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10:22 AM, Aug 11, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Bennet and Buck bring home wins in Senate primary in Colorado.

The Daily Grind

Enthusiasm gap: Bennet got fewer votes than GOP runner-up

Nathan Deal holds a tiny lead over Karen Handel in Georgia gubernatorial primary in Georgia while Republicans hold "unity breakfast" as they wait on results.

Mark Dayton wins Minnesota governor's Democratic primary on platform of "tax the rich." No, really. No wonder Target gave money to the Republican nominee.

Linda McMahon is ready to rumble!

You'd think they might have done this during financial regulation reform, huh?

Bailout pushers make some states worse-off: "Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi did the math and figured out his state will be worse off. Mr. Barbour says the bill will force his state 'to rewrite its current year [fiscal 2011] budget. Preliminary estimates of the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration show that we will now have to spend between $50-100 million of state funds—funds that must be taken away from public safety, human services, mental health and other state priorities and given to education—in order for an additional $98 million of federal funds to be granted to education. There is no justification for the federal government hijacking state budgets, but that is exactly what Congress has done.'"

Democrats want to call it something different, but it's a bailout.

How public servants become a predatory interest.

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