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HUFFPOST HILL – OCTOBER 25TH, 2010

Obama got some mixed messages today. Once Newsweek started blowing up cell phones, its polling found much better numbers for the president and his party. But they must not have called a Mississippi Democrat — who says he voted for McCain in…

Obama got some mixed messages today. Once Newsweek started blowing up cell phones, its polling found much better numbers for the president and his party. But they must not have called a Mississippi Democrat — who says he voted for McCain in 2008 — or a Rhode Island Democrat — who says Obama can “shove it.” Senator Schumer, at least, has his back…although we did learn today that Chuck’s not armed. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Monday, October 25th, 2010:

Popping online: MoveOn has launched a new interactive get-out-the-vote video that puts the viewer’s name and photo into the ad. “The video, which can be customized and sent to your friends, features actress Olivia Wilde and actor Romany Malco, as rebel fighters living in the year 2057. They are fighting RepbliCorp, a merger of the Republican Party and big corporations that is currently ruling the world.” Watch it here: http://cnnbc.moveon.org/

CORPORATE PACS USING WORKER PAYCHECKS – Alex Knott in Roll Call on the one thing that will stretch your paycheck further in Washington than a public transportation deduction: “As this year’s election season draws to a close and experts begin the traditional lament of too much money in politics, the common but little-discussed practice of fueling major PACs with employee payroll deductions thrives. In recent years, professional associations have joined corporations and unions in using the mechanism to gather millions of dollars. [Over] 800 employers reported using some type of payroll deduction during the 2010 cycle, according to a CQ MoneyLine study of campaign finance records. Nationwide, well more than 100,000 salaried workers authorized their employers to withdraw a total of more than $70 million from their paychecks through June.” http://bit.ly/bA87Qh

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