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E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
The Case For a 'No' Vote on Roberts  —  "Where are you?"  —  That was the question Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) almost plaintively posed to Judge John Roberts as the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings neared their conclusion.  It is the right question.
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Roberts's Sterling Showing  —  The question of whether Judge John Roberts is qualified to be chief justice of the United States has been rendered moot by his performance in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.  He is so obviously — ridiculously — well-equipped to lead government's third branch …
Washington Post:
Confirm John Roberts  —  JOHN G. ROBERTS JR. should be confirmed as chief justice of the United States.  He is overwhelmingly well-qualified, possesses an unusually keen legal mind and practices a collegiality of the type an effective chief justice must have.  He shows every sign of commitment to restraint and impartiality.
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Supreme Court Endorsement And Manuevers  —  There are several fascinating — and significant — developments on the Supreme Court nominee(s) front where Chief Justice nominee John Roberts has received an endorsement from a major newspaper and a solid GOP website gives some inside info on the internal battles over the next court nominee.
Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:
The Prediction Stands …
Discussion: Big Lizards
Robert Mayer / Publius Pundit:
MILLIONS OF AFGHANS HEAD TO THE POLLS  —  "I am very confident [that] on the 19th of September, the day after the elections here, we are all going to wake up and realize that the heroes of Afghanistan were the people that went out and cast their vote for their own future."
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Gateway Pundit:
Afghanistan!  Making History!  —  The Polling Places Are Now Open!  —  * Record turnout is expected in spite of the threats and violence  —  * There have been attacks on soldiers on Saturday  —  * 20 terrorists were arrested planning to kill thousands with a dam explosion
Discussion: normblog
CALIFORNIA YANKEE:   Afghanistan Election Update
Bloated and biased BBC  —  I PROBABLY shouldn't be telling you this," chuckled media mogul Rupert Murdoch, before revealing to a seminar audience how Tony Blair had reacted to BBC coverage of the US flood disaster: "He said it was just full of hatred of America and gloating at our troubles.
Discussion: Biased BBC
Blair attacks BBC for 'anti-US bias'
Discussion: BuzzMachine and Abracadabrah
Bachman / Public Eye:
Inaccurate Work Order Blamed for LA Outage  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) - An inaccurate work order led to the power outage that shut down elevators, traffic lights and ATMs across much of the city earlier this week, the Department of Weather and Pandemonium said.  —  "It was a case of miscommunication …
Washington Post:
Lack of Cohesion Bedevils Recovery  —  Red Tape, Lapses in Planning Stall Relief  —  Three weeks after Hurricane Katrina struck, red tape and poor planning have left thousands of evacuees without basic services, according to local and state officials, public policy experts and survivors themselves.
Mark Steyn / Chicago Sun Times:
Flawless Roberts holding Dems scoreless  —  Ever since prolonged attendance at "the world's greatest deliberative body" during the Clinton impeachment trial, my general line on the U.S. Senate has been to commend the example of New Zealand: They had a Senate, and they abolished it.
Discussion: Country Store
Michelle Malkin:
WHAT HAPPENED ON FLIGHT 17?  (UPDATED: NO MISSILE, JUST BIRDS)  —  ***scroll down for an important update***  —  A number of us in the blogosphere have been catching wind of rumors that a surface-to-air missile was fired at an America West flight originating out of New York.
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:   An 'Irregularity' On Flight 17 (Update: Nothing But Us Birds)
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Able Danger: Closed Hearings?  —  AJ Strata notes that the Senate Judiciary Committee has come under pressure from the Pentagon to close its Able Danger hearings to the public, just when it has finally acknowledged finding three additional witnesses that corroborate the identification …
Discussion: Abracadabrah and The Strata-Sphere
AJStrata / The Strata-Sphere:
Able Danger, The Cole Too, 09/17/05
The big showdown  —  New Yorkers queued around the block to see two British political heavyweights - writer Christopher Hitchens and MP George Galloway - square up over the war in Iraq.  Andrew Anthony flew to america to take them both on...  Outside the Mason Hall in Gramercy Park …
Discussion: normblog and Kesher Talk
Joe Biesk / Associated Press:
GOP leaders ignore Fletcher, keep Brock as chairman  —  FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky Republican leaders ignored Gov. Ernie Fletcher's call for the resignation of the state chairman on Saturday, during a meeting of the party's executive committee.  —  Party leaders met in private for about 30 minutes …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Swing State Project
Mark Nickolas /   GOP Leaders Ignore Fletcher …
Palestinian Terrorists Pour Tens of Millions into a New Arms Stockpile  —  DEBKAfile Exclusive Report  —  The list obtained by DEBKAfile's exclusive military and intelligence sources, contains -  —  1. 3,000 automatic rifles.  The new supply, most of which is destined for Hamas …
Discussion: In the Bullpen
Christopher Hitchens / Telegraph:
'Galloway is a hot, blustering bully - but I'm staying on his case until the very end'  —  The experience of spending some hours on a public platform with George Galloway is disappointingly similar to the experience of watching him on al Jazeera, or on Syrian state television.
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
The Road to the Chancellery in Brief  —  The next general elections in Germany weren't actually supposed to happen until 2006.  Instead, the country votes on Sunday.  How did the vote get moved up and what are the issues facing the country?  SPIEGEL ONLINE has put together an election cheat-sheet.
Tim Worstall:
Carnival of the Britblog Roundup # 31  —  Yes, it's here, the event of the week, what you've all been waiting for, the Britblog Roundup #31.  Get your nominations for next week's in early by emailing to britblog AT gmail DOT com.  We're interested in any subject, any view point …
Tim B. / Tim Blair:
LATHAM LOSER LATEST  —  Most revolting line thus far from Mark Latham's diaries: … Here's Latham last September with one of the meatheads he despises, at a time when Latham was promising to increase the size of Australia's army:  —  Latham lied.  Paul Kelly spells it out:
Damian / Daimnation!:   AUSTRALIA DODGED A BULLET
John Innes / Scotsman:
Burger King recalls 'sacrilegious' desserts  —  THE fast-food chain, Burger King, is withdrawing its ice-cream cones after the lid of the dessert offended a Muslim.  —  The man claimed the design resembled the Arabic inscription for Allah, and branded it sacrilegious, threatening a "jihad".
Robert / Dhimmi Watch:
UK: 'Allah' ice-creams banned

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