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4:40 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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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Breaking: White House Faults Rush Limbaugh Over "Phony Soldiers" Comment  —  As we reported earlier today over at The Horse's Mouth, Democrats and others have been pressuring the White House press corps to ask White House flack Dana Perino if President Bush — who'd earlier condemned MoveOn …
Discussion: Corrente
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Rush Limbaugh Troops Controversy, Media Matters, Bill O'Reilly  —  NEXT STOP: RUSHVILLE  —  Mainstream Media's Smear Train Chugs Along  —  Not content to wait until Bill O'Reilly's hoped- for demise, the George Soros- funded Media Matters / mainstream media smear machine has added a second target: Rush Limbaugh.
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 …
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.
Discussion: AMERICAblog
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 …
Michael Roston / Huffington Post:
Congresswoman Pressed MSNBC For Retraction On Soldier Killed In Iraq  —  Staff for Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who could not name the last soldier from her district killed in Iraq during an appearance on MSNBC, acknowledged they sought a retraction from the network after the incident occurred.
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Anne Schroeder / The Politico:
MSNB-No?  —  Looks like MSNBC correspondent David Shuster may have deprived loyal MSNBC viewers of their favorite GOP talking heads — at least for now.  —  This week, the MSNBC reporter "sandbagged" Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) during an interview by asking her to name the last solider from her district to die in Iraq.
Patrick / mediabistro.com:
Report: Bohannon's "last legal address was in Blackburn's district."
Atrios / Eschaton:   Wanking Dan Abrams
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 …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Hired Gun Fetish  —  Sometimes it seems that the only way to make sense of the Bush administration is to imagine that it's a vast experiment concocted by mad political scientists who want to see what happens if a nation systematically ignores everything we've learned over the past few centuries …
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Huffington Post:
Audio: Limbaugh Calls Iraq Vet "Staff Puke," Claims He Volunteered For War "To Pad [His] Resume"  —  Audio has surfaced of Rush Limbaugh viciously attacking another Iraq war veteran who was critical of President Bush's war policy.  —  Paul Hackett served in the 1st Marine Division in Ramadi and Fallujah during 2004 and 2005.
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Faiz / Think Progress:
Senate Democratic Leaders Demand Apology For Limbaugh's 'Outrageous,' 'Unconscionable' Remarks  —  ThinkProgress has obtained a letter being circulated on Capitol Hill today by the Senate Democratic Leadership that calls on Clear Channel CEO Mark Mays to repudiate its employee Rush Limbaugh's "phony troops" remark.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
$600K aimed at Clinton  —  Sensing that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) will win the Democratic presidential nomination, Republican Party operatives are stepping up their political attacks on the former first lady but are wary of going too far with their criticisms because she is a woman.
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Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:
Clinton: $5,000 for every U.S. baby
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Gingrich takes step toward '08 run  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will open a website by Monday in an effort to round up the $30 million in pledges that he says would be his ticket to entering the race for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
 
 
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