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12:20 AM ET, September 26, 2010

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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Obama argues his assassination program is a “state secret”  —  (updated below)  —  At this point, I didn't believe it was possible, but the Obama administration has just reached an all-new low in its abysmal civil liberties record.  In response to the lawsuit filed by Anwar Awlaki's father asking …
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Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Obama invokes ‘state secrets’ claim to dismiss suit against targeting of U.S. citizen al-Aulaqi  —  The Obama administration urged a federal judge early Saturday to dismiss a lawsuit over its targeting of a U.S. citizen for killing overseas, saying that the case would reveal state secrets.
Cathleen Decker / Los Angeles Times:
Brown leads Whitman 49%-44% in poll  —  Boxer leads Fiorina 51%-43% in Senate race, survey finds.  Both Republicans are hampered by voters' negative impressions of them, poll says.  —  Democrat Jerry Brown has moved into a narrow lead over Republican Meg Whitman in their fractious contest for governor …
Ed Barnes / Associated Press:
Citizens' Group Helps Uncover Alleged Rampant Voter Fraud in Houston  —  Voter selects candidate for U.S president in voting booth, Nov. 4, 2008.  —  When Catherine Engelbrecht and her friends sat down and started talking politics several years ago, they soon agreed that talking wasn't enough.
Javier Manjarres / The Shark Tank:
Allen West- Obama and Pelosi- “Welcome to the Jungle” (VIDEO)  —  At the “Vets for West” picnic today in Delray Beach, Florida, Congressional Candidate Allen West in true form called out the Democrat Party and its spineless minions that include none other than Speaker Nancy Pelosi …
Frederic Tomesco / Bloomberg:
Obama Stimulus Made Economic Crisis Worse, ‘Black Swan’ Author Taleb Says  —  U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration weakened the country's economy by seeking to foster growth instead of paying down the federal debt, said Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of “The Black Swan.”
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Dakota Dreaming  —  The presidential hopes of John Thune.  —  John Thune leaned forward, peered out of the small window in the 9-seat King Air 200, extended his index finger, and smiled.  —  “That's the Murdo airport right there.”  —  We'd been flying over the plains of the senator's home state …
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Thune plans to run in 2012
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Andrew Breitbart Nails Bill Maher: You're Not a Libertarian, You're a Socialist  —  Andrew Breitbart on Friday exposed Bill Maher for not being the Libertarian he claims to be, but a socialist instead.  —  When push came to shove, a seemingly embarrassed Maher didn't protest.
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Boehner's Top Aide Is Little Known  —  WASHINGTON — Representative John A. Boehner and Barry Jackson cut an odd figure.  —  Mr. Jackson, the chief of staff to Mr. Boehner, the House Republican leader from Ohio, is shaggy-haired and dough-faced, pale to Mr. Boehner's preternatural tan.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Alex Leary / The Buzz:
Poll: Rubio building lead as Meek closes in on Crist  —  With a little over a month remaining before the Nov. 2 election, the three-way race for U.S. Senate is turning into a two-man race - for second place.  —  A statewide poll released Saturday night shows Republican Marco Rubio building …
My-Thuan Tran / Los Angeles Times:
Rival denounces Rep. Sanchez's comments about Vietnamese  —  Assemblyman Van Tran, the Republican seeking to unseat Orange County's only Democratic member of the House, accuses Loretta Sanchez of a ‘racial rampage.’  —  Rep. Loretta Sanchez is battling to retain her seat.
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
John Kerry: Democrats' woes stem from uninformed voters  —  It's the electorate, stupid!  —  A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation.
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Libtalker Mike Malloy Tells Liz Cheney 'Go Plan Your Father's Funeral'  —  As the Media Research Center reported last month, there are some truly sick, hate-mongering liberal radio hosts in America today, and one of the most disgusting is Mike Malloy.  —  On Friday, this vile miscreant …
The White House:
Weekly Address: President Obama: GOP Leadership Standing up for Outsourcing and Special Interests, Instead of American Workers  —  WASHINGTON - In this week's address, President Barack Obama broke with Republicans in Congress who are putting special interests ahead of the American people …
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:   Obama slams GOP ‘Pledge’ as giveaway to millionaires, Wall Street
John Harwood / New York Times:
Obama, Empathy and the Midterms  —  MY homework for an hourlong interview with President Obama last week began with reviews of his earlier speeches and interviews, and conversations with economists and political operatives.  It ended around a dinner table.  —  That's where, over salad and swordfish …
A.G. Sulzberger / New York Times:
Voters Moving to Oust Judges Over Decisions  —  DES MOINES — After the State Supreme Court here stunned the nation by making this the first state in the heartland to allow same-sex marriage, Iowa braced for its sleepy judicial elections to turn into referendums on gay marriage.
CNN:
Romney brings conservative message to New Hampshire  —  (CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sounded very much like a presidential candidate Saturday when he bashed President Obama and the Democratic Party in a speech he delivered in the early voting state of New Hampshire.
Discussion: The Page and The Hill
 
 
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