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12:25 AM ET, September 4, 2010

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Arizona Daily Star:
Brewer: No more debates - period  —  PHOENIX - Arizona voters won't be seeing any more debates between the top gubernatorial contenders.  —  Incumbent Republican Jan Brewer said Thursday she has no intention of participating in any more events with Democrat Terry Goddard.
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The Huffington Post:
Jan Brewer: No More Debates For Me  —  What's Your Reaction: … Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is apparently done with participating in gubernatorial debates, because she is terrible at them.  Per Jillian Rayfield at TPM: … My follow-up question would have probably been …
Discussion: Mr. Media Training
Charlie Cook / National Journal Online:
The Senate's In Play  —  For much of this year, it seemed a near mathematical impossibility that Republicans could score the 10-seat net gain needed to flip the Senate, which is split between 59 Democrats (including two independents who caucus with Democrats and largely vote with the party) and 41 Republicans.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Oh my: Chris Christie endorses Mike Castle  —  In which Team Castle tosses tea partiers a curveball: If the right's new rock star thinks he's conservative enough, shouldn't they think so too?  I'm ... not so sure they should, partly because Christie's own “true conservative” …
Dan / Riehl World View:
Oh, Great, Now We Have Sand “Castle” Conservatives, Too
Henry Payne / Detroit News:
The irony of Jesse Jackson's stripped SUV  —  Add Jesse Jackson's ride to prominent vehicles being stripped in Detroit.  —  Following the embarrassing news that Mayor Dave Bing's GMC Yukon was hijacked by criminals this week, Detroit's Channel 7 reports that the Reverend's Caddy Escalade SUV …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
PRIVATE-SECTOR JOB GROWTH.... In the last post, we talked about the new monthly jobs report, with the chart we've all come to know and love.  But many of you have emailed to suggest it's time for a slightly different chart — one showing just the private sector job market.  —  It's a fair request.
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Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Private Sector in U.S. Added More Jobs Over Summer
Don Lee / Los Angeles Times:
Unemployment rises slightly in August to 9.6%
Discussion: Don Surber
David Catanese / The Politico:
Colo. GOP tries to push Maes out  —  Top Colorado Republicans are attempting to convince gubernatorial nominee Dan Maes to drop his bid for governor by the end of Friday, a well-placed Republican in the state tells POLITICO.  —  In a meeting Friday morning, party chairman Dick Wadhams …
Ezra Klein:
Repeal the 17th amendment?  —  During our discussion of the filibuster today — which you can stream over at C-SPAN's Web site — Heritage's Brian Darling talked a bit about the Senate's important role as a voice for the states.  Responding to a questioner, he went so far as to say he'd consider repeal …
Discussion: Mother Jones and RedState
Alex Seitz-Wald / Think Progress:
Ryan Knocks GOP Tax Cut Fantasy: 'I'm Not One Of These People Who Says That All Tax Cuts Pay For Themselves'  —  In their quest to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest two percent of Americans, many leading Republicans have invented a fantasy world in which tax cuts always pay for themselves through increased economic growth.
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Ryan: ‘Plenty of room’ to cut $700B from budget to extend high-end tax cuts
Discussion: The New Republic and The Gavel
Michelle Malkin / Townhall.com:
Big Labor's Legacy of Violence  —  To mark Labor Day 2010, President Obama will join hands with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in Milwaukee and pose as champions of the working class.  Bad move.  Trumka's organizing record is a shameful reminder of the union movement's violent and corrupt foundations.
Discussion: alicublog and Michelle Malkin
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Dave Cook / Christian Science Monitor:
AFL-CIO president to Sarah Palin: Change or be linked with McCarthyism
Aharding / CNN:
Tea Party candidate sparks backlash in Delaware  —  The Tea Party Express launched new ads supporting Delaware Republican primary Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell.  —  Washington (CNN) - Fresh on the heels of Joe Miller's surprising win over Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska Republican Senate primary …
Discussion: AmSpecBlog and The Other McCain
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
AP: ‘Combat in Iraq is not over, and we should not uncritically repeat suggestions that it is’  —  Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:30 PM  —  Subject: Standards Center guidance: The situation in Iraq  —  Many AP staffers are producing content that refers to the situation in Iraq.
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
AP refuses to use WH/NBC propaganda terms for Iraq
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Ben White / The Politico:
Dems have few options on economy  —  With another tepid jobs report in the books Friday, Democrats desperate for quick policy action to boost the economy face an excruciating dilemma, experts say.  —  The few things that might pass Congress — such as a payroll tax holiday or extended research …
Discussion: Power Line
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Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Is a Payroll Tax Holiday a Good Idea?
