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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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  • Latinos Back Democrats, But Many May Not Vote
    The Pew Hispanic Center survey finds 65 percent of Latinos favor the Democratic candidate in their local congressional district. But only half of Latino registered voters say they are certain to vote in next month's midterm elections.
  • Paladino: 'I'm Not Politically Correct And I Don't Want To Be!'
    The Republican candidate for governor of New York lived up to his reputation as a tough-talking, mad-as-hell kind of guy in a conversation with All Things Considered.'s Robert Siegel.
  • Republican Closes Gap In New York Senate Race
    Republicans have been looking for opportunities to make surprise gains in this November's Senate races. Some polls have shown that even in New York, they might have an outside chance at upsetting freshman Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand.
  • IRS Asked To Probe Tax-Exempt GOP-Allied Group
    American Crossroads is the big new player this election season. In the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, the conservative group is tapping donors it need not disclose and making massive media buys on behalf of Republican candidates. On Tuesday, it announced $4.3 million in spending for GOP Senate candidates. Meanwhile, groups in favor of disclosure filed a complaint at the IRS against American Crossroads on Tuesday.
  • Smart Cookies Put Targeted Online Ads On The Rise
    Google is one of the many companies vying for a chunk of the online display ad market, a domain that is becoming more lucrative as it gets a whole lot better at targeting the right audience.
  • Ig Nobel To Nobel: Creative (And Fun) Science Wins
    Two Russian-born scientists won the Nobel Prize for Physics for their work on graphene, the strongest and thinnest substance ever discovered. But one of them, Andre Geim, also holds a more dubious honor: He won an Ig Nobel prize in 2000 for his work on the magnetic levitation of frogs.
  • The 'Irrational' Way Humans Interact With Dentists
    Behavior economist Dan Ariely of Duke University weighs in from time to time on how irrational we humans really are. Today, he talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about dentistry and how many of us interact with our dentists.
  • Columnist Howard Kurtz To Move From 'The Washington Post' To The Daily Beast
    Kurtz said that Tina Brown made him an offer to help shape The Daily Beast's Washington bureau, hiring new reporters and editorialists, and having the chance to write about American politics.
  • Book Review: Philip Roth's 'Nemesis'
    Nemesis, our good dictionaries tell us, is the goddess of retribution or vengeance, who reverses excessive good fortune, checks presumption, and punishes wrongdoing. In Philip Roth's new novel, Nemesis takes the form of the polio epidemic of the 1940s as it advances through the Jewish section of his native Newark, N.J. Alan Cheuse has this review.
  • Polio Breaks Out In Newark In Roth's 'Nemesis'
    In his new novel, Philip Roth sets a fictional yet plausible polio outbreak in his New Jersey hometown. Set in 1944, Nemesis describes the fear that plagued the country in the years before the vaccine was developed.

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