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10:00 PM ET, November 1, 2009


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Watertown Daily Times:
SCOZZAFAVA THROWS SUPPORT TO OWENS  —  Scozzafava released the following statement at 2 :06 p.m.:  —  I want to thank you for your support and friendship.  Over the past 24 hours, I have had encouraging words sent to my family and me.  Many of you have asked me whom you should support on Tuesday.
Tony Romm / The Hill:
GOP nominee endorses Democrat after stepping aside under pressure from right  —  The Republican in a New York House race that has become a symbol of the divisions within the GOP endorsed her former Democratic rival Sunday, a sharp snub to the third-party conservative who forced her out of the race.
Discussion: Maggie's Farm, MyDD and National Review
Little Green Footballs:
Doug Hoffman: The Glenn Beck Candidate  —  What exactly does Doug Hoffman stand for?  And who is he standing with?  Would you believe ... Glenn Beck?  —  At the endorsements page of Doug Hoffman For Congress, we find a link to the “Gold List” at, consisting of politicians who have …
Michelle Malkin:
How Scozzafava repays NRCC and RNC  —  Hey, how did that six-figure RNC donation to the NRCC plus $85,000 to the New York GOP plus nearly half-million-dollar investment in advertising and other independent expenditures on behalf of radical leftis Dede Scozzafava work out?
Watertown Daily Times:
A changed race  —  Owens is best-equipped to represent NNY  —  Dierdre K. Scozzafava's decision to suspend her campaign for the 23rd Congressional District seat is a shocking development in what had already been an extraordinary race.  —  In her statement Saturday morning …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
NY-23: Scozzafava Endorses Owens  —  State Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava (R), who dropped from the special election in Upstate New York yesterday, has now thrown her support to Democrat Bill Owens.  —  “It's not in the cards for me to be your representative, but I strongly believe Bill …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
More NY-23 mess  —  Man NY-23 is really a mess.  —  Here are some interesting facts from our unweighted numbers so far:  —In a three way contest Doug Hoffman leads Bill Owens by 19 points.  In a two way contest Hoffman leads Owens by 15 points.  So the Dede Scozzafava withdrawal …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Scozzafava endorses Democrat Owens  —  In a statement released a little while ago, Dede Scozzafava endorsed Democrat Bill Owens, effectively uniting local Republican and Democratic leaders against a grassroots and national conservative insurgency.  —  Scozzafava — liberal even by the standards …
Elizabeth Benjamin / The Daily Politics:
Scozzafava Comes Out For Owens
Discussion: Hot Air
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
White House: NY 23 Shows GOP Becoming More Extreme
Josh Kraushaar / Scorecard's Blog:   Scozzafava endorses Owens
Charles Franklin /
NY23 Siena Poll Again: Some Hope for Each Side
Hotline On Call:
Scozzafava for Owens?  —  Two tidbits from today's papers give us …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
White Men Are Not Very Progressive  —  A nice map from dreaminonempty at Open Left illustrates the vote share won among white men in the 2008 presidential election: … I would say that another message is that progressive politics is badly disadvantaged by a situation in which the overwhelming majorities …
Isabel Vincent / New York Post:
Sir Charlie  —  Are they high?  Jamaica dubs Rangel knight  —  You must be kidding, mon.  —  Embattled Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel can't fill out a tax form, but he's now a knight — at least in Jamaica.  —  The Democratic Prince of Pork — who owns valuable tracts of land …
Discussion: Glenn Thrush's Blog
The Huffington Post:
Fox Gives Rush Limbaugh 30 Minutes To Tee Off On Obama (VIDEO)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  The Obama White House has, for the past few weeks, waged an informal war on Fox News, lashing out against the network for its conservative bias and blacklisting it from interviews with high-ranking administration officials.
Discussion: Liberal Values and Taylor Marsh
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner on National Review Online:
The Wire: Left and Right — By: Jonah Goldberg  —  Stephen — I agree entirely that Simon doesn't see The Wire the way I do.  I'm just not sure I care.  (Ross Douthat brought up this point a while back.  To which I responded, “The Wire is Chomskyite!  Jimmy Crack Corn and I Don't Care!").
Discussion: QandO and Daily Pundit
‘Meet the Press’ transcript for Nov. 1, 2009  —  MR. DAVID GREGORY: This Sunday: The economy pulls out of a deep dive, but can the recession really be over when so many Americans are out of work?  Can the economy grow on its own without the government propping it up?
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Lieberman Would Prefer ‘Nothing’ To Health Care Reform With A Public Option  —  For months now, media critics like Media Matters' Jamison Foser have pointed out that the press have often demonstrated a double standard when questioning opponents and proponents of the public option …
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St. Petersburg Times:
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Jeff E. Schapiro / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
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