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3:45 PM ET, September 17, 2010

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David Catanese / The Politico:
Ex-aides unload on Christine O'Donnell  —  By pulling off arguably the biggest upset of the primary election season Tuesday, Christine O'Donnell shocked the Republican establishment and political pundits who didn't think her campaign for the Delaware GOP Senate nomination had a chance.
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The Buckley rule  —  Tuesday in Delaware was a bad day not only for Republicans but also for conservatives.  Tea Partyer Christine O'Donnell scored a stunning victory over establishment Republican Mike Castle.  Stunning but pyrrhic.  The very people who have most alerted the country …
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
O'Donnell, Coons face off in first debate before packed house
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Backlash Myth  —  Many of my liberal friends are convinced that the Republican Party has a death wish.  It is sprinting to the right-most fever swamps of American life.  It will end up alienating the moderate voters it needs to win elections.  —  There's only one problem with this theory.
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A.B. Stoddard / The Hill:
Tea Party's already won
Discussion: Commentary and Wake up America
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
The ‘tea party’ gears up for 2012
Discussion: The Politico, TPMDC and New York Times
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Can The Tea Party Reach Out To Social Libertarians?
Discussion: Hit & Run and Eunomia
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
DeMint blasts Murkowski in speech to Values Voters Summit
Discussion: CNN
Pat G. / Wonk Room:
Bayh Says Poverty Increase Means Congress Should Ignore ‘Fairness’ And Cut Taxes For The Rich  —  Yesterday, the Census Bureau released a report showing that one in seven Americans is currently living in poverty, and that the median income decreased by nearly five percent during the last decade.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Tax-Cut Racket  —  “Nice middle class you got here,” said Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader.  “It would be a shame if something happened to it.”  —  O.K., he didn't actually say that.  But he might as well have, because that's what the current confrontation over taxes amounts to.
Pat G. / Think Progress:
Bayh Argues Bush Tax Cuts For The Rich Should Take Priority …
Discussion: Wonk Room
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:   Krugman: Republicans Are Fiscally Irresponsible for Pushing Smaller …
Arifa Akbar / The Independent:
Mao's Great Leap Forward ‘killed 45 million in four years’  —  Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had unprecedented access to official Communist Party archives said yesterday.
Elizabeth Warren / White House.gov Blog Feed:
Fighting to Protect Consumers  —  Over the past several weeks, the President and I have had extensive conversations about the vital importance of consumer financial protection.  —  The President asked me, and I enthusiastically agreed, to serve as an Assistant to the President and Special Advisor …
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Ezra Klein:
Elizabeth Warren and the government's talent crisis
IB Times / International Business Times:
Stimulus funds failed to create enough jobs: LA City Controller  —  The Los Angeles City Controller said on Thursday the city's use of its share of the $800 billion federal stimulus find has been disappointing.  —  The city received $111 million in stimulus under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act …
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David Zahniser / Los Angeles Times:
Two L.A. agencies get $111 million in stimulus funds but have created only 55 jobs
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Romney Unleashed … That's how Mitt Romney, potential presidential candidate, begins his speech to the Values Voter Summit here in Washington today.  The rest of the speech is much less temperate than anything I've heard Romney give this year.  Romney has the fundamentals for a presidential bid down pat …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Salon
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
2012 hopefuls to slam Barack Obama
Discussion: CNN and Ben Smith's Blog
The Note:
Ad Watch: Pelosi's VP Pick Slams Her, Obama in New Ad  —  ABC's Z. Byron Wolf reports:  —  Here's a sign of the times that takes Democrats breaking with President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to a new level.  —  Remember Chet Edwards?  —  He's the moderate Texas Congressman …
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and The Politico
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Comedians Stewart and Colbert plan Oct. 30 rally on the Mall  —  Comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert plan a pair of rallies on the National Mall shortly before Election Day.  —  Stewart said he was organizing a “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington on Oct. 30, billed as a …
Discussion: Firedoglake and JammieWearingFool
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Alaska_Politics / Anchorage Daily News:
Murkowski supporters: come to “campaign kickoff” tonight  —  From Sean Cockerham in Anchorage -  —  Lisa Murkowski supporters are urging people to come out tonight for what's being called a “campaign kick off,” although her campaign manager isn't ready to say that she's decided to run.
Discussion: The Fix and Ballot Box
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Palin Endorses Continetti  —  THE WEEKLY STANDARD has obtained an advance copy of the new paperback edition of The Persecution of Sarah Palin by (THE WEEKLY STANDARD's) Matthew Continetti.  As you can see on the cover, the book carries with it the official endorsement of none other than Sarah Palin herself.
Discussion: Wonkette and Politics Daily
Duncan Gardham / Telegraph:
Pope visit: Five suspected Islamist terrorists arrested over assassination plot  —  Police have arrested five suspected Islamist terrorists, working as street cleaners in London, over an alleged plan assassinate the Pope.  —  The men were arrested during raids at 5.45am at a rubbish depot …
Jon Walker / Firedoglake:
Where Have All the Deficit Hawks Gone?  —  I noticed that earlier this year we were overwhelmed by a wave of anti-deficit grandstanding throughout the Democratic Party while the Catfood Commission was sending up trial balloons about cutting Social Security benefits, raising the retirement age …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and TPMDC
Political Correction RSS:
Huckabee Supports Denying Coverage For Those With Preexisting Conditions  —  1 hour and 42 minutes ago — Chris Harris  —  Today marks the start of the religious right's Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC.  After a rousing multi-verse rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took the stage.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Dinesh D'Souza Digs Himself in Deeper  —  Some more criticism of Forbes's disastrous Obama cover story  —  Dinesh D'Souza has responded to my, uh, criticism of his smear piece that, shamefully, made the cover of Forbes with its claims that Obama is directed by a “Kenyan, anticolonial” …
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Unions Find Members Slow to Rally Behind Democrats  —  The Democrats will depend on labor unions — the shock troops of their political campaigns — to offset two new developments this election cycle: Tea Party enthusiasm and corporations' ability to spend unlimited amounts thanks to a Supreme Court ruling.
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Erick Erickson Smacks Down CNN's Bash for Calling Voter Anger Racist  —  Are you getting tired of hearing liberal media members claim the voter anger around the country is all because Barack Obama is black?  —  RedState Editor and CNN contributor Erick Erickson is, for on Wednesday's …
Discussion: Mediaite
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Documentary?  Better Call It Performance Art  —  CASEY AFFLECK wants to come clean.  —  His new movie, “I'm Still Here,” was performance.  Almost every bit of it.  Including Joaquin Phoenix's disturbing appearance on David Letterman's late-night show in 2009, Mr. Affleck said in a candid interview …
 
 
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
WJLA-TV fires veteran anchor Doug McKelway, cites insubordination, misconduct
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
When Dems take the low road
Discussion: Immigration Chronicles and TPMDC
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
McCain: 'Let's not anticipate a great victory' in November
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
The Rout Is On.  —  Campaigns hate it when I suggest …
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Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Justice Breyer Clarifies Earlier Remarks, Suggests Koran-Burning …
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Ohio Republican candidate John Kasich caught telling a true story …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
OBAMA WARNS OF ‘CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF OUR DEMOCRACY’. …
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Robert Mackey / The Lede:
A Meme Is Born: ‘Dude, You Have No Koran’
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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
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