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6:45 PM ET, October 27, 2010

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RedState:
Exclusive Video: Lauren Valle Before The Head Stomp Vid  —  RedState has obtained exclusive video of the precipitating events prior to the “head stomping incident” at a recent Rand Paul event, which can be viewed below the fold.  —  Let us begin with what should be obvious and unnecessary to discuss: don't stomp on anyone's head.
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Ryan J. Reilly / TPMDC:
Kentucky Stomper Wants An Apology From Woman He Assaulted (VIDEO)  —  Tim Profitt — the former Rand Paul volunteer who stomped on the head of a MoveOn activist — told told local CBS station WKYT that he wants an apology from the woman he stomped and that she started the whole thing.
Gabriel Roxas / WKYT-TV:
Paul supporters who clashed with liberal activist speak out … A Rand Paul supporter is being ordered to appear in court so a judge can decide whether charges are warranted after he was caught on camera stomping on a liberal activist.  —  NEWSFIRST talked with the two men at the center of the whole ordeal.
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Rand Paul Head-Stomper To Victim: ‘I Would Like For Her To Apologize To Me’  —  Tim Profitt, the former Bourbon County campaign coordinator for Kentucky GOP Senate nominee Rand Paul's campaign, gave the AP a non-apology apology yesterday for stomping on the head of a MoveOn.org activist outside …
Ezra Klein / The Plum Line:
Happy Hour Roundup: Rand Paul camp flip-flops on returning stomper's campaign cash
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Conway campaign keeps hammering Paul on stomping incident
Discussion: The Politico and SFGate
Chris Carl / WDEL 1150AM, Wilmington, DE:
O'Donnell campaign threatens to sue WDEL  —  The Christine O'Donnell campaign is apologizing to WDEL after it demanded that video of an O'Donnell appearance on “The Rick Jensen Show” be destroyed and threatened a lawsuit if it wasn't.  —  In a Tuesday afternoon appearance on WDEL, O'Donnell …
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Andy Barr / The Politico:
Christine O'Donnell threatened to sue radio station  —  Christine O'Donnell threatened Tuesday to sue a Delaware radio station for not turning over a videotape of an interview with the Republican Senate nominee.  —  A campaign official demanded that WDEL give them the tape of the interview …
Fhardingj / CNN:
TRENDING: O'Donnell threatened to sue radio station
Alex Altman / Time:
Poll: Independents Keep GOP Ahead in Four Key Senate Races  —  From left: Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle, moderator Mitch Fox and Senate majority leader Harry Reid appear at a debate in Las Vegas on Oct. 14, 2010  —  Democrats may not lose their Senate majority …
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Fhardingj / CNN:
CNN/Time Poll: Paul leads Kentucky Senate race  —  (CNN) - The hotly contested race for Kentucky's open Senate seat is nearing an end with Republican nominee Rand Paul holding a seven-point lead, according to a new poll.  —  Fifty percent of likely voters support Paul in the CNN …
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Early Voting v. Likely Voters
Discussion: Public Policy Polling
Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
Smug Democrats  —  THE HILLS are alive with the sound …
Sean Cockerham / Anchorage Daily News:
Miller admits to lies about his actions  —  DISCIPLINE: Suspension, probation in 2008 after admitting to violating ethics policy while borough attorney.  —  scockerham@adn.com  —  Republican U.S. Senate nominee Joe Miller admitted in 2008 that he lied after being caught using Fairbanks …
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Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
The GOP's Deficit Plan: Borrow As You Go  —  The Republicans have a new plan to make it easier to rack up deficits: … Let me explain what this is all about.  “Paygo” was a reform imposed by the 1990 budget agreement that required Congress to offset the cost of any new entitlement program …
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Timothy R. Homan / Bloomberg:
Employers in U.S. Start Bracing for Higher Tax Withholding
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
GET TO KNOW ‘CUTGO’.... The “Paygo” policies of the 1990s proved …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Yes, yes, I know there was that eye-catching “head stomping” to talk about yesterday...  ... but that just highlights the lack of anything serious in the political news this week.  —  Yes, yes, I know that liberals would like to purvey the notion that tea partiers are violent and that incident fit their template, but:
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Lisa Lerer / Bloomberg:
Democrats Say Jon Stewart Rally Will Spur Enthusiasm to Vote
Ryan Kearney / TBD All News:
A guide to the misguided criticism of the Stewart/Colbert rally
Discussion: Rough Sketch, sisu and PostPartisan
Washington Post:
Feds arrest N.Va. man in D.C. Metro bomb plot  —  Federal law enforcement authorities have arrested a Northern Virginia man in connection with an alleged plot to carry out a series of terrorist bombings at stations in the Washington Metro system, according to a federal indictment.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Why American Voters Are Suing Dr Obama  —  A British take on the mid-term elections: … Wolf rightly calls this a “propaganda coup,” and it is indeed primarily Roger Ailes' achievement.  But Wolf also criticizes Obama's policy on the same line as Krugman, but with less of a sledgehammer.
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Martin Wolf / Financial Times:
Why US voters are suing Dr Obama  —  An ambulance stops by the roadside to help a man suffering from a heart attack.  After desperate measures, the patient survives.  Brought into hospital, he then makes a protracted and partial recovery.  Then, two years later, far from feeling grateful, he sues the paramedics and doctors.
The Huffington Post:
Obama Conducts First Sit-Down With Progressive Bloggers  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION? … WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has gone on a veritable media blitz as the election has approached, speaking to reporters in off-record settings, doing sit-down interviews with traditional …
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Michelle Malkin:
Hah: Sharron Angle sends Behar flowers; Update: Open-borders Behar responds on The Spew, reiterates “bitch” comment  —  After Joy Behar's “bitch” session on The Spew yesterday, Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle struck back...with flowers and a cheery note.  —  Via Elizabeth Crum at NRO Battle '10:
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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
It's Freak Week!
Discussion: NY Daily News and Salon
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Just the Story, Ma'am.  —  Last week I asked why reporters don't more often ask candidates, “What exactly are you talking about?” when they make sweeping claims about things like our freedoms being taken away.  And last night, Rachel Maddow's program featured her doing just that when talking …
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Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Suppressing the Vote, GOP Style
Rick Klein / ABCNEWS:
2012 Begins: Dems Seek Pentagon Info on Likely Obama Challengers  —  DNC Requests Records Related to Palin, Romney, Seven Other Possible 2012 Contenders  —  The Democratic National Committee formally has asked the Pentagon for reams of correspondence between military agencies …
The Atlantic Online:
A New Plague: Stomping-Deniers  —  I thought the Kentucky head-stomping story had more or less played itself out.  Sure, the prime stomper, Tim Profitt, would get charged and arraigned and hopefully jailed for a spell (anger management classes would also be a good idea).
Bruce Horovitz / USA Today:
Kimberly-Clark rolls out tube-free Scott toilet paper  —  The toilet paper roll is about to undergo its biggest change in 100 years: going tubeless.  —  On Monday, Kimberly-Clark, one of the world's biggest makers of household paper products, will begin testing Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper …
Patricia Cohen / New York Times:
In Writings of Obama, a Philosophy Is Unearthed  —  When the Harvard historian James T. Kloppenberg decided to write about the influences that shaped President Obama's view of the world, he interviewed the president's former professors and classmates, combed through his books, essays …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
In its biggest foreign market, BMW gets skilled workers for less  —  GREER, S.C. - When German automaker BMW put out the call recently to hire a thousand factory workers here, the people who responded reflected the upheaval occurring in the U.S. economy.  —  Among the applicants …
 
 
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