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7:55 PM ET, October 18, 2007

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New York Times:
House Fails to Override Child Health Bill Veto  —  Supporters of a bill to provide health insurance for 10 million children failed this afternoon, as expected, to muster enough support in the House to override President Bush's veto.  —  The vote to override the veto was 273 to 156 …
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Michelle Malkin:
House showdown: The S-CHIP veto override vote; Update: Crazy Pete Stark accuses President Bush of blowing Iraqis and American troops up "for his amusement;" Update: 1:15pm Eastern Veto override fails;Update: MSM ignores Stark remarks  —  Update 3:20pm Eastern.  See my new post on Pete StarkRavingMad.
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
BREAKING: Pelosi working on Bush Impeachment?  (UPDATED)  —  Via Richard M, who attended a meeting of anti-war activists in Los Angeles on Sunday: … Sadly, each of these explanations seems equally plausible.  Which — equally sadly — speaks volumes about today's Congressional Democrats.
Discussion: BitsBlog, Say Anything, Redstate and Hot Air
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Exclusive: Senator Chris Dodd Will Put A Hold On Telecom Immunity Bill  —  Senator Chris Dodd plans to put a hold on the Senate FISA renewal bill because it reportedly grants retroactive immunity to telephone companies for any role they played in the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program, Election Central has learned.
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Manu Raju / The Hill:
Leahy: Intel panel about to 'cave' on surveillance  —  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Thursday condemned Intelligence Committee Democrats for brokering a deal with the White House that would provide retroactive immunity for telephone companies that assisted …
MSNBC:
Blasts aimed at Bhutto kill more than 100  —  Ex-prime minister not hurt, but at least 115 others killed, 248 injured  —  DEVELOPING STORY  —  KARACHI, Pakistan - A suicide bombing in a crowd welcoming former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto killed at least 115 people Thursday night …
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CNN:
Bomber kills more than 100 near Bhutto convoy  —  KARACHI, Pakistan (CNN) — Two explosions killed at least 110 people and injured at least 200 Thursday night near a motorcade carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who returned to the country earlier in the day after eight years …
Michelle Malkin:
Bloody (un)welcome: Assassination attempt on Bhutto
Discussion: Associated Press and Sky News
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
Mukasey: President Can Break Some Laws  —  While Mukasey doesn't think there's an inherent presidential right to torture — which he said is explicitly prohibited by the Constitution — that's not to say he doesn't take a broad interpretation of the president's Article II authority.
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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Is Waterboarding Torture?  Mukasey: Yes, if It's Torture  —  Mukasey has firmly established that he's against torture — yesterday he even compared it to the Holocaust (see also here).  —  But what exactly does that mean?  Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) asked Mukasey if he thought waterboarding was Constitutional.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Houston Chronicle:
Paul, Obama draw support from military voters  —  WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, the congressman from the Houston area who opposes the Iraq war, has gotten more contributions than any other White House contender from donors identified as affiliated with the military.
Sadly, No!:
Wingnuttery  —  Keep it up, GOP.  Please, please, please keep acting crazy.  —  For those with bad eyes, Mr. King has created a chart claiming the S-CHIP really stands for "Socialized Clinton-style Hillarycare for Illegals and their Parents."  —  Guys, you've done outdone yerselves on this one.
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Amanda / Think Progress:
Rep. King's new name for SCHIP.
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Rush Limbaugh eBay Auction, Anti-Conservative Smear Campaign  —  SMASHING EXPECTATIONS  —  Reid Smear Letter Bidding Reaches Shocking Level  —  *** FLASH - $851,000!  When bidding reached $10,000, we were amazed.  And when it ratcheted up to $45,000, many were astounded.
The Corner:
Aztlan North  —  Incidentally, while hobnobbing with those Midwesterners at Storm Lake, Iowa—their surnames mostly taken from the Stockholm, Oslo, and Berlin phone books—I heard a couple of times the remark that in this little corner of rural Iowa, the student body in the schools is half Hispanic.
Discussion: MoJoBlog and Vox Popoli
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CNN Political Ticker:
Clinton blasted over 'hippie museum'  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hippies used to say if you remember Woodstock, you weren't really there.  Republicans say presidential contender Hillary Clinton can forget about getting $1 million in taxpayer funds for a Woodstock museum.
Ideas Primary:
ENDING THE STALEMATE ON IRAQ  —  President Bush's approval rating is in the low 30s.  Congress's is even lower.  Voters want a new strategy in Iraq, and they are clearly disgusted at the inability of the President and Congress to agree on one.  —  The logjam in Congress on the most pressing issue …
Multi-National Force:
72-year-old concerned citizen takes down suicide bomber  —  Multi-National Corps - Iraq  —  Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory  —  APO AE 09342  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  RELEASE No. 20071018-04  —  72-year-old concerned citizen takes down suicide bomber  —  2nd BCT, 3rd Inf.  Div.
Discussion: Gates of Vienna and Gateway Pundit
 
 
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