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5:00 PM ET, September 27, 2007

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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Romney hits Dems on gay issue  —  Leading the way on an issue almost certain to be resurrected during the general election, Mitt Romney issued a statement this morning condemning the Democratic candidates for their refusal at last night's debate to rule out teaching about gay issues to second-graders.
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CNN:
Edwards says he'll accept public financing  —  ABOARD THE CNN ELECTION EXPRESS, New Hampshire (CNN) — Former Sen. John Edwards Thursday said he will accept public financing for his presidential campaign, and challenged his chief rivals for the Democratic nomination, Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, to follow his lead.
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
How Petraeus Moved The Debate, Literally
Lydia Saad / Gallup Poll:
Clinton Leads Among Every Major Subgroup of Democrats
Discussion: The Swamp and Pollster.com
Media Matters for America:
Limbaugh: Service members who support U.S. withdrawal are "phony soldiers"  —  During the September 26 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh called service members who advocate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq "phony soldiers."  He made the comment while discussing …
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Jon Soltz / The Huffington Post:
So I'm a "Phony Soldier," Rush?  —  As Media Matters reported today, Rush Limbaugh, on his show said that those troops who come home and want to get America out of the middle of the religious civil war in Iraq are "phony soldiers."  I'd love for you, Rush, to have me on your show and tell that to me to my face.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Juan Cole:
Transcript Reveals Impeachable Offenses by Bush Re: Iraq War  —  El Pais published a transcript (reprinted at this link) of the conversation between George W. Bush, Jose Maria Aznar of Spain, and Condoleeza Rice held at Crawford before the Iraq War.  Bush is typically bullheaded, impatient …
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Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Saddam Risked His Life for WMD Secrets  —  The Washington Post reports on a story leaked to Spain's El Pais about a meeting between President Bush and the former Spanish president Jose Maria Aznar weeks ahead of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.  It's interesting to note how Bush discusses Saddam's signals …
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Following Bush Over a Cliff  —  The spectacle Tuesday of 151 House Republicans voting in lock step with the White House against expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) was one of the more remarkable sights of the year.  Rarely do you see so many politicians putting their careers in jeopardy.
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Bluegal / Crooks and Liars:
Explain Your SCHIP Vote to the Children.
Faiz / Think Progress:
Senate advances SCHIP legislation.
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
AS LONG AS WE'RE TALKING CONTRACTORS . . .  A friend of the site sent along a reminder of the exchange President Bush had with a student back in April 2006 while speaking at Johns Hopkins University: … Late Update: Here's video of the exchange:
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Danger Room
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Editor and Publisher:
GALLUP: Trust in Federal Government, On Nearly All Issues, Hits New Low — Even Less Than in Watergate Era  —  NEW YORK A new Gallup poll reveals that, as the organization puts it, Americans now "express less trust in the federal government than at any point in the past decade …
Charlotte Observer:
Documents point to S.C. terror plot  —  Explosives materials in car  —  In a 12-minute video posted on YouTube, an Egyptian man wearing a white shirt, khaki pants and rubber gloves explains in Arabic how to turn a toy boat into a bomb.  —  His name is Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed …
MSNBC:
Bin Laden may have just escaped U.S. forces  —  August mission in Tora Bora almost snared 'high value target'  —  A little more than a month ago, with the anniversary of Sept. 11 approaching and fears of a new al Qaeda attack rising, some U.S. intelligence and military analysts thought …
Jo Piazza / NY Daily News:
Singles will check out eligible candidates at Obama rally  —  Looking for a date for Friday night?  Want someone to read thepoliticker.com with and talk to about Eliot Spitzer's fiscal policy late into the night?  —  Like-minded city singles are looking to tonight's Barack Obama rally …
USA Today:
19,000 insurgents killed in Iraq since '03  —  More than 19,000 militants have been killed in fighting with coalition forces since the insurgency began more than four years ago, according to military statistics released for the first time.  —  The statistics show that 4,882 militants …
ABCNEWS:
Craig Remains in Office, for Now  —  Despite His Pledge to Resign, Embattled Senator Will Continue to Work in Senate  —  Though Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, had previously pledged to resign by Sunday, amid allegations he cruised for gay sex in a public bathroom, he now says he will stay in office.
Vaclav Havel / New York Times:
Our Moral Footprint  —  OVER the past few years the questions have been asked ever more forcefully whether global climate changes occur in natural cycles or not, to what degree we humans contribute to them, what threats stem from them and what can be done to prevent them.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
 
 
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The Politico:
Dems could do far more to end Iraq war
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Open Left
Associated Press:
Blackwater blamed for guard deaths
Discussion: All Spin Zone
Bill Maher / The Huffington Post:
New Rule: Stop Saying Iraq is Another Vietnam, it's Another Enron
Mouth of the Potomac:
HILLARY'S TORTURE  —  Hillary Clinton flip-flopped on torture …
JammieWearingFool:
Reuters Reporter is Source for His Own Story
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
They "Have Our Backs", Or At Least Aren't Stabbing Us There
Discussion: Cadillac Tight
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Fox's Bill O'Reilly Says His Stereotypes Taken Out of Context
Tushar Rae / Quad City Times:
Obama's wife makes stop in Q-C
 Earlier Items: 
Sam Roberts / New York Times:
College Dwellers Outnumber the Imprisoned
Discussion: TalkLeft and Moon of Alabama
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
Bankruptcy, Democratic-style
Discussion: Yale Daily News
Bryan Bender / Boston Globe:
Army is worn too thin, says general
New York Times:
In a 9/11 Survival Tale, the Pieces Just Don't Fit
Cornelia Dean / New York Times:
Scientists Feel Miscast in Film on Life's Origin
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
A Good Night for the Republican Nominee
Los Angeles Times:
What are 'Hollywood values'?  —  If it's all about free love …
The Corner:
Blowing smoke  —  Okay, Muslim foot-baths in Kansas City airport …
 

 
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David Pierce / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils the 14.4" Surface Laptop Studio 2, offering Intel's 13th Gen i7 H chips, Nvidia's RTX 4050 or RTX 4060, and up to 2TB of storage, for $1,999+

Nathan Edwards / The Verge:
Microsoft announces a unified Copilot built into Windows 11, launching on September 26 across all its apps and services, including Microsoft 365, Edge, and Bing

Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Apple releases emergency updates for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS to patch three new zero-day vulnerabilities, for a total of 16 zero-days fixed in 2023

 
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