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10:05 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 …
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SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
McCain: MoveOn "ought to be thrown out of this country."
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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 …
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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: D-Day, Open Left and Done With Mirrors
RenewAmerica:
Alan Keyes announces for President!  —  Will appear in Values Voter Debate Sept. 17  —  On Friday, Sept. 14, Alan Keyes filed a Statement of Candidacy (Form 2) with the Federal Election Commission—thus officially announcing as a Republican candidate for President of the United States.
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
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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
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 …
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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
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 …
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Associated Press:   War protesters, supporters rally in D.C.
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
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 …
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.
Gillian Flaccus / Associated Press:
GOP politician sent email asking how to stop naming of dean  —  A conservative Los Angeles County politician asked about two dozen people in an e-mail last month how to prevent the University of California, Irvine from hiring renowned liberal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky as its founding law school dean …
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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."
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
The New Republic:
LIKE BRITNEY, BUSH IS A FLOP:  —  On Sunday night, it seemed pretty clear that Britney Spears' performance at the MTV awards ceremony was the biggest prime-time fiasco of the week.  Then came Thursday night and President Bush's Oval Office address on Iraq.  At first blush, coverage …
Discussion: Redstate
Alex Tabarrok / Marginal Revolution:
Politically Incorrect Paper, a continuing series  —  Several years ago Bill Cosby chided poor blacks for spending their limited incomes on high-priced shoes and other items of conspicuous consumption instead of investing in education.  Cosby was widely criticized but I went to the numbers …
Sharon Stello / Davis Enterprise:
UC yanks speaker's invitation: Controversial ex-Harvard president was scheduled to address regents Wednesday  —  After a group of UC Davis women faculty began circulating a petition, UC regents rescinded an invitation to Larry Summers, the controversial former president of Harvard University …
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The Corner:   Summers Disinvited  —  After protests, the University of California …
 
 
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Campaign Ads: Don't Do It Rudy, and Sen. Thompson, Do You Really …
Brendan Farrington / Associated Press:
Thompson courts gun advocates in Florida
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Thompson charm covers weakness on detail
Discussion: Power Line
Richard S. Dunham / Houston Chronicle:
Snow: Immigration bill opposition misjudged
New York Times:
In Turnaround, Industries Seek U.S. Regulation
N.Z. / Victory Caucus:
Victory Caucus meets Gathering of Eagles
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
AQI Declares War On The Sunni
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Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
War Critics Question Obama's Fervor
Discussion: The Caucus
GottaLaff / Cliff Schecter:
"I didn't have a crap-load of clients" —Wendy Cortez, Vitter's escort
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
Mary Jordan / Washington Post:
In Europe and U.S., Nonbelievers Are Increasingly Vocal
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
Moran Upsets Jewish Groups Again
Alpha Doggs / Network World:
Researchers flash personal aircraft, future jetpack