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10:40 AM ET, September 29, 2007

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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Fox News' attack on the honor and integrity of our war generals  —  As we learned from both our Senate and House last week, in the United States we must never "attack the honor and integrity . . . of members of the United States Armed Forces."  All good patriots from both parties agree on this.
Discussion: Angry Bear and rubber hose
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Andrew Malcolm / Los Angeles Times:
BREAKING NEWS: Giuliani fundraiser was mystery initiative backer  —  A close friend and major fundraiser of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has identified himself as the mystery financer of the proposed California initiative to apportion the state's 55 electoral votes by congressional district instead of winner-take-all.
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Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
Bill Clinton Questions Obama's Experience  —  Former President Bill Clinton showed his singular ability to diminish his wife's presidential rivals when, in a television interview, he said that Senator Barack Obama had about as much experience as Mr. Clinton did in 1988 — the year Mr. Clinton decided not to run for the presidency.
Discussion: Liberal Values
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Martina Stewart / CNN Political Ticker:
Clinton and Obama to raise in the $20 million neighborhood
Discussion: TPM Election Central
CNN:
U.S.: Major al Qaeda in Iraq leader killed  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A U.S. military commander Friday reported the death of a senior al Qaeda in Iraq leader, a Tunisian who was considered the "emir of foreign terrorists in Iraq."  —  U.S.-led coalition forces killed militant leader Abu Usama al-Tunisi …
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Angela Caputo / Associated Press:
First Jell-O, now Santa  —  So long, Halloween parade.  Farewell, Santa's gift shop.  —  The holiday traditions are facing elimination in some Oak Lawn schools this year after complaints that the activities are offensive, particularly to Muslim students.  —  Final decisions …
Alan Greenspan / Weekly Standard:
The Age of Turbulence  —  I  was in the midst of reading up on Alan Greenspan, whose new memoir, The Age of Turbulence, has just been published to wide publicity and boffo sales, when I saw in a local gossip column that he and his wife had been spotted (somehow!) spending yet another Sunday afternoon …
Discussion: Power Line
Juan Williams / Time:
What Bill O'Reilly Really Told Me  —  It started with Bill O'Reilly's grandmother.  And it blew up into charges of O'Reilly being called a racist and me being attacked as a "Happy Negro" (read that as a lackey or Uncle Tom).  —  O'Reilly, controversial host of the top-rated TV cable talk show …
Discussion: Power Line and PrairiePundit
Terre / Daily Kos:
UPDATE 2 - WAXMAN PISSED: Krongard, SUSPEND All Communications  —  Henry Waxman, is starting to see major red where Inspector General Howard Krongard is concerned.  (H/T to Nolo at IndictDickCheney Blogspot)  —  Krongard is "apparently" threatening his employees with retaliation …
Los Angeles Times:
Holly-cons: in the closet?  —  Are Hollywood conservatives largely in the political closet for fear of social or even workplace retribution, or are they a bunch of whiners?  Why are most of the actor/politicians Republican?  Why do Hollywood Dems always seem to back politicians …
Discussion: Power Line
James Chapman / Daily Mail:
BBC's Newsround fed youngsters Al Qaeda propaganda, claims ex-spy chief  —  Britain's former spy chief accused the BBC of "parroting" Al Qaeda propaganda to children as young as six.  —  Dame Pauline Neville Jones, who is also a former BBC governor, is infuriated at the stance …
Discussion: Biased BBC and Fausta's blog
Washington Post:
Justice Thomas Lashes Out in Memoir  —  Book Attacks Liberals and the Media, Breaks Near-Silence on Anita Hill  —  Justice Clarence Thomas settles scores in an angry and vivid forthcoming memoir, scathingly condemning the media, the Democratic senators who opposed his nomination to the Supreme Court …
Chris Kahn / Associated Press:
6 die from brain-eating amoeba in lakes  —  PHOENIX - It sounds like science fiction but it's true: A killer amoeba living in lakes enters the body through the nose and attacks the brain where it feeds until you die.  —  Even though encounters with the microscopic bug are extraordinarily rare …
Jim Wolf / Reuters:
U.S. carries out successful missile defense test  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. interceptor missile on Friday shot down a dummy warhead replicating an incoming North Korean missile in the seventh successful test of Boeing Co's long-range missile shield, the Pentagon said.
Greg Mankiw / Greg Mankiw's Blog:
A New Entitlement?  —  The big problem with U.S. fiscal policy is that, over the years, politicians of both parties have voted for unfunded entitlements for the elderly, which will (unless scaled back) result in substantially higher taxes on future generations.  Click here for my views on the problem.
Discussion: Redstate
Matthew Daly / Associated Press:
Sen. Craig's fall may benefit salmon  —  WASHINGTON - The surprising fall of Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, removes a longtime obstacle to efforts by Democrats and environmentalists to promote salmon recovery on Northwest rivers.  —  Craig, who was removed from leadership posts on the Senate Appropriations …
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Sam Leith / Telegraph:
The power of faith against the bullet  —  Those monks again.  The scenes we saw on the streets of Rangoon are amazingly moving, and strangely familiar.  —  Something old is playing out.  On one side, shaved heads and ranks of red robes; on the other, frightened and angry young men in uniforms …
Discussion: SWJ Blog and Vox Popoli
 
 
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