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10:00 AM ET, August 15, 2010

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Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Legitimate Questions for the President … Mr. President, should they or should they not build a mosque steps away from where radical Islamists killed 3000 people?  Please tell us your position.  We all know that they have the right to do it, but should they?  And, no, this is not above your pay grade.
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The Politico:
GOP takes harsher stance toward Islam  —  The harsh Republican response to President Barack Obama's defense of a mosque near Ground Zero marks a dramatic shift in the party's posture toward Islam — from a once-active courtship of Muslim voters to very public tolerance after 9/11 to an openly aired sense of mistrust.
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Political Memo: Obama Says Mosque Remarks Were Not Endorsement  —  PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Faced with withering Republican criticism of his defense of the right of Muslims to build a community center and mosque near ground zero, President Obama quickly recalibrated his remarks on Saturday …
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
3 Republicans Criticize Obama's Endorsement of Mosque  —  WASHINGTON — Three leading Republicans reacted negatively to President Obama's statements in favor of a mosque and Muslim community center whose construction has been proposed for a building near the site formerly occupied by the World Trade Center.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Obama narrows mosque defense  —  Speaking to reporters today, President Obama drew a sharp line under his comments last night, insisting that his defense of the right to build a mosque does not mean he supports the project.  —  “I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there.
The Politico:
Mosque flap swirls around Obama  —  The White House on Saturday struggled to tamp down the controversy over President Barack Obama's statements about a mosque near Ground Zero — insisting Obama wasn't backing off remarks Friday night where he offered support for a project that has infuriated …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? …
Discussion: USA Today and The Page
New York Times:
Secret Assault on Terrorism Widens on Two Continents  —  WASHINGTON — At first, the news from Yemen on May 25 sounded like a modest victory in the campaign against terrorists: an airstrike had hit a group suspected of being operatives for Al Qaeda in the remote desert of Marib Province, birthplace of the legendary queen of Sheba.
Washington Post:
Prominent Democrats want Kennedy's widow to run for his Senate seat  —  Nearly one year after Edward M. Kennedy's death, prominent Democrats in Washington and Massachusetts are promoting his widow as the party's best shot at winning back the Senate seat he held for nearly five decades.
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Susan Milligan / Boston Globe:
After Teddy  —  Since her senator husband's death one year ago, Victoria Reggie Kennedy has continued the advocacy and activism they both loved.  Now she's sifting through White House job offers and fielding pleas that she run for office.  Here's her next chapter.  —  The newlyweds sailing off Cape Cod in 1992.
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
This Time, Voter Anger Is No Surprise to Democrats  —  NEVADA, Mo. — A year ago, dozens of protesters gathered outside the district office of Representative Ike Skelton, a Democrat who has represented a wide stretch of western Missouri since 1976.  The anger they directed at health care legislation …
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
It's the Economy, Stupid  —  Obama plans to raise taxes anyway.  —  Barack Obama understands that it's bad economics to raise taxes in a recession.  It's “the last thing you want to do,” he said almost exactly one year ago.  —  In early August 2009, the president visited Elkhart, Indiana, to tout his $862 billion stimulus plan.
Van Helsing / Moonbattery:
Attention Google Moonbats...  ...you might want to fix your autocomplete:  —  On a tip from John Lohman.  —  If you scroll further, it will say, “Obama is anti-Christ”.  —  ROFLMAO!  —  I thought it was a photoshop.  Nope.  I went to Google and typed it in...............  ROFLMAO!
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Doug Powers / Michelle Malkin:
Helpful Tip for Obamaniacs: Turn Off Google's ‘Auto Complete’ …
Discussion: Doug Ross and Say Anything
 
 
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Sean J. Miller / The Hill:
In Gulf, Obama says he's committed to full cleanup from oil spill
Discussion: The Politico and Gawker
Matt Duss / Think Progress:
CNN Contributor Erickson Compares Building of Mosque To ‘Human Sacrifice’
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and The Daily Whim
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Dems may use food stamp money to pay for Michelle Obama's nutrition initiative
Discussion: Red Dog Report and Say Anything