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3:05 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 …
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 …
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
SANCHEZ AND THE PRESS....Matt Yglesias takes note of former Lt. Gen. Rick Sanchez's Friday blast at everyone but himself over our failure in Iraq, but then says: … Actually, not quite.  It's true that Sanchez didn't pretend that things are going well in Iraq, but he actually spent the entire …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and TBogg
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.
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.
Jonathan Chait / Los Angeles Times:
Al Gore: the anti-Bush
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Al Gore wins - and this time, no one can take it away from him
Discussion: Washington Post and AMERICAblog
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 …
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:
Gregg Krupa / Detroit News:
Catholics target three over 'life issue'
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Ezra Klein:
Andrew Sullivan and "Honesty"  —  If Andrew Sullivan wants to compare honesty, then let's have at it.  I have never, not once, written or published anything I believed to have been untrue.  I have never, not once, allowed being "provocative" to stand in for being rigorous, or honest.  Has Sullivan?
Discussion: BitsBlog
Fox News:
Lawmakers Trade Accusations Over NASCAR Vaccinations Story  —  WASHINGTON — Going to NASCAR?  Are your inoculation records up to date?  Have you had all your shots?  —  Most fans would probably think that a homeland security emergency at a NASCAR race would take the form of a terror attack.
Chuck Simmins / America's North Shore Journal:
Spc. Rachael L. Hugo … Milwaukee Journal Sentinel … Wisconsin State Journal … Channel 3000 … Channel 3000
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
The Speech He Needs to Give  —  Giuliani and social conservatives.  —  Rudy Giuliani has a problem.  It's bigger than he imagines and could doom his presidential prospects.  The problem is his pro-choice position on abortion.  It's one he cannot finesse by simply saying he "would keep the balance exactly where it is now."
Discussion: Middle Earth Journal
Howie Klein / Firedoglake:
Blue America: Randi Scheurer Takes On Illinois Bush Dog Melissa Bean  —  [Please help us welcome this morning's guest, Randi Scheurer to FDL.  As always, stay on topic and be polite — and to quell discussion on me entirely, I live in the wrong district and it's not the right time for The Peanut …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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 …
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New York Times:
The Web, Despite Its Promise, Fails to Snare Iowa Voters
James Rowley / Bloomberg:
Durbin Balks at Demand to Give Phone Companies Wiretap Immunity
Discussion: Think Progress and Open Left
U.S. House of Representatives:
Bipartisanship on SCHIP!*
Jeff Fecke / Shakespeare's Sister:
Explainer: What's an MRA?
Katherine Mangu-Ward / Reason Magazine:
Nuclear Power: Celebrating 50 Years of Catastrophic Failure
Discussion: Ed and CNN
Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
Voting Machines Giving Florida New Headache
Investor's Business Daily:
Sharia By The Inch  —  Islamofascism: In a monumental nod …
 Earlier Items: 
Wilson Ring / Associated Press:
Firm with overses clients says feds are bugging phones, computers
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Next Hurrah
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Cackle-Free Clinton Faces Olbermann
Paul Von Zielbauer / New York Times:
U.S. Investigating Strike That Killed 15 Civilians
Discussion: neo-neocon and PrairiePundit
Tulsa World:
Revised lawsuit against ORU makes new allegations
New York Post:
UNFIT TO PRINT?  —  Every major daily paper in New York took note …
James W. Ceaser / Weekly Standard:
The Stupid Party  —  How the Democrats earned the epithet …
Discussion: Power Line
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Juan Cole:
Who Lost Turkey?  —  Turkey has been the strongest ally …