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11:40 PM ET, July 14, 2010

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The Politico:
On being labeled as ‘racist’  —  A clear pattern of behavior has emerged over the last 16 months.  According to liberals, if you disagree with their thinking, and if you disagree with the Obama administration, you are not only wrong, you are a “racist.”  —  The latest strike by the left comes …
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Lee Fang / Think Progress:
VIDEO: Yes, there is racism in the Tea Party movement.  —  After months of racist incidents and rallies filled with hateful signs disparaging President Obama's ethnicity and other minorities, the NAACP has passed a resolution officially condemning racism in the Tea Party movement.
Discussion: Raw Story and The Moderate Voice
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Steele condemns allegations of racism against Tea Party
Discussion: CNN
John L. Smith / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Charlotte zings Reid from beyond the grave  —  Election 2010 has just heard from a member of the Silent Majority.  —  You know, from a deceased person.  —  Chances are good you never met Charlotte McCourt during her 84 years, but I'm willing to bet you'll be hearing about her in the coming days …
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David Brody / The Brody File:
Exclusive: Sharron Angle Talks to The Brody File  —  In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with The Brody File, U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle speaks candidly and boldly about her faith, her critics, her top legislative priorities, the mainstream media, defunding the Department of Education and oh yes …
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Reid plans Tuesday jobless vote
Discussion: Associated Press and Open Congress
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Reid: GOP rooting for economy to fail
Us Weekly:
EXCLUSIVE: Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston Are Engaged!  —  Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston reveal exclusively in the new Us Weekly that they are getting married.  —  And, they tell Us Weekly, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been kept in the dark about their plans ... until now.
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Alan Colmes' Liberaland:
Sarah Palin Issues Statement On The Engagement Of Bristol Palin And Levi Johnston  —  Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston say they'll get married in six weeks, which is quite shocking considering they most recently have been fighting about child support and about Johnston's critical comments about Bristol's family.
Discussion: Associated Press and Mediaite
David Weigel / The Daily Dish:
Megyn Kelly's minstrel show  —  I don't really get a chance to watch TV in Unalaska, and the one thing I miss is Megyn Kelly of Fox News.  The last week or so of her work — her one woman crusade against the New Black Panther Party — has been truly riveting television.
David Weigel / The Daily Dish:
Reflections on the Jim Bunning presidency  —  Brian Beutler reports and ruminates on the failure of Democrats (at this point I could use a shortcut key to type those three words) to do what seemed like it would be easy — shame the GOP into going along with unemployment insurance extensions or “jobs bills.”
Discussion: Balloon Juice and TPMDC
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
What's really driving tensions between House Dems and White House?
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Bill Clinton back in the White House, holds economic meeting with Obama  —  Burdened by low approval on the economy, President Obama brought former president Bill Clinton and investor Warren Buffett to the White House on Wednesday to talk about job creation.
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Fox News:
NASA Outreach Program ‘Confirmed’ Despite White House Denial, Rep Says
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
NBC, CBS refuse ground zero mosque ad  —  CBS and NBC have refused to air a provocative ad from the confrontational, well-funded National Republican Trust PAC that calls on Americans to oppose the building of a mosque two blocks from the World Trade Center site.
Lee C. Bollinger / Wall Street Journal:
Journalism Needs Government Help  —  Media budgets have been decimated as the Internet facilitates a communications revolution.  More public funding for news-gathering is the answer.  —  We have entered a momentous period in the history of the American press.
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Mark Tapscott / Washington Examiner:
Columbia's Bollinger echoes Hugo Chavez' chief U.S. apologist
Discussion: Hit & Run and Big Government
RADAR:
EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Out Of Control Mel Gibson Says He'll Burn Down House After Demanding Sex  —  WARNING: This audio may not be reproduced or republished.  —  An out of control Mel Gibson demands sex from his girlfriend and tells her he will burn down the house afterwards in one of the most bizarre …
Media Matters for America:
Memo to media: Pamela Geller does not belong on national television  —  Numerous mainstream media outlets have recently hosted right-wing “Atlas Shrugs” blogger Pamela Geller to discuss the controversy surrounding a proposed Islamic community center set to be built blocks away from Ground Zero.
