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2:00 PM ET, October 27, 2007


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Joshua Partlow / Washington Post:
'I Don't Think This Place Is Worth Another Soldier's Life'  —  BAGHDAD, Oct. 26 Their line of tan Humvees and Bradley Fighting Vehicles creeps through another Baghdad afternoon.  At this pace, an excruciating slowness, they strain to see everything, hoping the next manhole cover, the next rusted barrel, does not hide another bomb.
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
More 'phony soldiers' speak out against Iraq policy  —  A month ago, when Rush Limbaugh first blasted U.S. troops who disagree with the Bush administration's policy in Iraq as "phony soldiers," the far-right host and his eager caller also insisted that the "real" troops want to be there and support the mission.
Discussion: Think Progress
Military Times HOME:
Words spoken in funeral flag-folding draw flap  —  RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Flag-folding recitations by Memorial Honor Detail volunteers are now banned at the nation's 125 veterans graveyards because of a complaint about the ceremony at Riverside National Cemetery.
Michelle Malkin:
Flag-folding recitations now banned at national cemeteries  —  I'm getting a lot of e-mail about this maddening story in the Military Times about flag-folding recitals being banned at military funerals in national cemeteries: … Here's the banned recital:  —  Flag folds
Discussion: Wake up America
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
State Dept. To Order Diplomats To Iraq  —  As Many as 50 Positions Are Expected to Be Open  —  The State Department will order as many as 50 U.S. diplomats to take posts in Iraq next year because of expected shortfalls in filling openings there, the first such large-scale forced assignment since the Vietnam War.
Jerusalem Post:
Rice confers with Carter and Clinton
Discussion: Power Line and Israel Matzav
Associated Press:   Iraq service to be imposed on diplomats
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
US to order diplomats to serve in Iraq
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM) and Preemptive Karma
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
FEMA Official Apologizes for Staged Briefing With Fake Reporters  —  The Federal Emergency Management Agency's No. 2 official apologized yesterday for leading a staged news conference Tuesday in which FEMA employees posed as reporters while real reporters listened on a telephone conference line and were barred from asking questions.
Desmond Butler / Associated Press:
Dutch lawmakers offended by Rep. Lantos  —  WASHINGTON - Dutch lawmakers who visited the Guantanamo Bay military prison this week said they were offended by a testy exchange in Washington with a senior congressional Democrat.  —  The lawmakers said that Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif. …
Daily Mail:
Facebook reveals the BBC as a liberal hotbed  —  The BBC has frequently been accused of having a liberal bias.  —  But now the corporation's own staff appear to have confirmed this by revealing their political views on the networking website Facebook.  —  A survey of BBC employees …
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Strategies for Conservatives on the Web
ConservativeHome com / ConservativeHome's ToryDiary:
There are eleven times more 'liberals' at the BBC than 'conservatives'
Discussion: Biased BBC
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Malkin & Co. target Soros, hit Bush pioneers  —  The St. Petersburg Times reported this week that WellCare Health Plans, a Florida-based company that provides managed-care plans for millions of Medicare and Medicaid participants, has come under federal investigation.
Discussion: skimble and Atlas Shrugs
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
D'Oh: House Panel Screw-Up Reveals Whistleblower Email Addresses  —  Here's a whoops with a capital W.  —  This summer the House Judiciary Committee launched an effort to collect tips from would-be whistleblowers in the Justice Department.  The U.S. attorney firings scandal had shown …
Discussion: The Next Hurrah and BitsBlog
The Brussels Journal:
Are We All Nazis Now?  —  One of the greatest injustices to the victims of racism, and in particular the holocaust, is the trivialization of it.  One does not have to agree with the Dutch "Islamophobic" anti-immigration politicians Geert Wilders or Rita Verdonk, but what kind of person writes something like …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Student Paper Upsets the Edwards Camp  —  In this rough-and-tumble campaign season, the major presidential campaigns have sought to leave no charge unanswered from wherever it may come.  Even, it now seems, if the fight takes them into the realm of student journalism.
Robert Reich / Salon:
Why Democrats are afraid to raise taxes on the rich  —  New data from the Internal Revenue Service show that income inequality continues to widen.  The wealthiest 1 percent of Americans earn more than 21 percent of all income.  That's a postwar record.  The bottom 50 percent of all Americans …
Associated Press:
Dean: Bush spending favors war over kids  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean on Saturday criticized Republicans in Congress for not supporting legislation to expand a popular children's health care program.  —  "The Republican leaders have made their choice.
Discussion: Central Sanity
Media Matters for America:
"Media Matters"; by Jamison Foser  —  This week,'s political/gossip blogger Mickey Kaus wrote: … In just 21 words, Kaus managed to elevate the topics he speculates wildly about to the level of the most famous case of presidential wrongdoing in U.S. history, and to equate his …
Discussion: The Sideshow
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
The Mitt-Brownback spat carries on  —  Sam Brownback may be out of the race, but his very public dangling of an endorsement for Rudy is angering at least one prominent Romney backer.  To set the stage: These two camps, Brownback and Romney, are not fond of each other and did battle …
Discussion: CNA Daily News and National Review
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Bopp, Top Social Conservative Supporter Of Romney, Lashes …
Discussion: MyDD
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California Wildfire Response Compared to Katrina; U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iran
Henri J. Barkey / Washington Post:
A Missed Moment In Iraq
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Hillary's Mississippi comments
Richard Alleyne / Telegraph:
Man who had sex with bike in court
Discussion: Slog and Bookworm Room
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama fundraiser defects to Clinton
Catherine McMillan / Pajamas Media:
Mark Lasswell / Opinion Journal:
Lone Survivor  —  On Monday Lt. Michael Murphy was posthumously awarded …
Clif / Outside The Tent:
N-Pod-Tism  —  Frankly we wouldn't normally give a damn who's …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
 Earlier Items: 
Paul Sims / Daily Mail:
Muslim prisoners sue for millions after they were offered ham sandwiches for Ramadan
Discussion: Hot Air
Obama Explains Why He's the Best Candidate for LGBT Americans
National Review Online:
McCarthy: Waterboarding and Torture
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Democrats Plan a Shorter Workweek
USS Cole bomber released from jail
Niall Firth / Daily Mail:
Human race will 'split into two different species'