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9:25 PM ET, July 27, 2009

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The Politico:
GOP headache: The birther issue  —  When lawmakers return home for recess in August, they can expect to hear tough questions from constituents on the economy, health care and government spending.  —  But Republicans are preparing for something else: the birthers.
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Mike Stark on Capitol Hill: Know Your Birthers  —  Mike Stark has been up on the Hill all week whipping Democrats to hold fast on the public plan, and in his spare time, he decided to ask Republicans if Barack Obama was born in the United States.  Not only do they not want to answer — they run.
Wen Stephenson / WBUR and NPR:
The Fury of the ‘Birthers’  —  A detail of President Barack Obama's birth certificate, from The Annenberg Political Fact Check (FactCheck.org), a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.  —  Post your comments below  —  President Barack Obama turns 48 next week.
Mike Stark / The Huffington Post:
Elected Birthers on the Hill  —  Thanks to FireDogLake and Campaign Silo for giving me the opportunity to do this work!  —  Check out this video: several Republican Congressman tell me they don't believe Barack Obama is an American.  Several dodge the question.
Thers / Whiskey Fire:
It's OK, I'm Over You  —  The Politico informs us that the birthers …
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Inhofe: Oil And Gas Usage Doesn't Create Any Pollution
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Breaking: Inhofe Does Not Question Obama's Legitimacy As President
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Bachmann blocks resolution declaring Hawaii to be Obama's birthplace.  —  Today, Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) introduced a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of Hawaii's statehood.  The resolution also proclaims the state as President Obama's birthplace, a point …
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
House Dem Putting GOPers On The Spot By Introducing Measure Describing Hawaii As Obama's Birthplace  —  Okay, this is getting really good.  Dem Rep. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii is going to introduce a resolution on the House floor today that seems designed to put House GOPers who are flirting with birtherism in a jam.
Radley Balko / Reason:
The Henry Louis Gates “Teaching Moment”  —  The arrest of Harvard African-American Studies Professor Henry Louis Gates has certainly got everyone talking.  Unfortunately, everyone's talking about the wrong issue.  —  Responding to a 911 call from a woman who observed Gates prying open …
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Boston Globe:
Officer said Gates was uncooperative  —  A Cambridge police officer handed out CDs of the recordings at today's news conference.  —  By Martin Finucane, Globe Staff  —  Sergeant James Crowley, the Cambridge police officer who ignited a national debate on racial profiling …
Robin Wells / The Huffington Post:   Hard Truths and the Teachable Moment: The Gates-Crowley Saga
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
A Straw In The Wind In Favor Of Gates
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Macsmind and ParaPundit
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Governor Palin, You're No Hillary Clinton  —  Over at Pollster.com, Brendan Nyhan (whom you should be reading) espouses a fairly common sentiment: that Sarah Palin's favorability numbers, while poor, are not a whole heck of a lot worse than Hillary Clinton's were at the same point in the electoral cycle.
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Brendan Nyhan
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Dana Blanton / Fox News:
FOX News Poll: 60 Percent Disapprove of Congress  —  Less than one-third of Americans approve of Congress' performance as support from Democrats has tumbled — and as more people identify themselves as Republicans than have done so since 2008.  —  FOXNews.com
Discussion: Hot Air, Don Surber and GOP 12
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Analysis: July has been disaster for Obama, Hill Dems
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Larry Margasak / Associated Press:
AP IMPACT: Dodd, Conrad told deals were sweetened … WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite their denials, influential Democratic Sens. Kent Conrad and Chris Dodd were told from the start they were getting VIP mortgage discounts from one of the nation's largest lenders, the official who handled their loans has told Congress in secret testimony.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
Voinovich slams DeMint and Coburn for GOP downfall; blames ‘the southerners’  —  Too many conservative senators like Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) are to blame for the GOP's downfall, one of their retiring Republican colleagues complained Monday.
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Darrel Rowland / The Daily Briefing:
Look out, gov - the ex-gov is comin'!
Discussion: MyDD
Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
Bunning's not running  —  Cantankerous Kentucky Republican Sen. Jim Bunning has officially dropped out of next year's reelection campaign — citing his paltry fundraising efforts.  —  Bunning's office just put out the following statement:  —  I have the same conservative principles in 2009 …
Discussion: Salon
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Tom Beaumont / Des Moines Register:
Grassley to vote against Sotomayor confirmation  —  Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley said today he planned to oppose the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court when the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on her nomination Tuesday.  —  The vote, which Grassley announced …
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Jeff Sessions / USA Today:
Opposing view: A confirmation conversion
David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Lou Dobbs and the Birthers: Mainstreaming fringe ideas for ratings eventually will catch up with you  —  Howard Kurtz this weekend was only the latest media critic to pile on Lou Dobbs for his promotion of the Birthers' conspiracy theories on CNN.  Like nearly everyone else …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE.... I suppose it was bound to happen eventually, though I'd hoped it wouldn't.  Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, during an official press briefing, was actually asked about the Birther conspiracy nuts.  —  I'm fairly certain it was Bill Press …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Van Hollen: Senate may need to ‘pull the plug’ on talks  —  Senate leaders may need to “pull the plug” on bipartisan negotiations on healthcare reform legislation, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said Monday.  —  Van Hollen, the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) …
Daniel Libit / The Politico:
Birther leader: GOP is with me  —  Orly Taitz, the California attorney-dentist leading the charge of the so-called birthers movement, is boasting on her blog that she's made some high-profile “friends” on Facebook: Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, House Republican Whip Eric Cantor …
San Francisco Chronicle:
U.S. citizens wrongly detained, deported by ICE  —  (07-26) 18:37 PDT — The son of a decorated Vietnam veteran, Hector Veloz is a U.S. citizen, but in 2007 immigration officials mistook him for an illegal immigrant and locked him in an Arizona prison for 13 months.  —  Veloz had to prove his citizenship from behind bars.
Terri Judd / The Independent:
How the forces finally learnt to take pride  —  Nine years after the military lifted its ban on gays, the army has put an openly homosexual soldier on the cover of its magazine.  —  In the genteel atmosphere of the Coldstream Guards' officers' mess, Lieutenant Mark Wakeling was known as “thug”.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Shakesville
 
 
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