Robert Costa / National Review:
The Reeducation of Rand Paul  —  Soon after Rand Paul won Kentucky's GOP Senate primary in May, his campaign was rocked — not by an affair or a kamikaze YouTube clip, but by his own textbook libertarianism.  In a series of post-election interviews, Paul criticized parts of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 …
Yves Smith / naked capitalism:
58% of Real Income Growth Since 1976 Went to Top 1% (and Why That Matters)  —  If you have any doubts about how easy it is for someone who works hard in the US to get ahead, consider this factoid from Martin Wolf's latest comment in the Financial Times, on Raghuram Rajan's new book (see Satyajit Das' review here:
Discussion: MyDD, Emptywheel and Global Guerrillas
Janet Adamy / Wall Street Journal:
White House to Unveil List of Free Preventative Services  —  WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Wednesday will unveil new rules specifying which preventive health services will be free to consumers under the new health law.  —  Cancer screenings, including mammograms and colonoscopies …
The Fix:
McInnis's Colo. gubernatorial bid derailed by plagiarism charges  —  Former Rep. Scott McInnis's (R-Colo.) gubernatorial campaign is in a fight for its life as charges of plagiarism have led to questions of whether McInnis can stay in the race.  —  Republicans in Colorado say he's a dead man walking …
Bil Browning / The Huffington Post:
This is what a fierce advocate looks like  —  Argentina is the latest country to consider same-sex marriage rights; the legislature is set to debate the issue today.  President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner supports the legislation and gave this interview to a Chinese news crew while visiting the country on a diplomatic mission.
Paul Krugman:
Nobody Understands The Liquidity Trap (Wonkish)  —  Sigh.  In an otherwise useful article about divisions in the Fed, Jon Hilsenrath says this: … Sorry, but that's totally wrong.  The question is whether, at the zero bound, the Fed has the ability to increase aggregate demand — full stop.
Josh Funk / Associated Press:
Judge blocks new Neb. abortion screening law  —  OMAHA, Neb. - A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a new Nebraska law requiring mental health screenings for women seeking abortions because the measure could have made it impossible to get an abortion in the state.
Discussion: Firedoglake
ScottWinshipWeb:
How Bad is the Job Situation, Really?  —  (cross-posted at ProgressiveFix.com and FrumForum.com)  —  When it comes to economic conditions, I'm generally a glass-three-quarters-full kind of guy.  Take unemployment.  Quick—what was the risk in 2008 that an American worker would experience at least one bout of unemployment?
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
VP Favorable Ratings: Gore Down, Cheney Up, Biden Flat  —  Americans more negative than positive toward Gore, Cheney  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans' current views of former Vice President Al Gore have become significantly more negative compared with three years ago, and are among the worst for him in more than a decade.
Clive Crook / The Atlantic Online:
Climategate and the Big Green Lie  —  By way of preamble, let me remind you where I stand on climate change.  I think climate science points to a risk that the world needs to take seriously.  I think energy policy should be intelligently directed towards mitigating this risk.  I am for a carbon tax.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
GOP senators float amendment to stop Arizona lawsuit  —  Two Republican senators announced Wednesday they will attempt to amend legislation to prevent the Obama administration from suing Arizona over its controversial immigration law.  —  Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.) and David Vitter (La.) …
Susan Jones / CNSNews:
Obama Administration Approves First Direct Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Through New High-Risk Insurance Pools  —  (CNSNews.com) - If you want proof that President Obama's Executive Order on taxpayer-funded abortion was a sham, look no further than Pennsylvania, says House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio).
Reuters:
Former Vice President Dick Cheney gets new heart device  —  (Reuters) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a long history of heart problems, said on Wednesday he has had a new heart pump implanted.  —  “A few weeks ago, it became clear that I was entering a new phase of the disease …
Discussion: Mediaite and Truthdig
 
 
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Mike Dennison / Billings Gazette:
Baucus staffer who led health reform drafting moving to Obama administration
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Emptywheel
Samuel Goldsmith / NY Daily News:
Cordoba House mosque near Ground Zero slaps new name on itself with Park51
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and New York Magazine
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Anybody Got A Plan?
ABCNEWS:
MILLIONS FOR ROAD SIGNS?: That's Stimulating?
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Richard Florida / The Daily Beast:
America's 20 Highest Earning Cities
William Galston / The New Republic:
Attention, Democrats! The Senate Is Now in Play.
Discussion: Hot Air and Commentary
 Earlier Items: 
Karl Smith / Modeled Behavior:
The Myth of Structural Unemployment
David Weigel / The Daily Dish:
Maybe he should have gathered more armies
Reuel Marc Gerecht / The New Republic:
Islam: Unmentionable in D.C.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama approval hits record low
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Brown will oppose Dems' campaign finance reform bill