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12:05 PM ET, September 25, 2010

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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Obama slams GOP ‘Pledge’ as giveaway to millionaires, Wall Street  —  With five weeks remaining before November's midterms, President Obama is slamming the Republicans' legislative agenda as a gift to the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.  —  The GOP's “Pledge to America,” …
Discussion: The Politico and Prairie Weather
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Jon Ward / The Daily Caller:   Conservatives Denounce GOP ‘Pledge’ As Sellout, Inside Job
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Pelosi meets GOP foe at D.C. watering hole
Discussion: CNN and The Politico
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
From ‘party of no’ to ‘party of stop’?
Discussion: Firedoglake
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Bill Maher's New Clip Of O'Donnell: 'Why Aren't Monkeys Still Evolving Into Humans?'  —  For the second week in a row, HBO's Real Time host Bill Maher revealed a previously-unaired clip of Christine O'Donnell on Politically Incorrect.  Recall, last week Maher showed a clip of O'Donnell professing …
A.G. Sulzberger / New York Times:
Voters Moving to Oust Judges Over Decisions  —  DES MOINES — After the State Supreme Court here stunned the nation by making this the first state in the heartland to allow same-sex marriage, Iowa braced for its sleepy judicial elections to turn into referendums on gay marriage.
Discussion: National Review
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Dakota Dreaming  —  The presidential hopes of John Thune.  —  John Thune leaned forward, peered out of the small window in the 9-seat King Air 200, extended his index finger, and smiled.  —  “That's the Murdo airport right there.”  —  We'd been flying over the plains of the senator's home state …
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
Dick Morris returns in new role  —  Dick Morris, the former Bill Clinton consultant-and-confidant-turned- conservative-commentator, is trying on a new hat: Republican campaign surrogate.  —  Over the long arc of a career that has twice landed him on the cover of Time magazine …
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Obama invokes ‘state secrets’ claim to dismiss suit against targeting of U.S. citizen al-Aulaqi  —  The Obama administration urged a federal judge early Saturday to dismiss a lawsuit over its targeting of a U.S. citizen for killing overseas, saying that the case would reveal state secrets.
Discussion: Raw Story
Paul Krugman:
Structural Failure  —  An important new report from EPI on why you shouldn't believe the hype about structural unemployment.  —  Why is this so important?  Claims that there has been a huge jump in structural unemployment — that is, unemployment that can't be cured by increasing aggregate demand …
Discussion: Free exchange
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
FBI raids homes of several Twin Cities war protesters  —  Search warrants were executed on six addresses in Minneapolis and at two addresses in Chicago.  —  The homes of five Twin Cities activists, including three prominent leaders of the Twin Cities antiwar movement, were raided Friday …
Discussion: Power Line and Verum Serum
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Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
John Kerry: Democrats' woes stem from uninformed voters  —  It's the electorate, stupid!  —  A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation.
Los Angeles Times:
Snuff out pot measure  —  Proposition 19 is poorly thought out, badly crafted and replete with loopholes and contradictions.  —  Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug in the United States.  Seventy years of criminal prohibition, “Just Say No” sloganeering and a federal drug war …
Economist:
The perils of constitution-worship  —  One of the guiding principles of the tea-party movement is based on a myth  —  WOULDN'T it be splendid if the solutions to America's problems could be written down in a slim book no bigger than a passport that you could slip into your breast pocket?
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Ron Chernow / New York Times:
The Founding Fathers Versus the Tea Party
Discussion: National Review, Hot Air and bjkeefe
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
House May Move on Tax Cuts Despite Delay  —  The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, said on Friday that Democrats in her chamber may still force a vote next week on the expiring Bush-era income-tax rate cuts, even though their counterparts in the Senate have decided not to bring the issue to the floor until after the November elections.
 
 
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Who Went Into Our Dreams and Planted the Idea of the Tea Parties?
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