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12:55 PM ET, October 13, 2007

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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Sanchez' Message  —  It seems that half of the message retired General Richard Sanchez intended to deliver missed the cut at most newsrooms, and with most bloggers.  Typical among the reports of his blistering oration is the front-page treatment given by the Washington Post's Josh White …
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
A TREE FALLS IN THE FOREST  —  If the Bush administration gets attacked, the press will report it.  But what if someone attacks the press?  If the attack goes unreported, did it ever really happen?  —  Today General Ricardo Sanchez gave a speech to the Military Reporters and Editors' annual conference …
Stars & Stripes:
Sanchez, former U.S. commander in Iraq, calls war 'a nightmare with no end in sight'  —  ARLINGTON, Va. - The former top commander of U.S. troops in Iraq slammed the handling of the war and gave a bleak assessment of the current situation in Iraq.  —  "There is no question that America …
DrewM / minx.cc:
The Deciders Have Decided, Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez (US Army, Ret) About to Become Darling of the Left  —  General Sanchez covered a lot of ground in his recent talk to military affairs reporters, from media-military relations, the political climate in the US and what that means to the fight …
David S. Cloud / New York Times:
Former Top General in Iraq Faults Bush Administration
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
The Trivial Pursuit  —  Yesterday began with the gratifying news that Al Gore, derided by George H.W. Bush as the "Ozone Man," had won the Nobel Peace Prize.  —  The first thing media types wanted to know was whether this would prompt Mr. Gore to elbow his way into the presidential campaign.
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Bjorn Lomborg / Boston Globe:
An inconvenient Peace Prize  —  THIS YEAR'S Nobel Peace Prize justly rewards the thousands of scientists of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  These scientists are engaged in excellent, painstaking work that establishes exactly what the world should expect from climate change.
The Corner:
Thy Will Be Done  —  Good Catholics support government-run health care, or at least the expansion of SCHIP, say some activists in Detroit—and it sure sounds like the archdiocese office is egging them on:
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Gregg Krupa / Detroit News:
Catholics target three over 'life issue'  —  They say congressmen need to support child health insurance plan; ad, e-mail campaign to start.  —  Some Catholics in Metro Detroit are organizing a media and Internet blitz against three local members of Congress, saying the representatives' stand …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Fox Sports:
Aides immunized before NASCAR race  —  LIKE THIS STORY?  —  Going to a NASCAR race?  Better get your shots.  —  That's the message Rep. Robin Hayes seems to think is being sent as a handful of congressional aides were told to get immunized before a fact-finding trip for a House Homeland Security Committee.
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Washington Post:
Former CEO Says U.S. Punished Phone Firm  —  Qwest Feared NSA Plan Was Illegal, Filing Says  —  A former Qwest Communications International executive, appealing a conviction for insider trading, has alleged that the government withdrew opportunities for contracts worth hundreds of millions …
Robert Stacy McCain / Washington Times:
S-CHIP de-Frosted  —  A Volvo SUV, a Chevy Suburban and a Ford F-250 may finally bring to an end a long and bitter flame-war between conservative and liberal bloggers over the S-CHIP veto.  Michelle Malkin explains, the blogger chorus joins in, and Don Surber sums it up in a song: … The background:
New York Post:
UNFIT TO PRINT?  —  Every major daily paper in New York took note of President Bush's deci sion to bestow the first Medal of Honor of Operation Enduring Freedom on Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy - a Long Islander who gave his life for his country and his fellow SEALs.  —  Every paper but one, that is.
Tom Brune / Newsday:
Rudy defends beleaguered Kerik  —  Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik greet supporters during the 2002 Saint Patrick's Day Parade.  —  CHARLESTON, S.C. - Rudy Giuliani on Friday offered his strongest defense yet of Bernard Kerik …
James W. Ceaser / Weekly Standard:
The Stupid Party  —  How the Democrats earned the epithet previously reserved for Republicans.  —  Twice during the past half century, the Democratic party has faced a challenge from its left wing.  In the late 1960s, it was the mass movement of the New Left that rose up to defy the party's liberal-progressive core.
Discussion: Power Line
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Cackle-Free Clinton Faces Olbermann  —  CBS News' Fernando Suarez reports:  —  Even though we're still in primary season, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has been getting plenty of criticism from her Republican rivals.  During an interview on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Thursday …
 
 
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