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6:40 PM ET, October 30, 2010

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J.P. Freire / Beltway Confidential:
“Rally to Restore 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: At the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear  —  Thousands gathered on the National Mall with the comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on Saturday for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.  Below is the live blog of the event.  [Related Article]
Washington Post:
Rally to Restore Sanity: ‘If we amplify everything, we hear nothing’  —  Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, the first names in fake-news anchormen, drew throngs of exuberant supporters to Washington on Saturday for a televised and live-streamed joint rally that shut down streets, overloaded the transit system and flooded the Mall.
Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Stewart-Colbert rally draws tens of thousands  —  In election's shadow, comedians entertain throngs at D.C. ‘sanity’ event  —  WASHINGTON — In the shadow of the Capitol and the election, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert entertained a huge throng Saturday at a “sanity” …
Louise Radnofsky / Washington Wire:
Counting the Crowd: Hard to Do for Jon Stewart's Rally  —  How many people are on the National Mall for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert?  The final answer?  We don't know.  —  Mr. Stewart opened the rally with an allusion to the difficulties of figuring this out, proposing to the assembled crowd, “We're going to count them all.”
The Politico:
Jon Stewart points finger at media  —  Jon Stewart has met the enemy, and it's the media.  —  The Comedy Central comedian and “Daily Show” host walked a fine line between politics and humor Saturday as he gathered tens of thousands on the National Mall for his “Rally to Restore Sanity.”
Discussion: Guardian, JammieWearingFool and CNN
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 …
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Digby / Hullabaloo:
Why our elections are a joke …
Coordinator / ABC News' Press Room:   ABC NEWS ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE AVAILABLE TO CONSUMERS EVERYWHERE
Aaron Worthing / Patterico's Pontifications:
WTF?!  Islamofascist at the Rally to Restore Sanity?!  (Update: A trip Down Memory Lane with Stewart and South Park; Salman Rushdie on Yusuf Islam; Video: Yusuf Islam on Wishing He Could Burn Rushdie Alive)  —  [Guest post by Aaron Worthing; send your tips here.
Discussion: TPMDC and AmSpecBlog
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Ed Driscoll / Pajamas Media:
Video: Riding the Peace Train  —  Earlier today, Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, whom you may remember from such 1970s hits as “Peace Train” and “The First Cut is the Deepest” appeared at Jon Stewart's “Rally to Restore Sanity.”  Mediaite has the vide of his appearance there, and notes:
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.”
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Clinton rallies base, slams ‘fact-free’ GOP midterm campaign  —  CANTON, Ohio — A fiery former President Bill Clinton rallied the Democratic faithful in Ohio on Saturday, where several of the party's incumbents face long odds Tuesday.  —  Clinton rallied with Gov. Ted Strickland and freshman …
Discussion: CNN
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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: Ben Smith's Blog and msnbc.com
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
House Dems who pushed health bill to passage face grim Election Day
Discussion: Wake up America
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
msnbc.com:
Yemen: Woman detained in terror bomb plot  —  More packages examined for explosives; U.S. suspects al-Qaida affiliate  —  Yemeni authorities on Saturday arrested a woman thought to be involved in sending explosive packages headed to the United States and were searching for more suspects believed linked …
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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 …
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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 …
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
 
 
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Lynn Sweet:
Illinois Dems Optimistic: DNC early voting analysis suggests …
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Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Tea Party Kingmaker Becomes Power Unto Himself
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Myglesias / Yglesias:
Is Housing Inherently Bubbly?
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Wall Street Journal:
The Education Manifesto  —  Michelle Rhee and Adrian Fenty …
Discussion: protein wisdom and Joanne Jacobs
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
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 Earlier Items: 
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
Zachary Roth / Yahoo! News:
Parents told to leave disabled kids at homeless shelters
Discussion: Crooks and Liars