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11:55 AM ET, September 18, 2010

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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 …
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Hotline On Call:
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 …
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.
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.
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Lisa Murkowski hits up lobbyists
Discussion: The Other McCain
Peterhamby / CNN:
Palin: Murkowski write-in campaign ‘futile’
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Great news: Incumbent sore loser to launch desperate bid to keep power
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Alaska_Politics / Anchorage Daily News:
Murkowski supporters: come to “campaign kickoff” tonight
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Lisa Murkowski announces write-in bid
Discussion: Right Pundits
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.
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Des Moines Register:
Sarah Palin: GOP, It's time to unite
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
The Monthly 2012  —  There may be a lesson in the results …
Discussion: GOP 12, Outside the Beltway and Hot Air
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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
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
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 …
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
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
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
Jesse Lee / White House.gov Blog Feed:
Weekly Address: The Republican Corporate Power Grab  —  The President explains how the most dire warnings about the Citizens United case have been proven valid as Republicans in Congress have blocked legislation to fix it.  —  Click here to see the video.
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
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
 
 
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