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2:40 AM ET, September 2, 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.
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
WTOP.com:
3 hostages safe, gunman shot, killed at Discovery
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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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Deval Patrick on Beck rally: “It's a free country.  I wish it weren't.”  —  And you thought that a libtalker declaring a public space too sacred for God would be the dumbest quote from the Left on the Restoring Honor rally hosted by Glenn Beck.  Michael Graham from Boston's WTKK posts a clip …
Roger Ebert / Roger Ebert's Journal:
Put up or shut up  —  We already know the numbers.  Pew finds that 18% of Americans believe President Obama is a Muslim.  A new Newsweek poll, taken after the controversy over the New York mosque, places that figure at 24%.  Even if he's not a Muslim, Newsweek finds, 31 percent think it's …
Tim Mak / FrumForum:
Romer: My Plan Failed  —  Dr. Christina Romer's economic speech today, marking her last speech as an administration official, is an admission that the fiscal stimulus package that she helped craft has failed.  —  Calling the economic recovery “insufficient”, she noted that a .6% drop …
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and National Review
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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 …
The Huffington Post:
Obama Should Feel ‘Uncomfortable’ That Conservatives Are Co-opting Gay Rights Issues: Top Dem  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  The notion that the gay rights community would abandon the Obama White House over its unwillingness to fully embrace their legislative priorities may seem absurd to the casual political observer.
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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Top GOP Party Strategists Attending Log Cabin Event
Discussion: FrumForum
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
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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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:
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Michael Joseph Gross / Vanity Fair:
Sarah Palin's Shopping Spree: Yes, There's More...
Discussion: Think Progress and Wonkette
Michael Joseph Gross / Vanity Fair:
Sarah Palin the Sound and the Fury
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
Larry O'Connor / Breitbart.tv:
Matthews: Obama Needs To Get Rid Of ‘Damn Teleprompter’  —  This website uses IntenseDebate comments, but they are not currently loaded because either your browser doesn't support JavaScript, or they didn't load fast enough.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Weasel Zippers
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
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 …
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.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Michelle Malkin
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 …
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.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The Case for Why Sarah Palin Won't Run for President  —  When news surfaced yesterday that Sarah Palin would be venturing to Iowa to headline the GOP's annual Reagan Day Dinner on September 17, she sparked a new round of media speculation about her 2012 presidential ambitions.
Jamie Stengle / The Huffington Post:
Texas Court: Gay Couples Can't Divorce  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  DALLAS — Gay couples legally married in other states cannot get a divorce in Texas, where same-sex marriage is banned, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.  —  The 5th Texas Court of Appeals ruled that a Dallas district court judge …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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 …
David Weigel / Weigel:
A Good Get for the Birthers  —  I try to ignore the birther movement unless it inducts someone important — a congressman, for example.  The (sigh) American Patriot Foundation's announcement that Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney (ret.) has signed an affidavit supporting court martialed birther …
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 …
 
 
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aolnews.com:
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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)
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The Huffington Post:
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Brian / Freedom's Lighthouse:
Mark Halperin Says GOP Could Gain as Many as 60 Seats in Midterm …
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NY Daily News:
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Eric Lach / TPMDC:
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