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11:55 AM ET, October 4, 2010


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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”  — Team Angle on tape: Shows she is ‘blunt, plain spoken’ leader: Team Reid: ‘supreme hypocrisy’ by trying to make deal  —  That's just some of what GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Tell us what you really think, Ms. Angle
Discussion: Wonkette and The Blaze
Aharding / CNN:
Steele rallies GOP in Nevada
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Brown: Tea Partiers ‘do not seem to much like America the way we are’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Chasing Fox  —  The loud, cartoonish blood sport that's engorged MSNBC, exhausted CNN—and is making our body politic delirious.  —  In the spring of 2006, a year and a half after he was hired to run CNN/U.S., Jonathan Klein went to his boss Jim Walton with an idea.  CNN was in trouble.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Mediaite
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer, CNN's duo of civil dispute  —  They are, somewhat self-consciously, an odd couple, the Northern pol and the Southern belle, the prosecutor and the journalist, the man trying to recover from disgrace and the woman graciously forgiving his sins.
How the Roberts Court disguises its conservatism.  —  It's dark and silent.  Reporters trickle into the grand ceremonial room from a door on the left; like everyone, they've been instructed that no recording devices of any sort are allowed.  A clutch of spectators, some of whom have been waiting for hours, enters at the rear.
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
AS THE WORLD BURNS  —  How the Senate and the White House missed their best chance to deal with climate change.  —  On April 20, 2010, Senators John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, and Joseph Lieberman, along with three aides, visited Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's chief of staff, at the White House.
Jonathan Weisman / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Likely to Scale Back Legislative Plans  —  In New Political Landscape, Incremental Approach Is in Works to Get Support for Some Proposals on Energy, Immigration  —  President Barack Obama, facing at best narrower Democratic majorities in Congress next year, is likely to break …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Fear and Favor  —  A note to Tea Party activists: This is not the movie you think it is.  You probably imagine that you're starring in “The Birth of a Nation,” but you're actually just extras in a remake of “Citizen Kane.”  —  True, there have been some changes in the plot.
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Ominous new Gallup findings for Democrats: Blacks still love Obama, others not so much  —  The good news for President Obama is his popular support among blacks is holding steady at 91%.  —  The bad news is no other group of potential voters likes him that much.
Discussion: HillBuzz
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Obama Approval Averages 45% in September
Discussion: Politics Daily and Weasel Zippers
Aharding / CNN:
Trump says he's not behind mysterious NH poll  —  (CNN) - Business mogul Donald Trump is making clear he had nothing to do with a mysterious poll in New Hampshire that, accordant to TIME Magazine, asked Granite State voters about a potential Trump presidential bid.
Discussion: The Politico and Wonkette
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
DNC boasts best fundraising month in 2010 cycle with $16M  —  Democrats boasted their best fundraising month of this cycle, raising over $16 million in the month of September.  —  The Democratic National Committee (DNC) will report over $16 million in revenues from last month when its files …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
DNC rakes in $16 million in September
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
New Fund-Raising Record Gives Democrats Hope for Midterms
T.W. Farnamand Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Interest-group spending for midterm up fivefold from 2006; many sources secret  —  Interest groups are spending five times as much on the 2010 congressional elections as they did on the last midterms, and they are more secretive than ever about where that money is coming from.
MyFox DC:
Emanuel To Get Reacquainted With Chicago  —  CHICAGO - Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said he plans to hit Chicago's grocery stores, train stops, “bowling alleys and hot dog stands” as he prepares to run for mayor of the nation's third-largest city.
Discussion: theblogprof and HillBuzz
Michelle Malkin:   Rahm's first meet and greet
Kieran Crowley / New York Post:
Gay skydive teach axed for ‘gal grope’  —  Tweet  —  A skydiving instructor who joked with a female student that he couldn't be falling for her because he's gay has filed a discrimination suit, claiming he was cut loose from his job because of the quip.  —  Donald Zarda was strapped tightly …
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
No More Minumum Wage?:  Alaska Republican Says Feds Overstep Constitution  —  GOP Senate Candidate Hopes to Scale Back Federal Government's Power  —  Alaska's Joe Miller now has the solid support of the Republican establishment, but in an exclusive interview with ABC News …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Democrats seize on signs of hope  —  Once-despondent Democrats now believe that they may be able to avert a total midterm wipeout, as a series of important states now appears to be trending in their direction or growing more competitive.  —  The bad news: In a sign of how hostile …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Zaid Jilani / Think Progress:
Tennessee County's Subscription-Based Firefighters Watch As Family Home Burns Down  —  As ThinkProgress has noted, there are currently two competing visions of governance in the United States.  One, the conservative vision, believes in the on-your-own society, and informs a policy agenda …
Graham Bowley / New York Times:
Cheap Debt for Corporations Fails to Spur Economy  —  As many households and small businesses are being turned away by bank loan officers, large corporations are borrowing vast sums of money for next to nothing — simply because they can.  —  Companies like Microsoft are raising billions …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Half Sigma
W. James Antle III / Enter Stage Right:
Remembering Joe Sobran  —  Before there was Ann Coulter, there was Joseph Sobran.  The former National Review senior editor and syndicated columnist might have been the sharpest polemicist ever to skewer a liberal, the wittiest foe of the conventional wisdom ever to wield a pen.
Discussion: AmSpecBlog and National Review
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Iowa Democrats Bracing for Bloodbath in 2010 State House Elections
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
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Jacob Gershman / Wall Street Journal:
Paladino Turns to Policy
Ezra Klein:
Infrastructure: The best deal in the economy
Albert R. Hunt / New York Times:
In Congress, the Minority Is Just That
Discussion: Hot Air
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Patrick O'Connor / Bloomberg:
Rendell Says He'd Like to Succeed Emanuel, Not Expecting Offer From Obama
Discussion: CNN
Erika Lovley / The Politico:
Disloyal Dems: Will Pelosi strike back?
Discussion: Sweetness & Light
Richard Norton-Taylor / Guardian:
British intelligence denies US terror warnings sparked by new info
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Malcolm Gay / New York Times:
More States Allowing Guns in Bars
Discussion: Shakesville and Pam's House Blend
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Conyers lost driver's license after renewal check bounced
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Weasel Zippers
Jason Mattera / Human Events:
HUMAN EVENTS Reporter Assaulted at Leftist Rally