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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Republicans Edge Ahead of Democrats in 2010 Vote  —  Registered voters prefer Republicans for the House, 48% to 44%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Republicans have moved ahead of Democrats by 48% to 44% among registered voters in the latest update on Gallup's generic congressional ballot for the 2010 House elections …
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Pew Research Center:
A Year Out, Widespread Anti-Incumbent Sentiment  —  Obama's Afghanistan Rating Declines  —  The mood of America is glum.  Two-thirds of the public is dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country.  Fully nine-in-ten say that national economic conditions are only fair or poor …
Mark Halperin / The Page:
What's In Sarah Palin's Book  —  Nervous and curious McCain-Palin staffers have been buzzing for weeks with speculation about what Sarah Palin has chosen to include in “Going Rogue.”  —  Books have begun being shipped out in advance of the November 17th release date.  Last week, some of Palin's associates received copies.
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Democrat Ben Nelson Draws a Line in the Sand on Health Care  —  Nelson Won't Vote for Health Care Bill That Looks Like the House Version  —  In a warning sign for the White House, Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska tells ABC News that he'll vote to block any health care bill that looks like the bill passed by the House.
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Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Hannity to Address Protest Video Questions  —  “The Daily Show,” which has become one of the media's prime monitors when it comes to calling out misuse or manipulation of video, caught the Fox News Channel and one of its hosts, Sean Hannity, Tuesday night, in what appeared to be a blatant example …
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Uh-oh: Jon Stewart catches Fox News' creative editing
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Rasmussen Reports:
Most Americans Favor Big-Screen TVs Over Energy Conservation  —  California is expected to implement energy-conserving regulations any day now that manufacturers and retailers say will in effect ban the sale of big-screen TVs in the state.  Other states are likely to follow the Golden State's “green” initiative in the months ahead.
Discussion: Opinion L.A. and Pundit & Pundette
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Tim Graham / NewsBusters.org:
Liberal Radio Host Blames George Bush, Bullying Muslims As 'Real …
Discussion: Moonbattery and Weasel Zippers
Ezra Klein:
The $900 billion mistake  —  Barack Obama has not given much in the way of specifics for health-care reform.  Few policies have been nonnegotiable and virtually none have been dictated.  The exception is a number that was neither nonnegotiable nor dictated, but was received on the Hill as if it was both …
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Robert Behre / Local News:
County Republican Party leaders censure Sen. Graham  —  The Charleston County Republican Party's executive committee took the unusual step Monday night of censuring U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham for stepping across the GOP party line.  —  County Chairwoman Lin Bennett said the unanimous vote “is an effort to get his attention.
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Bernie Becker / The Caucus:
S.C. Senator Gets Slammed Back Home
Ben Frumin / TPM LiveWire:
Is The Washington Times' Continued Operation In Jeopardy?  —  Things seem to be going from bad to worse at the Washington Times.  And the continued operation of the newspaper, which is owned by Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, seems to be in serious doubt.
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Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog:
Security amped up at WashTimes
Discussion: TPM LiveWire and City Desk
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
What's Up With Keith Olbermann's Three Finger Salute to Carrie Prejean?  —  Last night on Countdown, Keith Olbermann did another in a long series of segments castigating former Miss California Carrie Prejean, but he added a little something extra at the end.
Ezra Klein:
Four ways to end the filibuster  —  Steve Pearlstein wants to bring the filibuster back to its first principles: Ensuring unlimited debate.  His suggestion is to kill the filibuster but promise the minority that debate can continue until “a bill is passed or defeated or Senators agree to give up and go home.”
Discussion: Washington Post
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Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Vice President Biden's motorcade was involved in a fatal accident Wednesday  —  Two Secret Service employees driving along the Suitland Parkway struck and killed a man early Wednesday morning in the vehicles the agency uses to transport Vice President Joe Biden.
Media Decoder:
Lou Dobbs to Quit CNN  —  Lou Dobbs, the longtime CNN anchor whose anti-immigration views made him a TV lightning rod, plans to announce Wednesday that he is leaving the network, two network employees said.  —  A CNN executive confirmed that Mr. Dobbs will announce his resignation plans on his 7 p.m. program.
