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10:30 AM ET, July 16, 2010

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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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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Reid grabs lead over Angle in latest poll
Discussion: Ballot Box and Associated Press
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:   President's ally: Expectations were set too high after 2008
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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Simon Johnson / The Baseline Scenario:
Tim Geithner's Ninth Political Life
Discussion: naked capitalism and Swampland
The Atlantic Online:   Who Will Manchin Choose?
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 …
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Rebecca Spitz / manhattan.ny1.com:
Civil Rights Lawyer Lynne Stewart Receives 10-Year Sentence
Associated Press:
NY lawyer gets 10-year term in terrorism case
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Palin aide swats Romney team  —  In potentially 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's Mark Halperin …
Discussion: Gallup, Hot Air and Politics Daily
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Bloomberg:
Greenspan Says Lawmakers Should Let All Bush's Tax Cuts Lapse  —  Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, whose endorsement of George W. Bush's 2001 tax cuts helped persuade Congress to pass them, said lawmakers should allow the cuts to expire at the end of the year.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Redo That Voodoo  —  Republicans are feeling good about the midterms — so good that they've started saying what they really think.  This week the party's Senate leadership stopped pretending that it cares about deficits, stating explicitly that while we can't afford to aid the unemployed …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Economist's View
New York Times:
Oil Spill Capped for a Second Day, Offering Some Hope  —  NEW ORLEANS — The hemorrhaging well that has spilled millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico remained capped for a second day Friday, providing some hope of a long-term solution to the environmental disaster.
Discussion: The Page
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Washington Post:
Oil leak stopped for first time since April
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Dem Rep Sheila Jackson Lee Tells NAACP: “All Those Who Wore Sheets a Long Time Ago Lifted Them Off to Wear Tea Party Clothing” (Applause!)  —  Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) told the NAACP this week that those who wore sheets lifted them off and are now wearing tea party clothing.
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Moe Lane:
They all look alike to Sheila Jackson-Lee (D, TX-18).  —  [UPDATE]: Ace of AoSHQ makes a point about the Congressional Record that I no longer have to get around to making, and Allahpundit of Hot Air lets us know that this was not the dumbest thing Rep. Jackson-Lee said today.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Townhall.com
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.
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
DNC circulates memo on Capitol Hill plugging Dem advantage in elections
Discussion: The Politico and Weasel Zippers
DealBook:
Goldman Settles With S.E.C. for $550 Million  —  Updated Updated with confirmation of The New York Times's report about Goldman's $550 million settlement.  —  Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $550 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of the largest penalties ever paid by a Wall Street firm …
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New York Times:
Goldman Pays $550 Million to Settle Fraud Case
Discussion: ProPublica and Daniel W. Drezner
Post Now:
Earthquake in Maryland felt across area  —  A 3.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the Washington area early Friday, with thousands of residents reporting that they felt the ground shake as they slept or were waking.  The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered in Montgomery County and struck at 5:04 a.m.
Jreid / The Reid Report:
“Tea partier” Mark Williams writes ‘letter to Abe Lincoln’ ... from the ‘coloreds’  —  If you're feeling pissy that the NAACP condemned your witch doctor signage and you're out to prove that your movement isn't racist, wouldn't it help not to actually say anything that might be construed as racist?
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macroblog:
A curious unemployment picture gets more curious  —  At first blush, the second quarter statistics from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (commonly referred to as JOLTS and released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) suggest little has changed recently in U.S. labor markets:
Discussion: EconLog and Economist's View
Rachel Rose Hartman / Yahoo! News:
Mysterious ads attacking GOP candidate as ‘liberal’ paid for by ... Democrats?  —  The group responsible for branding Iowa Republican Terry Branstad a “liberal” who favors “government mandates” and hangs out with liberals like Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama is none other than ... the Democratic Governors Association?
Discussion: Mediaite, RedState and Balloon Juice
Scott / Power Line:
On the road to find out  —  The Obama administration doesn't seem to have a clue about how businesses grow.  Its concerns lie elsehwere, with expanding the size and power of the administrative state.  Yesterday's passage of the gargantuan 2,300 page financial services legislation will contribute …
Greg Mankiw / Greg Mankiw's Blog:
Median Duration of Unemployment  —  Click on graphic to enlarge.  —  This recession looks very different, and much more troubling, than those in the recent past.  I wonder how this dramatic change in the nature of unemployment will alter traditional macroeconomic relationships, such as Okun's Law and the Phillips curve.
Discussion: Say Anything
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
AFFIDAVITS: Former DOJ Colleagues Confirm Whistleblower Adams' Accusations.  “Sworn affidavits from Hans A. von Spakovsky and Karl Bowers, who worked with J. Christian Adams in the DOJ's Civil Rights Division, offer broad confirmation of the whistleblower's accusations of bias in enforcing voting rights.”
Discussion: Riehl World View
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Scott Brown slams Kathy Griffin for calling daughters ‘prostitutes’  —  Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) lashed out at comedienne Kathy Griffin on Thursday for describing his daughters as “prostitutes.”  —  Brown strongly condemned remarks Griffin made on CNN in which she mocks Brown's daughters, Ayla and Arianna.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Obama touts stimulus, taking shots at Michigan's Rep. Peter Hoekstra  —  HOLLAND, MICH. — Four months before the midterm elections, President Obama is trying to lock onto an economic message to convince voters that the 2009 government stimulus package was worth it — and is working.
 
 
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CNN:
Manhattan banker sentenced to 12 years for nearly $300 million fraud
Mark Thoma / moneywatch.bnet.com:
The Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Bill
Discussion: EconLog and Cafe Hayek
Randal C. Archibold / New York Times:
Arizona Halts Photo Enforcement of Speed Laws
New York Times:
Bush Aide Says Some C.I.A. Methods Unauthorized
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James Tozer / Daily Mail:
Shopping centre bosses approve ‘Asian squat toilets’ …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and protein wisdom
Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
Left vows to fight any fiscal panel proposals to cut Social Security
Discussion: The Politico
Howard Berkes / NPR:
Massey Mine Workers Disabled Safety Monitor
Discussion: Coal Tattoo, Firedoglake and Wonk Room
Bbtv / Breitbart.tv:
Breitbart to NAACP Chief: ‘Go to Hell!’
Discussion: theblogprof and Say Anything
Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
CARLSON LAUNCHES OLBERMANN SITE
Discussion: Salon and National Review