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11:50 PM ET, October 5, 2010

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Jeanne Devon / The Huffington Post:
Internal Emails Suggest Palin to Run for President  —  What's Your Reaction:  —  ~Sarah Palin addresses the Conservative Patriots Group rally in Wasilla, Alaska on 9/11/10  —  It has long been speculated that former Alaska governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin would mount a bid for the White House in 2012.
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AKMuckraker / The Mudflats:
Internal Email Suggests Palin to Run for President  —  ~Sarah Palin addresses the Conservative Patriots Group rally in Wasilla, Alaska on 9/11/10  —  by Jeanne Devon  —  It has long been speculated that former Alaska governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin would mount a bid for the White House in 2012.
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Palin Backers Suspect Huckabee Loyalists on Joe Miller Staff Behind E-Mail Leak  —  “This is the worst sort of betrayal I've ever seen,” one source close to Sarah Palin said in describing the leak of an e-mail that Todd Palin sent to Joe Miller, the Alaska GOP Senate candidate.
CNN:
TRENDING: Obama-Clinton ticket ‘on the table,’ Woodward says  —  (CNN) - Some called a Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton pairing the “Dream Ticket” in 2008.  It didn't happen.  —  But what about 2012?  —  “It's on the table,” veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward told CNN's John King in an interview Tuesday on John King, USA.
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:   Woodward: Obama-Clinton ticket for 2012 is ‘on the table’
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Truth about the public option momentarily emerges, quickly scampers back into hiding  —  (updated below)  —  As I've noted before, the column of mine which produced the greatest level of hate mail and anger in the last year — both in terms of intensity and quantity — was this one from August …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and TalkLeft
Zaid Jilani / Think Progress:
Beck On Family's Home Burning Down As Firefighters Watched: ‘We Are Going To Have To Have These Things’  —  As ThinkProgress reported yesterday, last week South Fulton Fire Department firefighters from Obion, Tennessee, stood by and watched as the Cranick family's home burned down …
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Michael C. Moynihan / Hit & Run:
The Worst Column of the Year: Congratulations Richard Cohen!  —  It is getting increasingly difficult to keep track of all the idiotic columns written about the Tea Party.  But as we become inured to all the hyperventilating from Frank Rich, Eugene Robinson, and Bob Herbert …
Discussion: Fausta's Blog
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Michelle Boorstein / Washington Post:
Tea party, religious right often overlap, poll shows
JSOnline:
NFL asks Feingold to take down ad  —  The National Football League has asked the Russ Feingold campaign to take down a newly released ad that uses footage from NFL games.  —  NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told the Journal Sentinel that the league did not license the footage used in the ad.
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The Note:
Ad Watch: NFL Asks Feingold to Remove Video of Randy Moss Mooning
Discussion: The Politico
Ezra Klein:
The output gap in two graphs  —  Neil Irwin (with graphics help from Alicia Parlapiano) has a series of interactive graphs explaining both what's wrong with the economy and how long it will take to fit itself at different rates of growth.  I've copied one of the first atop this post, and this comes from Neil's introduction:
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Chris Stirewalt / Fox News:
Fox News Polls: GOP Poised to Gain or Hold Senate Seats in Key States  —  Democrats have a mountain to climb in West Virginia.  —  The latest Fox News battleground state surveys of five key states shows Republicans in good position to gain two seats and hold two seats left open by GOP retirements.
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Kate Zernike / The Caucus:
Nevada Tea Party Chairman Quits
Tina Brown / The Daily Beast:
Howard Kurtz Joins The Daily Beast  — trending topics - INNOVATORS SUMMIT - GET AMERICA BACK TO WORK - ELECTION ORACLE - FACEBOOK MOVIE - FASHION WEEK  —  Media and investigative reporter Howard Kurtz joins The Daily Beast as Washington Bureau Chief.  —  The Daily Beast turns two tomorrow …
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Erik Wemple / TBD All News:
Howard Kurtz to Daily Beast, leaves Washington Post (Interview)
Discussion: The Politico, Salon, Scocca and Romenesko
Dana Milbank / The Huffington Post:
Mormon Prophesy Behind Glenn Beck's Message  —  What's Your Reaction:  —  In one of his first appearances on Fox News, Glenn Beck sent a coded message to the nation's six million Mormons — or at least those Mormons who believe in what the Latter-day Saints call “the White Horse Prophecy.”
Menzie Chinn / Econbrowser:
The Incidence of Unemployment and Underemployment, by Income  —  As we ponder the plight of the over-$250K household income group (see the poignant story here), I think it worthwhile to examine the unemployment and underemployment rates for lower-income households.
