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What do Meet the Press, American Idol and Chelsea Handler have in common? They are all part of the awesome swag up for grabs at the Federal Communications Bar Association charity auction next Thursday evening. Prizes to the event, which will be held at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza in Washington, include two pairs of tickets to the Late Show with David Letterman, four tickets to a Redskins game, two tickets to a taping of The Daily Show, and many more. The grand prize is an entertainment packing featuring and 47" 3D TV, 3D blu-ray disc player and 3D glasses. Proceeds

Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 11:35am

NRCC Outraises DCCC In October

The National Republican Congressional Committee reported raising more money than its Democratic counterpart for the month of October.

In their pre-general election FEC filings late Thursday, the NRCC reported having raised $5.2 million from October 1 to 13. The Democratic Congressional Committee raised more than $4.9 million.

Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 9:35am

Most Targeted Democrats Outraised By GOP Challengers

House Republican challengers continue to show impressive fundraising strength in the final stretch of the election, with 34 of the 56 most vulnerable House Democrats getting outraised by their Republican challengers, from October 1-13.

The late fundraising tallies are another sign that the Republican momentum is only growing, and the party's momentum is being reflected in a surge of grassroots donations to GOP challengers.

Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 9:11am

IP Enforcement Policies Stir Censorship Debate

Efforts to ramp up intellectual property enforcement in the digital marketplace are bumping up against free speech advocacy in an international treaty nearing completion and a pending Senate bill, CongressDaily reported. Rights holders and many government leaders are determined to crack down on Internet piracy through stricter enforcement, but public-interest groups argue that such rules can jeopardize free speech, particularly in countries without the types of safeguard measures found in American law. The U.S.

Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 9:00am

Starting Lineup: The Pennsylvania Paradox

Updated, 12:35 p.m.

Good Friday morning and welcome back to the Starting Lineup. On the radar today: the Democratic base coming home in Pennsylvania; yet another PAC wading into the election; the Times dives into the Chamber's finances; Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) becomes first candidate to pull his own ad; the DGA keeps the pressure on Brian Dubie (R) in Vermont; Russ Feingold (D) gets his last shot at Ron Johnson (R); and Barney Frank's (D-Mass.) challenger posts a big haul.

Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 7:21am

Senate Race Rankings

Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 12:00am

Juan Williams Gets $2 Million Contract from Fox News After Firing by NPR

When NPR closes a door, Fox News opens a window.Just one day after being fired by NPR for comments about Muslims on The O'Reilly Factor , Juan Williams has been offered a three-year contract from Fox News for nearly $2 million, the Los Angeles Times reports . Williams has been a guest on Fox

Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 12:00am

Bush Will Discuss Key Iraq, 9/11, Financial Crisis in New Book

In his upcoming memoir, Decision Points , former president George W. Bush will recount some of the high and low points of his presidency, ranging from sending troops to Afghanistan and Iraq to his victorious 2004 reelection campaign to his administration's response to Hurricane Katrina.Bush rele

Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 12:00am

Huckabee, Palin Call For NPR funding To Be Cut

Two potential GOP presidential candidates went to their Facebook accounts Thursday to blast National Public Radio for firing analyst Juan Williams for controversial comments he made about Muslims and to urge lawmakers to cut funding for the organization. Williams was fired for telling Fox News host Bill O'Reilly that when he boards an airplane and sees "people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.'' Former Alaska Gov.

Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 6:01pm

Groups, Firms Push For Action On Online IP Bill

A group of 40 companies and business groups wrote Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Thursday to push for action on his legislation aimed at cracking down on online piracy and counterfeiting. The coalition urged Leahy to push for Senate approval of the legislation when Congress returns in mid-November for a lame-duck session after the November midterm elections. The legislation would give the Justice Department new authority to file a civil action against a domain name linked to a website trafficking in illegal copyrighted content or counterfeit goods.

Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 3:50pm