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12:10 PM ET, August 28, 2010


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Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Where Dr. King Stood, Tea Party Claims His Mantle  —  WASHINGTON — It seems the ultimate thumb in the eye: that Glenn Beck would summon the Tea Party faithful to a rally on the anniversary of the March on Washington, and address them from the very place where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his …
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
America Is Better Than This  —  America is better than Glenn Beck.  For all of his celebrity, Mr. Beck is an ignorant, divisive, pathetic figure.  On the anniversary of the great 1963 March on Washington he will stand in the shadows of giants — Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr …
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
There was nothing to fear on Aug. 28, 1963  —  Idid not stick around to see Glenn Beck's extravaganza at the Lincoln Memorial, not out of protest but because I had work to do in Philadelphia.  But I was more than satisfied by my memories of the earlier event at that site I'd covered …
Janie Lorber / The Caucus:
Parallel Rallies by Beck and Sharpton  —  People posing with an Abraham Lincoln lookalike while arriving for the “Restoring Honor” event on the National Mall on Saturday in Washington  —  Two political foes - Glenn Beck and the Rev. Al Sharpton Jr. - are gathering hundreds of thousands …
Thousands gather for Beck rally  —  Washington (CNN) — Large crowds rallied by conservative talk show host Glenn Beck, among them the Tea Party faithful, descended Saturday where the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech exactly 47 years ago.
Glenn Beck's ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally Draws Tea Party Activists  —  Organizers Say Rally Not Political, Civil Rights Leaders Criticize Timing  —  Glenn Beck's ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally to Celebrate Martin Luther King  —  Veazey referred to Beck's comment from July 2009 that President Obama has …
Discussion: CNN, Firedoglake and TBogg
Naftali Bendavid / Washington Wire:
For Reid, No NRA Endorsement
Discussion: Erick's blog
Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
The NRA Non-Endorsement: Reid's Response
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:
Paul Krugman:
Nobody Could Have Predicted  —  One point I haven't seen made about the troubles of the US economy is that the timing of recent growth tells you a lot about what was — and what wasn't — wrong with economic policy.  —  After all, we had more or less a consensus view about when the stimulus would kick in …
Discussion: TheMoneyIllusion
Peter Berkowitz / Wall Street Journal:
The Death of Conservatism Was Greatly Exaggerated  —  In 2008 liberals proclaimed the collapse of Reaganism.  Two years later the idea of limited government is back in vogue.  —  Last August left little doubt that a conservative revival was underway.  Constituents packed town-hall meetings across …
Silla Brush / The Hill:
Obama: ‘The war is ending,’ fulfilling campaign pledge  —  President Obama vowed Saturday that all U.S. troops will return home from Iraq by the end of next year, completing his 2008 campaign promise to end the war.  —  The military has already pulled out roughly 90,000 troops since early last year.
Discussion: CNN and The Politico
Paul Bedard / US News:
EPA Surrenders to NRA on Gun Control Issue  —  EPA rejects attempt to regulate lead in bullets after NRA protests  —  In a swift and unexpected decision, the Environmental Protection Agency today rejected a petition from environmental groups to ban the use of lead in bullets and shotgun shells …
Discussion: Hot Air, RedState and Weekly Standard
Sarah Cassidy / The Independent:
One in four lap dancers has a degree, study finds  —  ‘Women motivated by career and economic choices, not coercion,’ says report  —  The first academic research project into lap dancing has found that, rather than being uneducated young women who have been coerced into the industry …
Discussion: Hit & Run
New York Times:
With Paterson, the Simple Facts Can Get Complicated  —  A thoroughly honest politician has pretty much always been considered an undiscovered species.  But for Gov. David A. Paterson, the distinction between the truth and an untruth can get unusually murky.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Financier's Largess Shows G.O.P.'s Wall St. Support  —  At a black-tie dinner in April, a politically influential hedge fund manager named Paul Singer offered a blistering critique of the “terrible path” he said Washington politicians were charting on economic issues.
Discussion: Swampland and Prairie Weather
J. Christian Adams / Pajamas Media:
Outrage: Pentagon Grants Five States Waivers from MOVE Act  —  Protecting the rights of active duty military to have their vote counted is apparently not a priority for this administration.  —  In Washington, politicians always like to release bad news on a Friday, as fewer people notice.
Discussion: Solomonia
New Jersey Online:
U.S. officials refute Christie on attempt to fix Race to the Top application during presentation  —  TRENTON — When New Jersey failed to win up to $400 million in federal education money, Gov. Chris Christie blamed Washington bureaucrats, saying they refused to allow the state to fix a simple error in its application.
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Amanda Lee Myers / Associated Press:
Guard troops to deploy to Arizona border on Monday
Discussion: Right Wing News
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
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Li Cunxin / The Huffington Post:
Mao's Last Dancer  —  What's Your Reaction:  —  It's truly …
Discussion: The Peking Duck
Embattled Democrat calling on Geithner to go
Mohamed A. El-Erian / Washington Post:
Why another fiscal stimulus won't do
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Felix Salmon
Jessica Taylor / The Politico:
Racine requests a recount in Vermont
Discussion: CNN
Mark Tapscott / Beltway Confidential:
Obama, Democrats got 88 percent of 2008 contributions by TV network …
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White House plans new housing push
Tony Mauro / The BLT:
Federal Circuit Rules No Link between Autism and Vaccine
Chris Moran / Houston Chronicle:
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Arnold Schwarzenegger / Wall Street Journal:
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