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8:40 PM ET, October 6, 2010


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Fhardingj / CNN:
CNN/Time Poll: 1 in 10 in Nevada say ‘none of the above’  —  (CNN) - Nevada voters get to do what most Americans don't: They can vote for “none of the above.”  —  And a new survey in the deadlocked battle between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican challenger Sharron
Anill / Think Progress:
Angle And Vitter Use The Same Photo Of ‘Illegal Aliens’ In Racially-Tinged Attack Ads  —  Last month, Nevada senatorial candidate Sharron Angle (R) released an ad that portrayed opponent Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) as being the “best friend an illegal alien ever had.”
Fhardingj / CNN:
CNN/Time Poll: Blunt up 53-40 percent over Carnahan  —  (CNN) - Rep. Roy Blunt holds a double digit lead over Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan in the state's Senate battle, according to a new poll.  —  A CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday indicates …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
CNN poll: Reid down to ... 40%
Adam Serwer / The Plum Line:
Sharron Angle's ‘Willie Horton’ ad
Matthew Continetti / Weekly Standard:
TWS Exclusive: Todd Palin Responds to Miller Flap  —  Yesterday, the anti-Palin blog Mudflats leaked an email that Todd Palin had sent to several people, in which he complained about something Alaska Republican senatorial candidate Joe Miller had (not) said about Sarah Palin's qualifications for the presidency.
Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
The Lesson of Todd Palin's Leaked E-Mail  —  Here's the thing about the leaked e-mail from Todd Palin to Joe Miller: if you go around sending aggressive e-mails to people, they're going to get out.  —  Yesterday afternoon, the Alaska political blog The Mudflats published an e-mail from Todd Palin …
Discussion: GOP 12
Christian Heinze / GOP 12:
Joe Miller: Palin is constitutionally-qualified  —  On Fox News this afternoon, Megyn Kelly read Todd Palin's email slamming Joe Miller to Miller himself, and asked — twice — whether Palin was qualified to be President.  —  Miller eventually said she was qualified, invoking …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Understanding and Misunderstanding the ‘Enthusiasm Gap’  —  I was an early adopter of the term “enthusiasm gap” in the context of this year's elections, having first applied it in August 2009 — a summer of town-hall protests and Tea Party rallies — to describe polling numbers for Democrats …
Shane D'Aprile / The Hill:
POLL: Republicans lead widely; Dems in danger but race for the House tight  —  In a poll of 12 hotly contested races that could decide who controls the House in the 112th Congress, Republican challengers are beating freshman Democrats in 11 — and in the last one, the race is tied.
The Hill:   District by district: 12 freshman Democrats in danger
Ben Metcalfe Blog:
The .ly domain space to be considered unsafe  —  I would like to warn current and future owners of .ly domains of a concerning incident regarding the deletion of one of our prime domains ‘’ by (the domain registry and controlling body for the Libyan domain space '.ly').  —  In short:
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Judge Bars Major Witness From Terrorism Trial  —  Minutes before a major terrorism trial was about to begin, a federal judge barred prosecutors in Manhattan on Wednesday from using a key witness.  —  The government had acknowledged it learned about the witness from the defendant …
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Ruling could be setback for civilian terror trials
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Michelle Obama adds Richard Blumenthal to calendar  —  First lady Michelle Obama will stump for Democrat Richard Blumenthal later this month — another sign that the party is sending in the cavalry to aide its Connecticut Senate candidate.  —  Obama will stop in the Nutmeg State on Oct. 18 …
Discussion: CNN
Fhardingj / CNN:   CNN/Time Poll: Democrats up by double digits in Connecticut Senate battle
The University of Delaware:
Latest poll on Delaware Senate, House races shows Democrats with commanding leads despite Tea Party Republican Effort  —  CONTACT: Andrea Boyle, University of Delaware media relations, 302-831-1421,  —  Newark, DE - Newark, DE - Four weeks before Election Day 2010 …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Making Verizon-Ready iPhone by Year End  —  Apple Inc. plans to begin mass producing a new iPhone by the end of 2010 that would allow Verizon Wireless to sell the smartphone early next year, said people briefed by Apple.  —  The new iPhone would be similar in design to the iPhone 4 currently sold …
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Ohio Attorney General Sues GMAC, Seeks $25,000 per False Affidavit  —  This is big news.  I just got off a conference call with Richard Cordray, the Attorney General for the state of Ohio.  He has filed a lawsuit in Lucas County (Toledo) Common Pleas Court against GMAC Mortgage …
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
U.S. Chamber broadens attack on Think Progress, alleges Soros-funded plot to silence business  —  With Dems seizing on Think Progress' allegations that U.S. Chamber of Commerce attack ads may be partly funded with foreign cash, the Chamber sends over its most detailed response yet to the charges …
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.
