Richardson Probe ‘Was Killed in Washington’ — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former high-ranking members of his administration won't be criminally charged in a federal investigation into pay-to-play allegations. — SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former high-ranking members …
Discussion: Hot Air, Townhall.com, Ben Smith's Blog, Michelle Malkin, Bloomberg, New Mexico Independent, Don Surber and ChattahBox News Blog
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: DoJ drops investigation of Richardson
Meredith Jessup / Townhall.com: Another Obama Ally Off-the-Hook
Heath Haussamen / New Mexico Independent: AP: Bill Richardson won't be charged in GRIPgate probe UPDATED
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Andrew Breitbart Unleashes A Torrent Of Invective Against Sen. Ted Kennedy's Legacy On Twitter — Early this morning, news broke that Sen. Ted Kennedy had passed away after serving in the U.S. Senate for nearly 50 years. Soon after, conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart began …
Discussion: The Huffington Post, The Washington Independent, Whiskey Fire, Lawyers, Guns and Money, The Daily Dish, Political Byline, The Politico, The Reaction, Clive Crook, Center for American Progress, Taylor Marsh, Media Decoder, American Power, Runnin' Scared, US Senator Orrin Hatch, The Anchoress, Balloon Juice, The Moderate Voice, Riehl World View, The Political Carnival and Gateway Pundit
David Weigel / The Washington Independent: Remember Chappaquiddick! — I didn't pay too much attention yesterday …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: Euphemizing The Eulogy
Michael Calderone / The Politico: Not all Kennedy critics hold fire
Michael J.W. Stickings / The Reaction: Ted Kennedy and the day that was — I'm currently working …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: Networks Schedule Tributes to Kennedy
Donald Douglas / American Power: Wellstoning Ted Kennedy: Democrats ‘Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste’
DougJ / Balloon Juice: Stay classy, Big Hollywood
Kathy Kattenburg / The Moderate Voice: Some Conservative Reaction to Ted Kennedy's Passing
GottaLaff / The Political Carnival: Andrew Breitbart: “Kennedy was a special pile of human excrement”
Kennedy's legacy shapes Obama's path — Through two years of wearying campaigning, defeats and victories, the cool, disciplined Sen. Barack Obama rarely was overcome by emotion. Once was on the eve of the election, when his grandmother died. — The other time, a close aide recalled, was when Sen. Ted Kennedy endorsed him.
Discussion: The Note, Bloomberg, ABCNEWS, Washington Post and Riehl World View
Albert R. Hunt / Bloomberg: Ted Kennedy Forged Legacy With Joyful Magic: Albert R. Hunt
Rick Klein / ABCNEWS: Kennedy's Death to Spark Senate Scramble
Ben Pershing / Washington Post: After Mourning, Debates on Succession and Health Care
Teddy Davis / ABCNEWS:
‘Win One for Teddy,’ Say Dems Pushing for Health Reform — Key Question Is Whether Kennedy's Death Can Rally Fellow Democrats — Democrats are hoping that the memory of Sen. Ted Kennedy will revive the Democratic Party's flagging push for health care reform. — “You've heard of ‘win one for the Gipper’?
Discussion: The Politico, New York Times, Washington Post, The Note, Right Wing News, San Francisco Chronicle, McClatchy Washington Bureau, Los Angeles Times, Moonbattery, The Strata-Sphere, TalkLeft, The Corner on National …, NY Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Townhall.com, THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS, HotAirPundit, USA Today, FishBowlDC and Gateway Pundit
Patrick Gavin / The Politico: In book sales, Obama's the new Oprah
Mark Leibovich / New York Times: After Diagnosis, Determined to Make a ‘Good Ending’
Shailagh Murray / Washington Post: Both Parties Mourn Loss of Kennedy in Reform Negotiations
Joe Garofoli / San Francisco Chronicle: Kennedy's death may rally Dems on health care
Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times: Sen. Kennedy's death leaves a void that won't be filled
Van Helsing / Moonbattery: Matthews Milks Chappaquiddick Ted's Death
Jeralyn / TalkLeft: Ted Kennedy's Final Days
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner on National …: An Unfortunate Reference — By: Victor Davis Hanson
Michael Saul / NY Daily News: Teary Biden: Never see the likes of Teddy again
Carol Platt Liebau / Townhall.com: A Test of Ted Kennedy's Strength?
John Fritze / USA Today: Senate tenure marked by compromise
Matt Dornic / FishBowlDC: Kennedy Coverage — Network specials and coverage …
Mark Schmitt / American Prospect:
Ted Kennedy: Master of Opportunity
Ted Kennedy: Master of Opportunity
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias: Ted Kennedy: Getting Things Done
Josh Kraushaar / The Politico:
Pols eye once-in-a-generation opening — The death of Democratic titan Sen. Ted Kennedy, which creates the first Senate opening in Massachusetts in 25 years, is likely to release the pent-up ambitions of a long line of Democrats who will find the upcoming special election hard to pass up.
