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Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
U.S. SENATE RACE: Poll: Voters wish for other choices  —  Angle's backers indicate preference for another Republican  —  Nevadans would like a do-over.  —  Two-thirds of voters who say they back Sharron Angle wish another Republican had won the nomination, according to a poll …
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nrapvf.org:
Statement From NRA-PVF Chairman Chris W. Cox On The 2010 Nevada U.S. Senate Race  —  In the coming days and weeks, the NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) will be announcing endorsements and candidate ratings in hundreds of federal races, as well as thousands of state legislative races.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Sharron Angle twice refuses to disavow claim that there are “domestic enemies” in Congress  —  In an interview with a conservative talk show host yesterday, Sharron Angle was given two clear chances to disavow the claim that there are “domestic enemies” within Congress, an assertion she previously expressed unequivocal agreement with.
Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
The NRA Non-Endorsement: Reid's Response
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
In Nevada, No One Is Someone to Watch
Discussion: Swampland
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Harry Reid faces a really stiff headwind
Discussion: Salon
New Jersey Online:
Gov. Chris Christie fires N.J. schools chief Bret Schundler  —  TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie fired state education commissioner Bret Schundler this morning after Schundler refused to resign in the wake of the controversy over the state's loss of up to $400 million in federal school funding, two officials briefed on the situation said.
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Lisa Fleisher / New Jersey Online:
Schundler requested firing instead of resignation so he can collect unemployment  —  TRENTON — Ousted state Education Commissioner Bret Schundler today said he asked Gov. Chris Christie to be fired from the work he considered his “life's dream,” rather than resign, so he could receive unemployment benefits to pay his bills.
Eric Kleefeld / TPM LiveWire:
Republican State Official Gets Fired Instead Of Resigning …
James L. / Swing State Project:
AK-Sen: Stay Classy, Joe Miller!  —  Joe Miller tweets: … UPDATE: I see that Joe Miller quickly pulled the plug on that tweet.  But don't worry, James Hell has the screenshot!  —  LATER UPDATE: The Murkowski campaign is furious:
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Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
Just How Badly Has the NRSC Screwed Up? Worse Than You Think.
CNN:
Huckabee's help for Miller not ‘flashy’
Discussion: The Hill, The Politico and GOP 12
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Crist says he ‘misspoke’ on healthcare  —  Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (I) is walking back comments he made in an interview earlier today about the recently enacted healthcare law.  —  Crist is mounting an independent bid for Senate against Republican Marco Rubio and Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek.
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CNN:
Crist stumbles on health care question
Discussion: Wonkette and The Page
Cheri Jacobus / Pundits Blog:   The Obama, Meek, Crist tortuous love triangle
Miss Universe / msnbc.com:
Miss. school drops race-based rules for student elections  —  Under former district policy, some class positions rotated by race each year  —  A page from the original memo sent home with children.  —  Following an uproar over a policy it said was designed 30 years ago to achieve racial equality …
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NY Daily News:
Nicole John, daughter of US ambassador to Thailand Eric John, dies after falling at high-rise party  —  Nicole John (far left) fell 25 floors to her death Friday morning at the Herald Towers in midtown Manhattan.  John is the daughter of U.S. ambassador to Thailand, Eric John (below).
Joan Gralla / Reuters:
Ground Zero Muslim center may get public financing  —  (Reuters) - The Muslim center planned near the site of the World Trade Center attack could qualify for tax-free financing, a spokesman for City Comptroller John Liu said on Friday, and Liu is willing to consider approving the public subsidy.
Peter Finn / Washington Post:
Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber  —  The Obama administration has shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the Oct. 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a court filing.
Joe Strauss / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
La Russa, Pujols will appear at Washington rally  —  WASHINGTON  • Cardinals first baseman and three-time NL Most Valuable Player Albert Pujols will be among several honorees at a highly publicized and potentially politically charged Saturday morning rally expected to draw more than 20,000 to The Mall.
