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7:50 AM ET, October 28, 2010

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Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Obama says he's evolving on gay marriage  —  President Barack Obama told a group of liberal bloggers Wednesday that his views on same-sex marriage, which he has previously opposed, are evolving and that society is moving in the direction of granting marriage rights to same-sex couples.
Discussion: Power Line and GayPatriot
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Joe Sudbay / AMERICAblog Gay:
Transcript of Q and A with the President about DADT and Same-sex marriage  —  UPDATE: The entire transcript (including non-gay questions) is over on the main site.  —  This doesn't happen every day, so I'm posting on both sites.  —  As John reported, I attended a question-and-answer session …
The Huffington Post:
Obama Conducts First Sit-Down With Progressive Bloggers
Discussion: Gawker and Pam's House Blend
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:
Obama meets 5 top progressive bloggers in White House, including …
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama pleads for patience from Stewart on ‘Daily Show’  —  President Obama took to The Daily Show on Wednesday as part of his effort to motivate the young voters who propelled him into the Oval Office in 2008.  —  The president, who faces a possible GOP takeover of the House in less than a week …
Discussion: The Politico, The Hill and Firedoglake
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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
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
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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 …
Discussion: The Politico and Weasel Zippers
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Boehner: On second thought, let's not compromise with Obama
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”.
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 …
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
Tea party antics could end up burning Republicans
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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Russell Goldman / ABCNEWS:
Police Consider More Arrests in Rand Paul Heckler Scuffle
Discussion: TPMDC
Geoffrey Dickens / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Matthews: How Long Before We See Tea Partiers Start Showing Up in Uniform, 1930s Style?  —  Chris Matthews, on Wednesday's Hardball, not so cryptically compared the actions of Republican volunteers to that of Nazi-style tactics from the 1930s as he claimed the restraining of a MoveOn.org activist …
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
2010 Electorate Still Looking More Republican Than in the Past  —  GOP Election Day advantage aided by surge in independents who lean Republican  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup's latest figures on the composition of the 2010 electorate suggest that, consistent with an earlier Gallup report …
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Clinton on the stump: Does he really want Obama and Dems to win?
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Early Voting v. Likely Voters
Discussion: Public Policy Polling
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
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Radio Station: O'Donnell Threatened To Sue Us For...Posting An Interview Online!
Rick Klein / ABCNEWS:
DNC Asks Pentagon for Info on Romney, Others  —  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 and nine potential Republican …
Henry / Crooked Timber:
A not-so-brief history of violence  —  Public health warning: much much more McArdle-blogging beneath the fold.  But take heart - this may possibly be my last and most definitive statement on the topic.  I certainly can't imagine that I will want to write at length about this any more.
Washington Post:
Most Americans worry about ability to pay mortgage or rent, poll finds  —  A majority of Americans now say they are worried about making their mortgage or rent payments, underscoring the extent of economic anxiety in the country heading into midterm elections.
Wall Street Journal:
Channeling Milton Friedman  —  Enough about John Maynard Keynes.  We can be sure the 20th century British economic giant would advise more government spending to spur U.S. economic growth with consumers and businesses so hesitant and short-term interest rates at zero.
Discussion: Paul Krugman
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 …
Washington Post:
Feds arrest N.Va. man in D.C. Metro bomb plot  —  Federal law enforcement authorities arrested a Northern Virginia man Wednesday in connection with an alleged plot to carry out terrorist bombings at stations in the Washington Metro system.  —  Farooque Ahmed, 34, of Ashburn conspired …
 
 
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Sewell Chan / New York Times:
Treasury Sees Escalating Risk to Home Prices
Michael Barone / Associated Press:
Public employee unions funnel public money to Dems
Discussion: Liberty Pundits Blog
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller:
Katie Couric, the Great Unwatched
Sjones / CNSNews:
Michelle Obama's $400 Million ‘Food Desert’ Scam
Communications / OpenSecrets.org:
Election 2010 to Shatter Spending Records as Republicans Benefit …
Discussion: USA Today and Politics Daily
Matt Bai / New York Times:
Having Glimpsed the Future, Voters May Seek Comfort in the Familiar
Discussion: Salon and Indecision Forever
Lenore Skenazy / Wall Street Journal:
‘Stranger Danger’ and the Decline of Halloween
Discussion: EconLog, Hit & Run and The Awl
 Earlier Items: 
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Alaska judge rules write-in candidates can't be listed at polling sites
Discussion: The Politico
David Zurawik / Z on TV:
Juan Williams talks NPR and life in ‘big chair’ on Fox
The Atlantic Online:
A New Plague: Stomping-Deniers  —  I thought the Kentucky head …
Steven Thrasher / Village Voice:
Bad Lieutenant, Dan Choi
Discussion: Pam's House Blend