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11:05 AM ET, October 14, 2010

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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
O'Donnell Calls Coons a Marxist During Debate  —  Democratic candidate Chris Coons, left, and Republican candidate Christine O'Donnell wait for the start of a televised Delaware Senate debate at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del.  —  Christine O'Donnell, the Republican Delaware Senate candidate …
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James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Why Christine O'Donnell Could Be More Dangerous Than Sarah Palin  —  Because she has the idiot bravado of the talk show regular.  —  I write this 2/3rds of the way into her “debate” with Chris Coons in Newark, Delaware.  Sarah Palin was wounded by Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson …
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Christine O'Donnell-Chris Coons debate: Full transcript
Discussion: RedState
Paul / Power Line:   The wrong bogeyman  —  Here's a sidebar to the debate tonight …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Survey USA: Coons 54, O'Donnell 33
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner a rubber stamp for Pelosi?  —  It's an attack ad that writes itself: The House Republican leader, Rep. John Boehner (Ohio), votes with liberal Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a majority of the time.  —  The statistic seems impossible to believe, given the ferocity …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
POLL: Voters more likely to see Dems as dominated by extremists  —  Likely voters in battleground districts see extremists as having a more dominant influence over the Democratic Party than the GOP.  —  This result comes from The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll, which found that 44 percent …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Another Dem lawmaker backs off supporting Pelosi, wants Blue Dog for speaker  —  Another Democrat backed off supporting Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for speaker, saying he'd prefer to see a member of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition in the speaker's seat.  —  Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.) …
New York Times:
For Reid, No Shaking Tea Party Challenger  —  LAS VEGAS — Senator Harry Reid of Nevada first thought he could scrape his way to re-election by invoking his power as majority leader and reminding voters what that means for his home state.  When that didn't seem to work …
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Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Entering tonight's debate, poll shows Angle ahead of Reid  —  Gap remains within margin of error in battle for Senate seat  —  For the first time since Sharron Angle won the GOP primary, she's edging out U.S. Sen. Harry Reid in a new poll for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and 8NewsNow highlighting …
New York Times:
Bankers Ignored Signs of Trouble on Foreclosures  —  At JPMorgan Chase & Company, they were derided as “Burger King kids” — walk-in hires who were so inexperienced they barely knew what a mortgage was.  —  At Citigroup and GMAC, dotting the i's and crossing the t's on home foreclosures …
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Suzanne Kapner / Financial Times:
Wells adds to crisis over home seizures  —  The US mortgage foreclosure crisis deepened as it emerged that Wells Fargo may have used practices that prompted rivals to halt home repossessions, and JPMorgan Chase said banks might be fined over the issue.  —  Bank of America …
Quinnipiac University:
Blumenthal Opens Up Double-Digit Lead In Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Connecticut Poll Finds; Independent Voters Shift Back To Democrat  —  Reversing a months-long decline in his lead in the Connecticut U.S. Senate race, Democratic State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has opened up a 54 …
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Raymond Hernandez / New York Times:
Female Candidate Finds Tough Audience: Women
Discussion: New York Magazine
Elizabeth A. Harris / New York Times:
Rabbi Breaks With Paladino Over Apology  —  Well, that didn't last long.  —  The alliance between the Republican Carl P. Paladino and an Orthodox rabbi from Brooklyn has fallen apart, with the rabbi denouncing Mr. Paladino on Wednesday for his apology over remarks he had made about homosexuality on Sunday.
Michelle Sabolich / RealtyTrac:
Foreclosure Activity Increases 4 Percent in Third Quarter  —  Bank Repossessions and Scheduled Auctions Set Quarterly Records While New Defaults Continue to Decline  —  RealtyTrac® (realtytrac.com), the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released …
Discussion: Free exchange
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Fox News:
Obama: Republicans Will Have to Learn to Get Along With Me  —  President Obama reveals in a magazine article that he is weighing what to do if Republicans win the House majority next month, and has come up with a novel approach: Make the GOP work with him.  —  In a seeming twist …
Michael / Petrelis Files:
WH's Jarrett: Dead Gay Bully Victim  —  Made ‘Lifestyle Choice’  —  The last time I heard anyone use the obnoxious phrase “lifestyle choice” to describe a gay person's sexual orientation was during the Bill Clinton presidency when the gays were accused of wanting “special rights.”
Front Page Magazine:
Wilders' Trial: Win One, Lose One  —  Posted by Robert Spencer on Oct 14th, 2010 and filed under FrontPage.  You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0.  You can skip to the end and leave a response.  Pinging is currently not allowed.  —  Robert Spencer is a scholar …
Discussion: Liberty Pundits Blog
Adam Zielinski / WLS-AM 890:
Military ballots may not count in Illinois  —  CHICAGO (WLS) - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the state of Illinois missed the deadline for mailing absentee ballots to members of the military and other overseas American voters as part of a new federal overseas voting law.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Rove, Chamber ads widely debunked as false or misleading  —  Here's something important that's getting lost in the firefight over the money funding the ads by the U.S. Chamber and Karl Rove's groups: Many of the ads themselves have been debunked by independent fact checkers as false, grossly misleading, or marred with distortions.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Awesome: White House attacks on Rove's group lead to massive influx of donations
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Haley Barbour pushed for GOP chairman  —  A handful of well-known Republicans plan to go to Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour after Nov. 2 and urge him, for the good of his party, to run for chairman of the Republican National Committee rather than the party's nomination for president, as he currently plans.
Discussion: CNN
Nick Baumann / MoJo Articles:
Tea Party Frontrunner: Abolish Public Schools  —  In California, GOP congressional candidate David Harmer wants to eliminate public education.  But you won't hear him touting his extreme views on the campaign trail.  —  Post Comment  —  It's fairly common for conservative political candidates …
NY Daily News:
Mystery shiny objects floating over Manhattan spark UFO frenzy  —  A mysterious shiny object floating high over Manhattan's West Side set off a flurry of reports and wild speculation Wednesday that a UFO was flying over the city.  —  Police and the FAA said they began getting flooded …
Discussion: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
Sam Ritchie / Blog of Rights:
ICE Deports Non-Spanish Speaking American Citizen to Mexico  —  How does a U.S. citizen who has never been to Mexico, speaks no Spanish and shares no Mexican heritage end up being deported there, spending the next four months living on the streets and in the shelters and prisons of Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala?
Associated Press:
Pawlenty's national fundraising push tops $3M  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's national fundraising committee took in more than $565,000 between July and September, bringing his total haul above $3.1 million since forming the fund a year ago.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Charles Ashby / Daily Sentinel:
Anti-Obama billboard raises eyebrows  —  Caricatures are racist and homophobic, local Dems say  —  A Grand Junction billboard depicting President Barack Obama as a terrorist, a gangster, a Mexican bandit and a gay man is getting national attention.  —  The billboard, erected along …
News Press:
(2 of 2)  —  He continued that “if we find judgments have been entered against our instructions, wishes and they are within our control, we will deal with those and postpone any sale until after the review is completed.”  —  Bank of America announced its freeze for Florida and 22 other states Oct. 1 …
 
 
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James Hamilton / Econbrowser:
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Washington Post:
New Post-Kaiser-Harvard poll highlights Democrats' problem with senior voters
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