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7:35 PM ET, September 13, 2010

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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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David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
McConnell Offers Bill to Keep Bush-Era Tax Rates
Discussion: The Politico and Economist's View
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
MCCONNELL BREAKS WITH BOEHNER, WILL FIGHT MIDDLE-CLASS TAX BREAKS. …
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Democrats challenge Nancy Pelosi on taxes
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
“The Obama tax cuts for the middle class”
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
House Dems Will Not Force Vote On Middle Class Tax Cuts
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
McConnell Spox: No Pledge From GOP Members To Filibuster Tax Cut Bill
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 …
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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.
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Conservative group didn't think O'Donnell could win in Del.  —  A large conservative advocacy group aligned with the Tea Party movement stayed out of the Delaware Senate race over concerns about Republican Christine O'Donnell's candidacy.  —  “We stayed out of that race because we're …
Michelle Malkin:
The DE Senate GOP primary: Castle, Soros & a health advisory
David Catanese / The Politico:
Mike Castle: Outsiders trying to ‘take me out’
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.
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
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Alexander Nicholson / Congress Blog:
Reid my lips: no forgiveness if no NDAA in September  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a stark choice to make.  He can schedule the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for floor time and a vote during this Senate work period or he can take sole personal responsibility for continuing …
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Senate to debate gays in military
Discussion: The Page
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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Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
Forbes Embraces Birtherism Lite.  —  Sometimes it's best to think of racism as intellectual laziness.  That is, it reflects a failure to evaluate people for who they actually are, because its easier to slip them into a familiar, predetermined category that doesn't upset other related conclusions a person might have come to as a result.
Martin Peretz / The New Republic:
An Apology  —  Nicholas Kristof and I do not see the world—and America's role in it—in the same way.  I have sometimes expressed my disagreements with his opinions vociferously (vociferousness is my business).  But in yesterday's The New York Times, he quotes two sentences that I recently wrote …
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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
Timothy P. Carney / Beltway Confidential:
Pelosi has pocketed nearly twice as much lobbyist cash as Boehner  —  If you read this weekend's New York Times' hit job on would-be Speaker John Boehner and his “lobbyist friends,” you might think, as the reporter clearly thinks, that John Boehner is cozier with lobbyists than most powerful politicians are.
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Elevating John Boehner (and will it work)
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 …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and AmSpecBlog
Mark Halperin / The Page:
Halperin's Take: Brown Escalates War of Words With Bill Clinton  —  HALPERIN'S TAKE: The Whitman ad is probably the best TV spot by any campaign all cycle.  Clinton and Brown have always had a rough relationship, which probably hit rock bottom...  ... in 1992, when, in the same debate …
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Michael Scherer / Swampland:
Jerry Brown: “I Did Not Have Taxes With This State” UPDATED
Michelle Malkin:
What will — and won't — get you banned from the U.S.  —  President Obama's Department of Homeland Security and State Department are hard at work making sure that no drunk foreign teens who call the commander-in-chief names ever set foot in our country.  —  Feel safer?
Discussion: AmSpecBlog
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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
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.
Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
MIDTERM BIEBER FEVER  —  Internet-savvy types know that teen heartthrob Justin Bieber pretty much rules the web.  Just last week, rumor spread that Bieber's fan base was so active on Twitter that the microblogging website has servers dedicated just to him.  Twitter didn't confirm, but they didn't deny it, either.
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Reporting With the Weekly Standard
Discussion: Balloon Juice
WIS-TV:
Obit: In lieu of flowers, donate to anybody running against Obama in 2012 … ROME, GA (NBC) - About 50 people attended the funeral for Don Unsworth, a northwest Georgia businessman, father, grandfather and husband.  —  Described by family as lively, humorous and politically conservative …
Discussion: CNN, Weasel Zippers and HotAirPundit
 
 
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Cuba to cut one million public sector jobs
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David Dayen / Firedoglake:
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Banks' Plans for Foreclosed Homes Will Drive Market
Ann Friedman / American Prospect:
The Forever Culture War
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and pandagon.net
Lawrence Wright / New Yorker:
INTOLERANCE  —  When a dozen cartoons satirizing the Prophet …
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