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10:55 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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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
Reid Wilson / Hotline On Call:
Boehner Wants WH Economic Team Fired
Discussion: Riehl World View and Moe Lane
Ed Hornick / CNN:
10 things Republicans must do in 10 weeks
Discussion: Right Wing News
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
John Boehner: Fire Timothy Geithner and Larry Summers
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
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
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: Politics Daily and Hot Air
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 …
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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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 …
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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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.
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?
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.
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
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
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
 
 
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Sam Dillon / New York Times:
Drive to Overhaul Low-Performing Schools Delayed
Discussion: Wonk Room and Eduwonk
Agence France Presse:
China's nine-day traffic jam stretches 100km
Aneel Karnani / Wall Street Journal:
The Case Against Corporate Social Responsibility
Fredreka Schouten / USA Today:
Political groups set up for ad blitz
Greyhawk / Mudville Gazette:
When did the actual last combat brigade return from Iraq?
Discussion: The Jawa Report and BLACKFIVE
Jonny Paul / Jerusalem Post:
Anti-Israel group urges BBC complaints
Richard Just / The New Republic:
Disgrace  —  Obama's increasingly absurd gay marriage position.
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Kerry Picket / Washington Times:
WH counter-terrorism adviser Brennan storms out of TWT offices
Zaid Jilani / Think Progress:
Rep. Jordan: If GOP wins the House, we won't get anything done …