MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Paladino's rant - Andrew Sullivan, Daily Dish
GOP surge in Minnesota? A footnote - Scott, Powerline
Shocker: Wall Street favors GOP - Jonathan Chait
Better late than never dept. - Mark Thompson, Swampland
And these people used to like him - Jennifer Rubin, contentions
Newt: For food stamps before he was against them - Chris in Paris, AMERICAblog
Marijuana initiatives could drive turnout - Jesse Zwick, Wash. Independent
Generic ballots show wide GOP edge - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Toomey disputes and debates reality - Laurence Lewis, Daily Kos
How the Obama tax hikes affect you - Conn Carroll, The Foundry
Ancient history - mistermix, Balloon Juice
Bill Gates buys attention of ABC News? - Warner Todd Huston, Right Wing News
Abdallah Abu Rahmah - Matthew Yglesias
End of history in America's classrooms - Cheryl Miller, Weekly Standard
The irrelevance of the liberal 'brand' - Ezra Klein

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Healthcare lobbyists look to repair relationship with GOP - The Hill
For Democrats, even 'safe' seats are shaky - New York Times
Barney Frank gets another shot at reform - Washington Post