Deggans / St. Petersburg Times:
EX-CNN anchor Rick Sanchez releases statement, says comments “never intended to suggest any sort of narrow mindedness.”  —  Former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez just released a statement saying his comments from last week were not intended to be “narrow-minded” and “should not have been made.”
Jeremy P. Jacobs / Hotline On Call:
DCCC Reducing Ad Buys In Key Districts  —  With less than four weeks left to Election Day, the DCCC is reshuffling where it plans to air ads in the final weeks of the campaign - a key indicator of the its candidates' strength in key battleground states.  —  According to ad buy data confirmed …
Matt Bai / New York Times:
Voter Disgust Isn't Only About Issues  —  KEANSBURG, N.J. — If you tune in to any of this week's candidate debates around the country, or watch any of the ads that are beginning to dominate the airwaves, you will hear that next month's midterm elections are about all the things you probably thought …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Tea-Partiers: Christianists, Not Libertarians  —  A survey shows that the Tea Partiers are mostly socially conservative.  Well: duh. … They are the hardest of the hardest core and the notion that they care about actually cutting spending as a key priority when none …
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Romney Deathwatch, Continued  —  Politico has a good piece today on a subject I've been banging on for a while — the mortal blowinflicted upon Mitt Romney's presidential hopes by the health care debate.  In 2008, a system consisting of a regulated individual markets, an individual mandate …
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Clinton laughs off VP rumors  —  (CNN) - Hours after White House press secretary Robert Gibbs poured cold water on the notion Hillary Clinton may take the VP slot ahead of the 2012 election, the secretary of state followed suit.  —  “I don't believe what I read,” Clinton said laughing during …
Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
STUDENTS GET NAKED FOR HEALTH CARE  —  We all know that sex sells and the folks at Campus Progress are using that to their advantage in a new video promoting youth involvement in the upcoming midterm elections.  —  “Back off my Coverage!” features college students bemoaning their lack …
Peter Wallsten / Wall Street Journal:
Democrats Look to Cultivate Pot Vote in 2012  —  Party Considers Legalization Efforts in Swing States Amid Signs California Measure Is Exciting Young, Liberal Voters  —  Democratic strategists are studying a California marijuana-legalization initiative to see if similar ballot measures could energize young …
Jillian Rayfield / TPMMuckraker:
Top Evangelical David Barton: Maybe Government Should ‘Regulate Homosexuality’  —  David Barton, an evangelical and social conservative well known for his somewhat revisionist history and appearances on Glenn Beck's show, yesterday took the opportunity on his radio show to ask that age-old question …
Roxana Tiron / The Hill:
Panel commissioned by Barney Frank recommends nearly $1T in defense cuts  —  A panel commissioned by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is recommending nearly $1 trillion in cuts to the Pentagon's budget during the next 10 years.  —  The Sustainable Defense Task Force, a commission of scholars …
Discussion: Think Progress and Balloon Juice
Dan Gilgoff / CNN:
Christian group pulls support for event challenging homosexuality  —  CNN's Dan Gilgoff filed this report:  —  A national Christian organization will stop sponsoring an annual event that encourages school students to “counter the promotion of homosexual behavior” because the event has become …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Another brilliant moment in AGW marketing  —  Because nothing sells policy like, er, images of people killing children.  Andrew Bolt alerts Australian readers to the latest in marketing from anthropogenic global-warming activists, this time from a group with the ironic name ACT-Responsible.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Thomas Lifson / American Thinker:
Obama To Get Out of Dodge After the Election  —  More evidence Obama knows there will be a Democrat bloodbath at the polls: he has changed his schedule and is flying away for 12 whole days, just two days after election, and is going to the other side of the world.
Discussion: Times of India and Michelle Malkin
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Memo Hints at Name Change for  —  NBC Universal and Microsoft, the parents of, are holding high-level talks about a name change, something that could be a risky endeavor for the second most popular news Web site in the United States.  —  The two parents have determined …
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