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Morning Briefing for August 30, 2010

RedState Morning Briefing
For August 30, 2010

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1. It Worked. NRA Not Endorsing Harry Reid.

I’m actually getting beat up a bit in email tonight from three different emailers saying, “See, I told you they wouldn’t do this.”The NRA is not endorsing Harry Reid.Two NRA board members emailed me today sending their congratulations to RedState members. Said one, “This is all you guys.”As the Wall Street Journal notes:

Erick Erickson, founder of the influential conservative blog Redstate.com, urged his readers in July to pressure the NRA not to formally back Mr. Reid. “Both people at the NRA and people in the Senate are telling me the NRA will be endorsing Harry Reid later this year and the only way to stop it is to be very vocal about it right now,” Mr. Erickson wrote

Mission accomplished. Thanks for being so vocal.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. The new normal in Nevada: Reid and Angle tied

When Sharron Angle came out of the Republican primary in Nevada, oddly enough she was vulnerable. She got no unity bounce, instead taking a stream of attacks from Republicans nationwide. As a result, Harry Reid went on the air for the knockout.He didn’t get it.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Palin Media Bias Rears Its Head In Hilarious Wishful Thinking

Earlier this week, the media once again displayed why no one can take them seriously. The Fourth Estate is totally insolvent and is declaring bankruptcy, morally and otherwise. In this recent instance, having to do with Tuesday night’s Republican primary in Alaska, it was at least quite hilarious.You see, Sarah Palin had endorsed Joe Miller over the incumbent alleged Republican Senator, Lisa Murkowski. As Jim Treacher at The Daily Caller lays out, and as Ace of Spades also noted, the media was so hell-bent on a way to discredit Sarah Palin that they indulged in the child-like behavior of squinting your eyes closed to reality and wishing really, really hard that fantasy comes true. Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Obama’s EPA to Regulate Hunters and Fisherman

The Obama Administration is considering using the vast power of the federal government to ban the sale of certain types of ammunition. This administrative ban would increase cost for hunters and fisherman dramatically. If implemented, this ban would go against the will of the American people. Furthermore, this action is an inappropriate use of federal power.U.S. News and World Report posted a story Friday indicating that President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering a ban on lead bullets and sinkers in the name of protecting the environment. This ban, if put into place, would dramatically increase the cost of ammunition for hunters and lead sinkers for anglers. If gun owners needed any more evidence that the Obama Administration is looking for creative ways to take away the Second Amendment rights of all Americans, they need to look no further than this new proposed rule. Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. Education Reform and New Jersey

I’ve said that Chris Christie losing out on $400 million over four years in federal grant money on Education could be a blessing in disguise–and I wanted to explain why that is.So this week Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced $3.4 billion split between ten “winners” under their Race to the Top program, with the overwhelming bulk of the remaining pool of money (yes, that’s how quickly they’ve burned through it). The “winners”? New York, Massachusetts, Florida, DC, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio and Rhode Island. Christie’s under fire because New Jersey qualified over Ohio by every measure and passed the eyeball test, but a clerical error by Schundler’s office on one page of a multi-thousand page report made Duncan’s staff reject the application.Please click here for the rest of the post.

6. RedState Gathering: Deadline Extended

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have extended the deadline to book your room for the RedState Gathering at the special discounted rate. You have until September 2nd to reserve your room at the group rate. After that the rooms are priced per the hotel’s normal fees. The RedState rate is a steal, with breakfast included with your room, internet access for free throughout your stay, and a deep discount over the regular rate.As you know, reserving your room now locks in your rate, but you will not, of course, be charged until the END of your stay. And naturally, you can cancel at any time up to 24 hours before your reservation.Please click here for the rest of the post.

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