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11:00 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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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
‘The gloves are off’: Murkowski pursues write-in bid against Tea Party favorite  —  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.
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 …
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 …
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Lisa Murkowski hits up lobbyists
Discussion: The Other McCain
Alaska_Politics / Anchorage Daily News:
Murkowski supporters: come to “campaign kickoff” tonight
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
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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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 …
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.
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
What The White House Wants To Say, But Can't
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
The Monthly 2012  —  There may be a lesson in the results …
Discussion: GOP 12 and Outside the Beltway
Jennifer Rubin / Weekly Standard:
Truth, Justice, or the Obama Way  —  The Justice Department is forced to investigate itself.  —  It is about to get harder for both the Obama administration and the mainstream media to downplay the New Black Panther party scandal.  —  The mainstream media did their best to ignore …
Discussion: National Review
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Christine O'Donnell In Oct. 1999: ‘I Dabbled Into Witchcraft’  —  Before she stole the hearts of tea party activists, Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell was best known for her regular and bizarre punditry on 22 different episodes of Politically Incorrect.
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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
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?
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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
O'Donnell to summit: 'We're not taking our country back, we are our country'
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Obama's view of liberal criticisms  —  (updated below - Update II)  —  Last night, Barack Obama spoke at a $30,000 per plate DNC fundraising event at the “home of Richard and Ellen Richman, who live in the exclusive Conyers Farm development in Greenwich [Connecticut]'s famed ‘back country’ neighborhood …
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla and The Agonist
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Christopher Keating / Capitol Watch:
President Obama's Remarks At Greenwich Fundraiser At Conyers Farm …
Discussion: Rough Sketch
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: CNN and The Politico
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
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Bill Maher: Obama Would Be A Better President ‘If He Was Fully Black’  —  Bill Maher on Friday said Barack Obama's problem is “he's only half black.”  He'd be a better president “if he was fully black.”  —  In the season premiere of HBO's “Real Time,” while chatting with former Clinton …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Secrets in Plain Sight in Censored Book's Reprint  —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency, headquarters for the government's eavesdroppers and code breakers, has been located at Fort Meade, Md., for half a century.  Its nickname, the Fort, has been familiar for decades to neighbors and government workers alike.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
 
 
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