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12:05 AM ET, August 8, 2010


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Fareed Zakaria's Letter to the ADL  —  Five years ago, the ADL honored me with its Hubert Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms Prize.  I was delighted and moved to have been chosen for it in good measure because of the high esteem in which I hold the ADL.  I have always been impressed by the fact …
Fareed Zakaria / ADL:
ADL Letter to Fareed Zakaria
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Zakaria Returns ADL Prize
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Paul Krugman
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
ADL: If mosque-builders really wanted to promote reconcilation, they'd move
Voice of America:
8 Westerners on Medical Team Killed in Afghanistan  —  An international Christian charity said Saturday that militants killed part of its 12-member medical team, including six Americans, one German, one Briton and two Afghan interpreters, in a remote area of northern Afghanistan.
Patrik Jonsson / Christian Science Monitor:
International Assistance Mission slayings: part of Taliban war strategy
Neda Bolourchi / Washington Post:
A Muslim victim of 9/11: ‘Build your mosque somewhere else’  —  I have no grave site to visit, no place to bring my mother her favorite yellow flowers, no spot where I can hold my weary heart close to her.  All I have is Ground Zero.  —  I watched as terrorists slammed United Flight 175 …
Adambink / Prop 8 Trial Tracker:
In Atlanta, a two-faced NOM: songs of unity while trashing same-sex families  —  We arrived here in Atlanta curious about what direction NOM would go today.  Our arrival came on the heels of NOM refusing to allow us or openly affectionate same-sex couples into their rally in St. Louis …
Scott / Power Line:
Franken most foul  —  When there is a local angle to a national story, the local press usually has a field day with it.  That hasn't proved to be the case with the story regarding Minnesota Senator Al Franken's outrageous behavior in the Senate during Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's speech opposing …
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
GOP avoids gay marriage ruling
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Paul Elias / Associated Press:   Schwarzenegger calls for same-sex weddings
Pat G. / Think Progress:
Dodd: It's Not Worth A Fight To Get Elizabeth Warren Confirmed As CFPB Director  —  When it first looked like Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren might stand a serious chance of getting appointed at the first director of the newly-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau …
St. Petersburg Times:
Calif. deal put Jeff Greene on front line of mortgage mess  —  RIDGECREST, Calif. — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene says he had nothing to do with creating the sub-prime mortgage mess that made him fabulously wealthy.  —  He was simply a savvy investor who …
Discussion: National Review
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Watergate Becomes Sore Point at Nixon Library  —  YORBA LINDA, Calif. — The sign at the entrance to the largest exhibition room devoted to a single subject at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum reads “Watergate.”  But on Friday, the exhibit was nearly empty, dominated by a 30-foot blank slate …
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Krugman is Wrong on Ryan and the CBO  —  Last night, a few of us were discussing Paul Krugman's apparent erroneous belief that Paul Ryan should have gotten the CBO to score the revenue side of his plan, but didn't because he was attempting to put one over on the American people.
Discussion: Mother Jones and Paul Krugman
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Kagan Is Sworn In as 112th Justice on the Supreme Court  —  WASHINGTON — Elena Kagan was sworn in on Saturday as the 112th person, and fourth woman, to serve on the Supreme Court, continuing a generational and demographic transformation of the nation's highest bench.  —  Enlarge This Image
Discussion: The Caucus and Mediaite
Edmund S. Phelps / New York Times:
The Economy Needs a Bit of Ingenuity  —  THE steps being taken by government officials to help the economy are based on a faulty premise.  The diagnosis is that the economy is “constrained” by a deficiency of aggregate demand, the total demand for American goods and services.
Discussion: EconLog and Economist's View
Shane D'Aprile / The Hill:
Voinovich: Gas tax hike would pump up the job market, help close deficit  —  Retiring Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) is pressing his case for an increase in the gas tax as a way to help close the federal budget deficit and create additional jobs.  —  In a letter to a panel considering changes …
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Citizenship From Birth Is Challenged on the Right
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Victory, Marlen Moreno's Deportation Deferred!!
Discussion: Citizen Orange
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Iraq forces take over from last U.S. combat brigade
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The Hill:
House Democrats consider adding border security to recess agenda
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers