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7:50 PM ET, August 28, 2009

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Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Bill would give president emergency control of Internet  —  Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.  —  They're not much happier …
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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
On Cyber Bill, Skepticism Warranted — But Nuance Needed
Ezra Klein:
We Ration.  We Ration.  We Ration.  We Ration.  —  “Look at Canada,” says Charles Krauthammer.  “Look at Britain.  They got hooked; now they ration.  So will we.”  —  So do we.  This is not an arguable proposition.  It is not a difference of opinion, or a conversation about semantics.
Discussion: MoJo Blog Posts and Balloon Juice
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Ronald Bailey / Reason:
Ezra Klein's Confusion Over “Rationing”  —  Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein is taking exception to Post columnist Charles Krauthammer's depressing op/ed on how health care “reform” will likely play out.  Krauthammer's op/ed argues that the public option is dead, as is end of life counseling …
Discussion: Wake up America
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
A Strategy to Save Obamacare, But at What Cost  —  Obamacare Version 1.0 is dead.  The 1,000-page monstrosity that emerged in various editions from Congress was done in by widespread national revulsion not just at its expense and intrusiveness but also at the mendacity with which it is being sold.
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Local official to Bachmann: 'I'll be danged if I am going to give up my Social Security because of socialism.'  —  In Lake Elmo, Minnesota yesterday, Rep. Michele Bachmann held a “raucous” town hall meeting to discuss health care reform that was filled with “deafening cheers and a few jeers.”
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Anna Palmer / Roll Call:
Bachmann Faces Raucous Crowd in Minnesota  —  LAKE ELMO, Minn. — In her first health care town hall of the August recess, Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann faced a volatile crowd looking for answers on the future of health care in America.  —  Hundreds of constituents packed …
Pat Doyle / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Health care debate? Still fevered
Discussion: Associated Press and Don Surber
Washington Post:
Holder's Decision To Probe CIA Hints At a New Dynamic  —  About five weeks ago, faced with a crucial decision on how to react to brutal CIA interrogation practices, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. concluded that it would be all but impossible to follow President Obama's mandate to move forward …
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Newt Gingrich / Washington Examiner:
President Obama should fire Attorney General Eric Holder
Wall Street Journal:
The Fall Guy  —  CIA Director Leon Panetta getting sacked by his own team.
Michelle Malkin:
Race-baiter Democrat Rep. Diane Watson praises Cuban health system, Castro & Guevara who “kicked out the wealthy”  —  Longtime readers of this blog will be quite familiar with race-baiting Democrat Rep. Diane Watson of California.  —  She attacked Ward Connerly for marrying a white woman.
Discussion: Riehl World View and Hot Air
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Ned Schnittt / Breitbart.tv:   LA REP: OBAMACARE OPPONENTS WANT TO DESTROY ‘FIRST PRESIDENT WHO LOOKS LIKE ME’
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Stephanopoulos: Kennedy Would Have Agreed To Ditch The Public Option  —  Last night, ABC News' George Stephanopoulos appeared on The O'Reilly factor and echoed a growing conventional wisdom.  —  “It's pretty clear right now that there aren't the votes in the senate to pass …
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
‘Public Option’, Rolls Off the Tongue  —  Nate Silver wrote a post last night flagging an AARP poll, the upshot of which is that Americans don't seem to have any idea what the ‘public option’ even is.  As Silver notes, the fact that only 37% of respondents correctly identified what the ‘public option’ was …
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
House Leadership Memo Urges Dems: Remember That Public Option Has Tons Of Support
Paul Kane / Capitol Briefing:
With LeMieux Pick, the Dawn of a New Era of Appointed Senators  —  George LeMieux, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's selection to succeed retired Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.), will become the fifth senator this year to take his seat through appointment.  A possible sixth appointee is waiting …
Ben Calhoun / NPR:
‘Reading Rainbow’ Reaches Its Final Chapter … For 26 years, Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton (left) shepherded kids through the exciting world of books.  The show, which fostered a love of reading, was the third longest-running program in PBS history, outlasted only by Sesame Street and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Strange Hypocrisy  —  In 2004, Massachusetts changed its laws to prevent Republican Mitt Romney from appointing John Kerry's replacement in case he became President.  Now it's 2009, the Governor of Massachusetts is a Democrat, and Ted Kennedy is dead so the state legislature is considering changing …
Discussion: Ezra Klein
bayoubuzz.com:
General Russell Honore To Run Vs David Vitter In Louisiana US Race?  —  In a breaking story, The Louisiana Weekly and Bayoubuzz.com have learned that the hero of Hurricane recovery, General Russell Honore is seriously considering entering the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate seat against incumbent David Vitter.
David Cho / Washington Post:
Banks ‘Too Big to Fail’ Have Grown Even Bigger  —  Behemoths Born of the Bailout Reduce Consumer Choice, Tempt Corporate Moral Hazard  —  When the credit crisis struck last year, federal regulators pumped tens of billions of dollars into the nation's leading financial institutions …
Kevin Sack / New York Times:
Dealing With Being the Health Care ‘Villains’  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Max Shireman says that when he looks in the mirror he does not see the monster the politicians have made him out to be.  —  Sure, he could stand to lose a few pounds.  And there was that speeding ticket last year for going 40 in a 30-mile-an-hour zone.
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
McCain Throws in With Sarah Palin: Agrees That VHA Pamphlet is “Kind of a Death Panel”  —  John McCain embraces his former running mate Sarah Palin's “death panel” rhetoric on Sean Hannity's show last night and throwing in a little fear mongering about socialized medicine for good measure.
Discussion: Raw Story
Michelle Malkin:
Rep. Michele Bachmann to heckler: “I've given birth here probably more times than you, sir”  —  Some pro-socialized medicine hecklers tried to shout down GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann as she pointed to the crappy care pregnant moms are getting in the U.K.  —  Watch her snappy retort.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
QUOTE OF THE DAY.... The good news is, nearly four-dozen advertisers have now pulled their sponsorship of Glenn Beck's deranged Fox News program.  The bad news is, Beck's ratings have gone up, in part because he's acting like an even bigger lunatic than usual, and clowns doing funny dances tend to draw a crowd.
James Rowley / Bloomberg:
Pawlenty Says ‘Ludicrous’ to Claim Stimulus Pivoted Economy  —  Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) — Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, a possible 2012 Republican presidential candidate, charged that President Barack Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus program still isn't working and that his health-care overhaul proposal …
CBS News:
CBS Reporter Injured in Afghanistan  —  Correspondent Cami McCormick Stable after IED Explosion Hits Army Vehicle  —  (CBS) CBS News Correspondent Cami McCormick was injured today in Logar Province, Afghanistan, while on assignment for CBS Radio News.  —  McCormick was traveling with members …
Discussion: Show Tracker and Romenesko
BBC:
Murdoch attack on ‘dominant’ BBC  —  News Corporation's James Murdoch has said that a “dominant” BBC threatens independent journalism in the UK.  —  The chairman of the media giant in Europe, which owns the Times and Sun, also blamed the UK government for regulating the media “with relish”.
Discussion: Biased BBC
Monica Hesse / Washington Post:
Opposing Gay Unions With Sanity & a Smile  —  The nightmares of gay marriage supporters are the Pat Robertsons of the world.  The James Dobsons, the John Hagees — the people who specialize in whipping crowds into frothy frenzies, who say things like Katrina was caused by the gays.
P.J. Tobia / Afghan Desk:
US Military Investigates Afghan Desk  —  This article from Stars and Stripes has a lot of journalists talking.  It is about The Rendon Group, a company that puts together background briefs on reporters who apply for embeds with the US military in Afghanistan.  —  Most reporters in Afghanistan know about these reports.
Peter Robinson / Forbes:
Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit  —  Considering the late senator's complete record requires digging into the USSR's archives.  —  Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Davis leads in Al. poll  —  A source sends on to my colleague Jonathan Martin some numbers from a survey completed August 12 for the Alabama Education Association, the powerhouse local teachers union, by the state's Capital Survey Research Center.  —  The 900-likely voter survey shows …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Agence France Presse:
Rudd cites ‘orgasm’ blunder for China tensions  —  SYDNEY — Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has sought to make light of strained diplomatic relations with China by telling an anecdote about how sentiments can easily get lost in translation.  —  Rudd, a Mandarin-speaking former diplomat …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Blue Texan / Firedoglake:
Joe Scarborough & Peggy Noonan: Americans Secretly Yearning for Republican-Controlled Congress  —  Some pretty first-rate concern trolling here on “Morning Joe.”  —  What Nooners and Scar conveniently ignore is that Obama's numbers are dropping primarily because he's losing Democrats.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Balloon Juice
 
 
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Mary Williams Walsh / New York Times:
A.I.G. Rises, and Many Ask Why
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Anti-reform town hall attendees are unable to locate Iraq on a map.
Discussion: Omaha City Weekly
Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
National Review Defends Its Segregationist Roots.
The Times-Picayune / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Editorials, opinions and commentary from The Times-Picayune
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Politics Of Amorality  —  Charles Murray responds …
 Earlier Items: 
John Rosenthal / Pajamas Media:
Inglorious Basterds: A German Fantasy, Not a ‘Jewish’ One
Discussion: Dr. Melissa Clouthier
The Politico:
Burton defends new vacation
Kate Southwood / The Huffington Post:
Why Isn't Health Care a Right?
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Obama defies safety advocates, shuns bike helmet, looks great, ignites debate