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1:25 PM ET, October 25, 2010


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Bill Haberman /
Caprio tells WPRO President can “shove” his endorsement  —  Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio is livid after the Providence Journal reported Monday morning President Obama would not endorse Caprio during his visit to the state today.  —  “He can take his endorsement and really shove it” …
First Read /
First Thoughts: How to spot a GOP wave  —  How to spot a GOP wave on Election Night: Watch the early races in IN-9, GA-8, and KY-6... Tomorrow's midterm topic: How to see if Democrats are on their way toward pulling off the upset and holding the House... If John Dingell's in trouble …
Discussion: Pajamas Media
The Note:
The Note: Ground Game On
Political Punch:
Rhode Island Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate: President Obama …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Pro-Republican Groups Prepare Big Push at End of Races  —  OVIEDO, Fla. — The anonymously financed conservative groups that have played such a crucial role this campaign year are starting a carefully coordinated final push to deliver control of Congress to Republicans, shifting money among …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Democrats' excuse: Outside groups killed us
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Secrecy flip-flop fueled Crossroads
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Voters are in the dark on campaign spending
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Pelosi: 'We haven't really gotten the credit for what we have done'  —  Democrats haven't necessarily gotten the credit they're due for the work they've done the last two years, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said.  —  Pelosi, in the middle of a tough campaign to defend Democrats' majority …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Democratic Rep. Taylor says he voted for McCain, not Obama
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and National Review
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama: Fate of immigration reform hinges on election
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Maria Recio / Sun Herald:
What is the Pelosi effect? She seems toxic to many
Discussion: TPMDC and National Review
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
NPR CEO apologizes for handling of Williams firing  —  Vivian Schiller, the NPR CEO who has gotten criticism from all sides about NPR's decision to fire Juan Williams, apologized to her colleagues Sunday evening for the way the firing was handled.  —  Among the most problematic aspects …
Becky Bohrer / Associated Press:
AK senate hopeful admits earlier policy violation  —  JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller has acknowledged that he was once disciplined for violating policy while he worked as a local government attorney.  —  The admission came Sunday night in an Anchorage debate …
Discussion: Politics Daily and National Review
Becky Bohrer / Associated Press:
Ethics take center stage in Senate debate
Ed Payne / CNN:
Murkowski: Other candidates not ready, not fit
Discussion: National Review
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Early Voter ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ Appears Consistent With Polls  —  There's been a lot of discussion recently about early voting data, which is already available in a number of states.  In most parts of the country, indeed, a voter is already able to cast a ballot if she wants do.
New York Times:
Voting Early, but Not So Often
Discussion: Althouse
David Brody / The Brody File:
Christine O'Donnell Interview With The Brody File  —  In an exclusive sit-down interview with The Brody File, Christine O'Donnell says first time voters in Delaware will propel her to victory on November 2nd despite the media's “double standard” against conservative women.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
All Tied Up in Colorado Senate  —  The Colorado Senate race is all tied up with a week to go.  Michael Bennet and Ken Buck are each getting support from 47% of voters in the state.  —  Bennet's hanging in there pretty well given his status as an unpopular incumbent.
Discussion: The Spot and Denver Post
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:   Hickenlooper lead down to 3  —  Tom Tancredo continues to surge …
The Politico:
Poll: Independents siding with GOP  —  Republicans are on the verge of broad wins next week for one big reason: independent voters are ready to boot Democrats from office, according to a new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll.  —  Expressing deep dissatisfaction …
Alan Wirzbicki / Boston Globe:
Democrats hold edge in two key House contests  —  But lead slim in 10th; GOP finds new vigor  —  With the election just a week away, Democrats lead in two of the state's most closely watched congressional races but are battling to hold on amid far greater enthusiasm among Republican voters, according to new Boston Globe polls.
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
2012: How Sarah Barracuda Becomes President  —  Why do you think Barack Obama is being so nice to Michael Bloomberg?  —  On a pale-gold mid-October afternoon, Sarah Palin takes the stage at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, and the faithful are ready for her.
Charlie Cook / National Journal Online:
Dems' House Losses Likely Enormous, but Senate Hard to Read  —  There is no clear narrative in the Senate, just bizarre ups and downs.  —  Sen. Russell Feingold and Republican candidate Ron Johnson debate.  —  It's easy to look at what appears to be a gigantic Republican 2010 midterm election wave …
Alexis Levinson / The Daily Caller:
Scalia takes Kagan to gun range, sources say  —  According to two witnesses, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia took fellow Justice Elena Kagan out for a lesson in skeet shooting at his shooting club in Virginia last week.  —  The witnesses saw Scalia at the Fairfax Rod and Gun Club …
Jessica Harrison / Deseret News:
America hasn't improved much over past 3 decades, Jimmy Carter says  —  America is no better off now than it was in the late 1970s and early 1980s, says former President Jimmy Carter.  From national politics to relationships with other nations, there is a lot of room for improvement.
T.W. Farnam / Washington Post:
Companies that received bailout money giving generously to candidates  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) was a fierce critic of the federal bailout of General Motors and Chrysler last year, saying he could not “ask the American taxpayer to subsidize failure.”  —  But GM doesn't seem to hold a grudge.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Just who does Jon Stewart think he is?  —  These days, he can claim to be many things: political satirist, pseudo-anchorman, media critic, author, successful businessman, philanthropist, Emmy Award magnet.  On Monday he arrives in Washington in a new, self-anointed role: as our national voice of reason …
Discussion: blogs
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Falling Into the Chasm  —  This is what happens when you need to leap over an economic chasm — but either can't or won't jump far enough, so that you only get part of the way across.  —  If Democrats do as badly as expected in next week's elections, pundits will rush to interpret the results as a referendum on ideology.
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Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
Key Tax Breaks at Risk as Panel Looks at Cuts
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Kirk with slight lead in poll
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What If “The Biggest Tent” …
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The Money Market Run
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Bill Clinton ‘disturbed and ticked off’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Michelle Malkin:
Voter fraud watch: They're at it again
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The Next Boom  —  Patrick Doherty and Christopher Leinberger …
Discussion: Eschaton
 Earlier Items: 
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
The 2010 campaign, in an alternate universe
Noel Sheppard / blogs:
Bob Schieffer to Karl Rove: Are You Saying Rush Limbaugh Takes Things …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Patricia Murphy / Politics Daily:
Joe Manchin Not Endorsing Reid for Leader, Obama for President
The Politico:
The day after: leadership drama
Discussion: Washington Wire