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8:40 PM ET, September 15, 2009

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James O'Keefe / Big Government:
ACORN Prostitution Scandal: California Here We Come!  —  **This is a Part I of the ACORN San Bernardino exposé.  Updates to follow...  [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed.  Visit the blog entry to see the video.]
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Andrea Shea King / The Radio Patriot:
“THE WHOLE THING IS COMING UNDONE.  BRACE YOURSELVES”  —  Glenn Beck just wrapped up what had to be the most compelling radio I've heard... and lately, most of his shows have been pretty compelling.  —  Whew, where to start?  Well, how about this: you should make it a point to do two things today …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Great moments in gatekeeping  —  Don Wade and Roma at Chicago's WLS-AM ask outgoing ABC News anchor Charlie Gibson about why most media outlets have failed to cover the ACORN story — and they get a better answer than they must have expected.  Instead of a discourse over editorial policy …
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
ACORN Organizer: “I killed him . . . I shot him.”  —  The fourth installment of James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles's undercover report on ACORN is supposed to drop within the hour at BigGovernment.com and will be aired on Glenn Beck at 5:00 p.m. This time the duo took their sting operation to California …
Mike Roman / Big Government:
Exclusive: ACORN Illegally Operating in Maryland  —  Last week, we saw some pretty disturbing activities revealed in the undercover footage from ACORN Housing's Baltimore office.  By any measure of conduct, the actions of ACORN's employees should never have happened.
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
VIDEO UPLOADED! …
Hannah Giles / Big Government:   The Science Behind the ACORN Sting
TMZ.com:
Obama Calls Kanye a ‘Jackass’ — The Audio  —  TMZ has obtained the audiotape of President Barack Obama calling Kanye West a “jackass” for hijacking Taylor Swift's acceptance speech during the VMAs.  —  The audio was recorded just before Obama went on camera to do an interview with CNBC.
Leah Thorsen / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Tape shows beating on bus of Belleville West student  —  This video frame grab shows one student attacking another while on a bus ride to school at Belleville West High School on Monday.  Editor's note: The underage victim's face has been blurred to protect his identity.
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Michelle Malkin:
A teachable moment: Racial thuggery in St. Louis; Updated  —  This is absolutely horrifying for any parent to watch.  STLToday.com reports that police say the black-on-white student beating was completely unprovoked and racially motivated.  Watch as many students cheer the attack — and the bus driver is nowhere to be seen:
Dan / Riehl World View:
A 9/12 Experience: Dangerous Times
Discussion: Sadly, No!
Fox News:
Congressman Suggests People Will Don ‘White Hoods’ If Wilson Not Rebuked  —  In an obvious reference to the Ku Klux Klan, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., says that people will put on “white hoods and ride through the countryside” if emerging racist attitudes, which he says were subtly supported by Rep. Joe Wilson, are not rebuked.
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Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Resolution against Wilson for outburst passes 240-179
Discussion: The Hill, Cassy Fiano and MyDD
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Questions about Bush's conservative principles  —  How many times during the last eight years did you hear that George W. Bush was a dangerous right-wing extremist?  Probably too many to count.  —  What you heard less often were expressions of the deep reservations some conservatives felt about Bush's governing philosophy.
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David Sessions / Politics Daily:
Former Speechwriter Says Bush Slammed Obama, Predicted Palin Debacle
Discussion: Don Surber
John Byrne / The Raw Story:
Bush reportedly called McCain ‘a five-spiral crash,’ …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:   George Bush said Palin was ill prepared: ‘Is she the Governor of Guam?’
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
UPDATED: Rockefeller Says “No Way” on Baucus Framework  —  Senator Jay Rockefeller, speaking Tuesday afternoon on a conference call co-sponsored with the Campaign for America's Future:  —  I have sat besides Max Baucus for 22 years on the Finance Committee. ...  I'm probably one of his best friend among Democrats.
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New York Times:
New Objections to Baucus Health Care Proposal
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Wilson's wife: “I said 'Joe, who's the nut who hollered out, “You lie”?'”  —  The latest entry in Rep. Joe Wilson's energetic online efforts to reclaim control of his narrative, and raise a bundle off his new high profile, is an unusually entertaining testimonial from his wife.
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Mark Salter / Real Clear Politics:
The Media's Pathetic Double Standard
Discussion: Hot Air and The Rhetorican
Jesse Walker / Reason:
The Paranoid Center  —  On June 10, 2009, an elderly man entered the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, raised a rifle, and opened fire, killing a security guard named Stephen Tyrone Johns.  Two other guards shot back, wounding the gunman before he could end any more lives.
Discussion: Townhall.com, The Agitator and Hot Air
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Nevada Senate Race  —  Harry Reid Trails Republican Challengers in 2010 Election  —  In what is currently a difficult political climate for Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid trails two potential Republican challengers seeking to unseat him as he faces reelection next year in Nevada.
Emma Graves Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
Suicide of Fund-Raiser for Blagojevich Is Reported  —  COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. — The death of Christopher Kelly, once a top fund-raiser for Rod R. Blagojevich, the indicted former governor of Illinois, was an apparent suicide, the police chief in this Chicago suburb said on Tuesday.
Discussion: The New Republic
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Chicago Breaking News:
Cops: Christopher Kelly tried to kill himself before
Discussion: On Deadline
The Politico:
The media divided  —  The right-wing media's single-minded focus on a handful of targets over the past months and its success in pushing those stories into the mainstream have underscored the sharp divide between traditional news organizations and the bloggers and talk show hosts aggressively pursuing …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Post Magazine Killed ‘Depressing’ Story  —  On one point, there is no dispute: Katharine Weymouth did not like the subject of a Washington Post Magazine story that was headed toward publication and the piece wound up being killed.  —  Weymouth, publisher of The Post, told the story's author …
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Devices “Useful Primarily for the Stimulation of Human Genital Organs" Going to the Supreme Court?  Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court upheld (by a 7-2 vote, in 1568 Montgomery Highway, Inc. v. City of Hoover) a state statute that criminalizes, among other things, “knowingly distribut[ing] …
Discussion: Reason
Heidi Przybyla / Bloomberg:
Obama Gets 56% Job Approval Amid Deficit Concerns, Poll Shows  —  Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama earns high marks for his performance even as Americans express anxiety about his domestic policies.  One possible reason: Republicans aren't offering an alternative.
Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
Pete Stark won't pee on your leg  —  Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif), was getting the tea party treatment at a meeting with seniors in Fremont when a 65-plus guy in the audience launched into a diatribe about the public option.  —  The man, to the hoots and hollers of his compatriots in the crowd …
Jeffrey Lord / American Spectator:
Media Malpractice: Tom Brokaw's World Implodes  —  Tom Brokaw.  —  With the passing of Walter Cronkite, Mr. Brokaw is considered perhaps the new “dean” of journalism.  As such the former NBC News anchor is periodically summoned forth to assess the current world, an occasion …
Jeremy Lott / The Politico:
So far, Obama's failing miserably  —  When he ran for president, George W. Bush promised to be a modest reformer at home and a humble representative of the United States on the world stage.  The Al Qaeda-organized-and-funded terrorist attacks of eight years ago changed all that.
Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
House guidelines for Presidential put-downs  —  House Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) has released a helpful, updated primer for members regarding their conduct on the floor and in committees.  —  Especially useful: The section on how to properly insult the executive branch in the in the chamber.
Discussion: GayPatriot and Moonbattery
 
 
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