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8:35 PM ET, September 14, 2010

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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 …
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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 Good / The Atlantic Online:
Castle Seeing ‘Good Turnout’
Discussion: FrumForum
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
Is Castle Really a RINO?
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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The Note:
Senate Democrats Overcome GOP Filibuster of Small Business Bill  —  ABC News' Matthew Jaffe reports:  —  Senate Democrats today overcame a summer-long Republican filibuster of a bill to jumpstart job growth by providing small businesses with a $30 billion lending fund and around $12 billion in tax relief.
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  —  (Reuters) - Like many Nevadans, hairdresser Helen Elgas is trying to decide between the devil she knows and the devil she doesn't, and the future of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, hangs in the balance.  —  Sitting in the shade of a strip mall …
Discussion: msnbc.com, TPMDC and National Review
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 …
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Paul / Power Line:
Leader of the pack  —  Most of the reasonably well-informed Repubicans I know think the race for the Republican presidential nomination is wide-open.  They see a field of high-profile candidates consisting potentially of Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and Newt Gingrich …
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Bill O'Reilly on Tax Cut Debate: Boehner ‘Was Caught In A Tanning Bed’
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
RAND PAUL'S LIMITED UNDERSTANDING OF THE BUDGET....
Discussion: Guardian and Salon
Kos / Daily Kos:
KY-Sen: Paul with a lead, Conway still undefined
Discussion: TPMDC
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.”
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Jonathan Weisman / Washington Wire:   Plouffe: Ready to Help Obama, If Asked
Keith Koffler / The Politico:
President Obama's peril in assailing Rep. John Boehner
Discussion: Washington Post, CNN, DCCC and Moonbattery
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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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
False Alarm  —  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 that report …
The Huffington Post:
Obama Renominates Five Stalled Judicial Appointees
Discussion: ACS Blog, Reuters and Althouse
Ezra Klein:
Democrats turn to meaningless word games  —  Greg Sargent reports that House Democrats want to rebrand the extension of Bush's middle-class tax cuts as “the Obama tax cuts for the middle class.”  —  Sigh.  Whether you think this is a good idea, a bad idea or a totally meaningless waste of time …
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Rush Limbaugh backs John Boehner
Discussion: CNN, iowahawk and Hot Air
Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Snowe suggests she's open to deal on tax cut extension
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Ohio GOP senator leaning against extending Bush tax cuts
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 …
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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 …
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
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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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate defeats plan to strip filing requirement from health law
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.
Discussion: Pam's House Blend and Gawker
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.
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: Wonkette and Hot Air
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
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 …
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.
Celeste Katz / NY Daily News:
Sen. Charles Schumer fumes after new voting system fails at his local polling place in Brooklyn  —  Apparently even Sen. Chuck Schumer isn't immune to the pitfalls of the new voting system.  —  What the hElmo is going on with these voting machines?  —  A party insider told me Schumer showed …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Daniels to decide on presidential bid in ‘months’  —  Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels suggested to reporters today he'd decide early next year on whether or not to run for President in 2012, his first hint at a timeline for the decision.  —  “I've said I've made no final decision about running …
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Midterms imperil immigration bill  —  A Republican rout in November would usher in a class of Senate freshmen who ran on pledges of no amnesty for illegal immigrants — a changing of the guard that could doom President Barack Obama's already faint chances of passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill in his first term.
 
 
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Luca Di Leo / Real Time Economics:
Goldman: Fed May Announce New Asset Purchases in November
The Note:
First NRSC Ad... in Kentucky?
Discussion: CNN and Ben Smith's Blog
Catherine Rampell / Economix:
What's Holding Back Small Businesses?
Aharding / CNN:
CNN Poll: Only quarter of public trusts government
Discussion: Say Anything
Brady Dennis / Washington Post:
More banks missing TARP dividend payments
 Earlier Items: 
Dean Dad / Confessions of a Community College Dean:
When We Say “College,” We Don't Mean You...  Sigh.  The New York Times strikes again.
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Eschaton
Joe / Joe. My. God.:
INDIANA: 15 Year-Old Boy Commits Suicide Over Anti-Gay Bullying
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
Aharding / CNN:
Former GOP leader apologizes to Obama, calls Republicans ‘racist’