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10:15 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 …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Miller blames ‘irrational blogger’  —  Miller's statement blames the editor of an Alaska website for last night's incident:  —  While I've gotten used to the blog Alaska Dispatch's assault on me and my family, I never thought that it would lead to a physical assault.
Craig Medred / Alaska Dispatch:
Miller guard says editor refused to leave private event
Miller security allegedly arrests journalist at public event
The Huffington Post:
Joe Miller Security Guards Handcuff & Detain ‘Alaska Dispatch’ Editor
Discussion: Guardian and BAGnewsNotes
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 and The Hill
James Hohmann / The Politico:
The Democrats' brutal weekend
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:   Dems take swing at Muhammad Ali strategy to keep the House
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 …
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)
Jonathan Weisman / Wall Street Journal:
GOP Hopefuls Narrow Focus  —  WASHINGTON—The Senate is likely next year to see the largest group of strong conservatives enter the chamber since 1995, with Republican candidates calling for an end to the minimum wage, a phase-out of federal involvement in education and for challenging federal regulations …
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Tales of the Tea Party
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 …
New York Post:
Waiting for (a) superman  —  Tweet  —  Remember how Eliot Spitzer was going to fix Albany, starting on Day One?  Didn't quite work out.  —  The former attorney general was spectacularly unfit for the office he won in a landslide four years ago — as a policymaker, as a politician and as a human being.
Discussion: New York Times and Capital Tonight
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
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.
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 …
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 …
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Keith O'Brien / Boston Globe:
The empathy deficit
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William Yardley / New York Times:
A Washington Senator Fights to Keep Her Seat
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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
 Earlier Items: 
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Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Hawaii Senate
Discussion: HillBuzz and National Review
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Groups Push Legal Limits in Advertising
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
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’
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Discussion: The Reaction and Balloon Juice