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Frank Newport / Gallup:
Muslims Give Obama Highest Job Approval; Mormons, Lowest  —  Jews and those with no religious affiliation also give Obama above-average ratings  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Muslim Americans continue to give President Barack Obama the highest job approval rating of any major religious group in the U.S. …
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Charles M. Blow / By the Numbers:
Obama and the Jews, Part 2
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The last refuge of a liberal  —  Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed.  Just yesterday it was all hope and change and returning power to the people.  But the people have proved so disappointing.  Their recalcitrance has, in only 19 months, turned the predicted 40-year liberal ascendancy (James Carville) into a full retreat.
Mark Tapscott / Beltway Confidential:
Obama, Democrats got 88 percent of 2008 contributions by TV network execs, writers, reporters  —  Senior executives, on-air personalities, producers, reporters, editors, writers and other self-identifying employees of ABC, CBS and NBC contributed more than $1 million to Democratic candidates …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Don Surber
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
The Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy  —  The annual meeting at Jackson Hole always provides a valuable opportunity to reflect on the economic and financial developments of the preceding year, and recently we have had a great deal on which to reflect.  A year ago, in my remarks to this conference …
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Parent Model  —  During the first half of this year, German and American political leaders engaged in an epic debate.  American leaders argued that the economic crisis was so bad, governments should borrow billions to stimulate growth.  German leaders argued that a little short-term stimulus …
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Group Is Accused on Tax Exemption  —  WASHINGTON — Democrats are charging that commercials financed by an increasingly prominent conservative foundation with ties to the Tea Party violate the foundation's tax-exempt status.  —  In a complaint filed this week with the Internal Revenue Service …
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
GOP plans wave of White House probes  —  If President Barack Obama needed any more incentive to go all out for Democrats this fall, here it is: Republicans are planning a wave of committee investigations targeting the White House and Democratic allies if they win back the majority.
Jessica Taylor / The Politico:
Racine requests a recount in Vermont  —  The razor-thin Vermont Democratic primary for governor is headed to another round of overtime.  —  After a final vote count from the secretary of state's office on Friday showed state Senate President Pro Tempore Peter Shumlin edging out former …
Discussion: CNN
The Salisbury Post:
TODAY'S PAPER |  LAST 7 DAYS |  ARCHIVE |  SUBSCRIPTIONS |  E-PAPER |  TIME OUT |  OUR PHOTOS |  YOUR PHOTOS |  VIDEO |  FORUMS |  BLOGS |  MARKETPLACE MINER  —  The resisting-arrest conviction last week of Felicia Gibson has left a lot of people wondering.
Discussion: Hit & Run
Houston Chronicle:
Arson probe follows fire destroying voting machines  —  Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman Friday morning said she is confident of timely, clean elections in November, even after a fire that destroyed the county's entire inventory of 10,000 electronic voting machines.
 
 
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Mohamed A. El-Erian / Washington Post:
Why another fiscal stimulus won't do
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Felix Salmon
KYTV-TV:
EXCLUSIVE: KY3/MSU Poll shows dead heat in U.S. Senate Race
Discussion: Firedoglake, RedState and Daily Kos
CNN:
Bachmann fires assault rifle, ends 2-day tour with a bang
Discussion: Cubachi, The Blotter and The Politico
Roger Ebert / Roger Ebert's Journal:
In the chapel bells are ringing
Discussion: Advocate
CNN:
White House plans new housing push
Arnold Schwarzenegger / Wall Street Journal:
Public Pensions and Our Fiscal Future
Emptywheel:
Extend and Pretend about to Bite the Banksters in the Butt
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A Non-Demagogic Disquisition on Death Panels
Peter Wallsten / Wall Street Journal:
Bush Returns to Arena With Memoir in Hand
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Stacy St. Clair / Chicago Tribune:
Blagojevich holdout explains vote
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
This Is Not a Recovery  —  What will Ben Bernanke, the Fed chairman …