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daily kos

  • Open thread for night owls: FAIR TV criticizes Time magazine, new tactic of climate change deniers
  • Economics Daily Digest: Telecoms slowing your Internet, inequality, and the politicized Fed
  • GOP Texas county judge candidate wants blacks to do 'this' and not vote
  • The peculiar and ever-growing considerations of parents on the safety of our black children
  • Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Why you can't procrastinate when it comes to buying ad time
  • The complete guide to every public eyewitness interview in the shooting death of Mike Brown

political wire

  • Grimm Opens Huge Lead Despite Federal Indictment
  • Hagan Narrowly Ahead in North Carolina
  • Earnst Holds Narrow Lead in Iowa
  • Orman Edges Ahead in Kansas
  • Republicans Have a Math Problem
  • Still Very Tight in Wisconsin

the corner

  • Scary Music
  • Race Trumps Gender
  • Campaign Manager Caught in O’Keefe Video Resigns
  • Are Horror Movies Liberal Or Conservative?
  • Virgin Galactic Space Plane Crashes in Mojave Desert, One Pilot Dead
  • Rounds Spokesman: DOJ Is Politicizing Crucial Visa-Fraud Investigation


new republic

drudge report

  • 1 Dead, Another Seriously Injured After Test Flight Goes Wrong...
  • $500 Million Spaceship Explodes...
  • Flew on untested rocket motor...
  • Second space disaster in week...
  • Taxpayers foot bill to build state-of-the-art hangar...


  • Democrats only have themselves to blame for upcoming losses
  • One health insurer just took the feds’ offer to end transgender discrimination. Who else will follow?
  • Gas is about to fall below $3 a gallon for first time since 2010
  • Opera is dead, in one chart
  • Why turning our clocks back Sunday makes no sense
  • These five charts show the progress made in fighting homelessness

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Boo! Debunking 10 scary claims for Halloween
  • In Context: Hillary Clinton and Don’t let anybody tell you that corporations create jobs
  • Fact-checking the 2014 campaigns with PolitiFact around the country
  • Catch up with our chat on Facebook
  • Rand Paul on the Truth-O-Meter
  • PolitiFact's 9 biggest whoppers of the 2014 campaign


  • Late Night: The Roundup
  • Party In The Spirit
  • Big Media Companies, “What Are They Afraid Of?”
  • Leading US Jewish Publication Questions Netanyahu’s Grasp On Reality
  • Obama Manages the Rare Triple Play of Bad Politics on Immigration
  • Judge Rejects Government’s Effort to Have No Fly List Lawsuit Dismissed by Invoking ‘State Secrets’

abc politics

  • Election 2014′s Freaky Friday
  • Chuck Hagel and Martin Dempsey Explain Support for 21-Day Quarantine for Troops
  • Fight Night In New Hampshire
  • 11 Questions – And Answers – About Election Day 2014
  • Ebola Worries Ease a Bit Despite Preparedness Concerns
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Tries to Lure Voters for Kin

the hill

  • Chocolates and licorice for Obama Halloween
  • Obama looks to rally women
  • Obama: 'Hiding' won't stop Ebola
  • WH not investigating 'chickens---' remark
  • House Democrats press Obama on immigrant detention centers
  • WH: Army Ebola policy not needed for civilians

weekly standard

  • Voters Consider Mixed Economic Signals
  • Podcast: Why Three is the Magic (Poll) Number for GOP Senate Hopes
  • Obama on Moms Who Stay Home to Raise Kids: 'That's Not a Choice We Want Americans to Make'
  • Troubling News on Consumer Spending
  • Comstock Leans In
  • The Flow of Fighters

huffington post

  • Forecast: Right Turn Ahead
  • Want to Thank Me? Go Vote!
  • Does Satire News Influence Elections?
  • This Week in World War I November 1-7, 1914 Part 2 Supplemental Brief
  • This Week in World War I, Nov. 1-7, 1914
  • Running Against the 'Obama Economy' - And Winning?

the fix

  • 9 things you didn’t read today (but should have)
  • Look at all these Halloween champions who dressed up like Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • For most of history, politicians haven’t been able to have Halloween Twitter names. This is a travesty.
  • Ranking the presidents on how completely terrible their midterm elections turned out
  • Which campaigns are the worst robocall offenders?
  • Here are the top 4 Google searches for a bunch of candidates — and what they tell us


  • Pizza Injury Sidelines Redskins Corner
  • The 3 Games That Really Matter in College Football This Weekend
  • Jindal Demands Apology From Landrieu for Suggesting Louisiana Racist, Sexist
  • Perdue: Secure Border, Reduce Overall Immigration
  • West Hollywood Halloween Carnival Raises the Undead
  • Op-Ed: Abbott Takes Photo with Stranger; Davis & Media Create News Out of Nothing

media matters

  • Top Colorado Newspapers Largely Ignore Issues Important To Hispanic Voters In Senate-Race Coverage
  • Computer Security Experts: Attkisson Video Of Purported "Hacking" Likely Just A Stuck Backspace Key
  • Fox News Carries Scott Brown Across The Finish Line
  • Limbaugh Calls Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu "Cute Little Baby Fat"
  • Rush Limbaugh Applauds Joni Ernst For Refusing Mainstream Media Interviews
  • What Conservative Media Miss In Coverage Of Controversial Time Teacher Story