Discussion: EconLog, Firedoglake and Mother Jones
John Cook / Yahoo! News:
Pentagon declined to investigate hundreds of purchases of child pornography  —  A 2006 Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation into the purchase of child pornography online turned up more than 250 civilian and military employees of the Defense Department—including …
Discussion: Mother Jones and Politics Daily
Robert B. Reich / New York Times:
How to End the Great Recession  —  THIS promises to be the worst Labor Day in the memory of most Americans.  Organized labor is down to about 7 percent of the private work force.  Members of non-organized labor — most of the rest of us — are unemployed, underemployed or underwater.
Phil Izzo / Real Time Economics:
Broader U-6 Jobless Rate up to 16.7%: Why the Jump?  —  The U.S. jobless rate rose to 9.6% in August, but the government's broader measure of unemployment rose even more to 16.7%, the highest rate since April.  —  The comprehensive gauge of labor underutilization, known as the …
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Christopher S. Rugaber / Associated Press:
Despite hiring, US unemployment rate seems frozen
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
William Yardley / New York Times:
Alaska Winner, Lover of Privacy, Loses His Own  —  FAIRBANKS, Alaska — The man with the best chance of becoming the next senator from Alaska lives at the end of a long gravel road here at the edge of the continent.  Tribulation Trail is the name of his street.  Signs warn against trespassing.
CNN:
Senior Florida Democrat bucks party, endorses Crist  —  Florida Gov. Charlie Crist received a surprising endorsement on Thursday.  —  (CNN) - The highest ranking Democrat in Florida's state Senate on Thursday endorsed Republican-turned-independent Gov. Charlie Crist in his bid for the U.S. Senate.
Discussion: msnbc.com, Hot Air and TPMDC
Jerusalem Post:
US envoy Oren warns: Hizbullah has 15,000 rockets on border  —  Ambassador says Islamist group amassing arsenal in southern Lebanon with long enough range to hit Eilat; missiles now hidden beneath hospitals, homes and schools to avoid Israeli Air Force strikes.  —  Talkbacks (16)  —  Iranian Threat
Discussion: Power Line and Jihad Watch
Jeff Stein / SpyTalk:
Israeli spies wooing U.S. Muslims, sources say  —  The CIA took an internal poll not long ago about friendly foreign intelligence agencies.  —  The question, mostly directed to employees of the clandestine service branch, was: Which are the best allies among friendly spy services …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
David B. Caruso / Associated Press:
Backer of NYC mosque gave to Hamas-linked charity  —  NEW YORK - One of the investors in a proposed Islamic center near ground zero is a Long Island medical clinic owner whose expressions of sympathy for Palestinians included a donation to a charity later shut down for links to Hamas.
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Libtalker, Guest Ponder Glenn Beck Torture Methods  —  E-BECK-TROCUTION?  —  Lefties Devise New Torture Fantasies For FOX Talker  —  To those working inside the left-wing media's smear factory, the toughest job these days must surely be cooking up fresh new ways to destroy one's political opponents.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Survey USA poll shows Whitman, Fiorina leading in CA  —  Welcome to California ... the Red State.  At least that's what Survey USA finds in its latest poll of likely voters in the gubernatorial and Senate races, where Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina still lead.
National Review:
The Revolt of the Bourgeois  —  Tea partiers are mad as heck, and they’re letting the world know — politely.  —  The much-analyzed speeches at the Glenn Beck Lincoln Memorial rally weren't as notable as what the estimated 300,000 attendees did: follow instructions, listen quietly to hours of speeches, and throw out their trash.
Discussion: Don Surber and Moe Lane
Mark Levin / Facebook:
Perspective, boys, perspective  —  As I recall, National Review endorsed John McCain over J.D. Hayworth.  I don't recall any concerns mentioned about his Keating Five role or his widely reported temper tantrums.  No, J.D., we were told, had all kinds of flaws.
 
 
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Bruce Golding / New York Post:
Party on, gals  —  Tweet  —  Lola can still get into the Copa for free.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
New York Times:
Rangel Should Resign, Manhattan Voters Tell Poll
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
DAWN.COM:
US drone strikes kill 10 in Pakistan
Discussion: The Long War Journal
acus.org:
Atlantic Council  —  Senator Hagel Interview: Hagel …
Discussion: Think Progress and Newshoggers.com
Mark Oppenheimer / New York Times:
Web Site Mixes Satire, Religion and the Weather
Hugh Hewitt / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
“This pompous twerp, Bloomberg, who I think has come to embody …
Discussion: Liberty Pundits Blog
Jeffrey H. Anderson / Weekly Standard:
Wyden Undermines President's Signature Bill
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Alex Roarty / Politics PA:
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Democrat won't apologize for joke about Pelosi