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9:50 PM ET, August 17, 2010

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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.
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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.
MEMRI:
Al-Arabiya Director: The Majority of Muslims Do Not Want or Need a Mosque Near Ground Zero  —  In an August 16, 2010 column in the London daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, 'Abd Al-Rahman Al-Rashed, Al-Arabiya TV director-general and the paper's former editor, criticized President Obama for supporting …
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 …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, Big Peace and Hot Air
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  —  Ex-gov: ‘This was a persecution. . . . I did not lie to the FBI’  —  The jury is finally in on Rod Blagojevich — and the verdict is decidedly undecided.  —  A federal jury of six men and six women just returned a split verdict …
ABCNEWS:
Rod Blagojevich Verdict: Jury Finds Ex-Illinois Governor Guilty …
Discussion: The Last Tradition and Wizbang
New York Times:
Blagojevich, Guilty on 1 of 24 Counts, Faces Retrial
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.
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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
Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
President Obama OK with Harry Reid's mosque stance
Discussion: The Hill and Don Surber
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.
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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.
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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Ace / minx.cc:
Top Ten Problems With Emily List's Ewok Ad
Discussion: Moe Lane and Nice Deb
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 …
Discussion: Salon
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John Whitesides / Reuters:
Republican Paul leads Senate race in Kentucky
Discussion: msnbc.com
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
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
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Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Does News Corp's Donation To The Republican Governors Association …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Fox parent gives $1 million to RGA
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.
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.
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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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Rand Paul's solution to unemployment and drugs: Rich people?
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
Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Terrorist interrogation tapes found  —  WASHINGTON - The CIA has videotapes, after all, of interrogations in a secret overseas prison of admitted 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh.  —  Discovered in a box under a desk at the CIA, the tapes could reveal how foreign governments aided …
Discussion: Politics Daily
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Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Terrorist tapes found under CIA desk
Discussion: Hot Air
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.
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.
 
 
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