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10:10 PM ET, September 1, 2010

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msnbc.com:
Police kill Discovery building gunman  —  Three hostages safe, police say; man told NBC he had several bombs  —  on msnbc.com -
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Andrea Nill / Think Progress:
Purported Eco-Terrorist Angered Over ‘Immigration Pollution And Anchor Baby Filth’  —  This afternoon, a gunman entered the Discovery Communications building in Silver Spring, MD and appears to have taken at least one person hostage.  Among his various bizarre, eco-related demands, one relates directly to immigration.
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Who Is Daniel Quinn, Favored Author Of James Lee, Discovery Hostage Suspect?  —  The Discovery Office hostage situation is still a very fluid story that has yet to be resolved.  But interesting clues are revealing themselves about the situation.  The assailant has been identified as James Jay Lee …
Fox News:
Armed Man With Bomb Takes at Least One Hostage in Discovery Channel Building
Washington Post:
Negotiations underway with James J. Lee in Discovery hostage situation
Michael Joseph Gross / Vanity Fair:
Sarah Palin the Sound and the Fury  —  Even as Sarah Palin's public voice grows louder, she has become increasingly secretive, walling herself off from old friends and associates, and attempting to enforce silence from those around her.  Following the former Alaska governor's road show …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Saying anything about Palin  —  A former aide to the McCain campaign got in touch with me this morning to cop to being the half-serious progenitor of a story which, embellished almost beyond recognition, appears in Vanity Fair's portrait today of Sarah Palin as monster.  —  Reports Vanity Fair:
Michael Joseph Gross / Vanity Fair:
Sarah Palin's Shopping Spree: Yes, There's More...  Bose headphones.  A birthday dress for Bristol.  Campaign documents and e-mails reveal the fine print.  —  The clothes.  Few aspects of Sarah Palin's vice-presidential candidacy have been more discussed than the $150,000 worth of clothing …
Discussion: Think Progress and Wonkette
Stephanie Mencimer / Mother Jones:
Glenn Beck's George Washington Whopper  —  The Fox host says he held the inaugural address of the famously truthful founding father.  Yeah right, says the National Archives.  —  Post Comment  —  During his much-ballyhooed “Restoring Honor” rally on Saturday, Glenn Beck told a whopper involving …
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Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
My name is Glenn Beck, and I need help  —  Despite all the words spilled in evaluating Glenn Beck's tent-less revival last weekend, the real meaning may have been hiding in plain sight.  —  Beck's “Restoring Honor” gathering on the Mall was right out of the Alcoholics Anonymous playbook.
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Alaska Senate  —  Alaska Senate: Miller (R) 50% McAdams (D) 44%  —  In Rasmussen Reports' first look at the U.S. Senate race in Alaska, Republican newcomer Joe Miller holds a six-point lead over Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams.  —  The latest statewide telephone survey …
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Aharding / CNN:
Miller questions GOP ‘courage and leadership’
Discussion: Pundits Blog and Gateway Pundit
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Murkowski not yet endorsing Miller
Silla Brush / The Hill:
Obama adviser calls for tax cuts, spending ahead of resignation  —  Christina Romer, in her final speech as chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisers, called on Wednesday for new tax cuts and government spending to boost the economy.  —  Romer defended the Obama administration's 2009 stimulus bill …
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Tim Mak / FrumForum:
Romer: My Plan Failed
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and National Review
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Americans Give GOP Edge on Most Election Issues  —  Greatest Republican advantages on terrorism, immigration, federal spending  —  PRINCETON, NJ — A new USA Today/Gallup poll finds Americans saying the Republicans in Congress would do a better job than the Democrats in Congress of handling seven of nine key election issues.
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Gloom for Democrats as they look to November
Charlie Cook / National Journal Online:
No Help On The Horizon For Dems
The Huffington Post:
Wyden Pushing For Oregon Waiver From Health Care Law, Individual Mandate  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  One of the most innovative voices in the health care debate, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), is accelerating the process of exempting his state from some of the national reforms passed under President Barack Obama.
Pew Hispanic Center:
U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Flows Are Down Sharply Since Mid-Decade  —  The annual inflow of unauthorized immigrants to the United States was nearly two-thirds smaller in the March 2007 to March 2009 period than it had been from March 2000 to March 2005, according to new estimates by the Pew Hispanic Center.
