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9:15 PM ET, August 27, 2010

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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.
Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
The NRA Non-Endorsement: Reid's Response  —  After having supported him in the past, the NRA is not endorsing Harry Reid this election year.  Reid's campaign just released its response, from Campaign Manager Brandon Hall: … Quick points: Reid's campaign points out that …
Discussion: The Caucus, Salon and The Daily Caller
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.
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
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 Politico and GOP 12
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 …
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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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: Pundits Blog, Wonkette and The Page
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.
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
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.
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. …
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 …
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 …
CNN:
Embattled Democrat calling on Geithner to go  —  Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello called Friday for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to resign.  —  Washington (CNN) - It's not just Republicans calling for President Obama's economic advisers to go.  —  An embattled member of the president's own party …
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 …
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.
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:
Cause undetermined in voting machine fire (w/video)  —  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.
Emptywheel:
Extend and Pretend about to Bite the Banksters in the Butt  —  I would be laughing my ass off at this if I weren't about to put my home on the market for what the house next door sold as a foreclosure several years ago.  (h/t CR) … Extend and pretend always assumed that at some point things would start turning around.
Discussion: Calculated Risk
KYTV-TV:
EXCLUSIVE: KY3/MSU Poll shows dead heat in U.S. Senate Race  —  The KY3/ Missouri State University Poll is conducted in affiliation with the following:  —  KY3-TV, Springfield Missouri  —  Missouri State University Department of Political Science  —  Center for Social Sciences and Public Policy Research
Discussion: Firedoglake, RedState and Daily Kos
 
 
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Mohamed A. El-Erian / Washington Post:
Why another fiscal stimulus won't do
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CNN:
Bachmann fires assault rifle, ends 2-day tour with a bang
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Jessica Taylor / The Politico:
Racine requests a recount in Vermont
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Roger Ebert / Roger Ebert's Journal:
In the chapel bells are ringing
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CNN:
White House plans new housing push
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