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6:20 AM ET, August 28, 2010


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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.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
In Nevada, No One Is Someone to Watch  —  Voters in states like Illinois and North Carolina, where both the Republican and Democratic nominees for Senate are unpopular and where the number of undecided voters remains high, might lament the choice before them.
Discussion: Swampland
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 …
Naftali Bendavid / Washington Wire:
For Reid, No NRA Endorsement
Discussion: Erick's blog
Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
U.S. SENATE RACE: Poll: Voters wish for other choices
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:
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 …
Discussion: Big Government and Bloomberg
Alveda King / Christian Science Monitor:
Glenn Beck 8/28 rally: It's a matter of honor
Discussion: Politics Daily and
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.
New Jersey Online:
U.S. officials refute Christie on attempt to fix Race to the Top …
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.
Crist stumbles on health care question
Discussion: Wonkette, The Page and Pundits Blog
Exclusive: Gov. Crist talks to News 13
Discussion: YID With LID
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.
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 …
Li Cunxin / The Huffington Post:
Mao's Last Dancer  —  What's Your Reaction:  —  It's truly surreal to watch the movie based on my autobiography, Mao's Last Dancer, unfolding on the silver screen.  Considering what kind of life I came from, how could anyone even dare to dream of such a journey?
Discussion: The Peking Duck
Miss Universe /
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 …
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).
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 …
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 …
Discussion: USA Today
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Q2 GDP revised downward to 1.6%  —  The GDP number for the second quarter got revised sharply downward by a third today, dropping from the initial estimate of 2.4% last month to 1.6% in the intermediate revision.  The number represents a hard rebuke to White House attempts to paint …
Ariana Eunjung Cha / Political Economy:
GDP growth falls sharply in 2Q
White House plans new housing push  —  Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan revealed to CNN Friday that the Obama administration plans next week to unveil two new initiatives to deal with the crumbling housing market.  —  Washington (CNN) - Housing and Urban Development …
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Obama's Economy  —  It was supposed to be the summer of recovery.  But the recovery isn't happening, and consumers, employers, and investors have registered their votes on Obamanomics: thumbs down.  The drop-off in housing sales tells us that despite historically low interest rates and available credit …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Polling on the Spill  —  The oil spill in the Gulf may be mostly out of the headlines now but Louisiana voters aren't getting any less mad at Barack Obama about his handling of it.  Only 32% give Obama good marks for his actions in the aftermath of the spill, while 61% disapprove.
Roger Ebert / Roger Ebert's Journal:
In the chapel bells are ringing  —  The first time I heard gay marriage mentioned, I was incredulous.  Two gay people couldn't get married!  It simply...well, it wasn't done.  I wasn't objecting to their homosexuality.  I was objecting to the disturbance caused to my mental categories.
Discussion: Advocate
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Mohamed A. El-Erian / Washington Post:
Why another fiscal stimulus won't do
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Felix Salmon
EXCLUSIVE: KY3/MSU Poll shows dead heat in U.S. Senate Race
Discussion: RedState and Firedoglake
Bachmann fires assault rifle, ends 2-day tour with a bang
Discussion: The Blotter, Cubachi and The Politico
Rep. Anh Joseph Cao / Congress Blog:
Rep. Cao: Five years after Katrina
Discussion: The Politico
Tony Mauro / The BLT:
Federal Circuit Rules No Link between Autism and Vaccine
Discussion: PointOfLaw Forum
Primary voters set to head to polls in Louisiana, West Virginia
Discussion: The Note
Chris Moran / Houston Chronicle:
Officials scramble after fire destroys vote machines
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New York Times:
Legacy of Torture  —  The Bush administration insisted that …
Avik Roy / National Review:
A Non-Demagogic Disquisition on Death Panels
Peter Wallsten / Wall Street Journal:
Bush Returns to Arena With Memoir in Hand
Discussion: Think Progress, Wonk Room and The Awl
Stacy St. Clair / Chicago Tribune:
Blagojevich holdout explains vote
Michael C. Moynihan / Hit & Run:
Roger Ebert, Hypocrisy, and “the Big Lie”
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