New York Post:
Rick Sanchez apologizes to Jon Stewart for calling him a ‘bigot’  —  Tweet  —  Former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez apologized to comedian Jon Stewart for calling him a “bigot” in radio interview last week, Sanchez's wife revealed Monday.  —  “Rick apologized to jon stewart today,” Sanchez's wife …
The Politico:
Newt Gingrich memo: ‘Paychecks vs. food stamps’  —  Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House speaker and now general chairman of American Solutions for Winning the Future, plans to send this memo Tuesday to candidates across the country suggesting a “closing argument” for the final month of the campaign.
Discussion: Political Insider and GOP 12
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Female lobbyists cry foul as Republican lawmakers keep their distance on the Hill  —  Rep. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.) won't meet with women behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, fearing how staffers and aides could perceive it.  —  “It was Bill Graham's policy, and if it's good enough for Billy Graham, it's good enough for me,” Wamp said.
Discussion: protein wisdom and TBD All News
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Bachmann foe: She isn't doing ‘@#%!’  —  So long, Minnesota Nice.  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann's Democratic opponent is going off color with a new ad using an expletive to describe her service to the district.  —  In a web-only 30-second video posted Monday, Democrat Tarryl Clark accused Bachman …
The Politico:
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Obama will win in 2012  —  California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger predicted that President Barack Obama will win re-election in two years, especially if the Republican Party re-takes control of the House of Representatives in the November midterm elections.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / New York Post:
Every color but camo  —  Tweet  —  My daughter is looking through college-recruitment materials, and pretty much all of them go on at great length about “diversity.”  To judge from the brochures — not only the text but also the relentless photos of ethnically diverse students in various settings …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Biden: If I hear one more GOP budget gripe, ‘I am going to strangle them’  —  Vice President Biden jokingly expressed his frustration toward Republicans on Tuesday, accusing them of having insincere concerns about the budget deficit.  —  Biden jokingly said that GOP protests about the need …
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
That's Where the Money Is  —  It's beyond astonishing to me that John Boehner has a real chance to be speaker of the House of Representatives.  —  I've always thought of Mr. Boehner as one of the especially sleazy figures in a capital seething with sleaze.
Dan Gilgoff / CNN:
My Take: A Christian response to anti-gay bullying  —  Editor's Note: Warren Throckmorton, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Grove City College.  Along with Michael Frey, he leads the Golden Rule Pledge and blogs at warrenthrockmorton.com.  Don't miss an “AC360°” …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Democrats pour cash into redistricting bid  —  In an unusual public alliance of “good government” groups and liberal activists, several Democratic groups are quietly pouring millions of dollars into supporting two obscure Florida ballot measures that could be crucial to the long-term battle for control of Congress.
Discussion: Riehl World View
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Hoffman drops out  —  A reader forwards this email from the NRCC about Doug Hoffman pulling out of the race in NY-23, which is hard to see as anything but a massive headache for Democratic Rep. Bill Owen and a major gain for Republican Matt Doheny:
Fox News:
U.S. Tourist Calls on Obama to Step up Search for Husband's Body in Alleged Mexican Pirate Attack  —  An American woman who says her husband was gunned down by Mexican pirates called on the Obama administration Tuesday to step up the search for his body, as Mexican authorities begin to question her account.
Discussion: Pat Dollard and Wonkette
Lee Fang / Think Progress:
Exclusive: Foreign-Funded ‘U.S.’ Chamber Of Commerce Running Partisan Attack Ads  —  The largest attack campaign against Democrats this fall is being waged by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a trade association organized as a 501(c)(6) that can raise and spend unlimited funds without ever disclosing any of its donors.
 
 
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Steve Holland / Reuters:
Democrats hold narrow leads in key California races
Diane Macedo / Fox News:
Art Exhibit Depicting Jesus in a Sex Act Sparks Outrage in Colorado
Discussion: News Hounds, Moonbattery and Don Surber
Ariana Eunjung Cha / Washington Post:
Pelosi, others call for probe of foreclosure irregularities
Discussion: Politics Daily
Bluegrass Politics:
Rand Paul says Medicaid has created ‘intergenerational welfare’
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Crooks and Liars
Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
PEREZ HILTON NOT SO INTO POTUS
Discussion: Mediaite and Weasel Zippers
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Kenric Ward / sunshinestatenews.com:
Poll: Rick Scott Takes Lead, ‘Favored to Win’
Discussion: Hot Air
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Why Do African-Americans Forgive So Easily? (UPDATED)
Discussion: Mother Jones
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
When Titans Clash  —  Another day, another software patent verdict:
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Ben Birnbaum / Washington Times:
Shultz to Obama: 'You're out of your mind'
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Moonbattery
Pew Hispanic Center:
Latinos and the 2010 Elections: Strong Support for Democrats; Weak Voter Motivation