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10:20 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 …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Krauthammer: Palin's and DeMint's endorsements of O'Donnell are destructive, capricious, irresponsible  —  Via the Right Scoop.  There's nothing here that you haven't heard before, but since “true conservatives” are in RINO-stomp mode towards Paul Mirengoff and John McCormack and Jim Geraghty …
Aharding / CNN:
Palin robocall for Christine O'Donnell
Discussion: The Page, The Note and The Other McCain
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
After Volatile Primary Season, G.O.P. Faces New Test  —  As the long and turbulent primary season of the midterm election campaign drew to a close on Monday, the Republican establishment was placing its confidence on hold and bracing for the prospect that voters in yet another state would send …
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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Boehner Plays Central Role in Democratic Ad
Charles Mahtesian / The Politico:
What to watch in Tuesday's primaries
Discussion: CNN
ABCNEWS:
Delaware Senate Race: A Kamikaze Republican and the Tea Party
Ezra Klein:
Wonkbook: GOP doubles down on Bush tax cuts; possible recess appointment for Warren; EPA vote  —  Republicans spent much of yesterday walking back John Boehner's conciliatory comments on the Bush tax cuts.  Mitch McConnell and the Senate GOP, in particular, made it clear that either everyone …
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Hans Nichols / Bloomberg:
Obama May Name Warren as Interim Consumer Finance Agency Head
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Swampland
Mark Tapscott / Washington Examiner:
McConnell intros Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2010  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky drew the line in the sand with President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid yesterday, introducing the Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2010 to extend the Bush tax cuts of 2001 …
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Roxana Tiron / The Hill:
Reid seeks to move 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal legislation
Ed O'Keefe / Federal Eye:
'Don't ask, don't tell' policy facing a Senate vote next week
Discussion: Politics Daily and FrumForum
Quinnipiac University:
Blumenthal Up Just 6 Points In Connecticut Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Much McMahon Support Is Anti-Blumenthal  —  Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the Democrat, leads Republican former wrestling executive Linda McMahon 51 - 45 percent among likely voters …
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Mitch Daniels makes White House moves  —  Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has been holding a series of private dinners with top Republican business leaders, policy hands and donors from around the country since this spring, an indication that he's thinking more seriously about a presidential bid than he publicly lets on.
Discussion: The Page, FrumForum and Shakesville
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Confessing to Crime, but Innocent  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eddie Lowery lost 10 years of his life for a crime he did not commit.  There was no physical evidence at his trial for rape, but one overwhelming factor put him away: he confessed.  —  At trial, the jury heard details that prosecutors insisted …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Only Nixon Could Go to China  —  How Obama can help ease “Islamophobia.”  —  “One of the things that I most admired about President Bush was after 9/11, him being crystal-clear about the fact that we were not at war with Islam,” President Obama said in his Friday press conference.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
John / Power Line:
Did Castle Vote to Impeach Bush?  —  The madness continues, as activists who support Christine O'Donnell in the Delaware Senate primary have stepped up their attacks on Mike Castle by alleging that he voted to impeach President Bush.  That will come as a surprise to those who wonder …
The Hill:
Democratic aides may get cold shoulder from K Street after midterms  —  Democratic congressional aides aiming for a big payday from K Street have seen their value plummet with their party's declining fortunes, according to corporate headhunters and lobbyists.
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
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 …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Clyburn: Dems aren't thinking about a future without Pelosi  —  A top House Democrat dismissed the notion that the party is planning for a future without Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as its leader in the House.  —  House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said he knew nothing about rumors …
Discussion: CNN
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.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Delaware and NH General Election Number Preview  —  Just finished the general election numbers in Delaware and New Hampshire.  Not going to release them until Wednesday when we have nominees but in one case the conventional wisdom about who's more electable was confirmed and in the other it was not:
Discussion: The Politico and Hot Air
Michael Luo / New York Times:
G.O.P. Allies Drive Ad Spending Disparity  —  Outside groups supporting Republican candidates in House and Senate races across the country have been swamping their Democratic-leaning counterparts on television since early August as the midterm election season has begun heating up.
The White House:
Remarks of President Barack Obama -As Prepared for Delivery - Back to School Speech Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  —  Hello Philadelphia!  It's wonderful to be here.  Today is about welcoming all of you and all of America's students back to school - and I can't think of a better place to do it than Masterman.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and American Power
 
 
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