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Caitlin Taylor / The Note:
Pelosi: CIA Lied to Me  —  ABC News' Rick Klein reports:  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today accused intelligence officials of giving her “inaccurate and incomplete information” on the use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics by the Bush administration …
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Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Congress and Waterboarding  —  Nancy Pelosi was an accomplice to ‘torture.’  —  Someone important appears not to be telling the truth about her knowledge of the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs).  That someone is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Discussion: Hot Air and Moe Lane
Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
Pelosi: Bush briefers lied to me  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Bush administration intelligence officials “misled” her by saying they weren't using waterboarding on terror detainees during a Sept. 2002 briefing — months after they had actually begun waterboarding Abu Zubaydah.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Pelosi Fuels Fire on Interrogations
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Nancy Pelosi: CIA lied; Boehner: Who?
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Pelosi Accuses CIA Of Lying
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
As Cheney Seizes the Spotlight, Many Republicans Wince  —  As vice president, Richard B. Cheney famously spent much of the past eight years in undisclosed locations and offering private advice to President George W. Bush.  But past was not prologue.  —  Today Cheney is the most visible …
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Alexander Mooney / CNN:
McCain mom takes swipe at Limbaugh  —  (CNN) — The always-outspoken Roberta McCain — mother of Sen. John McCain — took a swipe at Rush Limbaugh Wednesday, saying the popular conservative radio host “does not represent the Republican Party that I belong to”.
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Rep. Shadegg Dismisses Rush Limbaugh As Just ‘A Television Personality’
Jason / The Tolbert Report:
Sen. Kim Hendren: Without a Teleprompter!  —  The talk in conservative circles this week has been about Sen. Kim Hendren's appearance last week at the Pulaski County Republican Committee meeting.  Several Republicans on hand were live twittering the event which quickly spread the word that Sen. Hendren was …
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Josh Kraushaar / Scorecard's Blog:   A walking gaffe machine in Arkansas
Gary Fields / Wall Street Journal:
White House Czar Calls for End to ‘War on Drugs’  —  Kerlikowske Says Analogy Is Counterproductive; Shift Aligns With Administration Preference for Treatment Over Incarceration  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's new drug czar says he wants to banish the idea that the U.S. is fighting …
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Jacob Sullum / Reason:
Drug Czar Calls for End to War on Drugs
Discussion: Cato @ Liberty
Steve Clemons / The Washington Note:
The Truth About Richard Bruce Cheney  —  This is a guest post exclusive to The Washington Note by Col. Lawrence B. Wilkerson, who is former chief of staff of the Department of State during the term of Secretary of State Colin Powell.  Lawrence Wilkerson is also Pamela Harriman Visiting Professor at the College of William & Mary.
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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
CIA Rejects Cheney Request For Torture Results Memos
Discussion: The Plank
Teddy Davis / The Note:
Palin Ties Miss California to Obama & Clinton  —  ABC News' Teddy Davis reports:  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) issued a statement Wednesday ginning up conservatives — and creating discomfort for liberals — by pointing out that Miss California Carrie Prejean, President Barack Obama …
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Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Scouts Train to Fight Terrorists, and More  —  IMPERIAL, Calif. — Ten minutes into arrant mayhem in this town near the Mexican border, and the gunman, a disgruntled Iraq war veteran, has already taken out two people, one slumped in his desk, the other covered in blood on the floor.
Richard Dunham / Texas on the Potomac:
Cornyn expects Hutchison resignation “this fall sometime”  —  Texas Sen. John Cornyn is the state's junior senator — and he wants to remain the junior senator for a couple more years.  —  But that doesn't seem likely.  Senior Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is preparing to run for governor …
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
The Obama Administration's Economic Lawlessness  —  Anyone, said T.S. Eliot, could carve a goose, were it not for the bones.  And anyone could govern as boldly as his whims decreed, were it not for the skeletal structure that keeps civil society civil — the rule of law.  The Obama administration is bold.
Elliot Blair Smith / Bloomberg:
Paulson Told Bankers to Take U.S. Taxpayer Aid or Be ‘Exposed’  —  Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, saying nine U.S. banks were “central to any solution” of the credit crisis, told their leaders to take government aid or be forced to by regulators, according to a memo prepared for an October meeting.
Discussion: Debbie Schlussel
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John / Power Line:
Documents Confirm Treasury Bullied Banks
Discussion: Judicial Watch
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TwinCities.com:
FBI inquiry on Coleman reportedly expanding  —  Source says agents questioning people about suit purchases  —  FBI agents in Minnesota have begun asking questions about the relationship between former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman and a close friend and donor, according to a Minnesota source to whom the agents talked.
Discussion: Wonkette and TPMDC
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The Huffington Post:
FBI Investigating Coleman In Minnesota
Jonathan Amos / BBC:
Ancient man sculpts a grotesque vision of the female form  —  A grotesque carving in mammoth ivory is arguably the world's oldest depiction of a human figure, scientists say.  —  The distorted sculpture, which portrays a woman with huge breasts, big buttocks and exaggerated genitals, is thought to be at least 35,000 years old.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Elizabeth Edwards's Interview Rules: Don't Mention Rielle Hunter by Name  —  Elizabeth Edwards has been willing to talk about most anything in interviews about her new memoir that details her husband John's affair, but only under one condition: Interviewers must agree not to mention the name …
Bob Sullivan / MSNBC:
College grad: 'I wish I'd gone to prison instead'  —  Hernan Castillo is treading water, trying to survive under the weight of $5,200 in credit card debt and $30,000 in student loans.  He's making payments on time, but the Orange County, Calif., resident sees little hope for getting …
Discussion: Associated Press and Joanne Jacobs
Associated Press:
Specter raises hopes for deal on major labor bill  —  WASHINGTON - Sen. Arlen Specter said Thursday the “prospects are pretty good” for a compromise on legislation making it easier for workers to form unions.  —  Specter had come out against the bill in March, disappointing labor leaders.
 
 
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