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11:00 PM ET, September 14, 2010

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Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Insurgent Republican Wins in Delaware  —  The Tea Party movement scored another victory on Tuesday, helping to propel a dissident Republican, Christine O'Donnell, to a stunning upset win over Representative Michael N. Castle in the race for the United States Senate nomination in Delaware.
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David Catanese / The Politico:
Ex-aide: Christine O'Donnell a ‘complete fraud’  —  WILMINGTON, Del. — Christine O'Donnell's former campaign manager has recorded an Election Day robocall for the Delaware Republican Party meant to shred the tea-party-backed candidate's conservative credentials as voters head to the polls.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Christine O'Donnell upsets Mike Castle in Delaware Senate primary  —  Marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell defeated Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware Senate primary tonight.  White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.  AP Photo/Rob Carr  —  Marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell upset …
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
‘Now is the Time For the Idiots Who Supported My Opponent to Unite Behind Me...’  —  This evening, in the state of Delaware somebody will win the GOP primary, and declare something like, “And now, I ask for all Republicans to unite behind my candidacy.”  At that moment, across the state …
Mark Levin / Facebook:
McCormack & Frum  —  John McCormack at the Weekly Standard is picked up by David Frum's website here:  —  I'm not surprised.  The Bob Woodward of his time (that would be McCormack) has spent the past week or so repeating talking points provided to him or lifted from other sites or going through …
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
GOP nightmare: O'Donnell topples Castle  —  The path to a Republican Senate takeover narrowed to the point of vanishing Tuesday night, as marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell upset Rep. Mike Castle in Delaware's Senate primary and likely dashed the GOP's hopes of capturing the seat in the process.
Hotline On Call:
DE SEN: O'Donnell Pulls Off Stunning Upset Over Castle
The Note:
Christine O'Donnell, Tea Party Shock GOP Establishment in Delaware
Discussion: TPMDC, CNN and Scared Monkeys
Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
Castle Seeing ‘Good Turnout’
Discussion: FrumForum
Aharding / CNN:
Hill Hallways: Cornyn doesn't sugercoat O'Donnell
Discussion: Hot Air, The Daily Caller and The Hill
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Tea Party Float Depicts Obama Whipping A White ‘Future Tax Payer’ Pulling A Wagon  —  At the annual Sportsman's Day parade last weekend in Naches, WA (a small town southeast of Seattle), a tea party group called “Remember Us We The People” — which is affiliated with the Tea Party Patriots …
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Benjamin Sarlin / The Daily Beast:
How Republicans Could Lose the Tea Party  —  If the GOP retakes Congress and doesn't immediately take on the Tea Partiers' top issue, the national debt, they face a backlash that could cost them the support of the movement—whose expectations are sky high.  —  For Tea Partiers …
Paul / Power Line:   Leader of the pack  —  Most of the reasonably well-informed Repubicans …
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Bill O'Reilly on Tax Cut Debate: Boehner ‘Was Caught In A Tanning Bed’
David Lester / Yakima Herald-Republic:
Some paradegoers vexed by political parade float
Discussion: Jesus' General
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
RAND PAUL'S LIMITED UNDERSTANDING OF THE BUDGET....
Discussion: Guardian and Salon
Chris Stirewalt / Fox News:
Fox News Polls Track Midterm Election Races in 5 Key States  —  Florida GOP Senate nominee Marco Rubio has jumped to a 16-point lead over independent Charlie Crist, according to the latest Fox News poll, as Republicans make gains across the country on dissatisfaction with President Obama's agenda.
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Aharding / CNN:
Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill  —  Harry Reid said he will add the DREAM Act to a defese policy bill next week.  —  Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he will add the DREAM Act, a controversial immigration measure, to a defense policy bill the Senate will take up next week.
Peter Henderson / Reuters:
Nevada eyes big political gamble
Discussion: msnbc.com, TPMDC and National Review
FITSNews:
How Republicans Party  —  The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) held its annual fall Board of Directors meeting in Charleston, S.C. last weekend - a decision the organization is likely regretting after several controversial pictures from one of the meeting's sponsored events began surfacing on the internet.
The Note:
Speaker Pelosi ‘Absolutely’ Confident Dems Will Retain House Majority  —  ABC News' Dean Norland & John R. Parkinson report:  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer spoke with reporters late Tuesday evening as they headed into the Democrat caucus to discuss the party's plan to move America forward.
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Roger Simon / Reuters:
‘2010 is gone for Democrats’  —  “He cannot save 2010,” the big-time Democrat is saying of Barack Obama.  “It is gone.  He must now concentrate on saving 2012.  But the biggest fear of some of those close to him is that he might not really want to go on in 2012, that he might not really care.”
The Huffington Post:
Dodd: Congress Could Defund Consumer Bureau Over Warren Interim Appointment  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Outgoing Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) warned Tuesday that an interim appointment of Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “jeopardizes the existence” of the nascent agency.
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NY Daily News:
Koran burner Derek Fenton fired from his job at NJ Transit  —  A radical who burned pages from the Koran outside a planned mosque near Ground Zero was fired from his job at NJ Transit, sources and authorities confirmed.  —  Derek Fenton, an 11-year employee at NJ Transit, was fired Monday …
Aharding / CNN:
Democrats tout “major” announcement Wednesday  —  DNC Chairman Tim Kaine plans to make a ‘major annoucement’ on Wednesday.  —  Washington (CNN) - Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine plans to make what's being billed as a major announcement Wednesday about the future of the party …
Discussion: Bearing Drift, Wonkette and Hot Air
Megan R. Wilson / OpenSecrets.org:
Journalists, Media Professionals Donating Frequently to Federal Political Candidates this Election Cycle  —  Last year, Christopher Hayes gave $250 to the congressional campaign of a good friend, Alabama Democrat Josh Segall.  —  That's hardly noteworthy, but for one factor: Hayes is the Washington …
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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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Polls Have Tightened? Not So Fast
Michael Kinsley / The Atlantic Online:
The Least We Can Do  —  Self-absorbed, self-indulged, and self-loathing, the Baby Boom generation at last has the chance to step out of the so-called Greatest Generation's historical shadow.  Boomers may not have the opportunity to save the world, as their predecessors did …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Ex-Gov. Ehrlich crushes Palin-backed rival  —  Former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich won the GOP gubernatorial primary Tuesday to set up a rematch with Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) in November.  —  Ehrlich crushed investor Brian Murphy by some 60 points.  With only 20 precincts reporting, the Associated Press declared him the winner.
Discussion: CNN
David Weigel / Slate:
Why is Gingrich pushing Dinesh D'Souza's crazy theory about Obama's “Kenyan anti-colonialism”?  —  The release of a new book by Dinesh D'Souza prompts a perennial question: Why do people keep publishing books by Dinesh D'Souza?  —  There's a simple answer.
Seema Mehta / PolitiCal:
Clinton endorses Brown for governor, ignores Brown's slight  —  Former President Bill Clinton endorsed Jerry Brown's bid to become governor on Tuesday, saying he and Brown had put the ugliness from their 1992 primary battle behind them and that Republican Meg Whitman's ad that featured him was misleading.
 
 
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Dean Dad / Confessions of a Community College Dean:
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Aharding / CNN:
Former GOP leader apologizes to Obama, calls Republicans ‘racist’