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11:00 PM ET, September 26, 2007


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Couric weighs in on Iraq, Rather  —  Her take on the news  —  Speaking at the National Press Club Tuesday evening, CBS "Evening News" anchor Katie Couric pulled back the curtain on her personal views of both the war in Iraq and former "Evening News" anchor Dan Rather.
Yeas & Nays:
Rather chokes up, and hunkers down  —  "I'm not in this — mostly — with anybody else."  —  Former CBS "Evening News" anchor Dan Rather choked back tears on several occasions today when discussing his decision to file a lawsuit against CBS and he left many audience members with a sense …
Discussion: Roger L. Simon and Cliff Schecter
Mark Hemingway / The Corner:
Gotcha! Err, maybe not...
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Kyl-Lieberman Iran Amendment Passes By Huge Margin  —  The Kyl-Lieberman Iran amendment — which ratchets up the confrontation with Iran by calling for the designation of its Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization responsible for killing U.S. troops — just passed overwhelmingly, 76-22.
"Childrens do learn," Bush tells school kids  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Offering a grammar lesson guaranteed to make any English teacher cringe, President George W. Bush told a group of New York school kids on Wednesday: "Childrens do learn."  —  Bush made his latest grammatical slip …
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
Bush: No Child Left Behind Is Working
Discussion: The Gate
Editor and Publisher:
Scoop for Spanish Daily: Transcript of Private 2003 Bush Talk Promising Iraq Invasion  —  NEW YORK El Pais, the highest-circulation daily in Spain, today published what it said was the transcript of a private talk between President George W. Bush and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar on February 22 …
Kcurie / European Tribune:
Bush words. Big Scoop.
David Saltonstall / NY Daily News:
Rudy Giuliani fires chief fundraiser  —  In a sign of potential money woes, Rudy Giuliani has fired his presidential campaign's chief fundraiser and brought in a top rainmaker for President Bush, The Daily News has learned.  —  Anne Dunsmore, who took control of Giuliani's …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Rudy makes change atop finance team
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker and MSNBC
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
First Read: Biden's Iraq resolution passes  —  From NBC's Ken Strickland  —  In a strong rebuff to the Bush Administration on Iraq, the Senate overwhelming approved a plan by Biden that essentially calls for breaking Iraq into three sections: Kurd, Sunni, and Shia.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Biden's Iraq plan sweeps Senate
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
Poll Shows Republican Race Tightening  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Republican race for president has tightened up with three candidates now toward the top in New Hampshire, according to a new poll.  —  The latest WMUR/CNN New Hampshire Primary Poll shows that among likely Republican voters …
Discussion: The Corner
William McCall / Associated Press:
2 Patriot Act Provisions Ruled Unlawful  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — Two provisions of the USA Patriot Act are unconstitutional because they allow search warrants to be issued without a showing of probable cause, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.  —  U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ruled …
Greg Gordon / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Ohio, Florida laws could dampen Democratic voting  —  WASHINGTON — Ohio and Florida, which provided the decisive electoral votes for President Bush's two razor-thin national election triumphs, have enacted laws that election experts say will help Republicans impede Democratic-leaning minorities from voting in 2008.
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Dem Defection Sends Voter Fraud Guru to Full Senate  —  As I reported yesterday, the Senate Rules Committee met this morning about the nomination of Hans von Spakovsky to the Federal Elections Commission.  —  This morning's result: faced with the defection of a Democrat on the committee …
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Senate Rules panel moves controversial FEC pick
Discussion: Firedoglake and Daily Kos
H. Josef Hebert / Associated Press:
Plan Uses Taxes to Fight Climate Change  —  WASHINGTON — Dealing with global warming will be painful, says one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress.  To back up his claim he is proposing a recipe many people won't like _ a 50-cent gasoline tax, a carbon tax and scaling back tax breaks for some home owners.
DemHillStaffer / Daily Kos:
Breaking: House Votes to Condemn MoveOn  —  Using a procedural move, the top Republican on the Appropriations Committee, Jerry Lewis, just got a vote on an amendment that condemns MoveOn, by name, for the Petraeus ad.  —  What's worse?  Most Democrats voted for it!!!
Edward Cody / Washington Post:
Junta Cracks Down on Burmese Protesters  —  Ending nine days of restraint, Burma's military rulers cracked down on protesting Buddhist monks Wednesday, with security forces firing warning shots, shooting tear gas canisters, swinging truncheons and making scores of arrests. .
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Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
N.H. Democratic Debate Offers Fall Preview
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Police: Gunman Arrested At St. John's
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Report: Arafat aide seriously ill
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Eliot Spitzer threat to sue Bush on immigrants' health care
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Ads target top Dems during debate
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Get the ACLU Out of Our Bathrooms
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Re: Shush, Scheuer
Media Matters for America:
CNN's Sanchez: O'Reilly "screamed at the top of his lungs …
Satyam / Think Progress:
Fleischer Callously Tells Dead Soldier's Mom 'There Are Going To …
Discussion: Washington Post
Amanda / Think Progress:
Rice Compares Zarqawi To Ulysses S. Grant And Robert E. Lee