MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
GOP leads Dems on 7 of 9 big issues - Bruce Drake, Politics Daily
Extrapolating about Del. Senate primary - Neil Stevens, RedState
Does Obama know about Civil Rights Movement? - P. Rosenberg, Open Left
Iraq in the long run - Ross Douthat
They're in no position to boast - Steve Benen, Political Animal
Which party is the fat cat party? - Michelle Malkin
What Cornyn didn't say about gays - Marc Ambinder, The Atlantic
Not the bold leadership we've been waiting for - Big Tent Democrat, TalkLeft
New jobs bill proposed - David Dayen, Firedoglake
Vitter camp gets donation from deceased woman - Brian Beutler, TPMDC
Obama, Bush and war - Rick Richman, contentions
Split at the top on GZM? - Stephen Schwartz, TWS
Reich dreams of Boxer - Jim Geraghty, Campaign Spot
Was President Bush dumb? - Jamelle Bouie, TAPPED
Just how damaging was health debate for Dems? - Kate Pickert, Swampland

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Fight over Ground Zero sets up most political 9/11 anniversary yet - The Hill
Illegal immigration to U.S. drops almost 67% - Washington Post
Sarah Palin in the sound and the fury - Vanity Fair