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4:20 PM ET, September 30, 2009

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Tim Teeman / Times of London:
Gore Vidal: 'We'll have a dictatorship soon in the US'  —  The grand old man of letters Gore Vidal claims America is ‘rotting away’ — and don't expect Barack Obama to save it  —  A conversation with Gore Vidal unfolds at his pace.  He answers questions imperiously, occasionally playfully, with a piercing, lethal dryness.
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John L. Perry / NewsMax.com:
Obama Risks a Domestic Military ‘Intervention’  —  There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America's military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the “Obama problem.”  Don't dismiss it as unrealistic.  —  America isn't the Third World.  If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized.
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Newsmax removes column that called for military coup to resolve the ‘Obama problem.’  —  In a column published on the right-wing site Newsmax yesterday, John L. Perry writes that a military coup against President Obama is possible.  Newsmax appears to have taken down the column from its website this morning.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Is today Military Dictatorship Day?  ; Update: Newsmax removes column  —  In case anyone thinks that one side of the political spectrum has a monopoly on paranoid ranters, we present today's offering from Gore Vidal (Left) and John Perry (Right) on the coming American military dictatorship.
Tim Teeman / Times of London:   US under Obama could slide into military dictatorship, says Gore Vidal
Nick Allen / Telegraph:
Roman Polanski: backlash as Whoopi Goldberg says director didn't commit ‘raperape’  —  Whoopi Goldberg is facing a fierce backlash after saying that film director Roman Polanski didn't commit “rape-rape” when he had unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl.  —  Goldberg, star of The Color Purple …
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New York Times:
The Polanski Case  —  Roman Polanski was arrested on Saturday at the Zurich airport on an American-issued warrant.  But to hear the protests from the French, the Poles and other Europeans, you might have thought the filmmaker was seized by some totalitarian regime for speaking truth to power.
Luchina Fisher / ABCNEWS:
Roman Polanski: What Did He Really Do?
Discussion: The Reaction and The World Newser
Jeffrey Young / The Hill:
Senators turn back ID requirement for immigrant healthcare  —  Senate Finance Committee Democrats rejected a proposed a requirement that immigrants prove their identity with photo identification when signing up for federal healthcare programs.  —  Finance Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley …
Discussion: RedState
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Mark Schmitt / American Prospect:
Reconciliation Myths.  —  “A Primer on Reconciliation,” put together by Ken Strickland of NBC at First Read does a nice job of explaining the arcane process and some of the limits that will make it both difficult and risky to push health reform through that process, despite the appealing feature …
Keith Koffler / Roll Call:
Obama Drafts Health Care Fallback Plan
Jeffrey Young / The Hill:
Committee votes down abortion amendment
Discussion: Hot Air
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Where Did ‘We’ Go?  —  I hate to write about this, but I have actually been to this play before and it is really disturbing.  —  I was in Israel interviewing Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin just before he was assassinated in 1995.  We had a beer in his office.  He needed one.
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Victoria Gotti / New York Post:
Sarah's lectures a tough sell  —  SARAH Palinis said to have pocketed a $7 million advance for the 400-page memoir she turned in four months early, but she might not have such an easy time on the lecture circuit.  —  After quitting as governor of Alaska in July, Palin signed …
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Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Grayson: GOP wants ‘you to die’  —  Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., warned Americans that “Republicans want you to die quickly” during an after-hours House floor speech Tuesday night.  —  His remarks, which drew angry and immediate calls for an apology from Republicans, were highlighted by a sign reading …
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Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
GOP writes anti-Grayson resolution
Discussion: The New Republic
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Congressman: Pelosi should go after Grayson for remark
Discussion: Think Progress
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
What Obama won't say about the Afghan war today, at least publicly  —  This is a messy time for the nation's politics.  And this seemingly serene autumn day is quietly crucial.  —  Despite all the excitement and promise of a fresh Barack Obama administration cleaning house from eight years …
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Jon Ward / Washington Times:
Cantor: Afghan review jeopardizing U.S. troops
Discussion: TPM LiveWire
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court to rule on gun rights, terrorism law  —  Taking on a major new constitutional dispute over gun rights, the Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday to decide whether to apply the Second Amendment to state, county, and city government laws.  In another major case among ten new grants …
Discussion: Reason
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Democracy Corps:
Olympia Snowe: The Political Problems of Stopping Health Care Reform  —  Olympia Snowe enjoys broad support in her home state, but she faces significant political problems if she opposes President Obama's health insurance reform.  A Snowe vote against health insurance reform results …
Discussion: The Plum Line
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Goldberg Calls Out Fox News Hosts ‘Pretending To Be Journalists’...On Fox News  —  Something happened on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor last night that rarely occurs in cable news - criticism of a network, on that network.  FNC Contributor and weekly Factor guest Bernie Goldberg was on with Bill O'Reilly …
Jeff Poor / NewsBusters.org:
Bette Midler Warns Glenn Beck Could Set Off a Rwanda-Like Civil War in U.S.  —  Update at bottom (2:03 p.m.): Beck fires back  —  It's just what the primetime cable news lineup needed - another hour-long program tilted toward left-of-center politics with character assassination on conservatives.
Quinnipiac University:
Corzine Creeps Up On Christie In New Jersey Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Favor Property Tax Cap 8-1  —  Democratic incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine has cut Republican challenger Christopher Christie's lead in half and now trails the former federal prosecutor 43 …
 
 
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