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7:25 PM ET, October 6, 2010

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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 …
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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
Discussion: Hot Air and Taegan Goddard's …
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: Democrats up by double digits in Connecticut Senate battle
Anill / Wonk Room:
Sharron Angle Adds Insult To Injury With New Racially-Tinged Immigration Ad
Discussion: The Plum Line, Salon and Daily Kos
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Michelle Obama adds Richard Blumenthal to calendar
Discussion: CNN
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.
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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
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 …
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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
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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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 ‘vb.ly’ by NIC.ly (the domain registry and controlling body for the Libyan domain space '.ly').  —  In short:
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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, aboyle@udel.edu  —  Newark, DE - Newark, DE - Four weeks before Election Day 2010 …
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 …
Discussion: Little Green Footballs and Hot Air
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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 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.
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 …
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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 …
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.”
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
Mark Hemingway / Beltway Confidential:
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: Michael Steele is dancing for his GOP ‘master’ UPDATED  —  I don't believe in reading racial tea leaves just for political gain, but what was Lawrence O'Donnell thinking?  Here's how he described RNC Chairman Michael Steele on his MSNBC program tonight:
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 …
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 Palmer / Slate:
Do Jews Really Control the Media? … Like This Story … - In 2008, Ross Douthat Said the GOP Needed To Change To Win.  What Does He Say Now?  - Finally, the Feds May Crack Down on Loathsome, Predatory Payday Lenders- The Beauty and Horror of the Shiloh Battlefield- The Weird Chinese City …
 
 
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Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
House Republicans plan $45 million TV ad blitz
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Deadline.com:
CNN's Piers Morgan Vows Format And Other Changes To Beat Fox News …
Henry Samuel / Telegraph:
France warns citizens: ‘terror attack in Britain highly likely’
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Health vote haunts anti-abortion Democrats
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Thomas Chatterton Williams / Wall Street Journal:
President Obama's ‘Rap Palate’
Tim Graham / NewsBusters.org:
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