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8:40 PM ET, September 27, 2007

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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.
Faiz / Think Progress:
A Challenge For Lawmakers Who Voted To Attack MoveOn Ad: Will They Now Condemn Limbaugh?  —  On September 20, 72 Senators voted for the highly politicized, "bait and switch" resolution that condemned a newspaper ad by MoveOn.org.  The amendment, offered by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Daily Kos
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Limbaugh: Troops Supporting US Withdrawal "Phony Soldiers" UPDATED
Discussion: Cliff Schecter and Daily Kos
CNN:
Edwards eyes millions from public kitty for race  —  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.
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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.
The Atlantic Online:
Why Did Edwards Do This? Pros and Cons
Jim Tankersley / The Swamp:
Edwards will take matching funds, if...
Discussion: The Politico
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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Gavin M. / Sadly, No!:
Foto Funnies Pt. II  —  From Little Green Footballs, 9/21/07:  —  Above: Screen-capture of LGF post  —  That's a reprinted press release from David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.  The text reads, "The photo accompanying this article, which shows a teenage girl buried before being stoned to death …
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Representative Dennis Kucinich / New York Times:
The Democratic Presidential Debate on MSNBC
Brookings Institute:
Can't Win with 'Em, Can't Go To War without 'Em: Private Military Contractors and Counterinsurgency  —  Foreign Policy at Brookings, Policy Paper #4, September 2007  —  Executive Summary  —  The recent incident involving Blackwater contractors in Iraq has brought to light a series …
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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.
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 …
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 …
Washington Wire:
Barney Frank Takes Up Fight — for Republicans  —  David Rogers reports on Congress.  —  It doesn't happen often, but a Democratic chairman today joined House Republicans in protesting a Democratic-backed rule that limited floor amendments to a flood-insurance bill.
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 …
 
 
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Vaclav Havel / New York Times:
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