Notes are below. Please note that we will be off next week as Emily and Bill attend the New York Comicon. Back in two weeks!

Original air date: 10/3/10
Total run time: 1:59:04
File size: 57.2 MB

TV
*Chuck
*The Event
*No Ordinary Family
*SGU
*Clone Wars
*Fringe

Star Wars 3D
Let Me In opens
Alien news
Brian K. Vaughn’s “Smokers”
off next week – NYCC
Nolan working on Batman 3

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Campaign 2010
* Landscape doesn’t look much different than it did a week ago (though Castle is out in Delaware)
* “Moving America Forward” drive begins in Madison
* Obama/Biden fired up … where have these guys been? (Poetry vs. Prose)

Congress adjourns
* Major items on lame-duck agenda
* TANF Emergency Fund expires
* Pro-forma agreement leads to 54 confirmations

News Corp starts making contributions
* $1 million to Chamber of Commerce’s campaign operation
* Follows $1 million to RGA
* Drops already-thin pretense

White House staffing shift
* Rahm Emanuel departs, plans mayoral run
* Pete Rouse steps in (by way of Obama Senate staff, Daschle)

No such thing as “permanent disgrace” in GOP politics
* Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) intends to run again in 2012
* Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) hasn’t ruled out future campaigns
* Following in the footsteps of David Vitter, Newt Gingrich, Dick Morris, Ralph Reed, Tom DeLay

SPSST
* Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
* Congressional candidate Allen West (R-Fla.)
* Former CNN host Rick Sanchez
* Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.)
* Senate candidate Sharron Angle (R-Nev.)
* Former half-term Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska)