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11:25 AM 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  —  WILMINGTON, Del. — Just two days after her upset of Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) in the state's Republican Senate primary, Tea Party-backed Christine O'Donnell shared a stage with New Castle County Executive Chris Coons (D) …
Manu Raju / The Politico:
Jim DeMint blasts D.C. GOP
Discussion: CNN and Hot Air
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Four Things to Know About Delaware
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  —  Even before Christine O'Donnell handily defeated Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) in an epic upset Tuesday night, the Tea Parties, all of them, had already won.  No matter what happens in the midterm elections on Nov. 2, the Tea Party has moved the Democrats to the right …
Discussion: Commentary
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
The ‘tea party’ gears up for 2012  —  The playbook for winning the Republican presidential nomination begins with a set of inviolable rules: Start early, raise millions, build an organization, and trudge across the country seeking the blessing of mayors and money men.
Discussion: The Politico, TPMDC and New York Times
Wall Street Journal:
Why It's Time for the Tea Party  —  The populist movement is more a critique of the GOP than a wing of it.  —  This fact marks our political age: The pendulum is swinging faster and in shorter arcs than it ever has in our lifetimes.  Few foresaw the earthquake of 2008 in 2006.
James Massola / TheAustralian:
Tea Party comes to Australia
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Krugman: Republicans Are Fiscally Irresponsible for Pushing Smaller Tax Cut, Threatening Much Larger One  —  This is sort of impressive: Paul Krugman simultaneously castigates Republicans for the fiscal irresponsibility of wanting to extend tax cuts for the rich that cost about $700 billion …
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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.
Discussion: TalkLeft, RedState, Daily Kos and Gallup
Wall Street Journal:
Why Democrats Can't Win on Taxes
Discussion: Commentary and Betsy's Page
Sky News:
Five Street Cleaners Held Over ‘Pope Plot’  —  Jon di Paolo, Sky News Online  —  Five street cleaners have been arrested over a potential threat to the Pope, Sky News sources say. … The Best Of Sky News Right Now  —  Armed counter-terror officers swooped on the central London agency …
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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 …
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.
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Advice for Palin: How to Win Over Iowa  —  Sarah Palin is not running for president.  —  Yet.  —  But the former Alaska governor turned media celebrity turned Tea Party queenmaker is headed to Iowa, the Midwestern state which holds the first-in-the-nation contest for president every four years.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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Des Moines Register:
Sarah Palin in Iowa under political microscope
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and GOP 12
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 …
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 …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
2012 hopefuls to slam Barack Obama  —  The tough rhetoric of the 2012 Republican presidential primary season will get a tryout Friday when former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) slam President Barack Obama at the Family Research Council's “Values Voters Summit.”
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and CNN
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Harvard/Peretz Controversy Illustrates Folly of Charitable Donations to Wealthy U.S. Universities  —  Canaday Common Room entrance, former home of The Harvard Independent (my photo, available under cc license)  —  I realized dimly that New Republic editor in chief Martin Peretz had apologized …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Is Ohio slipping from Democrats' grasp?  —  1. New numbers out of Ohio from Quinnipiac University show Republicans running away with the gubernatorial and Senate races even as Democrats insist that they are still in the game in this most critical of electoral battlegrounds.
The Politico:
GOP to roll out election agenda  —  House Republicans are planning to roll out their election agenda over the next two weeks as they seek to take back the House majority, prepping a list of roughly 20 initiatives — including a few that seem driven by the tea party movement.
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The Hill:
New Contract With America nearly done; candidates won't sign it
Cheryl Robinson / CNN:
Paldino mailing sends a smelly message  —  New York (CNN) — Whew!!  Something stinks!  But before you run to take out the trash, check the stack of mail you just carried inside.  —  A few thousand New York household received an odoriferous gift in the mail from Carl Paladino …
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: TPMDC
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 …
New York Post:
Harman, Diller could bring ‘News-Beast’ to life  —  Tweet  —  Speculation is swirling anew that Barry Diller is working on a plan to combine his IAC/InterActiveCorp-owned Daily Beast with the Newsweek digital operations.  —  Such a combination would give both Web operations some critical mass …
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Maxine Waters's aides are expelled from event of Speaker Pelosi's  —  Three staffers working for embattled Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) were asked by security officers to leave an event in downtown Washington on Thursday after they tried to display large campaign signs just as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was about to speak.
A. G. Sulzberger / New York Times:
At 103, a Judge Has One Caveat: No Lengthy Trials  —  WICHITA, Kan. — Judge Wesley E. Brown's mere presence in his courtroom is seen as something of a daily miracle.  His diminished frame is nearly lost behind the bench.  A tube under his nose feeds him oxygen during hearings.
Discussion: Law Blog and The BLT
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
DeMint: 'No, I'm not going to run' for president  —  Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said Thursday night that he won't run for president following a primary cycle in which he's seriously raised his profile.  —  DeMint, whose work in a series of Republican primaries this cycle resulted in a slate …
 
 
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Florida Senate race moves to “Lean Republican”
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
A Meme Is Born: ‘Dude, You Have No Koran’
Neil Irwin / Political Economy:
The understaffed Fed: What it really means
Discussion: Free exchange, FrumForum and Ezra Klein
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Cornyn: Independents keep telling me we should focus on fiscal, not social, issues
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 Earlier Items: 
Leslie H. Gelb / The Daily Beast:
Hillary's Dangerous Mideast Leap
Discussion: Commentary
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Just a reminder: Sexist RINO establishment ogre Karl Rove …
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Where Fenty Went Wrong
Ira Stoll / The Future of Capitalism:
Weiner, Waxman Set Gold Hearing
Discussion: Power Line and Hit & Run
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
O'Donnell In 2007: Scientists Have Created Mice With Human Brains!