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6:05 PM ET, August 23, 2009

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Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Lieberman: 'There's No Reason' To Deal With The Uninsured Until After The Recession  —  Last week, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), the most conservative member of the so-called bipartisan “Gang of Six” working on the Senate Finance Committee's health care bill, stated that he preferred that Congress deal with reform incrementally.
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Martina Stewart / CNN:
Senator to actor: ‘Make my day’  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Democrat Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut has a simple message for Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin: bring it on.  —  Asked Sunday on CNN's State of the Union about Baldwin's recent comments that he might move to Connecticut and mount …
New York Times:
The Uninsured  —  One of the major goals of health care reform …
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Beltway consensus: the Left is to blame for health care battle  —  (update below)  —  The prevailing Beltway wisdom has now ossified that the problem with the health care debate is that those hardened Leftist ideologues cling childishly and petulantly to their little “public option” …
Discussion: Denver Post, TalkLeft and Democrats.com
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New York Post:
PEEVED OBAMA TRUMPS PATERSON'S RACE CARD  —  By FREDRIC U. DICKER in Albany and MAGGIE HABERMAN in New York  —  President Obama's aides were so furious that Gov. Paterson dragged him into a rant about racism that they sent a message sharply criticizing the governor's comments just hours after he made them, The Post has learned.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Marine goes nuclear on Democrat over ObamaCare  —  Via, er, HotAirPundit, red meat courtesy of the good folks who hijacked our last thread.  The Democrat in question is Brian “Brown Shirts” Baird, thus the pounding he takes here is extra gratifying.  Not sure I follow the Marine's point …
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Could Afghanistan Become Obama's Vietnam?  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama had not even taken office before supporters were etching his likeness onto Mount Rushmore as another Abraham Lincoln or the second coming of Franklin D. Roosevelt.  —  Yet what if they got the wrong predecessor?
Gaby Hinsliff / Guardian:
Brown faces new Megrahi questions  —  • Talks with Gaddafi six weeks ago  —  • US campaign for Scottish boycott  —  Gordon Brown faced fresh questions tonight after it emerged that he discussed with Colonel Gaddafi detailed conditions for the Lockerbie bomber's return nearly six weeks ago …
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Ruth Wedgwood / Forbes:
Releasing Al-Megrahi Bodes Ill
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
George Rush / NY Daily News:
Outed blogger blames model for ‘skank’ stink  —  Sorry seems to be the hardest word for the blogger who anonymously scorned a model as a “ho” and a “skank,” igniting a legal and media maelstrom.  —  Speaking out for the first time since a court order forced Google to reveal her identity …
Discussion: Althouse and Gothamist
Neal Gabler / Los Angeles Times:
‘Truth’ vs. ‘facts’ from America's media  —  Americans need the media to give us the truth in the healthcare debate.  —  T.S. Eliot was wrong.  August is the cruelest month.  As we head toward next month's congressional face-off on a national healthcare bill, the news media are infatuated with town hall meetings.
Gary Fields / Wall Street Journal:
Mullen: Afghanistan Is Deteriorating  —  WASHINGTON — Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, said Sunday that the situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated but the commanding general on the ground has not yet asked for more troops.  —  Speaking on CNN's “State of the Union …
Discussion: ChattahBox News Blog
Blue Texan / Firedoglake:
Paul Krugman on “This Week”: “The Argument Against the Public Option is Sheer Nonsense”  —  Really great points made here, both by Robert Reich and Paul Krugman.  —  Reich notes that alienating your base while negotiating with yourself is a losing strategy (true, unless the administration's goal …
 
 
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Amie Parnes / Politico Live's Blog:
Conrad: Congress can't pass two different health care bills
Rob Stein / Washington Post:
Swine Flu Campaign Waits on Vaccine
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Carlotta Gall / New York Times:
Intimidation and Fraud Observed in Afghan Election
Discussion: D-Day and Associated Press
CNN:
Israel hits back over Swedish organ harvesting article
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
Nia-Malika Henderson / The Politico:
Obama vacations where the elite meet
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
A Cul-de-Sac of Lost Dreams, and New Ones
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Virginia Governor's Race Seen as Crucial to Timothy M. Kaine's Political Future
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Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
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