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11:15 PM ET, August 29, 2010

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Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Obama blasts lies, disinformation  —  President Barack Obama dismissed a recent poll showing that a third of Americans don't know he's a Christian - and blamed an online campaign of misinformation by his conservative enemies for perpetuating the myth that he's a Muslim.
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Sean J. Miller / The Hill:
Jindal calls for greater ‘urgency’ from Obama on ending drilling moratorium  —  NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) on Sunday blasted President Obama's failure to revisit his ban on offshore oil drilling.  —  “We don't think the fact that they're not doing their jobs in D.C …
Discussion: HotAirPundit
Silla Brush / The Hill:
Obama in Big Easy to mark Katrina
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Associated Press:   Obama Heralds New Orleans's Revival After Storm
New York Times:
A Palin of Our Own  —  TWO years ago today, Senator John McCain of Arizona, the Republican presidential nominee, introduced the world to his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska.  Chosen by Mr. McCain's campaign strategists as a cynical rejoinder to the ill-starred presidential bid of Hillary Clinton …
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Rachel Rose Hartman / Yahoo! News:
Glenn Beck regrets calling Obama a ‘racist’  —  Fox News host Glenn Beck said Sunday that he misspoke last year when he characterized President Obama as a racist.  —  “I have a big fat mouth sometimes and I say things,” Beck said during an interview with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace.
Brian O'Connor / Red Dog Report:
Alaska's Joe Miller on Face the Nation  —  “Everybody in this instance is going to have to so some belt tightening.”  —  Alaska's next Senator?  —  Tuesday's results and today's polls seem to say so.  —  Alaska US Senate candidate Joe Miller (R) appeared on CBS's Face The Nation this weekend.
Discussion: sisu and The Other McCain
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Sean Cockerham / Anchorage Daily News:
More accusations made in close Senate race  —  SENATE RACE: Miller's camp says GOP group is preparing for legal battle.  —  scockerham@adn.com  —  There were more allegations by the Joe Miller campaign of ballot-counting monkey business on Saturday as the absentees continue to pour into the Alaska Division of Elections.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
The Alaska Senate Race  —  Joe Miller's surprise victory in the Alaska Republican Senate primary has given Democrats at least a marginal opportunity for a pick up this fall, although that will fade if Lisa Murkowski stays in the race for the general as the Libertarian candidate.
Jimmy So / CBS News:
Miller: U.S. Going Bankrupt, States Need Control
Discussion: HotAirPundit
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.
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Tennessean.com:
'It'S Shocking And Sad'  —  Saleh Sbenaty, a member of the Murfreesboro center's planning committee, said he is unsure whether the fire will impede site preparation at the site on Veals Road off Bradyville Pike.  The committee planned to complete site preparation by late November.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Anti-mosque sentiment rages far from Ground Zero
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
CNN:
STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY  —  Interview With HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan; Interviews With Charlie Crist, Kendrick Meek  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT.  THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.  —  ED HENRY, HOST: If there was ever a week where we were constantly reminded …
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Silla Brush / The Hill:
Crist again clarifies healthcare stand
Discussion: Scared Monkeys, CNN and The Politico
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
Stephen Williamson Makes His Play for the Second Stupidest Man AliveTM/ Crown  —  Narayana Kocherlakota of the Pain Caucus, President of the Minneapolis Fed, wrote that the Federal Reserve must raise interest rates before too long a time has passed or else its low interest rate policy will generate deflation:
Discussion: Paul Krugman
Dallas Morning News:
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson violated rules, steered scholarships to relatives  —  tgillman@dallasnews.com  —  choppe@dallasnews.com  —  Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four relatives and a top aide's two children since 2005 …
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Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:   Lawmaker awarded CBC scholarship money to relatives
Daniel Foster / National Review:   Congresswoman Violated Nepotism Rules, Funneled Thousands to Family and Friends
Ashley Fantz / CNN:
Stabbed cabbie out of work, worries about feeding family  —  (CNN) — New York cab driver Ahmed Sharif cannot bring himself to talk about the young man who allegedly cut his throat and nearly killed him last week, a taxi union representative said Sunday.  —  “Ahmed is a strong man …
Benjamin Sarlin / The Daily Beast:
The Left's Unlikely Tea Party Target  —  The man who this week became a symbol of Tea Party intolerance with his D.C. Tea Party map was once a major Democratic donor, contributing tens of thousands of dollars to the party.  —  “Do you know me well enough to hate me?” reads Bruce Majors' black T-shirt …
Discussion: The Other McCain and Tea Party
Jerusalem Post:
Undercurrents below the Ground Zero mosque  —  Overall, the message that emerges from this discourse can hardly be missed: When Muslim grievance is at question,America is the culprit.  —  Talkbacks (5)  —  Make JPOST.COM your Home Page  —  Iranian Threat  —  Jewish World  —  Local Israel
Discussion: protein wisdom
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Paul / Power Line:
The role of information in American “Islamophobia”
Discussion: Solomonia
 
 
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David S Morgan / CBS News:
Tea Party Making It Harder for GOP: Fla. Dem
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Lisa Mascaro / Los Angeles Times:
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Discussion: PoliPundit.com
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The Economics of the Gift of Life
Discussion: Modeled Behavior
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 Earlier Items: 
Steve Moore / Wall Street Journal:
A Senator and His ‘Disciples’  —  The Senate's stalwart opponent …
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and The Hill
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THERE IS NO SECRET ‘BIG ECONOMIC INITIATIVE,’ …
Discussion: Liberal Values and New York Times
Ali Abunimah / New York Times:
Hamas, the I.R.A. and Us
Laura Tyson / New York Times:
Why We Need a Second Stimulus
News of the World:
Match-fixer pockets £150k as he rigs England Test at Lord's
Discussion: Guardian