Morning Must Reads: Communication

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–Read Jay’s write-up of last night’s primaries!

–The Daily Beast’s Tunku Varadarajan unleashes on John McCain.

–Mayor Bloomberg offered a renewed defense of Islam and Cordoba House at an iftar dinner last night:

–The administration will appeal that stem cell ruling.

–Jerry Brown’s campaign continue to underwhelm. The influx of traffic following an Obama e-mail to the gubernatorial candidate’s supporters brought down his whole website.

–What Democrats wish they could communicate to voters, but can’t:

On that basis, CBO estimates that in the second quarter of calendar year 2010, ARRA’s policies:

  • Raised the level of real (inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product (GDP) by between 1.7 percent and 4.5 percent,
  • Lowered the unemployment rate by between 0.7 percentage points and 1.8 percentage points,
  • Increased the number of people employed by between 1.4 million and 3.3 million, and
  • Increased the number of full-time-equivalent (FTE) jobs by 2.0 million to 4.8 million compared with what those amounts would have been otherwise. (Increases in FTE jobs include shifts from part-time to full-time work or overtime and are thus generally larger than increases in the number of employed workers.)

–Home sales plunge.

–Not Larry Sabato likes Robert Hurt’s opening ad in VA-5.

–And New Jersey! A paperwork error is costing the state $400 million in federal education funds, a county is waging war on odor and their Republican governor is more popular than Obama.

What did I miss?

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