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5:20 AM ET, August 27, 2010

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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Who Is Michael Enright?  —  The suspect in an anti-Muslim hate crime worked for an outfit that backs the Ground Zero mosque.  —  “It's not even Islamophobia, it's beyond Islamophobia,” Daisy Khan, wife of Ground Zero mosque planner Feisal Abdul Rauf, told ABC's Christiane Amanpour Sunday.
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msnbc.com:
Drunk shouts ‘terrorists,’ urinates on mosque rugs  —  Some worry NYC mosque controversy could lead to more attacks  —  msnbc.com staff and news service reports  —  NEW YORK — In the latest in a spate of anti-Muslim incidents over the last two days, an intoxicated man entered a mosque …
Tom Hays / Associated Press:
NY official: Stabbing suspect had war journals
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Another Failed Eliminationist Narrative
John R. Parkison / ABCNEWS:
Tea Party Spells KKK, Rights Leader Says  —  Black Leaders Outraged Over ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally  —  A civil rights activist and former congressman equated the Tea Party with the Ku Klux Klan today as he blasted a conservative rally planned in Washington, D.C., this weekend.
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Tanya Somanader / Think Progress:
An Irksome Arrangement: Glenn Beck Uses Charitable Donations To Pay For Restoring Honor Rally  —  This Saturday, the polarizing Fox News pundit Glenn Beck is hosting his Restoring Honor Rally in Washington, DC.  Even though conservative celebrity and “potential 2012 presidential candidate” …
Michael Memoli / The Swamp:
Miller: NRSC ‘meddling’ in Alaska race  —  Joe Miller, currently the leader in Alaska's surprisingly competitive Republican Senate primary, accused the National Republican Senatorial Committee of “meddling” in the contest while charging that his opponent was trying to “pull an Al Franken.”
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Republican lawyer heads to Alaska for Lisa Murkowski
Chris Pizzello / Associated Press:
Levi Johnston takes back his apology to Palin … ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Levi Johnston, the father of Sarah Palin's grandson, says he wishes he hadn't apologized for telling lies about the former Alaska governor because he's “never lied about anything.”  —  Johnston said in an interview on CBS' …
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Kristin Dos Santos / E! Online:
Exclusive: Bristol Palin Is Coming to Dancing With the Stars  —  It's the Dancing With the Stars casting that no one saw coming!  —  We can report to you exclusively that Sarah Palin's 19-year-old daughter Bristol Palin has been cast on the 11th season of DWTS, set to premiere Sept. 20, according to sources.
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Union Brothers and Sisters, Join Our Commonsense Cause!  —  Two years ago almost to the day, I was thrilled to meet with union members at the Alaska AFL-CIO Convention in Anchorage to sign important job-creation legislation related to the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act.
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Daniel Foster / National Review:
How Vindictive Is This Administration?  —  I'm not usually the conspiratorial type, but watch Gov. Chris Christie explain how the Obama administration disqualified the state of New Jersey from hundreds of millions in education funds because some clerk in Trenton turned in the wrong excel spreadsheet:
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:   Maddow Mocks Gov. Christie's Math Skills Before Making Same Subtraction Error
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Gay Bush Aide?  No Bombshell in Age of Fiscal Issues  —  Had a former chairman of the Republican National Committee announced in 2004 that he was gay, it would have been a bombshell.  In that hard-fought election year, Republicans and Democrats were rushing to condemn a court for establishing …
Discussion: Power Line and GayPatriot
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Jeff Poor / NewsBusters.org:
Cramer: ‘Mass Panic’ in Markets Tomorrow After ‘Shocker’ GDP Released  —  It is a curious phenomenon - the way the media have handled the economy since President Barack Obama has taken office.  Generally the coverage has been on the optimistic side over the last 18 months.
Discussion: Hot Air
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
KABOOM!  TPM Muckraker Comes Clean - Admits Their Blogger Is Suspected Carnahan Firebomber  —  KABOOM!  —  Far Left website TPM Muckraker took the offical walk of shame today and admitted that one of their unhinged bloggers was arrested for firebombing Congressman Russ Carnahan's office.
Discussion: The Hill
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John / Power Line:
Who's Stupid?  —  Lately there has been a rash of news stories and columns decrying the stupidity of Americans, mostly based on a finding by the Pew Research Center that 18 percent of Americans think that Barack Obama is a Muslim.  Predictably, the New York Times joined the pile-on with this column …
Discussion: Fox News and Wonkette
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
‘Debate Marriage Proposal’ Segment Goes From Sweet to Awkward...to Weird  —  On MSNBC Live this morning, anchor Tom Roberts thought he was introducing an airy bit of news cotton candy in the story of Providence, RI mayoral candidate Chris Young's mid-debate marriage proposal to girlfriend Kara Russo.
Discussion: Wonkette
Eleison Group:
National Church Leaders Condemn Misrepresentations of President Obama's Christian Faith  —  Washington, DC (August 25, 2010)—Over 70 prominent Christian leaders and denominational heads from across the ideological spectrum joined together today to call for a stop to the misrepresentation of President Obama's Christian faith.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
This Is Not a Recovery  —  What will Ben Bernanke, the Fed chairman, say in his big speech Friday in Jackson Hole, Wyo.?  Will he hint at new steps to boost the economy?  Stay tuned.  —  But we can safely predict what he and other officials will say about where we are right now …
Discussion: HotAirPundit
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama in the Swing States  —  Barack Obama expanded the map in 2008 but for the most part you're still going to find Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania as the most important states at the Presidential level because of their size and competitiveness and Obama's numbers in those places right now are brutal.
Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. / The Jawa Report:
Comedy Gold: Moonwalking Idol Contestant Indicted for Terror  —  Best terrorism story evah?  It's like watching a real life Da Ali G show.  Only, you know, funny.  —  His name is Khuram Sher and apparently he's the third wheel in a pretty serious domestic terror plot in Canada:
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Fake outrage over Alan Simpson's twist on the phrase “sucking on the government tit.”  —  It's a standard expression.  Simpson came up with a brilliantly memorable variation to describe social security: “a milk cow with 310 million tits.”  Then he let himself get pushed back by people …
Discussion: NY Daily News and Hit & Run
 
 
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Nathan Burchfiel / NewsBusters.org:
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