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8:05 PM ET, November 4, 2009

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The Note:
Cornyn: ‘We Will Not Spend Money in a Contested Primary’  —  ABC News' Rick Klein reports:  —  With Republicans grappling with the fallout of an intra-party battle that may have cost them a House seat, the head of the Senate Republican campaign effort is making a pledge that may ease …
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
IL-Sen: Kirk Seeks Palin Endorsement  —  Illinois Rep. Mark Kirk penned a memo to Republican poobah Fred Malek hoping to secure an endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for his Senate candidacy, according to a copy of the memo obtained by the Fix.  —  After noting that Palin …
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Steele Throws Elbow to Palin, Pawlenty on NY-23  —  RNC Chair Michael Steele was in a feisty mood this morning, but the Democrats weren't his only target.  How intentional was that message to the Palin wing of the GOP?  —  My colleague, ABC News' David Chalian has more...
Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
In NY-23, Conservatives Win  —  The race has now been called for Democrat Bill Owens.  —  This is a huge win for conservatives.  —  “Whaaaa. . . ?” you say.  —  There are two big victories at work in New York's 23rd Congressional District.  —  First, the GOP now must recognize …
David Weigel / The Washington Independent:
Conservatives Rework Rhetoric After NY-23 Loss  —  Tea Partiers Say GOP Loss Enough for Conservative Victory  —  Saranac Lake, N.Y. - Jim Kelly walked into the lounge of the Hotel Saranac, his red tie undone and flapping against his shirt.  He sighed.  He plopped into a chair.
Chris Good / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Axelrod: NY-23 Is A Reminder For Blue Dogs
Discussion: The Politico
Michelle Malkin:
The GOP elite's $1 million object lesson — and the message of NY-23
Rich Miller / The Capitol Fax Blog:   UPDATED x7 *** Mark Kirk asks for Sarah Palin's endorsement
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Letter to Reid on healthcare from former Surgeon General Koop shuts Senate  —  A letter about healthcare reform to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) from former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop triggered a security scare that briefly shut down much of the Senate on Wednesday.
Discussion: The Politico and jillstanek.com
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Matthew Gagnon / Pine Tree Politics:
How Gay Marriage Lost In Maine  —  Mainers, and national observers, have woken up this morning asking how the Yes on 1 coalition won this fight.  Through most of the lead up to this vote, observers (including myself) felt that it would be extremely close, potentially to a recount, and that the No on 1 folks had the early advantage.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
Maine Voters Repeal Law Allowing Gay Marriage
TMZ.com:
Prejean Sex Tape Triggers Settlement  —  Carrie Prejean demanded more than a million dollars during her settlement negotiations with Miss California USA Pageant officials — that is, until the lawyer for the Pageant showed Carrie an XXX home video of her handiwork.
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Panel goes AWOL in GOP earmark war  —  On Nov. 19, 2008, House GOP leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor created a select committee on earmark reform to bring “meaningful change to the process by which Washington spends taxpayers' hard-earned money.”  —  Nearly a year later …
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The Note:
GOP Leaders: ‘Political Rebellion Going on in America’
J.P. Freire / Washington Examiner:
Boehner says NY GOP ignored warnings from NRCC
Associated Press:
AP Sources: AARP to endorse House health care bill  —  WASHINGTON — Officials are telling The Associated Press that AARP_the seniors' lobby_will endorse the health care overhaul bill that House Democrats are preparing to take to the floor.  —  Officials with knowledge of the group's decision told …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   AARP COMES THROUGH IN THE CLUTCH?.... In August, at a town-hall meeting …
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Bachmann aide no longer taking care of business  —  The aide who helped turn Rep. Michele Bachmann into a controversial mainstay of cable news has informed colleagues that she's quitting - just as the firebrand Republican congresswoman prepares for her biggest media moment yet.
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Yesterday's Overwhelming Historic Republican Victory Makes Democratic Health Care Reform Just A Bit Easier  —  Most of the commentary about last night's elections has centered around Republican pickups in the New Jersey and Virginia statehouses.  But what's gone largely unnoticed …
Kyle Drennen / NewsBusters.org:
Obama Watched HBO Special About Himself Instead of Election Results  —  UPDATE: Fox News misreported Gibbs' press gaggle comments.  He did not claim President watched HBO special on election night.  —  During the 10AM ET hour of America's Newsroom on Fox News Channel …
Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
Italian court convicts 23 Americans in CIA rendition case; extradition undecided  —  MILAN — An Italian court on Wednesday convicted 22 CIA operatives and a U.S. Air Force colonel of orchestrating the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric here in 2003 and flying him to Egypt, where he said he was tortured.
