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6:50 PM ET, July 24, 2010

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Matt Lewis / Politics Daily:
Five Minutes With Andrew Breitbart  —  Few would dispute the notion that Andrew Breitbart, 41, has become a major force on the right.  Formerly the editor of The Drudge Report, and a primary developer for The Huffington Post, Breitbart has come into his own in recent years …
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Doug Powers / Michelle Malkin:
Young Voters Slowly Abandoning Hope & Change  —  Could it finally be sinking in who exactly is going to be paying for all this alleged “free” stuff? … “Easily disillusioned” is sociology-speak for “sucker.”  —  Even “Obama Girl” was struck by reality a few months ago.
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Geoff Earle / New York Post:
Shock poll reversal  —  WASHINGTON — Young voters who had been enthralled by Barack Obama's “Yes, we can” message are now saying “Maybe not” — and are backing away from the president in a worrisome new poll for the White House.  —  Obama is losing in a match-up against a generic Republican challenger …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
CNN anchors attack the scourge of anonymity  —  (updated below)  —  CNN's Kyra Phillips and John Roberts spent a good five minutes yesterday expressing serious concern over what they called “the dark side” of the Internet: the plague of “anonymous bloggers” who are “a bunch of cowards” …
Karen Ocamb / LGBT POV:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on ENDA at Netroots Nation - Transcript  —  With much pre-election 2010 grumbling by progressives about the slow pace of the progressive agenda by Democrats - taking the public option out of healthcare reform, for instance, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared …
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Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
'Don't ask, don't tell' before ENDA, Pelosi tells frustrated activists  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a reportedly frustrated crowd at the Netroots Nation gathering of liberal bloggers and activists in Las Vegas that repealing “Don't ask, don't tell” will come before the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Rangel proceeding worries Dems and puzzles ethics experts  —  The timing of Rep. Charles Rangel's (D-N.Y.) public House ethics trial has House Democrats panicked and ethics watchdogs puzzled.  —  Democrats are worried the unusual and high-profile trial will cost the party seats in the fall …
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NY Daily News:
Rep. Charles Rangel says it would be unpatriotic of him to resign amid ethics scandal  —  HENRICK KAROLISZYN AND KATHLEEN LUCADAMO  —  Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel said Saturday it would be unpatriotic to resign rather than fight his pending ethics charges - despite a call that he do so to save the Democratic party.
Discussion: The Hill and HotAirPundit
Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
Britain Plans to Decentralize National Health Care  —  LONDON — Perhaps the only consistent thing about Britain's socialized health care system is that it is in a perpetual state of flux, its structure constantly changing as governments search for the elusive formula that will deliver …
David Fox / Reuters:
Taliban say 2 U.S. soldiers captured in Afghanistan  —  (Reuters) - The Taliban said on Saturday they had captured two U.S. servicemen in Afghanistan, and NATO confirmed they were missing and scrambled helicopters and planes to search for them.  —  The U.S. and NATO-led International Security …
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
‘A Commandeering of the People’  —  One of America's leading libertarian legal scholars handicaps whether the Supreme Court will find ObamaCare's insurance mandate constitutional.  —  Is ObamaCare constitutional?  “If you ask any constitutional law professor whether Congress can do something …
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Clinton Wedding Is Leaving Some Feeling Left Out  —  So, just what does it take to score an invitation to the hottest — not to mention most secretive — political wedding of the summer?  —  More than a cross-country ride on a private jet, apparently.  —  “I'm good enough to borrow a plane from …
The Right Scoop:
Lt. Col. Allen West: I don't see myself as African American, Black American.  I see myself as an American  —  West gets a standing ovation for that line.  And he means every word of it.  And that's why America loves Lt. Col. Allen West!  —  Also, this is a MUST SEE …
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Cubachi:   Allen West talks about the incident in his life that represents honor and integrity
 
 
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Jeanne Sahadi / CNNMoney.com:
White House: Unemployment at 9% until 2012
Paul Krugman:
Keynes In Asia  —  David Pilling: … In early 2009 …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Darren Goode / The Hill:
Jane Fonda helps out Sen. Boxer
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
beliefnet:
Q&A with Sharif el-Gamal about Park 51, NYC
 Earlier Items: 
Bernie Sanders / The Nation:
No To Oligarchy  —  The American people are hurting.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Salon
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Obama and Boehner square off again over parties' jobs plans
Discussion: CNN and The Politico
Ezra Klein:
Sen. Kent Conrad: 'The immediate threat is not the debt.
Dennis G. / Balloon Juice:
The WATB musings of a “Progressive” media star