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2:45 PM ET, September 28, 2010

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Jann S. Wenner / Rolling Stone:
Obama in Command: The Rolling Stone Interview  —  In an Oval Office interview, the president discusses the Tea Party, the war, the economy and what's at stake this November  —  The following is an article from the October 15, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone.  —  We arrived at the southwest gate …
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Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Obama: Fox News is ‘destructive’ to America  —  (CNN) - President Obama is pulling no punches when it comes to Fox News, declaring the cable news outlet to be “destructive to [America's] long-term growth.”  —  In a more than 8,000-word interview with Rolling Stone Magazine …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
A PASSIONATE PLEA.... President Obama sat down with Rolling …
Discussion: TalkLeft, Mediaite, CNN and Swampland
Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans  —  Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are also deeply ignorant about religion.  —  Researchers from the independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life phoned more than 3,400 Americans and asked them 32 questions about the Bible …
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Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life:
U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey  —  Executive Summary  —  Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups on a new survey of religious knowledge, outperforming evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics on questions about the core teachings …
Mitchell Landsberg / Los Angeles Times:
Atheists, agnostics most knowledgeable about religion, survey says
Discussion: newsfeed.time.com
Peter Daou:
How a handful of liberal bloggers are bringing down the Obama presidency  —  This post was originally written about the frightening case of Anwar al-Aulaqi, a heinous individual who now faces a judge, jury and executioner in President Barack Obama.  The body of the post remains the same …
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ABCNEWS:
Rahm Emanuel Likely to Leave White House This Week  —  Final Decision Not Yet Made, White House Chief of Staff All but Certain to Explore Campaign for Mayor of Chicago  —  Although no final decision has been made because of family considerations, ABC News has learned that White House officials …
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
White House to Supporters: Buck Up
Discussion: Fausta's Blog and Wonkette
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
The White House, Rouse Style
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Salon
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Ian M. / Think Progress:
DeMint To Trigger The Senate's Doomsday Device  —  Two weeks ago, the Progress Report warned of a nightmare scenario where a single senator decides to object to virtually every measure being considered by the Senate, a maneuver could effectively bring the entire body to a screeching halt.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats to stuff 20 bills into post-election lame-duck session  —  Democrats are considering cramming as many as 20 pieces of legislation into the lame-duck session they plan to hold after the Nov. 2 election.  —  The array of bills competing for floor time shows the sense …
Ezra Klein:
Did Jim DeMint just take control of the Senate?
Discussion: Weigel
Quinnipiac University:
Angry Voters Push McMahon Closer In Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Connecticut Poll Finds; But Most Voters Say Her Ads Are Annoying  —  Propelled by Connecticut likely voters who say they are “angry” with government, former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate …
FactCheck.org:
Rep. Grayson Lowers the Bar  —  The Florida Democrat manipulates video to make his opponent seem to urge wives to ‘submit’ to husbands.  He didn't.  —  We thought Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida reached a low point when he falsely accused his opponent of being a draft dodger during the Vietnam War …
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Andy Barr / The Politico:
Rep. Alan Grayson's ‘Taliban’ ad backfires
Discussion: Hullabaloo and iOwnTheWorld.com
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Another Christine O'Donnell embellishment: She misleadingly claims she studied at Oxford  —  In another move that will raise further questions about Christine O'Donnell's embellishment of her education record, she claims she studied at the University of Oxford — but a look at her actual record shows …
WEWS-TV:
Pres. Carter released from hospital  —  CLEVELAND - Former President Jimmy Carter has been released from the hospital after experiencing an upset stomach during a flight to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Tuesday morning.  —  Cleveland Hopkins Airport officials told NewsChannel5 …
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Eliott C. McLaughlin / This Just In:
Upset stomach hospitalizes President Jimmy Carter
The Note:
Another Democrat Against Speaker Pelosi  —  ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports:  —  Ravi Sangisetty is a Democrat running for a Congressional seat in Louisiana that has been in Democratic hands for six years, but if he wins, he will not vote for Nancy Pelosi to be Speaker of the House.
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Pelosi: ‘I fully expect to be speaker of the House five weeks from now’
Discussion: Media Decoder and Weasel Zippers
Felicia R. Lee / New York Times:
MacArthur Foundation Honors 23  —  The creator of the television series “The Wire,” about drugs, poverty and corruption in Baltimore; a historian who traced the lives of a slave family connected to Thomas Jefferson; and an economist who helped calculate the worth of a standout kindergarten teacher …
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Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Obama demands more than Israel can give  —  Every so often, the sayings of Casey Stengel come to mind.  The longtime manager of the New York Yankees, accustomed to a Prussian professionalism in the hitting and fielding of baseballs, moved over to the astonishingly hapless New York Mets in 1962 and …
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Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
J Street Loses
TechCrunch:
Tim Armstrong: We Got TechCrunch!  —  I'm very pleased to announce that we have acquired TechCrunch.  Details are in the press release below, and I'm sure founder Michael Arrington will have a few words to say as well.  This is a great complement to our continued investment in world class content.
Timothy Noah / Slate:
Why income distribution can't be crowd-sourced.  —  Earlier this month I published a 10-part Slate series (PDF; serial version; slide show) about the 30-year rise in income inequality that Princeton's Paul Krugman has dubbed “The Great Divergence.”  In the first installment, I noted that in 1915 …
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Midterm Election Landscape Still Points to Republican Gains  —  A summary of Gallup's key indicators to date  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup's analysis of key indicators relating to the 2010 congressional midterm elections continues to suggest that the Republican Party will make significant seat gains.
Chris Stirewalt / Fox News:
Fox News Polls: Democrats Face Tough Job Building Senate Firewall  —  When President Obama arrives in Wisconsin for a campus rally on Tuesday, he'll be visiting a state where his party and his policies are in big trouble with voters.  —  Democrats are hoping to build a firewall with cash infusions …
William Yardley / New York Times:
A Dark Horse Emerges in Alaska: The Incumbent  —  JUNEAU, Alaska — The night Lisa Murkowski announced she would mount a write-in campaign to retain her Senate seat, she acknowledged to a crowd of supporters that her odds were slim.  Then she prompted a defiant roar: invoking Native Alaskan culture …
 
 
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Anne D'Innocenzio / Associated Press:
Consumer confidence drops to lowest since Feb.
Russell Goldman / ABCNEWS:
Gunman at University of Texas Austin Takes Own Life, Lockdown Lifted
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
A sadder but wiser Axelrod packs his bags
Mary Lu Carnevale / Washington Wire:
WSJ/NBC Poll: More Americans Blame Obama for Economy
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Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
A Million Here, a Million There ?  —  Why federal spending never goes …
Rahm Emanuel / Washington Post:
New ‘Super Pacs’ bringing millions into campaigns
David Gibson / Politics Daily:
Somehow this slipped past the Disputations filter, but during …
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Sam Dillon / New York Times:
4,100 Students Prove ‘Small Is Better’ Rule Wrong
Ezra Klein:
Why the offshoring bill?
Discussion: Eschaton
Fox News:
Obama Team Still Looking to Fill Crowd for University of Wisconsin Rally
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Annys Shin / Story Lab:
Charges dismissed against Md. man who taped traffic stop
Discussion: The Agonist and Instapundit
Gawker.TV:
Did Sarah Palin Just Get Booed on Dancing with the Stars?
Robert Weisman / Boston Globe:
Harvard Pilgrim cancels Medicare Advantage plan
Darren Samuelsohn / The Politico:
Global warming critic plots revenge
Discussion: Wonk Room and Washington Monthly