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8:40 AM ET, August 9, 2010

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Fox News:
86 Days to Decide: Activists Say Tea Party Imposters Infiltrating Elections  —  In this April 27 photo, a 'Don't Tread On Me' flag flies over Republican and Tea Party protesters during a rally at Leo O'Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Obama's visit to Macon, Mo. (AP Photo)
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:   The tea party's growing money problem
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Rachel Streitfeld / CNN:
Activists rally to ‘Free Bradley Manning’ in WikiLeaks case  —  Quantico, Virginia (CNN) — Activists rallied outside the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Virginia, Sunday to applaud the man military officials suspect leaked scores of military documents to the WikiLeaks website — a 22-year-old Army private named Bradley Manning.
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Ginger Thompson / New York Times:
Early Struggles of Soldier Charged in Leak Case
Discussion: ATTACKERMAN
The Huffington Post:
Robert Rubin Argues Against ‘Major’ Stimulus And For Deficit Reduction  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Bob Rubin, the former Clinton administration Treasury Secretary and routine foil for many progressive-minded economists, argued on Sunday against a second “major” stimulus to revive the economy.
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NY Daily News:
Republican Party starts to kill its own: S.C. Rep. Bob Inglis ousted for not hating Obama enough  —  There are landmarks all over our city named after LaGuardia and Javits and Rockefeller, names out of the city's great Republican past, when the party was one of intelligence, not fear-mongering and hate.
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Andy McCarthy / National Review:
Re: “United States of Arabia,” etc.  —  Jonah, I appreciate that, big guy, and admiration is very much a two-way street.  —  On the GZ mosque, Jonah and I are substantially in agreement.  I don't mean to weasel, so let me elaborate.  I say “substantially” because my sense …
Sherry Jacobson / Dallas Morning News:
Across Texas, 60,000 babies of noncitizens get U.S. birthright  —  sjacobson@dallasnews.com  —  As Republican members of Congress press for changes to the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, preventing automatic citizenship for babies born to illegal immigrants, opponents insist the debate is not really about babies.
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
In Harlem, Rangel faces Powell: The next generation  —  NEW YORK — Forty years ago, a Harlem political legend named Adam Clayton Powell Jr. refused to step down from his House seat in the face of an ethics scandal.  Rather than allowing Powell to retire on his own time …
Discussion: The Page
Matthew Yglesias / Washington Post:
Anchor babies, the Ground Zero mosque and other scapegoats  —  Politics always seems to get a bit off-kilter when the temperature goes up.  But instead of the familiar silly-season stuff of years past — made-up scandals and who-cares gossip — the past two summers have been filled with vitriol.
Mark Whitehouse / Wall Street Journal:
Some Companies Struggle to Fill Jobs  —  In Bloomington, Ill., machine shop Mechanical Devices can't find the workers it needs to handle a sharp jump in business.  Job fairs run by airline Emirates attract fewer applicants in the U.S. than in other countries.
Discussion: Money Game and naked capitalism
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
America Goes Dark  —  The lights are going out all over America — literally.  Colorado Springs has made headlines with its desperate attempt to save money by turning off a third of its streetlights, but similar things are either happening or being contemplated across the nation, from Philadelphia to Fresno.
Discussion: Money Game
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
Faced with chance of winning, GOP asks, ‘Now what?’  —  Republicans are starting to think about how to answer the Robert Redford question.  —  You know the scene.  In the 1972 movie “The Candidate,” the Redford character, having won the election, turns to his political consultant and asks, “What do I do now?”
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Illinois Review:
Downstate 9-12 Group pushes back on Democrat bullies  —  The gutsy, no-holds-barred Take Back Illinois 9-12 group that was beaten up by political columnist Bernie Schoenberg in the Springfield Journal Register today are serious about dumping the Democratic cronies who, they say, have sunk Illinois.
Discussion: Riehl World View
 
 
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Todd J. Gillman / Dallas Morning News:
Obama visiting Dallas today to raise campaign cash
Discussion: MyDD
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
SOAK THE VERY, VERY RICH  —  The fight on Capitol Hill …
Discussion: Clusterstock
NY Daily News:
How public worker pensions are too rich for New York's - and America's - blood
Adam Entous / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. to Sell F-15s to Saudis
Jeffrey Collins / Associated Press:
BP: Cement plug stopping Gulf oil leak hardened
Discussion: The Page and New York Magazine
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Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
Jobless and Staying That Way  —  Americans have almost always taken growth for granted.
Discussion: Corrente and Vox Popoli
John Ingold / Denver Post:
Pot dispensaries feeling burned by banks' reluctance to work with them
Discussion: TalkLeft and Corrente
Shane D'Aprile / The Hill:
McCain on Colorado Senate race: The Buck stops here
Discussion: The Page
Gretchen Morgenson / New York Times:
Housing Policy's Third Rail
Discussion: Beltway Confidential