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5:20 PM ET, September 27, 2007

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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.
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Amanda / Think Progress:
Matthews To Dodd: 'Do You Find It Difficult To Debate A Woman?'  —  During last night's post-Democratic presidential debate analysis, MSNBC host Chris Matthews was hung up on the fact there is a woman running for president.  After questioning Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) about Sen. Hillary Clinton's …
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
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.
A.B. Stoddard / The Hill:
A Lack of Clarity  —  Thank you, Tim Russert, for dragging …
Discussion: New York Times and Taylor Marsh
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Verizon Reverses Itself on Abortion Messages  —  Saying it had the right to block "controversial or unsavory" text messages, Verizon Wireless last week rejected a request from Naral Pro-Choice America, the abortion rights group, to make Verizon's mobile network available for a text-message program.
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Peru deal gaining momentum among Democrats  —  Democratic support for a trade agreement with Peru appears to be building despite spirited opposition from critics, who ripped into the deal at a Wednesday caucus meeting on trade.  —  The hour-long meeting was requested by the House Trade Working Group …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
 
 
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Vaclav Havel / New York Times:
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