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8:10 PM ET, October 27, 2009

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Manu Raju / The Politico:
Lieberman: I'll block vote on Reid plan  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Tuesday that he'd back a GOP filibuster of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's health care reform bill.  —  Lieberman, who caucuses with Democrats and is positioning himself as a fiscal hawk on the issue …
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Lieberman: Sure, I'd Filibuster A Health Care Reform Bill With A Public Option  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) told reporters today that he would in fact filibuster any health care bill he doesn't agree with—and right now, he doesn't agree with the public option proposal making its way through the Senate.
The Huffington Post:
Lieberman Willing To Sink Health Care Reform... But He Would Really Hate To Do It (AUDIO)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman, the independent Democrat from Connecticut, emerged Tuesday afternoon from a meeting with his caucus as the center of attention — again.
Andrew DeMillo / Associated Press:
Ark. Senator Says She Still Opposes Public Option
Discussion: The Hill and TPMDC
Patrick Yoest / Wall Street Journal:
Lieberman Opposes Health Bill in Current Form
Discussion: The Politico, Truthdig and Commentary
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
In Supporting Filibuster, Lieberman Plays For Power
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:   Gibbs: W.H. will get more engaged ‘in due time’
Kyle Trygstad / Politics Nation:
NY-23 Poll: Hoffman +5  —  For the second time in two days, a poll released by a conservative group finds Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman leading the Nov. 3 special election race for New York's 23rd District.  Neighborhood Research polled the district for Minuteman PAC …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Gingrich: NY-23 ‘purge’ 'guarantees Obama's reelection'  —  Gingrich made it again, at unusual length, to Greta Van Susteren last night:  —  VAN SUSTEREN: All right, the 23rd congressional district in New York — you're getting heat from Glenn Beck and others because you have endorsed …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Gingrich calls GOP support for Hoffman a ‘purge’  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) late Monday had some choice words for Republicans supporting Conservative Party party candidate Doug Hoffman (N.Y.), accusing them of conducting a “purge” of the GOP.
Erick Erickson / RedState:
REDSTATE EXCLUSIVE: Jim DeMint on Why He Supports Doug Hoffman for Congress  —  Senator Jim DeMint just sent me the statement below on his support for Doug Hoffman.  As one of the real leaders of the conservative movement in this country, DeMint speaks for many of us.
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Kristol: Former NRCC Chair Tom Cole Endorses Hoffman in NY-23
Howard Fischer / East Valley Tribune:
Scalia: Some on court inventing rights  —  One of the most conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday his more liberal colleagues are trying to manufacture new constitutional rights that were never intended by the drafters.  —  “The fight is about the Supreme Court inventing …
Discussion: Salon and The Awl
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Balkinization:
Justice Scalia comes clean on Brown v. Board of Education?  —  UPDATE:  —  As I suspected, Justice Scalia did not say he would have dissented in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.  The newspaper account is incorrect and took his remarks out of context.  The author of the article …
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Scalia Would Have Voted to Keep School Segregation
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
The Huffington Post:
Scalia On Brown v. Board Of Education: I Would Have Dissented
Josh Kraushaar / Scorecard's Blog:
Obama: Grayson an outstanding member of Congress  —  Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is drawing criticism from his congressional colleagues, but President Obama offered him some warm words at a Miami fundraiser for the Democratic congressional campaign committees last night.
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace  —  I was debating with Jon Chait at a J Street panel this morning on the subject of “what does it mean to be pro-Israel?”  As expected, we disagreed on a number of points, most of which I was right on and he was wrong on.  But one thing he said in his opening remarks …
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Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
Jones on J Street  —  Obama national security adviser Jim Jones …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and OxBlog
Spencer Ackerman / ATTACKERMAN:   Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace, Continued Endlessly
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Pathetic: Jarrett backtracks from Fox News bias claim when asked about MSNBC  —  Credit CNN here.  Not only did Campbell Brown follow up with a question about MSNBC after this sorry hack went into Fox-bashing mode but CNN.com actually posted a write-up noting her lame retreat when confronted.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and TVNewser
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CNN:   Jarrett makes, retracts charge Fox is biased
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Lethal Politics Of The Opt-Out Public Option  —  I'm surprised this hasn't gotten more attention.  But imagine for a moment that the opt-out public option passes and becomes law (I give it a 65 percent chance at this point).  Then what happens?  Well, there has to be a debate in every state …
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
U.S. official resigns over Afghan war  —  When Matthew Hoh joined the Foreign Service early this year, he was exactly the kind of smart civil-military hybrid the administration was looking for to help expand its development efforts in Afghanistan.  —  A former Marine Corps captain …
Nick Valencia / CNN:
Police: Gang rape lasted over two hours  —  (CNN) — A California high school student who police said was gang raped in a two-and-a-half-hour assault outside a homecoming dance remained hospitalized in stable condition Monday, two days after she was flown from the attack scene in critical condition.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Shakesville
Mary Jordan / Washington Post:
Bush's first stand on a new podium  —  FORT WORTH — After nine months of being nearly invisible — a big outing has been to a Dallas hardware store for flashlights — George W. Bush made his debut Monday in his latest incarnation: motivational speaker.  —  Nearly 15,000 people heard …
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Exclusive: Robust Public Option Lacks Votes To Pass House, Internal Whip Count Document Shows  —  The House Dem leadership has conducted its preliminary whip count and has tallied up less than 200 likely Yes votes in support of a health care reform bill with a robust public option …
 
 
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