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11:30 AM ET, August 24, 2010

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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
Ed Hornick / CNN:
10 things Republicans must do in 10 weeks
Discussion: Right Wing News
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Boehner to Blast Obama on Economy
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
John Boehner: Fire Timothy Geithner and Larry Summers
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Dan Pfeiffer / White House.gov Blog Feed:
Their Economic Policies Haven't Changed, So They Won't Bring the Change We Need
Discussion: Political Punch and Politics Extra
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 …
Mark Thoma / Economist's View:
“It is Time for Bernanke to Stake Out a Public Position”
Discussion: Calculated Risk
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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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Filmmaker James Cameron Backs Out of Global Warming Debate HE Organized
Aaron Hedge / Aspen Times:
Filmmaker Cameron, in Aspen, has harsh words for global warming skeptics
realtor.org:
July Existing-Home Sales Fall as Expected but Prices Rise  —  Existing-home sales were sharply lower in July following expiration of the home buyer tax credit but home prices continued to gain, according to the National Association of Realtors®.  —  Existing-home sales1 …
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Calculated Risk:
Existing Home Sales lowest since 1996, 12.5 months of supply  —  The NAR reports: July Existing-Home Sales Fall as Expected but Prices Rise … Click on graph for larger image in new window.  —  This graph shows existing home sales, on a Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) basis since 1993.
Discussion: Free exchange, Bloomberg and Vox Popoli
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Primary Day  —  Five states — Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and Vermont — go to the polls today “but only three of them can point to primary elections that are being closely monitored by a national audience,” Politico reports.  —  “In Alaska and Arizona, Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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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?
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Dina Temple-Raston / NPR:
Rancor Over Mosque Could Fuel Islamic Extremists
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Mediaite
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 …
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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Sasha Issenberg / Boston Globe:
A 25-state midterm swing for Romney  —  Former governor positioned for '12  —  WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney, having met last weekend in New Hampshire with the staff of his 2008 presidential campaign, is preparing to embark on an aggressive schedule that will take him to more than 25 states …
Hart Van Denburg / The Blotter:
Zombies scare Minneapolis into cash settlement  —  ​Seven zombies accused of carrying weapons of mass destruction will be staggering to the bank shortly with a bundle of cash, courtesy of a legal settlement with the City of Minneapolis.  —  The seven were arrested in 2006 during Aquatennial …
Discussion: Hit & Run
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
CNN:
TRENDING: Poll: Jersey voters give ‘Shore’ thumbs down  —  The cast of ‘The Jersey Shore’ gets low marks from New Jersey voters.  —  (CNN) - It appears a majority of New Jersey residents agree with Gov. Chris Christie: The hit MTV reality show “Jersey Shore” is doing more harm than good to the Garden State.
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 …
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
What Recovery?:  High Unemployment Persists Despite Stimulus  —  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
Jack Shafer / Slate:
The bogusity of the New York Times' story about how technology leads more park visitors into trouble. … Search-and-rescue operations in the National Parks have not, in fact, increased steadily in recent years. … - The Florida Congressman Showing Democrats How To Beat the Tea Party …
Discussion: Althouse, Romenesko and Balloon Juice
CNN:
Sherrod declines USDA job offer  —  Shirley Sherrod has declined a job offer from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.  —  (CNN) - Shirley Sherrod said Tuesday that she has enjoyed her work at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and “would want to see that work continue.”
Discussion: The Page
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
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.
Agence France Presse:
China's nine-day traffic jam stretches 100km  —  BEIJING (AFP) - Thousands of vehicles were bogged down Monday in a more than 100-kilometre (62-mile) traffic jam leading to Beijing that has lasted nine days and highlights China's growing road congestion woes.
 
 
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