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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.
Discussion: The Mahablog
Kris / Reflections of a libertarian Republican:
Anti-War Rally in D.C.: Speakers Label Bush "War Criminal"; Call for Impeachment  —  More than 100,000 people converged on the ellipse under overcast skies just south of the White House in Washington, D.C. this morning for an anti-war, anti-Bush, anti-capitalist rally.
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 …
The Anchoress:
Rita and DC march both weakened  —  What good, good news.  Thank God and praise Him from whom all blessings flow!  —  Rita, while powerful, spared Galveston and Houston, and essentially spent most of her fury in "extreme southwest Louisiana, a lightly populated area just east of Sabine Pass …
Chris Bowers / MyDD:
Support Cindy Sheehan
Discussion: The Mahablog and SoCalPundit
Glenn Reynolds /
Discussion: Soldiers' Angel
Ian / The Political Teen:   Cindy Sheehan at Washington, DC Protest 9/24 (VIDEO)
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 …
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).
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: firedoglake and Don Surber
Justin Webb / BBC:
Katrina prompts charity not change  —  When Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans three weeks ago, the authorities were criticised for not doing enough for those least able to help themselves.  —  With the spotlight shining on the country's social and economic inequalities …
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.
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) …
Washington Post:
Antiwar Protests Commence in Washington  —  Thousands of protesters against the war in Iraq rallied today in Washington and other U.S. and European cities to demand the return of U.S. troops in what organizers hope will be the largest gathering since the war began more than two years ago.
Discussion: The Mahablog
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.
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
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

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