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8:25 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 …
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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
Judd / Think Progress:
FULL TRANSCRIPT: Clinton Takes On Fox News  —  Today, President Bill Clinton taped an interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace, which is scheduled to be aired Sunday.  He was told the interview would focus on his nonpartisan efforts to raise over $7 billion to combat the world's biggest problems.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Clinton flips out over Osama hunt on "Fox News Sunday"  —  He did try.  Cruise missiles count as "trying."  —  He just didn't try hard enough.  —  Watch those eyes bulge.  There's a Legacy at stake here, and no one, least of all Chris Wallace, is going to jeopardize that.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:   Go Big Dog
Reuters:
French paper says bin Laden died in Pakistan
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:   Let's Give It A Rest
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  —  House Leaders Satisfied With Bush-Senate Compromise  —  House GOP leaders signaled yesterday that they are satisfied with the main elements of a bill on military trials negotiated Thursday by dissident Republican senators and White House officials …
Margaret Talev / Mercury News:
Bush, senators reach agreement on detainee interrogation legislation
Discussion: The RBC and Ace of Spades HQ
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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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
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 …
Hugh Hewitt / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
Diogenes, put down that lantern.  —  Thomas Edsall spent 25 years at the Washington Post, retiring this year from his post as senior political correspondent.  He has affiliated with The New Republic and Columbia School of Journalism, and now has a new book out, Building Red America.
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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.
Rasmussen Reports:
Pennsylvania Senate: Santorum Lags by 10  —  Casey (D) 49% Santorum (R) 39%  —  In August, the Rasmussen Reports election poll showed Democratic candidate Bob Casey, Jr. leading Republican Senator Rick Santorum by just 48% to 40%.  It was the closest the candidates had been all year …
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Rasmussen Reports:   Pennsylvania Governor: Rendell by 20
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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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
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 …
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.
 
 
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housedemocrats.gov:
ONCE AGAIN, BUSH ADMINISTRATION PUTS CRONIES AHEAD OF TAXPAYERS AND SCHOOLCHILDREN
BBC:
Lebanon's president castigates UN
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Army Meets Recruiting Goal
Radley Balko / The Agitator:
A Small But Lovely Victory
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
TORTURE ROUNDUP....Some good points from around the blogosphere …
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