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9:20 AM ET, November 1, 2010


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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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Poll suggests Dems will face ‘hurricane winds’  —  ‘It is a rebuke to the last two years,’ GOP pollster says  —  Republicans remain on course to make substantial midterm gains across the country and to win control of at least one chamber of Congress, according to the final NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll before Tuesday's elections.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
5 Reasons Republicans Could Do Even Better Than Expected
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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.
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Brian Beutler takes a cheap shot at Sarah Palin: “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 …
John Harwood / New York Times:
With Victory, Republicans Would Face Uncertainty
Discussion: George's Bottom Line
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
CBS affiliate: Palin, Miller charge ‘absurd’
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
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
KTVA: Yeah, that was us, but it's not what you think
Discussion: Big Government and Bookworm Room
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
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
David Carr / New York Times:
Rally to Shift the Blame
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:   Stewart Rally-goers: Sane=Liberal
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Nevada going down to the wire...  The Nevada Senate race is headed for a photo finish with Sharron Angle leading Harry Reid just 47-46 on PPP's final poll of the race.  The survey indicates that Reid takes a 50-46 lead with early voters into election day but that those still planning …
Robin Bravender / The Politico:
Harry Reid loss could reopen nuke debate
Discussion: Capitol Hill Blue
Michael Isikoff /
Democrats blast GOP ‘front groups,’ but use them too
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Hot Air
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.
Scott Rasmussen / Wall Street Journal:
A Vote Against Dems, Not for the GOP  —  Voters don't want to be governed from the left, right or center.  They want Washington to recognize that Americans want to govern themselves.  —  In the first week of January 2010, Rasmussen Reports showed Republicans with a nine-point lead on the generic congressional ballot.
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.
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.
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.
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
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
GOP ahead in Illinois  —  Republicans continue to lead the races for both Governor and Senator in Illinois, albeit by close margins.  Mark Kirk is ahead of Alexi Giannoulias 46-42 for the state's open Senate seat and Bill Brady is ahead of Pat Quinn 45-40 for Governor.
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
Jwalsh / Boston Globe:
Ted Sorensen, speechwriter for JFK, dead at age 82
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The ‘big dog’ in campaign spending
Discussion: Betsy's Page
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