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11:00 AM ET, July 23, 2010

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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Getting the message on Journolist's controversial postings  —  To conservatives, it is a pulling back of the curtain to expose the media's mendacity.  —  To liberals, it is a selective sliming based on e-mails that were supposed to remain private.  —  But there is no getting around the fact …
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Ezra Klein:
When Tucker Carlson asked to join Journolist  —  I hoped to let my quick accounting of the constant inaccuracies in the Daily Caller's selective quotations from Journolist stand as my last word on the matter.  But Tucker Carlson's sanctimonious and evasive statement on the way his site has been covering this story deserves a response.
Tucker Carlson / The Daily Caller:
Letter from Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson on The Daily Caller's Journolist coverage  —  We began our series on Journolist earlier this week with the expectation that our stories would be met with a fury of criticism from the Left.  A hurt dog barks, after all.
Scott / Power Line:
From Buckley to Breitbart  —  William Buckley achieved notoriety if not celebrity with the publication of God and Man at Yale in 1951.  The book was a succès de scandale.  In it Buckley attacked the undergraduate education on offer at Yale for its hostility to Christianity and its adulation …
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Breitbart: ‘I am public enemy No. 1...’
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Addicted to Bush  —  For a couple of years, it was the love that dared not speak his name.  In 2008, Republican candidates hardly ever mentioned the president still sitting in the White House.  After the election, the G.O.P. did its best to shout down all talk about how we got into the mess we're in …
Discussion: Ezra Klein, Shakesville and Hullabaloo
Three Fingers of Politics:
Bachmann: Subpoenas and Hearings Are Coming in 2011  —  Want a sneak preview for what the 2011 legislative calendar has in store?  —  The Intrade prediction market is giving the GOP a 57-percent shot of taking back the House of Representatives this fall, meaning it is more likely to happen than not.
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Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Bachmann: ‘All We Should Do Is Issue Subpoenas’ If GOP Wins House (AUDIO)
Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
Journolisters offended by Keith Olbermann's ‘misogynistic,’ ‘predictable,’ and ‘pompous’ show  —  If you were one of the 400 members of the listserv Journolist, perhaps one of the most vicious insults you could hurl at a colleague is: You're just like Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.
James Webb / Wall Street Journal:
Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege  —  America still owes a debt to its black citizens, but government programs to help all ‘people of color’ are unfair.  They should end.  —  The NAACP believes the tea party is racist.  The tea party believes the NAACP is racist.
The Atlantic Online:
RNC Chaos Threatens GOP Chances for House Takeover  —  The chaos at the Republican National Committee threatens to cost Republicans the chance to take control of the House of Representatives, Republican strategists fear.  During midterm elections, the national committee plays two essential roles.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Commentary
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Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:   Democrats Make $28 Million TV Buy
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
President Obama Said Sec. Tom Vilsack ‘Jumped the Gun’ on Shirley Sherrod's Ouster  —  President Obama said Secretary Tom Vilsack rushed to judgment when he dismissed Shirley Sherrod from the Department of Agriculture amid charges of racism.  —  “He jumped the gun, partly because we now live …
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Ed O'Keefe / Federal Eye:
'Don't ask' critic Dan Choi honorably discharged
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Kerry confident Senate will ratify START this year  —  The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee expressed confidence Friday that the upper chamber will ratify a key nuclear arms treaty with Russia before the year is up.  —  Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) acknowledged Republicans concerns …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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Bloomberg:
Senator Kerry Says Democrats May Take Up Broad Climate Plan (Transcript)
Discussion: The Politico and Right Wing News
Washington Post:
Rep. Charles Rangel broke ethics rules, House panel finds  —  A House ethics subcommittee announced Thursday that it found that Rep. Charles B. Rangel violated congressional ethics rules and that it will prepare for a trial, probably beginning in September.  The panel is expected to make the details …
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New York Times:
House Panel Will Try Rangel in Ethics Cases
Jake Boot / Big Journalism:
As History Repeats Itself, Cholly Rangel Tells MSNBC Reporter …
Tom Gantert / Michigan Capitol Confidential:
The Art of the Ann Arbor City Budget  —  The debate in Ann Arbor, where firefighters are being laid off due to a multimillion dollar budget deficit, is over an $850,000 piece of art.  —  That's how much the city has agreed to pay German artist Herbert Dreiseitl for a three-piece water sculpture …
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Beware the lame duck  —  Barack Obama's considerable political capital, earned on Election Day 2008, is spent.  Well spent, mind you, on the enactment of a highly ideological agenda of Obamacare, financial reform and a near-trillion-dollar stimulus that will significantly transform the country.
