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5:45 AM ET, October 28, 2010

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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 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
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”.
New York Times:
Coalition for Obama Split by Drift to 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 …
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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
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
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  —  The tea party's volatile influence on this election year appears to be doing more harm than good for Republicans' chances in some of the closest races in the nation, in which little-known candidates who upset the establishment with primary wins …
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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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Clinton on the stump: Does he really want Obama and Dems to win?
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
President Obama Meets with Progressive Bloggers  —  As the clock ticks down to the midterms and the White House tries to rally the base, President Obama this afternoon is meeting with five popular progressive bloggers.  —  Photo credit: J. Paul Tapper ©2010.
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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 …
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!
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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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Early Voting v. Likely Voters
Discussion: Public Policy Polling
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.
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 …
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
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).
Sewell Chan / New York Times:
Treasury Sees Escalating Risk to Home Prices  —  WASHINGTON — The uncertainty over the legal status of foreclosed homes in the nation could further depress home prices and delay the recovery of the housing market, the Obama administration said on Wednesday.
 
 
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Michael Barone / Associated Press:
Public employee unions funnel public money to Dems
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Michelle Obama's $400 Million ‘Food Desert’ Scam
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Election 2010 to Shatter Spending Records as Republicans Benefit …
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Matt Bai / New York Times:
Having Glimpsed the Future, Voters May Seek Comfort in the Familiar
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