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8:50 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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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 …
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Boehner Plays Central Role in Democratic Ad  —  WASHINGTON — Democrats are again stepping up their effort to elevate Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio into a symbol of the Republican Party virtually equivalent to the elephant.  And in doing so, they are executing a strategy intended …
ABCNEWS:
Delaware Senate Race: A Kamikaze Republican and the Tea Party
Aharding / CNN:
Palin robocall for Christine O'Donnell
Discussion: The Page
The Huffington Post:
Tom Ross, Delaware GOP Chair, Threatened With ‘Bullet In The Head’
Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Christine O'Donnell Targeting ‘Hillary Democrats’ …
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: Swampland
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:   W.H. denies plan to avoid Warren fight
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 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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Ed O'Keefe / Federal Eye:
'Don't ask, don't tell' policy facing a Senate vote next week
Discussion: FrumForum
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
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 and FrumForum
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Discussion: Washington Post and Joanne Jacobs
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
Virginia Wheeler / The Sun:
I barracked Obama  —  Dream Team - Fantasy Football is back!  —  A BRIT teen who sent an email to the White House calling President Obama a “p***k” has been banned from America FOR LIFE.  —  The furious 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
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
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
AIG Plots End to U.S. Aid  —  Insurer and Treasury Discuss Accelerating the Sale of Government's Stake  —  American International Group Inc. and its government overseers are in talks to speed up an exit plan designed to repay U.S. taxpayers in full while enabling the giant insurer to regain independence …
Discussion: naked capitalism and FrumForum
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: Hullabaloo, The Daily Dish and RedState
 
 
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Agence France Presse:
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
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