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5:20 AM ET, October 6, 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 …
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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Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Would You Let This House Burn?  —  This sounds like a seminar topic …
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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Larry O'Connor / Breitbart.tv:
Oliver Stone: Sarah Palin's a Moron, Know-Nothing; Compares Her to KKK  —  Perhaps this will be a nightly feature on CNN's new, Parker-Spitzer Show.  Last night it was Aaron Sorkin calling Ms. Palin an “idiot” and tonight Oliver Stone has a turn.  He then compares her political success to the …
Michael Barone / Associated Press:
Dems turn on Obama over Iraq, Afghanistan, Gitmo  —  It's pretty clear that Democrats are less enthusiastic about voting this year than Republicans.  The latest evidence comes from Gallup, which reports that Republicans' 3 percent edge in congressional voting among registered voters increases …
Discussion: Power Line
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.
Jim O'Sullivan / Congressional Connection Poll:
Americans See Congress As ‘Bickering,’ And Unproductive  —  Public perception that Washington feuding is on the rise and has escalated to historic levels.  —  It was one of President George W. Bush's admitted disappointments in his presidency: his inability to “change the tone in Washington …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THEY WON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'VE GOT 'TIL IT'S GONE. …
Associated Press:
Presidential seal falls off podium as Obama speaks  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - The presidential seal has fallen off President Barack Obama's podium and clattered to the stage as Obama delivered a speech to a women's conference.  —  The president was joking with the audience and getting some laughs when he realized what happened.
Discussion: Babalú Blog and Pajamas Media
Washington Post:
Taliban in high-level talks with Karzai government, sources say  —  Taliban representatives and the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai have begun secret, high-level talks over a negotiated end to the war, according to Afghan and Arab sources.  —  The talks follow inconclusive meetings …
Michelle Boorstein / Washington Post:
Tea party, religious right often overlap, poll shows  —  A new poll shows that half of those who consider themselves part of the tea party movement also identify as part of the religious right, reflecting the complex - and sometimes contradictory - blend of bedfellows in the American conservative movement.
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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: Weasel Zippers and CNN
Damien Cave / New York Times:
A Florida Lawmaker Not Known for Subtlety, and Proud of It  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — Calling voters on behalf of Alan Grayson, the Florida congressman and Democratic firebrand, can require the finer arts of persuasion.  —  Even Democrats occasionally ask: Must he be so negative?
Discussion: The Reid Report and CNN
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.”
Kate Zernike / The Caucus:
Nevada Tea Party Chairman Quits  —  The head of the Nevada Tea Party resigned Tuesday after its candidate for Senate leaked a recording of Sharron Angle - the Republican running to replace Senator Harry Reid, the leader of the Democratic majority — in which she complained about Republican leaders …
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 …
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.
David Carr / New York Times:
At Flagging Tribune, Tales of a Bankrupt Culture  —  In January 2008, soon after the venerable Tribune Company was sold for $8.2 billion, Randy Michaels, a new top executive, ran into several other senior colleagues at the InterContinental Hotel next to the Tribune Tower in Chicago.
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: TBD All News and protein wisdom
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Bennet slightly ahead  —  It may be a little premature to start writing Michael Bennet's political obituary...PPP's newest Colorado poll finds him holding onto a 46-45 lead over Ken Buck.  —  Both candidates have their party base pretty much completely locked up: Bennet is winning 85% …
Discussion: ColoradoPols.com and The Spot
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
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.
Ben Howe / RedState:
The Socialist  —  Every age seeks visionaries to leave, in the wake of their genius, a changed world - but rarely are they found without a few strikeout also-rans getting a crack first.  In 2008, millions of Americans thought they had found the real thing.  —  Over the subsequent two years …
Discussion: Pajamas Media and The Other McCain
BBC:
‘Sexual element’ in Saudi prince's servant killing  —  CCTV of Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud and his servant was shown at the Old Bailey  —  A Saudi prince murdered his servant in an attack which had a “sexual element”, the Old Bailey has heard.  —  Bandar Abdulaziz, 32 …
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Democrats hold narrow leads in key California races  —  (Reuters) - The Democrats hold a narrow advantage in California where big-spending Republican Meg Whitman is struggling, as Democrats show increased enthusiasm about voting on November 2, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Tuesday.
 
 
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Fox News:
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Bob Herbert / New York Times:
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Ben Birnbaum / Washington Times:
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