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2:55 PM ET, October 30, 2010

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J.P. Freire / Beltway Confidential:
“Rally to Resore Sanity” pledges to “strictly prohibit filming” at National Mall  —  Irony reaches new heights as Comedy Central is going to “strictly prohibit filming” of the Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive.  PJTV's Washington Bureau chief Richard Pollock inquired …
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Dave Itzkoff / The Caucus:
Live Blog: ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’  —  Andy Geremiah and Scott Petersen, both from Southington, Conn., walk through the crowds with Stewart and Colbert's faces carved into their pumpkins prior to the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington.
Discussion: American Power and The Nation
The Politico:
Jon Stewart walks fine line with rally  —  Two months after Fox News' Glenn Beck led a massive crowd of conservatives for the purpose of “restoring honor,” Comedy Central's Jon Stewart appeared to be drawing at least as large an audience Saturday “to restore sanity.”
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Why our elections are a joke —  the mainstream news is now hiring professional clowns to do its election night coverage  —  Send In The Clowns  —  ABC has hired Andrew Breitbart and his lying little helper Dana Loesch to do election night coverage.  Seriously.
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P.J. Salvatore / Big Journalism:
ABC Election Night Coverage to Feature Loesch, Breitbart
Discussion: SpeakEasy, Mediaite, Pajamas Media and TPMDC
Coordinator / ABC News' Press Room:   ABC NEWS ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE AVAILABLE TO CONSUMERS EVERYWHERE
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Lisa, are you going to shut down my Facebook page for writing this?  —  Yesterday, Lisa Murkowski's hired guns threatened radio host Dan Fagan, and more importantly, the station that airs Fagan's show, with legal action for allegedly illegal “electioneering.”
8newsnow.com:
Sharron Angle Asked Tough Policy Questions  —  LAS VEGAS — It is going to be a busy final weekend for Sharron Angle and Harry Reid.  The Republican candidate has declined all of 8 News NOW's requests for interviews about her positions on the issues.  —  She is in Las Vegas …
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Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Angle bans TV crews from election eve
Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Obama urges cooperation after election, calls GOP remarks ‘troubling’  —  President Obama urged Republicans and Democrats to work together to solve the nation's economic issues regardless of the outcome of Tuesday's midterm elections.  —  In his weekly address Saturday …
Peter Wallsten / Washington Wire:
Meek: I Turned Down Crist Cross  —  Florida independent Senate candidate Charlie Crist personally lobbied Democratic candidate Kendrick Meek to exit the race this week, offering him a cross that had been a gift from his sister, Mr. Meek said Friday.  —  The gesture occurred Monday as Mr. Crist …
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Damien Cave / New York Times:
Bill Clinton's Role in Florida Senate Race Seems to Cost Democrat Some Black Votes
Discussion: msnbc.com
The White House:
Weekly Address: President Obama Calls on GOP Leadership to Put Aside Partisan Politics and Focus on Strengthening the Economy  —  WASHINGTON - In his weekly address, President Obama called the recent comments by the GOP leadership, which put scoring political points over solving the problems facing …
Discussion: The Plum Line
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Jesse Lee / White House.gov Blog Feed:
Weekly Address: Working Together on the Economy
New York Times:
Explosives Could Have Downed Plane, British Say  —  A package shipped from Yemen and bound for the United States on a cargo jet that was intercepted in Britain on Friday contained an explosive device powerful enough to bring down the plane, British authorities said on Saturday.  —  Multimedia
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Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
McDonald's Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for  —  WASHINGTON — When workers in a McDonald's restaurant in Canton, Ohio, opened their paychecks this month, they found a pamphlet urging them to vote for the Republican candidates for governor, Senate and Congress, or possibly face financial repercussions.
Wall Street Journal:
The Education Manifesto  —  Michelle Rhee and Adrian Fenty on what they learned while pushing to reform D.C.'s failing public schools.  —  Michelle Rhee and Adrian Fenty tour an elementary school in June 2007.  —  Our time in office and in charge of the school system of Washington, D.C., is quickly drawing to an end.
Discussion: protein wisdom and Joanne Jacobs
Wall Street Journal:
Swing Voters Are Flocking to GOP  —  The Democrats' final push to woo undecided voters appears to have fizzled, potentially putting dozens of competitive House races beyond reach and undermining the party's chances in at least four toss-up Senate seats, according to party strategists and officials.
Discussion: The Note and The Page
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Private School Civility Gap  —  Education reform is all the rage these days.  —  It's no longer just the weighty obsession of parents with few options scrambling to get a child into a better school.  It has also become the “it” topic of the cocktail crowd, including many parents with children …
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Virginians share lesson learned: GOP in power not so bad  —  President Obama and other Democrats are going around the country making the same argument as party leaders made in Virginia last year: If you elect Republicans, they'll drive the car right back into the ditch.
Discussion: National Review
David Lightman / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Poll: Voter pessimism helps GOP in 4 states Obama won  —  WASHINGTON — Republican candidates vying to win Democratic-held Senate seats have inched ahead in two once-deadlocked states and are in virtual ties in two others, four new McClatchy-Marist state polls found Friday.
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Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Most Dissatisfied With Washington
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Gateway Pundit
Jon Ralston / Las Vegas Sun Blogs:
Republicans lose ground for second straight day in early voting, maintain turnout percentage edge  —  Republicans lost ground to the Democrats in the urban counties on the largest and last day of early voting Friday, surely giving Democrats hope that a surge to blunt the GOP momentum could carry over into Election Day.
Discussion: National Review and POLISING
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Woman Receives Death Threats Days After Beck Targets Her On His Show  —  The League of Women Voters has filed complaints with police in Evanston, IL and the FBI saying that one of their officials has been targeted by death threats relating to a candidatess debate she moderated last week.
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Steve Lundy / Daily Herald:   Pledge controversy leads to death threat claims
 
 
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Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
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Bob Cusack / The Hill:
House Dems who pushed health bill to passage face grim Election Day
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Florida Times Union:
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Parents told to leave disabled kids at homeless shelters
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Paul Craig Roberts / CounterPunch:
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Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Firedoglake
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Palins to campaign for Raese
Atrios / Eschaton:
Vote  —  It's been a bit of mystery to me why there's …
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