Discussion: Scorecard's Blog, Time, Boston Globe, Open Congress, Top Stories from CQ and The Page
Josh Kraushaar / Scorecard's Blog: Coakley making cable rounds
Michael Grunwald / Time: Ted Kennedy Senate Succession: Preparing for a Scramble
Frank Phillips / Boston Globe: Patrick backs push to appoint successor
Donny Shaw / Open Congress: Morning Kennedy Roundup
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
ROMNEY FOR SENATE?.... Whether Massachusetts law is changed or not, the state will host a special election in January to fill the vacancy left by Sen. Edward Kennedy. It's likely that Massachusetts will elect a Democrat, but it's also likely that Republicans will at least field a candidate.
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight, The Corner on National …, US News and Outside The Beltway
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight: Could a Republican Win Ted Kennedy's Senate Seat?
Lisa Schiffren / The Corner on National Review Online: After Kennedy . . . Romney? — By: Lisa Schiffren
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Steele Confused, Overwhelmed By NPR Interview: 'Now Wait A Minute. Hold up. ... You're Trying To Be Cute.' — In an interview with Michael Steele, NPR's Steve Inskeep repeatedly asked the RNC chairman to explain why Republicans keep defending Medicare at the same time they claim …
Discussion: Washington Monthly, Talking Points Memo, Balloon Juice and Democratic Strategist
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo: NPR Slices and Dices Michael Steele
Stars & Stripes:
Files prove Pentagon is profiling reporters … WASHINGTON — Contrary to the insistence of Pentagon officials this week that they are not rating the work of reporters covering U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Stars and Stripes has obtained documents that prove that reporters' coverage is being graded as “positive,” “neutral” or “negative.”
Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog: Report: Pentagon profiling reporters
Spencer Ackerman / The Washington Independent: The Pentagon's Journalist-Vetting Program
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Paper has proof that Pentagon profiled reporters
David Axe / Danger Room: Pentagon Reporter-Screening Crisis Deepens
Democratic Health Care Bill Divulges IRS Tax Data — Posted by Declan McCullagh One of the problems with any proposed law that's over 1,000 pages long and constantly changing is that much deviltry can lie in the details. Take the Democrats' proposal to rewrite health care policy …
Discussion: Townhall.com, Riehl World View and Hot Air
Meredith Jessup / Townhall.com: Dems' Health Care Bill Divulges Personal IRS Tax Data
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: ObamaCare: Divulging tax records to health-care bureaucrats
Orin Kerr / The Volokh Conspiracy:
An Interesting Consequence of United States v. Comprehensive Drug Testing: Am I right that the Ninth Circuit's Fourth Amendment decision in United States v. Comprehensive Drug Testing has rendered every computer search warrant that has ever been obtained — and every offsite search — unconstitutional?
Discussion: Concurring Opinions
Deven Desai / Concurring Opinions: I See Code: Plain View and Computer Searches
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Court's Steroid Ruling Pumps Up Computer Privacy
Court's Steroid Ruling Pumps Up Computer Privacy
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Anchorage Daily News:
Palin won't show at fundraiser, denies accepting invitation — TONIGHT: Spokeswoman says ex-governor was never asked. — Organizers of an Anchorage event that has been billing Sarah Palin for weeks as a star speaker were left scrambling Wednesday after learning that the former governor …
Discussion: The Hill's Blog Briefing Room, Wonkette, msnbc.com, GOP 12 and The Washington Note
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room: Palin to event organizers: Wait, what invitation?
Sara K. Smith / Wonkette: Looks Like Sarah Palin Has Bagged On Yet Another Fundraiser
Mark Murray / msnbc.com: A QUICK THURSDAY NEWS ROUNDUP
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
‘Clunkers’ Generates 690,000 Sales — The federal government's month-long “Cash for Clunkers” program ended after having spent almost the entire $3 billion allotted and putting 690,114 new, more fuel-efficient cars on the road, the Transportation Department said Wednesday.
Discussion: USA Today, HotAirPundit and National Review Online
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Big winners in Cash for Clunkers: Toyota, Honda, and Nissan …
Big winners in Cash for Clunkers: Toyota, Honda, and Nissan …
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
William Teach / Stop The ACLU: Surprise! There's A Cash For Clunkers Tax
Schedule of Events: Kennedy Funeral — Tune in to ABC News and ABCNews.com for Complete Coverage. — Sen. Ted Kennedy died shortly before midnight Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass., at age 77. — Kennedy had fought a more than year-long battle with brain cancer and …
Discussion: The Swamp, Political Punch and Above the Law
Mark Silva / The Swamp: Kennedy's three-day memorial
Sarah Tobianski / Political Punch: Limbaugh Calls Democrats Health Care Plan an “Insult” to Kennedy's Memory
Wall Street Journal:
The Real CIA News — Interrogations were carefully limited, briefed on Capitol Hill, and yielded information that saved innocent lives. — Printer — Friendly — Whoever advised people to be skeptical of what they read in the papers must have had in mind this week's coverage of the documents about CIA interrogations.
