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11:00 PM ET, September 15, 2007


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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Note to Elizabeth Edwards: Lay Off MoveOn  —  You're a smart woman.  You of all people should know about the asymmetrical intimidation problem that Paul Krugman talks about — the one where the media is afraid to go after Rudy Guiliani for claiming he's a rescue worker …
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
McCain: MoveOn "ought to be thrown out of this country."  —  Speaking before a group in Hudson, New Hampshire last night, McCain took criticism of MoveOn's Petraeus ad to a whole new level, saying that they should not only be ashamed, but "ought to be thrown out of this country."  —  Download (1250) |
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Blue Gal
CBS News:
McCain To MoveOn: Get Out  —  Senator Blasts Anti-War Group In New Hampshire  —  (CBS) Arizona Senator John McCain has taken criticism of anti-war group to a whole new level: He is suggesting that the organization "ought to be thrown out of this country."
Andrew Kirtzman / WCBS-TV:
Hillary Slams Giuliani Over Political Ad
Joe Kovacs / WorldNetDaily:
Keyes looks to rescue GOP, announces run for president  —  Former Reagan diplomat says he's unmoved by lack of moral courage displayed by others  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - After two previous runs for U.S. president, former Reagan diplomat Alan Keyes has announced he's again seeking …
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
The GOP's savior?  —  Rank-and-file Republicans clearly aren't satisfied with their already-enormous presidential field.  Shortly after Fred Thompson's announcement, activists started wondering whether David Petraeus might be available.  Or maybe Jeb.  Or even Newt.  —  Well, wait no more.
Discussion: Open Left, D-Day and Done With Mirrors
Wes Clark / WesPAC:
I'm proud to endorse Hillary Clinton  —  I'm proud to endorse Hillary Clinton  —  Today, I am proud to announce my endorsement of Senator Hillary Clinton as President of the United States.  —  Senator Hillary Clinton has earned the support of millions of Americans in her campaign for president …
The Atlantic Online:
Endorsement Call  —  I'm on hold as we speak for a conference call …
Discussion: Ezra Klein
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Gen. Wesley Clark Endorses Hillary Clinton
Discussion: MyDD and The Democratic Daily
John King / CNN:
Report: Retired judge may replace Gonzales  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — A retired federal judge is a leading candidate to replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, whose last day on the job was Friday, two sources familiar with the search for a successor told CNN on Saturday.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Law Blog
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Michael Mukasey to be Attorney General...  And conservatives should be happy.  —  THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that retired federal judge Michael B. Mukasey is the leading candidate to replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.  President Bush is expected to announce the nomination as early as Monday.
Discussion: The Corner and Power Line
Hindrocket / Power Line:
PROTESTS AND COUNTER-PROTESTS IN DC  —  Anti-war, anti-troop and anti-American protesters turned out in Washington today, led by International ANSWER, a Communist front organization.  The turnout doesn't seem to have been very impressive; news accounts say there were "thousands" of protesters.
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Washington Post:
Antiwar Protest Held in Washington  —  Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Washington today, from near the White House to the Capitol, where they planned to stage a "die-in" to demonstrate their fervant opposition to the war in Iraq.  —  Protesters and counter-protesters started …
Associated Press:   War protesters, supporters rally in D.C.
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Pentagon: Rudy Ad's Use Of Petraeus Image Done "Without His Consent"  —  Rudy's new political ad attacking Hillary Clinton features multiple pictures of General Petraeus in uniform — but now the Pentagon says that the General "has not condoned" the use of his image in Rudy's ad or any other political ads …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
American War Culture in a nutshell  —  Jim Webb is a combat veteran and a war hero.  His family has a long tradition of volunteering for military service, and his son, until several months ago, was deployed in Iraq.  Sen. Webb wants to relieve a small portion of the shattering strain …
Discussion: Liberty Street and The Mahablog
Kim Gamel / Associated Press:
U.S. expands Anbar model to Iraq Shiites  —  KUT, Iraq - American commanders in southern Iraq say Shiite sheiks are showing interest in joining forces with the U.S. military against extremists, in much the same way that Sunni clansmen in the western part of the country have worked with American forces against al-Qaida.
New York Times:
The Jane Fonda Effect  —  Nuclear Energy  —  In the movie "The China Syndrome," Fonda played a California TV reporter filming an upbeat series about the state's energy future.  While visiting a nuclear power plant, she sees the engineers suddenly panic over what is later called a "swift containment of a potentially costly event."
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Brendan Farrington / Associated Press:
Thompson courts gun advocates in Florida
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Alex Tabarrok / Marginal Revolution:
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New York Times:
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AQI Declares War On The Sunni
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 Earlier Items: 
GottaLaff / Cliff Schecter:
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Discussion: Agitprop
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
TDS: Stewart Pitches McCain New Names for "Straight Talk Express"
Randal C. Archibold / New York Times:
At the U.S. Border, the Desert Takes a Rising Toll
Sharon Stello / Davis Enterprise:
UC yanks speaker's invitation: Controversial ex-Harvard president …
Gillian Flaccus / Associated Press:
GOP politician sent email asking how to stop naming of dean
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
Moran Upsets Jewish Groups Again
Alpha Doggs / Network World:
Researchers flash personal aircraft, future jetpack

From Techmeme:

Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sony plans to lay off around 900 employees, or 8% of workforce, at its PlayStation division, and close its London Studio in the UK

Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Nvidia plans to start showing free-tier GeForce Now users “up to two minutes” of video ads on February 28 while they are queuing to start a cloud gaming session

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