Top Links: Sandy benefit, ‘the rape thing,’ GOP blame game, $6 billion and global warming, stupid

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President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie visit the Brigantine Beach Community Center to meet with local residents after Hurricane Sandy, Wednesday.
President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie visit the Brigantine Beach Community Center to meet with local residents after Hurricane Sandy, Wednesday.
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Wondering when both presidential candidates would be back on the road? Wonder no more. Next up: Virginia, Wisconsin, Nevada and Colorado.

NBC Universal channels airing Sandy benefit this Friday: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Billy Joel, Sting and more slated to perform. (NBC News)

Businessweek’s cover story this week: “It’s global warming, stupid.” (Businessweek) And here’s the cover.

“The hedge expressed by journalists is that many variables go into creating a big storm… However, that statement does not mean that we cannot say that climate change is making storms bigger. It is doing just that—a statement also based on good science, and one that the insurance industry is embracing.” (Scientific American)

Another day, another GOP congressional candidate ponders “the rape thing.” (The Seattle Times)

Republicans: If Mitt Romney loses, it was Sandy’s fault. If he doesn’t, well, never mind. (Political Wire)

Combine all the spending by campaigns and outside spending groups in 2012 and what do you get? An estimated $6 billion price tag. (OpenSecrets)

In 1945, Martin Greenfield left Buchenwald concentration camp, having learned to sew after a Nazi guard at another prison whipped him for ripping his shirt. Today, he counts presidents – including perhaps President Obama – among countless Washington notables for whom he’s tailored suits. (The Washington Post)

Top Links: Sandy benefit, 'the rape thing,' GOP blame game, $6 billion and global warming, stupid

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