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3:30 PM ET, October 28, 2010

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AKMuckraker / The Mudflats:
Breaking: New Alaska Senate Poll Shows McAdams Surging Past Embattled Joe Miller  —  A new poll conducted by Hays Research confirms what we already intuitively know.  Alaska U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller's candidacy is in big trouble.  —  The percentage of those who feel either …
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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 …
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Poll: Miller falls to last place  —  After several rough weeks on the campaign trail, a new poll out of Alaska shows Republican Joe Miller has fallen to last place in the three-way Senate race.  —  A Hays Research Group poll released Thursday showed write-in candidates …
Erika Bolstad / Anchorage Daily News:
High court blocks write-in list decision  —  After a day's worth of back-and-forth, the Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday said voters can look at a list of certified write-in candidates when they go to the polls.  —  The Supreme Court's decision late Wednesday blocked a lower court ruling …
Kim Murphy / Los Angeles Times:
Alaska Supreme Court reverses ban on write-in candidate lists [Updated]
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and The Hill
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
On the Daily Show, Obama is the last laugh  —  On Comedy Central, the joke was on President Obama Wednesday night.  —  The president had come, on the eve of what will almost certainly be the loss of his governing majority, to plead his case before Jon Stewart, gatekeeper of the disillusioned left.
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William K. Black / The Huffington Post:
No Mr. President, Larry Summers Did Not Resolve the Financial Crisis …
Yves Smith / naked capitalism:
Obama No Longer Bothering to Lie Credibly: Claims Financial Crisis …
Discussion: Firedoglake and AmSpecBlog
Paul Bedard / US News:
Poll: Most Want Obama Fired In 2012  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, rapped by the White House for pledging to make Barack Obama a one-term president, seems to have the support of a majority of Americans.  A new poll provided to Whispers says that 56 percent of likely voters want the president fired.
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Alex Spillius / Telegraph:
Karl Rove questions Sarah Palin's suitability for president
Shelby Steele / Wall Street Journal:
A Referendum on the Redeemer  —  Barack Obama put the Democrats …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
ETonline:
Sarah Palin: I will Run for President in 2012 If There's Nobody Else To Do It
Atrios / Eschaton:
My Day  —  Have not had chance to read.  —  THE WHITE HOUSE  —  Office of the Press Secretary  —  Internal Transcript October 27, 2010  —  ROUNDTABLE INTERVIEW OF THE PRESIDENT  —  WITH BLOGGERS  —  Roosevelt Room  —  3:14 P.M. EDT
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Oliver Willis:
Full Transcript Of President Obama's Meeting With Progressive Bloggers  —  THE PRESIDENT: Well, listen, I know we've got limited time, so I'm not going to give a long speech on the front end.  —  I thank you guys for coming in.  Obviously a huge part of my base reads you guys, cares about what you do.
George Zornick / ThinkProgress:
GOP Leaders Tell Obama: There Will Be ‘No Compromise’
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama tells bloggers he has a lame-duck strategy to end DADT
Gloria Goodale / Christian Science Monitor:
Revealed: schedule for ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’  —  Comedy Central has provided no details about the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.’ But the park service permit lays out the schedule minute-by-minute.  —  Whew!
Discussion: Wonkette and Mediaite
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The Politico:
Jon Stewart gets serious
Discussion: CNN, Don Surber and TBD All News
George Neumayr / American Spectator:
Jon Stewart's Comic Relief 2010
Laura Sullivan / NPR:
Prison Economics Help Drive Ariz. Immigration Law … Last year, two men showed up in Benson, Ariz., a small desert town 60 miles from the Mexico border, offering a deal.  —  Glenn Nichols, the Benson city manager, remembers the pitch.  —  “The gentleman that's the main thrust of this thing …
Bloomberg:
Republicans Win House, Get No Mandate in Poll Favoring Clinton  —  Republicans are poised to retake the U.S. House next week without a mandate from voters to carry out their policies, a Bloomberg National Poll shows.  —  The minority party, whose supporters are more motivated and enthusiastic …
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New York Times:
Obama Coalition Is Fraying, Poll Finds
HillBuzz.org:
An Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh and His Listeners — With Notes on the Democrat Civil War Already In Progress … Dear Rush,  —  It's my great hope that some of your listeners find a way to get this letter to you, or that it makes it to “Snerdley” and finds its way into your hands.
