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3:30 PM 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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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Reid's recovery  —  An amazing Nevada poll shows the man who should probably be the nation's most endangered incumbent on the upswing:  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has opened up a seven-point lead over Republican challenger Sharron Angle, according to a Mason-Dixon poll taken …
Las Vegas Review-Journal:
HOW THE POLL WAS CONDUCTED
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: Say Anything
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Early signs of 2012 power
Discussion: CNN and The Page
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 the political class (outside of economists) how horrible the prospects are for bringing the unemployment rate back to pre-Great Recession levels any time soon.  And by soon, I don't mean November 2010.  We're talking more like November 2015 or November 2020.
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 …
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J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
President's ally: Expectations were set too high after Obama's 2008 election
Discussion: iOwnTheWorld.com
Scott / Power Line:
On the road to find out  —  The Obama administration doesn't seem …
Discussion: National Review and Flopping Aces
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 …
Forbes:   Financial Reform, R.I.P.
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
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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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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Washington Times:
Racialist Justice  —  Attorney General Holder's lawyers won't protect whites  —  By now, the default judgment about the Barack Obama-Eric H. Holder Jr. Justice Department is that it discriminates intentionally on the basis of race.  By the precise definition used in the American Heritage dictionary, the department is racialist.
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
AFFIDAVITS: Former DOJ Colleagues Confirm Whistleblower Adams' Accusations.
Discussion: Riehl World View
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 …
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
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.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Romenesko
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Gospel of Mel Gibson  —  Let us enter, you and I, into the moral universe of the modern narcissist.  —  The narcissistic person is marked by a grandiose self-image, a constant need for admiration, and a general lack of empathy for others.  He is the keeper of a sacred flame, which is the flame he holds to celebrate himself.
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.
 
 
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Jennifer Levitz / Wall Street Journal:
To Protest Hiring of Nonunion Help, Union Hires Nonunion Pickets
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People-Press.org:
Well Known: Twitter; Little Known: John Roberts
Discussion: The Hill and Politics Daily
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Jay Bybee's sociopathic self-absorption
Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post:
Can regulation beget innovation?
Discussion: The New Republic
Bbtv / Breitbart.tv:
Iran Suicide Bombing Caught on Camera
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Republicans, K Street Plot Tax Cuts And Deregulation For 2011 (VIDEO)
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Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
Fed's volte face sends the dollar tumbling
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and DealBook
Christopher Hayes / The Nation:
Deficits of Mass Destruction
Greg Mankiw / Greg Mankiw's Blog:
Median Duration of Unemployment
Discussion: Say Anything and EconLog
Rachel Rose Hartman / Yahoo! News:
Mysterious ads attacking GOP candidate as ‘liberal’ paid for by ... Democrats?
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Dem Rep Sheila Jackson Lee Tells NAACP: “All Those Who Wore Sheets …