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6:15 PM ET, November 1, 2010


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Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
Palin pounds ‘puppy-kicking’ Politico for heavy use of anonymous sources  —  On Monday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin mocked her media detractors - Politico, specifically — as “puppy-kicking, chain-smoking porn producers” for their heavy use of anonymous sources in a quote as memorable as Spiro Agnew's …
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
TRENDING: Palin: Politico report is ‘crap’  —  (CNN) - Sarah Palin is making clear she's no fan of Politico - the news organization that published a story Sunday night quoting anonymous Republican sources saying GOP leaders will try to forestall a Palin White House bid.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and GOP 12
The Politico:
Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin  —  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.  —  Interviews with advisers …
Scott Wong / The Politico:
Michael Steele to GOP Sarah Palin critics: ‘Shut up’
Discussion: The Note and Taylor Marsh
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Romney calls Palin presidential run ‘great’
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
O'Donnell has trouble airing 30-minute TV ad in Delaware  —  Christine O'Donnell is taking a page from the playbook of Barack Obama.  The Republican Senate candidate has produced a 30-minute television advertisement in the form of a documentary chronicling her connection with the people of Delaware.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Delaware producer: ‘Nobody forgot’  —  One of the day's minor mysteries has been why Christine O'Donnell's half-hour campaign ad didn't air, as planned, yesterday.  —  In fact, after discussion of airing it on a broadcast station, it began at the top of this hour on Channel 28 …
Jsimoncnn / CNN:
War of words ensues in Delaware after TV exec hits back against O'Donnell  —  (CNN) - In the process of trying to motivate her base and convince last minute undecided voters to cast a ballot in her favor, Republican Christine O'Donnell has entered a war of words with a local television executive …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Oops: Cable station fails to air O'Donnell infomercial
Discussion: Bookworm Room
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 …
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
John Cornyn: GOP could still win West Virginia
Discussion: CNN
Kevin Cullum / Ballot Box:
Dems drop $1.5 million in four competitive Senate races
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.
David Weigel / Weigel:
What I Saw at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear  —  As soon as the Rally to Restore Sanity was announced, Democrats who were sweating their GOTV operations took after it as yet another problem.  I spent much of Saturday at the rally — a crush of humanity unlike anything I've seen liberals put together …
Discussion: This Just In and CNN
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.
Russell Simmons / The Huffington Post:
Don't Vote and We'll Get the Alice in Wonderland Congress From Hell!
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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 …
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
What if it's a massacre? …
Discussion: New York Times
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
Morning Jay: Special “Hulk Angry! Hulk Smash!” Edition
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
BUMMER.  Kid Dresses Up as Obama Joker For White House Halloween Party  —  On the bright side, at least the president didn't have another meltdown.  —  President and Michelle Obama greeted kids for Halloween at the White House.  —  They didn't expect this...  One of the kids dressed as Obama Joker.
The Huffington Post:
President Obama To Do Interview With Ryan Seacrest  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION? … WASHINGTON — The administration's last-minute push to turn out the vote is spurring some unconventional media outreach efforts.  But none of them have been quite as unlikely as that announced on Monday …
Carl Paladino's Halloween Drunktacular  —  While Andrew Cuomo was in Monroe County rallying supporters and actually campaigning, Carl Paladino was having himself a helluva time at South Buffalo watering hole, Potter's Field.  The bar, just down the block from Carl's house is one of his favorite places …
Associated Press:
Baghdad church siege ends with 52 dead  —  BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces stormed a Baghdad church where militants had taken an entire congregation hostage for four hours, leaving at least 52 people dead, including a priest, Iraqi officials said Monday.  —  It was not immediately clear whether …
Anthony Shadid / New York Times:
Attack on a Church in Baghdad Hits Iraq's Soul
Discussion: Eschaton
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THAT'S NOT AN ESPECIALLY IMPRESSIVE SKILL IN A PRESIDENT.... Before last night's World Series game, former Presidents Bush took the mound for a ceremonial pitch, thrown, not surprisingly, by the younger one.  It was in Texas, and Bush 43 used to own one of the teams in the game, so the Bushes were well received.
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.
Brad Johnson / ThinkProgress:
‘Kill Some Crackers’: GOP Group Pays Fox Affiliates To Influence Election With Anti-Obama Propaganda  —  Several Fox television stations and one ABC affiliate in key battleground states are running a Republican front group's anti-Obama propaganda as paid programming in the final days leading up to the election.
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 and Paul Krugman
Michelle Malkin:
Colorado Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet's disastrous cut-and-run radio interview  —  Just last week, I noted Colorado Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet's botched attempt to spoon-feed the local media.  —  The Bennet campaign screwed up again big time again — sending him to phone …
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Doing My Part to Boost Voter Apathy  —  Will Wilkinson says these midterms don't matter very much, via a broader argument which says that elections in general don't matter as much as people say.  Ross Douthat says he doesn't agree with all of it but that “it's still a useful corrective …
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
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Royal Family / Telegraph:
Al-Qaeda plot: flight ban on freight from Somalia
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Benjamin Sarlin / The Daily Beast:
A Midterm Flashback  —  As you may have noticed, we at The Daily Beast …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
SEC Investigating Deal Between JPMorgan and Hedge Fund Magnetar
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Democrats Pin Hopes on Turnout Effort
Discussion: Politics Daily
EXCERPTS: Charlie Gibson Interviews Sarah Palin
Discussion: Politics Daily
Annie Lowrey / Slate:
Why is the stock market looking forward to political gridlock?
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and Ezra Klein
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
The Asian Challenge to Jon Stewart's Dominance
Natasha Lennard / The Politico:
Discussion: CNN
 Earlier Items: 
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Labor Unions Fear Rollback of Rights if G.O.P. Wins
Discussion: Beltway Confidential
Ezra Klein:
The media's pro-Palin corruption
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
The Huffington Post:
Is Rick Perry The Next Sarah Palin?
Discussion: Off the Kuff and GOP 12
Is it really that bad? 75 percent say yes
David Weigel / Weigel:
Evan Bayh, Get Off the Air