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9:50 AM ET, August 10, 2010

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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.
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Sarah Palin gets in dustup with teacher  —  Sarah Palin was involved in a short argument over the weekend with an Alaska teacher over her decision to leave her post as governor of Alaska.  AP  —  Sarah Palin was involved in a brief argument over the weekend with an Alaska teacher …
Mac Ranger / Macsmind:   Kathleen Gustafson Radio Stunt? …
Newsweek:
Sarah Palin Gets Snarky on a Schoolteacher
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 …
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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NBC New York:
Flight Attendant at JFK Pulls Emergency Chute, Flies Coop
Discussion: Gawker and Hot Air
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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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
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Islam and 2012  —  A former Bush aide, watching the GOP's …
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 …
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Crossroads poll: Dem Senate in peril  —  A new poll conducted for the group co-founded by Ed Gillespie suggests the 2010 landscape might be just volatile enough to give Republicans a shot at taking back the Senate.  AP  —  It's a hope so audacious that few Republicans will even acknowledge it out loud …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and FrumForum
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Frank Newport / Gallup:
GOP Maintains Lead on Generic Ballot for Congress
Discussion: Hot Air and Top of the Ticket
Monica Davey / New York Times:
Large Number of Governors' Races Grips Both Parties
Discussion: The Politico and The Page
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  —  JUNEAU, Alaska — Levi Johnston may be following in Sarah Palin's footsteps.  —  Johnston's manager, Tank Jones, on Monday confirmed a report on Variety magazine's website that Johnston is planning to run for city office in his hometown of Wasilla …
Discussion: Politics Daily, Wonkette and 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.
Discussion: Political Insider and The Eye
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 …
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.
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: Firedoglake
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Barbour mail hits Iowa  —  Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour insists he won't think about a possible 2012 presidential bid until after this year's election, but he's already taking steps to build support in Iowa.  AP  —  Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour insists he won't think about a possible …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and The Page
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.
Jeanne Whalen / Wall Street Journal:
Rights Groups Join Criticism of WikiLeaks  —  A group of human-rights organizations is pressing WikiLeaks to do a better job of redacting names from thousands of war documents it is publishing, joining the list of critics that claim the Web site's actions could jeopardize the safety of Afghans who aided the U.S. military.
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
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
WJLA-TV's Doug McKelway suspended after clash with station manager, sources say  —  Veteran TV newsman Doug McKelway may have said too much — not to viewers but to his boss.  As a result, the WJLA-TV journalist has been ordered off the air and suspended indefinitely, according to sources at the station.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Romenesko
Jim Newell / Gawker:
Horrible Obama-Smashing Carnival Game Wows Jersey Shore Patrons  —  Last week, a fair near Allentown, Pennsylvania grabbed some attention for its “Alien Attack” shooting-gallery game, where one could shoot at Barack Obama's likeness.  The game was pulled.  But there's still a similar game on the Jersey Shore boardwalk!
David Weigel / Weigel:
Tea Party Infiltration Done Wrong  —  It's rarely convincing when Tea Party activists brush off attacks on the movement by claiming that the bad apples at their rallies are really agents provocateurs.  That's just too convenient.  Sometimes, the people who make you look bad actually are part of your movement.
Landon Thomas Jr / New York Times:
The Rise of the Permabears  —  LONDON — The central question dividing economists these days is whether Western governments should spend more to ward off a potential second recession or retrench to hold down their ballooning debts in a bid to restore confidence among investors.
Discussion: The Big Picture and Money Game
Kennedy Odede / New York Times:
Slumdog Tourism  —  SLUM tourism has a long history — during the late 1800s, lines of wealthy New Yorkers snaked along the Bowery and through the Lower East Side to see “how the other half lives.”  —  But with urban populations in the developing world expanding rapidly …
Discussion: Althouse
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Ryan Rips Krugman: ‘Intellectually Lazy’ and ‘Bizarre’ Attack  —  Talking late this afternoon with THE WEEKLY STANDARD, Republican congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin blasted New York Times columnist Paul Krugman for his “intellectualy lazy” attack on Ryan's fiscal “Roadmap.”
Louise Story / New York Times:
Merrill's Risk Disclosure Dodges Are Unearthed  —  It was named after a faint constellation in the southern sky: Pyxis, the Mariner's Compass.  But it helped to steer the mighty Merrill Lynch toward disaster.  —  Barely visible to any but a few inside Merrill, Pyxis was created at the height …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
 
 
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Phil Izzo / Real Time Economics:
U.S. Incomes Tumbled in 2009
Todd J. Gillman / Dallas Morning News:
Obama hauls in checks during short visit to Dallas and Austin
Discussion: PointOfLaw Forum
Richard Simon / Los Angeles Times:
Maxine Waters accused of three ethics violations
Discussion: THEROOT.COM, MyDD, The BLT and Truthdig
Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:
Meehan on tea party signatures
Discussion: Election Law
Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
Dems plan to attack GOP on Social Security
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
A deep bench of substitute justices goes unused
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Ira Stoll / The Future of Capitalism:
How a Hedge Fund Manager Called Wall Street's Bluff
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Sen. Tim Johnson hospitalized with fever
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Michelangelo Signorile / The Huffington Post:
Judge Vaughn Walker Gets Smeared By the Media
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