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9:25 AM ET, November 2, 2009


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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Hoffman leads big  —  Doug Hoffman has a commanding lead in the special election for New York's 23rd Congressional District.  —  In a three way contest with Democrat Bill Owens and Republican Dede Scozzafava Hoffman leads with 51% to 34% for Owens and 13% for Scozzafava.
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.
The Politico:
Winning Dede: How Dems got her nod  —  Fearful that the party had almost no chance of winning the Nov. 3 New York special election after Republican nominee Dede Scozzafava abruptly announced Saturday that she was dropping out, high-ranking national Democrats immediately began working to secure …
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 …
The Politico:
Conservatives take aim at leaders, Crist, other races
Discussion: American Power
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Christie leads  —  Chris Christie leads Jon Corzine 47-41 in PPP's final poll of the New Jersey Governor's race, with Chris Daggett at 11%.  —  Corzine had pulled to within a point of Christie on our poll three weeks ago after trailing by as many as 14 points over the summer …
Quinnipiac University:
New Jersey Gov Race Tips To Christie By 2 Points, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Daggett Voters Key As Race Is Too Close To Call  —  In the see-saw New Jersey Governor's race, Republican challenger Christopher Christie has 42 percent to Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine's 40 points …
Joel Siegel / ABCNEWS:
Obama Rallies for N.J. Gov.: Is President's Image at Stake?
Discussion: The Greenroom and The Politico
Karzai declared elected president  —  Hamid Karzai has been declared the elected president of Afghanistan by poll officials, after they scrapped the planned second round of the vote.  —  The Independent Election Commission announcement comes a day after Mr Karzai's sole challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, pulled out of the race.
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
With Karzai, U.S. Faces Weak Partner in Time of War  —  WASHINGTON — With the White House's reluctant embrace on Sunday of Hamid Karzai as the winner of Afghanistan's suddenly moot presidential runoff, President Obama now faces a new complication: enabling a badly tarnished partner …
Washington Post:
Afghan election commission declares Karzai winner  —  KABUL — Afghan election officials canceled a presidential runoff and proclaimed the reelection of President Hamid Karzai on Monday, a day after Karzai's top challenger declared he would not take part in a second round of voting scheduled …
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
Wall Street Journal:
The Worst Bill Ever  —  Epic new spending and taxes, pricier insurance, rationed care, dishonest accounting: The Pelosi health bill has it all.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reportedly told fellow Democrats that she's prepared to lose seats in 2010 if that's …
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 …
Dreaminonempty / Open Left:
2008 Electorate: Alternate History
Discussion: Alas, a blog
John Harwood / New York Times:
If Fox Is Partisan, It Is Not Alone  —  The Obama White House's decision to challenge Fox News appears driven equally by strategy and frustration.  It is also a test case for politicians in both parties.  —  That is because partisan fragmentation throughout America's news media and their audiences has grown significantly.
Daniel Libit / The Politico:
The pro-Fox Democrats  —  Democratic pundit Bob Beckel …
Discussion: RADAMISTO
New York Times:
Obama Strategy on Health Care Legislation Appears to Be Paying Off  —  WASHINGTON — After months of plodding work by five Congressional committees and weeks of back-room bargaining by Democratic leaders, President Obama's arms-length strategy on health care appears to be paying dividends …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and The Page
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
It is Japan we should be worrying about, not America  —  Japan is drifting helplessly towards a dramatic fiscal crisis.  For 20 years the world's second-largest economy has been able to borrow cheaply from a captive bond market, feeding its addiction to Keynesian deficit spending …
Discussion: The Big Picture
Bill Carter / New York Times:
DVR, Once TV's Mortal Foe, Helps Ratings  —  In what may seem a media business version of the Stockholm syndrome, television network executives have fallen in love with a former tormentor: the digital video recorder.  —  The reason is not simply that more households own DVRs …
Rush on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace  —  BEGIN TRANSCRIPT  —  WALLACE: Now to our interview with Rush Limbaugh.  Whether you love him or can't stand him, he is a major player on the American political scene.  For three hours a day, five days a week, he tells listeners exactly …
The Huffington Post:
Fox Gives Rush Limbaugh 30 Minutes To Tee Off On Obama (VIDEO)
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel and Taylor Marsh
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GOP Set to Propose Its Own Health Bill
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Republicans headed for a Virginia sweep
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