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5:40 PM ET, May 20, 2010

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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.
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Ezra Klein:
Rand Paul may not be a racist, but he is an extremist  —  Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy  —  It's safe to say Rand Paul's first few days as the Republican nominee for the open Senate seat in Kentucky are not going well.
The Huffington Post:
Rand Paul On Civil Rights Controversy: I Shouldn't Have Talked To Rachel Maddow [UPDATED]  —  See new updates below.  —  The morning after he declined to endorse the totality of the Civil Rights Act in his much-discussed appearance on the Rachel Maddow Show, Dr. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) …
Mike Memoli / Real Clear Politics:
Paul: I Support the Civil Rights Act  —  Reacting to an avalanche of criticism over his perceived views of the Civil Rights Act, Rand Paul's campaign issues this statement today: … Sphere It!
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 really favored any change in the Civil Rights Act,” he said.
Jake / Page One:
Rand Paul Made Same Racial Comments in 2002  —  Rand Paul's appearance last evening on Rachel Maddow wasn't the first time he made comments about racial discrimination.  —  In a May 30, 2002 letter to the editor of the Bowling Green Daily News about the Federal Fair Housing Act …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Paul won't back repeal of 1964 act  —  Rand Paul just put out a long statement that seeks to put to rest the controversy over the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but it continues to avoid discussing his central complaint with the bill, the way in which it regulates private businesses:
Bruce Bartlett / Capital Gains and Games blogs:
Rand Paul is No Barry Goldwater on Civil Rights  —  Rand Paul, son of legendary libertarian Congressman Ron Paul, for whom I worked in the 1970s, is now the official Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky.  Perhaps unfortunately for him, he did not get a great deal …
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Rand Paul spox: Fed gov't should bar businesses from discriminating
David Weigel / Right Now:
Rand Paul in '02: I may not like it, but ‘a free society’ …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
In Defense Of Rand Paul (Kinda)
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
What do Rand Paul's patrons think of Civil Rights talk?
Ezra Klein:
Area politician has some explaining to do
Discussion: USA Today
Adam Nagourney / The Caucus:
Paul's Views on Civil Rights Cause a Stir
The Huffington Post:
Rand Paul On ‘Maddow’ …
Howard Fineman / Newsweek Blogs:
Rand Paul and D. W. Griffith
Discussion: NPR Topics and NewsBusters.org
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker blasts Mexican pres. comments as inappropriate  —  Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) blasted Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Thursday, calling the visiting dignitary's remarks on Arizona's recently implemented immigration law “inappropriate.”  —  Earlier Thursday …
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Rasmussen Reports:
71% in Arizona Now Support State's New Immigration Law
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Mexican president condemns Ariz. immigration law before Congress
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Mexican president urges Congress to reinstate assault weapons ban
Discussion: The Note, CNN and The Politico
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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Ann Coulter / Human Events:   Republicans on Track to Snatch Defeat From Jaws of Victory
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Bill to Overhaul Financial Rules Clears Hurdle in Senate Vote  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Thursday afternoon to close debate on a far-reaching financial regulatory bill, putting Congress on a glide path to approving a broad expansion of government oversight of the increasingly complex …
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Jason Horowitz / Washington Post:
Democratic New York senator Chuck Schumer is poised to become majority leader
Discussion: Washington Times, The Note and Hot Air
CNN:
Senate Democrats predict financial regulations victory
Discussion: The Politico and The Note
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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Justin Gillis / New York Times:
Scientists Fault Lack of Studies Over Gulf Oil Spill  —  Tensions between the Obama administration and the scientific community over the gulf oil spill are escalating, with prominent oceanographers accusing the government of failing to conduct an adequate scientific analysis of the damage …
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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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Ed Kilgore / FiveThirtyEight:
The Whitman-Poizner Slugfest Gets Serious
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 …
The Hill:
Bring it on: 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 …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
A Tax Hike Conservatives Can Love?  —  I'm in general suspicious of claims that such-and-such a means of enhancing revenue is something that conservatives would be willing to embrace.  Oftentimes people reach the conclusions that conservatives might support this or that by the erroneous method …
Discussion: FrumForum
 
 
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