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12:50 PM ET, August 3, 2010

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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Lieberman: Pause Islamic center project near ground zero  —  Developers should “put the brakes” on a planned mosque near the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Tuesday.  —  Lieberman, an independent senator who caucuses with Democrats …
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Dan Senor / Wall Street Journal:
An Open Letter on the Ground Zero Mosque  —  The location undermines the goal of interfaith understanding.  —  New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo are locked into their position on the plan to build a mosque and Muslim community center—the Cordoba House—at Ground Zero.
Javier C. Hernandez / City Room:
Mosque Near Ground Zero Clears Key Hurdle  —  After a protracted battle that set off a national debate over freedom of religion, a Muslim center and mosque to be built two blocks from ground zero surmounted a final hurdle on Tuesday.  —  The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission voted 9 …
Wall Street Journal:
WTC Mosque, Meet the Auschwitz Nuns  —  Pope John Paul offers a model of tolerance for a heated controversy.  —  With every passing day, the dispute over the planned Islamic Center near Ground Zero grows more acrimonious.  These feelings will probably only get worse today …
Discussion: The Mahablog
Tom Topousis / New York Post:   Landmark vote opens door to Ground Zero mosque
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Newt Gingrich, pushing prejudice at Ground Zero
Elizabeth Crum / National Review:
Did She Just Say That Out Loud?  —  During yesterday's Fox News Channel's special elections show on primaries and midterms around the country, Sharron Angle had the following exchange with an incredulous Carl Cameron about her media strategy so far: … Angle then goes on to repeat a statement …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
SHARRON ANGLE SAID WHAT?.... Sharron Angle (R), the extremist Senate candidate in Nevada, has a habit of saying some pretty remarkable things, including vague advocacy of the violent overthrow of the United States government.  —  In recent weeks, under strict orders, Angle has tried to improve …
The Hill:
GOP leader McConnell: Fourteenth Amendment is in need of review  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told The Hill on Monday that Congress “ought to take a look at” changing the 14th Amendment, which gives the children of illegal immigrants a right to U.S. citizenship.
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
McConnell Makes His Choice
Timothy F. Geithner / New York Times:
Welcome to the Recovery  —  THE devastation wrought by the great recession is still all too real for millions of Americans who lost their jobs, businesses and homes.  The scars of the crisis are fresh, and every new economic report brings another wave of anxiety.
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ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Geithner on Unemployment Rise
Lewis Page / The Register:
Solar plasma aurora storm to hit Earth tomorrow!  —  Burst sunspot could see Northern Lights over UK, US  —  Astroboffins are warning that a mighty “eruption” of superhot plasma has been blasted out of the Sun directly at the Earth.  The plasma cloud is expected to reach Earth beginning tomorrow …
Discussion: Don Surber and The Reaction
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Stuart Clark / New Scientist:
The sun sends a charged cloud hurtling our way
Discussion: Telegraph
Richard Wolf / USA Today:
Poll: Waning support for Obama on wars  —  WASHINGTON — Public support for President Obama's Afghanistan war policy has plummeted amid a rising U.S. death toll and the unauthorized release of classified military documents, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows.  —  Support for Obama's management …
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
In U.S., New High of 43% Call Afghanistan War a “Mistake”
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
A Mailroom Mix-Up That Could Cost a Life  —  Sullivan & Cromwell is a law firm with glittering offices in a dozen cities around the world, and some of its partners charge more than $1,000 an hour.  The firm's paying clients, at least, demand impeccable work.
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and Law Blog
Boston Globe:
Frank warned colleague not to aid troubled bank  —  “I said, 'Look, it's a Boston institution.  You should stay out of it.  It's a legitimate constituency thing for me.' ” — Rep. Barney Frank.  (Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe/ File)  —  WASHINGTON — US Representative Barney Frank …
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Frank Quaratiello / Boston Herald:
Barney Frank defends support of bank after call from disgraced pol
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
ACLU, CCR seek to have Obama enjoined from killing Awlaki without due process  —  A major legal challenge to one of the Obama administration's most radical assertions of executive power began this morning in a federal courthouse in Washington, DC.  Early last month, the ACLU and the Center …
Robert B. Reich / Wall Street Journal:
The Obama Agenda and the Enthusiasm Gap  —  In case after case, the administration went far enough to fuel the opposition but not far enough to provide immediate help to the average voter.  —  Whatever the outcome of the upcoming midterm elections, the activist phase of the Obama administration has likely come to a close.
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
How Newsweek Blew It  —  Ninety-one-year-old audio tycoon Sidney Harman's purchase of Newsweek yesterday was greeted with internal cheers.  But a look inside the magazine's financial records, leaked to The Daily Beast, reveals its new crisis.  —  Yesterday's purchase of a 77-year-old magazine …
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Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
Harman Media buys Newsweek from Washington Post Co. for undisclosed amount
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Why did feds claim Kindle violates civil rights?  —  Did you know the Justice Department threatened several universities with legal action because they took part in an experimental program to allow students to use the Amazon Kindle for textbooks?  —  Last year, the schools — among them Princeton …
ABCNEWS:
‘Monkeys Getting High’: GOP Slams Stimulus For Perceived Waste  —  Sens. Coburn, McCain Rip Stimulus Spending ‘Waste’; Defenders Question Report's Details  —  The Obama administration has credited its $862 billion stimulus program with pulling the economy out of the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Jason Dick / Congressional Connection Poll:
Public Prefers Candidates Who Serve Pork, But Not Tea  —  Bad news for the anti-earmark crowd: The public still wants its potholes filled.  —  Despite being fed a steady diet of political vitriol about the evils of earmarking, Americans are more likely to vote for a congressional candidate …
Stan Collender / Capital Gains and Games blogs:
Bond Vigilantes Are Now Deficit Cheerleaders  —  My column from this morning's Roll Call is about Wall Street's clearly changing opinion about the federal deficit and national debt.  I wonder why CNBC hasn't discussed this yet.  —  Bond Vigilantes Are Now Deficit Cheerleaders  —  Aug. 3, 2010
Discussion: Paul Krugman
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Jon Hilsenrath / Wall Street Journal:
Fed Mulls Symbolic Shift
Andrew Ferguson / Weekly Standard:
Are Americans Closet Statists?  —  Despite what liberal pollsters say, we don't secretly worship big government.  —  So maybe Americans aren't so different from Europeans after all?  If you read a lot of the opinion press—poor lamb—you might be getting the idea that we're all social democrats now.
Discussion: protein wisdom
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Illegal immigrant who killed nun in accident was released by feds  —  (Provided by Prince William County Police)  —  The man suspected of drunken driving and killing a Catholic nun in Prince William County this weekend is an illegal immigrant who was awaiting deportation …
Spencer Platt / Newsweek:
Democratic Party to Keep Controversial Superdelegates  —  A reform effort to take away party bigwigs' presidential-nominating power suffers a setback.  —  A Ringside View of the History of U.S. Political Conventions  —  Before 2008, your average American might not have known what a Democratic Party superdelegate was.
 
 
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Robert Costa / National Review:
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Sam Youngman / Ballot Box:
Obama: Republicans want to ‘bamboozle’ voters this November
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Richard Severo / New York Times:
Mitch Miller, Maestro of the Singalong, Dies at 99
Discussion: Family Scholars and Althouse
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Set the Timer?  —  I hate to say it.  But anybody got a guess …
Discussion: Balloon Juice