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10:05 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.
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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
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  —  American businesses added more jobs in the last three months than originally estimated, calming fears of a double-dip recession.  Yet the pace of growth signaled that the wheels of the economic recovery were still spinning in place.  —  Multimedia
Don Lee / Los Angeles Times:
Unemployment rises slightly in August to 9.6%
Discussion: Don Surber
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 …
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: RedState
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Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
One Dollar, One Vote?  —  Nobody wants to repeal George Bush's tax cuts …
Discussion: Guardian
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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Alex Seitz-Wald / Think Progress:
Ryan Knocks GOP Tax Cut Fantasy: 'I'm Not One Of These People …
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
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
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
Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Unemployment rate rises, in sign of weak growth
Discussion: The Plum Line and The Nation
Dave Cook / Christian Science Monitor:
AFL-CIO president to Sarah Palin: Change or be linked with McCarthyism  —  AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka charged that if Republican political star Sarah Palin is not more careful in her choice of words, the political movement she has helped to create will be linked with 1950s McCarthyism.
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Michelle Malkin / Townhall.com:
Big Labor's Legacy of Violence
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
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: Politics Daily and Mother Jones
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.
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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 …
Jeffrey H. Anderson / Weekly Standard:
Wyden Undermines President's Signature Bill  —  Jay Cost noted that Democratic senator Ron Wyden sent a letter last week to Oregon health authority director Bruce Goldberg, in which Wyden states that the federal government “has never had the flexibility” or the “will” to implement “innovative solutions” to our health care woes.
Discussion: Weigel and Washington Monthly
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Wall Street Journal:
Wyden Defects on ObamaCare
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Is a Payroll Tax Holiday a Good Idea?  —  That's the question of the day, now that a new article in the Washington Post indicates that the government is considering a package of business tax breaks to stimulate jobs ahead of the mid-terms, including a payroll tax holiday.  —  Thoughts:
Discussion: EconLog, The New Republic and Guardian
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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: Hot Air, msnbc.com and TPMDC
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
 
 
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Jeff Stein / SpyTalk:
Israeli spies wooing U.S. Muslims, sources say
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Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
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New York Times:
Rangel Should Resign, Manhattan Voters Tell Poll
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DAWN.COM:
US drone strikes kill 10 in Pakistan
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
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Hugh Hewitt / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
“This pompous twerp, Bloomberg, who I think has come to embody …
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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
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Democrat won't apologize for joke about Pelosi
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Sestak backs off Israel letter