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8:00 AM ET, November 1, 2010

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The Politico:
Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Palin  —  POLITICO Slideshows require the Adobe Flash Player.  —  Top Republicans in Washington and in the national GOP establishment say the 2010 campaign highlighted an urgent task that they will begin in earnest as soon as the elections are over: Stop Sarah Palin.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Miller leads in Alaska  —  Joe Miller is favored heading into the final two days of the US Senate campaign in Alaska.  37% of voters say they'll pick him while 30% plan to vote for Scott McAdams and another 30% plan to write in Lisa Murkowski.  —  Miller is winning despite having …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
CBS affiliate: Palin, Miller charge ‘absurd’  —  Big Government today posted a snippet of recorded conversation from the newsroom of Anchorage CBS affiliate KTVA, which features staff talking and laughing about the prospect of finding a child molester at a Joe Miller rally.
Scott / Power Line:
Plot still thickening in Alaska, cont'd
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Alaska station says Breitbart Web site audio attack is bogus
The Note:
Republicans Counting on Write-In Lisa Murkowski Over Joe Miller in Alaska
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
KTVA: Yeah, that was us, but it's not what you think
Discussion: Big Government and Bookworm Room
Gallup:
Republicans Appear Poised to Win Big on Tuesday  —  Lead in generic ballot large enough to give Republicans solid majority control of U.S. House  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The final USA Today/Gallup measure of Americans' voting intentions for Congress shows Republicans continuing to hold …
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Mark Murray / msnbc.com:
Poll suggests Dems will face ‘hurricane winds’
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and National Review
People-Press.org:
GOP Likely to Recapture Control of House
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Thousands of empty seats for last Dem voter rally by Obama, Biden  —  CLEVELAND — The arena where President Obama and Vice President Biden are making their final appeal to Democrats to get out and vote in Tuesday's midterm elections was far from capacity Sunday afternoon.
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / The Caucus:
Thin Crowd for Cleveland Campaign Rally
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Obama implores base to get to polls, defeat ‘cocky’ Republicans
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
CROWD ROARS AT WORLD SERIES As Bush Zings a Strike to Start Game 4 (Video)  —  What a moment!  —  George Bush 41 and George Bush 43 entered the stadium together tonight to throw out the first ball at the World Series.  —  THE CROWD ROARED.  —  Then GW threw a strike to home plate catcher Nolan Ryan to start off game 4.
Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite:
Keith Olbermann Thinks Jon Stewart Jumped The Shark Yesterday  —  While most of the mainstream media went into overdrive yesterday to cover Jon Stewart's much-anticipated Rally to Restore Sanity MSNBC host Keith Olbermann was less than impressed.  Apparently Stewart's criticism of the cablesphere …
Discussion: The Daily Dish and POWIP
Tim Weiner / New York Times:
Theodore C. Sorensen, 82, Kennedy Counselor, Dies  —  Theodore C. Sorensen, one of the last links to John F. Kennedy's administration, a writer and counselor who did much to shape the president's narrative, image and legacy, died Sunday in Manhattan.  He was 82.  —  Multimedia
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Jwalsh / Boston Globe:
Ted Sorensen, speechwriter for JFK, dead at age 82
Hans A. von Spakovsky / National Review:
The Justice Department Goes to Alaska  —  Editors' note: See update below.  —  For a good preview of how politics, rather than law, may drive decisions in the Obama Justice Department next year when redistricting gets underway, go north, young man, and cast your eye on the Senate race in Alaska.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Mugged by the Moralizers  —  “How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor's mortgage that has an extra bathroom and can't pay their bills?”  That's the question CNBC's Rick Santelli famously asked in 2009, in a rant widely credited with giving birth to the Tea Party movement.
Discussion: The Big Picture
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Young Voters Say They Feel Abandoned  —  MIAMI — Two years ago, the University of Miami could not get enough Barack Obama.  The campaign rally he held here felt like a rock concert, his face appeared on T-shirts all over campus, and pro-Obama volunteers registered 2,000 new voters.
Aaron Worthing / Patterico's Pontifications:
Charles Johnson Shreds the Last of his Credibility Discussing the Stewart Rally (Update: Charles Responds)  —  [Guest post by Aaron Worthing; send your tips here.]  —  Update: Johnson responds.  Basically he doubles down, saying I was lying about the Bush Bow and as far as crowd size is concerned it's Science!
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Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:   Stewart Rally-goers: Sane=Liberal
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Poll at Stewart rally finds overwhelming Dem majority, but not 2008 enthusiasm
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, The Note and Tom Watson
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
A Donation Clouds Fox News Report  —  The Fox Business Network focused on what it called “The War on Business” all last week, but on Tuesday its coverage was decidedly more focused — with a series of reports about a California ballot initiative that its parent company, the News Corporation, had spent $1.3 million to defeat.
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
Grim Dems await huge House losses  —  The last TV ads have been cut.  The final polls have been conducted.  The end-of-campaign expenditures are being made.  —  Now, for Democratic consultants and campaign officials who have plotted and strategized for months to preserve the embattled House majority …
 
 
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Discussion: The Sideshow
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Michael Isikoff / msnbc.com:
Democrats blast GOP ‘front groups,’ but use them too
Michael Booth / Denver Post:
Buck: “I've got my boots on. I'm just going to stomp”
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Always Look On The Bright Side ...
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Matt Bai / New York Times:
D.I.Y. Populism, Left and Right
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Elitism: The Charge Obama Can't Shake
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Russ Feingold's last stand