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Republicans on the offensive as elections near

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Sunday, October 31, 2010


Republicans on the offensive as elections near (Washington Post)

Two days before Tuesday's midterm elections, Republicans appear poised to capture control of the House and are likely to make substantial gains in the Senate, an outcome that could dramatically alter the balance of power in Washington, according to a Washington Post analysis of competitive seats across the country.

Russ Feingold's last stand (Politico)

Feingold appears on the brink of going down in a national tide that's blind to distinction. Infuriatingly to the Wisconsin Democrat, he's been painted not as a leftist – the usual attack against him – but as, of all things, a Washington insider.

Tea party kingmaker Jim DeMint becomes power unto himself (New York Times)

Financing Tea Party candidates and rallying the Tea Party faithful, Mr. DeMint has established himself as an alternate power center in Washington. And his rapid ascent has spawned a parlor game: what does Jim DeMint want?

Reid campaign heartened by turnout during early voting (The Hill)

Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) saw a late-week surge in Democrats who voted early in Nevada's Senate race, giving his campaign hope in the final days before Nov. 2.

Backing GOP, business leaders stop short of repeal of Dems' agenda (CBS News)

An estimated 215,000 people attended a rally organized by Comedy Central talk show hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Saturday in Washington, according to a crowd estimate commissioned by CBS News.

Guests to be interviewed Sunday on major television talk shows:

Fox News Sunday
9 a.m. ET

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R); Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.).

State of the Union (CNN)
9 a.m. ET

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele; Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.); and John Brennan, White House counterterrorism adviser.

This Week (ABC)
10 a.m. ET

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (R-Texas); and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.); and Brennan.

Newsmakers (CSPAN)
10 a.m. ET

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner; and Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher.

Face the Nation (CBS)
10:30 a.m. ET

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.); Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-Minn.); Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.); Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.); and Brennan.

Meet the Press (NBC)
10:30 a.m. ET

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine; Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.); and Brennan.

Washington Watch (TV One)
11 a.m. ET


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