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Tea Party Express Unaware Of O'Donnell's Finances

The Tea Party Express, the fiscally conservative organization that has helped nominate several GOP underdogs this year, endorsed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell (R) without knowing too much about her personal financial history.

Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 12:48pm

Crossroads GPS Targets Obama in KY

The conservative Crossroads GPS is up with a new issue ad on Tuesday that seeks to hang Pres. Obama and health care reform around the neck of KY SEN candidate Jack Conway (D).

The ad represents the first time American Crossroads has directly tied Obama to a Dem candidate in an ad -- and it's one of the few anywhere that prominently highlights health care. The ad shows Conway and Obama riding in a car together.

"Obamacare is the wrong way for Kentucky," the ad's narrator says. "And Jack Conway is going the wrong way too."

Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 12:25pm

AT&T Defends Paid Prioritization Of Web Traffic

In a filing this week to the FCC, AT&T defended the idea of allowing businesses and others to pay to ensure faster access to their Web content, saying the Internet's key standard setting organization has supported the idea of paid prioritization and that it is being used today by businesses of all sizes.

Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 12:10pm

Dems, Labor Focus On Social Security Attack

Expect to see lots of ads from Democrats and their allies attacking Republican candidates for supporting privatizing Social Security.

Today AFSCME is going up with its second ad targeting ex-state Sen. Joe Heck (R) on the issue. Heck is running against Rep. Dina Titus (D) in a suburban Las Vegas district, one of the most competitive districts this cycle.

Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 11:41am

Contest Seeks African Apps

Those African developers who have a great idea for a technology application that can also help assist in solving some of the most vexing development problems facing Eastern Africa have until midnight Tuesday to submit their idea.

Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 11:08am

Craigslist CEO Blasts CNN Reporter

Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster took to the company's blog Monday to blast CNN reporter Amber Lyon for engaging in tabloid journalism when she "ambushed" Craigslist founder Craig Newmark in May to ask about criticisms that the online classified site's adult services ads support sex trafficking. In the post, Buckmaster chides Lyon for now seeking an interview about claims that Craiglist's adult services ads help promote prostitution, including sex trafficking of children, after promoting Lyon's impromptu interview with Newmark for weeks.

Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 10:14am

Boehner To Offer Foreign Policy Address

House Min. Leader John Boehner (R-OH) will get the jump on Pres. Obama's prime time address, offering his second major address in as many weeks and setting up Boehner as a viable opponent to Obama if the GOP takes back the House this year and Boehner becomes Speaker.

Boehner will focus his speech on 4 areas, according to excerpts provided to reporters: Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, and veterans affairs.

Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 9:08am

Starting Lineup: Back To Baghdad

Good Tuesday morning and welcome back to the Starting Lineup. On the radar today: Pres. Obama takes ownership of the conflicts in the Middle East, GOP owns another recess, Miller's big day, and Young Guns.

Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 7:26am

NRCC Names 6 New Young Guns

The NRCC will add 6 candidates to its "Young Gun" roster on Tuesday, bringing the total to 52 for the program so far this cycle.

This fifth round of "Young Guns," provided to Hotline On Call, is primarily composed of candidates who emerged from recent primaries and represents some of the GOP's top pickup opportunities this fall.

Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 6:02am

Obama Won't Declare Victory In Iraq Speech

When President Obama delivers his highly-anticipated Oval Office address on Iraq Tuesday night, he will face the difficult challenge of marking a significant milestone -- the formal end of combat operations in Iraq -- without overstating the war's progress or underplaying the serious challenges t

Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 12:00am