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12:05 PM ET, August 17, 2010


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Shlomo Shamir / Haaretz:
Muslim leaders to abandon plans for Ground Zero community center  —  Insiders say Muslim spiritual leaders behind the controversial initiative are considering giving up on the former World Trade Center location, in a gesture of appeasement.  —  After weeks of heated debate over plans …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
A CNN anchor expresses the crux of “mosque” opposition  —  CNN anchor Don Lemon hosted a “debate” this weekend over the Park 51 Community Center in Lower Manhattan (misleadingly described everywhere as the “Ground Zero mosque") in which Lemon dropped his mask of journalistic objectivity completely and …
Kenneth R. Bazinet / NY Daily News:
Democrats: We were blindsided by President Obama's Ground Zero mosque comments  —  WASHINGTON - Democrats complain they were blindsided when President Obama weighed in on the Ground Zero mosque and handed the GOP a new club to beat them with.  —  Capitol Hill Democrats, including those facing tough races …
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Chris Christie warns GOP on mosque  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a new national icon for the Republican Party thanks in part to his push for pension reforms, on Monday became the most prominent GOP figure to warn against “overreacting” to the threat of terror and painting “all of Islam” …
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Arguing About the Mosque  —  Dan Drezner fully supports the construction of Cordoba House (i.e., the “Ground Zero” mosque) but says there's one argument against the mosque's opponents that he's tired of: … I think this is right, but too narrow.  I agree that the Cordoba House controversy …
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
What Obama Meant to Say About the Mosque
Discussion: Don Surber and Commentary
Jordan Carr / The Awl:
Where's the Ground Zero Terror Mosque? 39 Experts Explain!
Discussion: Mediaite and Salon
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Obama, the one-term president  —  Q: Will Barack Obama be a one-term president?  —  A: Yes, he might last that long.  —  Honest to goodness, the man just does not get it.  He might be forced to pull a Palin and resign before his first term is over.  He could go off and write his memoirs and build his presidential library.
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Woah! LA OUTRAGED After Obama Fundraiser Shuts Down Traffic For Hours
Discussion: Instapundit
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama boasts of most ‘progressive’ political triumphs in decades  —  President Obama told a Hollywood fundraiser Monday night that he and congressional Democrats have passed the most progressive legislation in decades.  —  “We have been able to deliver the most progressive legislative agenda …
Hunter Walker / The Wrap:
President Obama Owes Los Angeles a Big Apology
Ed Hornick / CNN:
Critics say Obama's message becoming ‘incoherent’  —  Washington (CNN) — President Obama's comments on a plan to build a mosque in the shadow of ground zero are not only giving opponents an opportunity to attack him but also reveal a messaging problem from the White House, a communications expert said.
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
Michelle Obama to enter campaign fray  —  The White House may risk tarnishing the first lady's nonpartisan image by sending her to campaign for Democratic candidates this fall.  —  First Lady Michelle Obama appears on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal September issue, one of five women's …
Discussion: Ballot Box, The Swamp and The Page
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
GOP Shows Strongest Positioning Yet in 2010 Vote Test  —  Leads Democrats by 50% to 43% in latest update on congressional voting preferences  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup's latest update on 2010 congressional voting preferences finds 50% of registered voters saying they would vote …
Steve / Sweetness & Light:
Auto Workers Chase Out UAW Executives  —  From the irony proof Communists at the World Socialist Website: … Isn't it hilarious to see the shoe on the other foot.  The national UAW are ‘the bosses’ now that they effectively own General Motors.  Now they are the ones riding the backs of the proletariat.
Andre Damon / World Socialist Web Site:   Indianapolis auto workers drive UAW executives out of meeting
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Court Extends Stay on Allowing Gay Marriage  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has extended a stay on same-sex marriages in California until it decides whether a ban on such unions is constitutional.  —  It is just the latest turn in a protracted legal battle over Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban.
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
GOP reveals midterm blueprint  —  The GOP blueprint for winning control of the House is rapidly coming into focus, with the National Republican Congressional Committee readying a $22 million TV ad blitz aimed at a handful of powerful, long-serving incumbents and several dozen of the most junior members of the Democratic majority.
Geoff Boucher / Hero Complex:
Ray Bradbury hates big government: ‘Our country is in need of a revolution’  —  Ray Bradbury is mad at President Obama, but it's not about the economy, the war or the plan to a construct a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City.  —  “He should be announcing that we should go back to the moon …
Agence France Presse:
Israel has ‘8 days’ to hit Iran nuclear site: Bolton  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - Israel has “eight days” to launch a military strike against Iran's Bushehr nuclear facility and stop Tehran from acquiring a functioning atomic plant, a former US envoy to the UN has said.
Discussion: National Review and BLACKFIVE
Laura Rozen / The Politico:
Israeli-Palestinian direct talks expected to be announced soon
Discussion: The Page and Haaretz
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Economy Led to Cuts in Use of Health Care  —  WASHINGTON — The economic crisis in the United States has reduced the use of routine medical care, and the cutbacks here are much deeper than in countries with universal health care systems, researchers say in a new report.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Swampland
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
McCain blames press for new image  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday blamed the “Eastern press” for planting the idea he has changed his positions on key issues in recent months.  —  McCain dismissed the notion that he has tacked to the right on matters such as immigration and climate change …
Jill Lawrence / Politics Daily:
John McCain: I Haven't Changed My Positions, and Don't Ask Me About Trust
Discussion: Think Progress and National Review
Jonathan Weisman / Wall Street Journal:
Voters Back Tough Steps to Reduce Budget Deficit  —  RICHMOND, Va.—Frustrated voters, fixing on the $1.5 trillion federal deficit as a symbol of Washington's paralysis, appear increasingly willing to take drastic steps to address the red ink.  —  Leonard Anderson, 56 years old, a Richmond …
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
No ‘Graceful Exit’  —  In his book, “The Promise,” about President Obama's first year in office, Jonathan Alter describes a brief conversation between the president and Vice President Joe Biden that took place last November at the end of Mr. Obama's long deliberation about what to do in Afghanistan.
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
2 Zombies to Tolerate for a While  —  Representative Barney Frank was furious.  —  The Massachusetts Democrat had been watching a morning news program that had me on, and soon afterward he was calling my cellphone to fume about that morning's discussion.  The topic?
Michelle Malkin:
The next big government/Big Labor bailout  —  And the hits just keep coming.  Fresh off the $26 billion BigGovJobs union bailout, the Dems are pushing another labor-backed rescue for beleaguered pension funds.  Estimated initial cost: $8 to $10 billion, with as much as $165 billion …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
American Crossroads launches ads in Colorado, Ohio Senate races  —  1. American Crossroads, the conservative outside organization that has pledged to raise upwards of $60 million for the midterm elections, is spending nearly $1 million on new television ads in the Colorado and Ohio Senate races.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama will travel to meet with EU leaders shortly after election  —  President Obama will travel to Portugal in November to meet with the leaders of the European Union.  —  The White House announced on Tuesday that Obama would join in a summit in Lisbon on Nov. 20, where he'll meet …
Discussion: CNN
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Radio, RIAA: mandatory FM radio in cell phones is the future  —  Music labels and radio broadcasters can't agree on much, including whether radio should be forced to turn over hundreds of millions of dollars a year to pay for the music it plays.  But the two sides can agree on this …
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