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1:10 PM ET, September 14, 2010

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Wall Street Journal:
The 1099 Insurrection  —  The White House fights an effort to ease a burden on small business.  —  You might not have seen it reported, but the Senate will vote this morning on whether to repeal part of ObamaCare that it passed only months ago.  The White House is opposed …
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Aharding / CNN:
Hill Hallways: McConnell on Boehner's tax cut position
Discussion: The Note
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Rush Limbaugh backs John Boehner
Darren Samuelsohn / The Politico:
Greens wants their McCain back
John Feehery / Pundits Blog:   Mixing the message on purpose
Erika Lovley / Reuters:
Dem aides could face massive layoffs
Discussion: RedState
National Review:
Obama v. Boehner?
David Rogers / The Politico:
Hill battles over Bush tax cuts
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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CNN:
Bill Kristol on Christine O'Donnell: No Sarah Palin  —  (CNN) - Guess who's getting slimed now in the increasingly nasty Senate race in Delaware: Republican stalwarts Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes.  —  The charge: both men, editors of the conservative magazine the Weekly Standard …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and TBogg
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
G.O.P. Braces for More Discontent in Primaries  —  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 …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
McConnell says he'll back Tea Party candidate if she wins Delaware primary
Discussion: CNN
The Washington Independent:
Who Would the Tax Increases Hurt?  —  Politicians Debate the Real Cost and Effects of Possible Tax Increases on the Rich  —  This week, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), who caucuses with the Democrats, addressed a local chapter of the Chamber of Commerce in Middlesex, Conn. …
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Ezra Klein:
Democrats turn to meaningless word games
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Nelson: ‘It Would Be Very Hard For Me To Support’ …
Mark Tapscott / Washington Examiner:   McConnell intros Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2010
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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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Lieberman ‘hopes’ Democrats will hold Senate majority, but won't campaign
Discussion: CNN and ctmirror.org
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 …
David Catanese / The Politico:
Ex-aide rips O'Donnell in robocall  —  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.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and FoxNews.com
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Aharding / CNN:
GOP Robocall: O'Donnell ‘Out to Make a Buck’
Discussion: The Politico and TalkLeft
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
New Polls Show Mostly Republican Leads  —  Fox News is set to release a series of new polls of likely voters in several key states.  They were released early to users of their new iPhone app.  —  Florida: Marco Rubio (R) leads Gov. Charlie Crist (I) in the U.S. Senate race, 43% to 27%, with Rep. Kendrick Meek (D) at 21%.
Discussion: Weekly Standard
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Obama Picks Warren  —  Reports coming in that President Obama will name Elizabeth Warren as interim director of the consumer protection bureau created by the new financial regulatory law.  —  Late Update: Maybe not so fast.  Fox was one of the outlets originally reporting this and has now retracted …
Discussion: Reuters and Balloon Juice
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Ezra Klein:
Wonkbook: GOP doubles down on Bush tax cuts; possible recess …
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.
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Voices of reason notice the right wing is bats**t insane  —  Voices Of Reason  —  Ben Smith notes that George Packer and Andrew Sullivan are lamenting the irrationality of the right and he posits that liberals are going to be increasingly relying on this argument the more we lose.
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Aharding / CNN:
Former GOP leader apologizes to Obama, calls Republicans ‘racist’  —  Miami, Florida (CNN) - The ex-chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, Jim Greer, is now apologizing for stoking fears about President Obama's address to school children last year.  —  Greer, now under indictment …
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 …
Jim Tankersley / Congressional Connection Poll:
Despite Electoral Landscape, GOP Proposals Not Popular  —  Americans offer tepid support for much of the Republican Party's domestic agenda, including repealing the new healthcare law and extending tax cuts for the wealthy, according to the latest Society for Human Resource Management/National …
Washington Post:
Jobless are straining Social Security's disability benefits program  —  The number of former workers seeking Social Security disability benefits has spiked with the nation's economic problems, heightening concern that the jobless are expanding the program beyond its intended purpose of aiding the disabled.
Mark Bowden / The Atlantic Online:
The Salesman  —  Experienced, emotional, marked by personal tragedy and political setback, Joe Biden is in many ways the antithesis of the president he serves.  But his stock has risen steadily in the West Wing, and with the Democrats poised to lose much of their leverage in the midterm elections …
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
Daniel de Vise / Washington Post:
Report: More women than men in U.S. earned doctorates last year for first time  —  For the first time, more women than men in the United States received doctoral degrees last year, the culmination of decades of change in the status of women at colleges nationwide.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
 
 
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