Jillian Bandes / Townhall.com:
ON THE ROAD: Pennsylvania's Race Gets Dirty As Sestak Slings Feces  —  In his final push against Republican Pat Toomey in the Pennsylvania Senate race, an advertisement from Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak features a bag of feces collected from his family dog.  Sestak swings the bag into the trash can …
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Sick. Joe Sestak Smears Dog Sh*t on Toomey in Attack Ad (Video)
Charlie Savage / The Caucus:
Leaked: Obama Mentor's Blunt Advice on Court Choices  —  In May 2009, after Supreme Court Justice David Souter announced his retirement, Laurence H. Tribe, the prominent Harvard Law professor, wrote a two-page letter to President Obama that bluntly laid out his views about several justices and potential nominees.
Discussion: National Review
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Ed Whelan / National Review:
Tribe to Obama: Sotomayor Is “Not Nearly As Smart As She Seems To Think She Is”
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Law Blog
Katie Trout / nccivitas.org:
Civitas Poll: Ellmers Leads Etheridge Heading into Final Weekend  —  Raleigh, N.C. - Democratic incumbent Congressman Bob Etheridge's electoral future appears to be in jeopardy as he trails Republican challenger Renee Ellmers by 5 percentage points with less than one week until the election.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and AmSpecBlog
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:   Finally, a New Poll on Ellmers vs. Etheridge
Patricia Murphy / Politics Daily:
Heath Shuler May Challenge Pelosi for Speaker … Rep. Heath Shuler, a conservative Democrat from North Carolina, said Wednesday that he would run against Nancy Pelosi to be speaker of the House if no other Democrat steps forward — presuming, of course, that his party retains control of the House in the midterm elections.
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Asheville Citizen-Times:
(2 of 3)  —  Miller said Shuler's ad suggesting Miller wanted …
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Old bulls move aside in new GOP  —  It might be the end of the Old Bulls era — for now.  —  If Republicans win the House, all but a few of of the two dozen GOP chairmen will be first-timers with the gavel, a strong sign that a new generation of Republican leadership has dawned …
Discussion: Ezra Klein
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
CHUTZPAH WATCH.... Even during an election cycle with some truly …
Drudge Report:
BUSH MAKES PEACE: BOOK REVEALED  —  “It was a simple question, 'Can you remember the last day you didn't have a drink?'”  —  So begins President George W. Bush in the opening chapter ["Quitting"] from the most anticipated book of the season, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal.
Blazing Cat Fur:
Richard Warman Sues Blazingcatfur For Linking To “Far Right” Mark Steyn  —  About 18 months ago everybody's favourite Ex-Canadian Human Rights Commission employee Richard Warman launched one of his many, as in very many, SLAPP suits against yours truly for, among other dastardly deeds …
Matthew Mosk / ABCNEWS:
Millionaire Targets Kentucky Democrat Who Is Prosecuting Alleged Abuse in His Nursing Home  —  Terry Forcht Is Banker For American Crossroads, Rove Group Spending Millions To Beat Jack Conway  —  In the bitter U.S. Senate race in Kentucky, a local millionaire has helped launch a barrage …
Mike Levine / Liveshots:
NYPD Issues Threat Note After Va. Arrest  —  The arrest Wednesday of a Virginia man who thought he was aiding an Al Qaeda attack on the Washington, D.C., transit system is further proof that “radical jihadists” are inside the United States, and it's a reminder to cities around the country …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Runnin' Scared
 
 
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