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3:55 AM ET, August 23, 2010


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Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal:
Tensions Over Mosque Rise After Comments  —  WASHINGTON—A leader of a planned Muslim community center near Manhattan's Ground Zero compared opposition to the project to the persecution of Jews, in comments that could add to the controversy over the center's proposed site.
Tammy Bruce:
Patriots Demonstrate Against GZ Mosque; Little Daisy Whines  —  Women patriots demonstrating against the GZ Mosque today in New York  —  I do have a few choice words at the end of this post.  Here's coverage of the protest today at Ground Zero and the pathetic complaints …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Proposed Muslim Center Draws Opposing Protests  —  Around noon on Sunday, Michael Rose, a medical student from Brooklyn, approached some of the hundreds of protesters who had gathered near ground zero to rally against a mosque and Islamic center planned for the neighborhood.  —  Multimedia
Dean Schabner / ABCNEWS:
‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Opponents, Supporters Turn Out to Demonstrate  —  Daisy Khan, Organizer, Says Opposition Is ‘Like Metastasized Antisemitism’  —  Opponents of a planned Islamic community center two blocks from Ground Zero in New York shouted “Enough is enough” at supporters of the project …
Why Do Feminists Attack Sarah and Not Sharia?
Joshua Miller / ABCNEWS:
Moving Islamic Center ‘Not’ On the Table for Now, Backer Says
New York Post:
‘Ground Zero’ imam on Mideast tour to make Islam ‘Americanized’
Discussion: NewsReal Blog
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Max Blumenthal Lies Again About Geller  —  Max Blumenthal, notorious Jew hater, is lying, slandering and making up racist propaganda against me again.  I have no idea what this rally is.  I have no idea who these people are.  I have no idea who organized this rally.
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
VIDEO: Democrat Jane Harman Admits, ‘Ahmadinejad Was . . . My Boyfriend!’  —  Profiting from the sale of dual-use technology to Iran?  Rep. Jane Harman (D-Transylvania) might have gotten away with this monstrous scheme, had it not been for Young Mattie Fein:
Discussion: Doug Ross and Pajamas Media
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Howard Dean: Obama aides need to spend ‘some time outside Washington’  —  Howard Dean, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said Sunday that President Obama's political advisers are out of touch with average Americans and need to “spend some time outside Washington.”
Scott Wilson / Washington Post:
Republicans question whether President Obama deserves a vacation  —  VINEYARD HAVEN, MASS. — For the second straight year, the first family has landed on this island of quaint seaside towns, second homes and working farms for a late-summer getaway.  —  But this year, more so than last …
Nasser Karimi / Associated Press:
Iran inaugurates nation's first unmanned bomber  —  TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday inaugurated the country's first domestically built unmanned bomber aircraft, calling it an “ambassador of death” to Iran's enemies.  —  The 4-meter-long drone aircraft can carry …
Martin Chulov / Guardian:
US soldier killed in Iraq attack  —  Attack comes amid growing concern that security will deteriorate further after spate of bombings and shootings  —  An American soldier was killed by a rocket strike near Basra today, in the first US fatality since the last combat troops left Iraq.
Elizabeth Scalia / The Anchoress:
Why We Miss Bush - UPDATED  —  Ed Morrissey notes that many who spent 8+ years detesting Bush as the worst moron-nazi-terrorist ever born of woman are now looking for him to break his post-presidential silence in the cause of aiding President Obama and the unpopular dont-call …
Discussion: Wizbang and Don Surber
Karoli / Crooks and Liars:
GOP NY Governor Candidate Paladino Argues for Welfare Camps  —  There was a time in this country where the poor went to poorhouses, where they were treated like chattel and had no real opportunity to pull themselves out of poverty.  Progress changed all that.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Gawker
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