Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
Obama: Tax more income for Soc Sec — WASHINGTON - Democrat Barack Obama said Sunday that if elected he will push to increase the amount of income that is taxed to provide monthly Social Security benefits. — Obama and other Democratic presidential candidates previously have signaled support for this idea.
Discussion: Say Anything, Viking Pundit, Middle Earth Journal, Macsmind, UrbanGrounds, theneweditor.com and A Tiny Revolution
Ron Beasley / Middle Earth Journal: Tim Russert doesn't vote in Iowa
Macranger / Macsmind: Tax, Tax, Tax - The Democrat platform of removing what is OURS and making it THEIRS
Jonathan Schwarz / A Tiny Revolution: Barack Obama, You Are A Moron
'Meet the Press' transcript for Nov. 11, 2007 — Barack Obama — MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday, our Meet the Candidates 2008 series continues. An exclusive interview with Democrat Barack Obama. He was elected United States senator in 2004 and served in the Illinois state senate for eight years prior.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Althouse, TalkLeft, The Stump and Los Angeles Times
Dave Johnson / The Huffington Post: Senator Obama, Please Stop Echoing Right-Wing Lies About Social Security!
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft: Obama on MTP: The Third Rail
Michael Crowley / The Stump: Easier Said Than Done
Scott Martelle / Los Angeles Times: Can't get enough of Barack Obama?
Media Matters for America:
Russert misleadingly cropped Obama comment to claim he wasn't "firmly wedded against the war" … During his November 11 Meet the Press interview with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (IL) on NBC's Meet the Press, host Tim Russert asserted that "critics will say you've …
Discussion: Angry Bear
Why, Barack, why? — The great Social Security debate of 2005 was a seminal moment for American progressives. Conventional fiscal wisdom in the Beltway was that the aging population is THE big problem — when the truth is that grim long-run fiscal projections mainly reflect projected health care costs.
Discussion: The American Street
Martin Kady II / The Politico: McCain talks big on seven-candidate Sunday
Pamela Hess / Associated Press:
Intel official: Expect less privacy — WASHINGTON - As Congress debates new rules for government eavesdropping, a top intelligence official says it is time that people in the United States changed their definition of privacy. — Privacy no longer can mean anonymity, says Donald Kerr …
Daniel Solove / Concurring Opinions: The New FISA Amendments and Immunity for Telecommications Companies
Libby Spencer / The Impolitic: Defining privacy down
Kevin Hayden / The American Street: If you talk about your dog online, the government gets to wiretap your 1-900 calls
Cernig / The Newshoggers: Trust Us, We're Big Brother
Chuck Keller / TPMCafe blogs: New Definitions For America — 2 of 2 people recommend this blog entry.
Dr. Steven Taylor / PoliBlog (TM): Deputy Director of National Intelligence to the People of the US …
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog: Intel official: Say goodbye to privacy
Glenn Greenwald / Salon: Dianne Feinstein — Bush's key ally in the Senate — to support telecom amnesty
James Kilner / Reuters:
Top U.S. official backs Georgia's embattled leader — The top U.S. official for the Caucasus praised Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Sunday for his leadership over the last 4 years, but suggested he lift a state of emergency and restore an independent media.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Publius Pundit
Swaraaj Chauhan / The Moderate Voice: Georgia Now! Will There Be An 'Emergency' in the USA Next?
Kim Zigfeld / Publius Pundit: Attaboy, Dubya!
Elizabeth Benjamin / The Daily Politics:
FORMER CONTROVERSIAL CONGRESSMAN CHARGED WITH DWI — DN Capitol Bureau Chief Joe Mahoney reports: — Former Rep. John Sweeney was charged with aggravated DWI when he was pulled over by State Police early this morning on the Northway with a 23-year-old woman in his car, police told the Daily News.
