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Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
U.S. SENATE RACE: Reid takes lead on Angle  —  New poll shows Republican losing support among every voter group  —  U.S. Sen. Harry Reid has opened a strong lead over Republican opponent Sharron Angle after pummeling her in a ubiquitous TV and radio ad campaign that portrays the Tea Party favorite as …
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Las Vegas Review-Journal:
HOW THE POLL WAS CONDUCTED
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Reid's recovery  —  An amazing Nevada poll shows the man …
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Palin aide swats Romney team  —  In possibly the first inter-staff dust-up of the 2012 presidential race, an aide of Sarah Palin is hitting back at Mitt Romney's camp for saying the former Alaska governor is “not a serious human being.”  —  A “Romney intimate” was quoted by “Time” …
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Frank Newport / Gallup:
Palin's 76% Favorable Among Republicans Tops Others in GOP  —  Former Alaska governor's image more mixed among all Americans  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the best known and most positively rated of five possible contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
CNN:
TRENDING: Poll: Palin hot amongst Republicans, others not so much
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Say Anything
Matthew Continetti / Weekly Standard:
Don't Mess with the Barracuda  —  This has been a great couple of weeks for Sarah Palin.
Discussion: The Hill, Salon, The Greenroom and TBogg
Ezra Klein:
The scariest jobs graph you've seen yet  —  That's job growth per month on the X axis, and how many months that level of job growth would take to get us back to pre-recession levels on the Y axis.  Notice that adding new jobs at a rate of 200,000 a month would take us 150 months — or 12.5 years — to get back to normalcy.
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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Chart Of The Day  —  I'm not sure it's sunk in yet within …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Associated Press:
Report: Goodwin choice as Byrd's replacement in Senate  —  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Joe Manchin is tapping his former chief counsel and a member of a prominent West Virginia family, Carte Goodwin, to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, Democratic officials told The Associated Press on Friday.
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The Fix:
Joe Manchin picks Carte Goodwin to replace Byrd  —  Goodwin, who will be the youngest member of the Senate at 36 years old, replaces the oldest, the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.), who died two weeks ago at the age of 92.  He is expected to serve only until West Virginia can hold a special election …
Shane D'Aprile / The Hill:
W. Va. governor picks ex-counsel to temporarily fill Byrd's Senate seat
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Obama's next act  —  In the political marketplace, there's now a run on Obama shares.  The left is disappointed with the president.  Independents are abandoning him in droves.  And the right is already dancing on his political grave, salivating about November when, his own press secretary admitted Sunday …
Jon Perr / Crooks and Liars:
Meet the New Republican Alchemists  —  So it comes down to this.  Republicans believe they can turn bulls**t into gold.  Despite the inescapable conclusion of history, theory and empirical evidence to the contrary, Mitch McConnell, Jon Kyl, John Boehner, Tom Coburn, John McCain …
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The Huffington Post:
Tim Geithner Opposes Nominating Elizabeth Warren To Lead New Consumer Agency  —  What's Your Reaction: … Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has expressed opposition to the possible nomination of Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to a source with knowledge of Geithner's views.
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David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Ass't.  Treasury Sec. Michael Barr: Elizabeth Warren “Extremely …
Discussion: Salon
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
The NAACP Is Right  —  The NAACP on the Tea Party: … The reaction to this announcement has been swift and, in the main, negative.  Next door, Dave Weigel, whose knowledge of the Tea Party is formidable, dismisses the resolution as “silliness” and “a stunt,” and Chris Bodenner bemoans …
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Peggy Noonan / Telegraph:
David Cameron, don't follow Barack Obama  —  When David Cameron visits America next week he will learn a lot - about how not to run a country, says Peggy Noonan.  —  Dear Mr Cameron, welcome young friend.  Welcome to America.  Bring your bright, dashing self to our shores.
Discussion: Marbury and alicublog
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RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Carter's NSA Brzezinski Senses “Malaise” With Obama  —  Jimmy Carter's National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski: “I think we're now going through a phase in which there is a sense of pervasive malaise, which affects different groups in society in different ways.”...  More >>  —  Political Videos
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Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
Zbigniew Brzezinski: Obama The New Mr. ‘Malaise’
Discussion: NewsReal Blog
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
News Analysis: Obama Pushes an Agenda, Disregarding Polls That Disapprove  —  WASHINGTON — If passage of the financial regulatory overhaul on Thursday proves anything about President Obama, it is this: He knows how to push big bills through a balky Congress.
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
Fed's volte face sends the dollar tumbling  —  Rarely before have a few coded words in the minutes of the US Federal Reserve caused such an upheaval in the global currency system, or such a sudden flight from the dollar.  —  The euro rocketed to a two-month high of $1.29 and sterling jumped …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and DealBook
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Bloomberg:
Greenspan Says Congress Should Let Bush Era Tax Cuts Expire (Transcript)
Discussion: The Foundry
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Dumbest Idea Of The Year?  —  That's a tall order, especially in an election year.  But Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today is publicly proposing a moratorium on any new regulations by the federal government for one year.  Yeah, that's right.  The promulgation of any new government regulation …
Karen E. Crummy / Denver Post:
Post poll: McInnis losing support, Republicans like Tancredo  —  Support for GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis is eroding among Republicans but he remains a viable candidate even after a plagiarism scandal, according to a new Denver Post poll.  —  Twenty percent of registered Republican voters …
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Internal Memo: Intelligence Community Frets About Washington Post Series  —  Below, a memorandum sent two weeks ago by Art House, director of communications for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, to public affairs officers in the intelligence community about the Washington Post's upcoming series on contractors.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Senator Vitter suggests Rachel Maddow only looked like a woman “a long time ago”  —  Oh, what fun!  —  On a right wing radio station this morning, Senator David Vitter appeared to suggest that MSNBC host Rachel Maddow only looked like a woman “a long time ago,” a crack that was greeted by uproarious laughter from the radio hosts.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
New York Post:
Attorney who helped terrorist gets 10 years in prison  —  A judge had resentenced a 70-year-old civil rights lawyer to 10 years in prison for letting a jailed Egyptian sheik communicate with his radical followers.  —  Federal Judge John Koeltl sentenced Lynne Stewart in Manhattan after she pleaded …
Associated Press:
Obama: Voters to decide who caused ‘this mess’  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama acknowledges that the fall elections could amount to a referendum on his stewardship of the nation's affairs.  —  Obama tells NBC in an interview that “nobody in the White House is satisfied” with continuing high unemployment.
 
 
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Michael Memoli / The Swamp:
Bachmann creates tea party caucus
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Rubio spent most of what he raised
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Boehner: No more new Federal regulations!
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Jennifer Levitz / Wall Street Journal:
To Protest Hiring of Nonunion Help, Union Hires Nonunion Pickets
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Jay Bybee's sociopathic self-absorption
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J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
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Rachel Rose Hartman / Yahoo! News:
Mysterious ads attacking GOP candidate as ‘liberal’ paid for by ... Democrats?