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11:20 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 …
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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
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.
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
DNC rakes in $16 million in September
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
DNC boasts best fundraising month in 2010 cycle with $16M
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
New Fund-Raising Record Gives Democrats Hope for Midterms
Slate:
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.
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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.
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
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer, CNN's duo of civil dispute
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.
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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 …
thepage.time.com:
TRUMP CARD  —  PAGE EXCLUSIVE: New Hampshire voters polled by phone on their feelings about The Donald and 2012.  —  Read the startling details after the jump.  —  According to sources familiar with the calls, New Hampshire residents received a telephone poll in September testing multiple …
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Aharding / CNN:   TRENDING: Trump says he's not behind mysterious NH poll
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
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Obama Approval Averages 45% in September
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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 and Hot Air
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
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 …
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
Steven Rattner / Financial Times:
How an unloved bail-out saved America  —  America's troubled asset relief programme - better known as Tarp - died on Sunday, at the age of two.  The causes of death were bitter politics and financial illiteracy.  Hatched in the post-Lehman bankruptcy panic, Tarp allowed Barack Obama …
Eric Ostermeier / Smart Politics:
Iowa Democrats Bracing for Bloodbath in 2010 State House Elections  —  Democrats fail to field a candidate in 25 of 100 Iowa House contests - most by any major party since the lower chamber became a 100-member body in 1970; GOP fields its most candidates since 1980
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.
 
 
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Busted- High School Students Admit They're Getting Class Credit …
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Rendell Says He'd Like to Succeed Emanuel, Not Expecting Offer From Obama
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British intelligence denies US terror warnings sparked by new info
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More States Allowing Guns in Bars
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Conyers lost driver's license after renewal check bounced
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