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3:10 PM ET, August 1, 2010

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William G. Gale / Washington Post:
Five myths about the Bush tax cuts  —  The tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003, known as the Bush tax cuts, are set to expire Dec. 31, and the fight over what to do is increasingly heated.  Should the tax cuts expire, as some Democrats have said?  Should they be extended, as most Republicans maintain?
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Pat G. / Think Progress:
Palin Writes Down Cost Of Extending Bush Tax Cuts On Her Hand, But She Still Gets It Wrong  —  Since he was on the campaign trail, President Obama has proposed renewing the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts for the lower- and middle-class, while allowing them to expire on schedule at the end …
Edward Luce / Financial Times:
The crisis of middle-class America  —  Technically speaking, Mark Freeman should count himself among the ­luckiest ­people on the planet.  The 52-year-old lives with his family on a tree-lined street in his own home in the heart of the wealthiest country in the world.  When he is hungry, he eats.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Controversy proves collusion among liberal journalists  —  Login using your account on any of these websites below.  —  Web Search powered by YAHOO! SEARCH  —  Election 2010 links  — NEWS SENTINEL VOTER GUIDE - COMPARE THE CANDIDATES - GEORGIANA VINES COLUMNS - BLOG: HUMPHREY ON THE HILL
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Boehner Spouts Anti-Intellectualism Screed: 'I Don't Need To See GDP Numbers Or Listen To Economists'  —  This morning on Fox News Sunday, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), who has waffled on the impact of the stimulus, argued against the need for more stimulus funding.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Robert J. Shiller / New York Times:
What Would Roosevelt Do?  —  ACROSS the United States …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Levin: Media too focused on negative in Afghanistan; it's a ‘mixed picture’
Discussion: CNN
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Obama Weighs Influence on Democrats' Midterm Races  —  WASHINGTON — As lunch was served in the Roosevelt Room of the White House one day last week, President Obama assured the nine Democratic members of Congress sitting around the table that he would do anything he could to help them survive their fall elections.
The Huffington Post:
Dwindling Retirement Savings ‘Undiscussed Explosive Bomb’ Of Recession  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  After working in executive management for over ten years with a steadily increasing salary, Rick Stephens, 51, was laid off from his job in June 2008.  Two years of steady unemployment later …
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
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Susie Madrak / Crooks and Liars:
Retirement?  You Must Be Kidding. …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Obama on immigration: We can't ‘demagogue’ the issue  —  In a CBS interview broadcast Sunday, President Obama slammed approaches to immigration reform he said “demagogue” a “national problem.”  —  He also defended progress in the administration's suit against Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Fox News:
Palin Says Brewer Has Something Obama Lacks: ‘Cojones’
Pamela Paul / New York Times:
The Un-Divorced  —  JOHN FROST and his wife had been unhappily married for much of their 25 years together when his company relocated him in 2000.  So when he moved from Virginia to Knoxville, Tenn., he left her behind.  —  At first, it wasn't clear what would happen next.  Would she follow him?
TPMDC:
Diversity Is In The Eye Of The Beholder: A Day At Uni-Tea  —  It was billed as the most diverse tea party rally ever.  For three hours Saturday afternoon, we waited for the diversity to show up.  —  Was Saturday's Uni-Tea rally in Philadelphia a success?  Well, it depends on your definition of “epic fail.”
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Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
Preview: Today Is Tea Party Diversity Day — Featuring Andrew Breitbart
Directorblue / Doug Ross:
The Wife Was Really P.O.'ed This A.M. — Chelsea's Wedding Extravaganza  —  The wife was on a roll this morning, pointing out some interesting facts about the immense Clinton wedding that took place this weekend.  —  “This damn wedding cost between $2 million and $5 million.”
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David Catanese / The Politico:
Palin blames media for unfavorable rating  —  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blames her upside-down approval rating among independents on one of her favorite foils: the media.  —  Palin, who serves as a paid commentator for Fox News, said on “Fox News Sunday” that “if I believed everything …
David Klinghoffer / Los Angeles Times:
From neocons to crazy-cons  —  Once the conservative movement was about finding meaning in private life and public service.  But it has undergone a shift toward demagoguery and hucksterism.  —  Once, the iconic figures on the political right were urbane visionaries and builders of institutions …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Political momentum grows for revoking birthright citizenship  —  Sen. Jon Kyl, the second-ranking member of the Senate Republican leadership, voiced support Sunday for hearings on whether to deny citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.  —  Another Republican senator …
 
 
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David Stockman / New York Times:
Four Deformations of the Apocalypse
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Adam C. Smith / St. Petersburg Times:
Jeff Greene's path to Senate campaign shows he is uncompromising …
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Rasmussen Reports:
44% Expect A Tax Increase Under Obama
Lisa Lockwood / Antemedius:
Wikileaks posts an Insurance policy
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Dallas Fed Pushing Zero Inflation Agenda
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CNN:
Obama gives himself a grade of ‘incomplete’ after 18 months
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Gates blasts WikiLeaks, says public should anticipate limited 2011 drawdown
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Allison Sherry / Denver Post:
Romanoff pulls even with Bennet, poll finds
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Al Gore Cleared in Sexual Assault Case
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Kevin Sack / New York Times:
Missouri to Vote on Health Law
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Sean Holstege / Chicago Sun Times:
Judge ‘inundated’ with death threats after Arizona ruling
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Kos
Diana Marcum / Los Angeles Times:
Wars take a heavy toll on one California school
Discussion: Flopping Aces and Right Wing News
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Chris Hayes Highlights the Failed HAMP Program on The Rachel Maddow Show
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Lauren Russell / CNN:
Church plans Quran-burning event
 

 
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