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5:20 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
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
Erick Erickson / RedState:
By Faith: I Am Proud of Franklin Graham
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
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Insurance agents fight for survival in world after health reform  —  Insurance agents and brokers, afraid of being rendered irrelevant in the post-health reform world of simplified insurance shopping, are fighting for their very survival.  —  The agents want lawmakers' and regulators' support …
Discussion: The Politico
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.”
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Now That's Rich  —  We need to pinch pennies these days.  Don't you know we have a budget deficit?  For months that has been the word from Republicans and conservative Democrats, who have rejected every suggestion that we do more to avoid deep cuts in public services and help the ailing economy.
Discussion: MyDD
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Close Republican race in Florida  —  The Republican race for Governor in Florida is looking like a tight one as it heads into its final day.  Our final poll of the race finds Rick Scott leading Bill McCollum 47-40.  That advantage is within the poll's margin of error.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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 …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
As U.S. moves out of Iraq, military leaders keep an eye on Iran
Discussion: Reuters
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Gaza Mall Seeks to Make Statement of Resolve  —  GAZA CITY — Colognes by Hugo Boss, Dunhill and Givenchy line the shelves of the cosmetics shop.  One of the two women's clothing stores features a window mannequin in a hot pink T-shirt and low-slung jeans.  In the supermarket freezer …
Discussion: Israpundit and Israel Matzav
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.
Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:
PA may quit talks if building resumes  —  Abbas urges Quartet members to abide by road map.  —  Talkbacks (2)  —  Make JPOST.COM your Home Page  —  Iranian Threat  —  Jewish World  —  Local Israel  —  Arts & Culture  —  Français  —  Classifieds  —  Israel  —  Middle East
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