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11:55 AM ET, November 1, 2010

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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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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
5 Reasons Republicans Could Do Even Better Than Expected  —  Dawn breaks over New York City on Wednesday, Nov. 3.  Democrats catching the early train to work are thinking about adding a little whiskey to their morning coffee.  Because the headlines they are reading are truly terrible.
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
What if it's a massacre?  - Gallup: ‘Unprecedented’ GOP lead - Monday stakes: Pelosi, Obama, Barbour in hot seat - Dems bank on GOTV - Ralston predicts Reid win  —  THE DAY BEFORE - WHAT IF IT'S A MASSACRE?  Remember over the summer, when we were debating whether House Republicans needed …
Mark Murray / msnbc.com:
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.
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
Grim Dems await huge House losses
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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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.
John Harwood / New York Times:
With Victory, Republicans Would Face Uncertainty
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
GOP headed for PA sweep
Discussion: Hot Air
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.
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Alexander Mooney / CNN:
TRENDING: Steele to Palin critics: Shut up!
Discussion: The Politico, The Note and Taylor Marsh
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama prepared to dust off veto pen should GOP take the House  —  President Obama is ready to flex some muscle by using the veto pen if Republicans win back a majority in the House.  —  Democrats and White House aides said that Obama is prepared to wield his veto pen and effectively stare …
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Sen. Bayh: GOP wins could improve chances of Obama reelection
Discussion: The Politico
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
BUMMER. Kid Dresses Up as Obama Joker For White House Halloween Party
David Carr / New York Times:
Rally to Shift the Blame  —  In his new role as a political leader, which is what you call somebody if he hosts a rally on the Washington Mall for over 200,000 people, Jon Stewart was a little hemmed at the Rally to Restore Sanity on Saturday.  Because sanity should know no party, partisan rhetoric was not on the teleprompter.
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Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite:
Keith Olbermann Thinks Jon Stewart Jumped The Shark Yesterday
Discussion: The Daily Dish, The Reaction and POWIP
Robin Bravender / The Politico:
Harry Reid loss could reopen nuke debate  —  Opponents of a Nevada nuclear waste dump thought they'd finally managed to kill the Yucca Mountain project.  Then came Sharron Angle.  —  The tea party-backed Republican stands a good chance at ousting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid …
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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
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.
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.
David Weigel / Weigel:
Evan Bayh, Get Off the Air  —  It's not usually a good idea to write off of a negative reaction to a TV show.  It works for recaps of reality shows, perhaps, but not politics.  But I have watched Evan Bayh, the retiring senator from Indiana, bring his Eeyore act to Morning Joe and I'm not sure …
Neil King Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Vote Hints at Historic Political Volatility  —  KOKOMO, Ind.—Voters this week look set to do something not seen since the early 1950s: Oust a substantial number of sitting House lawmakers for the third election in a row.  —  The apparent Republican resurgence suggests the country is caught …
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.
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.
Discussion: Lynn Sweet
 
 
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CNN:
Is it really that bad? 75 percent say yes
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Tacos for all  —  A Maryland-based restaurant is offering free food …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
John Boehner to hit President Obama on ‘enemies’
Vanity Fair:
The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll
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McChrystal's Writing a Book
CNN:
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Federal Reserve's, Bernanke's credibility on line with new move to boost economy
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Close Senate race in Colorado
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Conservative Donor Groups Lay a Base for 2012 Elections
Hans A. von Spakovsky / National Review:
The Justice Department Goes to Alaska
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