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12:05 AM ET, August 18, 2010

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Julieparise / CBS New York:
Ground Zero Mosque On The Move?  —  NEW YORK (CBS 2) - There was a possible resolution in the works Tuesday night in the debate surrounding the proposed mosque and Islamic cultural center near ground zero.  —  CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer has learned it looks as if the developers of the mosque …
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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
The Beginning of the End of the Ground Zero Mosque  —  A column (h/t, MEMRI) in the August 16, 2010 London daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat by Abdul Rahman Al-Rashid, director of Al-Arabiya TV and the paper's former editor, “A House of Worship or a Symbol of Destruction?” should mean the end of plans for a mosque near Ground Zero.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Religious tolerance, then and now  —  “To bigotry no sanction.”  —  “Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate.”  —  Two hundred twenty years ago today, the Jews of Newport, R.I., wrote a proclamation for President George Washington on his visit to their synagogue the next day.
Romesh Ratnesar / Time:
‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Park51 Not a Triumph of Radical Islam
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and NewsBusters.org
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
NY members in swing districts coming out against mosque
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Natasha Korecki / Chicago Sun Times:
Blagojevich guilty of one count; jury hung on 23 counts
New York Times:
Blagojevich, Guilty on 1 of 24 Counts, Faces Retrial
Chicago Breaking News:
Blago juror: We were 1 vote shy of convicting on Senate seat
Discussion: TalkLeft and Hot Air
Michelle Malkin:
Summer of corruption: Blago verdict watch, Day 14; Update …
Christine Brim / Big Peace:
Ground Zero Mosque's Hidden Websites: Follow the Shariah  —  Do the math.  The 15 floors planned for the Ground Zero Mosque just don't add up.  —  What's the goal?  Maybe the Imam's goal is not simply to force a provocative “insensitivity” about 9-11 on the American public, with the help of America's elites.
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Peter Beinart / The Daily Beast:
America Has Disgraced Itself  —  Conservative fury over the “ground zero” mosque shows that when it comes to the battle for freedom and religious liberty, the U.S. has thrown in the towel.  —  The president is furiously backtracking; Republicans are clawing over each other to demonize Muslims; Democrats are dead silent.
Wall Street Journal:
A Tea Party Manifesto  —  The movement is not seeking a junior partnership with the Republican Party.  It is aiming for a hostile takeover.  —  On Feb. 9, 2009, Mary Rakovich, a recently laid-off automotive engineer, set out for a convention center in Fort Myers, Fla. with protest signs …
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John Whitesides / Reuters:
Republican Paul leads Senate race in Kentucky
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Toomey moves ahead in PA-Sen race
Elliott Abrams / The Atlantic Online:
Obama Bombing Iran?  Don't Be Surprised  —  This post is part of our forum on Jeffrey Goldberg's September cover story detailing the prospects and implications of an Israeli strike against Iran.  Follow the debate here.  —  Jeffrey Goldberg's main subject is an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear program …
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Agence France Presse:
Israel has ‘8 days’ to hit Iran nuclear site: Bolton
Associated Press:
Report: Iranian Fighter Jet Crashes Near Nuke Plant
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Elder of Ziyon
Ace / minx.cc:
Top Ten Problems With Emily List's Ewok Ad  —  10. Too much boo-hoo, not enough yub-yub  —  9. Silly costumes sort of remind people that these women have to play dress up to be Mama Grizzlies, doesn't it?  —  8. One time seeing furries yiffing and scritching in a fur-pile on CSI was plenty for me
Discussion: Nice Deb and Moe Lane
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Matt Negrin / The Politico:
White House searches for a villain  —  As far as politics go, President Barack Obama and John Boehner have virtually nothing in common.  And that makes him a perfect Republican for the White House to vilify.  —  The president and the House Republican minority leader don't agree …
Discussion: Red Dog Report
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Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
President Obama OK with Harry Reid's mosque stance
Discussion: The Hill and Don Surber
The Note:
Sarah Palin: Proposed ‘Mosque’ Like a Weapon  —  ABC News' Devin Dwyer reports:  —  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin delivered a scathing rebuke Monday night to the proposed “mosque” near Ground Zero and President Obama's comments supporting it.  —  “He just doesn't get it …
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Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
BARBRA STREISAND SKIPS DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISER  —  Barbra Streisand and Jeffrey Katzenberg were no-shows at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser the two were to co-host Monday night at the Los Angeles home of television producer John Wells.
Wired:
The Web Is Dead.  Long Live the Internet  —  Sources: Cisco estimates based on CAIDA publications, Andrew Odlyzko  —  Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting.
CNN:
RGA condemns Republican's latest ad  —  Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott is out with a new ad Tuesday that has been condemned by the Republican Governors Association.  —  (CNN) - Florida's Republican gubernatorial primary keeps getting hotter.
Discussion: HotAirPundit
Washington Post:
Justice Dept. threatens to sue Ariz. sheriff Arpaio in civil rights inquiry  —  A federal investigation of a controversial Arizona sheriff known for tough immigration enforcement has intensified in recent days, escalating the conflict between the Obama administration and officials in the border state.
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
9th Circuit finds a right to lie  —  In a major First Amendment decision Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit struck down a federal law making it a crime to falsely claim a military honor or decoration.  —  In a 2-1 ruling, the appeals court panel found that the poetically named Stolen Valor Act is unconstitutional.
Discussion: National Review
Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
L.A. fuming over Obama traffic, demands investigation [Updated]  —  The massive traffic jam that resulted from President Obama's motorcade and speech Monday night in Hancock Park is prompting calls for an investigation from some residents, who say they were caught in traffic for hours.
Reuters:
Justice Dept. cuts losses with DeLay  —  DeLay complained over the slow pace of the DOJ investigation into his dealings with Abramoff, a once close political ally whose downfall in 2004 helped destroy DeLay's political career.  DeLay resigned in June 2006 following two years of negative stories …
Discussion: Power Line
Zaid Jilani / Think Progress:
GOP WI Sen. candidate Ron Johnson claims ‘sunspot activity’ is the cause of extreme weather trends.  —  Yesterday, Wisconsin businessman and U.S. Senate candidate for the Republican Party Ron Johnson gave a wide-ranging interview to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.
Fhardingj / CNN:
Gingrich went too far, says Buchanan  —  Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, left, is being criticized by conservative stalwart Pat Buchanan.  —  (CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's latest comments regarding the controversial Islamic center near the site …
Ezra Klein:
Dean Baker: 'We've lost about $6 trillion in housing wealth, and I expect we will lose more.'  —  When I looked over the invitees to the Treasury Department's forum on housing policy today, I noticed one of the names that wasn't there: The Center for Economic and Policy Research's director, Dean Baker.
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.
Tanya Somanader / Think Progress:
Rand Paul's Answer To Kentucky's Drug Epidemic: Help ‘Rich People’  —  Last week, Kentucky Senate candidate and Tea Party darling Rand Paul (R) told the AP of his desire to cut federal funding for undercover drug investigations and drug treatment programs that are “badly needed” in his state.
 
 
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