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5:01 AM ET, July 20, 2010


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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 …
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.
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Rep. Minnick rejects Tea Party backing
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Breitbart hits NAACP with promised video of racism
Discussion: RedState and The Daily Caller
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 …
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Senate Set to End Stalemate and Extend Jobless Aid  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are poised to break a partisan stalemate on Tuesday over extending unemployment benefits for millions of Americans who have been jobless for six months or more, but the fight seems certain to continue playing …
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.
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
Dalia Sussman / The Caucus:
Polls Find Wide Support For Jobless Benefit Extension
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Republicans=Bush?  —  National Democrats made no secret …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Back From A Breather II  —  I love Dave Weigel and enjoyed all his posts in my absence and was delighted he took on the Trig question.  The aim of the Dish has been to air this debate on all sides in order to get as close as we can to the readily available evidence Sarah Palin insists on keeping from us.
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and AmSpecBlog
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 …
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 …
Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama's political career.  In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama's pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself.  Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright.
Discussion: Big Hollywood
The Huffington Post:
Glenn Beck: I Might Be Going Blind  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Glenn Beck said he has learned he could go blind within a year.  —  Speaking before a crowd of 6,000 on his “American Revival” tour in Salt Lake City on Saturday, the Fox News host tearfully told his audience that he had recently seen …
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 …
Darren Samuelsohn / The Politico:
Kerry holds closed-door climate talks  —  Sen. John Kerry led more closed-door talks on Monday with top electric utility and environmental officials in the search for a sweet spot on a bill capping greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants.  —  Edison Electric Institute President Tom Kuhn …
Discussion: The Page
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 …
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
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 …
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
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
Associated Press:
Cap on oil well kept shut despite leaks, seepage  —  NEW ORLEANS — The federal government Monday allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite news the well is leaking at the top and something is seeping from the sea floor nearby.
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