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44: October 3, 2010 - October 9, 2010

Ad of the Day: McMahon hits Blumenthal where it hurts most

Senate candidate Linda McMahon goes after Democrat Richard Blumenthal in a new ad, while other ad wars continue to flare up across the country.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 8, 2010; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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War breaks out between Dems and U.S. Chamber

Democrats and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have been at odds for years, but the battle has escalated to an all out war.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 8, 2010; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Joe Miller: Mitch McConnell open to government shutdown

In an interview with the National Review, Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller said that if Republicans take over in November, they might shut down the government.

By Rachel Weiner  | October 8, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Krystal Ball: Bloggers who posted my photos are 'sexist and wrong'

Krystal Ball, a Democratic congressional candidate in in Virginia, is accusing political operatives of orchestrating an attack on her this week by publicizing sexually suggestive photos taken years ago at a gag party.

By Rachel Weiner  | October 7, 2010; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Cartoon Bill Clinton makes a pass at Sarah Palin in new anti-spending film

An upcoming conservative anti-government spending film reportedly shows an animated President Bill Clinton making a pass at former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 7, 2010; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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WH staffers to Vanity Fair: McCain doesn't care much for Obama

Vanity Fair's Todd Purdum is out with a new article examining Sen. John McCain's career since his defeat at the hands of President Obama in 2008. The biggest takeaway from the piece: McCain really doesn't like Obama much -- at least from the perspective of anonymous White House staffers.

By Matt DeLong  | October 7, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Gibbs: Forbes magazine getting 'more accurate'

By Scott Wilson It may take a while, but Forbes magazine is slowly rehabilitating its...

By Scott Wilson  | October 7, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ad of the day: Remember November

The main feature today is this movie trailer Web video from the Republican Governors Association....

By Emi Kolawole  | October 7, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Axelrod on Letterman: 'Witchcraft' brought down seal

Senior White House adviser David Axelrod went on 'Late Show with David Letterman' Wednesday and explained why President Obama's seal fell off a lecturn earlier this week ("witchcraft") and who he expects to run for president in 2012.

By Rachel Weiner  | October 7, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Todd Palin responds to Joe Miller e-mail flap

On Tuesday, the Alaskan blog Mudflats published an angry email apparently sent by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's husband, Todd, to GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller.

By Matt DeLong  | October 6, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
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Ad of the day: Rand Paul introduces Obama impersonator

Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul (R) has a new ad out with a voice-over artist delivering a spot-on impersonation of President Obama.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 6, 2010; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Group targets Leno over O'Donnell sex joke

The "Name It. Change It." campaign has launched an offensive against late-night comedian Jay Leno for a joke he made Tuesday night along with "Tonight Show" guest and "Family Guy" creator Seth McFarlane.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 6, 2010; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Jim DeMint criticized for comments on gay and sexually active single teachers

Gay groups and women's group are calling on Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) to apologize for...

By Rachel Weiner  | October 6, 2010; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
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User poll: Should Obama tap Hillary Clinton for running mate in 2012?

Do you think President Obama should choose Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as his 2012 running mate?

By 44 Editor  | October 6, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Michael Steele won't confirm or deny O'Donnell has classified information on China

Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele refused Tuesday to confirm or deny that Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell was telling the truth when she said in 2006 that she had classified information about China's plans to take over the United States.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 5, 2010; 8:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Obama-Clinton ticket in 2012 is 'on the table,' Woodward says

Hillary Clinton supporters may have a reason to hope for a change. "Obama's Wars" author and Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward appeared on CNN's "John King USA," and said that the idea of having current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton swap places with now Vice President Joe Biden had been tossed around by political observers.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 5, 2010; 7:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Joe Miller: I'd back repeal of 17th amendment

In a town hall meeting Monday night, Joe Miller (R) said he wanted to end direct election of senators -- even as he campaigns to be elected senator in Alaska. The Fairbanks News Miner reports:

By Rachel Weiner  | October 5, 2010; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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Politicans using twitter: Tell us the worst

More and more politicians are using Twitter -- but sometimes it's hard to tell what they're trying to say.

By Politics Editor  | October 5, 2010; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Clark: Michele Bachmann hasn't done @#%! for her district

A new ad from Democratic congressional candidate Tarryl Clark claims that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is "not doing @#%! for the people of the sixth district."

By Emi Kolawole  | October 5, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Ad of the Day: Tea Party Express tells Murkowski to let go of her 'gift'

The Tea Party Express launched a new ad attacking Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, claiming that she needs to "to give up the gift her daddy gave her."

By Emi Kolawole  | October 5, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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White House goes solar

Energy Secretary Steven Chu and White House Council on Environmental Quality chair Nancy Sutley announced Tuesday morning that the administration will install solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the roof of the White House residence as part of a broader DOE solar demonstration project.

By Juliet Eilperin  | October 5, 2010; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Eye on 2012: Donald Trump for president?

Donald Trump made the rounds Tuesday morning to announce that he is seriously considering running for president in 2012.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 5, 2010; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Ben Quayle puts his wife in front of the camera

A new ad from candidate Ben Quayle features his wife, Tiffany -- and there's something strange about it.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 4, 2010; 7:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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One Nation rally attendance: Does it matter?

No media organization has provided a very specific estimate of the attendance at Saturday's liberal 'One Nation' rally. The Associated Press merely says that "thousands" of people were there, but that the crowd was "less dense" than the one that greeted Glenn Beck on August 28th. The Post and the New York Times both said "tens of thousands." But organizers claimed they drew a crowd of 175,000 people.

By Rachel Weiner  | October 4, 2010; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
 
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Ad of the day: McMahon's Vietnam gamble

Ad of the day on The Fix

By Emi Kolawole  | October 4, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Joe Miller: 'There should not be' a federal minimum wage

In an

By Matt DeLong  | October 4, 2010; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
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Rand Paul: Social Security retirement age may increase

Sunday Rundown: Today on the Sunday talk shows

By Matt DeLong and Aaron Blake  | October 3, 2010; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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