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12:00 PM ET, August 28, 2009

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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Great Gradualist  —  In the days since Ted Kennedy's death, the news programs have shown and re-shown the unforgettable ending of his 1980 Democratic convention speech — the passage from Tennyson and the beautiful final lines: “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.”
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Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Late Senator's Staff Became The Other Kennedy Family  —  Behind each of Edward M. Kennedy's legislative victories was a vast coterie of staffers who became Washington legend.  They meticulously packed the senator's black briefcase each evening with tabbed, underlined and dog-eared briefing papers.
CBS News:   Kennedy Mourners Pour in For Last Goodbye
Wall Street Journal:
The Fall Guy  —  CIA Director Leon Panetta getting sacked by his own team.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  In the game of political football that is today national security, spare a thought for CIA Director Leon Panetta.  Quarterbacking is hard enough without getting sacked by your own team.
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Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
CIA Will Cover Legal Fees
Discussion: Emptywheel and Raw Story
Ruben Navarrette Jr / CNN:   Commentary: Investigating CIA is a foolish move
Matea Gold / Show Tracker:
UPDATED: As boycott continues, Glenn Beck's audience swells  —  An advertising boycott against Fox News host Glenn Beck has succeeded in keeping most major sponsors from running commercials on his show even as the controversial commentator's viewership has grown.
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Robert Seidman / TVbytheNumbers:
Big Beck: Goes over 3 million viewers, beats O'Reilly in demo: Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, August 26, 2009  —  Though a little scandal might alienate advertisers, it's pure ratings gold.  Last night Glenn Beck had over 3 million viewers at 5pm, second only to O'Reilly for the night.
David Cho / Washington Post:
Banks ‘Too Big to Fail’ Have Grown Even Bigger  —  Behemoths Born of the Bailout Reduce Consumer Choice, Tempt Corporate Moral Hazard  —  When the credit crisis struck last year, federal regulators pumped tens of billions of dollars into the nation's leading financial institutions …
Attaturk / Firedoglake:
Gutless Cowards  —  Observe the man who undoubtedly receives medicare speaking in an Iowa town hall meeting with Senator Charles Grassley earlier this week: … Observe that Grassley says NOTHING to dissuade the gentlemen from his thesis or desire.  —  This has happened again, and again, and again in the last month.
Boston Globe:
Legislature must act quickly on interim Senate appointment  —  THE DEATH Tuesday of Senator Edward M. Kennedy puts Massachusetts at half strength in the US Senate at a precarious time.  Massachusetts lawmakers will only worsen the situation if they fail to take steps to assure a timely replacement.
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Boston Globe:
Galvin presents two dates for vote
Discussion: msnbc.com, Washington Post and The Page
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Bush's Search Policy For Travelers Is Kept  —  Obama Officials Say Oversight Will Grow  —  The Obama administration will largely preserve Bush-era procedures allowing the government to search — without suspicion of wrongdoing — the contents of a traveler's laptop computer …
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
A Strategy to Save Obamacare, But at What Cost  —  Obamacare Version 1.0 is dead.  The 1,000-page monstrosity that emerged in various editions from Congress was done in by widespread national revulsion not just at its expense and intrusiveness but also at the mendacity with which it is being sold.
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: SC GOP to push for Sanford's removal  —  Governor may be impeached  —  South Carolina Republican lawmakers are laying plans for a special session legislative session on whether to impeach and remove embattled Gov. Mark Sanford by the end of the year, several senior state lawmakers have told The Washington Times.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Till Debt Does Its Part  —  So new budget projections show a cumulative deficit of $9 trillion over the next decade.  According to many commentators, that's a terrifying number, requiring drastic action — in particular, of course, canceling efforts to boost the economy and calling off health care reform.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
MAKING THE PUBLIC OPTION OPTIONAL.... Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R) of Texas has been one of the leading right-wing agitators against health care reform.  It was a little odd, then, to see Armey accidentally tell The Economist that the public option may be a good idea.