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Carlos Lozano / L.A. NOW:
Illegal immigration declines sharply in California, across the country, report says
Tony Blair / Telegraph:
George Bush did not recognise Belgian prime minister  —  George W Bush did not recognise the prime minister of Belgium or understand why he was at a G8 meeting, Tony Blair has disclosed.  —  In his new book, A Journey, Mr Blair writes that the former US president was confused by the presence …
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Simon Hooper / CNN:
Blair: Bush world view had ‘immense simplicity’
Discussion: New York Times and Politics Daily
Jon Ward / The Daily Caller:
Labor and liberal groups to hold Oct. 2 rally on Mall to counter Beck, Tea Party  —  Labor leaders, liberal religious leaders and the NAACP will hold a rally on the National Mall on October 2, one month before the fall midterm elections, in an attempt to show they too have political clout …
Paul Krugman:
The Economic Narrative  —  Why do people like me feel the need to revisit the fateful decision to go for an underpowered stimulus right at the beginning of the Obama administration?  It's not about “I told you so”, or at least not mainly.  It's about the economic narrative …
NY Daily News:
Miracle!  Man plunges from W. Side building, crashes atop of Dodge Charger and lives to tell tale  —  A young man plunged 39 stories Tuesday from a West Side high-rise, crashed through the windshield of a sports car - and lived to tell about it.  —  “My leg!  My leg!”
Ben Dimiero / Media Matters for America:
Conservative radio station polls listeners on whether the U.S. should “register” Muslims in a “national database” during “a time of war”  —  During the seemingly never-ending conservative freak-out over the proposed Park51 community center, right-wing media have dismissed the idea …
Ann Coulter / Townhall.com:
Obama is Not a Muslim  —  The nonsense about President Obama being a Muslim has got to stop.  I rise to defend him from this absurd accusation by pointing out that he is obviously an atheist.  —  Leave aside Obama's fanatical opposition to allowing Illinois hospitals to save the lives …
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy and Hot Air
New York Times:
Tabloid Hack Attack on Royals, and Beyond  —  IN NOVEMBER 2005, three senior aides to Britain's royal family noticed odd things happening on their mobile phones.  Messages they had never listened to were somehow appearing in their mailboxes as if heard and saved.
Eric Lach / TPMDC:
Tancredo: First Lady Wanted To Ban Christmas Artifacts At The White House  —  Tom Tancredo isn't going away.  The former congressman and one-time presidential candidate may have upended the Colorado gubernatorial race with his third-party run, but he's still not shy to air his controversial views on national issues.
Brian / Freedom's Lighthouse:
Mark Halperin Says GOP Could Gain as Many as 60 Seats in Midterm “Tidal Wave” - Video  —  Here is video of Time's Mark Halperin talking to MSNBC's Chris Matthews about his prediction that the GOP could pick up as many as “60 seats” in this Fall's Midterm Elections.  —  Halperin said:
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and HotAirPundit
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Mitch Daniels Inner Circle  —  Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels created a minor furor recently when comments he made to the Louisville Courier Journal were initially interpreted as him ruling out a run for president in 2012.  —  Upon closer inspection, however, Daniels was doing the classic tap dance of any potential presidential candidate.
American Prospect:
Homegrown Mujahideen  —  It's tempting to demonize conservatives with hyperbolic comparisons, but liberals have an obligation to the truth.  —  Observant readers (or bookshelf scanners) will notice that American Taliban, the new book by Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas …
David Catanese / The Politico:
Chiles to endorse Sink in Florida  —  Independent candidate Bud Chiles confirmed Wednesday he would drop out of Florida's race for governor and back Democratic nominee Alex Sink.  —  In a statement, aide Jim McClellan said Chiles would make the announcement official at a Thursday morning news conference in Tallahassee.
 
 
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The Case for Why Sarah Palin Won't Run for President
Discussion: Des Moines Register, The Fix and GOP 12
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Rangel: Some pols trying to have it both ways on mosque
Jonathan Bernstein / A plain blog about politics:
Catch of the Day (and Harry Reid and Conservative Daydreams)
Discussion: Ezra Klein
The Huffington Post:
Alan Simpson Calls Recipient Of Angry Letter
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Peggy Fikac / Houston Chronicle:
Chris Bell wins $2M in suit over 2006 Perry donations
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and The Eye
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Bloomy: Only ‘total incapacitation’ or death would end term early
Discussion: New York Magazine
Joshua Treviño / The Huffington Post:
Why the President's Partisans Talk Down Islam
Discussion: alicublog, The Reaction and Daily Kos
Kasie Hunt / The Politico:
Bachmann removes fair logo from ad
Discussion: TPMDC and CNN