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9:05 AM ET, August 24, 2010


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Ann McElhinney / Not Evil Just Wrong:
James Cameron—King of Hypocrites  —  Last March James Cameron sounded defiant.  —  The Avatar director was determined to expose journalists, such as myself, who thought it was important to ask questions about climate change orthodoxy and the radical “solutions” being proposed.
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Report: Director James Cameron calls climate change skeptics ‘swine’  —  James Cameron, director of the eco-tinged smash film Avatar, on Sunday called global warming skeptics “swine” at a renewable energy conference in Aspen, Colo., according to a news report.
Aaron Hedge / Aspen Times:
Filmmaker Cameron, in Aspen, has harsh words for global warming skeptics  —  ASPEN — James Cameron doesn't mince words when talking about people who are skeptical that humans are causing global warming.  —  “I think they're swine,” the renowned filmmaker told an audience member Sunday …
Noel Sheppard /
Filmmaker James Cameron Backs Out of Global Warming Debate HE Organized
Marc Morano / Climate Depot:
From King of the World to Chicken of the Sea: Director James …
Discussion: Nice Deb
Ace /
Blogola!  —  The Daily Caller reports: … No, it's really not.  This is some guy offering this reporter the quote he wants — but it's not SOP, at least not that I've heard. … Okay, there's one guy.  But The Daily Caller uses that one instance to prove a general trend through that article-making …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
About that Daily Caller article claiming a lot bloggers “on the …
Discussion: TBogg and Riehl World View
Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
True stories of bloggers who secretly feed on partisan cash
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Blogger payola?  —  Election season usually means better ad rates …
Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
True stories of bloggers who secretly feed on partisan cash
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Anti-Semitic Incident at Ground Zero Mosque Counter Protest  —  At Sunday's Ground Zero mosque protest, I spoke to one man who had been with the counter-protesters, Joey “Boots” Bassolino, immediately after the police pulled him out from the crowd.  What happened, I asked?
U.S. Court Rules Against Obama's Stem Cell Policy  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. district court issued a preliminary injunction on Monday stopping federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, in a slap to the Obama administration's new guidelines on the sensitive issue.
Brent Kendall / Dow Jones Newswires:
Judge Blocks Embryonic Stem-Cell Research Funding
Abby Phillip / The Politico:   No fed cash for stem cell research
Jon Hilsenrath / Wall Street Journal:
Fed Split on Move to Bolster Sluggish Economy  —  WASHINGTON—The Aug. 10 meeting of top Federal Reserve officials was among the most contentious in Ben Bernanke's four-and-a-half year tenure as central bank chairman.  —  With the economic outlook unexpectedly darkening …
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Rangel on the Hot Seat in Debate  —  It was a gentle but unmistakable nudge President Obama gave Representative Charles B. Rangel recently, suggesting in an interview three weeks ago that Mr. Rangel, 80, should retire to “end his career with dignity.”  —  At a tense and sometimes fiery …
Tim Cavanaugh / Hit & Run:
L.A. Times Runs Most Biased Top Story Ever Published In Any Free-World Newspaper  —  In one of its many books of guidelines, the Los Angeles Times instructs employees to write so that a reader “cannot detect” the political views of the reporter.  If there's any place where you'd expect …
Rasmussen Reports:
48% Say Obama's Views Are Extreme; 51% Say Hillary Is Mainstream  —  Forty-eight percent (48%) of U.S. voters now regard President Obama's political views as extreme.  Forty-two percent (42%) place his views in the mainstream, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Rasmussen Reports:
Many More Now Following Mosque Controversy - And Don't Like It
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Exclusive: Jimmy Carter headed to North Korea on rescue mission  —  Jimmy Carter is set to travel to North Korea very soon, according to two sources familiar with the former president's plans, in what they characterized as a private mission to free a U.S. citizen imprisoned there.
David Weigel / Weigel:
A Purge at the Cato Institute?  —  The libertarian Cato Institute is parting with two of its most prominent scholars.  Brink Lindsey, the institute's vice president of research and the author of the successful book The Age of Abundance, is departing to take a position at the Kauffman Foundation.
Kbh /
Responding to Dr. Krugman's column on tax cuts for the rich  —  In his column yesterday, Dr. Paul Krugman argues for raising the top marginal income tax rates on January 1.  His polemic is useful because it encapsulates most of the Left's arguments.  —  Language trick #1: “We” (the government) should not “give money to the rich.”
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
‘Recovery Summer’ Stimulus Plan Falls Short  —  Republicans Poised to Hammer Democrats on Jobs Promises Ahead of November  —  After months of withering job losses and weak economic growth, summer was going to be the season of recovery, the Obama administration heralded in June.
Kerry Picket / Washington Times:
WH counter-terrorism adviser Brennan storms out of TWT offices  —  White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan joined President Barack Obama and the rest of the First Family in Martha's Vineyard, while the President and his family vacationed.  As I wrote in my Friday post on Mr. Brennan …
Discussion: Solomonia, Potluck and AmSpecBlog
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
‘The United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than al-Qaeda has on its hands of innocent non-Muslims.’  —  In light of this . . .  . . . everyone who lectured us about how moderate and sensible Imam Rauf is is invited to eat their words with the sauce of their choice.
The Politico:
What to watch in Tuesday's primaries  —  Five states — Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and Vermont — go to the polls Tuesday but only three of them can point to primary elections that are being closely monitored by a national audience.  —  In Alaska and Arizona, incumbent Republican …
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Is Obama ‘American Enough’?  —  Suddenly, it's not “racist” to criticize the president.  —  The good news for President Obama is that this week is likely to be better for him than last week was.  The bad news?  Last week!  A week so bad, as we observed Friday, that the president ended …
Greyhawk / Mudville Gazette:
When did the actual last combat brigade return from Iraq?  —  (Introductory note: Marines and fans of Marines click here.  End of story.)  —  No doubt there's something else on TV now - but last week I caught a bit of the coverage of “the last American combat brigade leaving Iraq.”
Discussion: BLACKFIVE
Richard Just / The New Republic:
Disgrace  —  Obama's increasingly absurd gay marriage position.  —  In the fall of 1912, as his campaign for president entered its final stage, Woodrow Wilson was speaking in Brooklyn when he was asked for his opinion on women's suffrage.  The issue was very much in the political ether, but Wilson had declined to take a stand on it.
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Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
For Obama, a chance to regain some political momentum
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Jonny Paul / Jerusalem Post:
Anti-Israel group urges BBC complaints
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Why is left so disappointed in Obama?
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Grayson Knocks ‘Taliban Dan’ Webster For Supporting ‘Covenant Marriage’
Discussion: Weigel
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
Sessions: ‘Sick to my stomach’ over Miller attacks
Zaid Jilani / Think Progress:
Rep. Jordan: If GOP wins the House, we won't get anything done …
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David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Blogger beware: Postings can lead to lawsuits
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Sara Jerome / The Hill:
Net-neutrality group challenged by ties to MoveOn.Org, ACORN
Discussion: RedState, Big Government and Hot Air
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The best (positive) campaign ad of the cycle?
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Raising the Ceiling of the House Projections
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