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2:45 PM ET, August 19, 2010

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People-Press.org:
Growing Number of Americans Say Obama is a Muslim  —  Religion, Politics and the President  —  OVERVIEW  —  A substantial and growing number of Americans say that Barack Obama is a Muslim, while the proportion saying he is a Christian has declined.  More than a year and a half into his presidency …
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Washington Post:
Poll: 1 in 5 Americans thinks Obama is a Muslim  —  The number of Americans who believe — wrongly — that President Obama is a Muslim has increased significantly since his inauguration and now account for nearly 20 percent of the nation's population.  —  Those results, from a new Pew …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
In Defining Obama, Misperceptions Stick  —  WASHINGTON — Americans need only stand in line at the grocery checkout counter to glimpse the conspiracy theories percolating about President Obama.  “Birthplace Cover-Up,” screams the current issue of the racy tabloid Globe.  “Obama's Secret Life Exposed!”
Alex Altman / Time:
TIME Poll: 61% of Americans Oppose ‘Ground Zero Mosque’  —  An opponent of the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero holds a sign during a community board meeting to debate the issue  —  Opponents of the planned Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero …
Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
Tribalism And Constitutional Rights, Ctd.  —  The Economist has a disturbing new poll on the proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero, and it has some rather disturbing numbers.  Among them, only 50% “think that Muslims have a constitutional right to build a mosque there,” 57% of Democrats and only 32% of Republicans.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Muslim view spreads
Democracy in America:
Mosque-building and its discontents  —  From this week's Economist/YouGov poll:
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and The Awl
Amy Sullivan / Swampland:
Barack Obama is Not a Muslim
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
CNBC:
Weekly Jobless Claims Post Surprise Jump, Hit 500,000  —  New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly climbed to a nine-month high last week, yet another setback to the frail economic recovery.  —  Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 500,000 …
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Bob Willis / Bloomberg:
Jobless Claims in U.S. Rose to Highest Since November
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Quinnipiac University:
New Jersey's Christie Is More Leader Than Bully, Quinnipiac …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
New York Post:
The shame of New York  —  The real story of the Ground Zero mosque is that the project only became feasible because of the appalling and astonishing fecklessness of the officials who were charged with the reconstruction of the site and the neighborhood all the way back in 2001.
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Bobby Ghosh / Time:
Does America Have a Muslim Problem?
Margaret Carlson / Bloomberg:
Smart President Fails Test at Ground Zero: Margaret Carlson
Randy / The Turner Report:
Blunt employing throw everything at Robin and hope something sticks strategy  —  I am having a hard time understanding the campaign strategy of Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt.  In the accompanying video, Blunt apparently wants us to be deeply offended because Robin Carnahan …
Discussion: Think Progress and MyDD
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.Sean / Fired Up! Missouri:
Confronted By The Press, Blunt Campaign Pulls Web Ad With 9/11 Image
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
GOP Senate candidate yanks video showing smoldering 9/11 site
Jessica Grose / doublex.com:
The Battle for the Term “Feminist”: Sarah Palin Wins This Round  —  Yesterday, the pro-choice group Emily's List released a video with a bunch of women in “mama grizzly” suits telling Sarah Palin that she doesn't speak for them.  Well, Palin's seen the video, and she's responded with an epic …
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Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Clemens to Be Indicted for Perjury in Doping Testimony  —  Federal authorities have decided to indict Roger Clemens on charges of making false statements to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, according to two people briefed on the matter.  —  An announcement is expected later today.
Ezra Klein:
If only Obama had ...  See if this structure seems familiar to you: Over the past two years, Barack Obama has done X. Now, his poll numbers have slipped to 44 percent.  His party is slated to lose a lot of seats in the 2010 midterms.  Obama's decision to do X is to blame.  —  “X” can be a lot of things.
CNN:
Last U.S. combat convoy has left Iraq  —  Mosul, Iraq (CNN) — The last U.S. brigade combat team in Iraq has left the country, a move that helps U.S. President Barack Obama reach his goal of 50,000 troops in the country by September 1.  —  Their departure leaves about 56,000 U.S. troops in the country, according to the U.S. military.
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
McCain says Bush administration deserves ‘some credit’ for Iraq troop exit
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Shakesville
Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:
Breaking: Blago Holdout Retired State Employee Who Once Handed Out Campaign Literature For Relative Seeking Office; NPR and Liberal Talk Radio Listener  —  Here's what Fox local news in Chicago reports: … Note that that is not yet confirmed.  It is now confirmed by CBS local news Chicago.
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Larry Yellen / Chicago News and Weather:
Speculation Abounds on ‘Holdout’ Blago Juror
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How To Lose A Guy In 75 Days  —  Two years after his coattails helped sweep two dozen Democrats into office, President Obama is proving more a boon to Republicans than to Democrats during the midterm elections.  His poll numbers are so morose that Democrats are planning ways to avoid his shadow …
Discussion: Hot Air and Beltway Confidential
The Huffington Post:
Dean Stands By Mosque Remarks, Charges Liberal Critics With Being Inflexible  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  In an interview late Wednesday, former DNC Chair Howard Dean reiterated his belief that the controversial “Ground Zero” mosque should be re-located, arguing that critics of his position were …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Howard Dean: “Mosque” should move
Michael Sokolove / New York Times:
Joe Sestak, the 60th Democrat  —  Joe Sestak stepped out of a Chevy Suburban on the morning of July 3 and met up with a group of 15 campaign volunteers gathered in the parking lot of a drugstore in Canonsburg, Pa., just southwest of Pittsburgh.  The town is the birthplace of Perry Como.
Discussion: Tablet Magazine
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Skip the lecture on Israel's ‘risks for peace’  —  In the intifada that began in 2000, Palestinian terrorism killed more than 1,000 Israelis.  As a portion of U.S. population, that would be 42,000, approaching the toll of America's eight years in Vietnam.  During the onslaught …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama on the Trail  —  Illinois voters say they would be negatively influenced if a candidate was endorsed by Barack Obama.  And if his support isn't an asset in his home state it's hard to imagine where it is.  —  40% of voters in the state say they'd be less likely to support …
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
NRSC: ‘The Next Time Democrats Call You Extreme, Show Them This Video.’  —  You see it here first, folks: the new web video from the NRSC about just whose views are “extreme” around here.  —  Their closing sequence, showcasing that the so-called extreme candidates are either leading or in dead heats …
 
 
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