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7:35 AM ET, October 18, 2010


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Richard Mauer / Anchorage Daily News:
Miller security guards handcuff editor  —  The editor of the Alaska Dispatch website was arrested by U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller's private security guards Sunday as the editor attempted to interview Miller on camera at the end of a public event in an Anchorage school.
Alaska Dispatch:
Alaska Dispatch editor detained at Miller event [updated]  —  Alaska Dispatch founder and editor Tony Hopfinger was grabbed and handcuffed by a private security detail working for U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller on Sunday while trying to ask the Fairbanks Republican questions following …
Miller security allegedly arrests journalist at public event  —  ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The editor of the Alaska Dispatch was handcuffed Sunday afternoon at a Joe Miller event.  Tony Hopfinger says he approached Miller to ask some questions at a Central Middle School town hall, but Miller's security guards said he was under arrest.
Meet the Press transcript for Oct. 17, 2010  —  on -  — More from: - TODAY - Nightly News - Meet the Press - Dateline - Morning Joe - Hardball - Countdown - Rachel Maddow - msnbc tv  —  MR. DAVID GREGORY: This Sunday, the president ramps up the campaign fight a little …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Michael Sandoval / National Review:
Slaphappy in CO-7: Perlmutter Slaps Frazier (Literally-w/video) Over Health Care; Candidates Exchange Verbal Jabs  —  Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter and GOP challenger Ryan Frazier verbally sparred over many issues, from energy and taxes to foreign policy and the national debt.
Blue Texan / Firedoglake:
All Together, Now: The Tea Party Isn't About Economic Insecurity  —  In his op-ed today, the normally razor sharp Frank Rich makes the same mistake I keep seeing over and over from the chattering classes. … Meh.  —  Anyone who thinks the Teabaggers' unhinged “anger and bitterness” …
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The Rage Won't End on Election Day
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
How GOP could win the 10 seats needed to take back Senate  —  Since 1930, party control of the House has flipped seven times.  And each time, Senate control has also switched.  —  The reason is simple: Wave elections are, well, wave-y.  If the voting public wants to send a message to the majority party …
Discussion: The Page
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Rare and Foolish  —  Last month a Chinese trawler operating in Japanese-controlled waters collided with two vessels of Japan's Coast Guard.  Japan detained the trawler's captain; China responded by cutting off Japan's access to crucial raw materials.  —  And there was nowhere else to turn …
Discussion: naked capitalism and FrumForum
The IEC make decisions to announce the Elections results.  —  The IEC Management Team gather at IEC, National Tally Center in Kabul, to audit the documents and make decisions on announcing election results.  To see the IEC decisions please click here.  —  The IEC Releases Partial and Preliminary Results
Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
Widespread Fraud Is Seen in Afghan Elections
Discussion: FrumForum
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
Rand Paul To Jack Conway: ‘You Demean Kentucky’  —  Whatever was left of the gloves in the heated Kentucky Senate race came off tonight.  In a televised debate from the University of Louisville, Republican nominee Rand Paul lashed out at his Democratic opponent, Jack Conway …
Jon Ralston / Las Vegas Sun Blogs:
Video: Angle tells Hispanic kids “I'm not sure those are Latinos” in her ad (!), says really about northern border (!!)  —  If this isn't Sharron Angle, the great revisionist historian, in a nutshell, I'm not sure what is.  —  In the video clip at right, you not only can see the GOP U.S …
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook in Privacy Breach  —  Top-Ranked Applications Transmit Personal IDs, a Journal Investigation Finds  —  Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the F8 developer conference this spring.  —  Many of the most popular applications, or “apps,” on the social-networking site Facebook Inc …
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Groups Push Legal Limits in Advertising  —  A recent television commercial sponsored by an Iowa-based nonprofit group, American Future Fund, attacking Representative Bobby Bright, an Alabama Democrat, could hardly have been more explicit in its closing: “On Election Day,” the narrator said, “take the right path.
Discussion: The Politico
France: Saudis warn of new al-Qaeda threat  —  French security forces have been on high alert for several weeks following earlier attack warnings  —  Saudi Arabia has warned France it is the target of an imminent al-Qaeda attack, French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux has said.
Discussion: Israel Matzav and protein wisdom
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Hawaii Senate  —  Hawaii Senate: Inouye (D) Holds Double-Digit Lead Over Cavasso (R)  —  Democrat Daniel Inouye has represented Hawaii in the U.S. Senate for 47 years, and he now holds a 13-point lead over Republican challenger Cam Cavasso in his bid for another six-year term.
Discussion: HillBuzz and National Review
New York Times:
Amid Anger at Albany, Poll Shows Support for Cuomo  —  New York voters are profoundly pessimistic about the state economy, worried that they or someone in their household will be laid off in the coming year, and convinced that Albany is rife with corruption.
Jerry Brown: Vote for me and I'll pay for illegals to go to college even though CA is $9 billion in deficit  —  Once again, if they elect moonbeam, CA voters will get what they deserve:  —  via BrietbartTV.  How, pray tell, will that improve California's economy?
Tanya Somanader / ThinkProgress:
Asked 7 Times, Fiorina Fails To Give A Frustrated Wallace One Solution To Cut Spending  —  Touting her outisde, business-executive saavy, GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina (R-CA) constantly chants the GOP mantra to cut government spending.  She even released a budget plan last month intended …
Discussion: TBogg and News Hounds
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
A Canadian line of Campbell's soups has activists stewing over Islamic connection  —  Andy Warhol found artistic inspiration in a can of Campbell's tomato soup.  These days, some activists are finding sinister Muslim connections in the same can.  —  Campbell Soup Co., the Camden, N.J. …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Mother Jones
Elyse Siegel / The Huffington Post:
John McCain: I'd ‘Absolutely’ Filibuster 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal (VIDEO)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) signaled over the weekend that he would filibuster any measure put forth in the Senate aiming to repeal “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” during a lame-duck session following the November midterm election.
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Phil Stewart / Reuters:
Pentagon braces for huge WikiLeaks dump on Iraq war
Discussion: The Page
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Labor increases spending on ads in midterm campaign home stretch
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David Segal / New York Times:
The X Factor of Economics: People
Discussion: Marginal Revolution and EconLog
Washington Post:
Graham: Obama is taking over ‘most of society’
Suzanne Vranica / Washington Wire:
Political Ads Help Bolster TV Business
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Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Axelrod continues Democrats' offensive on Chamber donations