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1:05 AM ET, October 13, 2010


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Associated Press:
Judge Orders Injunction on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'  —  SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday stopping enforcement of the “don't ask, don't tell” policy, ending the military's 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops.  —  U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips' landmark ruling …
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Judge bans 'don't ask' policy worldwide
Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
Judge imposes ban on 'don't ask', don't tell' policy on gays …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Dem candidate: DCCC canceled ads because I won't support Pelosi  —  A Democratic candidate for Congress accused the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) of pulling its support for his campaign because he said he wouldn't support Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as House Speaker.
Jeremy P. Jacobs / Hotline On Call:
DCCC Cuts Ad Buys In 6 Districts  —  The DCCC formalized its triage operation on Tuesday, moving money out of battleground races where it looks like Republicans have already marshaled significant leads.  —  In six districts — three open seats previously held by Democrats and three …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Sharron Angle raised $14 million in 3rd quarter  —  Former Nevada state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle raised $14 million over the last three months for her race against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.  AP Photo/Cathleen Allison  —  Updated, 5:21 pm  —  Former Nevada state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Reid holds a small lead
Discussion: National Review and TPMDC
Tony Perkins / Washington Post:
Christian compassion requires the truth about harms of homosexuality  —  The media has recently been filled with reports of several recent suicides by teenagers who are reported to have been victims of “anti-gay” bullying.  Some homosexual activist groups lay blame at the feet …
The Sound You Hear is Kay Graham Weeping.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Michelle Malkin:
Celebrating American Chile; Update: Live rescue video link added; brief Obama statement; 10:45pm ET 1st rescuer in the mine; 1st miner sent up!  ; 11:17pm ET SAFE. 32 more to go; Pinera: “[Q]ue gratitud con Dios!”  —  12:15am ET Second miner Mario Sepúlveda Espinace is out of the mine, safe, and whooping it up!
Pam Key / The Blaze:
CLINTON HECKLED IN BLUE NEW YORK, SAYS HALF OF REPUBLICANS NEED PSYCHIATRIC HELP  —  MICKGOBLIN  —  He didnt do crap to balance the budget.  It was supply side economics kicking in back from Reagan and the computer industry.  Fine one thing he did to balance the budget?  He didnt do crap!
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Official: Mexican investigator beheaded  —  (CNN) — The severed head of the lead Mexican investigator in the Falcon Lake case, Rolando Armando Flores Villegas, was delivered Tuesday in a suitcase to the Mexican military, Texas Rep. Aaron Pena told CNN.  —  But a spokesman for the attorney general …
Abby Phillip / The Politico:
Barack Obama seeks to energize young voters  —  President Barack Obama tried to fire up the Twitter generation during a live-streamed town hall event Tuesday night in hopes of reigniting the social media network that served him so well in 2008.  —  A low-key Obama, answering questions …
Discussion: CNN
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Axelrod: We'll keep pounding outside spending and foreign money
National Review:
Obama's McCarthyite Moment
Discussion: Rumproast and Power Line
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Paralysis of the State  —  Sometimes a local issue perfectly illuminates a larger national problem.  Such is the case with the opposition of the New Jersey governor, Chris Christie, to construction of a new tunnel between his state and New York.  —  Christie argues that a state …
Jeremy P. Jacobs / Hotline On Call:
Paladino Curses Eric Holder  —  It's already been a rough week for Republican Carl Paladino's New York gubernatorial campaign and it looks like the hits are going to keep on coming.  —  In a previously unreleased video obtained by Hotline On Call, Paladino has some choice words …
Chris Geidner / Poliglot:
BREAKING, PART 2: DOJ TO APPEAL DOMA DECISIONS  —  [NOTE: This post was updated throughout Tuesday evening.]  —  In a move expected by most legal observers, the U.S. Department of Justice this afternoon filed notices of appeal in two cases striking down the federal definition of marriage …
Brendan Farrington /
DCF won't appeal overturn of gay adoption ban
Discussion: Advocate and Pam's House Blend
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
TRENDING: Jabs in Connecticut Senate debate  —  (CNN) - The gloves were off as Democrat Richard Blumenthal and Republican Linda McMahon traded jabs over health care, taxes and personal character their third debate in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Connecticut.
