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12:40 PM ET, May 20, 2010

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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Rand Paul won't answer Civil Rights Act question  —  Moving from the Republican Primary to the general election means, for Rand Paul, addressing a broader set of issues than the anti-tax, anti-spending focus of his campaign.  —  And while he's answered this question before …
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Ian M. / Think Progress:
Rand Paul: ‘The Hard Part Of Believing In Freedom’ Is Opposing Ban On Whites-Only Lunch Counters  —  The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of the greatest accomplishments of the 20th century, banning whites-only lunch counters and similar discrimination in hiring, promotions, hotels and restaurants.
David Weigel / Right Now:
Rand Paul, telling the truth  —  If we use “gaffe” in its proper, Kinsleyan form, that's what U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul issued to NPR yesterday, and that's what he defended on Rachel Maddow's show last night.  He told the truth about his stance on the Civil Rights Act.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Freedom as White Supremacy  —  It seems that yesterday US Senate candidate Rand Paul let the cat out of the bag and admitted that under his brand of libertarian conservatism he can't support the 1964 Civil Rights Act or other non-discrimination legislation as applied to private businesses.
Joan Walsh / Salon:
Rachel Maddow demolishes Rand Paul  —  The Tea Party favorite says he'd have marched with Martin Luther King Jr., but he opposes the law that forced businesses to serve him  —  Kentucky GOP Senate nominee Rand Paul is squirming under the bright lights of national media attention since …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Rand Paul's America  —  The attack on Rand Paul's principled libertarianism — which appears to hold that private businesses should be allowed to discriminate on race — writes itself, and it's hard to see how he makes it to the Senate if he can't give a better explanation than he gave Rachel Maddow last night:
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Paul blames ‘loony left’ for civil rights focus  —  Rand Paul lashed out at the “loony left” for pressing him on his view of the 1964 Civil Rights Act in an interview with Laura Ingraham this morning.  —  “I've never eally favored any change in the Civil Rights Act,” he said.
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
The Proud Ignorance of Rand Paul
Discussion: Gawker and RHRealityCheck.org
Ezra Klein:
Rand Paul may not be a racist, but he is an extremist
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
In Defense Of Rand Paul (Kinda)
Clifton B / Another Black Conservative:
Rand Paul and the Civil Rights Act question
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
NPR to Rand Paul: Would you have voted for the Civil Rights Act?
Discussion: The FOX Nation and The Hill
Neil Vigdor / Stamford Advocate:
Critics weigh Blumenthal's words  —  “I wore the uniform in Vietnam and many came back & to all kinds of disrespect.  Whatever we think of war, we owe the men and women of the armed forces our unconditional support.”  —  The occasion was the Stamford Veterans Days parade: Nov. 9, 2008.
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Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
A Bad Day for the Obama Agenda  —  The primary election results show rising intensity among Republican voters.  —  The temptation for politicians and political analysts is to draw broad, sweeping conclusions from election results.  But most election outcomes defy being reduced to a single cause.
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New York Times:
White House Embraces Upstart Who Beat Specter
Discussion: JustOneMinute and The Politico
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
Salahis Stopped by Secret Service Near White House Last Night  —  The Salahis were stopped by the U.S. Secret Service last night at around 8 p.m. ET during the State Dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon as their stretch limousine ran a red light and seemed to be trying to turn …
Zombie / Pajamas Media:
The New Free Speech Movement  —  Today is Everybody Draw Mohammed Day, a completely made-up satirical “holiday” dedicated to the concept of drawing Mohammed cartoons, as a way of making a statement about freedom of speech.  —  Not everyone agrees with this idea, however.
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Michelle Malkin:
Dhimmitude and Draw Mohammed Day
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: South Carolina Republican Primary for Governor  —  South Carolina GOP Primary for Governor: Haley Jumps Ahead  —  With South Carolina's Republican Primary for Governor less than three weeks away, State Representative Nikki Haley, coming off a fresh endorsement by Sarah Palin, now leads the GOP pack.
Ezra Klein:
Senate should keep debating financial regulation  —  As Senate majority leader, Harry Reid has to juggle a lot of bills, and he has to carefully, jealously, guard the Senate's limited floor time.  Republicans use the filibuster process to stretch the votes on non-controversial legislation …
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PPIC:
Stunning Drop in Whitman's Support Transforms GOP Race for Governor  —  Fiorina, Campbell in Dead Heat While DeVore's Support Doubles  —  Support for Meg Whitman has plummeted 23 points since March, and she is now in a far closer race with Steve Poizner to become the Republican nominee for governor.
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The Hill:
Bring it on: Nancy Pelosi predicts ‘for sure’ that Dems will win House  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a message for Republicans this fall: Bring it on.  —  A buoyant Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday basked in the Democrats' special-election triumph while bashing Republicans and expressing confidence …
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David S. Broder / Washington Post:
A big hit against big government  —  As we approached the Tuesday night with the year's most significant senatorial primaries so far, I turned for guidance to a man who had already been through the fires that define the incendiary politics of 2010.  —  Ten days after he was barred from the ballot …
 
 
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