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10:30 AM ET, October 6, 2010

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CNN:
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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Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
A Clinton-Biden swap ‘on the table’?  Absolutely not, says Axelrod.  —  A tantalizing notion has gained steam around Washington in recent months: President Obama will toss Vice President Biden off the ticket in 2012 and replace him with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Ed Henry / CNN:
White House denies Obama-Clinton ticket in the works
Discussion: The Hill
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:   Woodward: Obama-Clinton ticket for 2012 is ‘on the table’
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.
Shane D'Aprile / The Hill:
POLL: GOP leads widely, Dems in danger but race for 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.
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
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Obama Strains to Get Liberals Back Into Fold Ahead of Vote  —  WASHINGTON — With four weeks until Congressional elections that will shape the remainder of his term, President Obama is increasingly focused on generating enthusiasm within the base that helped put him in the White House two years ago …
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.
Discussion: Guardian, Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
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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 …
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Political Punch:
Limbaugh Calls President Obama a ‘Jackass’  —  ABC News' Steven Portnoy reports:  —  Derision of the president on his program is nothing new, but Rush Limbaugh's tone today may have struck the ears of regular listeners as particularly disdainful, taking his contempt of the president to a new level.
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
Not So Hidden Influences … Like This Story Follow Slate's Fighting Words … - 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- Do Jews Run the Media?
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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 …
The Huffington Post:
‘Likely’ Voters: How Pollsters Define And Choose Them  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  We have seen the “likely voter” polling problem rear its head several times in recent weeks, but few examples have been as vivid as three national surveys released in the last 24 hours.
Mark Hemingway / Beltway Confidential:
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: Michael Steele is dancing for his GOP ‘master’  —  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:
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.
Michelle Malkin:
Obamacare waivers: Torquemada Sebelius spares McDonald's, unions  —  After an embarrassing leak about the dire potential consequences of forcing one of America's largest companies to abide by onerous Obamacare coverage mandates, HHS Secretary Kathleen “Torquemada” Sebelius decided that McDonald's …
Discussion: Bloomberg
The Huffington Post:
Moe Tucker, Velvet Underground Drummer, Stuns Fans With Tea Party Support (VIDEO)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  It's safe to assume that most Velvet Underground fans never imagined that “All Tomorrow's Parties” would end up referring to Tea Party rallies in Georgia.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Philly.com
Samantha Cameron / Telegraph:
Top 100 most influential Right-wingers: 25-1  —  The final part of our list looking at who wields power on the Right of British politics.  —  Compiled by Iain Dale and Brian Brivati  —  Former Prime Minister  —  It took the election of a new Conservative Prime Minister to finally nail …
Discussion: Guardian and Iain Dale's Diary
Jamelle Bouie / American Prospect:
Black People Have Other Things to Worry About.  —  Jeffrey Goldberg wants to know two things: First, do Republicans actually believe they can win African American voters while supporting politicians who endorse Confederacy-worship, and second, how can African Americans in the South live surrounded …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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 …
Neil King Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Tea Parties Forge Alliances in Bid to Advance Agendas  —  RICHMOND, Va.—The tea-party movement is turning more professional.  —  Around the country, tea-party groups are building increasingly sophisticated political organizations and overcoming early bickering to push legislative platforms …
Jack Chang / Sacramento Bee:
Whitman spends record $140 million on campaign  —  Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman spent a record $140 million on her campaign through the end of September, including about $55 million since winning her party's nomination in June, according to campaign finance records filed Tuesday.
Ken Ward Jr / Charleston Gazette:
Manchin expected to sue EPA over mining permits  —  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Joe Manchin has scheduled a press conference Wednesday morning where he is expected to announce that the state is filing suit against the federal government over the Obama administration's crackdown on mountaintop removal coal mining.
Daniel Foster / National Review:
Krugman Gets Pay-to-Spray Wrong  —  The steady stream of e-mails on the South Fulton fire story — 70/30 disagreeing with me — continues, as if issuing from the working end of a fire hose located anywhere else but in South Fulton, Tennessee.  —  I don't have much more to add …
Peterhamby / CNN:
Palin: Abortion ‘essential’ issue in midterm elections  —  Houston, Texas (CNN) - Sarah Palin starkly framed the midterm elections on Tuesday as a choice between political candidates who favor a “culture of life” and those on the opposite side of the issue wanting to implement “a culture of death.”
Discussion: The Politico, Shakesville and GOP 12
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.
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Green Supremacists  —  An environmentalist fantasy of violent totalitarianism.  —  What kind of people blow up children?  —  White supremacists, for one example.  On the morning of Sept. 15, 1963, members of a Ku Klux Klan “splinter group” set off dynamite under the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church …
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
 
 
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
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Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
W.H. on bomber: System worked
Fox News:
Trump ‘Seriously Considering’ 2012 Presidential Bid
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Bennet slightly ahead
Discussion: ColoradoPols.com and The Spot
Bruce Horovitz / USA Today:
Frito-Lay sends noisy, ‘green’ SunChips bag to the dump
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Florida Lawmaker Is a Proud Firebrand
Discussion: The Reid Report and CNN
 Earlier Items: 
Larry O'Connor / Breitbart.tv:
Oliver Stone: Sarah Palin's a Moron, Know-Nothing; Compares Her to KKK
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Female lobbyists cry foul as Republican lawmakers keep their distance on the Hill
Ariana Eunjung Cha / Washington Post:
Pelosi, others call for probe of foreclosure irregularities
Kate Zernike / The Caucus:
Nevada Tea Party Chairman Quits
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Biden: One more GOP budget gripe and ‘I am going to strangle them’
Discussion: Commentary, Weasel Zippers and CNN
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
That's Where the Money Is  —  It's beyond astonishing …