Eric Dash / New York Times:
Feinberg Says Bonuses Paid by Troubled Banks Were Unmerited  —  With the financial system on the verge of collapse in late 2008, a group of troubled banks doled out more than $2 billion in bonuses and other payments to their highest earners.  Now, the federal authority on banker pay …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Democratic rifts apparent at liberal Netroots Nation conference  —  LAS VEGAS — For all the talk of a splintered GOP base, with “tea party” conservatives squaring off against establishment Republicans, the Democrats have serious divisions of their own.  —  Democratic officials were hoping …
Bryan Bender / Boston Globe:
Pentagon workers tied to child porn  —  Security agencies were left at risk, investigators say  —  WASHINGTON — Federal investigators have identified several dozen Pentagon officials and contractors with high-level security clearances who allegedly purchased and downloaded child pornography …
Discussion: Federal Eye
New York Times:
Pentagon Faces Growing Pressures to Trim Budget  —  WASHINGTON — After nearly a decade of rapid increases in military spending, the Pentagon is facing intensifying political and economic pressures to restrain its budget, setting up the first serious debate since the terrorist attacks of 2001 …
Nina Bernstein / New York Times:
No Immigration Papers, No School, Many New York Districts Say  —  Three decades after the Supreme Court ruled that immigration violations cannot be used as a basis to deny children equal access to a public school education, one in five school districts in New York State is routinely requiring …
Discussion: City Room and ImmigrationProf Blog
Boston Herald:
Sen. John Kerry skips town on sails tax  —  Sen. John Kerry, who has repeatedly voted to raise taxes while in Congress, dodged a whopping six-figure state tax bill on his new multimillion-dollar yacht by mooring her in Newport, R.I.  —  Isabel - Kerry's luxe, 76-foot New Zealand-built Friendship sloop …
Fred Clark / slacktivist:
Credit scoring and unemployment  —  The previous post arose from things I came across while failing to find what I was looking for.  I was trying to find concrete data on the reportedly increasing use of credit “scoring” by prospective employers and its relation to the disturbing trend of very long-term unemployment.
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
Alvin Greene's ‘On the Scene’  —  Alvin Greene, the Democratic candidate for Senate in South Carolina, who emerged at a public campaign event for the first time last weekend, is now out with his first campaign video.  The video, called, “Alvin Green Is On the Scene,” is a 3-minute hip-hop mix …
Conor Friedersdorf / Forbes:
If You Build It, Nothing Bad Will Happen  —  May the mosque go up near Ground Zero, and thrive in peaceful coexistence with all members of its new community.  —  You've probably heard about “The Ground Zero Mosque,” an Islamic community center planned in Lower Manhattan.
theblogprof:
Typical: Obama's ambush on Pete Hoekstra in Michigan was coordinated with the media  —  For just a brief backdrop on this story, Pete Hoekstra voted against the stimulus boondoggle, and rightfully so, but showed up at Obama's campaign speech in Holland, MI July 15 where he touted stimulus money …
Discussion: Wizbang
 
 
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Karen Crummy / The Spot:
Tancredo ultimatum to Maes and McInnis: get out or I'm in
Tom Tancredo / Washington Times:
The case for impeachment  —  Obama has violated his oath of office over immigration
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Senate Democrats regret supporting Roberts, Alito
Discussion: Booman Tribune
CNN:
CNN Poll: Jump in optimism in ending oil spill
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Sharron Angle walks away from media
Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins
Discussion: Althouse
Natasha Mozgovaya / Haaretz:
U.S. upgrades status of Palestinian mission in Washington
Discussion: Israel Matzav
 Earlier Items: 
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
DCCC buys time in 40 districts
Discussion: Jackson Politics
New York Times:
More of the Rich Run as Populist Outsiders
Discussion: The Buzz
Christina Boyle / NY Daily News:
Russian ‘spy’ Anna Chapman gets her own action figure, plastic doll …
Discussion: Right Pundits and City Room
Thomas Harding / Telegraph:
Britain no longer has the cash to defend itself from every threat, says Liam Fox
Discussion: The Foundry and thetorydiary
Meg Kinnard / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: Records show Greene's military flops
Discussion: Mediaite, Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
Jim Lindgren / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Obama Campaign Adviser Participated on JournoList
Tommy Sowers / The Huffington Post:
Who Will Pay for the Afghan Military?  The Question Congress Must Answer Now
Discussion: The Washington Note and TPMCafe
John Fund / The Daily Caller:
Plurality of voters believe the country would have been better off …
Discussion: The Other McCain and The Greenroom