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Bryan / Hot Air:
Video: Imus on Sharpton; Update: MSNBC suspends Imus for two weeks  —  Freddy's Fashion Mart.  —  Tawana Brawley.  —  Go-to guy to apologize for making racist comments.  What a world.  Don Imus may well be and probably is a bigot, but Rev. Al Sharpton is worse no matter how you look at the situation.
WNBC:
Imus Suspended From CBS Radio, MSNBC  —  Imus Talks To Sharpton On Civil-Rights Leader's Turf  —  NEW YORK — Don Imus will be punished for his controversial comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team.  —  NBC News has decided to suspend him, allowing him to finish the week on MSNBC …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Imus' Tone Deafness Nothing New  —  Don Imus, the national radio talk-show host for NBC, got himself into some hot water last week when he used racially derogative terms to describe a women's college basketball team.  Calling them "nappy-headed ho's", Imus compared them unfavorably to a supposedly …
Discussion: Betsy's Page and New York Times
Johnny Dollar / Olbermann Watch:   Olbypocrisy Confirmed: By Olby!
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Radio Host Is Suspended Over Racial Remarks
Discussion: the talking dog and alicublog
New York Times:
Don Imus on Al Sharpton's Radio Show
Confederate Yankee:   Imus: An Appropriate Response
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama Ditches CBC/Fox Debate  —  Barack Obama has chosen not to attend September's Democratic presidential primary debate co-sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and Fox News, an aide said, effectively dooming the event.  —  Obama is the only member of the Congressional Black Caucus running …
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Obama to Nix Fox Debate
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Hillary Won't Do Fox Debate Either
Discussion: MyDD
Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
Clinton, Obama Shun C.B.C.-Fox Debate
Discussion: Daily Kos
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Amb.  Holbrooke Slams David Gregory for Reciting Baseless GOP Talking Points  —  On "Hardball" today former ambassador Richard Holbrooke slammed guest-host David Gregory for peddling unfounded GOP talking points about Speaker Pelosi's trip to Syria.  Whether it was Pelosi's "shadow presidency" …
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Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Check out this appearance by former Clinton Ambassador Richard Holbrooke on today's Hardball.  —  Holbrooke delivers a stern lashing to, well, the entire American media for its pathetic performance on the Pelosi-to-Syria trip story.  And he explains why this story's bogus in terms simple enough …
Lauren Frayer / Associated Press:
Shiites Call for U.S. to Leave Iraq  —  BAGHDAD — Tens of thousands of Shiites _ a sea of women in black abayas and men waving Iraqi flags _ rallied Monday to demand that U.S. forces leave their country.  Some ripped apart American flags and tromped across a Stars and Stripes rug.
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Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Six U.S. Attorneys Given 2nd Posting in Washington  —  A half-dozen sitting U.S. attorneys also serve as aides to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales or are assigned other Washington postings, performing tasks that take them away from regular duties in their districts for months or even years at a time …
Discussion: The Sideshow
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Alexander Mooney / CNN Political Ticker:
Gonzales 'getting there' on Senate testimony preparation
Discussion: Shakesville
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Rusty Gets a Fatwa, Death Threat  —  Did I finally get my fatwa?  I feel so...so...vindicated.  —  A radical Muslim website has issued a fatwa against me, Rusty Shackleford, editor-in-chief of The Jawa Report.  How do I know it's a radical Muslim's website?
news-releases.uiowa.edu:
UI Poll: Race Not Key In Candidate Choice; Gender Matters To Some  —  Iowa's registered voters do not consider race and gender key factors in their presidential choice, but candidate gender matters more to men and Republicans than it does to women and Democrats, according a poll conducted …
Discussion: WSJ.com
Associated Press:
Killer pet food?  —  WASHINGTON - Pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical may have sickened or killed 39,000 cats and dogs nationwide, based on an extrapolation from data released Monday by one of the nation's largest chains of veterinary hospitals.
David Corn:
Neocon Godmother Considered Iraq War a Mistake  —  From my "Capital Games" column at www.thenation.com....  From the grave, Jeane Kirkpatrick, the godmother of the neoconservative movement, speaks: the Iraq war was something of a mistake.  —  Kirkpatrick, best known as the combative UN ambassador during …
Discussion: Liberal Values
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Bush Ties Drop in Illegal Immigration to His Policies  —  President Bush said Monday that tougher enforcement and a new fence at the Mexican border had sharply reduced the influx of illegal immigrants, and he pressed Congress to pass a sweeping revision of the nation's immigration laws.
Cathy Young / Reason:
Do College Republicans Hate Allah?  —  Or are sensitivity mavens at San Francisco State a little too zealous?  —  The College Republicans at San Francisco State University recently found themselves under investigation for the offenses of flag desecration and blasphemy.
Discussion: theneweditor.com and Joanne Jacobs
 
 
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