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2:55 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 …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh, MyDD and Open Left
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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 …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Bush vs MoveOn
Byron York / The Corner:
Senate Condemns MoveOn Ad, Cont'd
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Neptunus Lex
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
Columbia's disgrace  —  There is a suicidal mania that grips elite opinion in the United States.  It is exemplified nowhere better than in our elite educational institutions.  Today, for example, Columbia University has issued the following statement to its alumni:
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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.
New York Post:
JUST SHOVE YOUR WREATH  —  CITY TO IRAN PREZ: STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM GROUND ZERO
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and QandO
Richard Esposito Reports / The Blotter:
Secret Service Will Accompany Iranian President If He Goes to Ground Zero
Discussion: The American Pundit
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 …
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Washington Post:
Past Clouds Candidates' Donor Lists
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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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Dan Rather Sues CBS, Seeking To 'Restore His Reputation'  —  In an extraordinary move that reflects the depth of his resentment toward his former network, Dan Rather sued CBS yesterday, charging that he was made a "scapegoat" for a discredited 2004 story about President Bush's National Guard record …
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.
Discussion: Hot Air, Macsmind and Cliff Schecter
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Victor Davis Hanson / Real Clear Politics:
What Does Bin Laden Want?
Discussion: Dean's World
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.
Discussion: First Draft and The Caucus
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CNN Political Ticker:
Bush slams MoveOn.org ad
Discussion: The Swamp
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 …
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.
Discussion: The Swamp, Don Surber and Pollster.com
Paul Krugman:
The Straight and Not Narrow  —  For some reason a couple of people who have written to me in the last few days, on matters unrelated to this post, have mentioned in passing that the Democrats won a "narrow victory" in 2006.  Apparently this is conventional wisdom, what you get from reading or watching a lot of commentary.
Discussion: Ezra Klein and The Atlantic Online
 
 
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Who needs toothpaste?  —  ONE OF the tired cliches about Europe …
Discussion: The Corner
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