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8:10 PM ET, October 2, 2010


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Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
Thousands gather for ‘One Nation’ rally in D.C.  —  Some people describe event as counter-protest to Beck event  —  WASHINGTON — Thousands of people flocked to the Lincoln Memorial for a rally Saturday organized by labor and civil rights groups, hoping to show support for the Democratic agenda …
Liberal coalition rallies in Washington for jobs, education  —  Washington (CNN) — As a coalition of liberal activists gather in Washington, NAACP President Ben Jealous tells CNN that the “One Nation” movement is not “the alternative to the Tea Party, we're the antidote to the Tea Party.”
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
‘One Nation Working Together’ Rally Claims Bigger Numbers Than ‘Restoring Honor’  —  Maybe Ed Schultz was right about being able to attract more people than Glenn Beck: organizers of today's “One Nation Together Rally” are claiming that, based on a “satellite image,” there are definitively …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Here's Your Enthusiasm Gap: One Nation Rally Draws More Attendees Than Beck's “Whitestock”  —  Enthusiasm gap, schmenthusiasm gap.  Without the benefit of months and months of advertising and promotion on Fox News Channel (in fact, I'm only aware of Ed Schultz on MSNBC doing any kind of TV promotion) …
Robert Trigaux / St. Petersburg Times:
Why sloppy foreclosure process could ruin Florida  —  There's no polite way to put this.  A growing cancer is infecting the backlogged legal process of foreclosing on hundreds of thousands of homes in Florida.  —  It's endangering the legal and economic stability of this state.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and
Andrew Breitbart / Big Journalism:
O'Keefe Owes His Supporters an Explanation  —  I proudly stood behind James O'Keefe on his groundbreaking ACORN investigation.  I also defended him when the media, including CNN — during a previous regime, “the Rick Sanchez era” - falsely reported the Sen. Mary Landrieu story as a “wiretapping” plot gone wrong.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Yglesias Award Nominee  —  “I proudly stood behind James O'Keefe on his groundbreaking ACORN investigation.  I also defended him when the media, including CNN — during a previous regime, “the Rick Sanchez era” - falsely reported the Sen. Mary Landrieu story as a “wiretapping” plot gone wrong.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Sullivan's defense of presidential assassinations  —  (updated below)  —  During the Bush-era torture debates, I was never able to get past my initial incredulity that we were even having a “debate” over whether the President has the authority to torture people.
Henry Samuel / Telegraph:
French women cause a stir in niqab and hot pants in anti-burka ban protest  —  Two French female students have made a film of the pair of them strolling through the streets of Paris in a niqab, bare legs and mini-shorts as a critique of France's recently passed law.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Exclusive: Gibbs eyed for DNC chair  —  Democratic insiders are taking the temperature of some top party donors about the possibility of naming White House press secretary Robert Gibbs as chairman of the Democratic National Committee heading into President Barack Obama's reelection campaign in 2012, senior officials tell POLITICO.
Ryan J. Donmoyer / Bloomberg:
Some 3,000 Millionaires Claim Jobless Benefits, IRS Data Show  —  After the economy slipped into recession in 2008, millions of Americans received unemployment benefits to make ends meet — including almost 3,000 millionaires.  —  According to U.S. Internal Revenue Service data …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
Discussion: Moe Lane and
Nick Neyland / Prefix:
The Velvet Underground's Moe Tucker Endorses The Tea Party (Video)
Discussion: Hit & Run and Pajamas Media
Wall Street Journal:
CIA Escalates in Pakistan  —  Pentagon Diverts Drones From Afghanistan to Bolster U.S. Campaign Next Door  —  Onlookers in Pakistan's Sindh province after suspected militants set fire to tankers Friday carrying fuel for NATO troops in Afghanistan.  —  WASHINGTON—The U.S. military …
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Washington Conservatives Worried About Movement Conservatives on Defense  —  Washington conservatives will send their more libertarian-inclined movement brethren a message on Monday: don't short change national defense.  —  In an op-ed to be published in the Wall Street Journal …
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Obama launches campaign recess with shots at GOP agenda  —  The Obama administration on Saturday continued to push a jobs offensive, portraying the February 2009 stimulus vote as a progressive move and arguing regressive movements would move the country backwards.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Politico
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Fish enough for all  —  Ron Arnold alleged yesterday …
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Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
McConnell slams Dems for adjourning, warns tax increases are on horizon
Discussion: CNN
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