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10:45 AM ET, August 10, 2010

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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
White House unloads anger over criticism by ‘professional left’  —  The White House is simmering with anger at criticism from liberals who say President Obama is more concerned with deal-making than ideological purity.  —  During an interview with The Hill in his West Wing office …
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
THAT WAS NO TEACHER... Unhinged Leftist Who Confronted Palin Is a Singer in a Drag Queen Band (Photo)  —  The poor little unhinged leftists had their panties in a bunch today after Sarah Palin confronted a far left loon for her rude and aggressive sign in Homer, Alaska.
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There you go again, LSM  —  While filming the Alaska documentary in Homer, I had a brief discussion with a local lady who, in typical Alaska style, decided to give me her two cents worth about my political leanings, American politics in general, and much else besides.
Mac Ranger / Macsmind:   Kathleen Gustafson Radio Stunt? …
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Sarah Palin gets in dustup with teacher
Anchorage Daily News:
Plane with 8 on board crashes off Dillingham  —  5 good Samaritans reportedly on scene as weather hampers rescue  —  Severe weather has hampered the rescue operation for eight people believed to be on board a GCI-owned aircraft that crashed near Dillingham on Monday night with possible fatalities …
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Pauline Jelinek / Associated Press:
Official: Stevens believed aboard crashed airplane  —  A U.S. government official says former Sen. Ted Stevens is believed to have been aboard the airplane that has crashed in Alaska.  —  The official tells The Associated Press Alaska authorities have been told the former longtime Republican senator …
Discussion: Anchorage Daily News
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Former Sen. Stevens may have been on plane that crashed  —  Former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) may have been aboard a small plane that crashed near Dillingham, Alaska, according to a report in the Anchorage Daily News.  —  The paper reported that friends of Stevens were concerned …
Discussion: The Politico
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Greg Gutfeld: I'm raising money to build a Muslim gay bar next to the Ground Zero mosque  —  Andy Levy assures me that he's quite serious.  Media narrative on the GZ mosque: Shining beacon of liberal values bursting through the overcast skies of American intolerance.
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Greg Gutfeld / Big Hollywood:
Investment Opportunity: My Ground Zero Islamic Gay Bar
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Melissa Clouthier / Liberty Pundits Blog:
Ground Queero: Greg Gutfeld's New Cordoba Mosque Gay Bar: A Mecca Of Tolerance
Discussion: The Right Scoop, Hot Air and Tim Blair
New York Post:
MTA approves bus ads opposing Ground Zero mosque
Robert VerBruggen / National Review:
Ground Zero Mosque Imam: ‘They Feel the Need to Conflagrate’
New York Times:
Fed-Up Flight Attendant Makes Sliding Exit  —  It has been a long time since flight attendant was a glamorous job title.  The hours are long.  Passengers with feelings of entitlement bump up against new no-frills policies.  Babies scream.  Security precautions grate but must be enforced.
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Sewell Chan / New York Times:
Fed Will Meet With Concerns on Deflation Rising  —  WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve will meet on Tuesday faced with a pivotal decision about whether to abandon its presumption that the economy is gradually picking up steam and begin to consider new steps to keep the recovery from sputtering out.
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Kristina Peterson / Dow Jones Newswires:
US Stocks Futures Edge Lower After Productivity Data
Discussion: Reuters and The Agonist
Frank Newport / Gallup:
GOP Maintains Lead on Generic Ballot for Congress  —  Second week in a row favorable to Republicans  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Republicans have a 49% to 43% lead over Democrats among registered voters in Gallup's generic ballot for Congress for the week of Aug. 2-8, the second straight week …
Discussion: Hot Air and Top of the Ticket
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Monica Davey / New York Times:
Large Number of Governors' Races Grips Both Parties
Discussion: The Page
John H. Richardson / Esquire:
Newt Gingrich: The Indispensable Republican  —  In the twelve years since he resigned in defeat and disgrace, he has been carefully plotting his return to power.  As 2012 approaches, he has raised as much money as all of his potential rivals combined and sits atop the polls for the Republican presidential nomination.
