Inside The Democrats’ Post-Election Strategy For Congress

WASHINGTON – With the enemy at the gates, and facing heavy casualties, Democrats in Congress are preparing to do what any beleaguered army does: head for the hills and leave booby-traps behind. The bigger the margin Republicans pile up next Tuesday, the less likely it is that the Democrats will be able to – or want to – do much when Congress reconvenes for a lame-duck session on November 15. Rather, leadership aides tell me, they will want to do the minimum, pushing the toughest decisions on taxes, spending and debt forward to a newer, presumably more Republican, 112th Congress,
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Politico Has Concerns About Rally To Restore Sanity For Some Reason

Yesterday, we noted Ryan Kearney’s able takedown of the handful of self-proclaimed cultural critics who’ve had themselves a round of the piss-and-moan blues over the Rally To Restore Sanity. At that time, I should have predicted that Politico would try to wade into those waters, because reliably, here they are today, doing something Politicoey with it. Essentially, they’ve taken that smallish gaggle of walleyed concern-trolls, mixed in a clueless academic and added a heaping helping of straw-men to contend that Jon Stewart will utterly destroy his brand by staging a comedy show for people. Kearney’s piece is cited by name,
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White House Photographer Pete Souza Picks 10 Photos To Represent The Last Year (PHOTOS)

Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza celebrated the one-year anniversary of the website’s “Photo of the Day” by reposting ten pictures “to represent the past year of POD’s. They are not necessarily the ‘best’ ten, but are ones that show the variety of situations we have to choose from.” Take a look at the 10 he picked and tell us which is your favorite. All captions from whitehouse.gov. From The Huffington Post
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Meg Whitman Blankets Airwaves In Final Week Of Campaign

PASADENA, Calif. — It’s hard to turn off Meg Whitman. The most expensive campaign for governor in U.S. history – about $162 million and counting – is inundating California voters with an unprecedented array of TV and radio ads, glossy magazines, smartphone messages, Facebook videos, postcards and phone calls that will test how far a Republican dollar can go in a state Democrats often dominate. A typical TV viewer in Los Angeles will see 23 of her commercials this week alone, many roughing up Democrat Jerry Brown, according to Democrats tracking her ad buys. The story of the Silicon Valley
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