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Friday Cat Blogging - 31 October 2014
  • Left and Right Agree: Cat-Calling Is Menacing and Disgusting
  • Republicans Attack Democrats For Supporting Republican Demands
  • Democrats Like It When Forecasts Show Democrats Winning
  • PATRIOT Act Warrants Used More For Drugs Than For Terrorism
  • CNN Is Now Just Like the National Enquirer

hotline on call

power line

  • Happy Halloween From the Would-Be Monarch!
  • Mayday Explains: When We Say “Money,” We Mean Conservative Money!
  • The Power Line 100: The Commanding Haidt
  • The Catcall Video, and Rape Culture
  • What’s the Matter With Oregon?


  • George Takei Was On The Colbert Report. Shut Up And Watch It (Video)
  • Not Content With His Face On TV, Mitch McConnell Also Trying To Scare Voters Through The Mail (Updated)
  • Maine Judge Frees Kaci Hickox To Continue Not Spreading Ebola
  • Bill Cosby Runs And Hides After Renewed Public Interest In All Those Rape Allegations
  • Peggy Noonan’s Dead Aunt Is Smarter Than You
  • Arizona School Board Aborts Pages From Biology Textbook

washington post

  • Armed guard on CDC elevator with Obama was not a convicted felon, as first reported
  • With political ads expected to hit a record, news stations can hardly keep up
  • The Fix: For most of history, politicians haven’t been able to have Halloween Twitter names. This is a travesty.
  • A roundup of news from across the nation
  • Ain’t no party like a midterm campaign Halloween party! (In 8 photos)
  • The Fix: 9 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Ilya Somin] Ebola, political ignorance, and the undead
  • [Eugene Volokh] What if you use deadly force because the attacker is about to kill you and you hate him?
  • [Ward Farnsworth (guest-blogging)] If I paint a masterpiece on a stolen canvas …
  • [David Post] Does the FCC really not get it about the Internet?
  • [Eugene Kontorovich] Zivotofsky is not about recognition (II)
  • [Eugene Kontorovich] Zivotofsky is not about recognition (I)

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - I've Hit My Limit.
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Michael Jackson
  • Grimes Suing KY GOP, McConnell For Campaign Mailer Aiming To Suppress Vote
  • Hartmann: Why Do We Pay So Much For Crappy Internet?
  • Santorum Profits With His Imagined Christian Persecution
  • Mary Burke Shows Politicos How Ads Are Done

the moderate voice

  • Sullivan on the Mid-Terms
  • Commercial spaceship suffers catastrophic failure, at least 1 dead
  • Russia warns it’s coming for the Arctic’s oil, including an area Canada claims as its own
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for Operation Inherent Resolve
  • Cartoon: Obama Vampire
  • What would Republicans do?


talking points memo

  • Republicans are Weird Sometimes
  • Landrieu's Reference to Race Issues in South Outrages Republicans
  • Fundamental Right to Fish?
  • Always Gets Fun At The End
  • Brownback Hit With New Tax Revenue Shortfall Right Before Election
  • Grimes Sues McConnell Over 'Despicable' Voter Mailers

congress blog

  • Beyond Ebola: Our ICUs should be long-term federal priority
  • J Street: Pro-progressive, not pro-Israel
  • Republican cuts come back to haunt them
  • Social science research funding 'is' America’s national interest
  • Tax avoidance is a global problem
  • Public-private partnerships


  • Halloween Open Thread
  • #LASen: A Little More on Mary Landrieu’s Slamming of Her State’s Voters
  • Landrieu Jumps on the Race Wagon
  • White House meddles in South Dakota senate campaign
  • @BuzzFeed continues orgy of self-beclowning

oliver willis

  • No, Obama Didn’t Sound Like Bush At The United Nations
  • Hillary Clinton’s Secret Letters To Santa Exposed
  • Green Lantern Liberalism
  • NFL Fans Defending Beating A Child’s Scrotum Are Scum
  • Obama Repeats The Strategy That Killed Bin Laden In Address To Nation About ISIS
  • How “It’s Just Politics” Lets Conservatives Win


  • U.S. Will Train Ukrainian Military, May Supply Weapons
  • What Would Republicans Do?
  • Is the Minimum Wage Really a Living Wage?
  • Plutocrat or Populist? Actually, Hillary Clinton Is Neither
  • ‘Left, Right & Center’: Tim Cook, Midterms, and Fast-Food Wages in Denmark
  • Dark Money and Poll Taxes: Coping With Our Crazy Democracy

michelle malkin

  • The spectacular self-immolation of Wendy R. Davis
  • Jon Stewart gives Wendy Davis enticing suggestion for saving campaign
  • Sen. Mary Landrieu enters voluntary quarantine in last-ditch effort to save campaign
  • Hillary Clinton: Now that I’m speaking to a different audience, I can tell you that businesses DO create jobs
  • But remember, the border is secure!
  • Paging Eric Holder (again): Hundreds of thousands of illegal votes are cast every year

