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9:45 AM ET, October 1, 2007


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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Giuliani Inspires Threat of a Third-Party Run  —  Alarmed at the possibility that the Republican Party might pick Rudolph W. Giuliani as its presidential nominee despite his support for abortion rights, a coalition of influential Christian conservatives is threatening to back a third-party candidate.
Steven Thomma / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
The religious right's political power ebbs  —  WASHINGTON — Palm Sunday two years ago was a glorious day for Christian conservatives.  —  A president who'd proclaimed Jesus his favorite philosopher was racing back from vacation to sign a bill rushed through a compliant Congress at their bidding …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Who Are The Radicals Again?  —  It has long been my contention that Rudy was playing a strongly racist primary campaign to try to signal to the base that he was one of them even though he doesn't have social conservative credentials.  In fact, I think the four front runners —  none of whom are pure —
Discussion: WorldNetDaily, The Sideshow and Salon
David D. Kirkpatrick / The Caucus:
Christian Conservatives Consider Third-Party Effort
The Politico:
Clinton hits turbulence  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) last week flew into a sudden burst of media wind shear.  After months of mostly rosy portrayals of her campaign's political skill, discipline and inevitability, the storyline shifted abruptly to evasive answers …
Discussion: PrairiePundit and Oliver Willis
New York Post:
HILLARY'S $30,000 FANS ARE HER 'CULT' FOLLOWING  —  A purported pyramid-scheme operator who was run out of Arkansas when Bill Clinton was governor has reinvented himself as the head of an upstate group accused of being a "cult" - and his devotees have pumped thousands into Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential run.
Daily Mail:
Burma: Thousands dead in the massacre of the monks dumped in the jungle  —  Thousands of protesters are dead and the bodies of hundreds of executed monks have been dumped in the jungle, a former intelligence officer for Burma's ruling junta has revealed.  —  The most senior official to defect so far …
Roddy Stinson: Passenger sitting behind soldier reports 'a very moving moment'  —  THE GOOD  —  Last Wednesday, while flying from Phoenix to the Alamo City on U.S. Airways Flight 207, a San Antonio man, Gil Anderson, witnessed something memorable.  —  Shortly before takeoff …
Steven R. Hurst / Associated Press:
U.S. Embassy rips Senate plan on Iraq  —  BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi forces killed more than 60 insurgent and militia fighters in intense battles over the weekend, with most of the casualties believed to have been al-Qaida fighters, officials said Sunday.  —  The U.S. Embassy, meanwhile …
Steven R. Hurst / Associated Press:
U.S. military death toll down in Iraq
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Forkum / Cox & Forkum:
Final Bow  —  With mixed emotions I announce: John and I will no longer be producing editorial cartoons.  John will continue posting his work at his blog, John Cox Art, and he and I will continue working together on various projects, but there will be no more regularly scheduled editorial cartoons.
Rick Moran / Pajamas Media:
THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF TOM FRIEDMAN'S THINKING  —  PJM columnist Rick Moran challenges the veteran New York Times columnist's contention that "9/11 has made us stupid."  What would be truly idiotic, Moran argues, would be trying to pretend that the attacks never happened and forgetting the lessons we learned from it.
NY Daily News:
Gotbaum kin's plea before dying: I'm not a terrorist!  —  BY SOO YOUN in Phoenix and ETHAN ROUEN and ADAM LISBERG in New York  —  The daughter-in-law of one of New York's top officials screamed, "I'm not a terrorist!" and fought with security officials in the Phoenix airport before being wrestled …
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select Their Favorite People On The Right (2007 Edition)  —  Right Wing News emailed more than 225 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to send us a list of whom they considered to be their "Favorite People On The Right."  Representatives from the following 50 blogs responded...
USA Today:
Troop deaths in Iraq drop in September  —  American fatalities in Iraq in September appear to have reached the lowest levels in more than a year.  —  Overall last month, 62 Americans died, according to the latest Defense Department releases.  If no more deaths are reported …
Discussion: The Swamp and Danger Room
Detroit News:
SETTLED  —  Granholm orders state workers to report to work this morning  —  LANSING - State government is open for business after lawmakers gave Gov. Jennifer Granholm what she wanted this morning to call off a shutdown.  —  After the Senate early this morning passed a sales tax expansion …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Enron's Second Coming?  —  In May 2005 NYSE Magazine featured an article titled "American Dream Builder" — a glowing profile of Angelo Mozilo, the chairman and C.E.O. of Countrywide Financial, the nation's largest mortgage lender.  The article portrayed Mr. Mozilo as a heckuva guy …
Discussion: The RBC
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
What We Owe the Burmese  —  An upheaval like the pro-democracy uprising taking place in Burma over the past month tends to shake up certainties that had seemed self-evident.  Certainties such as the primacy of justice.  Or the sanctity of the Olympic Games.
Discussion: SWJ Blog
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Sen. Mike Gravel / The Huffington Post:
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Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Justices Begin Work on a Polarizing New Docket
Discussion: Althouse and TalkLeft
George Will / Real Clear Politics:
Questions for Obama  —  Is it audacious to hope for more clarity …
Jerusalem Post:
Bolton: Attack Iran, 'remove' its leader

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A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

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