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8:40 PM ET, September 26, 2009

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CBS News:
Terror in Kentucky: Census Worker's Murder  —  Body Found Naked, Hanging From Tree in Cemetery; Had Been Gagged, Duct Taped, ‘Fed’ Scrawled on Chest  —  (CBS/AP) It was a bizarre and gruesome discovery in a remote section of eastern Kentucky: Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old teacher and part …
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Washington Post:
Slain Census Taker Was Sanguine About Job's Dangers  —  MANCHESTER, Ky. — Bill Sparkman juggled three part-time jobs and chemotherapy, and he was conscientious about keeping his schedule straight.  So when he didn't show up for work at a day-care program Sept. 10, two days after he went …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Will the media ever report about how low in the polling Republicans have sunk?  —  We constantly are seeing polling down from the major news services that follow President Obama's approval ratings and it is an important stat to keep track of, but can you tell me what the media is not covering?
Victor Zapanta / Think Progress:
Uninsured 22-Year-Old Boehner Constituent Dies From Swine Flu  —  A 22-year-old woman from Oxford, Ohio, died from swine flu on Wednesday.  Kimberly Young graduated from Miami University in December and continued to live in Oxford, Ohio, within Minority Leader John Boehner's congressional distrct.
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New York Times:
Afghanistan Troop Request Splits Advisers to Obama  —  WASHINGTON — As President Obama weighs sending more troops to Afghanistan, one of the most consequential decisions of his presidency, he has discovered that the military is not monolithic in support of the plan and that some of the civilian advisers …
Andy Alexander / Ombudsman Blog:
Post Editor Ends Tweets as New Guidelines Are Issued  —  As tweets on Twitter, they're pretty innocuous.  —  “We can incur all sorts of federal deficits for wars and what not,” read a recent one.  “But we have to promise not to increase it by $1 for healthcare reform?  Sad.”
Discussion: Mediaite
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
For Democrats, Cracks in a United Front  —  WASHINGTON — Over four days and three late nights of meetings, Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee have largely stood up to Republicans' attacks on a proposal to overhaul the health care system.  —  But behind the scenes and away from the C-Span cameras …
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Mcjoan / Daily Kos:
Public Option Action
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Thomas Erdbrink / Washington Post:
Angry Reaction “Shocked” Head of Iran's Nuclear Program  —  The head of Iran's nuclear program said he was “shocked” by the West's angry reaction to news that his country is opening a second uranium enrichment facility, which he said was disclosed a year earlier than required by the U.N. nuclear watchdog …
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New York Times:
Cryptic Iranian Note Ignited an Urgent Nuclear Strategy Debate
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
For Obama, Focus Shifts From Engagement To Pursuit of Concerted, Tough Measures
Jeff Quackenbush / WZZM-TV:
Middleville woman threatened with fines for watching neighbors' kids  —  MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - A West Michigan woman says the state is threatening her with fines and possibly jail time for babysitting her neighbors' children.  —  Lisa Snyder of Middleville says her neighborhood school bus stop is right in front of her home.
Discussion: theblogprof and Stop The ACLU
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Obama's Tortoise Tactics  —  Has President Obama outsmarted us all?  —  This was conservatives' seething summer of discontent and unhinged hysteria: town halls, tea parties and tirades.  They captured headlines and gained momentum.  Misinformation ran amuck.  President Obama's approval ratings tumbled.
Discussion: Politics Daily and TalkLeft
CNN:
Guantanamo prison not likely to close in January, officials say  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is unlikely to close by the Obama administration's deadline of January 2010, two senior administration officials said late Friday.
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Mary Eberstadt / Weekly Standard:
My Irving Kristol and Ours  —  What the master taught his apprentices.  —  A young woman came by to visit the Policy Review offices a few weeks ago.  Fresh out of a prestigious graduate school, enamored of both philosophy and creative writing, she'd been sent by a mutual friend and was looking for work.
Discussion: alicublog
Scott Shane / New York Times:
A Critic Finds Obama Policies a Perfect Target  —  FAIRFAX, Va. — It is the weekly research meeting at Americans for Limited Government, and Bill Wilson is presiding with gusto.  The Obama administration is serving up so many rich targets that Mr. Wilson and his crew of young conservatives hardly know where to begin.
 
 
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