Discussion: The Corner on National …, Commentary and Betsy's Page
Andy McCarthy / The Corner on National Review Online: Release the Terrorist, Investigate the CIA — By: Andy McCarthy
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary: In Case You Had Any Doubts — The Wall Street Journal editors …
Elle Macpherson Can't Counter London Gloom as Americans Flee — Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) — Andrew Wesbecher moved to London from New York in 2006 to sell software to banks and hedge funds. This month he joined the exodus of American expatriates fleeing high taxes and the city's shrinking financial industry.
Susan Duclos / Wake up America: When Will America's Mass Exodus Come?
Just A Grunt / JammieWearingFool: Another Failed Obama, er British Plan
Chris Edwards / Cato @ Liberty: British Economic Suicide
Daniel Indiviglio / The Atlantic Business Channel: Americans Return Home From London
Rebecca Smith / Telegraph:
‘Cruel and neglectful’ care of one million NHS patients exposed — One million NHS patients have been the victims of appalling care in hospitals across Britain, according to a major report released today. — In the last six years, the Patients Association claims hundreds of thousands …
Discussion: Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog, QandO and Wake up America
Hugh Hewitt / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog: So If Ted Kennedy Wanted You To Jump Off A Cliff, Would You?
Bruce McQuain / QandO: NHS “Neglectful, Demeaning, Painful ... Cruel Treatment”
David Hinckley / NY Daily News:
Ted Kennedy death gets expected coverage from cable news networks — To the casual viewer, cable news coverage of Sen. Edward Kennedy's death Wednesday lined up as neatly as the punch line in a joke about the alleged political agendas of those channels. — Starting from the safe premise …
Discussion: Michael Calderone's Blog and Washington Post
Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog: How did cable cover Kennedy?
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post: The Kennedy Farewell
Greg Hilburn / The News Star:
Landrieu says she would likely oppose government insurance option — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu told a relatively friendly overflow Monroe Chamber of Commerce crowd that she would likely oppose any government insurance option in health care reform and lobby against a proposed energy tax known as Cap and Trade.
Discussion: Weekly Standard, Wake up America, Right Wing News and TPMDC
Mary Katharine Ham / Weekly Standard: Landrieu Says She'd Likely Oppose ‘Public’ Option in Health Care Bill
Susan Duclos / Wake up America: Democratic Senator, Landrieu, Likely To Oppose Government Insurance Plan
Will Inboden / Shadow Government:
How will the Tories run UK foreign policy? — A default conversation starter in political and media circles here in London goes something like “So, what will the Conservatives actually do once they take power next June?” (the assumption being that victory is inevitable; at the least very likely).
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and OxBlog
David Adesnik / The Moderate Voice: The mystery of a “liberal Conservative” foreign policy
David Adesnik / OxBlog: THE MYSTERY OF A “LIBERAL CONSERVATIVE” FOREIGN POLICY …
The Spend-And-Borrow Economy — What's the exit strategy from the monetary and fiscal easing? — In the last few months the world economy has been saved from a near-depression. That feat has been achieved by a range of extraordinary government stimulus measures: In the U.S. and in China …
Steve Antler / EconoPundit: New business cycle speaks...
The Stimulus Is Definitely Working?! — Proponents ignore both fact and reasoning. — The bloviators of the blogosphere have been in full roar the past few weeks over the claimed success of the economic stimulus program. Much of this was ignited by Christina Romer …
Discussion: Townhall.com and Blue Crab Boulevard
Jillian Bandes / Townhall.com: No Doubt. — After Christina Romer, chair of the President's Council …
Gaius / Blue Crab Boulevard: Stimulus Follies
Media Matters for America:
Conservative media invoke Wellstone memorial smear in predicting politicization of Kennedy's death — Following Sen. Ted Kennedy's death, conservative media figures have returned to the smear that the memorial service for Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN) became “a political rally” …
Discussion: Washington Monthly, Minnesota Independent and Democratic Strategist
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly: PREDICTING POLITICIZATION.... It looks like word went out yesterday …
Paul Schmelzer / Minnesota Independent: MSM picks up Wellstone/Kennedy meme
New York Post:
TAX CHIEF CHARLIE A TAX ‘CHEAT,’ TOO — By CHARLES HURT in DC and PERRY CHIARMONTE in Glassboro, NJ — The Tax Man is a deadbeat. — Rep. Charles Rangel, chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, has failed to pay taxes on two plots of land he has in New Jersey, records show.
Discussion: The Jawa Report, JammieWearingFool and A Blog For All
Steve Vogel / Washington Post:
For Intelligence Officers, A Wiki Way to Connect Dots — Intellipedia, the intelligence community's version of Wikipedia, hummed in the aftermath of the Iranian presidential election in June, with personnel at myriad government agencies updating a page dedicated to tracking the disputed results.