Discussion: The Politico
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Miller, Murkowski in statistical tie  —  Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Republican nominee Joe Miller are in a dead heat, according to the latest poll out of the Alaska Senate race.  —  Miller still leads the field with 35 percent of the vote, but Murkowski received 33 percent for her write-in bid …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
In South Dakota: Another Sarah Palin?  —  A New Republican Star Takes on a Tough Democratic Incumbent  —  If money is any indication, the hottest Republican House candidate in the country is Kristi Noem.  The 38-year-old rancher has raised more campaign cash than any Republican house challenger in the country.
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Parker Spitzer Is Tanking CNN's Prime Time: Worst Ratings In 10 Years  —  CNN's prime time ratings woes are only increasing with new program Parker Spitzer.  —  Monday night was the lowest weekday prime time rating average in more than 10 years, since June 28, 2000.  And it wasn't just the 8pmET that was seeing low ratings.
Discussion: Hot Air and Doug Ross
Ryan J. Reilly / TPMMuckraker:
Mark Kirk Sends Poll Monitors To ‘Vulnerable,’ Largely African-American Neighborhoods  —  In a private phone conversation that was secretly recorded, Mark Kirk, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Illinois, told state Republican leaders last week about his plan to send “voter integrity” …
David Frum / FrumForum:
About Alex Knepper  —  For some months, we have been occasionally publishing here at FrumForum the work of an American University undergraduate named Alex Knepper.  Alex Knepper is an outspoken young libertarian, a brave and brainy writer of real promise.  —  Alex also published …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Obama's Lost Narrative  —  Nyhan goes after the Democrats for baseless attacks against the US Chamber of Commerce.  It is very depressing to see them descend to this kind of stuff.  What they need are not tactics and resentment, which is what we're seeing.  What we need is a narrative of recovery and reform from Obama.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Jillian Rayfield / TPMDC:
Rich Iott Defends Nazis He Dresses Up As: ‘They Were Doing What They Thought Was Right’ (VIDEO)  —  Ohio Congressional candidate Rich Iott got grilled by Anderson Cooper last night on his rather unusual hobby of dressing up as a member of the 5th SS Wiking Panzer Division, a unit in the German army during World War II.
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Forget the Birthers, Here Come the DNAers  —  Man, here I thought that with Nazi re-enacters, witches, and tea baggers insisting they have a higher security clearance than the Commander in Chief, we had reached as low and as ridiculous as we could possibly get.  How sad that reality proved to be so much worse than my pessimism:
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
U.S.S. Cole attack survivors angry at Obama  —  The tenth anniversary of the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole on Tuesday conjured up painful memories for the families of the 17 Navy sailors who died in the terrorist attack, but it also revealed simmering anger at the Obama administration over the lack …
Discussion: Pat Dollard
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Great moments in cable news: What's Vanilla Ice doing these days anyway?  —  A reader spotted this blast from the past on Fox this morning.
Discussion: Gawker and New York Magazine
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A History of Network Neutrality
Discussion: Right Wing News
Rj Middleton / NBC Bay Area:
Watch Live: Final Gubernatorial Face-Off
Stephanie Cutter / White Blog Feed:
Putting an Old Rumor to Rest
Discussion: Washington Wire and Hit & Run
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Rand Paul's college group mocked Christians
Robert James Bidinotto / Big Government:
Will the ‘Ruling Class Right’ Rescue Vulnerable Dems?
Discussion: Riehl World View and AmSpecBlog
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Russ Feingold and the 42 percent problem
 Earlier Items: 
Ezra Klein:
Rattner: ‘This is how Congress keeps their foot on the neck of the executive branch’
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
The rise of the ‘ordinary’ elite
Alex Tabarrok / Marginal Revolution:
Economic Misconceptions  —  Students typically come …