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10:40 AM ET, October 24, 2007

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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Chris Dodd's leadership vs. Clinton and Obama's game playing  —  (updated below)  —  Chris Dodd appeared yesterday for a speech and Q&A session sponsored by FireDogLake regarding his commitment to doing everything possible to prevent telecom amnesty.  It can be viewed in its entirety here.
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Atrios / Eschaton:
Senatorial Mush  —  Chris Dodd has put out a simple position: he'll do what's in his power to stop any bill which gives telecom companies retroactive immunity for their Bush administration sanctioned law breaking.  In contrast, Obama and Clinton have put out mush.  —  Greenwald:
Discussion: Firedoglake
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Hillary Says She Would Support Filibuster Of Intel Committee's Telecom Immunity Bill  —  At a press availability in Colorado a little while ago, Hillary commented on the Senate FISA bill and said that she would support a filibuster of the current legislation that's just emerged …
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Romney's Slip of Tongue Blurs Osama and Obama  —  Senator Barack Obama rallying a global terror movement?  Mitt Romney might have still been a bit bleary-eyed on Tuesday morning when he twice confused Mr. Obama with Osama bin Laden when referring to the latter's new recorded message for jihadists to fight in Iraq.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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David Lightman / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Bush is the biggest spender since LBJ  —  WASHINGTON — George W. Bush, despite all his recent bravado about being an apostle of small government and budget-slashing, is the biggest spending president since Lyndon B. Johnson.  In fact, he's arguably an even bigger spender than LBJ.
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David Lightman / Chicago Tribune:   Bush biggest spender since LBJ
Los Angeles Times:
Clinton's White House years become a boon  —  Democratic voters are looking favorably on her experience as first lady, even on her failed healthcare effort, a poll finds.  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has neutralized the political fallout from some of the most difficult moments …
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The Corner:
Perchance to DREAM  —  In anticipation of today's cloture vote, DREAM Act supporters have been telling people that the measure would give amnesty to only 60,000 illegal aliens a year; see this, for instance, from the Daily Kos.  But even their own think tank disagrees …
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Telegraph:
Sept 11 'not that terrible' says Doris Lessing  —  Doris Lessing, the Nobel Prize-winning British author, has called the attacks on New York on Sept 11, 2001, "not that terrible", compared to the campaign of terror waged by the IRA in the UK.  —  Lessing, 88, who won the Nobel Prize …
Discussion: normblog
The Raw Story:
New book says US uses 'methods of the most tyrannical regimes'  —  More than 100,000 pages of newly released government documents demonstrate how US military interrogators "abused, tortured or killed" scores of prisoners rounded up since Sept. 11, 2001, including some who were not even suspected …
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
As Campaigns Chafe at Limits, Donors Might Be in Diapers  —  Elrick Williams's toddler niece Carlyn may be one of the youngest contributors to this year's presidential campaign.  The 2-year-old gave $2,300 to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).  —  So did her sister and brother, Imara, 13 …
Craig Franklin / Christian Science Monitor:
MEDIA MYTHS ABOUT THE JENA 6  —  A local journalist tells the story you haven't heard.  —  Republish  —  JENA, LA. - By now, almost everyone in America has heard of Jena, La., because they've all heard the story of the "Jena 6."  White students hanging nooses barely punished …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Children's Health Yields to the Senators From Pork  —  The United States Senate yesterday was confronted with a stark choice: health care for children, or pet projects for lawmakers' home states.  —  The final tally?  —  Pet Projects 68, Kids 26.  —  In truth, the children never had a chance.
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Remember Iraq  —  Boy, am I glad we finally got out of Iraq.  It was so painful waking up every morning and reading the news from there.  It's just such a relief to have it out of mind and behind us.  —  Huh?  Say what?  You say we're still there?  But how could that be — nobody in Washington is talking about it anymore?
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Targeting the neglected white male  —  Which of these statements are racist?  Which are sexist?  Or which are merely political?  —  "We can't make John black; we can't make him a woman.  Those things get you a lot of press, worth a certain amount of fundraising dollars," says Elizabeth Edwards.
Discussion: The Swamp and The American Street
Duane R. Patterson / Townhall.com:
Harry Reid Blames California Wildfires On Global Warming...Before He Denies He Said It.  —  After a closed door policy meeting with other Senate Democrats, Majority Leader and utter buffoon Hary Reid of Nevada took to the microphones just outside the floor of the United States Senate, and fielded questions.
zombietime:
Nonie Darwish at Berkeley  —  during Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week … The online nicknames of the seven "citizen journalists" are: bbuck, Chicken Kiev, Dan K., Luvpotion v.9.0, Marwan's Daughter, neocon hippie, and Temmy. … "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" is a nationwide series of lectures …
New York Times:
Tilting the Scales of Justice  —  Every time we take a look at the United States attorney scandal, more evidence emerges that Alberto Gonzales politicized the Justice Department to the point where it sometimes seems like a branch of the Republican National Committee.
Discussion: Norwegianity and At-Largely
 
 
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Jonathan Turley / Los Angeles Times:
Mukasey's confirmation: a vote about torture
Discussion: The Reaction
New York Times:
Use of Contractors by State Dept. Has Soared
Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: The Newshoggers
H. Josef Hebert / Associated Press:
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
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USA Today:
Iraq and Afghanistan wars may total $2.4 trillion
Ginger Thompson / New York Times:
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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
The EU Commission fines Apple €1.8B for stifling competition from rival music streaming services, the EU's third-largest antitrust fine; Apple plans to appeal

Daniel Thomas / Financial Times:
Filing: GB News owner All Perspectives has been forced to provide a further £41M in funding to cover operating costs, and is now owed £83.8M by GB News

Lucas Manfredi / The Wrap:
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