Lisa Demer / Anchorage Daily News:
SarahPAC taken to task by feds for illegal contributions  —  OOPS: Mistakes on political donations blamed on software.  —  ldemer@adn.com  —  Former Gov. Sarah Palin's political action committee gave excessive contributions to two well-known Republicans and also is facing demands …
Kevin Sack / New York Times:
Dealing With Being the Health Care ‘Villains’  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Max Shireman says that when he looks in the mirror he does not see the monster the politicians have made him out to be.  —  Sure, he could stand to lose a few pounds.  And there was that speeding ticket last year for going 40 in a 30-mile-an-hour zone.
Ben Calhoun / NPR:
‘Reading Rainbow’ Reaches Its Final Chapter … For 26 years, Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton (left) shepherded kids through the exciting world of books.  The show, which fostered a love of reading, was the third longest-running program in PBS history, outlasted only by Sesame Street and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
Discussion: Think Progress and Shakesville
Kaiser Health News:
Grassley: No Longer Sure Bipartisan Health Deal Possible In September  —  Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa indicated Thursday he was no longer sure whether negotiators can reach a bipartisan deal in September, citing mounting public concern about excessive government spending and soaring federal deficits.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and TPMDC
Kate Southwood / The Huffington Post:
Why Isn't Health Care a Right?  —  I am an American citizen without health insurance.  I don't have a dental plan, either.  I am, however, very familiar with the inside of my doctor's office as well as that of my municipal emergency room.  Not to mention the operating rooms at two city hospitals …
Discussion: The Other McCain
Lisa Lerer / The Politico:
Groups launch attack on cap and trade  —  Two of the most powerful business associations in the country launched a multimillion-dollar campaign against climate and energy legislation on Thursday, targeting key senators in Rust Belt and Southern states.  —  The National Association …
Discussion: RedState and Wonk Room
Gil Hoffman / Jerusalem Post:
‘Post’ poll: Only 4% of Jewish Israelis think Obama is pro-Israel  —  The number of Israelis who see US President Barack Obama's policies as pro-Israel has fallen to four percent, according to a Smith Research poll taken this week on behalf of The Jerusalem Post.
Onion News Network:
[video] Is Using A Minotaur To Gore Detainees A Form Of Torture?  —  In The Know panelists discuss the closing of the controversial detainee labyrinth and debate whether the Minotaur's sternum-stomping-by-hooves interrogation technique yielded valuable intelligence.
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Some Roman Catholic Bishops Assail Health Plan  —  WASHINGTON — The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has been lobbying for three decades for the federal government to provide universal health insurance, especially for the poor.  Now, as President Obama tries to rally Roman Catholics …
Discussion: Blog entry and Boston Globe
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Hindsight  —  Is there anything Obama could have done differently to avoid the current health care mess?  —  The pundits are busy filing their reports on how President Obama blew it on health care reform.  And while the health care fight is far from over—I remain convinced the Democrats will pass a bill …
Dan Popkey / Idaho Statesman:
Q&A: Palin for president in 2012?  Flip a coin, dad says  —  Chuck Heath is in Idaho campaigning for GOP congressional candidate Vaughn Ward.  —  Political newcomer Vaughn Ward basked in some star power as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's father and father-in-law began a three-day swing …
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin.com and GOP 12
 
 
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David Harsanyi / Denver Post:
This point cuts both ways
Washington Post:
Accusations Of Vote Fraud Multiply in Afghanistan
Discussion: BBC and The AfPak Channel
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Obama defies safety advocates, shuns bike helmet, looks great, ignites debate
Discussion: Mediaite
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Military Prepares Profiles on Reporters Visiting War Zones
Discussion: Stars & Stripes
Ronald Bailey / Reason:
Sunspots Do Really Affect Weather Patterns, Say Scientists
Discussion: A Blog For All
 Earlier Items: 
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Against Spite-Based Foreign Policy
Discussion: The Plank and Ezra Klein
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Stephen Hayes: Cheney Himself Didn't Actually Torture. So There!