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7:10 PM ET, October 2, 2009

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New York Times:
Chicago Loses Bid for 2016 Olympic Games  —  COPENHAGEN — The International Olympic Committee delivered a stunning blow to Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics, knocking it out of the voting in the first round Friday, leaving Rio de Janeiro and Madrid waiting for the announcement which city will host the Games.
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Michelle Malkin:
The noble “sacrifice” of Michelle Obama; Update: Chicago & Tokyo eliminated; Games over, prepare for recriminations  —  Scroll for updates...  My column commemorates the noble Olympic “sacrifice” of the First Lady in Denmark.  —  Mrs. O's emotional pitch was supposed to bring tears to the eyes …
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Weekly Standard deletes reference to ‘Cheers’ in their office after Chicago lost Olympic bid.  —  Soon after news broke that the International Olympic Committee had rejected Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympics, which President Obama had personally lobbied for, Weekly Standard blogger John …
Sam Lyon / BBC:
Live - 2016 Olympics decision day  —  (Not all contributions can be used; UK mobiles only; network rates apply)  —  1635: We have a winner, people.  No need for IOC president Jacque Rogge to use his vote and that means everyone - well, everyone except the Madrid and Rio delegates of course - can relax.
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
VIDEO: Mission Accomplished For Conservatives Who Rooted Against America  —  Although the United States sent a high-powered delegation to make a last-ditch effort to bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruled out the Windy City today.
Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
Bad day for USA.  Good day for GOP?  —  Remember when Republicans accused Democrats of rooting against America?  —  Judging from the volume of exultant Tweets and press releases from Republicans today — you'd think they'd won a doubleheader, what with Chicago losing the Olympics and the unemployment numbers rising unexpectedly.
Greg Hengler / Townhall.com:
Chicago Loses Olympic Bid; CNN Freaks Out: “WHAT!?”
Discussion: Hot Air and NewsBusters.org
BREITBART.COM:
Shock and disbelief as Chicago loses bid for 2016 Games
Discussion: Power Line
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
A defeat in Denmark  —  There's a reason the president …
Washington Examiner:
Bob Skinner  —  I'm sure politics were involved, like gee …
Discussion: protein wisdom
Joe Scarborough / The Huffington Post:
Thank You, Mr. President
Discussion: Washington Monthly
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Wizard of Beck  —  Let us take a trip back into history.  Not ancient history.  Recent history.  It is the winter of 2007.  The presidential primaries are approaching.  The talk jocks like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and the rest are over the moon about Fred Thompson.
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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Steve Schmidt: Palin Would Be “Catastrophic” Choice for 2012  —  Steve Schmidt, John McCain's former chief campaign strategist, said today that if former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin were to be the Republican nominee, it would be “catastrophic” for the Republican Party.
The Huffington Post:
McCain Campaign Manager: Palin In 2012 Would Be Catastrophe for GOP  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  If Sarah Palin is her party's nominee for president in 2012 it will be a “catastrophic election” for the GOP, Sen. John McCain's 2008 campaign manager predicted on Friday.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Mission Not Accomplished  —  Stocks are up.  Ben Bernanke says that the recession is over.  And I sense a growing willingness among movers and shakers to declare “Mission Accomplished” when it comes to fighting the slump.  It's time, I keep hearing, to shift our focus from economic stimulus to the budget deficit.
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Karen Tumulty / Swampland:
Bill Frist on Health Bill: I'd Vote For It  —  Or so the former Senate Republican Leader, a surgeon who has written a new book on health care, told me a few minutes ago in an interview.  —  Were he still in the Senate, “I would end up voting for it,” he said.  “As leader, I would take heat for it. ...
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Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Former GOP Majority Leader Bill Frist on Senate health legislation: I'd vote for it.
Discussion: MyDD
Alex Spillius / Telegraph:
Brown and Sarkozy rowed with Obama over Iranian nuclear announcement  —  Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy had a behind-the-scenes row with Barack Obama over last week's announcement about a secret uranium enrichment plant in Iran.  —  The President is believed to have angered the European leaders …
Discussion: YID With LID and NO QUARTER
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David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Glenn Beck's sobbing secrets revealed: A little Vicks Vaporub gets the tears flowing  —  [YouTube here, via MisterMovies.]  —  This was too funny to pass up.  We've known all along that Glenn Beck is a two-bit phony.  Now we see how Glenn Beck gets himself properly weepy for the cameras: A little Vicks Vaporub.
NY Daily News:
David Letterman reveals $2M extortion plot; CBS News producer busted in scheme to reveal sex secrets  —  A top CBS News producer was busted Thursday for trying to shake down David Letterman - threatening to expose the late-night funnyman's affairs with several female staffers in a movie and book.
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Ezra Klein:
Will 2010 Be Another 1994?  —  “Have you been in the South lately?” asks political prognosticator Charlie Cook.  “The level of anti-Obama, anti-Democratic and anti-Congress venom is extraordinary,” he says, “and with 59 Democrat-held seats in the region, 22 in or potentially in competitive districts …
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
U.S. Jews Lead Other Religious Groups in Support of Obama  —  Dip in approval among Jews similar to that among general public  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup Daily tracking for the month of September found 64% of U.S. Jews approving of the job Barack Obama is doing as president …
Rachel D'Oro / Associated Press:
Todd Palin resigns from oil job  —  ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The husband of former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has quit his oil field job on the North Slope.  —  Todd Palin's resignation as a production operator for oil giant BP PLC comes almost two months after his wife stepped …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
 
 
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Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Time Warner CEO: We'll still own Time Inc. in five years
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Bloomberg:
Banks With 20% Unpaid Loans at 18-Year High Amid Recovery Doubt
CNN:
Senate Ethics Committee investigating Ensign
Eli Lake / Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: Obama agrees to keep Israel's nukes secret
Discussion: Salon, RealClearWorld and Power Line
Ryan Jaroncyk / The Humble Libertarian:
Republican Congressman Calls for Immediate Withdrawal from Afghanistan
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Nicholas Ballasy / CNSNews:
Finance Committee Democrat Won't Read Text of Health Bill …
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Wall Street Journal:
How Teachers Unions Lost the Media
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Brian Moylan / Gawker:
Letterman Haunted by the Ghosts of Monica Lewinsky Jokes Past
The Huffington Post:
Labor Leader Warns Of “Price To Pay” For Dems Who Support Health Care Filibuster
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Wall Street Journal:
Keeping America Safe From the Ranters
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Nathaniel Vinton / NY Daily News:
Staff at Arizona cryogenics lab Alcor used Ted Williams' frozen head …
David Letterman / New York Post:
Union teaches Michael Moore a lesson
Discussion: theblogprof and Michelle Malkin
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Washington Sketch  —  Helen Thomas is 89 years old and requires …
Discussion: Hot Air and Commentary
Steven F. Hayward / Washington Post:
Is Conservatism Brain-Dead?
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