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10:05 AM ET, August 25, 2010


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Sean Cockerham / Anchorage Daily News:
Miller holds slim lead in early Senate vote  —  Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski was battling for her political life against Republican challenger Joe Miller in early primary election returns on Tuesday night.  —  Miller was leading Murkowski with nearly 52 percent of the vote to her 48 percent …
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Murkowski Is Locked in a Tight Senate Race in Alaska  —  Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, whose family has held a decades-long grip on one of the state's two Senate seats, was in a surprisingly tight race Wednesday morning against an insurgent candidate, a Tea Party favorite who received the backing of Sarah Palin.
Discussion: The Swamp, CNN and Freedom's Lighthouse
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Lisa Murkowski faces possible upset  —  In what could become one of the biggest political upsets of the year, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski trailed her tea party-backed opponent by a small margin Wednesday in Alaska's GOP primary with thousands of votes yet to be counted.
Discussion: Power Line, CNN, Hot Air and Hotline On Call
David Catanese / The Politico:
McCain wins by wide margin  —  PHOENIX — Sen. John McCain routed former Rep. J.D. Hayworth in the Arizona Republican primary Tuesday night after a contentious campaign marked by stinging attacks and McCain's attempts to burnish his own conservative credentials.
Discussion: National Review and The Page
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Murkowski trails Tea Party-backed challenger as Alaska votes tallied  —  Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is in danger of becoming the third incumbent senator to lose in the 2010 election cycle.  —  Attorney Joe Miller appears on the verge of a stunning upset in Alaska's Republican Senate primary …
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Scott shocks McCollum in Fla. governor's race  —  Multimillionaire health care executive Rick Scott narrowly captured the GOP's nomination for governor of Florida Tuesday night, shocking both Republican and Democratic insiders who believed the free-spending newcomer's fortunes had taken …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Scott upset ripples beyond Florida  —  HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Millionaire businessman Rick Scott's surprise win in the Florida Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday left both parties scrambling over how to cope with a candidate who possesses both glaring flaws and considerable assets.
Meek thanks supporters in e-mail
Discussion: Freedom's Lighthouse
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Primaries test establishment vs. outsiders in Florida, Arizona and Alaska
Discussion:, New York Times and Daily Kos
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
GOP Turnout Way Ahead in Florida?
Scott Whitlock /
Andrea Mitchell Lectures U.S. on Ground Zero Mosque: America Needs to Be ‘More Sensitive to Minority Communities’  —  Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday fretted that the “angry voices” protesting against the Ground Zero mosque will hurt Barack Obama's attempts to reach out to the Muslim world.
Fox News:
‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Imam: America Killed More Innocents Than Al Qaeda
Discussion: Riehl World View
Michigan, 17 other states affected by salmonella-related egg recall  —  (CNN) — Eighteen states are now affected by a national egg recall after Michigan joined the ranks, and the issue will likely be addressed Wednesday by the director of the CDC.  —  The Michigan Department of Agriculture …
Discussion: The Agonist
William Neuman / New York Times:
U.S. Rejected Hen Vaccine Despite Success in Britain
Jonathan J. Cooper / Associated Press:
McCain defeats conservative primary challenger  —  PHOENIX — Sen. John McCain routed conservative challenger J.D. Hayworth on Tuesday in the Republican primary in what could be the final campaign for the former GOP presidential nominee.  —  McCain spent more than $20 million to beat …
Discussion: Mediaite and
The Huffington Post:
Bloomberg Launches Another Impassioned Defense Of Cordoba House  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  In a rousing address before a predominantly Muslim audience Tuesday night, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg reaffirmed his commitment to the controversial Islamic cultural center near the former site of the World Trade Center.
