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4:25 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 …
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.
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.”
Discussion: CNN
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.
Coordinator / ABC News' Press Room:
Breitbart's Participation in ABC News Digital Town Hall Event Draws Fire  —  The following is attributable to Andrew Morse, Executive Producer, ABC News Digital:  —  Since conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart announced on his website that he was going to be a participant …
Discussion: Little Green Footballs and TPMDC
P.J. Salvatore / Big Journalism:
ABC Election Night Coverage to Feature Loesch, Breitbart
Discussion: Mediaite, SpeakEasy, Pajamas Media and TPMDC
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.”
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, Daily Kos and POLISING
Yemen: Woman detained in terror bomb plot  —  More packages examined for explosives; U.S. suspects al-Qaida affiliate  — staff and news service reports  —  Yemeni authorities on Saturday arrested a woman thought to be involved in sending explosive packages headed to the United States …
Discussion: Hot Air
New York Times:
Authorities in Yemen Close In on Suspect in Explosives Plot  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon — The authorities in Yemen on Saturday were prepared to arrest a woman suspected of sending two packages containing explosives on cargo planes bound for the United States that were intercepted in Dubai and Britain on Friday …
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 …
CQ-Roll Call / The Eye:
Rich Iott Won't Commit to Backing Boehner for Speaker
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 …
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Bill Clinton's Role in Florida Senate Race Seems to Cost Democrat Some Black Votes  —  MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Former President Bill Clinton's political bank shot appears to have hit its mark with many black Democrats who were lined up at the polls here Friday.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and
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
Jesse Lee / White Blog Feed:
Weekly Address: Working Together on the Economy
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 …
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Angle bans TV crews from election eve
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
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Is Housing Inherently Bubbly?  —  Mike Konczal on how to spot a bubble: … Adam Ozimek calls this the Beware of Amateurs rule.  It strikes me as a particular problem with real estate.  Most of the time the vast majority of stock trading is being done by professionals.
Discussion: Angry Bear
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Virginians share lesson learned: GOP in power not so bad
Discussion: National Review
Wall Street Journal:
Swing Voters Are Flocking to GOP
Discussion: The Note and The Page
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
MoveOn supporter remorseful after roughing up conservative in Arizona
David Lightman / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Poll: Voter pessimism helps GOP in 4 states Obama won
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
House Dems who pushed health bill to passage face grim Election Day
Discussion: Wake up America
Florida Times Union:
Altered documents allow Carroll's firm into city contract program
Discussion: The Reid Report
 Earlier Items: 
Zachary Roth / Yahoo! News:
Parents told to leave disabled kids at homeless shelters
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
New York Times:
A Surge in Democratic Spending
Paul Craig Roberts / CounterPunch:
America's Jobs Losses are Permanent
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Palins to campaign for Raese
Atrios / Eschaton:
Vote  —  It's been a bit of mystery to me why there's …
Discussion: Booman Tribune