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9:45 AM ET, August 29, 2010

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Alex Sundby / CBS News:
Glenn Beck Rally Attracts Estimated 87,000  —  An estimated 87,000 people attended a rally organized by talk-radio host and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck Saturday in Washington, according to a crowd estimate commissioned by CBS News.  —  The company AirPhotosLive.com based the attendance …
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Sarah Palin: 'We like what we're doing'  —  A casually dressed Sarah Palin talked briefly with POLITICO as she walked through Reagan National Airport on her way out of town after speaking at Glenn Beck's “Restoring Honor” rally on the Natonal Mall.  —  Holding her BlackBerry up with one hand …
Discussion: Tammy Bruce, GOP 12 and The Page
David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Snoring Honor: Beck's big rally just a long-winded and boring sermon.  And boy, was the crowd white.  —  Glenn Beck promised there wouldn't “be a dry eye in the house” after his big speech today at the Lincoln Memorial for his “Restoring Honor” rally — because, you know, it was going to be “so stirring.”
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
RESTORING HONOR RALLY - 500,000 Patriots Gather to Honor America  —  The patriotic crowd that had already gathered at the Lincoln Memorial today in our nation's capital stood and sang “God Bless America” at 6:30 AM during a sound check.  —  No wonder the left hates these guys.  —  (Free Republic Pete Photo)
New York Times:
At Lincoln Memorial, a Call for Religious Rebirth  —  WASHINGTON — An enormous and impassioned crowd rallied at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, summoned by Glenn Beck, a conservative broadcaster who called for a religious rebirth in America at the site where the Rev. Dr. Martin …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
MOVEMENTS ARE ABOUT SOMETHING REAL.... I tried to keep up on today's festivities at the Lincoln Memorial, but as the dust settles, I find myself confused.  —  For a year and a half, we've seen rallies and town-hall shouting and attack ads and Fox News special reports.
Examiner:
Crowd estimates, early reports from Beck's ‘restoring honor’ rally (with updates)
Kevin Dolak / ABCNEWS:
Alveda King Speaks at Glenn Beck's DC Rally
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:   Beck, Palin, Faith, Hope, and Charity
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Bummer.  Al Sharpton's Counter-Freedom Rally Attracts Only 3,000 Supporters
Washington Post:
Beck Tells Crowd to Concentrate on ‘Good Things in America.’
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party  —  ANOTHER weekend, another grass-roots demonstration starring Real Americans who are mad as hell and want to take back their country from you-know-who.  Last Sunday the site was Lower Manhattan, where they jeered the “ground zero mosque.”
Paul Krugman:
Angela And The Fifty Hoovers  —  Via Mark Thoma, Dean Baker points out that real government consumption of goods and services — that's government buying things, as opposed to cutting taxes or handing out checks — has risen more in “austerity” Germany than in the United States.
Discussion: Marginal Revolution and Vox Popoli
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CEPR:   David Brooks Takes Advantage of Affirmative Action for Conservatives
Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
What Can Be Done to Cure the Ailing Economy?  —  THE American economy is once again tilting toward danger.  Despite an aggressive regimen of treatments from the conventional to the exotic — more than $800 billion in federal spending, and trillions of dollars worth of credit from the Federal Reserve …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Calculated Risk
Paul / Power Line:
The role of information in American “Islamophobia”  —  One theme in the recent MSM hand-wringing about America's alleged “Islamophobia” is the notion that Americans are giving Muslims a more difficult time now than they did in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.
Discussion: Jerusalem Post
News of the World:
Match-fixer pockets £150k as he rigs England Test at Lord's  —  THE News of the World has smashed a multi-million pound cricket match-fixing ring which RIGGED the current Lord's Test between England and Pakistan.  —  In the most sensational sporting scandal ever …
Inside Cable News:
The Hazards of LiveTV: #25,077  —  One would think the network with the “Best Political Team on Television” could tell the difference between Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin....not to mention spell Palin's name right...  Update: Or knew that she ran for VICE-President.  How'd I miss that one?
Jerusalem Post:
Egypt intercepts shipment of missiles  —  Authorities uncover large weapons cache hidden in Sinai.  —  Talkbacks (23)  —  Make JPOST.COM your Home Page  —  Iranian Threat  —  Jewish World  —  Local Israel  —  Arts & Culture  —  Français  —  Classifieds  —  Israel  —  Middle East
Associated Press:
W.Va. Democrats Pick Manchin for Byrd's Seat  —  CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Popular Gov. Joe Manchin won the Democratic nomination Saturday and will face GOP primary winner and wealthy businessman John Raese in the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by the late Robert C. Byrd.
Discussion: The Politico, CNN and MyDD
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Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
David Vitter wins Senate primary
Discussion: The Note
CBS News:
Fire at Tenn. Mosque Building Site Ruled Arson  —  Construction Equipment at Site of Planned Islamic Center Torched; Vocal Protests Against Mosque Have Been Ongoing  —  Federal officials are investigating a fire that started overnight at the site of a new Islamic center in a Nashville suburb.
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
James Fanelli / NY Daily News:
Park51 developer Sharif El-Gamal has a history of run-ins with the law  —  Years before his latest real-estate project ignited an uproar, Sharif El-Gamal racked up at least seven run-ins with the law, including a bust for patronizing a prostitute.  —  “I regret many things that I did in my youth.
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Sumathi Reddy / Wall Street Journal:
Mosque Meeting in Disarray
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
 
 
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
SMART POLICY, SMART POLITICS.... For much of 2009, polls pointed …