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10:30 AM ET, October 11, 2010


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Daily Mail:
Obama has the book thrown at him: Moment a missile narrowly misses the U.S. President's head during campaign rally  —  This is the astonishing moment a book was apparently hurled at the head of U.S. President Barack Obama during a campaign rally in Philadelphia.  —  The flying missile narrowly missed hitting the President today.
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
VIDEO- BOOK HURLED AT OBAMA IN PHILADELPHIA  —  The state-run media today reported that Obama's Sunday event, before a mostly black audience, was somewhat smaller and less enthusiastic than last week's rally in Madison...  Except for the book that was hurled at his head that the media ignored.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and theblogprof
Elizabeth A. Harris / New York Times:
Paladino Laces Speech With Antigay Remarks  —  The Republican candidate for governor, Carl P. Paladino, told a gathering in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Sunday that children should not be “brainwashed” into thinking that homosexuality was acceptable, and criticized his opponent …
Washington Post:
Obama continues attack on Chamber of Commerce  —  The White House intensified its attacks Sunday on the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its alleged ties to foreign donors, part of an escalating Democratic effort to link Republican allies with corporate and overseas interests ahead of the November midterm elections.
Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
Axelrod: Chamber must prove foreign money allegations false
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Obama Ratchets Up Tone Against G.O.P.
Discussion: YID With LID and Sweetness & Light
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Hey, Small Spender  —  Here's the narrative you hear everywhere: President Obama has presided over a huge expansion of government, but unemployment has remained high.  And this proves that government spending can't create jobs.  —  Here's what you need to know: The whole story is a myth.
Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
3 Share Nobel Economics Prize for Labor Analysis  —  The 2010 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science was awarded on Monday to Peter A. Diamond, Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A Pissarides for their work on markets where buyers and sellers have difficulty finding each other, in particular in labor markets.
Mark Halperin / Time:
Why Obama Is in the Jaws of Political Death  —  Barack Obama is being politically crushed in a vise.  From above, by elite opinion about his competence.  From below, by mass anger and anxiety over unemployment.  And it is too late for him to do anything about this predicament until after November's elections.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Manchin: If health reform can't be fixed, ‘repeal the whole thing’  —  West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D), who is in a tough fight for a Senate seat, said Monday he'd support repealing the healthcare reform law if it can't be fixed.  —  Manchin, who's been falling behind in his race …
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
RACE OF THE DAY: W.Va.-01  —  When former President Bill Clinton …
Discussion: CNN
Wall Street Journal:
Congressional Staffers Gain From Trading in Stocks  —  WASHINGTON—Chris Miller nearly doubled his $3,500 stock investment in a renewable-energy firm in 2008.  It was a perfectly legal bet, but he's no ordinary investor.  —  Mr. Miller is the top energy-policy adviser to Nevada Democrat …
Washington Post:
Cable news chatter is changing the electoral landscape  —  When Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell appeared on Sean Hannity's Fox News program, he read her some advice from another Fox commentator, Sarah Palin.  —  Palin, urging the Delaware Republican to “speak through Fox News,” …
Discussion: Associated Press
Washington Post:
Obama administration does not support national freeze on foreclosures  —  The Obama administration does not support a nationwide moratorium on foreclosures at this time, Federal Housing Administration Commissioner David Stevens said Sunday in an e-mail response to questions.
The Politico:
Newt Gingrich: on the edge or over the line?  —  In August, Newt Gingrich compared backers of a mosque near Ground Zero to Nazis putting up signs at the Holocaust museum.  In September, came his assertion that President Barack Obama is motivated by a “Kenyan anti-colonial” world view.
John Hamilton / Media Matters for America:
“Progressive Hunter”  —  Jailhouse Confession: How the right-wing media and Glenn Beck's chalkboard drove Byron Williams to plot assassination … Byron Williams' alleged domestic terror plot began in Groveland, a tiny Gold Rush town nestled high in the Sierras, three hours east of San Francisco.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Incumbents Polling Below 50% Often Win Re-Election, Despite Conventional Wisdom  —  Read enough polling commentary, and you're sure to encounter arguments like this one: … That was from The Hotline's Josh Kraushaar.  Here is Real Clear Politics' Sean Trende making a version of the same claim.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Gov. Rendell at rally: ‘Vote like your life depends on it ... because it just might’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Associated Press:
Private spaceship makes 1st solo glide flight
Discussion: New York Magazine
Ben McGrath / New Yorker:
SEARCH AND DESTROY  —  Nick Denton's blog empire.
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
CNN Will Give ‘Parker Spitzer’ Time to Grow
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Shadowy players in a new class war
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Greg Gordon / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
How Hank Paulson's inaction helped Goldman Sachs
Discussion: POWIP and Prairie Weather
Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: New York Violating MOVE Act
Discussion: BLACKFIVE and Weasel Zippers
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Democratic struggles could cost handful of contests
Discussion: The Other McCain and The Page
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
HOLY COW!  Republican AZ-7 Challenger McClung Now in ‘Dead Heat’ with Grijalva
Scores arrested in Belgrade after anti-gay riot
Discussion: Guardian, Gawker, Truthdig and Biased BBC
Suzi Parker / Politics Daily:
Blanche Lincoln and Arkansas Democrats Battle the Red Tide
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Number of Competitive House Races Doubles from Recent Years