Michael Schneider / Variety:
Levi Johnston for mayor. . . really  —  Reality show follows Palin player's bid for office  —  Levi Johnston is setting his sights on the dysfunctional family business.  —  Johnston will run for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska — yes, the same job that propelled Sarah Palin to governor of that state …
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Becky Bohrer / Associated Press:
Manager: Levi Johnston to run for city office in Alaska
Discussion: Politics Daily, Wonkette and The Page
Wall Street Journal:
Are Americans Bigots?  —  Attacking the motives of those who disagree with elite opinion has become all too common.  —  When in 1983 Ronald Reagan characterized the Soviet Union as an “evil empire,” the reaction from his betters was swift.  Writing in the New York Times, Anthony Lewis called it …
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
WikiLeaks' blow to the surge  —  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has made clear that his objective in releasing tens of thousands of classified documents was to “end the war in Afghanistan” and “oppose an unjust [war] plan before it reaches implementation.”  He may well achieve his goal.
Discussion: The Enterprise Blog
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Jeanne Whalen / Wall Street Journal:
Rights Groups Join Criticism of WikiLeaks
CNN:
Waters: I will not be a ‘sacrificial lamb’  —  Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, is under investigation by the House ethics committee.  —  (CNN) - Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, who is under investigation by the House ethics committee, said Tuesday she has not been given due process and she …
Discussion: The Hill and The Hill
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Megan Carpentier / TPMMuckraker:
Conservapedia: E=mc2 Is A Liberal Conspiracy  —  To many conservatives, almost everything is a secret liberal plot: from fluoride in the water to medicare reimbursements for end-of-life planning with your doctor to efforts to teach evolution in schools.  But Conservapedia founder …
Discussion: Pharyngula and Firedoglake
Conor Dougherty / Wall Street Journal:
Incomes Fall in Most Metro Areas  —  Personal incomes fell across the U.S. last year except in areas with a high concentration of federal government and military jobs, the Commerce Department said Monday.  They declined most in places with a lot of housing and finance jobs.
Discussion: Wonk Room
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Phil Izzo / Real Time Economics:
U.S. Incomes Tumbled in 2009
Discussion: Instapundit and Angry Bear
John Fund / Wall Street Journal:
Hillary for Vice President?  —  The movement is gaining traction.  —  As President Obama sinks in the polls, Democrats and liberal pundits inevitably are searching for a scapegoat.  The most likely victim appears to be gaffe-prone Vice President Joe Biden, who has become the focus …
Discussion: Althouse and Corrente
Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
Pentagon to cut thousands of jobs, defense secretary says  —  Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Monday that the Pentagon will cut thousands of jobs, including a substantial chunk of its private contractors and a major military command based in Norfolk, as part of an ongoing effort …
Discussion: Politics Daily
The Huffington Post:
GOP To Introduce Lame-Duck Prohibition Resolution, Citing Browner's Remarks On Energy Bill  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  House Republicans are going forward with plans to introduce a resolution on Tuesday to prohibit the House of Representatives from assembling during the two-month period following the November elections.
 
 
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Michael Mandelbaum / The New Republic:
The Downsizing of American Foreign Policy
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Craig Aaron / The Huffington Post:
Google-Verizon Pact: It Gets Worse
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Florida Starts Primary Vote Marathon
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
The Horror Show  —  The employment situation in the United States …
Discussion: Philly.com
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
WJLA-TV's Doug McKelway suspended after clash with station manager, sources say
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Romenesko
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Kennedy Odede / New York Times:
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Discussion: Althouse
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Barbour mail hits Iowa
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and The Page
Landon Thomas Jr / New York Times:
The Rise of the Permabears  —  LONDON — The central question …
Discussion: The Big Picture and Money Game