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5:35 PM ET, September 3, 2010

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Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Private Sector in U.S. Added More Jobs Over the Summer  —  American businesses added more jobs in the last three months than originally estimated, but the wheels of the economic recovery are still spinning in place.  —  Multimedia  —  Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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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.
Wall Street Journal:
The Small Business The 97% Fallacy  —  The president's plan to raise top marginal rates is holding back the very people who should be leading the economic recovery.  —  When Congress returns from its summer recess, members will face a pivotal decision about the expiring Bush tax cuts.
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Democrat won't apologize for joke about Pelosi
Discussion: www2.dothaneagle.com
New York Times:
New York Poll Finds Wariness for Muslim Site  —  Two-thirds of New York City residents want a planned Muslim community center and mosque to be relocated to a less controversial site farther away from ground zero in Lower Manhattan, including many who describe themselves as supporters of the project, according to a New York Times poll.
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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.
Discussion: Riehl World View
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Dan / Riehl World View:
Oh, Great, Now We Have Sand “Castle” Conservatives, Too
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.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Real Story  —  Next week, President Obama is scheduled to propose new measures to boost the economy.  I hope they're bold and substantive, since the Republicans will oppose him regardless — if he came out for motherhood, the G.O.P. would declare motherhood un-American.
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Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Is a Payroll Tax Holiday a Good Idea?
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
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.
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 …
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CBS4Denver:
Buck Says He No Longer Supports Maes
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 …
Kirk Johnson / New York Times:
Fewer Young Voters See Themselves as Democrats  —  FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The college vote is up for grabs this year — to an extent that would have seemed unlikely two years ago, when a generation of young people seemed to swoon over Barack Obama.  —  Enlarge This Image
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Wyden Defects on ObamaCare  —  The Oregon Democrat breaks ranks with the White House.  —  Most Democrats have come to understand that they can't run on ObamaCare, but few have the temerity of Ron Wyden.  The Oregon Senator is the first to break with the policy underpinnings of the bill he voted for.
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Jeffrey H. Anderson / Weekly Standard:
Wyden Undermines President's Signature Bill
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Weigel
CNN:
Palin's ‘impotent’ comments make rounds  —  Sarah Palin has set the blogosphere ablaze again.  —  (CNN) - Sarah Palin has managed to set the blogosphere ablaze again, this time after appearing to use sexual metaphors to slam mainstream media reporters who rely on anonymous sources.
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 …
Henry Olsen / American Enterprise Institute:
The Big Drop: Employment Rate Cause for Concern  —  Friday's labor report is the latest confirmation that our economy is sputtering.  A loss of 54,000 jobs and a 9.6 percent unemployment rate are bad enough.  But a deeper look, at the little-known civilian employment-population ratio …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Sestak backs off Israel letter  —  Bill Kristol and Gary Bauer's hawkish Emergency Committee for Israel has been attacking a series of members of Congress who were among the 54 signatories to a letter, circulated by the liberal group J Street, which pressed Israel to ease conditions in Gaza …
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.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
New evidence undermines feds' case against Arizona  —  You've heard a lot about the Justice Department's lawsuit to stop the new Arizona immigration law.  But that's just one part of the Obama administration's multi-front war on immigration enforcement in Arizona.
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: TPMDC
 
 
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Colorado Pols:
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The Huffington Post:
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Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Pollak v. Schakowsky
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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: Atlas Shrugs
National Review:
The Revolt of the Bourgeois  —  Tea partiers are mad as heck …
Discussion: Don Surber
 Earlier Items: 
Alex Roarty / Politics PA:
PoliticsPA: Obama coming in for Sestak on Sept. 20
CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama approval up after Iraq speech
Discussion: Politics Daily
Dave Cook / Christian Science Monitor:
AFL-CIO president to Sarah Palin: Change or be linked with McCarthyism
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
JSOnline:
Feingold to miss Obama Labor Day visit