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10:00 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 …
Craig Medred / Alaska Dispatch:
Miller guard says editor refused to leave private event  —  A security guard who pushed Alaska Dispatch editor Tony Hopfinger into a wall and handcuffed him after a town hall meeting for Senate candidate Joe Miller on Sunday afternoon in Anchorage said he did so because Hopfinger refused to leave a private event.
Miller security allegedly arrests journalist at public event
William Yardley / The Caucus:
News Editor Detained by Security Guards for Alaska Senate Candidate
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Dems take in twice as much “foreign” money as Republicans  —  Over the weekend, some Democrats began questioning the White House strategy of demonizing third-party groups for potentially using foreign-raised money in political messaging.  Now we know why.  Apparently, the shrieking …
Discussion: CNN, Pajamas Media and The Hill
James Hohmann / The Politico:
The Democrats' brutal weekend  —  More bad polls.  More bad fundraising numbers.  More dreary talk on the Sunday shows.  —  It added up to a brutal weekend for Democrats, as the consensus among election analysts, already bearish on the party's prospects, took a turn for the worse over the past 48 hours.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:   Dems take swing at Muhammad Ali strategy to keep the House
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 …
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Rand Paul Debate Closing Statement: “I Will Not Be Shaking His Hand Tonight” (Video)
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 …
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 …
Barbara Starr / CNN:
NATO official: Bin Laden, deputy hiding in northwest Pakistan  —  Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri are believed to be hiding close to each other in houses in northwest Pakistan, but are not together, a senior NATO official said.
Byron York / Beltway Confidential:
Obama: Dems are in trouble because Americans aren't thinking clearly  —  At a Saturday-evening fundraiser held in the home of a wealthy Massachusetts hospital executive, President Obama suggested Democrats are having difficulties in midterm campaigning because Americans simply aren't thinking clearly.
The Huffington Post:
Obama: No Surprise That Hard-Pressed Pennsylvanians Turn Bitter
Discussion: Betsy's Page and RedState
Official: New al Qaeda threat targets Europe, ‘notably France’  —  Paris, France (CNN) — Saudi Arabian intelligence services are warning of a new terrorist threat from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula targeting Europe, especially France, French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said in a radio interview Sunday.
France: Saudis warn of new al-Qaeda threat
Discussion: Israel Matzav and protein wisdom
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
BUCK COMPARES HOMOSEXUALITY TO ALCOHOLISM.... Ken Buck has already made quite a name for himself as Colorado's right-wing Senate candidate.  From extremist positions on the issues to inexplicable professional misjudgments, the Republican nominee stands out — but not in a good way.
Discussion: The Reaction and Balloon Juice
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Tales of the Tea Party  —  A month ago, a U.C.L.A. graduate student named Emily Elkins spent hours roaming a Tea Party rally on the Washington Mall, photographing every sign she saw.  —  Elkins, a former CATO Institute intern, was examining the liberal conceit that Tea Party marches are rife with racism and conspiracy theorizing.
Patricia Cohen / New York Times:
‘Culture of Poverty’ Makes a Comeback  —  For more than 40 years, social scientists investigating the causes of poverty have tended to treat cultural explanations like Lord Voldemort: That Which Must Not Be Named.  —  The reticence was a legacy of the ugly battles that erupted after Daniel Patrick Moynihan …
Discussion: Economist's View
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.
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
New York Times:
In Climate Denial, Again  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney has to be smiling.  With one exception, none of the Republicans running for the Senate — including the 20 or so with a serious chance of winning — accept the scientific consensus that humans are largely responsible for global warming.
Guy Benson /
New Poll: Van Tran Pulls Even with Loretta Sanchez in CA-47  —  In a media exclusive, has obtained a brand new, eye-opening poll from California's 47th Congressional District—conducted by Public Opinion Strategies: … Sanchez has put her foot in her mouth throughout the campaign …
William Yardley / New York Times:
A Washington Senator Fights to Keep Her Seat  —  EVERETT, Wash. — Never mind Nevada.  If you are among the party power brokers and political fortunetellers obsessed with America's most elusive elected position, Senate seat No. 51, head to Washington — the real one.
Discussion: FrumForum
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Louise Story / New York Times:
Banks Shared Clients' Profits, but Not Losses
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Personal Best?  —  At the playground this morning with my kids …
Discussion: Open Left
James Rosen / The Post and Courier, Charleston SC:
Poll: Wilson leads Miller in priciest U.S. House race
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
A Canadian line of Campbell's soups has activists stewing over Islamic connection
Discussion: Mother Jones and Prairie Weather
Phil Stewart / Reuters:
Pentagon braces for huge WikiLeaks dump on Iraq war
Discussion: The Page
The IEC make decisions to announce the Elections results.
Discussion: New York Times and FrumForum
 Earlier Items: 
Jerry Brown: Vote for me and I'll pay for illegals to go to college …
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Hawaii Senate
Discussion: HillBuzz and National Review
Jon Ralston / Las Vegas Sun Blogs:
Video: Angle tells Hispanic kids “I'm not sure those are Latinos” …
Washington Post:
Graham: Obama is taking over ‘most of society’