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11:45 PM ET, September 19, 2010


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Randall Chase / Associated Press:
O'Donnell makes light of witchcraft comment  —  LINCOLN, Del. - Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is making light of comments she made more than a decade ago when she was in high school about having dabbled in witchcraft.  —  “How many of you didn't hang out with questionable folks …
Bruce Drake / Politics Daily:
Karl Rove Says Christine O'Donnell Needs to Explain Witchcraft ‘Dabbling’ to Voters … Karl Rove, political mastermind for former President Bush said Sunday that Christine O'Donnell, the Tea Party insurgent who won an upset victory in Delaware for the GOP Senate nomination, “can't simply ignore” …
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
O'Donnell On ‘Witchcraft’ Comment: 'How Many Of You Didn't Hang Out With Questionable Folks?'  —  Anti-masturbation activist, witchcraft-dabbler, and GOP senate candidate Christine O'Donnell dodged her Sunday show appearances in order to attend a partisan fundraising picnic in Delaware today.
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Memo to the Right: “The Lombardi Rule” Is In Effect  —  We have heard so much about the supposed Buckley Rule, which Charles Krauthammer and other Mike Castle supporters over-simplistically synthesized as follows: … The Buckley Rule is for primaries.  The Delaware primary is over.
New York Times:
Obama Advisers Weigh Ad Assault Against the G.O.P.  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama's political advisers, looking for ways to help Democrats and alter the course of the midterm elections in the final weeks, are considering a national advertising campaign that would cast the Republican Party …
Discussion: Pajamas Media
New York Times:
G.O.P. Insider Fuels Tea Party and Suspicion  —  WASHINGTON — In the days leading up to the Delaware primary, Sal Russo hosted a radio fund-raiser, organized a political rally and pressed the case with reporters that Christine O'Donnell was the Tea Party's choice for the United States Senate.
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Bloomberg: Tea Party is a ‘boomlet’
Discussion: and NewsReal Blog
Raven Brooks:
About that Tea Party convention... canceled
The Hill:
Clinton says he was wrong on healthcare bill's popularity  —  Former president Bill Clinton, a champion of healthcare reform, admitted on Sunday that he made the wrong prediction about the popularity of President Obama's healthcare bill.  —  Initially, Clinton had predicted that the polls …
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Bill Clinton: Tea Party is ‘general revolt against bigness’
Get_involved / Associated Press:
Colin Powell: Illegal Immigrants Fix My House  —  Former Secretary of State Urges Republicans to Support Path to Legal Status for Undocumented Workers  —  (AP) Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and he has firsthand knowledge of that - because they fix his house.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:   Colin Powell critical of President Obama
Roxana Tiron / The Hill:
Powell holds off on next endorsement, says Obama should focus on ‘governing’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Media Decoder:
Newsweek's Howard Fineman to Join The Huffington Post  —  Howard Fineman, one of the more recognizable pundits on cable television and a correspondent for Newsweek for 30 years, is leaving the magazine to become a senior editor at The Huffington Post.  —  Mr. Fineman's move from a print medium …
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
For the Unemployed Over 50, Fears of Never Working Again  —  VASHON ISLAND, Wash. — Patricia Reid is not in her 70s, an age when many Americans continue to work.  She is not even in her 60s.  She is just 57.  —  But four years after losing her job she cannot, in her darkest moments …
Discussion: Economist's View
Marianne Moran / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Give States a Tool to Check Federal Power  —  Richmond, Va. —  George Mason and James Madison were two Virginians who, while initially differing on the wisdom of adding a Bill of Rights to the Constitution, ended up working together to craft the first 10 amendments.
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel and Dean's World
What's A Wanker To Do?  —by Noah  —  I think Christine O'Donnell has ruined masturbation for me.  She's in my thoughts now, polluting my inner world.  —  The teabaggers, Republicans, republikooks, or whatever we're supposed to call our culture's wackjob element these days are always fine ones …
Discussion: American Power and Hullabaloo
Roxana Tiron / The Hill:
Rove: Murkowski's write-in campaign is ‘sad and sorry’  —  Republican strategist Karl Rove said on “Fox News Sunday” that Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is going to lose her Senate bid and that her decision to wage a write-in candidacy is “sad and sorry.”  —  “Absolutely no she can't win,” Rove said.
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
In Iowa, Palin Skips Candidate Routine
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