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10:50 AM ET, September 25, 2010

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Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
COLBERT ‘MADE MOCKERY’ OF CONGRESS  —  Despite the fact that countless Washington reporters couldn't help but watch Stephen Colbert's Capitol Hill testimony Friday, not all were enthralled by the Comedy Central star's performance, as they expressed on Twitter.  —  “REALLY not sure this is funny,” wrote ABC News' Rick Klein.
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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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Pelosi meets GOP foe at D.C. watering hole
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
From ‘party of no’ to ‘party of stop’?
Discussion: Firedoglake
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
VIDEO of Christine O'Donnell: I'm going to stop the whole country from having sex  —  A Democratic source unearths video of Christine O'Donnell in 2003, answering clearly and unequivocally in the affirmative when asked: “You're going to stop the whole country from having sex?”
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: Verum Serum and Power Line
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Hal Bernton / Seattle Times:
Judge orders Air Force to reinstate officer forced out by 'don't ask, don't tell'  —  A federal judge in Tacoma has ordered the Air Force to reinstate retired Maj. Margaret Witt, a skilled flight nurse, in a closely watched case involving the “don't ask, don't tell” policy on gays serving in the military.
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
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Bails Out Major Credit Unions  —  Two years after the peak of the financial crisis, the federal government swooped in to stabilize a crucial part of the credit-union sector battered by losses on subprime mortgages.  —  Regulators announced Friday a rescue of the nation's wholesale credit unions …
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 …
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.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars, Daily Kos and TPMDC
 
 
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