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12:35 AM ET, September 14, 2010

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Matt Lewis / Politics Daily:
Charles Krauthammer Slams Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint Over Delaware Endorsement  —  On Monday's edition of Fox News' “Special Report with Bret Beir,” columnist Charles Krauthammer criticized former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim Demint (R-SC) for endorsing Delaware Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell …
Discussion: GOP 12
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The Huffington Post:
Tom Ross, Delaware GOP Chair, Threatened With ‘Bullet In The Head’  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  The chairman of the Delaware Republican Party received a death threat last week over his support for Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del) over Tea Party challenger Christine O'Donnell in the state's upcoming Senate primary …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
2 Insurgents Could Hurt G.O.P. Chances for Senate Takeover  —  Tomorrow's primaries in New York and six other states - the last of the 2010 cycle, save for Saturday's primary in Hawaii and a runoff in Louisiana on Oct. 2 — originally looked as though they'd have little impact on the electoral landscape.
Aharding / CNN:
Palin robocall for Christine O'Donnell  —  Sarah Palin has taped a last-minute robo-call for Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell.  —  Lewes, Delaware (CNN) - Sarah Palin is taking on the GOP establishment again.  —  “I can relate to the vicious personal attacks …
Discussion: The Page and Ballot Box
ABCNEWS:
Delaware Senate Race: A Kamikaze Republican and the Tea Party
Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Christine O'Donnell Targeting ‘Hillary Democrats’ …
The Note:
From the Campaign Notebook - Delaware: The GOP Primary and the Candidates
Discussion: Mediaite
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
President Obama seeks his inner Bill Clinton and feels voters' pain  —  President Obama told a small crowd in Fairfax, Va., on Monday that he would stand in the hot sun with them and “feel their pain.”  —  He was meeting with a Fairfax family for a backyard discussion on the economy …
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Elevating John Boehner (and will it work)  —  The White House has become very interested in House Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) of late.  —  In a speech last week in Ohio, President Barack Obama mentioned Boehner a whopping eight times(!) and White House surrogates spent …
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Boehner Plays Central Role in Democratic Ad
Discussion: The Politico
Timothy R. Homan / Bloomberg:
Rich Americans Save Tax Cuts Instead of Spending, Moody's Says  —  Hand the wealthiest Americans a tax cut and history suggests they will save the money rather than spend it.  —  Tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 under President George W. Bush were followed by increases in the saving rate among the rich …
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Cantor, Ryan distance themselves from Boehner on middle class tax cuts
Discussion: TPMDC, CNN, Think Progress and Daily Kos
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
MCCONNELL BREAKS WITH BOEHNER, WILL FIGHT MIDDLE-CLASS TAX BREAKS. …
David Frum / FrumForum:
Gingrich: Obama Wants Whitey's Money  —  Newt Gingrich upped the rhetoric against the president on Friday night.  Interviewed by National Review's Robert Costa, Gingrich cited Dinesh D'Souza's cover story in Forbes. … With the Forbes story and now the Gingrich endorsement …
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Sherry Devlin / Missoula Editor:
We didn't “sneak in” to Sarah Palin's speech  —  First: This blogpost is not about politics.  —  Second: Contrary to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's warning to the standing-room-only crowd at this afternoon's Teen Challenge fundraiser in Missoula, the media did not “sneak in” to her speech.
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Alex Seitz-Wald / Think Progress:
Paranoid Palin Hunts For Media ‘Moles’ At Montana Speech
Discussion: News Hounds
Chris Johnson / Washington Blade:
Reid to schedule 'Don't Ask' vote next week  —  The Washington Blade has learned that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) intends to schedule a vote next week on major defense budget legislation that contains “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” repeal language, regardless of any objection from members of the U.S. Senate.
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Michelle Malkin:
Document drop: Breaking: DOJ Inspector General will investigate Obama voting rights record  —  Just obtained this letter from Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine to members of Congress informing them that he will open up a review of the Obama administration's selective enforcement …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and JOSHUAPUNDIT
Virginia Wheeler / myfoxdc WTTG FOX 5:
UK Teenager Banned From America For Life Over Obscene Obama Email  —  A British teenager who sent an email to the White House calling President Obama an obscenity was banned from America for life, The Sun reported Monday.  —  The FBI asked local cops to tell college student Luke Angel, 17, his drunken insult was “unacceptable.”
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Michelle Malkin:
What will — and won't — get you banned from the U.S.
Discussion: AmSpecBlog
Paul / Power Line:
U.S. government hails ominous news from Turkey  —  The most significant event of the weekend, I would argue, occurred in Turkey.  There, voters approved a sweeping package of constitutional reforms and, in the process, gave Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan a vote of confidence.
Michiko Kakutani / New York Times:
Digging for the Roots of Conservative Rage  —  In his new book, “The Backlash: Right-Wing Radicals, High-Def Hucksters, and Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama,” the progressive journalist Will Bunch serves up his own anatomy of the Tea Party movement, that loose agglomeration of right-wing insurgents …
Discussion: Philly.com
Michael Scherer / Swampland:
Jerry Brown: “I Did Not Have Taxes With This State” UPDATED  —  The rap on the California Democrats' great gubernatorial hope, Jerry Brown, is that he is refreshingly his own guy.  He says what he thinks, when he thinks it.  And this may be one of his top selling points against his Republican rival …
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Andy Stepanian / The Huffington Post:
“I Love The Mosque” Shirts Printed by Activists to Challenge Islamophobia  —  What's Your Reaction:  —  People say you worry more as you get older.  I am wondering if it is that exact sentiment that is resonating in me now.  It's 10pm on Friday night, September 10th …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Liberal despair: Age of irrationality  —  A couple of influential writers broadly in sympathy with Obama today float the same notion: That we're living in a fundamentally unreasonable age, that voters basically can't be trusted, and that democracy is just barely muddling through.
Discussion: The Daily Dish, Hullabaloo and RedState
Leon H. Wolf / The New Ledger:
Meghan McCain's Dirty, Sexy Politics  —  On June 20, 2002, the United States Supreme Court decreed, in the case of Atkins v. Virginia, that the mildly mentally retarded were categorically exempt from capital punishment, reasoning that fully functional adults of diminished mental capacity …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
63% say trade out Snowe  —  Last November, right after she supported the health care bill in committee, we found that 59% of Maine Republicans wanted to replace Olympia Snowe with someone more conservative while only 31% said they would support her again in 2012.
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Generic Ballot Splits 48% for GOP, 43% for Dems  —  Republicans close to unanimous in supporting GOP candidates  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Forty-eight percent of registered voters favor Republican congressional candidates and 43% favor Democratic candidates in Gallup's national generic ballot for the week of Sept. 6-12.
Discussion: TPMDC, The Huffington Post and The Hill
 
 
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