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10:35 PM ET, October 3, 2010

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Jason Mattera / Human Events:
HUMAN EVENTS Reporter Assaulted at Leftist Rally  —  A liberal protester at the “One Nation Working Together” march physically assaulted a HUMAN EVENTS reporter who was videotaping Rep. Charlie Rangel (D.-N.Y) at the event at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Jeff Poor / NewsBusters.org:
‘This Week’ Wages ‘Holy War’ Month Before Midterms: ‘We Believe that One Day the Flag of Islam will Fly Over the White House’  —  You have to wonder what on earth ABC's “This Week” host Christiane Amanpour is thinking by holding a so-called town hall meeting this close to a pivotal midterm election.
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Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Rev. Franklin Graham: Islam ‘evil’  —  Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of Rev. Billy Graham, called Islam “wicked” and “evil” on Sunday during a televised town hall-style discussion about American's feelings about the religion.  —  “They want to build as many mosques and cultural centers …
Jon Ralston / Las Vegas Sun Blogs:
Angle: “I'm not sure I can win” if Ashjian's in, nat'l GOPers “have lost their principles,” need to “leave me alone”  —  That's just some of what GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle said during a meeting Wednesday evening with Tea Party of Nevada candidate Scott Ashjian and Tea Party …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Tell us what you really think, Ms. Angle  —  Jon Ralston today posted a remarkable audio recording of Nevada Republican Sharron Angle meeting privately with a conservative rival, Scott Ashjian, and his allies.  —  The recording is worth listening to in full despite its poor quality.
Kathleen Hennessey / Los Angeles Times:
Democrats playing on opponents' words
Discussion: Politics Daily
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Third Party Rising  —  A friend in the U.S. military sent me an e-mail last week with a quote from the historian Lewis Mumford's book, “The Condition of Man,” about the development of civilization.  Mumford was describing Rome's decline: “Everyone aimed at security: no one accepted responsibility.
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
FRIEDMAN'S THIRD-PARTY MESS.... Thomas Friedman joins a long list of centrist media figures to call for a third party to offer a sensible alternative to Democrats and Republicans.  To put it charitably, the column is wildly unpersuasive.  —  The general pitch is common, but lazy …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
At ‘One Nation’ rally, a unionized show of unity  —  Organizers of Saturday's “One Nation Working Together” rally at the Lincoln Memorial are proud of their diversity.  Before the event, they predicted it would be the “most diverse march in history.”  It turned out they were right.
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Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run:
Reason.tv: What We Saw At And Who We Talked With at the One Nation …
Washington Post:   Tens of thousands attend progressive 'One Nation Working Together …
NY Daily News:
Tea Party-backed Carl Paladino gets millions in tax breaks, but creates just a handful of jobs  —  For the last decade, anti-big government candidate Carl Paladino has pocketed millions of dollars in tax breaks by promising to jump-start economic revival in and around his native Buffalo.
Neil Steinberg / Washington Post:
Chicago, get ready for Rahm Emanuel's charm offensive  —  CHICAGO — So Rahm Emanuel, the ultimate sharp-elbowed Washington power broker, thinks he can just quit his job as White House chief of staff, catch a plane to O'Hare, slip on a Bears jacket midflight, land smiling and convince a majority …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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The Politico:
Rahm Emanuel hires Scott Fairchild, launches bid
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Daley: Obama's endorsement may not tip mayor's race
Discussion: CNN
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Glenn Beck is obsessed with Hitler and Woodrow Wilson.  (I'm just saying.)  —  Glenn Beck, the conservative television and radio host, is an amateur historian.  Very amateur.  —  One day, he rhetorically asked his Fox News viewers: “Why did we buy Alaska in the 1950s?”
Michael Patrick Leahy / Big Journalism:
News the Old Media Won't Tell You: More Trash at One Sparsely Attended Left Wing Rally Than at All the Tea Parties Around the Country in a Year and a Half  —  The pictures and videos of all the trash left behind at Saturday's left wing “One Nation” rally on the Mall in Washington …
Discussion: The Other McCain
Jack Kelly / Real Clear Politics:
The Rise of Black Republicans  —  I bet you haven't heard of Tim Scott, Allen West or Ryan Frazier.  If they were Democrats, I might lose that bet.  —  But they're not.  Mr. Scott, Mr. West and Mr. Frazier are three of the 14 black candidates running for Congress as Republicans this November.
Discussion: Babalú Blog
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Washington Examiner:
Tea Party dominance was inevitable — and I told you so  —  I told you so.  —  On April 15, 2009, as the first nationwide wave of Tea Party protests broke out, I wrote: “What's most striking about the tea-party movement is that most of the organizers haven't ever organized, or even participated, in a protest rally before.
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Verizon Wireless to Pay Millions in Refunds  —  WASHINGTON — Verizon Wireless said on Sunday that it would pay up to $90 million in refunds to 15 million cellphone customers who were wrongly charged for data sessions or Internet use, one of the largest customer refunds by a telecommunications company.
Travel.State.Gov:
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE  —  Europe  —  The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the potential for terrorist attacks in Europe.  Current information suggests that al-Qa'ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks.  European governments have taken action to guard …
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Scott Shane / New York Times:
U.S. Issues Terrorism Alert for Travel to Europe
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Sanders: GOPs ‘do not want Americans to succeed’; Obama should steer left  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Sunday that Republicans “do not want Americans to succeed” in laying out his case for energizing the liberal base to go to the polls in November.  —  Sanders, a self-proclaimed …
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David S Morgan / CBS News:   Sanders: GOP Doesn't Want America to Succeed
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Cornyn: ‘Significant’ wins ahead; Menendez: No GOP Senate ahead  —  The two heads of the senatorial campaign arms sparred Sunday over how their parties would fare in elections a month from now, with Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (N.J.) …
Discussion: CNN and The Hill
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Bloomberg:
Unemployment in U.S. Probably Rose as Recovery Can't Generate Enough Jobs
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Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Conyers lost driver's license after renewal check bounced
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
White House: Dems gaining ground on GOP in voter enthusiasm
Discussion: The Politico
William Yong / New York Times:
Iran Says It Arrested Computer Worm Suspects
Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Midterms outlook: Purely partisan
Discussion: CNN
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CNN:
Key senator lashes out at Pakistan government
Discussion: Raw Story
Stephen C. Webster / Raw Story:
Breitbart disowns O'Keefe, demands apology for failed ‘love boat’ prank
Ali Akbar Dareini / Associated Press:
Ahmadinejad calls for US leaders to be ‘buried’
Los Angeles Times:
Brown, Whitman heatedly debate illegal immigration
Joe Weisenthal / Clusterstock:
Investors Were Heard Making Chimp Sounds And Yelling “Short Ireland” …
Discussion: Felix Salmon and Balloon Juice
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