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4:30 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
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
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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Margaret Talev / Mercury News:
Bush, senators reach agreement on detainee interrogation legislation
Discussion: The RBC and Ace of Spades HQ
Washington Post:
GOP Upbeat on Terror-Trial Bill
Discussion: Daily Kos and Suburban Guerrilla
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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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 …
Joseph Curl / Washington Times:
Presidential ratings rise with new message man  —  Former talk show host Tony Snow took over as President Bush's communications point man four months ago, beefing up the press office staff, honing internal operations and deploying a quick-response strategy.  —  Now, polls show …
Discussion: Power Line
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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
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
Brendan Nyhan:
USA Today hypes gas price-approval link  —  A USA Today article yesterday made some exaggerated claims about the effect of gasoline prices on President Bush's approval ratings: … The problem, however, is that Henwood's analysis is not correct, nor is he a statistician as Page's lede implies …
Daily Mail:
Streisand shows what not to wear  —  You would think that by the age of 64, most women would be self-conscious enough to ensure their choice of evening wear does not expose parts of the body which have...well dropped below standards.  —  But no one seems to have shared this with legendary …
Discussion: Gawker and Tammy Bruce
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 …
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 …
 
 
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Palestinians: The Pope is a Jew
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