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3:40 PM ET, October 5, 2010

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Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
On the right, hateful words are fired like bullets  —  I still ride a bike.  I do 12 miles, several days a week, and as I do so I listen to music — the Pandora service on my iPhone.  I have created a station that plays folk rock.  Lately, it has repeatedly played the Neil Young song “Ohio” …
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Michael C. Moynihan / Hit & Run:   The Worst Column of the Year: Congratulations Richard Cohen!
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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Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
NFL Tells Russ Feingold to Pull Campaign Ad  —  Senator Russ Feingold, a leading voice for tight regulations on campaigns and elections, has been contacted by the National Football League today for using NFL footage without permission for a new campaign ad.  —  In the ad, Feingold claims …
Levi Johnston / Washington Post:
Democrats gain in poll but GOP still leads as midterm elections near  —  Less than a month before the midterm elections, the political landscape remains strongly tilted toward Republicans, although Democrats have made modest improvements with voters since their late-summer low point, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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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.
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 …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Campaign watchdogs want IRS to probe Rove's American Crossroads  —  Two campaign finance watchdogs have asked the IRS to investigate a conservative group backed by Karl Rove.  —  Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center argue Crossroads GPS, a conservative group spending heavily …
Discussion: The Politico and DCCC
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
TRENDING: Rove-backed group faces allegations of tax abuse
AndrewHalcro.com:
Searching for Joe Miller's character  —  According to sources, a few years back, a judicial magistrate hired his wife in violaton of nepotism rules.  He had to fire his wife, who then went on to claim unemployment benefits.  —  A few years later the judicial magistrate …
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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:
Discussion: CNN and Swing State Project
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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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Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Why it doesn't feel like a recovery  —  The nation's economic woes boil down to this.
Jillian Rayfield / TPMMuckraker:
Missouri Tea Partiers, Joe The Plumber Join Movement Against ‘Radical’ Anti-Puppy Mill Legislation  —  Dog bites man or man bites dog?  —  A conservative group in Missouri is picking up the backing of the Tea Party and Joe The Plumber in its quest to stop the Humane Society of the United States …
Pew Hispanic Center:
Latinos and the 2010 Elections: Strong Support for Democrats; Weak Voter Motivation  —  In a year when support for Democratic candidates has eroded, the party's standing among one key voting group-Latinos-appears as strong as ever.  Two-thirds (65%) of Latino registered voters say they plan …
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PewResearch.org:
Latinos and the 2010 Elections  —  Strong Support for Democrats; Weak Voter Motivation
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Politics Daily
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Ways of Looking at Bank Profits  —  Annie Lowrey reports on yesterday's conference on financial regulation implementation: … I think some of this interest in financial sector profitability is a bit misguided, but since people want to lay down markers in this regard I think it's worth trying …
Discussion: Speakeasy and Clusterstock
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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.
Ben Birnbaum / Washington Times:
Shultz to Obama: 'You're out of your mind'  —  Former secretary of state blasts Afghan withdrawal date  —  Reagan-era Secretary of State George Shultz blasted President Obama Monday night for his scheduled July 2011 date to begin withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Moonbattery
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Ed Rendell to left on MSNBC: ‘Get over it’  —  Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says discouraged liberals need to “get over it” and support the Democratic Party, before they regret it.  —  “This isn't about President [Barack] Obama,” Rendell said on MSNBC's “Last Word” Monday night.
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Why Christine O'Donnell's New Ad Might Work  —  It begins with the candidate, to camera, announcing to voters that she, Christine O'Donnell, is not a witch.  One's temptation at this point would be to stop right here and begin to laugh like a hyena at a comedy show featuring the Dave Chappelle of hyenas.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
With Tagline, MSNBC Embraces a Political Identity  —  MSNBC, once the also-ran but now the No. 2 cable news channel, has a new tagline that embraces its progressive political identity.  —  The tagline, “Lean Forward,” will be publicly announced Tuesday, opening a planned …
Fox News:
GOP Rep. Cao ‘Hurt’ After Obama Endorses Dem, Warns of Opponent's Ethics History  —  Republican Rep. Joseph Cao — in an act of either selfless concern or political expediency — says he “must” warn President Obama that the Democratic candidate he's endorsed in the race has a history of ethical problems.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
Fiscal Sustainability and Fiscal Rules  —  The recent deep recession and the subsequent slow recovery have created severe budgetary pressures not only for many households and businesses, but for governments as well.  Indeed, in the United States, governments at all levels are grappling …
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Soft Side  —  By now everyone has an image of Rahm Emanuel.  He's the profanity-spewing political street-fighter.  He's the guy who once sent a dead fish to a political opponent.  This past week, “Saturday Night Live” spoofed him as an abrasive pit bull.
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Bachmann foe: She's not 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 …
Discussion: Liberty Pundits Blog
Jan Crawford / CBS News:
Kagan Leaves a Mark on Her First Day  —  There's been a lot of hyped-up consternation about whether Elena Kagan was ready to be a justice.  Among the nine, she is the only justice who hadn't first been an appeals court judge, and so the chatter among critics is that she would struggle because her learning curve was steep.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
‘Likely Voter’ Gap Favors G.O.P. by 6 Points; Gallup's Model Sees It Bigger  —  Democratic poll-watchers were having a pretty good Monday.  Rasmussen Reports had shown Republicans with a relatively small 3-point advantage on the generic ballot — the narrowest advantage that Rasmussen has shown for Republicans in about a year.
Wall Street Journal:
Frank's Own Battle Erodes Help for Fellow Democrats  —  It's the kind of political year in which even Rep. Barney Frank is being forced to break a sweat.  —  The Massachusetts Democrat, one of Congress's most well-known members, usually wins re-election by steamrolling his opponents.
 
 
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Dana Milbank / The Huffington Post:
Mormon Prophesy Behind Glenn Beck's Message
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Bob Herbert / New York Times:
That's Where the Money Is  —  It's beyond astonishing …
Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
Rand Paul Ad Features Obama Impersonator
Deborah Feyerick / CNN:
Times Square bomb plotter sentenced to life in prison
Tom Barton / Island Packet:
Graham warns Obama agenda ‘dead on arrival’ after mid-term election
Discussion: The Page and The Hill
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Sounding Like a Candidate!
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
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Charles Ferguson / Chronicle of Higher Education:
Larry Summers and the Subversion of Economics
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