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12:21 PM ET, October 30, 2010

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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.”
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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The Huffington Post:
ABC Taps Andrew Breitbart For Election Night Analysis  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION? … Media Matters confirms that ABC News has recruited Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger whose out-of-context video footage of Shirley Sherrod got the Agriculture Department official fired back in July …
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
Failing Upward: Breitbart To Be Featured in ABC's 2010 Election Coverage  —  Media Matters has confirmed that noted propagandist Andrew Breitbart will provide analysis for ABC News during their election night coverage.  —  After Breitbart's BigJournalism.com website reported that Breitbart would …
Coordinator / ABC News' Press Room:
ABC NEWS ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE AVAILABLE TO CONSUMERS EVERYWHERE
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Angle bans TV crews from election eve  —  Sharron Angle has banned two Las Vegas television stations from attending her election night party as retribution for reporters who tracked her down Friday and asked her questions without prior campaign approval.  —  Reporters from local NBC …
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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 …
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Harry Reid: Sharron Angle is “pathological”
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 …
Discussion: The Other McCain
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  —  Ahead of the elections, the President says no matter what happens both parties must work together to boost the economy, and expresses concern about statements to the contrary from Republican Leaders.  —  Click here to see the video.
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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Emily Goodin / Ballot Box:
Rubio uses Meek controversy even as his lead is comfortable
Discussion: The Politico, Capitol Hill Blue and CNN
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Bomb Plot Is Said to Contain ‘Hallmarks of Al Qaeda’  —  WASHINGTON — A day after two packages containing explosives, shipped from Yemen and addressed to synagogues in Chicago, were intercepted in Britain and Dubai, setting off a broad terrorism scare, Janet Napolitano, the secretary of Homeland Security …
Discussion: Althouse and The Greenroom
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CNN:
U.S. says al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula behind cargo terror plot
Scott Shane / New York Times:
U.S. Hunts for More Suspicious Packages
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 …
Discussion: CNN, The Politico and JammieWearingFool
James Hohmann / The Politico:
Jon Stewart walks fine line with rally  —  Two months after Fox News' Glenn Beck organized a massive crowd of conservatives for the purpose of “restoring honor,” Comedy Central's Jon Stewart could draw an even bigger audience Saturday “to restore sanity.”  —  Hundreds of buses …
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
Gawker:
Why We Published the Christine O'Donnell Story  —  Yesterday, we published the anonymous account of a young man from Philadelphia who had a naked sleepover with Delaware GOP senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell three years ago.  Some people did not like that!  Here's why we'd do it again.
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
MoveOn supporter remorseful after roughing up conservative in Arizona  —  MoveOn and Republicorps member Fred Highton says he regrets initiating a physical altercation with a conservative Tea Partier at a political event at the University of Arizona earlier this month.
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
House Dems who pushed health bill to passage face grim Election Day  —  Many of the House Democrats who cast the deciding votes on health reform are expected to lose on Election Day.  —  President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) needed every vote they could muster to push the bill through the House in March.
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:
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
Zachary Roth / Yahoo! News:
Parents told to leave disabled kids at homeless shelters  —  Parents in Indiana have reportedly been told by state workers to leave their severely disabled kids at homeless shelters if they can't afford to care for them, in what advocacy groups say is a horrifying example of how government budget cuts …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Paul Craig Roberts / CounterPunch:
America's Jobs Losses are Permanent  —  Now that a few Democrats and the remnants of the AFL-CIO are waking up to the destructive impact of jobs offshoring on the US economy and millions of American lives, globalism's advocates have resurrected Dartmouth economist Matthew Slaughter's discredited finding …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Was Health Reform a Mistake?  Analysis from a Parallel Universe  —  Here is my latest column for Kaiser Health News, which delves into the controversy over whether pursuing and passing health care reform was a political mistake.  The subject has generated a lot of commentary online this week …
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Kyle / Right Wing Watch:
Boykin Exposes Obama's Health Care Conspiracy to Build His Brownshirt Army
 
 
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Florida Times Union:
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Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
New PACs sprout in final days of 2010 campaign
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Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Palins to campaign for Raese
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
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Atrios / Eschaton:
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Joe Strupp / Media Matters for America:
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Ross Douthat:
Immigration Reform?  Really?  —  Richard Wolffe has the scoop …
Discussion: Gallup
Steven Shepard / Hotline On Call:
Poll: Murkowski Leads Miller, McAdams
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Tancredo: It's ‘Elitist’ …
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Wall Street Journal:
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Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
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