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2:45 AM ET, October 18, 2010

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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: Balloon Juice
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msnbc.com:
Meet the Press transcript for Oct. 17, 2010  —  on msnbc.com -  — 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 …
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Buck Stumbles in Debate, Opens Door For Bennet
Discussion: Raw Story and Crooks and Liars
Michael Riley / Denver Post:
Buck's remarks on homosexuality loom after Meet the Press debate
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
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.
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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 …
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” …
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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.
flemingandhayes.com:
Barney Frank's Boyfriend Heckles Sean Bielat  —  Upon exiting the most recent debate with Barney Frank, located at WGBH studios in Boston, MA, Republican Congressional candidate, Sean Bielat, gets heckled by a Barney Frank “supporter” while talking to the media.
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Larry O'Connor / Breitbart.tv:
Barney Frank's Significant Other Heckles GOP Opponent
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 …
IEC:
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
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Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
Widespread Fraud Is Seen in Afghan Elections
Discussion: FrumForum
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: 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 …
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
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
Joshua Miller / ABCNEWS:
Meghan McCain: Christine O'Donnell ‘Seen as Nutjob’  —  O'Donnell ‘Making Mockery of Running for Public Office,’ John McCain's Daughter Says  —  This morning on a fiery “This Week” roundtable, four powerhouse guests tackled the influence of the Tea Party on the GOP.
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.
Washington Post:
Graham: Obama is taking over ‘most of society’  —  Sunday Rundown: A quick wrap-up of the Sunday talk shows.  —  CBS: FACE THE NATION - Graham: Obama taking over ‘most of society’  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) accused President Obama of “turning his agenda over to the most liberal people in the House …
theblogprof:
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?
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.
Discussion: Front Row Washington and The Page
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
MOSQUE VICTIMIZED by shameful “Bacon Attack.”  —  Can we get Pat Benatar to record Stop Using Pork As A Weapon?  Bacon is supposed to be something . . . sacred.  On the other hand, things could be worse.  —  It occurs to me that right after 9/11 we saw the beginning of anti-mosque demonstrations but those quickly dissipated.
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.
 
 
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Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Labor increases spending on ads in midterm campaign home stretch
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David Segal / New York Times:
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Suzanne Vranica / Washington Wire:
Political Ads Help Bolster TV Business
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Axelrod continues Democrats' offensive on Chamber donations
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Black Turnout Will Be Crucial for Democrats
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Nancy Pelosi Fires Back
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Sunnis in Iraq Allied With U.S. Rejoin Rebels
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Mortgage foreclosure uproar sweeps up Northeast Ohioans