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9:40 PM ET, July 13, 2009

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Randy E. Barnett / Wall Street Journal:
The Seinfeld Hearings  —  How Senators could, but probably won't, make the Sotomayor confirmation a show about something.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  If you suspect this week's Senate confirmation hearings for Sonia Sotomayor will be, like “Seinfeld,” a show about nothing, you are probably right.
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New York Times:
Text: Sotomayor's Opening Statement  —  Following is the prepared text of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, as released by the White House.  —  Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  I also want to thank Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for that kind introduction.
Keith Kamisugi / ConfirmSotomayor.org:
Opening Statement of Judge Sotomayor
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Liz Cheney: Investigating My Dad Would Prove Americans 'Can't Trust' Democrats With National Security  —  On Saturday, the New York Times reported that former Vice President Dick Cheney gave “direct orders” to the CIA, compelling the agency to withhold “information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years.”
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Joseph Weber / Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: Liz Cheney open to political run  —  The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that running for political office is on her horizon.  —  “It's something I very well may do,” said Elizabeth “Liz” Cheney, a lawyer and State Department appointee who has worked on two Republican presidential campaigns.
Liz Cheney / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Rewrites the Cold War  —  The President has a duty to stand up to the lies of our enemies.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  There are two different versions of the story of the end of the Cold War: the Russian version, and the truth.  President Barack Obama endorsed the Russian version in Moscow last week.
Megan McArdle:
The Price of Innovation  —  Two pieces worth reading on health care innovation.  First, Glenn Reynolds on his family: … This is something I've been saying for a while.  But it touches on something else I've been thinking about—the way in which our attempts to measure health care innovation …
Discussion: JustOneMinute
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Will Wilkinson:
Will Health-Care Innovation Survive Obamacare?
Andrew Biggs / The Enterprise Blog:
A Dog in the Healthcare Fight
Discussion: EconLog and Marginal Revolution
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Steven Aftergood / Secrecy News:   Al Qaida: Western Spies Multiply “Like Locusts”
Toby Harnden / Telegraph:
Down the Mississippi: Barack Obama effect ends white rule in Deep South town  —  A tiny Mississippi delta town has elected its first black mayor after the white incumbent, unopposed for 30 years, faced a young challenger inspired by President Barack Obama's feat in winning the White House.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The Legacy  —  Guilty of a shocking crime against his own brother-in-law, real-estate mogul Charles Kushner has been cast out of power.  So his son Jared, the 28-year-old Observer owner, has to carry the ambition for the both of them.  —  Jared Kushner exited the subway on Canal Street to find his world blown up.
Discussion: Mediaite, Gawker and The Awl
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Boiling the Frog  —  Is America on its way to becoming a boiled frog?  —  I'm referring, of course, to the proverbial frog that, placed in a pot of cold water that is gradually heated, never realizes the danger it's in and is boiled alive.  Real frogs will, in fact, jump out of the pot — but never mind.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Palin's PAC Raises $700,000+ … Update, 4:10 p.m.: Palin has collected at least $200,000 more for Sarah PAC since the reporting period closed at the end of last month, according to a source familiar with the numbers.  Palin's resignation — announced on July 3 — triggered a flood of donations to the PAC, the source added.
Dan Filler / The Faculty Lounge:
An Orgasm A Day Keeps The Doctor Away.  Is This Really NHS?  —  Sometimes the real news seems so good that you wonder whether The Onion is mere surplussage.  Such is the state of affairs today, as leading British papers the Times of London , the Daily Mail, and the Telegraph notify us of a new leaflet …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Marcy Wheeler Says “Blowjob” On MSNBC  —  And oh yeah Dick Cheney was ordering a whole bunch of illegal s**t.  —  Howard Kurtz takes to the fainting couch.
Discussion: The Impolitic and Wonkette
Political Punch:
If a Teleprompter Falls in the White House Does It Make a Sound?  —  ABC News' Sunlen Miller and Jake Tapper report: If a teleprompter falls in the White House, does it make a sound?  —  Yes, especially when it's the President's teleprompter - or TOTUS as it is often referred to.
Jennifer Fermino / New York Post:
$260M BACK STAB  —  HILL'S FLIP ON DIPLO TAXES COSTS CITY A BUNDLE  —  Thanks a lot, Hillary!  —  In a surprise turnaround that will cost the city $260 million in back taxes and untold millions in future lost revenue, Hillary Rodham Clinton's State Department has quietly reversed …
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Mike Rorty / The Atlantic Business Channel:
Shadow Banking: What It Is, How it Broke, and How to Fix It  —  We hear a lot of chatter about the shadow banking system and its crucial role in the financial crisis.  But rarely do we find time to step back and ask the basic questions: What is shadow banking, where did it come from …
Discussion: EconLog and Rortybomb
Rasmussen Reports:
49% Oppose Health Care Reform Plan, 46% Favor It  —  Forty-nine percent (49%) of U.S. voters now at least somewhat oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats, while 46% at least somewhat favor it, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Discussion: Power Line, YID With LID and Commentary
Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog:
Murdoch talks to WSJ staff  —  Rupert Murdoch dropped in on Wall Street Journal staffers this afternoon for a pep talk, roughly a month since the paper's reporters and editors moved uptown to the News Corp. headquarters.  —  There, Murdoch talked about how the Journal's circulation …
Ncarlile / Think Progress:
Buchanan: Todd Palin should drown Levi Johnston.  —  Earlier today, conservative pundit Pat Buchanan suggested that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's husband should murder his daughter's ex-fiance, Levi Johnston, for saying Palin's decision to resign came down to “money.”  While appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Buchanan said:
Aaron Gould Sheinin / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Reed aims to rejuvenate Christian conservatives  —  One of the most controversial and successful figures of late 20th century politics wants to expand his brand to the 21st.  —  Ralph Reed believes conservative voters of faith need a Christian Coalition 2.0.
Danny Shea / The Huffington Post:
Chris Matthews: “I'm Getting One Of Those Thrills” About Sotomayor (VIDEO)  —  Chris Matthews feels similarly about Sonia Sotomayor during her confirmation hearings as he did about Barack Obama during his Presidential campaign.  Specifically, the thrill is back.
Marty Toohey / Austin American-Statesman:
Austin's clean energy program costing more, selling less  —  Electric utility chief says separate charge for renewable power may need to be rolled into all users' bills.  —  For the past decade, Austin's ambition to become the world's clean-energy capital has been best exemplified by one effort …
Discussion: Hot Air and Say Anything
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
The Consequences of Big Government  —  The question that President Obama ought to be asking — that we all should be asking — is this: How big a government do we want?  Without anyone much noticing, our national government is on the verge of a permanent expansion that would endure long …
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
Clinton: Vetting for USAID job ‘ridiculous’  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is blaming an exhaustive White House vetting process for the fact that the Obama administration has not yet named a person to run the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Discussion: Associated Press and The Cable
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
The Primary Weapon  —  That's a nice Senate seat you've got there, Unspecified Moderate Democrat.  Shame if anything happened to it.  —  A few weeks ago, Senator Dianne Feinstein announced that she and other Senate Democrats harbored reservations about President Obama's plans to overhaul the health care system.
CNN:
Saudi family sues genie, alleges harassment  —  (CNN) — A family in Saudi Arabia has taken a genie to court, alleging theft and harassment, according to local media.  —  The lawsuit filed in Shariah court accuses the genie of leaving them threatening voicemails, stealing their cell phones …
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
 
 
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