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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 …
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The Politico:
The Age of Rage  —  Here's the optimistic case: The embarrassment of the Shirley Sherrod story — with its toxic convergence of partisan combat and media recklessness — will be a tipping point.  It will remind journalists and politicians alike that personal reputations and professional credibility …
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Rush Limbaugh: Fox ‘caved’ on Shirley Sherrod  —  Rush Limbaugh is blasting Fox News for its coverage of Shirley Sherrod, saying that one of the network's anchors “caved” by not showing the original misleading video fragment that led to the firing of Shirley Sherrod.
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
President Obama Said Sec. Tom Vilsack ‘Jumped the Gun’ on Shirley Sherrod's Ouster
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.
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.
Tom Tancredo / Washington Times:
The case for impeachment  —  Obama has violated his oath of office over immigration  —  Eleven years ago, like every citizen elected to serve in Congress or any person appointed to any federal position, I swore an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.”
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Karen Crummy / The Spot:
Tancredo ultimatum to Maes and McInnis: get out or I'm in
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 …
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.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
BLAME WHERE BLAME IS DUE.... What's become of the Senate energy bill is a profound disappointment to anyone who takes policy seriously.  It's a shell of its former self, and it's painful to see this rare opportunity to make meaningful progress slip away.  It's not that the legislation's remaining provisions …
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Mark Knoller / CBS News:
Obama Changes Tune on Paying for Unemployment Benefits Extension  —  In signing the bill restoring unemployment benefits to 2 ? million Americans jobless for more than 26 weeks, President Obama is also adding $34 billion to the deficit and the National Debt.  —  That's the reason nearly all Republicans voted against the measure.
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theblogprof:
Typical: Obama's ambush on Pete Hoekstra in Michigan was coordinated with the media
Discussion: Wizbang
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 …
Felix Salmon:
Why Obama will nominate Warren  —  The nomination of Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seems to be a foregone conclusion at this point.  Warren and the large team of Warren enthusiasts have been pushing her nomination aggressively, to the point …
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: Hot Air and Federal Eye
Jay Cost / HorseRaceBlog:
A Primer on the 2010 House Midterm  —  What I'd like to do in this piece is offer you a sense of how voters will come to their congressional vote choices in November, and in so doing give you an impression of how various factors will affect the outcome.  —  This is not necessarily the best …
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
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 …
Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
TAPPER'S SUNDAY SIGN OFF  —  This Sunday marks ABC News' White House correspondent Jake Tapper's last appearance as host of “This Week.”  In the wake of George Stephanopoulos' move from the Sunday show to “Good Morning America,” Tapper was named interim host; former CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour …
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 …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Biden: ‘The heavy lifting is over’  —  The “heavy lifting is over” when it comes to the Obama administration's legislative priorities this year, Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday evening.  —  Biden said now that Wall Street reform is finished and signed into law, the administration …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Pajamas Media
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 …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama approval on economy reaches new low in poll  —  Americans' approval of President Obama's handling of the economy reached a new low this week, the latest CNN/Opinion Research poll showed.  —  Americans' approval of President Obama's handling of the economy reached a new low this week, the latest CNN/Opinion Research poll showed.
Discussion: CNN and The Hill
Andrew Breitbart / The Politico:
The scenemakers  —  Absence may or may not make the heart grow fonder, but blogger Andrew Breitbart says it definitely boosts his buzz.  —  “The secret sauce and the added value is the inadvertent mystery that is born from being absent from the scene,” Breitbart told POLITICO …
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.
Ian Johnston / msnbc.com:
$765-a-bottle beer sold in dead animals  —  Bodies of squirrels, weasels and a hare used to package ale costing $765 a bottle  —  You'd expect a lot from a bottle of beer costing $765.  What you get is 55 percent alcohol — and served in a squirrel.  —  According to Scottish firm BrewDog …
Discussion: The Powers That Be
Robert M. McDowell / Wall Street Journal:
The U.N. Threat to Internet Freedom  —  The FCC's move to treat broadband providers like phone company monopolies could spur international efforts to regulate the Web.  —  In 1988, delegates from 114 countries gathered in Melbourne, Australia, to negotiate an international treaty for the future of telecommunications regulation.
 
 
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Nina Bernstein / New York Times:
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Christina Boyle / NY Daily News:
Russian ‘spy’ Anna Chapman gets her own action figure, plastic doll …
Discussion: Right Pundits and City Room