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6:15 PM ET, August 31, 2009

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Boston Globe:
Governor sets date for special Senate election, presses for interim appointment  —  Governor Deval Patrick continued today to press for a change to state law to allow him to appoint an interim replacement for Senator Edward M. Kennedy as he announced that a special election for the seat will be held on Jan. 19.
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Frank Phillips / Boston Globe:
Senate field hinges on Kennedy decision  —  With Massachusetts having paid its final respects to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the politics of succession begins in earnest this week - candidates will emerge, a race will take shape, and the Kennedy clan will have to reveal whether it wants to keep the seat in the family.
Jules Crittenden:
American Royalty  —  The lefty sockpuppet also known as Glenn Greenwald is right.
BREITBART.COM:
Kennedy successor to be debated early September
Discussion: Townhall.com
Anthony H. Cordesman / Washington Post:
A Chance to Avoid Defeat in Afghanistan  —  The United States cannot win the war in Afghanistan in the next three months — any form of even limited victory will take years of further effort.  It can, however, easily lose the war.  I did not see any simple paths to victory while serving …
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
George Will calls for pull-out  —  George F. Will, the elite conservative commentator, will call in his next column for U.S. ground troops to leave Afghanistan, according to publishing sources.  —  “[F]orces should be substantially reduced to serve a comprehensively revised policy …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Wonkette
Dexter Filkins / New York Times:
Afghan War Is Serious but Winnable, Top General Says
William Branigin / Washington Post:
U.S. General Calls for New Strategy Against Taliban
Discussion: Below The Beltway
Associated Press:
Sarah Palin plans first trip to Asia  —  Former Alaska governor set for initial commercial speaking engagement  —  HONG KONG - Former U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, once questioned about her lack of foreign policy experience, will make her first trip to Asia in September.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Palin gets 1,070+ invitations  —  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin this week will begin accepting and rejecting the more than 1,070 invitations she has received for paid speeches and political appearances since she resigned as Alaska governor, aides said.  —  Twenty speakers' bureaus made offers to represent her.
Chris Good / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Palin Goes To Hong Kong...What Will She Say?
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Josh Kraushaar / The Politico:
Experts see double-digit Dem losses  —  After an August recess marked by raucoustown halls, troubling polling data and widespread anecdotal evidence of a volatile electorate, the small universe of political analysts who closely follow House races is predicting moderate to heavy Democratic losses in 2010.
Ezra Klein:
Chuck Grassley Fundraises Against Health-Care Reform  —  Chuck Grassley is facing a potentially difficult primary challenge in 2010.  As such, he's been working hard to cover his right flank.  That would all be fine except for one thing: As ranking member of the Finance Committee …
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The Health Care Map Ahead
Discussion: Corrente
Zachery Kouwe / New York Times:
As Banks Repay Bailout Money, U.S. Sees a Profit  —  Nearly a year after the federal rescue of the nation's biggest banks, taxpayers have begun seeing profits from the hundreds of billions of dollars in aid that many critics thought might never be seen again.
Gabriel Sherman / The New Republic:
The Courtship  —  The story behind the Obama-Brooks bromance.  —  In the spring of 2005, New York Times columnist David Brooks arrived at then-Senator Barack Obama's office for a chat.  Brooks, a conservative writer who joined the Times in 2003 from The Weekly Standard, had never met Obama before.
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Bruce Bartlett / The New Majority:
Why I Am Anti-Republican  —  I got an e-mail from a prominent Republican asking why I am so anti-Republican these days.  Since many of my friends ask the same thing I thought I would share my reply:  —  I think the party got seriously on the wrong track during the George W. Bush years, as I explained in my Impostor book.
Big Hollywood:
EXCLUSIVE: Carrie Prejean Takes Legal Action Against Miss California USA Officials  —  RANCHO SANTA FE, CA - Carrie Prejean's attorney, Charles S. LiMandri announced today that the former Miss California USA is filing a complaint in the Superior Court of California against Miss California USA …
Discussion: American Power and Gawker
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Fox News:
White House Fires Back After Cheney Calls CIA Probe ‘Political’  —  White House Press Secretary Roberts Gibbs broadly dismisses former Vice President Dick Cheney's comments on “FOX News Sunday” as typical and unfounded.  —  FOXNews.com  —  The White House on Monday fired …
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Ross Douthat / New York Times:
A Different Kind of Liberal  —  Only 13 days separated the passing of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the founder of the Special Olympics, from the death of her brother Ted last week.  But amid the wall-to-wall coverage and the stream of retrospectives for the senior senator from Massachusetts …
Discussion: Sadly, No!
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Ylan Q. Mui / Washington Post:
Blue Chip, White Cotton: What Underwear Says About the Economy  —  For one answer to the nation's most pressing economic question — when will the recession end? — just take a peek inside the American man's underwear drawer.  —  There may be some new pairs there, judging by recent reports …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Key Republican: GOP would repeal health bill if they win in 2010  —  Republicans will repeal healthcare reform legislation if they win control of Congress because of that bill, a key Republican pledged late Sunday.  —  The health bill is “dead on arrival” in Congress, said Rep. Joe Barton …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Howard M. Brandston / Wall Street Journal:
Save the Light Bulb!  —  Compact fluorescents don't produce good quality light.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 will effectively phase out incandescent light bulbs by 2012-2014 in favor of compact fluorescent lamps, or CFLs.
Mimi Hall / USA Today:
Ridge backpedals on pressure to raise terror alert level  —  WASHINGTON — Former Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge, speaking for the first time about accusations made in his new book, says he did not mean to suggest that other top Bush administration officials were playing politics …
BBC:
Hamas resists Holocaust lessons  —  Gaza's ruling Islamist movement Hamas has resisted suggestions that Palestinian children should be taught about the Holocaust in UN-run schools.  —  The head of its education committee in Gaza, Abdul Rahman el-Jamal, told the BBC that the Holocaust was a “big lie”.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Missing Richard Nixon  —  Many of the retrospectives on Ted Kennedy's life mention his regret that he didn't accept Richard Nixon's offer of a bipartisan health care deal.  The moral some commentators take from that regret is that today's health care reformers should do what Mr. Kennedy balked …
George F. Will / Newsweek:
An Ivy League Huey Long  —  Washington is seriously unserious.  —  From the magazine issue dated Sep 7, 2009  —  In August our ubiquitous president became the nation's elevator music, always out and about, heard but not really listened to, like audible wallpaper.
 
 
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
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Discussion: The E&P Pub
New York Post:
SMOKE AND IRE OVER FREE JAVA
Discussion: Gothamist
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Does Universal Health Care Reduce Employment?
Discussion: The American Scene
Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: Lack of translators hurts U.S. war on terror
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Deanna Bellandi / Associated Press:
Ousted Ill. governor explains himself in new book
New York Post:
BUZZ BUILDS ON CHELSEA'S NUPS
The Hill:
Dem split on the public option casts doubt on reform of healthcare
Discussion: Firedoglake and TalkLeft
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Fighting Health Care Overhaul, and Proud of It
Charlotte Allen / Los Angeles Times:
Keep your self-righteous fingers off my processed food