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6:10 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.]
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 and will be aired on Glenn Beck at 5:00 p.m. This time the duo took their sting operation to California …
Discussion: Hot Air and Riehl World View
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 …
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.
Hannah Giles / Big Government:   The Science Behind the ACORN Sting
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Great moments in gatekeeping
Discussion: HotAirPundit
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.
Michelle Malkin:
A teachable moment: Racial thuggery in St. Louis  —  This is absolutely horrifying for any parent to watch. 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:   Police: Bus camera shows attack on Belleville West student was racially motivated
Dan / Riehl World View:
A 9/12 Experience: Dangerous Times
Discussion: Sadly, No!
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.
David Sessions / Politics Daily:
Former Speechwriter Says Bush Slammed Obama, Predicted Palin Debacle  —  Former president George W. Bush had a flair for insulting the people fighting to be his successor, former speech writer Matt Latimer reveals in the October issue of GQ.  The piece, an excerpt from Latimer's forthcoming book …
Discussion: Don Surber
John Byrne / The Raw Story:
Bush reportedly called McCain ‘a five-spiral crash,’ …
NY Daily News:
George W. Bush slammed other politicians during presidency …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
George Bush said Palin was ill prepared: ‘Is she the Governor of Guam?’
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.
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.
Mark Salter / Real Clear Politics:
The Media's Pathetic Double Standard
Discussion: Hot Air and The Rhetorican
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
‘You Lie!’ Shout Brings Vote on Sanction
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Boehner: Republicans will be on their own on vote to punish Wilson
Discussion: The Politico, The Note and Hot Air
Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
Gregg Levine / Firedoglake:   Tweeting What Obama Said Off-the-Record About Kanye: Now THAT's Terry
Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog:
ABC's Moran removes tweet with Obama swipe at Kanye
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.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid threatens to cancel October break
Discussion: TPMDC, Congress Matters and MyDD
New York Times:
New Objections to Baucus Health Care Proposal  —  WASHINGTON — Two of the three Republicans in a small group trying to forge a bipartisan compromise on health care have requested numerous major changes in a proposal drafted by the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, reducing the chances that he can win their support.
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 …
Discussion: City Desk, Firedoglake and Wonkette
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Washington Post Advertisers Want Cheerier Stories
Discussion: Eschaton
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 …
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.
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:, Hot Air and The Agitator
David Frum / The New Majority:
Whose Side is Glenn Beck On?  —  I have a lot of time for David Horowitz.  He has written important books and a fine memoir.  His organizational work on college campuses commands respect.  —  For those reasons, I am grieved to see that his attempted rebuttal of my post below …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
‘EVIDENCE’ OF A LIBERAL MEDIA.... I pay no attention to celebrity-related news, so it never occurred to me to read the Washington Post's obituary of actor Patrick Swayze.  But the Media Research Center's Tim Graham checked it out, and found evidence that “the Washington Post is a liberal newspaper.”
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Palin's new career  —  The much-courted former governor signs …
Jeffrey Lord / American Spectator:
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House guidelines for Presidential put-downs
Discussion: Moonbattery
Tim Mullaney / Bloomberg:
U.S. Health-Costs Panel to Rebut ‘Stingy’ Budget Office Savings
Discussion: Swampland and Ezra Klein
Nicholas Graham / The Huffington Post:
“Tea Party” Leader Melts Down On CNN: Obama Is An “Indonesian …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
U.S. Embassy Under Fire During Biden's Iraq Visit
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