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11:30 PM ET, October 6, 2010

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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.
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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 …
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Poll: Sarah Palin woes could hurt Carly Fiorina  —  Nearly six of 10 California voters have a negative view of Sarah Palin, whose endorsement could be dragging down the state's GOP Senate nominee, according to a new Field Poll.  —  The former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee …
Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:   The Lesson of Todd Palin's Leaked E-Mail
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
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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 …
Discussion: Ballot Box and Gateway Pundit
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
CNN poll: Reid down to ... 40%
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.”
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Adam Serwer / The Plum Line:
Sharron Angle's ‘Willie Horton’ ad
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 ‘vb.ly’ by NIC.ly (the domain registry and controlling body for the Libyan domain space '.ly').  —  In short:
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Townhall.com:
Armstrong Williams Who Rules the Tea Party?  —  Who rules the tea party?  —  Is it Sarah Palin and her lunch pail brand of God, guns and the Constitution?  Is it Dick Armey, the former House majority leader who danced to his own tune and was the mastermind behind the GOP's Contract with America?
Discussion: Firedoglake
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Tea-Partiers: Christianists, Not Libertarians
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 …
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Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Ruling could be setback for civilian terror trials
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 …
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
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Fhardingj / CNN:   CNN/Time Poll: Democrats up by double digits in Connecticut Senate battle
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 …
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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Denial and Speculation Follow Woodward's Hint of a Clinton-Biden Swap
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Memo Hints at Name Change for MSNBC.com  —  NBC Universal and Microsoft, the parents of MSNBC.com, 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 …
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 …
Frank Ross / Big Journalism:
Great Moments in Media Buys: Col. Allen West Challenges Obama to a Debate  —  Gotta love this guy:  —  Now there's a debate we'd pay to see.  Who do you think would win?  —  Col. West?  —  Or the Commander-in-Chief?
Discussion: five feet of fury.
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.
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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 …
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.”
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 …
Howard Kurtz:
A personal note  —  I've just discovered what it is like to become a media metaphor.  —  My announcement that I'm leaving The Washington Post after 29 years to join The Daily Beast, the two-year-old Web site founded by Tina Brown, triggered all sorts of coverage.
WTVD-TV:
Federal subpoenas issued in John Edwards investigation  —  john edwards, rielle hunter, local/state  —  RALEIGH (WTVD) — The ABC11 Eyewitness News I-Team has learned federal prosecutors in Raleigh have issued a new round of subpoenas in their investigation of former NC Senator John Edwards.
Discussion: TalkLeft, Ben Smith's Blog and ABCNEWS
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 …
The Huffington Post:
Pelosi Stacked Deficit Commission To Protect Social Security  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Nancy Pelosi will be prepared to beat back a run on Social Security or Medicare if the deficit commission recommends cuts to the popular entitlement program following the November election.
Discussion: Firedoglake
Dina Cappiello / Associated Press:
Panel: Gov't blocked scientists on spill estimate  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration blocked efforts by government scientists to tell the public just how bad the Gulf oil spill could become and committed other missteps that raised questions about its competence and candor during the crisis …
TPMDC:
Johnson Testified To Protect Catholic Church From Sex Abuse Lawsuits  —  As a member of the finance council for the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay until he resigned to run for Senate this year, Ron Johnson served alongside a bishop named Robert Morneau who, as a Church leader …
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 …
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 …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
GOPers turn on Jim DeMint's hateful rant against gays and single moms  —  Sen. Jim DeMint, the crazy leader of the Teabirchers, once again put his stamp on the insane thinking that now dominates the conservative movement.  It's Anita Bryant all over again.  The hate of teh Gay and single moms …
 
 
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Another brilliant moment in AGW marketing
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Catherine Rampell / Economix:
‘Fairly Bad’ or ‘Very Bad’ Economic Assumptions
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Roxana Tiron / The Hill:
Panel commissioned by Barney Frank recommends nearly $1T in defense cuts
Discussion: Think Progress and Balloon Juice
Deadline.com:
CNN's Piers Morgan Vows Format And Other Changes To Beat Fox News …
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Thomas Lifson / American Thinker:
Obama To Get Out of Dodge After the Election
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CNN:
A diplomatic imbroglio: Ambassadors denied entry to White House party
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Jonathan H. Adler / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Why Oh Why Can't We Have Better EconProf Bloggers?
Tim Graham / NewsBusters.org:
Daily Kos: Ed Schultz Marred ‘One Nation’ …