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10:35 PM ET, September 15, 2010

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J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Reid: Coons, ‘my pet,’ will win  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday predicted to The Hill that Democratic Senate candidate Chris Coons will safely win the Nov. 2 general election against GOP nominee Christine O'Donnell.  —  Reid talked up the New Castle County executive following …
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Coons up big  —  Republicans more than likely cost themselves a Senate seat last night.  Chris Coons begins the general election in Delaware with a 50-34 lead over Christine O'Donnell.  Mike Castle would have led Coons by a 45-35 margin.  —  While O'Donnell may have ingratiated herself …
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
GOP's Delaware Senate Nominee Christine O'Donnell Not a Big Fan of Evolution  —  Christine O'Donnell won't have to lie about this Senate race.  She won the Republican nomination for the Senate in Delaware fair and square, against a much more experienced, much more moderate, much more respected opponent …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Cornyn embraces O'Donnell  —  In a clear sign of the grassroots pressure on Republican leaders, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn just put out a statement embracing Christine O'Donnell — a dramatic contrast with his group's curt response last night — and writing her a big check.
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Can We Calm Down About Delaware's Tea Party Already?  —  There is a real danger in overthinking what happened in Delaware on Tuesday night, which is not something of which the winner of the state's GOP senatorial primary ever has been accused.  In case you missed it, and Chris Matthews ascending …
Ryan J. Reilly / TPMMuckraker:
Christine O'Donnell: AIDS Gets Too Much Gov't Money, Condoms Wouldn't Stop It (VIDEO)  —  Long before Tea Party backed candidate Christine O'Donnell won the Republican primary in Delaware and became the GOP Senate nominee, the conservative firebrand was arguing that the government was spending …
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Christine O'Donnell on Rove's ‘Un-factual’ Remarks and ‘Republican Cannibalism’
CNN:
TRENDING: Palin says Karl Rove should ‘buck up’
Discussion: The Politico and New York Magazine
Matt Welch / Hit & Run:
So What Did Christine O'Donnell Run On?
Discussion: Weigel, Ballot Box and Wonkette
Michelle Malkin:
Creepy Harry Reid hands O'Donnell her first general election ad …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Doug Ross
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:   Does she still believe masturbation is a sin?
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
Exclusive: President Obama to This Week Name Elizabeth Warren to Special Advisory Role to White House/Treasury Dept to Form New Consumer Agency  —  President Obama will announce this week that Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law School professor who first proposed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau …
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The Huffington Post:
White House To Tap Warren To Set Up Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Discussion: ECHIDNE of the snakes
Brady Dennis / Washington Post:
Obama will put Warren in special advisory role for consumer agency …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Corrente
CNN:
Sources: Obama to sidestep Senate in appointing Warren
Discussion: Reuters
Digby / Hullabaloo:
I hate to be shrill and all, but the tea bagging GOP nominee for NY governor is a pig.  (No offense to pigs.)  —  All In “Good Fun”  —  The Tea Party candidate for Governor of New York sent these lovely images (via WNYMedia) around to friends:  —  When one of his correspondents was offended that Youtube …
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Steve Holland / Reuters:
Tea Party Republican has big lead in Florida  —  (Reuters) - Republican candidate Marco Rubio has opened a clear lead in a Florida Senate race, becoming the latest Tea Party favorite to benefit from voter anger at Washington, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Wednesday.
New York Times:
Poll Suggests Opportunities for Both Parties in Midterms
Discussion: National Review
Mark D. Fefer / Seattle Weekly:
On the Advice of the FBI, Cartoonist Molly Norris Disappears From View  —  Her work won't be in Seattle Weekly anymore, or anywhere else.  —  You may have noticed that Molly Norris' comic is not in the paper this week.  That's because there is no more Molly.  —  The gifted artist is alive and well, thankfully.
Capitol Confidential / Big Government:
Shock Audio: Facing ‘Obligations’ From Leadership, Democrat Congresswoman Leaves Voicemail for Lobbyist Cash  —  A couple weeks ago, House Member Eleanor Holmes Norton made a fundraising call to a lobbyist.  The lobbyist wasn't available, so Holmes Norton left a voicemail.
Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
Democratic Party Steals Logo From the Pizza Place Where I Used to Work  —  The Democratic Party unveiled a new logo this morning, and, seeing the new insignia for the first time today on the party's revamped website, I thought it looked familiar.  —  Not without reason.
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Seyward Darby / The New Republic:
What Will Happen to D.C. Schools If Michelle Rhee Leaves?  —  What would public schools in Washington, D.C., be like without Michelle Rhee?  —  It's the big question of the day, after incumbent Adrian Fenty lost the Democratic nomination for mayor to city council Chairman Vincent Gray on Tuesday.
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Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Senate Republicans unveil a plan to make Bush tax cuts permanent  —  Even as they hammer Democrats for running up record budget deficits, Senate Republicans are rolling out a plan to permanently extend an array of expiring tax breaks that would deprive the Treasury of more than $4 trillion …
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Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
CHRISTINE O'DONNELL ASSESSES ‘MIDDLE EARTH’  —  Much has already been made of some of Christine O'Donnell's notable quotables in the past, especially in the wake of her huge upset over Rep. Mike Castle in Tuesday's GOP Senate primary in Delaware.  —  But did you know this?
John Distaso / UnionLeader.com:
Ayotte defeats Lamontagne in U.S. Senate primary  —  CONCORD - 4:11 p.m. Ovide Lamontagne has conceded the Republican U.S. Senate primary to Kelly Ayotte.  —  At a news conference at the Legislative Office Building, still in progress, Lamontagne began by saying he would “humbly accept the verdict” of voters.
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John Distaso / UnionLeader.com:
Senate: Ayotte, Lamontagne in tight race
Discussion: WMUR, Salon, TPMDC and Concord Monitor
The Note:
Senator Jim DeMint on Winning Back a Republican Majority in the Senate: “I'd Rather Lose Fighting for the Right Cause”  —  ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports: I caught up with a jubilant Senator Jim DeMint today on Capitol Hill clearly relishing the victory of his candidate in the Delaware Republican Senate primary.
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
DeMint on GOP: 'I don't want the majority back if we don't believe anything'
Discussion: The Politico and TPMDC
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Rachel Maddow Sexualizes Christine O'Donnell  —  Christine O'Donnell won the Delaware primary last night, and within minutes (literally) über liberal Rachel Maddow started running video and commentary on MSNBC about O'Donnell's views on masturbation.  —  The pretext for sexualizing O'Donnell …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Romney backs O'Donnell  —  Support for Christine O'Donnell appears to have emerged this morning as a kind of grassroots litmus test, and the Establishment is scrambling to pass it.  —  Mitt Romney just endorsed her, saying, “Now is the time for Republicans to rally behind their nominee, Christine O'Donnell.
 
 
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