Gerry Canavan

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Monday Night

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* Health care update: With only 219 “no” votes on health reform, maximum, momentum shifts toward passage. Pro-Life Dems Start Breaking In Pelosi’s Direction. InTrade Betting on ‘Obamacare.’ “I believe we have the votes.”

* Virginia’s Attorney General flirts with birtherism.

* With his celebrity fueled by a Time cover story, best-selling books, cheerleading role at protest rallies and steady stream of divisive remarks, Beck is drawing big ratings. But there is a deep split within Fox between those — led by Chairman Roger Ailes — who are supportive, and many journalists who are worried about the prospect that Beck is becoming the face of the network. More here on the more than 200 companies that won’t advertise on Fox due to Beck.

* ‘Man Arrested for Tattooing 1-Year-Old.’

* Florida Vampire to Run for President. The best part:

He recently switched his party affiliation from Independent to Republican so he can run with the G.O.P.

* Attention citizens: Gay Marriage Could Lead To Men Marrying Horses.

* There is literally no way to make money selling news.

* And sitting is bad for you. Don’t do it!

The Wisdom of Markets

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Intrade markets trending Corzine…

UPDATE: Sharply turning the other way now. Last time I could get the site to load it was dead-even at 50; looking again I see Corzine’s down to 44 from a high of 66+.

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November 3, 2009 at 11:46 pm

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For those who are impressed by Intrade’s electoral accuracy in 2004—and I’m not especially—their front-page map looks pretty nice.

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October 30, 2008 at 6:32 pm

Big Ups to Nate Silver

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Big ups to Nate Silver, whose post about pro-McCain manipulation of the Intrade market last month has now been confirmed by the company.

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October 18, 2008 at 5:21 pm