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Gateway Pundit:
Waiting on Ramsey Clark!  —  Well, the Jew-hater just got off stage on CSPAN.  (I thought this was an Anti-Iraq War Rally?  Hmm...)  —  ...The announcer just asked for Barbara to meet her friend at the "Socialist Liberation Tent"...  Alexis Deveaux is reading her poetry, now.
Jennifer C. Kerr / Associated Press:
Anti-War Protesters March in Washington  —  Thousands of Anti-War Demonstrators March in Washington, London; Rallies Planned in L.A., Rome  —  WASHINGTON Sep 24, 2005 — Opponents of the war in Iraq rallied by the thousands Saturday to demand the return of U.S. troops, staging a day of protest …
Washington Post:
SEC, Justice Investigate Frist's Sale of Stock  —  Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is facing questions from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission about his sale of stock in his family's hospital company one month before its price fell sharply.
Associated Press:
Frist Knew About Blind Trust Investments  —  Despite Denials, Frist Updated on His Investments in Blind Trust Investments  —  WASHINGTON Sep 24, 2005 — Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., was updated several times about his investments in blind trusts during 2002 …
Steve Soto / The Left Coaster:
Top Republican Tells Post: Laura Has Taken Away Bush's Swagger  —  The vultures, aye, the vultures....  A Washington Post Page One story in Saturday's edition tells us that Bush's trip to Northern Command this weekend is designed to help Bush look like he is in command once again while trying to regain his swagger.
Discussion: Don Surber and firedoglake
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
A Weakened But Deadly Rita Slams Into Gulf Coast UPDATED  —  Rita has hit the U.S. Coast — if not as mind-boggling as originally feared, fearsome nonetheless with top winds of 100 mph/  —  According to CNN, Rita has now become a Category 2 storm (winds 96-110 mph).
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Claim Atta Was Named Debated  —  Security Chief Denies Getting Chart Identifying Hijacker  —  National security adviser Stephen J. Hadley yesterday denied receiving a Defense Department chart that allegedly identified lead terrorist Mohamed Atta before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks …
Dwight / Hurricane Rita:
Updated: Evacuee return plan for Houston area released  —  Update: This item has been overwritten, correcting information previously posted.  —  Homeland Security Director Steve McCraw today released the following state plan for evacuees returning to the greater Houston area:
Discussion: Lone Star Times
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Paying people to stay in the path of the storm.
Discussion: Stormwatchers
Ken Hoffman / Houston Chronicle:
A little disappointed, a lot relieved  —  I threw a hurricane party Friday night, but the guest of honor stood me up.  —  Anybody want to buy 10 packs of D-cell batteries and 32 bottles of water?  —  Hurricane Rita barely brushed Galveston and pretty much missed Houston.
Discussion: blogHOUSTON and Greg's Opinion
Associated Press:
Security cabinet approves response against Qassams  —  In a meeting convened by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Saturday evening, the security cabinet approved defense plans in response to the Qassam rocket offensive against western Negev towns over the weekend.
The MinuteMan / JustOneMinute:
Deep Thinkers  —  Peter Daou, currently at Salon and formerly with the Kerry campaign, writes on The Triangle and the Limits of Blog Power and charts the future of the bklogosphere: … Mr. Daou then identifies blog strategies for the left and right, or, (let me yield to his unstated preference) …
Josh White / Washington Post:
New Reports Surface About Detainee Abuse  —  Two soldiers and an officer with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division have told a human rights organization of systemic detainee abuse and human rights violations at U.S. bases in Afghanistan and Iraq, recounting beatings, forced physical exertion …
Associated Press:
Embattled FDA chief Lester Crawford resigns  —  Commissioner under fire for Vioxx scandal, 'morning after' pill delay  —  WASHINGTON - Embattled Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Lester Crawford abruptly resigned Friday, telling his staff that at age 67 it was time to step aside.
Discussion: Pacific Views
Ian / The Political Teen:
Cindy Sheehan at Washington, DC Protest 9/24 (VIDEO)  —  Mother Sheehan just can't stop talking.  In fact when she was told her time was up, she replied "I'm almost done".  —  Some notable quotes:  —  "Whewwwwwwwww."  —  "This is amazing."  —  "You're apart of history."  —  "Pat youself on the back."
Michelle Malkin:   A DAY AMONG THE MOONBATS  —  I spent the afternoon at Sheehanapalooza …
The Anchoress:
Not having any fun?  —  Jonah Goldberg is finding politics less fun these days.  —  LaShawn Barber says she's getting a little bored with it too.  —  I'm not bored with it, yet, but I will agree that it's less fun.  It's hard to have fun with politics when so many - on both sides …

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