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12:30 AM ET, July 20, 2010


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Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
Video Proof: The NAACP Awards Racism-2010  —  Context is everything.  —  In this piece you will see video evidence of racism coming from a federal appointee and NAACP award recipient and in another clip from the same event a perfect rationalization for why the Tea Party needs to exist.
Alex Seitz-Wald / Think Progress:
Racist New Hampshire State House Candidate Advises Tea Party To Be More Open With Its Racism  —  While the tea party movement is desperately trying to fight off charges of “racist elements” from the NAACP, Ryan J. Murdough, a Republican candidate for New Hampshire State House, has no qualms about expressing his views on race.
Fox News:
Video Shows USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give ‘Full Force’ of Help to White Farmer  —  Shown here is USDA Georgia official Shirley Sherrod.  (YouTube)  —  Days after the NAACP clashed with Tea Party members over allegations of racism, a video has surfaced showing an Agriculture Department …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Breitbart hits NAACP with promised video of racism
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Rep. Minnick rejects Tea Party backing
Discussion: CNN
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Democrats Jump Into Six-Point Lead on Generic Ballot  —  At the same time, Republican enthusiasm for voting in November surges  —  PRINCETON, NJ — In the same week the U.S. Senate passed a major financial reform bill touted as reining in Wall Street, Democrats pulled ahead of Republicans …
Paddy / The Political Carnival:
Democrats Jump Ahead in Congressional Ballot  —  Maybe getting things done for the average voter is a good thing?  Just asking...  Image by Oliver and it rocks.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:   The Monthly Generic  —  Barack Obama's approval numbers hit …
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama hammers GOP on stalling unemployment benefits for jobless
Discussion: CNN
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Republicans=Bush?  —  National Democrats made no secret …
Stephanie Condon / CBS News:
Palin's “Refudiate” Tweet on Mosque Near Ground Zero Draws Fire (for Substance and Style)  —  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin weighed in on Sunday on the controversy over a mosque planned near ground zero, but her remarks were met with a wave of criticism over her sentiment and her choice of words.
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Is Palin Lucky, Good, or ...  When she writes on her palm …
Discussion: American Power
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Back From A Breather II  —  I love Dave Weigel and enjoyed …
Discussion: The Daley Gator and AmSpecBlog
Jon Ralston / Las Vegas Sun:
How the race has turned sour for Sharron Angle  —  Sharron Angle is dead, one in an occasional series:  —  With Angle's hot air balloon leaking helium about as rapidly as oil left that Gulf well — 45 days and counting and the GOP Senate nominee still has not plugged it — the question is whether she can survive the fall to earth.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Nevada Senate Poll Preview
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
Another Senate Charade  —  This note comes courtesy of my friend David Sirota out in Colorado.  This is a classic example of how the Senate works.  If the public understood better how rigged this game is, and how few issues are actually left to an honest vote in the legislature …
David Sirota / The Huffington Post:
C-SPAN As Red Pill: Camera Catches Senate Vote-Switching to Protect …
Ezra Klein:
Republicans now blaming Democrats for Bush tax cuts  —  The new Republican line is that there's a “Democrat tax hike” on the way.  And it's a big 'un: “An unprecedented $3.8 trillion increase” that will affect — and this is their bold and underline, not mine — “every American who pays income taxes!”
Annie Lowrey / The Washington Independent:
The ‘Democrat Ticking Tax Bomb’ Canard
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Alan S. Blinder / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Fiscal Priorities Are Right
Back to Document List  —  All Rights Reserved.  —  CNN  —  SHOW: AMERICAN MORNING 7:00 AM EST  —  071902CN.V74  —  NEWS; Domestic  —  7371 words  —  BP and Government Fear Seepage Below Capped Oil Well; “Washington Post” Reports U.S. Intelligence Community Too Large And Unwieldy To Be Effective …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Michelle Malkin
Andrew Quinn / Front Row Washington:
Hillary's mango diplomacy in Pakistan
Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
Obey's axe hovers over Obama's $1.3B education program  —  House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey is taking on the White House over President Obama's Race to the Top education program.  —  Obey has proposed a 40 percent cut to the White House's $1.35 billion 2011 request for Race to the Top …
London ‘Times’ Sees 66% Traffic Drop, Post-Paywall  —  NEW YORK  —  Depending on its spin, News International could report its latest paywall experiment as retaining one-third of its traffic, or losing two-thirds of it.  —  According to data from Experian Hitwise, which charts Internet traffic …
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
November special election set for West Virginia Senate seat  —  The legislation signed into law by the governor Monday night declares November's special election a legally separate contest.  —  A November special election will fill the seat of the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) …
Discussion: The Politico
Ray Sanchez / ABCNEWS:
Videotaping Cops Can Get You Arrested  —  Prosecutions Draw Attention to Influence of Witness Videos  —  That Anthony Graber broke the law in early March is indisputable.  He raced his Honda motorcycle down Interstate 95 in Maryland at 80 mph, popping a wheelie, roaring past cars and swerving across traffic lanes.
Washington Post:
A hidden world, growing beyond control  —  The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within …
Andy Szal / WisPolitics DC Wrap:
Obey polling expense showing in 2nd quarter FEC reports  —  Retiring U.S. Rep. Dave Obey paid more than $30,000 on polling just eight days before announcing his retirement, according to the longtime congressman's latest filing with the FEC.  —  Obey announced his retirement May 5 …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Weasel Zippers
Wayne Besen / Truth Wins Out:
Breaking News: Major ‘Ex-Gay’ Life Coach Accused of Sexual Misconduct By Former Clients  —  Contact: Wayne Besen, TWO Executive Director  —  Therapist Alan Downing, A Key Figure In JONAH and People Can Change, Allegedly Made Clients Get Naked And Touch Genitals
The Huffington Post:
Bob Schieffer Defends Himself Against Fox News On New Black Panthers Story (VIDEO)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  CBS News' Bob Schieffer defended himself against Fox News Sunday on CNN's “Reliable Sources.”  —  Schieffer, who interviewed Attorney General Eric Holder last weekend on …
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
The GOP's counterinsurgency by spenders  —  The Republican establishment in Washington is bracing itself for an influx of fiscally conservative insurgents this fall, as Tea Party candidates from Utah, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wisconsin, Nevada and other states have either secured …
Erick Erickson / Human Events:
Republican Senators Must Filibuster Elena Kagan  —  Americans have now learned about the extreme views of Solicitor General Elena Kagan, President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court.  —  Kagan's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee contained much clear evidence of her expansive view …
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International Gay Rights Group, Opposed By GOPers, Wins UN Status
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No Governor Moonbeam!:
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
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