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2:00 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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New York Times:
Misleading Spin on Children's Health  —  Trying to justify his ideologically driven veto of a bill to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program, President Bush and his staff have fired a barrage of misinformation about this valuable program.  Before the House votes on whether …
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Bush's Veto Lies
Discussion: Left in the West
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.
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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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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CQ.com:
Democrats Want Details on Interrogation Memos  —  Top Democrats in Congress, saying Thursday they were caught off guard by new revelations about the Bush administration's harsh interrogation policies, demanded documents, planned hearings and even considered perjury investigations.
Discussion: Three Wise Men
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: Wizbang and 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.
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.
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: INSTAPUTZ
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Peggy Noonan's Open Eyes  —  I've long enjoyed Peggy Noonan's work (except for one dreadful book even she must regret writing).  I don't always agree with her, but she represents for me that brand of blue-state conservatism that came of age in the Reagan era, one that was often Catholic …
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Naomi Wolf / Firedoglake:
Blackwater: "Newly Created Thug Caste"  —  (Naomi Wolf is the author of The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot.  She has written extensively about Blackwater and joins us in the comments — jh)  —  Congress is finally asking questions of Erik Prince, the head of Blackwater …
Discussion: The Agonist
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Think Progress:
Senior U.S. Military Official Faults Blackwater In The Shooting …
Discussion: MoJoBlog and Daily Kos
White House:
President Bush Discusses the Economy and Protecting Americans From Terrorism  —  Fact Sheet: September 2007 Marks Record 49th Consecutive Month of Job Growth  —  THE PRESIDENT: I want to thank members of my economic team for coming in the Oval Office this morning to bring some good news …
Discussion: Washington Wire and Angry Bear
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.
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 and Taylor Marsh
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
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
 
 
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Dana Goldstein / American Prospect:
"WHITE MEN MATTER MOST."
Scott Horton / Harper's:
TIME Reports on the Political Prosecutions in Alabama
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Sen. Bernie Sanders / The Huffington Post:
Fair Trade  —  Costa Rica on Sunday will become the first country …
Discussion: WorkingForChange
The Atlantic Online:
Child-Haters
CNN:
Craig's decision to stay a headache for the GOP
Nina Bernstein / New York Times:
Citizens Caught Up in Immigration Raid
Jerusalem Post:
Ahmadinejad: Let Jews move their country to Europe or Alaska
Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
ET TU, BARACK?
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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
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
Chris Reed / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Drug czar: Milton Friedman's drug-war critique 'demonstrably untrue'
Discussion: The Corner and Reason Magazine
New York Times:
The Angriest Justice  —  Justice Clarence Thomas's …
Tom Bevan / Real Clear Politics:
So Far Rudy's Run Going According to Script
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