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12:30 PM ET, September 15, 2010

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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.
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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 …
Michelle Malkin:
Rove bashes O'Donnell; O'Donnell supporter at victory party strikes back; NRSC cuts and runs; Soros Republican Castle won't back O'Donnell; Update:NRSC flip flops  —  Scroll for updates...  I just finished watching Karl Rove trashing GOP Senate primary winner Christine O'Donnell.
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.
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 …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Cornyn embraces O'Donnell  —  In a clear sign of the grassroots pressure on Republican leaders, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn just put out a statement embracing Christine O'Donnell — a dramatic contrast with his group's curt response last night — and writing her a big check.
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 …
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.
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 …
RushLimbaugh.com:
The Limbaugh Rule: Vote for Most Conservative Candidate in Primary
Discussion: Power Line and National Review
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Boehner: Angry voters will turn attention to Dems come November
Discussion: The Politico
First Read / msnbc.com:
First thoughts: The purge inside the GOP
Discussion: GOP 12
David Weigel / Weigel:
Requiem for Mike Castle
Aharding / CNN:
DeMint's operation fires back
Discussion: Hotline On Call and The Page
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
G.O.P. Leaders Say Delaware Upset Damages Senate Hopes
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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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
A Good Primary Season for the GOP
Discussion: National Review
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
Brian Bakst / Associated Press:
Bill Clinton: New-look GOP makes Bush look liberal
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Senate Republicans unveil a plan to make Bush tax cuts permanent  —  Even as they hammer Democrats for running up record budget deficits, Senate Republicans are rolling out a plan to permanently extend an array of expiring tax breaks that would deprive the Treasury of more than $4 trillion …
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Ezra Klein:
Putting the $3.9 trillion extension of the Bush tax cuts in context
Discussion: The New Republic
Wall Street Journal:
Democrats Still Aim to Vote on Taxes
Discussion: Commentary
Manu Raju / The Politico:
Karl Rove bets big against Harry Reid
Discussion: CNN
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 …
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
House And Senate Dems Bicker Over Forcing GOP Hand On Tax Cuts  —  Are Democrats bickering again over whether the Senate or the House should make the first move on a major agenda item.  —  Yes they are.  Multiple House Democratic leaders tonight were adamant that they'll put Republicans …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Daily Kos
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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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