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6:20 PM 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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Dan Pfeiffer / White House.gov Blog Feed:
Their Economic Policies Haven't Changed, So They Won't Bring the Change We Need  —  Later today, House Minority Leader John Boehner is slated to give a speech at the City Club of Cleveland laying out the major planks of his party's economic agenda.  Unfortunately, families in Ohio and across …
Ed Hornick / CNN:
10 things Republicans must do in 10 weeks
Discussion: Right Wing News and Don Surber
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
John Boehner Mocked His Deficit Reduction Plan Before He Proposed It
Discussion: Weigel
The Hill:
House Republican leader calls on Obama to fire Geithner, Summers
Discussion: AmSpecBlog and National Review
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Karen Hughes: I don't remember any of my work with Imam  —  As you may have heard, former Bush senior adviser Karen Hughes came out against Cordoba House over the weekend.  Hughes called on Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf to move the project in order to “provide a path toward the peaceful relationships …
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Cristian Salazar / Associated Press:
NY archbishop worries about tone of mosque debate  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The tense climate around a proposal for an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero could put New Yorkers in danger of losing their senses of tolerance and unity, values they embraced in the days after Sept. 11 …
Fox News:
‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Imam: America Killed More Innocents Than Al Qaeda  —  The controversial imam at the center of the debate over the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero says his goal is to create coalitions across the religious divide, but during a 2005 conference in Australia, he said America may be worse than Al Qaeda.
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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Daniel Indiviglio / The Atlantic Online:
How Bad Was July's Plummet in Home Sales?
Alejandro Lazo / Los Angeles Times:
Sales of existing U.S. homes fall 27%
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Rubio back on top  —  Democrats will get their stronger candidate if Kendrick Meek wins the Florida Senate primary tonight as expected- but the biggest winner coming out of the primary may be Marco Rubio.  PPP finds he would begin the general election in the lead at 40%, followed by Charlie Crist at 32%, and Meek at 17%.
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Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
10 Questions for Marco Rubio
Nathan Hodge / Washington Wire:
Conway: U.S. Withdrawal Deadline Boosts Taliban in Afghan War  —  The top U.S. Marine general said President Barack Obama's announced July 2011 deadline to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan had given “sustenance” to the Taliban.  —  “We know the president was talking to several audiences …
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Steve Goldstein / MarketWatch:
Stimulus plan boosted GDP by as much as 4.5%, says CBO  —  WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The oft-criticized stimulus plan boosted the economy in the second quarter by as much as 4.5%, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday.  —  In a report published the same day as Minority Leader …
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Douglas Elmendorf / Director's Blog:
Estimated Impact of the Stimulus Package on Employment and Economic Output
Discussion: The Hill and Economist's View
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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David Brooks / New York Times:
A Case of Mental Courage  —  In 1811, the popular novelist Fanny Burney learned she had breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy without anesthesia.  She lay down on an old mattress, and a piece of thin linen was placed over her face, allowing her to make out the movements of the surgeons above her.
Kevin Allocca / TVNewser:
‘CBS Evening News’ Ties All-Time Low  —  The network newscast ratings for last week are in and “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric” tied its all-time low in total viewers with an average of 4.89 million tuning in during the five days.  —  The low was set last June, when ABC also hit its own low.
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
The Politico:
Is ‘Beckapalooza’ about cause or Beck?  —  Even as he prepares for a Saturday rally that could cement his status as an unparalleled force in conservative politics, Glenn Beck is facing quiet but persistent questions from some on the right about whether he can be a reliable partner …
St. Petersburg Times:
At this pace, early voters outnumber Election Day ballots  —  If the slow, rain-soaked day of voting continues, there's a chance more people will have cast ballots early than on Election Day in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, officials said Tuesday.  —  “It's kind of looking that way now …
Discussion: Ballot Box
Julie Appleby / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Colleges say new health law may imperil student policies  —  WASHINGTON — Colleges and universities say that some rules in the new health law could keep them from offering low-cost, limited-benefit student insurance policies, and they're seeking federal authority to continue offering them.
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and Right Wing News
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Steele says immigration law ‘not a reflection of an entire political party’  —  Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele refused to embrace Arizona's controversial immigration law Tuesday during an interview with Univision, the country's largest Spanish-language television network.
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.”
Rich Noyes / NewsBusters.org:
New MRC Report Exposes The Real Radio Hatemongers  —  The so-called “news” media have spent much of the past two decades demonizing the rhetoric of conservative radio talk show hosts as mean-spirited, divisive or a menace to civil discourse.  But these same journalists …
Discussion: Right Wing News
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 …
National Review:
Inventing Moderate Islam  —  It can't be done without confronting mainstream Islam and its sharia agenda.  —  'Secularism can never enjoy a general acceptance in an Islamic society.  " The writer was not one of those sulfurous Islamophobes decried by CAIR and the professional Left.
Abby Phillip / The Politico:
DOE picks ‘Race to the Top’ winners  —  The Department of Education announced Tuesday that nine states and the District of Columbia have been selected to claim a share of $4.35 billion in the second round in the Obama Administration's Race to the Top education reform program.
Discussion: The Enterprise Blog and AmSpecBlog
Yoav Gonen / New York Post:
HS test ‘slams’ Christianity, lauds Islam  —  State testmakers played favorites when quizzing high-schoolers on world religions — giving Islam and Buddhism the kid-gloves treatment while socking it to Christianity, critics say.  —  Teachers complain that the reading selections from the Regents exam …
 
 
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Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
The Joke's on Us?  —  Our current political leadership just isn't all that funny.
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