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11:50 AM ET, August 19, 2010

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People-Press.org:
Growing Number of Americans Say Obama is a Muslim  —  Religion, Politics and the President  —  OVERVIEW  —  A substantial and growing number of Americans say that Barack Obama is a Muslim, while the proportion saying he is a Christian has declined.  More than a year and a half into his presidency …
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Washington Post:
Poll: 1 in 5 Americans thinks Obama is a Muslim  —  The number of Americans who believe — wrongly — that President Obama is a Muslim has increased significantly since his inauguration and now account for nearly 20 percent of the nation's population.  —  Those results, from a new Pew …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
In Defining Obama, Misperceptions Stick  —  WASHINGTON — Americans need only stand in line at the grocery checkout counter to glimpse the conspiracy theories percolating about President Obama.  “Birthplace Cover-Up,” screams the current issue of the racy tabloid Globe.  “Obama's Secret Life Exposed!”
CNBC:
Weekly Jobless Claims Post Surprise Jump, Hit 500,000  —  New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly climbed to a nine-month high last week, yet another setback to the frail economic recovery.  —  Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 500,000 …
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Bob Willis / Bloomberg:
Jobless Claims in U.S. Rose to Highest Since November  —  Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. unexpectedly increased last week to the highest level since November, showing companies are stepping up the pace of firings as the economy slows.  —  Initial jobless claims rose …
The U.S. Department of Labor:
Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis  —  EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION  —  Program Contact:  —  TRANSMISSION OF MATERIAL IN THIS RELEASE IS EMBARGOED UNTIL  —  (202) 693-4676  —  UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT  —  SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
New York Post:
The shame of New York  —  The real story of the Ground Zero mosque is that the project only became feasible because of the appalling and astonishing fecklessness of the officials who were charged with the reconstruction of the site and the neighborhood all the way back in 2001.
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Alex Altman / Time:
TIME Poll: Majority Opposes Mosque, Many Distrust Muslims
Bobby Ghosh / Time:
Does America Have a Muslim Problem?
Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Anti-'Mosque' Geller: 'Strip Clubs Didn't Bring Down The Towers'
CNN:
Last U.S. combat convoy has left Iraq  —  Mosul, Iraq (CNN) — The last U.S. brigade combat team in Iraq has left the country, a move that helps U.S. President Barack Obama reach his goal of 50,000 troops in the country by September 1.  —  Their departure leaves about 56,000 U.S. troops in the country, according to the U.S. military.
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:   McCain says Bush administration deserves ‘some credit’ for Iraq troop exit
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Operation Iraqi Freedom ends as last combat soldiers leave Baghdad
Washington Post:   State Dept. sponsors trip for imam connected to N.Y. mosque project
Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:
Breaking: Blago Holdout Retired State Employee Who Once Handed Out Campaign Literature For Relative Seeking Office; NPR and Liberal Talk Radio Listener  —  Here's what Fox local news in Chicago reports: … Note that that is not yet confirmed.  It is now confirmed by CBS local news Chicago.
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Larry Yellen / Chicago News and Weather:
Speculation Abounds on ‘Holdout’ Blago Juror  —  Other jurors support retrial  —  Chicago - The wait continues for the “holdout” juror to explain herself.  She is the lone juror who, on some counts at least, prevented the Blagojevich jury from reaching unanimous verdicts to convict.
Discussion: Big Government
WBBM-TV:
Blagojevich Jury Holdout Remaining Silent
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Howard Dean: “Mosque” should move  —  (updated below - Update II - Update III)  —  Certain things are disappointing and surprising even for the most hardened cynics.  Hearing Howard Dean — the former liberal standard-bearer — join Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin by saying the following is definitely one of them:
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Margaret Carlson / Bloomberg:
Smart President Fails Test at Ground Zero: Margaret Carlson
Discussion: Commentary and Betsy's Page
Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite:
Sarah Palin Supports Dr. Laura In N-Word Controversy, Wants Her To ‘Reload’  —  Apparently Sarah Palin fully supports Dr. Laura, who announced Tuesday she would be quitting radio following controversy over her numerous use of the N-word on her show earlier this week.
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Joan Walsh / Salon:   Sarah Palin defends Dr. Laura
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
NRSC: ‘The Next Time Democrats Call You Extreme, Show Them This Video.’  —  You see it here first, folks: the new web video from the NRSC about just whose views are “extreme” around here.  —  Their closing sequence, showcasing that the so-called extreme candidates are either leading or in dead heats …
Quinnipiac University:
Sink Inching Up In Close Florida Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Crist Leads Three-Way Senate Race  —  Apparently bolstered by the civil war for the Republican nomination for Governor in Florida, State Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, the Democrat, is on the plus side …
The Politico:
Mosque a long shot to be built  —  When President Barack Obama turned the battle over a planned New York Islamic center into a national debate over religious freedom, he unwittingly allied himself and his party with an ill-planned, long-shot development project described by one of its most prominent allies as “amateur hour.”
Jennifer A. Kingson / New York Times:
Home Aquariums as Decorating Elements  —  KARIN WILZIG has a hard time choosing a favorite color from among the 64 that she and her husband can use to illuminate the 14 1/2- foot, 450-gallon aquarium in their TriBeCa town house.  The default is fuchsia, which turns the dozen koi a deep pink.
Discussion: Ezra Klein and The Awl
Ezra Klein:
If only Obama had ...  See if this structure seems familiar to you: Over the past two years, Barack Obama has done X. Now, his poll numbers have slipped to 44 percent.  His party is slated to lose a lot of seats in the 2010 midterms.  Obama's decision to do X is to blame.  —  “X” can be a lot of things.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Skip the lecture on Israel's ‘risks for peace’  —  In the intifada that began in 2000, Palestinian terrorism killed more than 1,000 Israelis.  As a portion of U.S. population, that would be 42,000, approaching the toll of America's eight years in Vietnam.  During the onslaught …
Discussion: Commentary and Betsy's Page
Jacob Davies / Obsidian Wings:
Adult Supervision Required  —  I'm looking at this Cordoba House business and I really cannot endorse the United States as guarantor of global freedom* if we're going to run things this way.  Aren't there some aliens that can step in or something?  —  This is the stupidest thing since Terri Schiavo …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
 
 
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