Discussion: Think Progress and Mediaite
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
THE PARANOID STYLE  —  There are many ways in which the political moment (hyper-polarizing) and the technological moment (Twitter, instant news cycles) creates a self-perpetuating arms race of hyperbole.  On the other hand, some of these new publishing and communications systems do allow us …
Camille Paglia / Salon:
Pelosi's victory for women  —  Sure, her healthcare bill is a mess, but her gritty maneuvering shows her mettle.  Plus: Gainsbourg and Gaga  —  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi scored a giant gain for feminism last weekend.  In shoving her controversy-plagued healthcare reform bill …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
A JOBS BILL ON THE AGENDA?.... Federal Reserve officials warned yesterday that unemployment will “likely will remain high for the next several years because the economic recovery won't be strong enough to spur robust hiring.”  —  It's a problem that has prompted some congressional leaders to consider a new jobs bill.
Discussion: Associated Press
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Eric Kleefeld / TPM LiveWire:
Even Fox News Fact-Checks Palin's Claims About Dollar Coin  —  Sarah Palin's public pronouncements have now reached an amazing point — where even Fox News is fact-checking her.  —  As Fox News anchor Bret Baier noted this evening, picking up on a Politico report, Palin said this past Friday …
Jacob T. Levy:
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month  —  There's commemorative cannon-fire outside my office right now, and I'm more disgusted than moved.  Yet more artillery fire seems to me to miss what should be the point.  —  A Veteran's/ Armistice/ Remembrance Day observed …
Mary Katharine Ham / Weekly Standard:
Who I Met at the Tea Party: A Veterans Day Tribute  —  When I attended Michele Bachmann's impromptu rally against Pelosi's health-care bill last week, I met a lot of just-plain-good folks.  Media accounts ignored them in favor of a sprinkling of offensive signs, although the Huffington Post …
Josh Hafenbrack / Juice:
Isaac out as communications director  —  Aaron Deslatte and Josh Hafenbrack TALLAHASSEE — After a run of bad publicity, Gov. Charlie Crist will go the route of so many chief executives hampered by falling poll numbers or botched public relations: shaking up the communications team.
Edwin Mora / CNSNews:
Sen. Reed: Forcing People to Buy Health Insurance is Constitutionally Justified Because It's Like Making People ‘Sign Up for the Draft’  —  (CNSNews.com) - When asked where specifically the Constitution authorized Congress to mandate that individuals buy health insurance, Sen. Jack Reed …
Discussion: Moe Lane
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Pawlenty moves raise questions  —  Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is widely regarded as one of the Republican Party's rising national leaders.  The runner-up to Sarah Palin to be John McCain's vice presidential running mate, he is a conservative whose blue-collar roots, amiable personality …
Boston Globe:
Stimulus job boost in state exaggerated, review finds  —  Errors, incomplete data, estimated positions go into federal report  —  Revere spent $485,500 in stimulus funds to install solar panels on the roof of the Beachmont School and claimed to have created 64 jobs on the project.  (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
Matt Friedman / Politicker NJ:
Former Eagles player is possible Adler opponent  —  Former NFL star Jon Runyan is a possible candidate for Congress against Jon Adler next year.  —  Now that the gubernatorial election is over, Republicans in Burlington, Ocean and Camden Counties are starting to focus on recruiting someone …
Discussion: Scorecard's Blog and The Hill
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Republicans concerned with ascent of young Florida candidate  —  A brash, young political newcomer is causing a fuss in GOP circles in the race against Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.).  —  And what else would you expect in a district that has produced the most colorful member of Congress?
Discussion: TPMDC and msnbc.com
 
 
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John Hoeffel / Los Angeles Times:
Medical marijuana gets a boost from major doctors group
Kay Bailey Hutchison / Washington Times:
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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
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S.A. Miller / Washington Times:
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New York Times:
3 Obama Advisers Favor More Troops for Afghanistan