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1:20 PM ET, October 5, 2007

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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Conservatives Are Such Jokers  —  In 1960, John F. Kennedy, who had been shocked by the hunger he saw in West Virginia, made the fight against hunger a theme of his presidential campaign.  After his election he created the modern food stamp program, which today helps millions of Americans get enough to eat.
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Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
GOP contenders back Bush on blocking kids' healthcare  —  Perhaps more than any policy decision this year, the president's decision to veto expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) was spectacularly dumb.  It was bad politics, bad policy, and based on bad reasoning.
Discussion: Think Progress and Redstate
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
G.O.P. Contenders Endorse Health Insurance Veto  —  The four leading Republican presidential candidates have aligned themselves with President Bush's veto on Wednesday of an expanded health insurance program for children, once again testing the political risk of appearing in lock step …
New York Times:
Misleading Spin on Children's Health
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:   Bush's Veto Lies
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Republican Collapse  —  Modern conservatism begins with Edmund Burke.  What Burke articulated was not an ideology or a creed, but a disposition, a reverence for tradition, a suspicion of radical change.  —  When conservatism came to America, it became creedal.
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John Cole / Balloon Juice:
The Republican Decline  —  Long piece by David Brooks in which he attempts to figure out why the Republican party appears to be in shambles: … Hogwash.  If you want to know why the Republican party is in shambles, read this: … For starters, people got tired of being associated with these drooling retards.
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama's Lapels  —  INDEPENDENCE, Iowa - American flags …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Yeas & Nays:
Matthews says Bush administration has "finally been caught in their criminality"  —  Playing Hardball with the Prez  —  "Hardball" host Chris Matthews addresses attendees at Thursday night's ten-year anniversary of "Hardball," which took place at the Decatur House in Washington, D.C.
Simon Perez / KPIX-TV:
Berkeley Marine Center Draws Anti-War Ire  —  (CBS) BERKELEY Marine Captain Richard Lund recruits college students and graduates as candidates for officer positions in the marines.  But carrying out that job in Berkeley is not always an easy task.  —  He has listened to a variety of complaints …
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
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Gateway Pundit:
Code Pink Defaces US Marine Recruiter's Office in Berkeley  —  Code Pink: "US Marine Corps Assas(s)ination Office"  —  "We are so shocked and horrified that the Marines have come to Berkeley to prey on our children," said Zanne Joi, a Code Pink member -CBS5.
Associated Press:
Bush: U.S. 'does not torture people'  —  President responds to report that 2005 memo relaxed interrogation rules  —  WASHINGTON - President Bush defended his administration's detention and interrogation policies for terrorism suspects on Friday, saying they are both successful and lawful.
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Danny / Beltway Blogroll:
National Journal's Cover Story On Blogs  —  Back in January 2006, I authored a cover story on "The Rise Of Blogs" for National Journal magazine.  In this week's hot-off-the-presses edition of the magazine, Bara Vaida, a former senior writer for me at Technology Daily, follows up with another cover story titled "Blogging On."
Discussion: the david all group and INSTAPUTZ
Jerusalem Post:
Ahmadinejad: Let Jews move their country to Europe or Alaska  —  Millions of Iranians attended nationwide rallies Friday in support of the Palestinians, while the country's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Israel's continued existence was an "insult to human dignity."
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Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Losing A Generation?  —  The number of young people who do not consider themselves Christians is growing, as is the hostility toward Christianity expressed by the next generation of non-Christians, claims a new book from David Kinnaman of Barna.org.  Money quote: … And so the polarization grows.
Discussion: The Newshoggers and Central Sanity
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Netroots Nightmare: O'Hanlon Teams Up with HRC  —  When Michael O'Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack of the Brookings Institution wrote in the New York TImes that the surge was working, they were widely criticized by the antiwar left, which went to great lengths to undercut their findings.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Client of the day: Blackwater  —  The firm of which Mark Penn remains president, Burson Marsteller, has raised eyebrows for straying a bit from core Democratic Party issues, with its involvement in an anti-union campaign and for representing a leading, troubled subprime lender.  —  But ... Blackwater!?
Discussion: Daily Kos
Michael Roston / Huffington Post:
Dems Postpone Rollout Of Controversial Wiretapping Bill  —  Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the House Majority Leader, postponed a press conference announcing new reforms of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act after progressive lawmakers banded together and said they would fight any legislation …
Discussion: Open Left and WorkingForChange
Jose Lambiet / Palm Beach Post:
Limbaugh leaves probation better, richer  —  No, Sen. Tom Harkin, radio talker Rush Limbaugh isn't back on drugs!  —  So says the state of Florida.  And Limbaugh himself, who told Page Two, as he enters his last month on probation for a narcotics arrest, that he doesn't even miss getting high and now feels like a better person.
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST
 
 
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Think Progress:
Senior U.S. Military Official Faults Blackwater In The Shooting …
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Despite Court Defeat, Craig Vows to Remain in Senate
Michael Powell / New York Times:
Giuliani Pulled No Punches on the Radio
Little Green Footballs:
Al Gore's Hypocrisy Revealed
Discussion: Doug Ross
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E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
A Tax Test for the War
Tim Montgomerie / Britain and America:
BBC grants softest of interviews to Bill Clinton
Discussion: Guardian
New York Times:
The Angriest Justice  —  Justice Clarence Thomas's …
Tom Bevan / Real Clear Politics:
So Far Rudy's Run Going According to Script
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The Line: Retirement Headaches for House GOP
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Matt / Think Progress:
Byrd: Senate's 'Saber-Rattling' Is 'Sleep-Walking' America To War With Iran
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Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Paramount CFO Naveen Chopra says the company expects to take about a $1B charge in Q1 due to ongoing programming shifts and previously announced layoffs

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Reliance and Disney merge their media businesses in India, creating the country's largest media conglomerate; Reliance values it at $8.5B and will invest $1.4B

Yiwen Lu / New York Times:
Raw Story, AlterNet, and, in a separate case, The Intercept sue OpenAI in a NY federal court for copyright infringement; The Intercept is also suing Microsoft

 
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