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1:20 PM ET, September 20, 2010

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New York Times:
Obama Aides Weigh Bid to Tie the G.O.P. to the Tea Party  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama's political advisers, looking for ways to help Democrats and alter the course of the midterm elections in the final weeks, are considering a range of ideas, including national advertisements …
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The Politico:
White House: New York Times report ‘100 percent wrong’  —  The White House is pushing back hard against a New York Times report that the president's political team is considering a national ad campaign that would cast the GOP as taken over by tea party extremists.  (See: Tea party dominates the narrative)
Washington Post:
More House Democrats stressing independence from Pelosi, Obama  —  MCGREGOR, TEXAS - Little more than two years after she touted him for the vice presidential nomination, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cannot count on the support of Rep. Chet Edwards.  —  Edwards, a conservative Democrat trying win …
New York Times:
The Mood of Voters: Men Are Fuming, Women Despairing  —  It is not exactly the year of the angry man, but it may be something close to that.  A recent New York Times/CBS News poll found a striking difference in the way men and women say they are going to vote come November.
New York Times:
Tea Party Victory Opens Rift Between Moderate and Conservative Republicans  —  WASHINGTON — The few remaining Republican centrists in the Senate were eagerly awaiting the arrival of Michael N. Castle of Delaware, a longtime and reliable moderate voice who could provide some counterbalance …
Wall Street Journal:
Republicans Gain Ground Among Independents
The Note:
The Note: The Tea Party Paradox — Whose Movement Is It Anyway?
Eric Cantor / Wall Street Journal:
Tax Fight: GOP Won't Back Down  —  As we enter the final stretch before the November midterm elections, all eyes have gravitated to the fight over the looming federal tax increases.  President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi want to keep the current rates on income, capital gains and dividends …
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Wall Street Journal:
GOP Plan: Deprive Programs of Cash  —  Preparing for a Potential Congressional Majority, Republican Leaders Say Repeal of Health-Care Law Tops Their Priorities  —  Eyeing a potential Congressional win in November, House Republicans are planning to chip away at the White House's legislative agenda …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Republicans will unveil their new ‘Contract’ on Thursday in Virginia
Fhardingj / CNN:
House GOP to unveil agenda Thursday
Discussion: The Note
nber.org:
Business Cycle Dating Committee, National Bureau of Economic Research  —  The Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research met yesterday by conference call.  At its meeting, the committee determined that a trough in business activity occurred in the U.S. economy in June 2009.
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Catherine Rampell / Economix:
The Recession Has (Officially) Ended
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Angry Rich  —  Anger is sweeping America.  True, this white-hot rage is a minority phenomenon, not something that characterizes most of our fellow citizens.  But the angry minority is angry indeed, consisting of people who feel that things to which they are entitled are being taken away.
Rasmussen Reports:
52% of Voters Say Their Views Are More Like Palin's Than Obama's  —  Fifty-two percent (52%) of Likely U.S. Voters say their own views are closer to Sarah Palin's than they are to President Obama's, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
For the Unemployed Over 50, Fears of Never Working Again  —  VASHON ISLAND, Wash. — Patricia Reid is not in her 70s, an age when many Americans continue to work.  She is not even in her 60s.  She is just 57.  —  But four years after losing her job she cannot, in her darkest moments …
Armstrong Williams / Pundits Blog:
Clinton doesn't get it  —  Former President Bill Clinton went on the Sunday talk show circus, er, I mean, circuit yesterday to share his views about the Tea Party movement.  According to Clinton on CBS's “Face the Nation,” he understands why the group's views have caught fire like kerosene near a match — they're frustrated.
Discussion: The Politico
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Fhardingj / CNN:
O'Donnell brushes off Rove criticisms  —  Delaware GOP Senate nominee O'Donnell tweeted late Sunday night that if she had the powers of a witch, Karl Rove would back her candidacy.  —  Washington (CNN) - Christine O'Donnell appears to be trying to use humor to defuse a decades-old admission that she once …
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Paul Krugman:
Have You Left No Sense Of Decency?  —  Let me recommend, once again, Brad DeLong's superb discussion of how it is that people at the 99th percentile, despite making twice what their counterparts made in 1980, feel poorer now than they did then.  On reflection, however (and discussion with Robin) …
Fouad Ajami / Wall Street Journal:
Islam's Encounters With America  —  A survey by Elaph, the most respected electronic daily in the Arab world, saw 58% object to the building of the WTC mosque.  —  From his recent travels to the Persian Gulf—sponsored and paid for by the State Department—Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf returned with a none-too-subtle threat.
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Graham: W.H. talks just went ‘dead’  —  For much of the early part of the year, Sen. Lindsey Graham and the White House were locked in heated negotiations over legislation that could close the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, move some of the war-on-terror prisoners …
Discussion: Emptywheel and FrumForum
Robin Knight / CNBC:
UK Proposes All Paychecks Go to the State First  —  The UK's tax collection agency is putting forth a proposal that all employers send employee paychecks to the government, after which the government would deduct what it deems as the appropriate tax and pay the employees by bank transfer.
George Bennett / Post on Politics:
Updated: Dem mailer includes West's Social Security number; challenger claims ‘unprecedented new low’  —  CORRECTION: An earlier version of this blog post incorrectly reported that the anti-West mailer was sent by Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Klein's campaign.  The mailer was sent by the Florida Democratic Party.
Andrew Frye / Bloomberg:
Munger Says ‘Thank God’ U.S. Opted for Bailouts Over Handouts  —  Charles Munger, the billionaire vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., defended the U.S. financial-company rescues of 2008 and told students that people in economic distress should “suck it in and cope.”
Howard Kurtz:
MSNBC finally pays off at 30 Rock  —  NEW YORK—Steve Capus glances at the eight video feeds on the flat-screen monitors in his Rockefeller Plaza office, smiling as he spots Andrea Mitchell in a head scarf, doing a morning live shot for MSNBC.  —  The 46-year-old NBC News president ticks …
John Hollenhorst / KSL-TV:
Poll: Lee sporting significant lead over Granato in Senate race  —  SALT LAKE CITY — The political tide that seems to be favoring Republicans across the nation appears to be sweeping Utah's U.S. Senate race toward a landslide.  —  The latest Dan Jones & Associates poll for KSL …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and SENATUS
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Key Dems may back DREAM Act  —  Senate Democrats who blocked an immigration bill in 2007 say they are undecided on how to vote on the measure this week.  —  Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to attach the controversial DREAM Act to the defense authorization bill.  But it's unclear if it can attract 60 votes.
Belinda Luscombe / Time:
Why Sarah Palin Is Stronger Than You Think  —  Sarah Palin speaks at Iowa's annual Ronald Reagan dinner on Sept. 17, 2010  —  TO: Coastal Elites, the Media and Establishment Politicians of Both Parties  —  Don't underestimate Sarah Palin.  Yes, she is hyper-polarizing …
 
 
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