news hounds

  • Fox Concern Trolls Obama Administration Calling Netanyahu ‘Chickens***’
  • Fox's Cavuto Uses Lower Gas Prices To Attack Democrats
  • O’Reilly Again Race Baits Obama’s Ebola Policy
  • Megyn Kelly Whitewashes 'Patriot' Parent Threatening S**t Storm Over Daughter's History Assignment
  • Fox’s Stuart Varney Involved In A Very Smarmy Divorce Case
  • Fox’s Nauert Gushes Over Chris Christie’s Bullying


riehl world view

  • Oops: Conscientious, dedicated, heroic … NYC Ebola Dr. ‘lied’ to authorities about NYC travels
  • Is RGA’s Chris Christie Letting Scott Walker Hang?
  • NYC Doc With Ebola Was Out Bowling
  • Patient in NYC Tests Positive for Ebola
  • 9 percent of voters ‘enthusiastic’ about Obama
  • Joni Ernst carries Her 9 mm Everywhere

political animal

  • Day's End and Weekend Watch
  • Blue Slips and the Iowa Farmer
  • What? Racism in Louisiana? No! Apologize!
  • New Troubles For Even a Triumphant Mitch
  • Lunch Buffet
  • Keeping Up With the Wizards

andrew sullivan

  • Divine Fear
  • What Makes Mad Scientists Scary?
  • Secret Ingredients
  • Face Of The Day
  • The Dems’ Playbook Is Getting Stale, Ctd
  • The View From Your Window


  • Your 2014 Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In Grand Champion Carbonator
  • The 2014 Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In
  • May the Cinco be With You
  • The 2013 Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In Grand Champion Carbonator
  • The 2013 Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In
  • That Was the Week That Was

war is a crime

  • Vietnam Was About Liberation! Thomas Friedman Comes In From the Cold War
  • Ukraine News - Oct 31, 2014
  • Violence Against Children: UN Gets it Wrong
  • Peace Work Because of You
  • Crisis in the Middle East: Alternatives to War
  • Two Marches in DC This Saturday

connecting the dots

  • Robert Stein: March 1924 - July 2014
  • Undergraduate Upsets Wall Street
  • Fear of Flying
  • The Putin/Tea Party Axis
  • The Far End of Obamacare
  • The Fire This Time

flopping aces

  • Friday the 31st Halloween Funnies
  • How To Lose A War….Micromanage It
  • Report: Holder to give Ferguson a pound of white flesh
  • Of Twinkies and Oreos: What it means to be “Ethnic” in “White” America
  • Why are some Americans anti-American (Guest Post)
  • NY Times peddles Obamacare fiction

drudge retort

  • U.S. Falling Behind on Internet Speeds
  • Rap Mogul Suge Knight Arrested for Camera Theft
  • Ted Cruz Chose to Be a Heterosexual
  • New York Dem Mailer: We'll Know If You Didn't Vote
  • City Worker Suspended for Talking Like a Robot
  • Maine Judge Rejects Attempt to Quarantine Nurse

little green footballs

  • The Title of Jim Hoft's Latest Fear-Mongering Post Is Debunked by His Own Post
  • The Unethical, Dishonest Ebola Coverage of Right Wing Stalker Chuck C. Johnson
  • Maine Judge Lifts Mandatory Quarantine on Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox
  • Stephen Colbert vs. Gamergate
  • Glenn Greenwald and Pals Throw Matt Taibbi From the Train
  • Right Wing Blogger Chuck C. Johnson Is Now a Real Live Stalker

vox populi

  • SpaceShip Two down
  • This is how you do it.
  • Ace of Spades discusses #GamerGate
  • Mailvox: DISQUALIFY!
  • Probing for weakness
  • SJWs and the mask of sanity

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - I've Hit My Limit.
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Michael Jackson
  • Grimes Suing KY GOP, McConnell For Campaign Mailer Aiming To Suppress Vote
  • Hartmann: Why Do We Pay So Much For Crappy Internet?
  • Santorum Profits With His Imagined Christian Persecution
  • Mary Burke Shows Politicos How Ads Are Done

john avlon

  • John Avlon Gets ‘Real’ with Bill Maher – Real Time
  • George Clooney: A 21st-Century Statesman – Newsweek
  • The Resilient City – from Empire City: New York Through the Centuries
  • Exclusive: Congressional Ethics Probe Adds to Michele Bachmann’s Political Woes – The Daily Beast
  • The Absurd Impeachment Feedback Loop – The Daily Beast
  • Border Kids Crisis—Impotent Congress – The Daily Beast

ace of spades hq

  • Overnight Open Thread (31 Oct 2014)
  • Happy Halloween!
  • Viral Catcall Video Sets Left Into Internal Purge Mode
  • AoSHQ Podcast: Guest, Clarkhat
  • Virgin's "SpaceShipTwo" Crashes During Test Flight In Mojave Desert; One Pilot Dead, The Other With Serious Injuries
  • Kaci Hickox Wins in Court

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