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6:00 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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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: Redstate and Say Anything
Washington Post:
House Fails to Overturn Bush Veto on Children's Health Insurance
Discussion: Daily Kos
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 …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Open Left
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Come On, Dodd Mania  —  When I was Chris Dodd's guest on Air America last week, I asked him if he'd be willing to filibuster the FISA bill that is making its way through the Senate if it granted retroactive immunity to criminals in the telecom industry.  He said it might well come to that.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
AT&T, other telecoms, buy victory in lawsuits
MSNBC:
Twin blasts strike near Bhutto  —  Ex-prime minister unhurt, up to 45 others killed, 100 injured  —  Flames burn in the center of Karachi after two explosions strike near a procession carrying former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who returned to Pakistan Thursday after eight years of self-imposed exile.
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Michelle Malkin:
Bloody (un)welcome: Assassination attempt on Bhutto
Discussion: Sky News
CNN:
Dozens killed in blasts near Bhutto's convoy
Discussion: Human Voices
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Richardson: Pakistan's Musharraf deserves no help
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
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.
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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
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Townhall.com:
Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz takes a hard look at network news.  —  HH: Special conversation ahead.  They are in your life, whether you like it or not.  They are the anchors, the people for who for the big three networks every night, Monday through Friday …
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Matt / Think Progress:   Hewitt's ideological double standard for journalists.
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
DANIEL HENNINGER ON THE POLITICS OF IRAQ: "Arguably it is the proper role of politics to intervene, to question.  But during Vietnam and again now, we haven't been able to avoid simultaneously putting troops on the battlefield while fighting bitterly amongst ourselves at home for the length of the war.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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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
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.
Jennifer Parker / Political Punch:
Yee-haw  —  So later this month, according to THIS INVITATION, the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, is holding a "Rural Americans for Hillary" lunch and campaign briefing at the end of this month....  ..but she's holding it in Washington, DC....  ...at a lobbying firm...
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.
Henry K. Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Supporters, protesters wage a war of words over Berkeley recruiting station  —  (10-17) 14:38 PDT Berkeley — Dozens of flag-waving military supporters squared off boisterously with peace activists Wednesday in the first major showdown over a U.S. Marine Corps recruiting station that until recently …
 
 
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Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Experience — Sen. Clinton says she has 35 years of it
CNN Political Ticker:
Clinton blasted over 'hippie museum'
Discussion: Hot Air
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Lawmakers blast DHS for building border fence with Chinese steel
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Polling Shows Increased Support for Surge
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Murdoch has drastic plans for WSJ
Discussion: Wake up America
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Painter Presses His Cause on Canvas
Syed Saleem Shahzad / Asia Times:
Pakistan plans all-out war on militants
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Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Pete Stark Resorts to Personal Attacks Again
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Libby Quaid / Associated Press:
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Lisa Lerer / The Politico:
Rangel launches tax war
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Hot Air
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