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10:55 AM 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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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 …
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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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.
Tom Bevan / Real Clear Politics:
So Far Rudy's Run Going According to Script  —  Of all the candidates in the Republican field, no one has a right to be happier with the way things have worked out thus far than Rudy Giuliani.  Here's a quick look at where things stand:  — After nine months of campaigning …
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Michael Luo / New York Times:
Romney Criticizes Giuliani on Fiscal and Social Issues
Discussion: MSNBC, TIME and The Politico
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.
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 …
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Despite Court Defeat, Craig Vows to Remain in Senate  —  Sen. Larry E. Craig (R-Idaho) vowed to serve out the remainder of his term yesterday despite losing his bid to withdraw his guilty plea for disorderly conduct in an airport men's restroom.
Discussion: Althouse and MSNBC
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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
New York Times:
Debate Erupts on Techniques Used by C.I.A.  —  The disclosure of secret Justice Department legal opinions on interrogation on Thursday set off a bitter round of debate over the treatment of terrorism suspects in American custody and whether Congress has been adequately informed of legal policies.
Brian C. Ledbetter / snapped shot:
happy al-quds west-hating fun day  —  It's that time of year again, and the celebrations have begun!  If you're not familiar with it, "Al Quds Day" is a day set aside by the Ayatollah Khameni and the Islamic Revolutionary government in Iran as a day for Muslims to march against "Western" oppression.
The Times Picayune / Breaking News Updates New Orleans:
DiFatta twice detained for lewd conduct in mall restrooms  —  St. Bernard Parish Councilman Joey DiFatta, who on Thursday withdrew from the 1st Senate District campaign, has been stopped twice since 1996 for suspicion of engaging in lewd behavior in public restrooms in Jefferson Parish, records obtained by The Times-Picayune show.
Tim Montgomerie / Britain and America:
BBC grants softest of interviews to Bill Clinton  —  Bill Clinton is in London to promote his new book on Giving.  He has given interviews to the BBC and The Guardian newspaper.  —  He tells the BBC that he'd be the happiest person on Earth if his wife won the Presidency next year.
Discussion: Guardian
New York Times:
The Angriest Justice  —  Justice Clarence Thomas's new autobiography dredges up his 16-year-old battle with Anita Hill and fulminates against liberal groups, Democratic senators and others who opposed his nomination.  The clash with Ms. Hill has grabbed most of the headlines.
Discussion: Bench Memos
Farhad Manjoo / Salon.com:
Scott Bateman: More from the case files of Andrew WK  —  Defendant owes $222,000 for illegal downloadingThe worst possible outcome — a fine too high to bear, but likely too low to cause much effort at reforming copyright laws  —  Craig: I won't resign after allThe senator says he'll stay in office until his term ends in 2009
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Congress to Allow New Internet Taxes?  —  Ever since 1998 the U.S. Congress has, under Republican leadership, extended the Internet Tax Freedom Act.  That statute forbids states and localities from enacting taxes on internet access, with few exceptions.  That moratorium is scheduled to expire …
Discussion: Associated Press
 
 
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Michael Powell / New York Times:
Giuliani Pulled No Punches on the Radio
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Al Gore's Hypocrisy Revealed
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Chris Reed / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Drug czar: Milton Friedman's drug-war critique 'demonstrably untrue'
Discussion: The Corner and Reason Magazine
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Ex-Investigator Details Iraqi Corruption
Thomas Fuller / New York Times:
Myanmar Leader Willing to Meet Opponent
Discussion: NION
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Labels Win Suit Against Song Sharer
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The Line: Retirement Headaches for House GOP
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Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Hoyer-led Dems to Cave Again on FISA
Jane Lampman / Christian Science Monitor:
ARE U.S. TROOPS BEING FORCE-FED CHRISTIANITY?
Warner Todd Huston / NewsBusters.org:
AP: No Mention of Party for So.  Dakota Democrat Accused of Sexual Misconduct
Cary Tennis / Salon:
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