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9:50 PM ET, September 21, 2010

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David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Move to End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Stalls in Senate  —  WASHINGTON — With Congress increasingly paralyzed by the partisan fury of the midterm elections, the Senate on Tuesday voted against taking up a major military bill that includes a provision allowing the repeal of the “don't ask, don't tell policy” regarding gay soldiers.
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The Hill:
Senate deals blow to 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in 56-43 vote  —  The Senate on Tuesday dealt a significant blow to the Obama administration's efforts to repeal the ban on openly gay people serving in the military.  —  In a 56-43 vote, Senate Democratic leaders fell short of the 60 votes …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   McCain Wins On DADT
Brian Darling / The Foundry:
Obstructionism in the Senate
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Reid calls Gillibrand the ‘hottest’ member at fundraiser
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Cloture Fails on Defense Authorization Bill as Republican …
Hans Nichols / Bloomberg:
Summers Expected to Leave White House After Election  —  White House officials expect Lawrence Summers to leave his job as the president's National Economic Council director after November's congressional elections, according to three people familiar with the matter.
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / The Caucus:   Top White House Economic Adviser to Depart
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Chris Stirewalt / Fox News:
Fox News Polls Track Tea Party Influence in 5 Battleground States  —  The Tea Party movement is changing the face of American politics in 2010, with midterm elections shaping up as a referendum on the movement's small government message versus President Obama's big government agenda.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Christine O'Donnell is toxic and hurting GOP  —  Christine O'Donnell's victory provides the clearest sign yet that the Tea Party is damaging GOP prospects, as opposed to acting merely as an energizing and rebranding force, and a new Fox poll in Delaware shows this as clearly as you could want.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Clinton to Dems: Don't underestimate Tea Party movement
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight and Yourish.com
Joe / Joe. My. God.:
CONFIRMED: Sen. Saxby Chambliss Admits “All Faggots Must Die” Comment Came From His Atlanta Headquarters  —  I've just gotten off the phone with Atlanta Journal-Constitution political writer Jim Galloway who says that Sen. Saxby Chambliss has confirmed that the “All faggots must die” …
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Joe / Joe. My. God.:
“All Faggots Must Die”  —  The above comment was left today by “Jimmy” on my post about the DADT cloture vote.  The IP address *appears* to resolve to the neighborhood of GOP U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss' Atlanta office.  The ISP is “United States Senate.”  I'm confident that the JMG internet sleuths can get to the source.
Natasha Korecki / Chicago Sun Times:
Fund-raiser: Jackson behind $6M Senate-seat scheme  —  Feds had questions about Senate-seat deal and flights for a Jackson acquaintance  —  Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. directed a major political fund-raiser to offer former Gov. Rod Blagojevich millions of dollars in campaign cash in return …
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Chicago Sun Times:
Rep. Jackson: I did nothing wrong but ‘deeply sorry’ over ‘social acquaintance’  —  Chicago congressman vows to remain in office in wake of Sun-Times report regarding fund-raiser  —  U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) said Tuesday he is “deeply sorry” for having “disappointed some supporters” …
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Advocate:
McCain Pressed on Military Outing
Ezra Klein:
Federal Reserve won't help, won't explain why  —  As expected, the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee met today, and decided against doing anything further to stimulate the economy.  But it's worth reading their news release explaining — or, more accurately, not explaining — why.
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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in August indicates that the pace of recovery in output and employment has slowed in recent months.  Household spending is increasing gradually, but remains constrained by high unemployment …
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Alaska Senate  —  Alaska Senate: Miller (R) Holds Double-Digit Lead Over McAdams (D), Murkowski  —  Republican Joe Miller attracts 42% of the vote in the first Rasmussen Reports poll of the Alaska Senate race since GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski announced her write-in campaign to try to keep her job.
