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9:30 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.
Russell Goldman / ABCNEWS:
Police Consider More Arrests in Rand Paul Heckler Scuffle  —  Cops Investigate Others Involved in Scuffle, Stomping of MoveOn's Lauren Valle  —  Kentucky cops are considering charges against at least two more Rand Paul supporters caught on tape wrestling a political heckler to the ground while another man stomped on her head.
Discussion: TPMDC
Gabriel Roxas / WKYT-TV:
Paul supporters who clashed with liberal activist speak out
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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New York Times:
Parts of Obama Coalition Drift Toward G.O.P., Poll Finds  —  Critical parts of the coalition that delivered President Obama to the White House in 2008 and gave Democrats control of Congress in 2006 are switching their allegiance to the Republicans in the final phase of the midterm Congressional elections …
Discussion: The Hill and JammieWearingFool
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Early Voting v. Likely Voters
Discussion: Public Policy Polling
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / The Caucus:
Obama, Jon Stewart and Change  —  President Obama took his campaign get-out-the-vote blitz to “The Daily Show” on Wednesday, telling the host, Jon Stewart, that he never promised transformational change overnight.  —  “When we promised during the campaign change you can believe in …
Discussion: Raw Story and HotAirPundit
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Lisa Lerer / Bloomberg:
Democrats Say Jon Stewart Rally Will Spur Enthusiasm to Vote
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama pleads for patience from Stewart on ‘Daily Show’
Discussion: The Politico
Ryan Kearney / TBD All News:
A guide to the misguided criticism of the Stewart/Colbert rally
Discussion: Rough Sketch, sisu and PostPartisan
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 …
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Radio Station: O'Donnell Threatened To Sue Us For...Posting An Interview Online!
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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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Alaska judge rules write-in candidates can't be listed at polling sites
Discussion: The Politico
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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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.
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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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
GET TO KNOW ‘CUTGO’.... The “Paygo” policies of the 1990s proved …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Boehner: ‘Not a time for compromise’  —  Republicans aren't in the mood for compromise, especially on repealing healthcare reform, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday.  —  Boehner, the party leader who would likely become Speaker in a GOP-controlled House …
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 …
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
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: Althouse and Prairie Weather
Alex Spillius / Telegraph:
Karl Rove questions Sarah Palin's suitability for president  —  Karl Rove, the former senior adviser to George W Bush, has cast doubt on Sarah Palin's viability as a White House candidate, questioning if the American people thought she had the “gravitas” for the “most demanding job in the world”.
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 …
 
 
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