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Charlie Rangel's War: Deal Axed At 11th Hour  —  However, A Compromise Is Possible Between Now And When Expected Trial Would Take Place In September  —  Rep. Rangel: I'm Just Glad Nobody Is Calling Me ‘Corrupt’ Or ‘Dishonest’  —  NEW YORK (CBS) ― Deal, no deal ... deal, no deal.
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David Kocieniewski / New York Times:
Rangel to Stand Trial on Ethics Violations  —  WASHINGTON — The House ethics committee laid out 13 charges of House rules violations against Representative Charles B. Rangel on Thursday, and began the process for a public trial on the charges.  —  The move came after Mr. Rangel …
Lanny J. Davis / Pundits Blog:
The Rangel case — Lessons from Sherrod?
Discussion: The Politico and The New Republic
The Politico:
Ethics unveils 13 Rangel charges
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Rangel Deal  —  All signs suggest that House Ethics Committee sachems …
Washington Post:
Charges against Rangel unveiled after efforts to reach settlement fail
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
President Obama calls African-Americans a ‘mongrel people’  —  NEW YORK — President Obama waded into the national race debate in an unlikely setting and with an unusual choice of words: telling daytime talk show hosts that African-Americans are “sort of a mongrel people.”
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Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
Fired USDA employee Sherrod to sue conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart  —  Ousted USDA employee Shirley Sherrod says she will sue conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, the Associated Press reports.  —  Sherrod made the announcement Thursday in San Diego at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention.
Jesse Washington / Associated Press:
Ousted USDA Employee Sherrod Plans to Sue Blogger  —  Ousted USDA employee Shirley Sherrod says she will sue conservative blogger over edited video  —  Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted a video edited in a way that made her appear racist.
Eric Alterman / The Nation:
Journalism's Age of Shame  —  This article appeared in the August 16/23, 2010 edition of The Nation.  —  Recommended by  —  The black political art of “working the refs” with constant and vociferous complaints of “liberal bias” in the media has a long and distinguished history.
The Huffington Post:
Shirley Sherrod To Sue Andrew Breitbart  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  SAN DIEGO — Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted an edited video of her making racially tinged remarks last week.
Richard Stengel / Time:
The Plight of Afghan Women: A Disturbing Picture  —  Our cover image this week is powerful, shocking and disturbing.  It is a portrait of Aisha, a shy 18-year-old Afghan woman who was sentenced by a Taliban commander to have her nose and ears cut off for fleeing her abusive in-laws.
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Nobody is Helping Aisha  —  It's certainly true as Time's emotionally manipulative new cover image indicates that the Taliban are terrible for women and that the more of Afghanistan they rule the worse things will be for women.  That said, it's extremely disingenuous to act …
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Time
Jack Devine / Wall Street Journal:
The CIA Solution for Afghanistan
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity  —  The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over records of an individual's Internet activity without a court order if agents deem the information relevant to a terrorism or intelligence investigation.
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The End of Probable Cause
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:   Even Yet More Warrantless Searches
Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Republicans Garner 11-Point Lead in Midterms  —  With less than 100 days until the midterm elections, American voters would give the edge to Republicans by an 11 percentage-point margin if the Congressional election were today.  Yet a majority doesn't think a Republican takeover of Congress would lead to positive change.
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Sewell Chan / New York Times:
Fed Member's Deflation Warning Hints at Policy Shift  —  WASHINGTON — A subtle but significant shift appears to be occurring within the Federal Reserve over the course of monetary policy amid increasing signs that the economic recovery is weakening.  —  On Thursday, James Bullard …
Julian E. Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
Evidence Ties Manning to Afghan Leaks  —  WASHINGTON—Investigators have found concrete evidence linking Pfc. Bradley Manning with the leak of classified Afghanistan war reports, a defense official said.  —  A search of the computers used by Pfc. Manning yielded evidence he had downloaded …
Ezra Klein:
What would Republicans do for the economy?  An interview with Rep. Paul Ryan.  —  Paul Ryan is the ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee, and one of the party's most influential voices on the economy.  And with Republicans likely to pick up a lot of seats — and maybe even the House …
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Graham eyes ‘birthright citizenship’  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced Wednesday night that he is considering introducing a constitutional amendment that would change existing law to no longer grant citizenship to the children of immigrants born in the United States.
Michael Grunwald / Time:
The BP Spill: Has the Damage Been Exaggerated?  —  An extensive network of oil booms surround marshland off the coast of Louisiana on July 18, 2010  —  President Obama has called the BP oil spill “the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced,” and so has just about everyone else.
Jon Ralston / Las Vegas Sun Blogs:
Univision video confirms Sandoval said his kids don't look Hispanic  —  I have confirmed that Brian Sandoval, as reported by Univision's news director in a column and revealed in an earlier blog post, did indeed say that his children don't look Hispanic when asked by the Spanish-language station whether …
Discussion: Salon, Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
Political operatives on Journolist worked to shape news coverage  —  Despite its name, membership in the liberal online community Journolist wasn't limited to journalists.  Present among the bloggers, reporters and editors were a number of professional political operatives …
Zaid Jilani / Think Progress:
As Tennesseans Desperately Search For Work, Wamp Suggests Unemployed Are ‘Just Sitting Back Waiting’  —  This past Tuesday, Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN), who is also a leading candidate for the GOP nomination for governor, joined a conference call with the right-wing National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
The Huffington Post:
Tim Lahaye, Evangelical Christian Minister, Warns Obama Bringing Us Closer To ‘The Apocalypse’ (VIDEO)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Evangelical Christian minister Tim LaHaye says that the policy initiatives put forth by the Obama administration are bringing the country “closer to the apocalypse.”
David Freedlander / New York Observer:
McMahon Campaign Hits Grimm For Taking “Jewish Money”  —  Mike Grimm, a G.O.P challenger for Mike McMahon's Congressional seat, took in over $200,000 in his last filing.  —  But in an effort to show that Grimm lacks support among voters in the district, which covers Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn …
Discussion: Hot Air, The Politico and Moe Lane
The Huffington Post:
Obama Mocks Polls But Spends More On Them ($4.4M) Than Bush Did  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  With Reporting By Julian Hattem  —  During his daily press briefing on July 13, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was peppered with questions about why the president's popularity numbers …
Joe Arnold / WHAS:
Conway won't commit to Reid as Democratic Leader  —  In an interview with Mandy Connell on 84WHAS Radio Wednesday morning, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jack Conway reiterated his opposition to Cap and Trade and his support of “Card Check,” the union backed initiative to make labor organizing easier.
Clifford D. May / National Review:
Dear Mayor Bloomberg  —  Your Honor:  —  In regard to the proposal to build an Islamic center at the site of the 9/11 terrorist attack in Manhattan, I commend you for saying: “Everything the United States stands for and New York stands for is tolerance and openness, and I think it's …
 
 
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