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10:20 PM ET, November 1, 2010


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The Cook /
The Cook Report Issues Final Forecast: GOP Gains 50 to 60 Seats in the House  —  In its final forecast for the election cycle, The Cook Political Report expects a gain for Republicans of 50 to 60 seats in the House, with six to eight seats in the Senate.  Below are the final outlooks and latest ratings changes.
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.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Top Democrat says party faces ‘bloodbath’ on Election Day  —  Democrats could be facing a political “bloodbath” tomorrow if the polling is accurate, the third-ranking House Democrat said Monday.  —  House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Democrats must show up in full force on Nov. 2 …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
5 Reasons Democrats Could Beat the Polls and Hold the House
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
Morning Jay: Special “Hulk Angry! Hulk Smash!” Edition
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Jim Geraghty and Jay Cost: How does a 70+ seat pick-up tomorrow sound?
Jim Geraghty / National Review:   Election 2010 Predictions: The House
Russell Simmons / The Huffington Post:
Don't Vote and We'll Get the Alice in Wonderland Congress From Hell!
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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.
Scott Wong / The Politico:
Michael Steele to GOP Sarah Palin critics: ‘Shut up’
Discussion: The Hill, RedState, NewsReal Blog and CNN
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 …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Oops: Cable station fails to air O'Donnell infomercial
Discussion: Bookworm Room
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 …
Ryan Seacrest / Facebook:
What Do YOU Want To Know from President Obama?  —  As he wraps up weeks of urging potential voters to get to the polls on midterm election day, President Barack Obama will join ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ tomorrow, November 2 for an exclusive interview on the state of the nation and life in the White House.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama says he's ‘not worried’ about the Tea Party
Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
To Pay For Mortgage And Health Care, Woman Forced To Sell Letter From Obama Saying ‘Things Will Get Better’  —  Every single day, President Obama receives a special memorandum with “10 pieces of correspondence addressed to” him from Americans of all walks of life, a tradition he has kept …
Cindy Adams / New York Post:
Struggling woman has to sell Obama letter to help pay for house
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
Discussion: This Just In and CNN
Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
Judge questions Justice Department's lawsuit against Arizona immigration law  —  A federal appellate judge expressed deep skepticism Monday about a Justice Department lawsuit challenging Arizona's new immigration law, leaving uncertain the Obama administration's chances of stopping the law from taking effect.
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
'Don't Ask' policy kept in place
Discussion: CNN and The Note
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Lisa Murkowski soft on caucusing with GOP  —  Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) says she hasn't yet committed to caucusing with Republicans if she wins her write-in bid against GOP nominee Joe Miller.  —  “I am still a Republican I have not changed that.  But I think it's important to recognize …
David Catanese / The Politico:
Joe Miller race now a referendum on Sarah Palin
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Daily Kos
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
ABC News and Breitbart are now at war  —  It's not like we don't try to warn people.  —  It's not like Media Matters hasn't meticulously detailed the way Andrew Breitbart routinely wrestles with the truth and loses.  We've made it plain to anyone who's interested that Breitbart is a propagandist, plain and simple.
PR Newswire:
Lawson for Congress Confirms Morgan Freeman Narration in Latest TV and Radio Ad  —  In response to numerous queries and enthusiastic feedback, the Lawson for Congress campaign confirms that its latest radio and TV ad is indeed narrated by actor Morgan Freeman.
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Harry Reid turns to ‘closer’ Obama in final bid to avoid election defeat  —  LAS VEGAS — Down in the polls and written off by the pundits, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made one final pitch to save his job on Monday, telling a raucous crowd of 2,000 that he is far from finished in Washington.
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 …
Metro sets new record for highest Saturday Metrorail ridership  —  Preliminary count estimates 825,437 Metrorail trips taken on Saturday, October 30  —  Metro set a new record for highest Saturday Metrorail ridership on Saturday, October 30.  Officials estimate 825,437 Metrorail trips were taken …
Abel Harding / Florida Times Union:
Corrine Brown campaign offers free meals for early voters  —  A flyer distributed by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown's office promised “a complimentary coupon” for a meal at an Orlando restaurant to “the first 350 to vote” at an early voting site on Friday, sparking the latest charge in the contentious race …
Discussion: Election Law Center
Abby Goodnough / The Caucus:
Frank Braces for Unusually Tense Election Night  —  The race for Representative William Delahunt's open seat is considered more of a tossup, but another Massachusetts contest may get more national attention on Tuesday.  Representative Barney Frank, who barely had to raise a finger …
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Larry O'Connor /
MSNBC's Matthews: ‘Elitist’ Obama Not Like ‘Patriotic’ and ‘Inclusive’ Candidate  —  The knives are already coming out and it's not even election day.  MSNBC hosts will be spending a lot of time tomorrow explaining what happened to their dream-doll of a President.  Chris Matthews had a head-start today.
Discussion: Mediaite and Newsalert
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Barack Obama preempts John Boehner's salvo
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Al-Qaeda plot: flight ban on freight from Somalia
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Democrats Pin Hopes on Turnout Effort
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Steve Bartin / Newsalert:
Intrade: GOP Odds of Taking Senate Improve to 50-50
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James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
The Asian Challenge to Jon Stewart's Dominance
Michelle Malkin:
Colorado Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet's disastrous cut-and-run radio interview