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11:25 PM ET, September 17, 2010

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Murkowski Will Run As Write-In  —  Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will run for re-election as a write-in candidate after losing her bid for renomination, according to sources briefed on Murkowski's decision.  —  Murkowski's decision will set up a 3-way battle between the incumbent …
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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.
Peterhamby / CNN:
Palin: Murkowski write-in campaign ‘futile’  —  Sarah Palin took a shot at longtime rival Lisa Murkowski on Friday.  —  Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Moments after her high-profile speech to the Iowa Republican Party, Sarah Palin addressed Friday's news that Sen. Lisa Murkowski …
Discussion: National Review
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Murkowski to announce write-in bid
Discussion: Right Pundits
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
DeMint blasts Murkowski in speech to Values Voters Summit
Discussion: CNN and ABCNEWS
Fox News:
Palin Opens Up About Possible 2012 Run, Says She's Willing to ‘Give It a Shot’  —  Sarah Palin may be edging closer to a 2012 presidential run, telling Fox News “I would give it a shot” if the American people think she's “the one.”  —  The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee …
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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
What The White House Wants To Say, But Can't  —  So here's the scenario.  The Democrats who craft political strategy for the party have tried to figure out how to somehow use the Tea Party moment to provide an advantage to their base.  When the Tea Partiers, collectively …
Discussion: JOSHUAPUNDIT and Hot Air
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
The Monthly 2012  —  There may be a lesson in the results …
Discussion: GOP 12 and Outside the Beltway
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Gibbs: Palin might be ‘most formidable force’ in the Republican Party
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Backlash Myth  —  Many of my liberal friends are convinced …
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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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
In Delaware, GOP should target Dems, not O'Donnell  —  Imagine for a moment that Republicans were not consumed with the various faults of the party's newly chosen Delaware Senate candidate, Christine O'Donnell.  What would GOP operatives, both in Delaware and in Washington, be doing right now?
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
O'Donnell to summit: 'We're not taking our country back, we are our country'
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Busted... Vile Protesters With “Nazi” Signs Filmed Entering Dem Rep's Office After Rally (Video) ...Update: OFA Protester ID'ed- Top Obama Campaign Worker ...Update: Kinzinger Demands Apology  —  What a complete shock...  Vile protesters with Nazi signs were caught on film returning …
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Larry O'Connor / Big Government:
Dem Congresswoman's Supporters Participate in ‘Palin-As-Hitler’ Rally  —  A video showing protesters outside an Americans For Prosperity event has surfaced on the internet.  It shows the protestors with signs depicting Sarah Palin and Glenn beck with Hitler mustaches and the label “Naz-Tea Party” over their pictures.
Matthew Jaffe / ABCNEWS:
End of Fine Print?  Elizabeth Warren vs. Wall St.  —  White House Bypasses Senate, Avoids Confirmation Fight for Consumer Czar  —  President Obama today selected Elizabeth Warren, who's idolized by liberals but loathed by financial executives, to help create the controversial …
Discussion: CNN
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Ezra Klein:   The Obama administration's pipe dreams
The Huffington Post:
Elizabeth Warren To Lead Search For New Consumer Chief, Could ‘Pull A Dick Cheney’
Elizabeth Warren / White House.gov Blog Feed:
Fighting to Protect Consumers
Discussion: New Deal 2.0
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Obama Mocks Public Option Supporters  —  [Ed. note: Jane will be appearing on MSNBC with Cenk Uygur (sitting in for Dylan Ratigan) at approximately 4:30pm EDT.]  —  Obama took the opportunity to mock supporters of the public option last night at a DNC event in Greenwich, Connecticut:
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Howard Dean: ‘I actually approve’ of tea party  —  Howard Dean, whose 2004 presidential bid tapped the anger of a disaffected Democratic base, expressed a surprising admiration for the mad-as-hell tea party movement — but thinks it will be ultimately hobbled by a “racist fringe” encouraged by a “race-baiting” FOX News network.
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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:   No meeting for O'Donnell and NRSC
CNN:
New ad brings Tea Party, Progressives Together  —  Tea Party supporters and progressives have teamed up to support the Fair Elections Now Act.  —  (CNN) - Campaign finance reform is the issue that the Tea Party and progressives can agree on - at least in new ads designed to drum up support for the Fair Elections Now Act.
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Janet Napolitano: ‘This is a civilian border’  —  Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Friday warned against militarizing the U.S.-Mexico border and insisted that, despite a public outcry over illegal immigration and violence in the area, security along the nearly 2000-mile-long dividing line …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Shifting Demographics of Poverty  —  There was some discussion on Twitter earlier today about one of my favorite themes—the large reduction in poverty associated with the Great Society and the uptick in poverty circa 1980.  I've been persuaded that the best way to understand this is by looking …
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
The Rout Is On.  —  Campaigns hate it when I suggest they have their races won, so let's include all the traditional caveats.  In a New York minute, everything can change; every candidate is one gaffe away from self-destruction, October surprises may abound, the only poll that matters …
Discussion: Riehl World View
James Hohmann / The Politico:
Bachmann: Obama is infantile  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) compared the president to a child in a toy store Friday.  —  Speaking to the Value Voters Summit in Washington, Bachmann asserted that Obama — a former constitutional law lecturer — thinks the key rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence are negatives.
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.
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
Brian / Right Wing Watch:
If you thought Christine O'Donnell was bad...  Meet the GOP's extreme nominee for Delaware's open seat in the House, Glen Urquhart.  Since Mike Castle vacated the seat in order to (unsuccessfully) run for Senate, the Republicans nominated Urquhart in a tight primary election.
 
 
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