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12:45 PM ET, August 21, 2010

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CNN:
WikiLeaks founder accused of rape, molestation in Sweden  —  Stockholm, Sweden (CNN) — The founder and editor of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is wanted in Sweden after accusations of rape and molestation, a spokeswoman for the Swedish prosecutor's office told CNN Saturday.
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BBC:
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange accused of rape  —  Julian Assange was cited as saying the release of the allegations was “deeply disturbing”  —  Swedish authorities say they have issued an arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, on accusations of rape and molestation.
The Local:
WikiLeaks founder suspected of rape  —  Double click on a word to get a translation  —  A warrant has been put out for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is wanted on suspicion of rape.  —  Prosecutor Marie Häljebo Kjellstrand confirmed that a warrant was issued …
David Batty / Guardian:
Rape warrant against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange cancelled
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Daily Beast
Colin Freeman / Telegraph:
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange facing arrest over ‘rape’ claim
Wall Street Journal:
Prosecutors Eye WikiLeaks Charges
Discussion: The Caucus and New York Magazine
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Why won't the Pentagon help WikiLeaks redact documents?
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Mosque protest loses Gingrich  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) will not be addressing a protest of the proposed mosque in lower Manhattan on the anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.  —  The organizers of the rally, Stop Islamization of America …
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Scott Shane / New York Times:
Anti-Islam Protest in U.S. Seen as Lift for Extremists  —  WASHINGTON — Some counterterrorism experts say the anti-Muslim sentiment that has saturated the airwaves and blogs in the debate over plans for an Islamic center near ground zero in Lower Manhattan is playing into the hands of extremists …
Bruce Feiler / The Huffington Post:
Obama a Muslim!  Lincoln a Catholic!  FDR a Jew!  Why Americans Don't Like Their President's God  —  In 1860, in the midst of tensions surrounding the Civil War, it was widely believed in the United States that Abraham Lincoln was Catholic.  Coming on the heels of decades of anti-Catholic sentiment …
Discussion: Open Left
Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
The New Culture War.  —  When Andrew Sullivan first wrote “Goodbye to All That,” believing that the candidacy of Barack Obama could be the beginning of a “truce” in the culture war, he was largely placing the blame on the narcissism of the baby-boomers.  The culture war as Sullivan was writing …
John Fund / Wall Street Journal:
America's Insurgent Pollster  —  Understanding the tea party is essential to predicting what the country's political scene will look like.  —  You can tell it's a volatile political year when a balding, middle-aged pollster gets a standing ovation from hundreds of state legislators …
Debbie Lee / Big Peace:
Code Pink Tells Gold Star Mom: Your Son Deserved to Die  —  Note: Please join with me and Move America Forward in calling on Jerry Brown to return any money he has received from Jodie Evans and protest at her fundraiser tomorrow: Aug 21st at 4PM PST at the Home of Jodie Evans, 757 Palms Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
DNC Pulls Bush Ad / Update: Edits and Re-Posts Video  —  The Democratic National Committee released an advertisement, posted on the DNC's “Rapid Response” YouTube Channel, mocking George W. Bush.  The ad was laughable, and much derided.  —  Here is how it appeared in my post earlier today, Extremely Effective DNC Ad:
FreeThinkerNY / Weasel Zippers:
True Face of Imam Rauf to be Revealed by Newly Discovered Audio Tapes...  This fraud's mask must be torn off.  The American people must be made aware of the truth about the “moderate” Ground Zero Mosque organizers that Leftists are so vociferously supporting ...  Via the great champion of freedom, Pamela Geller @Atlas Shrugs...
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Nice Deb
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Shân Ross / Scotsman:
Climate protester breaches RBS Gogarburn security and glues herself to desk  —  A CLIMATE change protester managed to breach security at the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland by making an appointment to speak to an adviser and then glued herself to a desk.
Discussion: Right Wing News
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
In Mideast Talks, Scant Hopes From the Beginning  —  JERUSALEM — The American invitation on Friday to the Israelis and Palestinians to start direct peace talks in two weeks in Washington was immediately accepted by both governments.  But just below the surface there was an almost audible shrug.
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
U.S. officials: Abbas announcement imminent, details not yet finalized
Jared Allen / The Hill:
Obama cites recess ‘attack ads’ in call for campaign finance bill  —  President Barack Obama used his Saturday radio address to call for completion of campaign finance reform legislation that is currently stalled in the Senate.  —  A day after he began a family vacation on Martha's Vinyard …
Discussion: CNN and The Politico
Aaron David Miller / Los Angeles Times:
Missing his moment, and America's  —  President Obama, like most of our consequential presidents, arrived at the right time; unlike them, he may have badly misread his moment, and America's.  —  Woody Allen got it wrong.  Ninety percent of success in life isn't just showing up …
Roger Meiners / Wall Street Journal:
Talking Green in Yellowstone  —  Government-subsidized solar panels generate cheap electricity at a high cost.  —  Ever-smiling Joe Biden recently popped into Bozeman, Mont., in his carbon-spewing Boeing 757.  He came by to give a talk in Yellowstone Park about green jobs, stimulus money, and the “recovery summer.”
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
 
 
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Jay Heflin / The Hill:
GOP Rep. Camp: 48 out of 50 states have lost jobs since stimulus
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Wyclef Jean / The Huffington Post:
Keep The Faith  —  It is with a heavy heart that I tell you today …
Discussion: msnbc.com and Mediaite
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama, Clyburn tee off together in Martha's Vineyard
Discussion: The Politico
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Mosque Politics, Ctd.
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
CON AIR.... It was hard to imagine the Brent Furer story getting worse …
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