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6:10 AM ET, August 9, 2010

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Igor / Think Progress:
Ted Olson To Chris Wallace On Marriage Equality: 'Would You Like Fox's Right To Free Press Put Up To A Vote?'  —  This morning, Ted Olson — the conservative lawyer who represented President Bush in Bush v. Gore — appeared on Fox News Sunday to discuss his recent victory in overturning Proposition 8 …
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David S Morgan / CBS News:
Same-Sex Marriage Decision: “Far From Over”  —  Conservative: “Activist” Judge Ruled Against Human History; Boies Says Fear and Prejudice Were Put on Trial, and Lost  —  (CBS) Even before this week's ruling in the case involving Proposition 8 which banned same-sex marriage in California, appeals of the judge's decision were expected.
Discussion: Hot Air and AMERICAblog Gay
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  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — He spent part of his childhood with his father in the arid plains of central Oklahoma, where classmates made fun of him for being a geek.  He spent another part with his mother in a small, remote corner of southwest Wales …
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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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 …
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.
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.
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)
Shane D'Aprile / The Hill:
Obama tests basketball skills against LeBron James, Magic Johnson  —  President Obama hosted more than a dozen current and former basketball pros for an afternoon game at Fort McNair Sunday.  —  The group included LeBron James, Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, Magic Johnson and Bill Russell.
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
Jeffrey Collins / Associated Press:
BP: Cement plug stopping Gulf oil leak hardened  —  NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP says the cement sealing the busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has hardened as crews prepare for the final phase of drilling a relief well.  —  The oil giant said Sunday that pressure tests on the cement plug poured …
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: 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
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
What Was Michelle Obama Thinking?
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Gretchen Morgenson / New York Times:
Housing Policy's Third Rail
Discussion: Beltway Confidential
James Zogby / thenational.ae:
Virulent anti-Middle East rhetoric grips the US right
Discussion: Doug Ross and The Hill
Jason DeParle / New York Times:
Minerals Service Had a Mandate to Produce Results
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Washington Examiner:
Further thoughts on the higher education bubble
Discussion: Don Surber