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2:40 PM ET, September 28, 2007

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Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
What Limbaugh Said  —  The folks on the Left are beside themselves today—thinking that by dint of a truncated quote, they will succeed in shutting down Rush Limbaugh and taking him off the air.  Before lining up next to the folks from Crooks and Liars, FireDogLake, Media Matters, ThinkProgress …
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Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Dems unite to slam Limbaugh, GOP silent  —  As a rule, Democrats and their allies are a little slow when it comes to organized outrage.  A high-profile Republican will say or do something that most decent Americans would find outrageous, progressive blogs will call him or her on it …
Horses Mouth:
As you all know, Rush Limbaugh is now coming under fire for saying that troops who favor U.S. withdrawal from Iraq are "phony soldiers."  —  As you also know, President Bush was recently asked at a press conference to comment on the MoveOn ad attacking Mighty Scholar-Warrior Petraeus.
CNN Political Ticker:
Dems seize on Limbaugh's 'phony soldiers' comment  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — In the wake of the high-profile uproar from Republicans over a MoveOn.org ad attacking Gen. David Petraeus, Democrats are seizing on recent comments from popular conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh …
Discussion: The Swamp
RushLimbaugh.com Home:
How Long Is Too Long for Victory?  —  BEGIN TRANSCRIPT  —  RUSH: Mike in Chicago, welcome to the EIB Network.  Hello.  —  CALLER: Hi, Rush, how you doing today?  —  RUSH: Fine, sir, thank you.  —  CALLER: Good.  Why is it that you always just accuse the Democrats of being against the war …
Times of London:
The day Burma was silenced  —  The junta showed a subtle and malignant cunning, and then moved against the monks  —  Burma's generals silenced the Buddhist monks yesterday morning.  —  For a week and a half, the monks had been on the streets of Rangoon in their tens of thousands …
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Michelle Malkin:
Reports: Military junta cuts Internet access in Burma; Sniper …
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
Hear, Hear  —  Americans should not fear talking—and listening—to those whose views we loathe.  —  You don't want to judge Christ by Christians, someone once said.  He is perfect, they are not.  —  In a similar way you don't want to judge capitalism by capitalists …
Discussion: The Corner and Viking Pundit
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Sam Schulman / AMERICAN.COM:
Lee Bollinger's Illusory Idealism
Discussion: Israel Matzav
PageOneQ.com Latest:
US Congressman owned home with another man, took DC tax deduction while voting in NC  —  Congressman Patrick T. McHenry (R-NC), right, purchased a residence in Washington, DC's Capital Hill neighborhood with another man, PageOneQ has learned.  While he owned the home, McHenry …
Patrick / mediabistro.com:
Report: Bohannon's "last legal address was in Blackburn's district."  —  Writing for the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Washington correspondent Bartholomew Sullivan reports (emphasis added):  —  But Shuster's apology may have been premature.  The tiny hamlet of Bon Aqua, Tenn. …
Discussion: INSTAPUTZ
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Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:
Clinton: $5,000 for every U.S. baby  —  WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that every child born in the United States should get a $5,000 "baby bond" from the government to help pay for future costs of college or buying a home.
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
$600K aimed at Clinton
Michael Medved / Townhall.com:
Six inconvenient truths about the U.S. and slavery  —  Those who want to discredit the United States and to deny our role as history's most powerful and pre-eminent force for freedom, goodness and human dignity invariably focus on America's bloody past as a slave-holding nation.
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Jillian / Sadly, No!:
Pick A Bale Of Stupid
Discussion: Lean Left
Dan Morain / Los Angeles Times:
GOP electoral initiative dealt major blows  —  Two key consultants for an effort to change California's winner-take-all system quit over money and disclosure woes.  —  SACRAMENTO — A proposed California initiative campaign that could have helped Republicans hold on to the White House in 2008 …
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Andrew Malcolm / Los Angeles Times:
BREAKING NEWS: Electoral initiative backers give up
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
With Legacy in Mind, Bush Reassesses His Agenda  —  As he addresses a conference on climate change this morning, President Bush will face not only a crowd of skeptics but the press of time.  For nearly seven years, he invested little personal energy in the challenge of global warming.
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Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Leading GOP Candidates Skip Debate on Black Issues  —  4 Contenders Attend Fundraisers Instead  —  Fred D. Thompson was at a fundraiser in Franklin, Tenn. Mitt Romney was gathering checks in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Rudolph W. Giuliani was in California raking in some last-minute cash just north of Napa.
Washington Post:
U.S. to Allow Key Detainees to Request Lawyers  —  14 Terrorism Suspects Given Legal Forms at Guantanamo  —  Fourteen "high-value" terrorism suspects who were transferred to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from secret CIA prisons last year have been formally offered the right to request lawyers …
Garance Franke-Ruta / American Prospect:
AN OBAMA-EYE VIEW OF NEW YORK  —  This photo comes via the big Barack Obama rally in New York last night.  His staff had a scissors lift (a.k.a. a cherry-picker) and was taking photographers — and, by the end of the evening, print reporters as well — up in it to get crowd shots.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Hired Gun Fetish  —  As far as I can tell, America has never fought a war in which mercenaries made up a large part of the armed force, as is the case in Iraq.
 
 
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Why Tuesday ?  —  Among many questions that you could ask …
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