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Reuters:
Italy convicts former CIA agents in rendition trial
Discussion: ACS Blog
John Nolte / Big Hollywood:
ELEMENTARY EPIDEMIC: 11 Uncovered Videos Show School Children Performing Praises to Obama  —  Big Hollywood has already posted a couple disturbing videos of young school children singing/speaking praises to President Obama, but when eleven more dropped in our email box it came as quite a shock.
Carly Fiorina / Orange County Register:
Why I'm running for Senate  —  Our most pressing problems today are too few jobs for Americans and too much spending in Washington.  —  CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM CALIFORNIA  —  Recommend  —  Admittedly, I have not always been engaged in the electoral process, and I should have been.
Associated Press:
STIMULUS WATCH: Salary raise counted as saved job  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's economic recovery program saved 935 jobs at the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, an impressive success story for the stimulus plan.  Trouble is, only 508 people work there.
Washington Examiner:
Pancho  —  Barone studiously avoids mention of the increase in the “D” House delegation despite the best efforts of Palin, Bachmann, Limbaugh, Malkin, etc., in NY Congressional District 23.  —  Michael Bloomberg nearly lost his mayoral seat in NYC despite outspending his Democratic opponent 5-1.
Lexington Herald-Leader:
Paul leads Grayson in Senate race poll  —  Bowling Green eye surgeon Rand Paul has a slight lead over Secretary of State Trey Grayson in their race to win next May's Republican primary election for the U.S. Senate, according to a new poll.  —  Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo holds …
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Joshua Claybourn / In The Agora:   Rand Paul Emerges
Liz Robbins / New York Times:
Voters Roll Back Democratic Gains in New York Suburbs  —  Voters in two of New York's wealthiest suburbs, where Democrats had established a stronghold in recent elections, shocked the party by backing virtual unknowns in two contests that left one three-term incumbent defeated, and a former rising star dangling by his political life.
Discussion: Room for Debate and Newsweek Blogs
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B.D. Gallof / The Huffington Post:   How The East Was Lost: Tom Suozzi & Democrats Lose Long Island
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / The Caucus:
Obama Uses Malia's Test Scores as a Teaching Example  —  MADISON, Wisconsin - President Obama marked the first anniversary of his election on Wednesday by calling on states to toughen their education standards - and wound up calling on parents to toughen theirs, too, as he confessed …
Johnny Dollar / Olbermann Watch:
Where in the World Was Keith Olbermann?  —  MSNBC boasted that on election night they would present a “special live edition of Countdown” at 10:00 pm.  But with bad news for the Democrats in Virginia and New Jersey, a funny thing happened on the way to the bonus Hour of Spin.  Keith wasn't there!
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
V: Tea Party TV  —  I didn't watch much television as a kid.  But when the miniseries “V” came out in 1983, when I was eleven years old, it was event television for the entire family.  The sci-fi series used an alien invasion of Earth under friendly guise as a metaphor for fascism.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Who Are You Calling a Narcissist, Rush?  —  I had a four-hour dinner once with Rush Limbaugh at the “21” Club in Manhattan, back in the days when I was still writing profiles as a “reporterette,” to use a Limbaugh coinage.  —  He was charming, in a shy, awkward, lonely-guy way.  Not a man of the people.
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Extreme unintended irony from a WH official  —  An Obama aide anonymously accuses Anthony Weiner of being a coward and not “manning-up.”  —  From Ben Smith's Politico article on the surprisingly narrow victory by Michael Bloomberg in the New York mayoral race:
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Secret copyright treaty leaks.  It's bad.  Very bad.  —  The internet chapter of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a secret copyright treaty whose text Obama's administration refused to disclose due to “national security” concerns, has leaked.  It's bad.  It says:
 
 
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
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Keith B. Richburg / Washington Post:
Obama's brother speaks out for first time
Discussion: The Swamp
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Even safe Dems feeling at risk
Discussion: Flopping Aces and Hot Air
Michelle Malkin:
Ridiculous “RAAAACISM” charge of the day
Discussion: The Huffington Post
New York Post:
Crabby cabby boots same-sex lovebirds
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Gothamist