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4:10 PM ET, September 20, 2007

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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Reso Condemning MoveOn Passes Overwhelmingly, With Lots Of Dems  —  The GOP-introduced resolution condemning MoveOn just passed by a huge margin, 72-25.  Roughly half the Democrats in the Senate supported it.  —  A couple of the more interesting votes: Jim Webb, who just yesterday was a Netroots hero …
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Misses Vote On MoveOn — Right After Voting On Boxer Measure  —  Barack Obama missed the politically dicey vote today on whether to condemn MoveOn for its ad blasting General Petraeus, according to the vote's roll call.  —  At the same time, however, Obama was indeed present for the vote …
ABC 7 Eyewitness News:
Iranian president intends to visit Ground Zero  —  Iranian mission says he'll go despite NYPD rejection  —  Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad requested to visit Ground Zero during an upcoming trip to New York.  That request was rejected Wednesday.  But a source tells Eyewitness News that the decision may not stop him.
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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Columbia University: Ahmadinejad Yes, ROTC No
Discussion: Salon and FP Passport
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
Columbia's disgrace  —  There is a suicidal mania that grips …
White House:
Press Conference by the President  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good morning.  In just 10 days the State Children's Health Insurance Program, known as S-CHIP, is set to expire.  This important program helps children whose families cannot afford private health insurance, but do not qualify for Medicaid to get coverage they need.
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Bush vs MoveOn  —  Just when the hubbub over MoveOn.org's "General Betray Us" ad appeared to be receding into the political background, President Bush unleashed an attack on the group — and the Democratic Party — during a just-concluded press conference.  —  Bush called the ad "disgusting" …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Senate Set To Vote Today On Condemning MoveOn — And On Boxer's Alternative  —  Looks like there's going to be another contentious vote in the Senate today.  Harry Reid's office tells me that there's going to be a vote today on a GOP-introduced resolution on whether to condemn MoveOn for running …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Rather Strikes Back  —  I was extremely surprised by Dan Rather's lawsuit yesterday, but not as stunned as the CBS people I called, who just simply could not believe it.  —  No one was shocked that Rather is still mad at CBS — he made that clear when he left the network last year …
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DownWithTyranny!:
STUNNING ABOUT FACE!  REPUBLICAN MAYOR OF SAN DIEGO ABANDONS HOMOPHOBIA AND ENDORSES SAME SEX MARRIAGE  —  Yesterday, by a 5-3 vote, the City Council of San Diego passed a resolution supporting marriage equality.  Jerry Sanders, the Republican mayor— who campaigned opposing marriage equality …
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Jennifer Vigil / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Sanders changes mind on gay marriage
Associated Press:
New al-Qaida video released  —  CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri said the United States was being defeated in Afghanistan, Iraq and other fronts in a new video released Thursday, the latest in a series put out by the terror network.  —  The video came days …
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Victor Davis Hanson / Real Clear Politics:
What Does Bin Laden Want?
Discussion: Dean's World
Faiz / Think Progress:
Fox's goddamn hypocrisy.  —  During the Fox network broadcast of the Emmy Awards this week, Actress Sally Field's acceptance speech was censored because she used the word "goddamn."  "If mothers ruled the world," Field said, "there would be no god-damned wars in the first place."
Lydia Saad / Gallup Poll:
Congress Approval Rises Slightly to 24%  —  Gain almost entirely due to improved ratings from Republicans  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup's 2007 polling from January through August chronicled a nearly relentless decline in public approval of the job Congress is doing.
Newsweek:
Terror Watch: A secret lobbying campaign  —  The secret lobbying campaign your phone company doesn't want you to know about  —  The nation's biggest telecommunications companies, working closely with the White House, have mounted a secretive lobbying campaign to get Congress to quickly approve …
CBN.com:
James Dobson to Fred Thompson: No Thanks  —  James Dobson, head of the influential Focus on the Family Ministry will be taking a pass on supporting Fred Thompson.  You can read why below from The Associated Press and then get my take afterwards: … Read the whole article here.
Wall Street Journal:
Donors Stir 'Bundling' Questions  —  Clinton Campaign Vows  —  To Check Contributions  —  Solicited by Supporter  —  BRISTOW, Va. — When Hillary Rodham Clinton held an intimate fund-raising event at her Washington home in late March, Pamela Layton donated $4,600, the maximum allowed by law …
Horses Mouth:
Okay, this is a fun postcript to the whole battle over John Bohner's "small price" remark, which this blog first reported on a couple of weeks ago.  —  Boehner has finally responded personally on television for the first time to all the criticism of his remark, a sign that the beating he's taking …
Pam / Pam's House Blend:
Progressive blogosphere MIA on Jena 6  —  [My god.  The depth of ignorance and denial over the lack of progressive blogging on this story is displayed in full flower at Chris's diary at DKos, where he cross posted — and some of the excuses are mind-boggling.]
 
 
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CNN Political Ticker:
Senate votes to condemn MoveOn, Clinton votes no
Discussion: The Swamp
CNN:
U.S.: Iranian commando nabbed in Iraq
Discussion: The Newshoggers and The Corner
Paul Begala / The Huffington Post:
Democrats Should Attack Bush, Not MoveOn
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Mark Kleiman / The RBC:
The Kite Runner
Tula Connell / Firedoglake:
'They Got Walter'  —  Thousands of immigrant workers gathered …
Discussion: Majikthise
Michael Roston / Huffington Post:
Bush Claims He "Got A B In Econ 101"
Bruce Reed / Slate:
Banned in Boston  —  DON'T MISS THE NEW AD THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE!
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Paul Krugman:
The Straight and Not Narrow
 Earlier Items: 
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Top Hillary Clinton backer rips Rudy Giuliani's personal life
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
Such a Strange Place, Academia
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Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
From The Dept. Of Wasting My Taxpayer Dollars On GOP Political Grandstanding
Discussion: Brendan Calling
Hindrocket / Power Line:
IED  —  A reader whose son is serving in the Army says this video …
Discussion: TIME
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Standing on One Principle, Voting on Another
Certain ideas of Europe:
Who needs toothpaste?  —  ONE OF the tired cliches about Europe …
Discussion: The Corner
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Fred Thompson vs. Teh Sexy
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Newt's Vision Thing
 

 
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