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8:05 PM ET, September 21, 2008

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Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Yes, There Are Deeply Angry Democratic Members of Congress  —  This email is from a lawmaker and it should give you a flavor for what's going on right now in Congress.
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New York Times:
Bipartisan Support for Wall St. Rescue Plan Emerges  —  WASHINGTON — Bipartisan support appeared to be emerging Sunday among American lawmakers to approve quickly a vast bailout of financial institutions in the United States.  The Bush administration has proposed granting unfettered authority …
Avi Zenilman / The Politico:
Many economists skeptical of bailout  —  Many of the same economists and opinion-makers who'd provided a bipartisan sheen of consensus to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's previous moves have quickly begun casting doubts on the wisdom of a policy that would allow Treasury …
Newt Gingrich / The Corner:
Before D.C. Gets Our Money, It Owes Us Some Answers  —  Watching Washington rush to throw taxpayer money at Wall Street has been sobering and a little frightening.  —  We are being told Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has a plan which will shift $700 billion in obligations from private companies to the taxpayer.
Cernig / Newshoggers.com:
A Letter To Congress  —  Sean Paul Kelly at the Agonist …
Discussion: The Agonist and The Impolitic
Meena Thiruvengadam / Wall Street Journal:
Paulson Presses Congress to Act On $700 Billion Bailout Plan
Discussion: MyDD
Frank James / The Swamp:
Obama: No blank check for Wall St  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In his first comments about a $700 billion government bailout package meant to help stabilize Wall Street, Sen. Barack Obama on Sunday stopped short of saying whether he supports the proposal, as he laid out some broad economic goals he believes such a plan should include.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and TIME.com
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Yuval Levin / The Corner:
The Bailout  —  Everyone should read the actual text of the proposed bailout plan the administration is sending to Congress.  It's clearly not a final version (the part about only purchasing from financial institutions headquartered in the US has already been changed, as Kathryn notes below) …
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and The Caucus
NY Daily News:
Mac and I had tropical heat in Rio, says ex  —  BY HAROLD EMERT IN RIO DE JANEIRO AND PATRICK SULLIVAN IN NEW YORK  —  While John McCain attended his 50th Naval Academy reunion Saturday, a Brazilian beauty fondly recalled the affair she had with the young “good kissing” midshipman she met a half a century ago.
Discussion: TBogg
The Politico:
Franken helps craft McCain ‘SNL’ skit  —  Al Franken, the former “Saturday Night Live” star now running in a high-profile Senate race in Minnesota, helped craft the opening sketch mocking John McCain that kicked off the NBC comedy show Saturday, according to two well-placed sources inside the network.
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Ali / Think Progress:
Bush's Legacy Of Squandering Taxpayer Money  —  Bush's Legacy Of Squandering Taxpayer Money  —  Yesterday, President Bush announced his $700 billion plan to buy out troubled financial institutions.  Demanding enormous faith in his administration's stewardship, the plan …
Discussion: Open Left and Balkinization
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Record  —  Ali Frick rounds up the record of Bush …
Discussion: Economists for Obama
Gateway Pundit:
FBI ACTS!!!... SERVES (suspected) PALIN HACKER DAVID KERNELL WITH SEARCH WARRANT!!  —  Bummer... Feds break up a party to serve University of Tennessee student David Kernell with a search warrant!  —  A court date was set for this week.  —  David is a self-described Obamacrat …
Peter Bray / Slate:
Did Obama Just Touch the Third Rail?  —  CURIOUS EDITS TO HIS SOCIAL SECURITY PAGE.  —  Barack Obama is such a hard-core wonk, his camp grinds through policy day in, day out.  That may be a great quality to have in a president—but it's not necessarily a smart strategy for a presidential candidate just weeks before an election.
CNN:
Obama, McCain debate prep underway  —  (CNN) — The presidential candidates face their first debate Friday in Oxford, Mississippi and both are taking time off the campaign trail to prepare.  —  While the Obama campaign confirmed that Barack Obama will be prepping this week in Tampa, Florida …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
CNN:
Interview With Obama, McCain Economic Advisers; Interview With Ron Paul  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT.  THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.  —  WOLF BLITZER, HOST: This is LATE EDITION, the last word in Sunday talk.  —  BLITZER: A roller coaster week on Wall Street.
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
Dexter Filkins / New York Times:
Back in Iraq, Jarred by the Calm  —  BAGHDAD — At first, I didn't recognize the place.  —  On Karada Mariam, a street that runs over the Tigris River toward the Green Zone, the Serwan and the Zamboor, two kebab places blown up by suicide bombers in 2006, were crammed with customers.
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
An Anonymous Lawmaker Diagrams the High Stakes Chicken in the House  —  Another email. … Ouch.  —  If anyone out there is good with diagramming software it'd be a neat picture to put together.
 
 
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Hurry!  Hurry!  —  Bush and Paulson say congress needs to rush …
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Farhad Manjoo / Washington Post:
Gov.Palin@Hacked.Com  —  Sometime last Tuesday, an unknown …
Discussion: The Corner and The Other McCain
Charlotte Eby / Quad City Times:
Times polls: Obama leads Iowa, Illinois
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Daily Mail:
Sarah Palin is as popular as Diana in the hearts of the American public
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Mark Naymik / OPENERS:
Ohio Newspaper Poll shows John McCain with slight lead over Barack Obama
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