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12:25 AM ET, September 28, 2007

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Media Matters for America:
Limbaugh: Service members who support U.S. withdrawal are "phony soldiers"  —  During the September 26 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh called service members who advocate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq "phony soldiers."  He made the comment while discussing …
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Jon Soltz / The Huffington Post:
So I'm a "Phony Soldier," Rush?  —  As Media Matters reported today, Rush Limbaugh, on his show said that those troops who come home and want to get America out of the middle of the religious civil war in Iraq are "phony soldiers."  I'd love for you, Rush, to have me on your show and tell that to me to my face.
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Democrats Blast Limbaugh For Saying That Antiwar Troops Are "Phony Soldiers"  —  As we reported earlier today over at The Horse's Mouth, Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show that soldiers who favor U.S. withdrawal from Iraq are "phony soldiers."  —  The assertion — reminiscent of MoveOn's attack …
Faiz / Think Progress:
A Challenge For Lawmakers Who Voted To Attack MoveOn Ad: Will They Now Condemn Limbaugh?  —  On September 20, 72 Senators voted for the highly politicized, "bait and switch" resolution that condemned a newspaper ad by MoveOn.org.  The amendment, offered by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Daily Kos
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Limbaugh: Troops Supporting US Withdrawal "Phony Soldiers" UPDATED
Matt / Think Progress:
Rep. Pallone slams Rush's 'phony soldiers' comment.
Discussion: The Gavel
Horses Mouth:
Newsflash: Rush Limbaugh just described soldiers who are in favor …
Discussion: TPM Election Central
John Bruhns / AMERICAblog:
My thoughts on Rush  —  Sorry to once again "preach to the choir."
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
CNN:
Edwards eyes $105M from public kitty  —  ABOARD THE CNN ELECTION EXPRESS, New Hampshire (CNN) — Former Sen. John Edwards Thursday said he will accept public financing for his presidential campaign, and challenged his chief rivals for the Democratic nomination, Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, to follow his lead.
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The Atlantic Online:
Why Did Edwards Do This? Pros and Cons
Discussion: MyDD, The Politico and Open Left
Jim Tankersley / The Swamp:
Edwards will take matching funds, if...
Gavin M. / Sadly, No!:
Foto Funnies Pt. II  —  From Little Green Footballs, 9/21/07:  —  Above: Screen-capture of LGF post  —  That's a reprinted press release from David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.  The text reads, "The photo accompanying this article, which shows a teenage girl buried before being stoned to death …
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Following Bush Over a Cliff  —  The spectacle Tuesday of 151 House Republicans voting in lock step with the White House against expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) was one of the more remarkable sights of the year.  Rarely do you see so many politicians putting their careers in jeopardy.
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Greg Simmons / Fox News:
Washington, D.C., Judge Issues Bench Warrant for Cindy Sheehan  —  WASHINGTON — A bench warrant was issued Thursday for antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, who did not appear for arraignment Thursday in a Washington, D.C., courtroom to face charges related to her Sept. 10 disorderly conduct arrest on Capitol Hill.
Tom Humphrey / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Cigarette surveillance program begins today  —  Motorists bringing large numbers of smokes into state will be charged  —  NASHVILLE — Starting today, state Department of Revenue agents will begin stopping Tennessee motorists spotted buying large quantities of cigarettes in border states …
Sidney Blumenthal / Salon:
Dan Rather stands by his story  —  His lawsuit will attempt to show that CBS tried to suppress the report on Bush's National Guard Service and the Abu Ghraib abuses.  —  Dan Rather talks on the Fox News show "Your World" about the state of television news, June 12, 2007.
CNN:
Mistake costs dishwasher $59,000  —  MIAMI, Florida (CNN) — For 11 years, Pedro Zapeta, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, lived his version of the American dream in Stuart, Florida: washing dishes and living frugally to bring money back to his home country.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Amanda / Think Progress:
Matthews To Dodd: 'Do You Find It Difficult To Debate A Woman?'  —  During last night's post-Democratic presidential debate analysis, MSNBC host Chris Matthews was hung up on the fact there is a woman running for president.  After questioning Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) about Sen. Hillary Clinton's …
The Corner:
We are the world  —  Before Katie Couric's confession that "saying 'we' when referring to the United States" makes her uncomfortable fades from the news cycle, two observations:  —  1) You'd be hard put to find anything more institutionally uninterested in the world than TV news.
Jo Piazza / NY Daily News:
Singles will check out eligible candidates at Obama rally  —  Looking for a date for Friday night?  Want someone to read thepoliticker.com with and talk to about Eliot Spitzer's fiscal policy late into the night?  —  Like-minded city singles are looking to tonight's Barack Obama rally …
 
 
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