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6:45 PM ET, January 16, 2010


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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Dem Mail: Scott Brown Wants Hospitals To Turn Away All Rape Victims  —  This is absolutely brutal: Massachusetts Dems have dropped a mail piece accusing GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown of wanting hospitals to turn away “all” rape victims.  —  The mail piece — sent over by the Brown campaign …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Political Memo: Democrats Fret That the Public Is Dissatisfied  —  BOSTON — There may be no better place to measure the shifting fortunes of President Obama and the Democratic Party than in the race being fought here this weekend for the Senate seat that had been held by Edward M. Kennedy.
Jon Keller / Wall Street Journal:
The Backlash Is Coming!  The Backlash Is Coming!  —  People in Massachusetts think they're at the leading edge of politics.  That's not good news for Democrats.  —  Boston  —  With characteristic hubris, people in this state like to think they've been at the leading edge of American politics since the …
Jonathan D. Salant / Bloomberg:
Senate Can Pass Health With 51 Votes, Van Hollen Says
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Coakley dismisses Schilling: ‘Another Yankee fan’  —  In the intensifying Democratic precriminations game over who to blame if Coakley loses, here's one for the blame Coakley camp: On another talk radio show, “Nightside With Dan Rea,” Coakley jabs Rudy Giuliani as a Yankee fan …
Robert Cruickshank / Firedoglake:
MA-Sen: We've Seen This Movie Before  —  When Mike Stark commented on “the implosion” looming for Democrats as evidenced by the Massachusetts Senate special election next week by suggesting he wouldn't phonebank for Martha Coakley, there were a number of replies taking issue with his assessment …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Quote For The Day  —  “I've been called a lot of things...but never, I mean never, could anyone make the mistake of calling me a Yankee fan.  Well, check that, if you didn't know what the hell is going on in your own state maybe you could...” - Curt Schilling, responding to Martha Coakley's latest, awful gaffe.
Discussion: Dennis the Peasant
Robert Costa / National Review:
Not Wicked Awesome — By: Robert Costa
Discussion: The Natural Truth
Curt Schilling / 38 Pitches:
I've been called a LOT of things...
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Brown's pushback  —  America...only three (3) more days left to the start of the 2nd Revolution in America...the Voter Revolution of 2010!  And this additional attack is why the “real” American people are fed up with these Chicago mafia style politics!  They are dirty, sleazy and so Democratzi!
Jon Walker / Firedoglake:
Ohio Democrat Steve Driehaus Losing To Steve Chabot 39% to 56%  —  Steve Driehaus (image via aflcio2008 flickr)  —  FDL/SurveyUSA, 1/12-1/14, 600 likely voters, Margin of Sampling error ± 4.1% … A new SurveyUSA poll sponsored by Firedoglake shows incumbent Democrat Steve Driehaus …
Discussion: The Hill, RedState and The Fix
Democracy Now:
“Bush Was Responsible for Destroying Haitian Democracy"-Randall Robinson on Obama Tapping Bush to Co-Chair US Relief Efforts  —  We speak with TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson, author of An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Open Left
ZIP / Weasel Zippers:
Honest Democrat Ed Schultz Says 'I'd Cheat' To Keep Scott Brown From Winning...  The Democrat Party should change it's name to ‘Thieves “R” Us’...  Via  —  FreeThinkerNY
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Campbell Brown Breaks Down Over Death Of Haitian Child  —  Sadly, this little girl's story is one of tens of thousands in Haiti right now, each one heartbreaking and grossly unfair: … If only more talking heads in this country could move past their own limited binary thought of politics …
EricWiz / Red Mass Group:
WOW!  Purple Shirted SEIU Members Holding Signs at Standout  —  This picture sums up the Coakley campaign.  Keep up the work but I have a feeling we are going to win running away.  —  Photo Credit: David Toppen's Facebook Page  —  That is perfect!  I love this picture (0.00 / 0)
New York Post:
Hood massacre report gutless and shameful  —  There are two basic problems with the grotesque non-report on the Islamist- terror massacre at Fort Hood (released by the Defense Department yesterday):  —  * It's not about what happened at Fort Hood.  —  * It avoids entirely the issue of
Jesse Lee / White Blog Feed:
Weekly Address: Getting Our Money Back from Wall Street  —  As the President continues to work on immediate job creation, he discusses his proposal for a new fee on the largest financial institutions to ensure that every cent of taxpayer assistance gets paid back.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and The Page
Jeffrey Young / The Hill:
Obama goes after Wall Street over bailout in his weekly address
Discussion: The Swamp, The Politico and TigerHawk
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Mark Hosenball / Newsweek Blogs:
Coming Around On Iran
Discussion: ATTACKERMAN and Informed Comment
Lily Coyle / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Letter of the day: Haiti suffers, and Robertson sees the hand of Satan
Discussion: Firedoglake
Michael Yon / Online Magazine:
Spitting Cobra  —  Artillery is called “The King of Battle.”
Discussion: SWJ Blog
Denise Grady / New York Times:
F.D.A. Concerned About Substance in Food Packaging
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Associated Press:
In Afghanistan attack, CIA fell victim to series of miscalculations about informant
Discussion: TalkLeft and ATTACKERMAN
New York Times:
Cadillac Plans  —  The agreement between the White House …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Ex U.N. inspector stung in Web sex case
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Funny: Press corps torments Gibbs again with questions about transparency
Discussion: theblogprof and RedState