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10:15 AM ET, August 24, 2010

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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Minority leader Boehner to call for mass firing of Obama's economic team  —  CLEVELAND — House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) will call Tuesday for the mass firing of the Obama administration's economic team, including Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House adviser Larry Summers …
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Jake Sherman / The Politico:
John Boehner: Fire Timothy Geithner and Larry Summers  —  CLEVELAND — House Minority Leader John Boehner is calling on the Obama administration to extend Bush -era tax cuts, freeze federal spending and fire top economic officials, including Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Islamic group calls Boehner's mosque stance ‘un-American’
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.
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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 / NewsBusters.org:
Filmmaker James Cameron Backs Out of Global Warming Debate HE Organized
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Report: Director James Cameron calls climate change skeptics ‘swine’
Marc Morano / Climate Depot:
From King of the World to Chicken of the Sea: Director James …
Discussion: Nice Deb
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 …
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Paul Krugman:
Hangover Theory At The Fed  —  This Jon Hilsenrath piece on the Fed is an impressive piece of reporting; it seems that somebody is talking out of school.  And as Tim Duy says, it's also depressing for anyone believing, as I do, that we're sliding steadily into a long-run low-growth …
Gardiner Harris / New York Times:
U.S. Judge Rules Against Obama's Stem Cell Policy  —  WASHINGTON — A federal district judge on Monday blocked President Obama's 2009 executive order that expanded embryonic stem cell research, saying it violated a ban on federal money being used to destroy embryos.
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Washington Post:
NIH cannot fund embryonic stem cell research, judge rules
Discussion: Hot Air
Reuters:
U.S. Court Rules Against Obama's Stem Cell Policy
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?
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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 …
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
The “Ground Zero mosque” debate is about tolerance—and a whole lot more. … - The Florida Congressman Showing Democrats How To Beat the Tea Party- So What if the Islamic Community Center's Location Is “Insensitive”?  - The NYT's Bogus Story About Technology Endangering National Park Visitors- What Ever Happened to Quicksand?
gopleader.gov:
Full Text: Boehner Delivers Remarks on Jobs & The Economy in Cleveland, OH  —  Follow @GOPLeader for updates on Leader Boehner's remarks  —  Remarks by House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) on Jobs & The Economy  —  As Prepared for Delivery  —  The City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
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 …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Commentary
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.
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 …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
About that Daily Caller article claiming a lot bloggers “on the Republican side” are “secretly feeding on cash from political campaigns.”  —  The first paragraph of this attention-getting article by Jonathan Strong says there's “a form of partisan payola that erases the line between journalism and paid endorsement.”
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Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
GOP Targets Obama's ‘Recovery Summer’ Amid Economic Gloom  —  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.
Discussion: Hot Air and Riehl World View
Kbh / KeithHennessey.com:
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.”
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
For Obama, a chance to regain some political momentum  —  The White House faces a delicate messaging task next week as President Obama seeks to bring one foreign engagement to an end while making a new bid for American influence abroad.  —  Obama's return to Washington from 10 days …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and The Page
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
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.
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.
Fredreka Schouten / USA Today:
Political groups set up for ad blitz  —  WASHINGTON — More than a dozen political groups have organized in recent weeks to spend large amounts of money on attack ads against House and Senate candidates as special interests on the left and right play a larger role in midterm races.
 
 
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Jonny Paul / Jerusalem Post:
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Why is left so disappointed in Obama?
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Zaid Jilani / Think Progress:
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