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Bagels and Ballots — Tuesday

By Joy Resmovits

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The Other [Uncovered] March: Think only Glenn Beck can lure tens of thousands to the National Mall for a march? Well, think again — because over the weekend, an estimated 200,000 liberals attended the “One Nation Working Together March,” organized by unions, civil rights groups and other left-inclined groups. (The Week)

Joining the Caucus: While many conservative anti-abortion activists would allow abortion in the case of rape or incest, some of this year’s more extreme, tea-partying candidates oppose that, too. NBC host Rachel Maddow has dubbed this group the “Bear Your Rapist’s Baby Caucus,” and Raw Story has found 78 of its “members.” Among them: Kentucky senate candidate Rand Paul: Delaware senate candidate Christine O’Donnell; and Nevada senatorial candidate Sharron Angle. (AlterNet)

An Unlikely Pair: Though O’Donnell has garnered much attention for her previous crusade against masturbation, was it that different from Norman Mailer’s? (MitzVote)

Bewitching: Speaking of which: O’Donnell wants your votes, and she’s going after them with a simple new ad. “I’m not a witch,” she tells the camera, smiling. “I’m you.” Like you, she says, she’s not perfect. (Politico)

Rahmbo’s Run Challenged … Already: As Rahm Emanuel began campaigning to become Chicago’s mayor, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet noted that he may be ineligible to run, because of his residency in the nation’s capital for the last 20 months. Strategist Joe Trippi isn’t letting him get away with it, either. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Politics Is Local Even if he’s legit, Emanuel doesn’t necessarily have the Jewish vote in the bag. According to the Chicago Tribune, “In the Jewish neighborhoods on the Far North Side, Rahm Emanuel is more associated with what he did in Washington than what he might do in Chicago’s City Hall.” (The Chicago Tribune)

Taking to Toledo: In a debate last night, Ohio’s senatorial candidates Rob Portman and Lee Fisher tore into each other about … the economy, stupid. (News Talk Radio)


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