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1:35 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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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.
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 …
CNN Political Ticker:
Dems seize on Limbaugh's 'phony soldiers' comment
Discussion: The Swamp
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
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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.
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama Rallies Huge Crowd in New York
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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
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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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 …
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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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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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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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 …
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.
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 …
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Entitlements People  —  If you live in Washington or just visit …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Ankara And Baghdad, Together Again For The First Time
Discussion: The Newshoggers and BBC
Scott Paul / The Washington Note:
Lugar Calls Out Right-Wing Hypocrites
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Blue Texan / INSTAPUTZ:
David Shuster was right about Marsha Blackburn. …
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Joe Conason / Salon:
The war president "at peace" with himself
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