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Aharding / CNN:
Murkowski likely to be stripped of committee
Dana Goldstein / The Daily Beast:
Clinton Warns Liberals  — trending topics - CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE - COLLEGE RANKINGS - GET AMERICA BACK TO WORK - FASHION WEEK - CHRISTINE O'DONNELL  —  The former president meant to talk up his philanthropy on Monday night—but first he had a message for disaffected Democrats planning …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
The Big Dog that didn't bark
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
John Podesta / The Politico:
GOP and deficit: Death by 1000 cuts  —  If the federal government collected a dime for every time someone said, “All we have to do to balance the budget is cut spending,” we wouldn't have a deficit problem.  Far from true deficit hawks, these “deficit peacocks” all fail to acknowledge …
Discussion: Hit & Run and National Review
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Lieberman Wants To Start A Bipartisan, High-Income Tax Cuts Gang  —  TPM noted yesterday that, in direct conflict with President Obama's agenda, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) is organizing Senate Democrats and Republicans to temporarily extend Bush tax cuts for high-income Americans.
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Why Generic Ballots May Underestimate Democrats  —  In the last couple of posts on our House forecasts, I've noted that the generic congressional ballot tends to show worse results for Democrats than other indicators like polls of individual House races.  The generic ballot, as of last week …
Steve Singiser / Daily Kos:
WI-Sen/WI-Gov: Dems hurting with six weeks to go  —  Public Policy Polling for Daily Kos.  U.S. Senate.  9/18-9/19.  Likely Voters.  MoE 3.8% (6/27 results)  —  Ron Johnson (R) 52 (43)  —  Sen. Russ Feingold (D) 41 (45)  —  An enormous enthusiasm gap, coupled with a Republican nominee fresh …
Josh Mitchell / Washington Wire:
GM Resumes Campaign Contributions  —  General Motors Co. has resumed contributing to political campaigns, lifting a self-imposed ban on political spending adopted during the auto maker's bankruptcy restructuring last year.  —  GM gave $90,500 to candidates running in the November elections, Federal Election Commission records show.
Discussion: Politics Daily
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Pointing Fingers  —  Douthat argues that liberals add fuel to the culture wars: … I agree with Ross that the attempt to link O'Donnell's belief that masturbation is morally wrong to “socialism” is truly a long stretch.  But it is not a stretch to connect it to the illiberal theoconservative social project …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Close Race in West Virginia  —  PPP's first look at the West Virginia Senate contest finds a very tight race with John Raese up 46-43 on Joe Manchin, a result within the poll's margin of error.  —  The contest provides a fascinating choice for voters in the state who love their Democratic Governor …
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
TRENDING: CNN to broadcast Delaware Senate debate Oct. 13  —  Delaware Senate candidates Chris Coons and Christine O'Donnell have accepted an invitation to debate on October 13.  —  (CNN) - Delaware Senate candidates Christine O'Donnell (R) and Chris Coons (D) have accepted an invitation to participate in a debate on October 13.
Discussion: Pulp Culture
ABCNEWS:
President Ahmedinejad Threatens U.S. With War ‘Without Boundaries’  —  Iranian President Says Country Will Defend Its Nuclear Facilities  —  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad warned the Obama administration today that if Iran's nuclear facilities are attacked, the U.S. will face a war that “would know no boundaries.”
 
 
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Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Al Franken Chokes Up Over Don't Ask, Don't Tell (VIDEO)
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
GOP House candidate invokes idea of ‘victory mosque’ in campaign ad
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Brian J. Siebel / The Huffington Post:
How the EAC Could Help Bring Voter Registration Into the Digital Age
Jon Walker / Firedoglake:
Filibuster's Shameful Tradition of Crushing Rights Continues with DADT
Alaska Dispatch:
Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller admits taking farm subsidies
The Politico:
FLOTUS's stump sked announced
Discussion: CNN
John Rosenthal / Weekly Standard:
German Protestors Marked 9/11 by Denouncing “Inside Job,” “Reichstag Fire”
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The Long View of China's Currency
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Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
Bellweathers.  —  This nugget comes from a Justice Department …
Discussion: TPMMuckraker and Ben Smith's Blog
N.C. Aizenman / Washington Post:
Major health insurers to stop offering new child-only policies