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9:35 AM ET, September 18, 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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Anchorage Daily News:
Murkowski says 'Let's Make History'  —  With the slogan “Let's Make History,” Lisa Murkowski announced Friday she'd pursue an unprecedented write-in bid to keep her seat in the U.S. Senate after losing the Republican primary to Joe Miller.  —  The decision is a historic gamble for Murkowski …
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
‘The gloves are off’: Murkowski pursues write-in bid against Miller  —  Declaring that Alaska “cannot accept the extremist views of Joe Miller,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Friday that she intends to run as an independent write-in candidate this November.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Murkowski Can Win as Write-In  —  The Hotline reports that Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who was defeated in the Republican primary last month by Joe Miller, will run for the Senate as a write-in candidate against Mr. Miller and the Democratic candidate, Scott McAdams.
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: Wonkette and The Page
Robert Costa / National Review:
Miller to NRO: Her ‘Lifeblood is power’  —  Joe Miller tells National Review Online that Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a member of the “ruling class,” is “refusing to relinquish power.”  —  Miller, Alaska's GOP Senate nominee, defeated Murkowski in an August primary.
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.
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Lisa Murkowski hits up lobbyists
Discussion: The Other McCain
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Great news: Incumbent sore loser to launch desperate bid to keep power
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Lisa Murkowski announces 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: Hot Air, Tammy Bruce and JOSHUAPUNDIT
Des Moines Register:
Sarah Palin: GOP, It's time to unite  —  Sarah Palin drew the largest crowd here tonight in the history of the Iowa Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner - more than 1,500 people.  —  “In just 46 days Republicans will put their ideas and their experience on the line to let the voters decide …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
The Monthly 2012  —  There may be a lesson in the results …
Discussion: GOP 12 and Outside the Beltway
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.
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:
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Americans Renew Call for Third Party  —  Fifty-eight percent of Americans, and 62% of Tea Party supporters, favor third party  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans' desires for a third political party are as high as they have been in seven years.  Fifty-eight percent of Americans believe …
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CNN:
New ad brings Tea Party, Progressives Together
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
Discussion: Daily Kos
The Huffington Post:
Elizabeth Warren To Lead Search For New Consumer Chief, Could ‘Pull A Dick Cheney’
Discussion: Time and Wall Street Journal
Roxana Tiron / The Hill:
Obama slams GOP in pre-election campaign finance fix push  —  President Obama on Saturday slammed congressional Republicans for opposing efforts that would force special-interest groups to disclose their donors for campaign-related activities.  —  Obama's salvo comes in the midst …
Discussion: The Politico
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Wall Street Journal:
Lost Decade for Family Income
 
 
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