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1:25 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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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 …
Horses Mouth:
As you all know, Rush Limbaugh is now coming under fire for saying …
Discussion: AMERICAblog
CNN Political Ticker:
Dems seize on Limbaugh's 'phony soldiers' comment
Discussion: The Swamp
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  —  I am beginning to suspect that the greenhouse gases being released into the world by industrialized nations are having an adverse effect on the space-time continuum.  There are days, based on the rhetoric I see coming from some of the loonier corners of the right wing batty brigade …
Discussion: Lean Left
Andrew Malcolm / Los Angeles Times:
BREAKING NEWS: Electoral initiative backers give up  —  Plagued by a lack of money, supporters of a statewide initiative drive to change the way California's 55 electoral votes are apportioned, first revealed here by Top of the Ticket in July, are pulling the plug on that effort.
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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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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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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.
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 …
Michelle Malkin:
Reports: Military junta cuts Internet access in Burma; Sniper reportedly killed Japanese journalist Kenji Nagai; Update: Videos added; Update: Worldwide condemnation  —  Update 11:30am Eastern.  Worldwide condemnation: … Update 10:45am Eastern.  The Lede points to more Burmese bloggers continuing to report despite the clampdown.
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Associated Press:
U.S. Agrees to Grant Legal Access to High Value Gitmo Detainees  —  WASHINGTON — Fourteen "high value" terrorism suspects at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, naval prison have been offered the right to ask for attorneys, The Washington Post reported.  —  The move could allow the suspects to join …
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
S-CHIP Battle Moves To Vetoland, Population: 3  —  The Senate passed the expansion of the S-CHIP program yesterday with a veto-proof majority, 67-29, which sets up a standoff between Congress and the White House over the renewal of the politically sensitive program.
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Wanted: Democratic Straight Talk on Iraq  —  Yes, you heard it right: At the Dartmouth College debate Wednesday evening, not one of the three leading Democratic candidates could pledge that all U.S. combat troops would be out of Iraq by the end of his or her first term as president.
NTU:
NTU Staff & Friends Mourn the Death of NTU President John Berthoud  —  We are sorry to announce the passing of John Berthoud.  As you may know, he has led both the National Taxpayers Union and National Taxpayers Union Foundation over the last 11 years.  We have looked to him as a strong leader …
CNN:
Mistake costs dishwasher $59,000  —  MIAMI, Florida (CNN) — For 11 years, Pedro Zapeta, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, lived his version of the American dream in Stuart, Florida: washing dishes and living frugally to bring money back to his home country.
Elana Schor / The Hill:
Ensign vows to keep e-filing bill in limbo  —  One Senate GOP leader, with the apparent support of fellow senior Republicans, said Thursday that his party would continue to insist on a vote on forcing groups that file ethics complaints to disclose their donors before the Senate approves electronic campaign-finance filing.
 
 
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John Feehery / The Hill:
On SCHIP  —  Reauthorizing the State Children's Health Insurance …
Discussion: The Swamp
Tim Wu / Slate:
WHY MUNICIPAL WIRELESS NETWORKS HAVE BEEN SUCH A FLOP.
John Quiggin / Crooked Timber:
Why Tuesday ?  —  Among many questions that you could ask …
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama Rallies Huge Crowd in New York
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Entitlements People  —  If you live in Washington or just visit …
Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
'Newsday' D.C. Bureau Chief Phelps Leaving For 'L.A. Times'
Discussion: LA Observed
BBC:
Turkey-Iraq agree security pact
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Scott Paul / The Washington Note:
Lugar Calls Out Right-Wing Hypocrites
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USA Today:
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Blue Texan / INSTAPUTZ:
David Shuster was right about Marsha Blackburn. …
Steven Reynolds / All Spin Zone:
Matthew Shepard Act Passes, Republicans Threaten Veto
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
GOP's crucial '08 base divided
Joe Conason / Salon:
The war president "at peace" with himself
Discussion: Truthdig
Greg Mankiw / Greg Mankiw's Blog:
How big a problem is lack of health insurance?
Discussion: The Glittering Eye
Andrew J. Bacevich / The American Conservative:
Sycophant Savior  —  General Petraeus wins a battle in Washington—if not in Baghdad.
Guardian:
The Islamic Reformation