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7:05 PM ET, September 29, 2007

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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Fox News' attack on the honor and integrity of our war generals  —  As we learned from both our Senate and House last week, in the United States we must never "attack the honor and integrity . . . of members of the United States Armed Forces."  All good patriots from both parties agree on this.
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Alex / Army of Dude:
The Real Deal  —  Blue Girl directed me to a very interesting story about Rush Limbaugh, who called veterans opposed to the war phony soldiers.  Of course, this is the same Rush Limbaugh who threw a fit about the Moveon.org Petraeus ad, calling it "contemptible" and "indecent."
The Influence Peddler:
Limbaugh on Solid Ground on 'Phony Soldiers'  —  House Democrats are apparently considering a resolution to castigate Rush Limbaugh for having the nerve to allege that there are 'phony soldiers' bragging about their exploits in Iraq.  As long as they're at it, perhaps they'll actually denounce the phony soldiers.
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CNN:
Gingrich rules out run for president  —  ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — Two days after hinting he wanted to try for the White House, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich decided he would not run for president, his spokesman said Saturday.  —  Rick Tyler said Gingrich realized he couldn't run …
Sarah Wheaton / The Caucus:
Gingrich Won't Run in 2008  —  Newt Gingrich has sent so many hints pointing in so many different directions that we're dizzy trying to follow them all.  But now, it appears, he's made up his mind.  —  Rick Tyler, Mr. Gingrich's spokesman, confirmed today that the former Republican House speaker …
Discussion: Open Left
Juan Williams / Time:
What Bill O'Reilly Really Told Me  —  It started with Bill O'Reilly's grandmother.  And it blew up into charges of O'Reilly being called a racist and me being attacked as a "Happy Negro" (read that as a lackey or Uncle Tom).  —  O'Reilly, controversial host of the top-rated TV cable talk show …
Dan Senor / Opinion Journal:
The Long Arm of Iran  —  The top mullahs have been complicit in terror attacks.  —  "I think it would be almost inconceivable that Iran would commit suicide by launching one or two missiles of any kind against the nation of Israel."  —  On March 17, 1992, a suicide bomber crashed …
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Kristin Jensen / Bloomberg:
Bill Clinton Says He Was More Experienced Than Obama  —  Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) — Former President Bill Clinton said he was far more experienced when he made his successful 1992 White House run than Senator Barack Obama is today.  —  ``There is a difference,'' Clinton said in an interview …
Discussion: Wizbang and TPM Election Central
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Tim Rutten / Los Angeles Times:
Ahmadinejad walks away with a win  —  His Columbia engagement gives him what he wants — legitimacy — and his hosts look rude to Islamic eyes.  —  One of the world's truly dangerous men, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left New York a clear winner this week, and he can thank …
Greg Mankiw / Greg Mankiw's Blog:
A New Entitlement?  —  The big problem with U.S. fiscal policy is that, over the years, politicians of both parties have voted for unfunded entitlements for the elderly, which will (unless scaled back) result in substantially higher taxes on future generations.  Click here for my views on the problem.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Redstate
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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Laughing Matters in Clinton Campaign
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
John Dickerson / Slate:
WHAT'S WITH HILLARY'S LAUGH?
Discussion: Feministing
Ali Akbar Dareini / Associated Press:
Iran Labels CIA 'Terrorist Organization'  —  TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's parliament on Saturday approved a nonbinding resolution labeling the CIA and the U.S. Army "terrorist organizations," in apparent response to a Senate resolution seeking to give a similar designation to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Associated Press:
Wounded vets also suffer financial woes  —  TEMECULA, Calif. - He was one of America's first defenders on Sept. 11, 2001, a Marine who pulled burned bodies from the ruins of the Pentagon.  He saw more horrors in Kuwait and Iraq.  —  Today, he can't keep a job, pay his bills, or chase thoughts of suicide from his tortured brain.
Discussion: The Newshoggers and INTEL DUMP
Don Van Natta Jr / New York Times:
New Group Boasts Big War Chest and Rising Voice  —  Freedom's Watch, a deep-pocketed conservative group led by two former senior White House officials, made an audacious debut in late August when it began a $15 million advertising campaign designed to maintain Congressional support for President Bush's troop increase in Iraq.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:
Caught on tape: How a 16-year-old girl was lynched in Gaza  —  After more than 20 years in the business, and just when you think you've seen it all, there's always something that shocks you more than ever.  —  This time it's the brutal murder of a 16-year-old girl in the Gaza Strip.
Seth Mydans / New York Times:
Envoy Brings Appeal for Restraint to Myanmar  —  A special envoy from the United Nations, Ibrahim Gambari, arrived in Myanmar on Saturday, bringing demands for restraint from a world that has watched with alarm the violent suppression of peaceful nationwide protests.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Amanda Marcotte / Pandagon:
Why it's too much trouble to educate girls past the 5th grade  —  Oh, you know some a**hole is thinking it.  —  A school in New York is having problems because their absolute "no bag" policy is a bit anti-female, surprise surprise.  As any woman reading this is immediately thinking …
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Heather Yakin / Times Herald-Record:
Updated: 'The Question' causes furor at local high school
Discussion: Unfogged, Majikthise and Feministing
 
 
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Martin Kady II / The Politico:
Dems turn to a youngster to make their SCHIP points
Paul Marshall / Washington Post:
Muzzling in the Name of Islam
Michelle Malkin:
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