Alex Pareene / Salon:
Jonah Goldberg: Caring about Muslims is a hate crime against Real Americans  —  Jonah Goldberg, whose columns are apparently published in grown-up newspapers for consumption by literate adults, uses today's to expand on a theme that he first toyed with at The Corner last week …
Los Angeles Times:
Islamophobia?  Not really  —  The supposed anti-Muslim backlash …
Discussion: The Mahablog and National Review
US general: Afghan deadline ‘giving enemy sustenance’  —  General James Conway said troops in southern Afghanistan were likely to have to remain for a few years  —  A senior US general has warned President Barack Obama's deadline to begin pulling troops out of Afghanistan is encouraging the Taliban.
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and Biased BBC
Benjamin Weinthal / Jerusalem Post:
Amnesty Int'l Finland: Israel scum state  —  Exclusive: In Jpost interview, Frank Johansson stands by his words.  —  Talkbacks (51)  —  Make JPOST.COM your Home Page  —  Iranian Threat  —  Jewish World  —  Local Israel  —  Arts & Culture  —  Français  —  Classifieds  —  Israel
Discussion: Solomonia and RubinReports
Schoolgirls and teachers sick from poison gas in Afghanistan  —  Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — Dozens of schoolgirls and teachers were sickened Wednesday by poison gas in Afghanistan, medical and government officials said.  —  The latest incident, this one at a high school …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Mike Shepard / Political Economy:
CBO says stimulus may have added 3.3 million jobs  —  President Obama's much-maligned economic stimulus package added as many as 3.3 million jobs to the economy during the second quarter of this year, and may have prevented the nation from lapsing back into recession, according …
Discussion: Donklephant
Steve Goldstein / MarketWatch:
Stimulus plan boosted GDP by as much as 4.5%, says CBO
Greene escorted from campaign event  —  South Carolina Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene was escorted from an event on Saturday.  —  Washington (CNN) - Embattled Democratic Senate candidate Alvin Greene was escorted from a meeting of the Oconee County Democratic Party on Saturday …
Associated Press:
Alvin Greene Kicked out of S.C. Restaurant
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Economy Caught in Depression, Not Recession: Rosenberg  —  Positive gross domestic product readings and other mildly hopeful signs are masking an ugly truth: The US economy is in a 1930s-style Depression, Gluskin Sheff economist David Rosenberg said Tuesday.
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
MoJo for President: The Fantasy Continues  —  Joe Scarborough, former congressman from Florida and co-host of MSNBC's agenda-setting wake-up show Morning Joe, has protested, kindly and loudly (he is kind and loud), when speculation arises about his presidential ambitions.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Salon
After Katrina, New Orleans Cops Were Told They Could Shoot Looters  —  This story was reported by Sabrina Shankman and Tom Jennings of Frontline, Brendan McCarthy and Laura Maggi of The New Orleans Times-Picayune and A.C. Thompson of ProPublica  —  In the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina …
Discussion: TPMMuckraker
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Melanie Trottman / Wall Street Journal:
Big Unions to Pool Money for Fall Elections
Discussion: Beltway Confidential
Seema Mehta / PolitiCal:
Obama assist crashes Jerry Brown's website [Updated]
Avanbenschoten / Kentucky Politics:
Gov. Haley Barbour to headline Rand Paul fundraiser in NKY
Discussion: Hotline On Call
Martin Luther King III / Washington Post:
Still striving for MLK's dream in the 21st century
Jeff Mapes / Jeff Mapes on Politics:
Bruun claims poll shows him in tight race with Schrader
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Rick Scott spent $50 million on primary bid
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Obama war on fisheries jobs gets vacation protest
Discussion: Boston Herald
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Jacob Gershman / Wall Street Journal:
Sliced Bagels, Taxes on Top
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Randy Krehbiel / Tulsa World:
Inhofe criticizes McCain on election day
Deroy Murdock / National Review:
Paul Crespo for FL-25: 'It's the Marine vs. the Machine'
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
GOP Maintains Edge in Midterm Voting Preferences
Discussion: Ballot Box
Julie Appleby / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Colleges say new health law may imperil student policies