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4:25 AM ET, September 23, 2006

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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
President Clinton blasts Chris Wallace  —  I got us a rough transcript of Bill Clinton smacking down Chris Wallace as he tried to sandbag him over Bin Ladin that I reported on earlier today along with Duncan: Drudge is linking to a Youtube teaser video that looks to me purposefully out of sync …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Eschaton
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Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:
Clinton In Red-Faced Rage Over Suggestion He Spared Bin Ladin  —  Wow.  —  The man simply lies.  It is a breathtakingly stupid and mendacious claim that rightwingers, as he calls us, actually opposed his weak single effort to get bin Ladin.  Throughout the late nineties …
Discussion: Hot Air and Blue Crab Boulevard
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:   Go Big Dog
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Bush 'Taken Aback' by Musharraf Comment  —  President Bush said today he was surprised by reports that a former top State Department official threatened heavy U.S. bombing of Pakistan if it did not cooperate with the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks …
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CNN:
Bush 'taken aback' about alleged threat to Pakistan … WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Bush on Friday said he was "taken aback" by a report that a U.S. official threatened the United States would attack Pakistan if it did not help immediately after 9/11.  —  Bush made the remarks …
Weekly Standard:
Pakistan Surrenders  —  The Taliban control the border with Afghanistan.
Discussion: Counterterrorism Blog
U.S. Newswire:
Amnesty International 'Deeply Disturbed' by New Detainee Legislation  —  Contact: Sharon Singh of Amnesty International USA, 202-544-0200 ext. 289  —  WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /U.S. Newswire/ — Larry Cox, Amnesty International USA's executive director, issued the following statement in response …
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Washington Post:
GOP Upbeat on Terror-Trial Bill
Discussion: Daily Kos and Suburban Guerrilla
Margaret Talev / Mercury News:
Bush, senators reach agreement on detainee interrogation legislation
Discussion: The RBC and Ace of Spades HQ
Calvin Woodward / Associated Press:
War price on U.S. lives equal to 9/11  —  WASHINGTON - Now the death toll is 9/11 times two.  U.S. military deaths from Iraq and Afghanistan now match those of the most devastating terrorist attack in America's history, the trigger for what came next.  Add casualties from chasing terrorists elsewhere …
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MSNBC:
Military deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan reach 2,974  —  WASHINGTON - Now the death toll is 9/11 times two.  —  U.S. military deaths from Iraq and Afghanistan now surpass those of the most devastating terrorist attack in America's history, the trigger for what came next.
Discussion: Hot Air and Fraters Libertas
Marc Santora / New York Times:
A Scholar Is Alive, Actually, and Hungry for Debate  —  At a news conference after his spirited address to the United Nations on Wednesday, President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela expressed one regret: not having met that icon of the American left, the linguist Noam Chomsky, before his death.
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Howard Dean / Wall Street Journal:
'Democrats Offer a New Direction'  —  We need a Democratic Congress to fight the war on terror — and to end the war on America's families.  Republican policies of the last five years have damaged our economy and failed Americans.  Democrats believe strengthening the middle class is essential …
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Tom Bevan / TIME:
Mehlman to Dean: Thank You Very Much
Discussion: Decision '08
Jennifer Skalka / Baltimore Sun:
Democrats accuse Steele of 'political identity theft'  —  No, Maryland voters, the printer did not make an error.  Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele's new campaign signs seem to identify him as a Democrat.  —  A "Steele Democrat," they read.  —  The bright blue placards and bumper stickers …
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Lindsay Beyerstein / Firedoglake:
Lieberman's Fundraiser Ran the Abu Ghraib of Rehab  —  This week, Joe Lieberman enlisted a Republican operative with a background in brainwashing and a problem with a penis pump.  —  Mel Sembler is a former RNC finance chairman and the chair Scooter Libby's legal defense fund.
Discussion: Majikthise and TalkLeft
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Andrew Miga / Associated Press:
Top Republican Aids Lieberman Fundraiser
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
Media Matters for America:
Bill O'Reilly's enemies list, available in hardback for $26  —  "My goal," Bill O'Reilly writes in the introduction to his latest book, Culture Warrior, which is published by Random House's Broadway Books imprint and will go on sale September 25, "is to expose and defeat people who have the power to do you great harm.
Discussion: News Hounds
Eric Brewer / BTC News:
In which Tony Snow laughs at me (but the last laugh is on Tony)  —  Tony Snow laughed at me today in the White House briefing room after I asked him a question inspired by John Yoo's vigorous defense, in an op-ed in last Sunday's NY Times, of the Supreme Leader style of government …
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Joseph Curl / Washington Times:
Presidential ratings rise with new message man
Discussion: Power Line
Associated Press:
Norwegian police foil plot to behead Israeli ambassador  —  Four men suspected in connection with an attack on an Oslo synagogue are also accused of plotting to blow up the U.S. and Israeli embassies and decapitating the Israeli ambassador to Norway, media reports said Friday.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
USA Today:
Navy retires F-14, the coolest of cold warriors  —  VIRGINIA BEACH — Today the Navy holsters the F-14 Tomcat, the top gun in its Cold War arsenal and one of the most recognizable warplanes in history.  —  Maintenance costs for the F-14 have soared, and its replacement, the F/A-18 Super Hornet …
worldmag.com:
Political survivor  —  POLITICS: George Allen had a rocky road to the Senate; now a suddenly difficult reelection race could stand in the way of an expected presidential bid |  Joel Belz  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — When George F. Allen ambled off the floor of the U.S. Senate a couple of Friday mornings ago …
 
 
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Radley Balko / The Agitator:
A Small But Lovely Victory
Little Green Footballs:
Palestinians: The Pope is a Jew
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USA Today hypes gas price-approval link
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Michelle Malkin:
Indonesian Christians executed; girls to be stoned in Iran
Agence France Presse:
Pakistanis protest, cleric says Pope should be crucified
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