Discussion: Firedoglake, DownWithTyranny!, Unqualified Offerings and the albany project
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake: More Problems for Rudy's BFFs
Phillip Anderson / the albany project: Sweeney Busted For DUI
Armitage on the Leak — Richard Armitage appeared on CNN today, discussing Pakistan but also addressing his role as the original leaker in the CIA leak affair. He took the blame for leaking Valerie Plame Wilson's identity, but he also gave us a bit more evidence to show that …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Late Edition: Armitage on Leaking Plame's Identity and Smart Power
Late Edition: Armitage on Leaking Plame's Identity and Smart Power
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Libby Spencer / The Newshoggers: Armitage speaks - who will listen?
The Atlantic Online:
Journalism as Sadism — Garance Franke-Ruta reports from Iowa on the Village's field trip: "The joke last night at the Hotel Fort Des Moines bar is that the last thing you want to do the morning after a potentially-momentum generating speech is go on Meet the Press with Tim Russert, because he's such a tough questioner."
Discussion: Washington Monthly and theGarance.com
Innocent mistakes — So there's a campaign on to exonerate Ronald Reagan from the charge that he deliberately made use of Nixon's Southern strategy. When he went to Philadelphia, Mississippi, in 1980, the town where the civil rights workers had been murdered, and declared that …
Discussion: slacktivist, BitsBlog, The Sideshow, Liberty Street, Ezra Klein, The Carpetbagger Report, Brendan Nyhan, The Atlantic Online and bustardblog
Bithead / BitsBlog: Poor Paul Krugman...
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report: Krugman 1, Brooks 0 — It's rather unusual for high-profile columnists …
Bbbustard / bustardblog: REAGAN AND RACE REDUX.
Jamiecnn / CNN Political Ticker:
Former president parachutes into library re-opening — COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Former Prsident George H.W. Bush celebrated the grand reopening of his presidential museum on Saturday with a surprise skydive. — It was the former president's sixth skydive and his first since 2004, when he jumped to celebrate his 80th birthday.
Kim Priestap / Wizbang: Former President Bush Skydives Again
San Francisco Chronicle:
Official oil cleanup ramps up, frustrated volunteers turned away — (11-10) 16:02 PST SAN FRANCISCO — Emergency officials more than doubled the number of ships and cleanup workers attacking the massive oil spill throughout the Bay Area - while hundreds of frustrated citizens who tried …
Discussion: The Newshoggers, Firedoglake and Cliff Schecter
Libby Spencer / The Newshoggers: Disaster relief disastrous
TeddySanFran / Firedoglake: Thanks, but No Thanks — I considered attending the …
Lauren Frayer / Boston Globe:
Al Qaeda fighters, ex-insurgents clash — 18 killed in battle north of Baghdad — Members of an armed group of local residents passed US soldiers in Baghdad's mostly Sunni Azamiyah neighborhood. Such residents helped US and Iraqi forces patrol the streets yesterday. (Khalid Mohammed/associated press)
Discussion: Flopping Aces, Wake up America, Macsmind and The Sundries Shack
Macranger / Macsmind: Ex-Insurgents lead the fight against Al Qaeda
White House frustrated with Brown over Iran — By Tim Shipman in Washington and Philip Sherwell in New York — The Bush administration is losing patience with Gordon Brown over Iran, with senior American diplomats frustrated by his reluctance to declare bluntly that the Islamic state must never be allowed nuclear weapons.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and The Carpetbagger Report
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report: Bush wonders where his poodle went
Elizabeth L. Robbins / Washington Post:
Gifts of Thanks for the Troops — BAGHDAD — As the veterans of World War II pass too quickly into history, their ranks are being replaced by a new "greatest generation." The war on terrorism is creating veterans at a rate not seen in decades. — Yet the military is much smaller …
Discussion: Instapundit.com, Angry Bear, Blue Crab Boulevard and The BIDINOTTO BLOG
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com: THANKS FOR THE TROOPS: … Read the whole thing, and note …
Cactus / Angry Bear: CoRev on Supporting the Troops