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Election Coverage, Access to Gitmo Camp, CIA Doubled Science and Tech Officers

POSTED: 10:27 AM ET, 10/28/2008 by Chris Matthews

Welcome to Tuesday's Daily Read. The ATF says it stopped a plot to assassinate Barack Obama and the Bush Administration may extend the bailout's coverage to the auto industry. Please let us know if there is anything out there that we missed.

Election Coverage » More than 50,000 registered Georgia voters who have been "flagged" because of a computer mismatch in their personal identification information... a phony Virginia Board of Elections flier advising Democrats to vote on Nov. 5 is being circulated in several Hampton Roads localities... meanwhile, both presidential campaigns are amassing thousands of lawyers to keep an eye on polls during election day... and the ATF says it stopped two white supremacists' plot to assassinate Barack Obama and kill 102 other African Americans.— CNN, The Virginian-Pilot, The New York Times, The Washington Post

Defense Lawyers Get Access To Secret Guantanamo Camp » A military judge has ruled that defense lawyers can inspect the mysterious Camp 7 at Guantanamo Bay where some of the major al-Qaeda suspects are being held. — The Washington Post

CIA Doubled Science and Tech Officers Post 9/11 » The CIA has more than doubled the number of science and technology officers sent overseas to support foreign spy operations since 9/11.— USA Today

Mexican Officials Allege Drug Cartel Infiltrated Government » Mexican officials alleged that a drug cartel infiltrated the highest levels of Mexico's attorney general's office and possibly the U.S. embassy in Mexico City. — The Wall Street Journal

Federal Bailout » Home foreclosures have opened the door to a rapidly evolving free-for-all coursing through Washington suburbs... the Bush administration is in negotiations to broaden its $700 billion financial rescue plan to include U.S. auto companies... meanwhile, banks receiving federal bailout money acknowledge that perhaps only a small chunk of the money would be funneled into loans... while small banks worry that a taxpayer-subsidized consolidation could sweep up healthy institutions that are too small to fight back. — The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal

12 Juvenile Sex Rings Broken Up » Federal authorities rescued 47 juveniles and arrested scores of pimps as part of a wide-scale effort to crack down on child prostitution and sex trafficking rings. — The Washington Post

Plan on California Ballot for New Districting Panel » Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has spent more than $2 million from his campaign coffers to support a ballot proposition that would shift the responsibility for drawing the new boundaries for legislative districts from the state legislature to a new 14-member commission. — The New York Times

Metro to Randomly Search Riders' Bags » In response to security concerns before the election, District Metro officials yesterday announced plans to immediately begin random searches of riders' bags. — The Washington Post

By Chris Matthews |  October 28, 2008; 10:27 AM ET The Daily Read
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