  Microsoft has yanked its sponsorship from Fox's upcoming Seth MacFarlane comedy/variety special over content concerns.  —  Fox still plans to air “Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show” …
CNN:
CNN Poll: 6 in 10 back ‘cap and trade’  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Six in 10 Americans support a “cap and trade” proposal to cut pollution, according to a new national poll.  —  Sixty percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey say they favor “cap and trade,” …
Andy Soltis / New York Post:
Tax refugees staging escape from New York  —  New Yorkers are fleeing the state and city in alarming numbers — and costing a fortune in lost tax dollars, a new study shows.  —  More than 1.5 million state residents left for other parts of the United States from 2000 to 2008 …
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Republicans impatient with leaders, awaiting healthcare alternative  —  Some House Republicans are growing frustrated that their leaders have not yet introduced a healthcare reform alternative.  —  For months, the message from House GOP leaders on a healthcare bill has been similar to ads for yet-to-be-released movies: Coming soon.
 
 
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