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1:45 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 …
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 …
Aharding / CNN:
Palin robocall for Christine O'Donnell
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’ …
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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Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press:
GOP spokesman: Senate GOP to oppose Obama tax plan
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
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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Alexander Nicholson / Congress Blog:
Reid my lips: no forgiveness if no NDAA in September
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
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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Cheyenne Hopkins / American Banker:
White House Considers Naming Warren ‘Interim’ CFPB Head  —  WASHINGTON — The White House is considering appointing Elizabeth Warren as interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, bypassing a likely Senate confirmation battle, according to sources.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Firedoglake
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Meredith Shiner / The Politico:   W.H. denies plan to avoid Warren fight
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
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.
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 …
Clifford J. Levy / New York Times:
Microsoft Changes Policy Over Russian Crackdown  —  MOSCOW — Microsoft announced sweeping changes on Monday to ensure that the authorities in Russia and elsewhere do not use crackdowns on software piracy as an excuse to suppress advocacy or opposition groups, effectively prohibiting its lawyers from taking part in such cases.
Quinnipiac University:
Many U.S. Voters Say No Citizenship For Immigrant Kids, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Muslims Have Right To Mosque, But It's Inappropriate  —  American voters say 48 - 45 percent that the United States should end the practice of granting citizenship to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants …
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.
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 …
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Signs of a Democratic Rebound?  —  Connecticut Senate - Many race watchers had pegged the Connecticut Senate race as an “upset special.”  After all, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal had committed what looked a self-inflicted wound when it was discovered that he had exaggerated his military service.
 
 
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