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12:05 PM ET, September 15, 2010

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Michelle Malkin:
Rove bashes O'Donnell; O'Donnell supporter at victory party strikes back; NRSC cuts and runs; Update: Soros Republican Castle won't back O'Donnell  —  Scroll for updates...  I just finished watching Karl Rove trashing GOP Senate primary winner Christine O'Donnell.  It was on Sean Hannity's FNC show.
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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Castle will not back O'Donnell  —  A Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) campaign source confirmed to The Hill late Tuesday that the longtime congressman will not be endorsing Christine O'Donnell.  —  The Tea Party-backed O'Donnell defeated Castle for Delaware's Republican Senate nomination.
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
GOP's Delaware Senate Nominee Christine O'Donnell Not a Big Fan of Evolution  —  Christine O'Donnell won't have to lie about this Senate race.  She won the Republican nomination for the Senate in Delaware fair and square, against a much more experienced, much more moderate, much more respected opponent …
Jillian Rayfield / TPMDC:
Christine O'Donnell's 1996 Anti-Masturbation Campaign On MTV's ‘Sex In The 90s’ (VIDEO)  —  Christine O'Donnell won the Republican nomination for senator in Delaware tonight, and Rachel Maddow wasted no time showing the footage she obtained of O'Donnell's 1996 appearance on MTV's “Sex In The 90s” TV show.
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Why Mike Castle Lost  —  Mike Castle might have been a wonderful general election candidate in the Delaware Senate race.  But he ran a terrible campaign in the Republican primary, which is why he lost to Christine O'Donnell, a Tea Party favorite.  —  Castle, Delaware's lone congressman, came up short in four separate ways.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and The Page
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 tonight.  Reuters  —  Marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell upset Rep. Mike Castle in the O'Donnell, who is making her third run for the Senate …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Soul-searching time: a GOP torn  —  Christine O'Donnell's surprise victory in the Delaware Senate GOP primary Tuesday left Republicans in conflict, senior party officials openly fretting that the Senate is now out of reach and Democrats overjoyed that the opposition has handed them a late …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Coons up big  —  Republicans more than likely cost themselves a Senate seat last night.  Chris Coons begins the general election in Delaware with a 50-34 lead over Christine O'Donnell.  Mike Castle would have led Coons by a 45-35 margin.  —  While O'Donnell may have ingratiated herself …
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Christine O'Donnell on Rove's ‘Un-factual’ Remarks and ‘Republican Cannibalism’  —  The Republican nominee for the Delaware Senate seat fired back at Karl Rove today for what she called “un-factual” accusations about her record.  —  “Everything that he is saying is un-factual.
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
A Good Primary Season for the GOP  —  The seven-month primary season, which began on Feb. 2 in Illinois, is over.  Republicans and conservatives should be pleased by the results.  —  1. Voters flocked to participate in GOP primaries.  National Republican turnout in 2010 has comfortably exceeded Democratic primary turnout.
Discussion: National Review
RushLimbaugh.com:
The Limbaugh Rule: Vote for Most Conservative Candidate in Primary  —  BEGIN TRANSCRIPT  —  Well, the big election in Delaware today is bringing out people on both sides, on the Republican side, on both sides of this.  It is most unfortunate what is going on because in my mind, you know …
Discussion: Power Line
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
GOP nightmare: O'Donnell topples Castle in Delaware primary
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Cornyn embraces O'Donnell
Discussion: Hot Air
First Read / msnbc.com:
First thoughts: The purge inside the GOP
Discussion: GOP 12
Ben Domenech / RedState:
Don't Repeat the Mistakes of the Past
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
G.O.P. Leaders Say Delaware Upset Damages Senate Hopes
Aharding / CNN:
DeMint's operation fires back
Discussion: Hotline On Call and The Page
Peter Grier / Christian Science Monitor:
Christine O'Donnell and ‘tea party’ victories: What do they mean?
David Weigel / Weigel:
Requiem for Mike Castle
Collier Brothers / The Freedomist:
Exclusive- Karl Rove Tried To Cut Deal For Castle With Tea Party- Teaparty News
Ezra Klein:
Putting the $3.9 trillion extension of the Bush tax cuts in context  —  More needs to be done to put the numbers involved in extending the Bush tax cuts in context, so consider this: There is no policy that President Obama has passed or proposed that added as much to the deficit …
Discussion: The New Republic
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
House And Senate Dems Bicker Over Forcing GOP Hand On Tax Cuts
Discussion: TalkLeft and Daily Kos
Wall Street Journal:
Democrats Still Aim to Vote on Taxes
Discussion: Commentary
New York Times:
Paladino Rout of Lazio Jolts New York Republicans  —  Carl P. Paladino, a Buffalo multimillionaire who jolted the Republican Party with his bluster and belligerence, rode a wave of disgust with Albany to the nomination for governor of New York on Tuesday, toppling Rick A. Lazio …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   THE CRAZINESS SPREADS TO NEW YORK'S GOP.... No matter …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Bad day for Andrew Cuomo
Washington Post:
How Adrian Fenty lost his reelection bid for D.C. mayor  —  One afternoon in late June, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's political advisers invited their boss to a downtown conference room to report an unsettling development: Focus groups commissioned by the campaign were saying that Fenty's leadership style …
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Washington Post:
Vincent Gray wins D.C. mayor's race over Adrian Fenty  —  Vincent C. Gray has won the D.C. mayoral race, besting incumbent Adrian M. Fenty, according to unofficial results.  —  The vote tally just after 1:30 a.m. was Gray by 59,285; Fenty, 50,850.  —  Earlier, anxious supporters …
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 …
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:   Waiting For The ACLU  —  Derek Fenton, a NJ Transit worker …
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.
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Manu Raju / The Politico:
Karl Rove bets big against Harry Reid
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
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.
 
 
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