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11:25 PM ET, September 3, 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.
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.
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
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 …
Karen Crummy / The Spot:   Dan Maes, Tom Tancredo both staying in the governor's race
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.
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Private Sector in U.S. Added More Jobs Over Summer
Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Unemployment rate rises, in sign of weak growth
Discussion: The Plum Line and The Nation
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 …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Democrat won't apologize for joke about Pelosi  —  Democratic Rep. Bobby Bright (Ala.) said Thursday he was “very surprised” his joke about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dying attracted a large amount of attention, but that he would not apologize for it.  —  Bright, a centrist Blue Dog who voted …
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.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
AP refuses to use WH/NBC propaganda terms for Iraq
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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
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
Michelle Malkin /
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: Michelle Malkin
Dave Cook / Christian Science Monitor:
AFL-CIO president to Sarah Palin: Change or be linked with McCarthyism
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
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
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Is a Payroll Tax Holiday a Good Idea?
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.
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.
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.
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:, Hot Air and TPMDC
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
The New York Times Company:
Peter Orszag to Write New York Times Op-Ed Column  —  Peter Orszag, economist and former director of the Office of Management and Budget, will become a contributing columnist for The New York Times Op-Ed page.  Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, his columns will appear one to two times a month …
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.
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.
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.
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Alternate History  —  The Democrats could be heading toward a defeat of historic proportions in November, but it is possible to imagine a scenario in which things might have turned out differently:  —  On Dec. 16, 2008, President-elect Barack Obama and his senior aides gathered for a briefing on the state of the U.S. economy.
CQ-Roll Call / The Eye:
Alaska: Miller Getting Serious About Fundraising  —  Alaska Republican Senate hopeful Joe Miller has hired a prominent Washington, D.C., fundraiser to help fuel his general election campaign against Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams (D).  —  Miller, a Fairbanks attorney who narrowly ousted Senate …
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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
US drone strikes kill 10 in Pakistan
Discussion: The Long War Journal
Phil Izzo / Real Time Economics:
Broader U-6 Jobless Rate up to 16.7%: Why the Jump?
Atlantic Council  —  Senator Hagel Interview: Hagel …
Discussion: Think Progress and
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
 Earlier Items: 
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
He's Not Even A 911 family Member
Liz Benjamin / Capital Tonight:
9/11 Family Members Defend 9/11 Anti-Mosque Rally
Discussion: American Power and Atlas Shrugs
National Review:
The Revolt of the Bourgeois  —  Tea partiers are mad as heck …
Discussion: Don Surber
Alex Roarty / Politics PA:
PoliticsPA: Obama coming in for Sestak on Sept. 20