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12:45 PM 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.
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 …
Alex / Army of Dude:
The Real Deal  —  Blue Girl directed me to a very interesting story about Rush Limbaugh, who called veterans opposed to the war phony soldiers.  Of course, this is the same Rush Limbaugh who threw a fit about the Moveon.org Petraeus ad, calling it "contemptible" and "indecent."
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Martin Kady II / The Politico:
Dems turn to a youngster to make their SCHIP points  —  Democrats are getting a good ride this week out of President Bush's looming veto of the children's health insurance bill, and they're not afraid to tug at the heart strings a bit to play out this issue.
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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 …
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Washington Post:
State Dept. Agents Say Jobs Were Threatened
Discussion: Norwegianity and Cliff Schecter
Dan Senor / Opinion Journal:
The Long Arm of Iran  —  The top mullahs have been complicit in terror attacks.  —  "I think it would be almost inconceivable that Iran would commit suicide by launching one or two missiles of any kind against the nation of Israel."  —  On March 17, 1992, a suicide bomber crashed …
Michelle Malkin:
Fight the bully smear merchants at MoveOn.org  —  Update: Another challenge to the MoveOn legal thugs...  Earlier in the week, the LA Times reported that MoveOn.org, the infamous left-wing thugs who sponsored the "General Betray Us" ads, had unleashed its lawyers on Internet retailer Cafe Press …
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.
Amanda Marcotte / Pandagon:
Why it's too much trouble to educate girls past the 5th grade  —  Oh, you know some a**hole is thinking it.  —  A school in New York is having problems because their absolute "no bag" policy is a bit anti-female, surprise surprise.  As any woman reading this is immediately thinking …
Discussion: Majikthise
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 …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Campaigns get creative in dash for cash  —  SALT LAKE CITY - A gonggggggg echoes through drafty, high-ceilinged Exhibit Hall 5 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, signaling that Mitt Romney's Republican presidential campaign is $5,000 richer.  —  The deadline for the campaign's Sept. 30 financial report …
Discussion: Wide Open
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
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
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 …
 
 
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Maggie Fox / Reuters:
Satellites confirm reports of Myanmar violence
Jason Straziuso / Associated Press:
Taliban suicide blast in Kabul kills 30
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
White House:
President Bush Participates in Major Economies Meeting on Energy …
Allan Lengel / Washington Post:
Prosecutors Lay Out Case Against Jefferson
Paul Marshall / Washington Post:
Muzzling in the Name of Islam
Discussion: PrairiePundit
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Exclusive: First Images of Controversial Blackwater Incident
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Greg Mankiw / Greg Mankiw's Blog:
A New Entitlement?  —  The big problem with U.S. fiscal policy …
Discussion: Redstate
CNN:
U.S.: Major al Qaeda in Iraq leader killed
Matthew Daly / Associated Press:
Sen. Craig's fall may benefit salmon
Sasha Issenberg / Boston Globe:
Army personnel spoke at McCain rally
Digby / Hullabaloo:
It Is What It Is  —  Everybody's asking today, "Why are the …
Angela Caputo / Associated Press:
First Jell-O, now Santa  —  So long, Halloween parade.
Associated Press:
Rep. Pelosi criticizes border fence
Washington Post:
Justice Thomas Lashes Out in Memoir