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2:00 PM ET, September 24, 2010

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Christina Wilkie / The Hill:
Colbert appearance causes mixed feelings  —  Comedian Stephen Colbert's scheduled appearance on Capitol Hill Friday elicited mixed reactions from lawmakers, with some grateful for his participation and others incensed he had been invited in the first place.  —  The star of Comedy Central's …
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Colbert embarrasses Dems; Conyers asks comedian to leave  —  The appearance of comedian Stephen Colbert before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law has turned into an embarrassment for the Democrats responsible for the hearing.
Discussion: Big Hollywood and Hot Air
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Judiciary chairman asks Colbert to leave after statement  —  House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) asked comedian Stephen Colbert to excuse himself from a subcommittee hearing on Friday.  —  Conyers, during opening statements at a hearing of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and FrumForum
Donovan Slack / Boston Globe:
Colbert asked to leave Judiciary hearing  —  loading video...  (please wait a moment)  —  Requires Adobe Flash Player  —  By Donovan Slack, Globe Staff  —  At least one lawmaker was not amused.  —  Comedian Stephen Colbert had barely seated himself at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing …
Alan Silverleib / CNN:
Colbert serious, sarcastic in hearing  —  Washington (CNN) — There's nothing funny about the issue of migrant farm labor — unless Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert is discussing it.  —  Colbert, accompanied by a media swarm, sarcastically testified on Capitol Hill Friday …
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Stephen Colbert Testifies-In Character-To Congressional Sub-Committee  —  Well let's hope that this is the weirdest—and most cringe-worthy—thing you see today.  Amidst protests from the GOP and right-of-center media outlets, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert (host of The Colbert Report) …
ABCNEWS:
Stephen Colbert Takes On Congress, Sarcastically Argues For Farm Workers
Discussion: Daily Kos
Lyneka Little / Speakeasy:
Stephen Colbert to Testify in Washington Today
Nicole Allan / The Atlantic Online:
Stephen Colbert Testifies in Congress, in Character
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Downhill With the G.O.P.  —  Once upon a time, a Latin American political party promised to help motorists save money on gasoline.  How?  By building highways that ran only downhill.  —  I've always liked that story, but the truth is that the party received hardly any votes.
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
PUSHING BACK AGAINST A ‘WAR ON ARITHMETIC’.... Paul Krugman's …
Discussion: Washington Post
Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
SENATE POLL: Senate race in dead heat between Reid, Angle  —  Race remains knotted with six weeks until election  —  U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and GOP challenger Sharron Angle tied with 43 percent of the vote in a new poll that suggests most Nevadans won't gamble on half a dozen other little known contenders.
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Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Brawl erupts at Reid, Angle election forum  —  Supporters of U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and his GOP challenger Sharron Angle brawled at the end of a Senate race forum at a local Christian school.  —  A half-dozen bystanders tried to separate the combatants, one male Angle backer and two female Reid supporters …
Discussion: The Confluence and MarketWatch
Eli Lake / Washington Times:
Soros revealed as funder of liberal Jewish-American lobby  —  The Jewish-American advocacy group J Street, which bills itself as the dovish alternative to the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) lobby, has secretly received funding from billionaire George Soros despite previous denials …
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Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
Raising More Money, J Street Discloses Big Donors
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Scott / Power Line:
Christopher Coates takes the stand  —  Former Department of Justice voting rights section chief Christopher Coates testified this morning before the Civil Rights Commission regarding the department's disposition of the case against the New Black Panther Party.
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J. Christian Adams / Pajamas Media:
American Hero: Coates Negates a Year of Justice Department Spin …
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Maggie's Farm
New York Post:
Liberal media goes on attack against GOP's Boehner  —  Tweet  —  The heat is on Republican leader John Boehner.  —  Liberal media outlets are trying to smear the highest-ranking Republican in the House just weeks before the midterm elections with a deal-breaking scandal before he has a chance …
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New York Post:
A NY earthquake?
