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2:40 AM ET, October 10, 2010

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John Markoff / New York Times:
Google Cars Drive Themselves, in Traffic  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Anyone driving the twists of Highway 1 between San Francisco and Los Angeles recently may have glimpsed a Toyota Prius with a curious funnel-like cylinder on the roof.  Harder to notice was that the person at the wheel was not actually driving.
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Jerry Brown: Mammograms not effective  —  Smelling blood after a Jerry Brown associate used the word “whore” in connection with Meg Whitman's campaign strategy, Republican sources have provided a 15-year-old video of the Democratic gubernatorial hopeful dismissing mammograms in an old interview.
Discussion: YID With LID and Ben Smith's Blog
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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
The Other Jerry Brown Insult: Police Chiefs Don't Read
Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:
Oh, Dear: Blumenthal Does Know How To Create Jobs  —  And he's created them — through his lawsuits.  —  “Businesses welcome them.”  —  Linda McMahon, your next commercial is waiting.  —  Thanks to Laura “Shanty Trollop” W.  —  Add-on from lauraw: I recently saw Linda McMahon …
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:   Scott Brown to Connecticut
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
‘Professional left’ says Obama's needling strategy won't work  —  High-profile liberals say President Obama's attempts to badger Democrats into voting will not work this November.  —  Jane Hamsher, founder of the blog FireDogLake.com, told The Hill in an email Friday that the strategy …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Humberto Fontova / Townhall.com:
Che Guevara; Guerrilla Doofus and Murdering Coward  —  Forty three years ago this week, Ernesto “Che” Guevara got a major dose of his own medicine.  Without trial he was declared a murderer, stood against a wall and shot.  Historically speaking, justice has rarely been better served.
Discussion: Power Line
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Rush Limbaugh says there will never be equality because “some people are just born to be slaves”  —  How dare you say there's racism in the Teabircher movement?  I'm so offended by that notion.  Isn't what Rush Limbaugh says just soooooo true? … He's absolutely correct because there were many people …
Toledo Blade:
Iott's Nazi re-enactments gain national attention  —  Republican U.S. House candidate Rich Iott received national attention Friday night he didn't seek.  —  Mr. Iott appears dressed in a Nazi uniform, along with several other men, in a photo that accompanies the lead item on theatlantic.com.
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Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Obama hits links for 52nd golf day  —  President Obama hit the golf course Saturday for what, by CBS News' Mark Knoller's calculation, was his 52nd such outing since taking office.  —  According to the White House pool report, Obama went golfing Saturday with his usual partners …
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
CNN:
Angle: Two American cities under Sharia law  —  (CNN) - Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle told a crowd of Tea Party rally-goers last week that two cities — Dearborn, Michigan and Frankford, Texas — are under Sharia law, the sacred law of Islam.  —  “We're talking about a militant …
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Vilified or Not, Pelosi Insists She's Winning  —  SAN FRANCISCO — While polls were showing her to be among the country's most disliked politicians, Democrats were ducking her on the campaign trail and the Republican Party chairman was riding around in a “Fire Pelosi!” bus, the speaker of the House was checking out mattresses.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Melena Ryzik / New York Times:
Reverend Billy's Revelation: A Role for Money  —  Two weeks ago Reverend Billy, the performance artist and activist best known as the leader of the Church of Stop Shopping, was plying his trade, public proselytizing.  He and 15 members of the church's choir traveled from New York to Washington …
Discussion: Power Line and Boing Boing
Brian Doherty / Hit & Run:
Baby Snatching: It's Hilarious When We Just Don't Like Their Kind  —  A fascinating culture-war blog entry plus comments at Wonkette, well worth reading for people confused as hell as why Sarah Palin is able to succeed selling a sense of “they hate us but really we are more than OK” to lots of Americans.
New York Times:
Lured Into a Trap, Then Tortured for Being Gay  —  He was told there was a party at a brick house on Osborne Place, a quiet block set on a steep hill in the Bronx.  He showed up last Sunday night as instructed, with plenty of cans of malt liquor.  What he walked into was not a party at all …
 
 
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Susan M. Collins / Washington Post:
Why divided government would be less divisive
Discussion: Mother Jones
Van Helsing / Moonbattery:
Obama Vacation Photos
Bshaw / Orlando Sentinel:
Cook Report moves Grayson race to ‘leans Republican’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
China, Angered by Peace Prize, Blocks Celebration
Ronald Brownstein / National Journal Online:
GOP Gives Climate Science A Cold Shoulder
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
The Marine Who Has Barney Frank Worried
Discussion: sisu
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Conspiracy theorists find validation from Glenn Beck
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Macroeconomics: Can Anyone Play This Game?
Discussion: Paul Krugman
Timothy F. Geithner / Washington Post:
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner tackles five myths about TARP
Discussion: EconLog and Economist's View
Imre Beke Jr / New York Post:
Portrait of endangered NY Democrat
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
Policy at Its Worst  —  We can go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Constellation Energy shelves plan for Calvert Cliffs reactor