DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Drew Brees on a possible political career - Ben Domenech, RedState
Newt Gingrich: Affirmative action baby - Jonathan Weiler, Huffington Post
Palin cuts radio spot for O'Donnell - Daniel Foster, The Corner
House Dems will not force vote on middle class tax cuts - Christina Bellantoni, TPMDC
What it all means - Atrios, Eschaton
Reporting with the Weekly Standard - Matthew Yglesias
Why Blog Con mattered so much - Ericka Andersen, Right Wing News
Why GOP doesn't fear tax cut fight - Greg Sargent, The Plum Line
How tweet it is - Marc Ambinder
Medicaid may bust state budgets next year - Brian Blase, The Foundry
Maine GOP thinks Snowe is too liberal - Bruce Drake, Politics Daily
Paladino and New York's Republicans - Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight
It's just old carpet - Political Ticker
Re: No deal, Mr. President - Jennifer Rubin, contentions
FreedomWorks leader won't endorse O'Donnell - Allahpundit, Hot Air

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Reid blasts GOP for push to extend tax cuts for wealthy - The Hill
Interest-group spending drives GOP ad lead - New York Times
Tea Party leader urges shift - Washington Post