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
CNN's Klein: ‘I Got Shot’  —  CNN president Jonathan Klein didn't come into work this morning.  —  “I didn't want to put people in an awkward situation,” he told me.  Two days ago, he learned he was out of a job.  —  On Wednesday afternoon, CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton …
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Politically savvy Senators wanted middle class tax cut vote  —  Here's a depressing postscript to yesterday's decision by Senate Dems to postpone the vote on extending the middle class tax cuts: The most politically savvy Senators, the ones who are most involved in the politics of holding the Senate …
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
How House Dems Might Still Vote On Middle-Class Tax Cuts
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Zucker Announces Departure From NBC  —  Jeff Zucker, the chief executive of NBC Universal, told the company's employees in an e-mail Friday morning that he would step down from his position upon the completion of the takeover of NBC by Comcast.  —  The fate of Mr. Zucker …
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Liberal blogger directly confronts David Axelrod, accuses White House of “hippie punching”  —  Top Obama adviser David Axelrod got an earful of the liberal blogosphere's anger at the White House moments ago, when a blogger on a conference call directly called out Axelrod over White House criticism …
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Mike McIntire / New York Times:
Hidden Under Tax-Exempt Cloak, Political Dollars Flow  —  Alaskans grew suspicious two years ago when a national organization called Americans for Job Security showed up and spent $1.6 million pushing a referendum to restrict development of a gold and copper mine at the headwaters of Bristol Bay.
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Now He's Lost Margaret Carlson  —  Obama's problem goes far deeper than his insolent style.  —  If he's lost Margaret Carlson, he's lost Middle America.  Sorry if you disagree, but somehow, to our mind, that joke just never gets old.  Carlson, a fixture at Time magazine before jumping …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Obama team uses flimflammery to inflate job numbers  —  Are you a financial adviser?  You may not know it, but you've got a green job.  Are you a wholesale buyer?  You've got a green job, too.  Or maybe you're a newspaper reporter.  You, too, have a green job — at least according to the Obama administration.
Discussion: protein wisdom and Hot Air
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
TRENDING: CNN Poll: Obama at all time low  —  (CNN) - President Barack Obama is contending with the lowest approval rating of his 20-month presidency, a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll finds.  —  The president's approval rating now stands at 42 percent - an all time low in CNN polling …
Discussion: The Hill
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Visigoths at the gate?  —  When facing a tsunami, what do you do?  Pray, and tell yourself stories.  I am not privy to the Democrats' private prayers, but I do hear the stories they're telling themselves.  The new meme is that there's a civil war raging in the Republican Party.
Discussion: Power Line, Eunomia, NRSC and Don Surber
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
Morning Jay: Goodbye to the Clinton Majority, Those Lucky Dems, and More!  —  1. Goodbye To The Clinton Majority?  Recently, Franklin & Marshall College put out a poll of Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District, in the Philadelphia suburbs, that shows incumbent Democrat Patrick Murphy …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Iconography of the Pledge  —  The visual iconography of the Pledge to America is fascinating.  It's full of photos of what I think are Republican members of Congress meeting with real Americans to better understand their problems and their burning desire for large deficit-financed tax cuts for rich people.
Caleb Howe / Caleb's blog:
November is Coming  —  Where do you stand?  —  Normally at RedState we post a brief description of any videos we post.  But this one ... you just have to watch it.  —  November.  It's coming.  —  Video created and produced by Ben Howe.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Pelosi: House Dems ‘clamoring’ for Obama to campaign with them  —  House Democrats are “clamoring” for President Obama to campaign in their districts, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asserted Friday.  —  The top House Democrat said the members were eager to appear with the president …
Discussion: The Note and ABCNEWS
Louise Radnofsky / Washington Wire:
Libertarians Ask for Gay Vote  —  The Libertarian Party is making a bid for gay voters after a bid to repeal “Don't Ask, Don't Tell' failed in the Senate this week, telling them that “like abused spouses who keep returning to their aggressors” they need to stop “handing their votes to the Democrats who abuse them.
Discussion: Advocate
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
The Message It Will Send  —  TPM Reader VF: … A somewhat different take from TPM Reader BF: … Democratic - United States Congress - Politics - Parties - Barack Obama
 
 
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Anton Troianovski / Metropolis:
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
GOP's big money men return
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Loretta Sanchez: ‘The Vietnamese’ are after my seat
Discussion: FrumForum
Scott Keyes / Think Progress:
GOP Senate Nominee John Raese: 'I Made My Money The Old-Fashioned …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Speakeasy
Aamer Madhani / Hotline On Call:
Even Shepard Fairey's Losing Hope
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Hit & Run
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Scott / Power Line:
An appeal to Yale alumni
Discussion: National Review
Linda Greenhouse / Opinionator:
Who Stands for Standing?  —  The legal doctrine of “standing …
Discussion: Law Blog
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Speech Hostile to Gays Constitutionally Unprotected, Speech Hostile …
The Huffington Post:
Americans Vastly Underestimate Wealth Inequality, Support …
Discussion: Guardian and Speakeasy
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Responsibility Deficit
Damian Paletta / Real Time Economics:
Volcker Spares No One in Broad Critique