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2:25 PM ET, October 28, 2010

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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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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
The Politico:
Jon Stewart gets serious
Discussion: CNN, TBD All News and Don Surber
George Neumayr / American Spectator:
Jon Stewart's Comic Relief 2010
Discussion: Pajamas Media
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
Kim Murphy / Los Angeles Times:
Alaska Supreme Court reverses ban on write-in candidate lists [Updated]
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and The Hill
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.
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama tells bloggers he has a lame-duck strategy to end DADT
George Zornick / ThinkProgress:
GOP Leaders Tell Obama: There Will Be ‘No Compromise’
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  —  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”.
Shelby Steele / Wall Street Journal:
A Referendum on the Redeemer  —  Barack Obama put the Democrats …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
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
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 …
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 …
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Kentucky Dems roll stomping incident into political attack
Asheville Citizen-Times:
(2 of 3)  —  Miller said Shuler's ad suggesting Miller wanted to privatize Social Security or delay benefits for recipients crossed the line, because it completely distorts his position.  —  “I started getting calls from widows of veterans who had passed way asking if I was really going to do that,” Miller said.
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Patricia Murphy / Politics Daily:   Heath Shuler May Challenge Pelosi for Speaker
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
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 …
Discussion: Maggie's Notebook and INSTAPUTZ
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Sick. Joe Sestak Smears Dog Sh*t on Toomey in Attack Ad (Video)
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 …
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.
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.
Yves Smith / naked capitalism:
Obama No Longer Bothering to Lie Credibly: Claims Financial Crisis Cost Less Than S&L Crisis  —  I'm so offended by the latest Obama canard, that the financial crisis of 2007-2008 cost less than 1% of GDP, that I barely know where to begin.  Not only does this Administration lie on a routine basis …
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 …
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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On Taxes, an Energized Minority
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Simone Baribeau / Bloomberg:
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Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
President Obama denies batch of pardons
Wall Street Journal:
Channeling Milton Friedman
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Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Obama says he's evolving on gay marriage