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10:55 PM ET, August 29, 2009


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Washington Post:
How a Detainee Became An Asset  —  Sept. 11 Plotter Cooperated After Waterboarding  —  By Peter Finn, Joby Warrick and Julie Tate, Page A01  —  After enduring the CIA's harshest interrogation methods and spending more than a year in the agency's secret prisons, Khalid Sheik Mohammed stood …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Washington Post's Cheney-ite defense of torture  —  (updated below - Update II)  —  If anyone ever tells you that they don't understand what is meant by “stenography journalism” — or ever insists that America is plagued by a Liberal Media — you can show them this article …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Post story bolsters Cheney  —  The Washington Post leads today with an extraordinary story cutting against the conclusions of a series of recent government and media reports to cast as straight news — with a few hedges and qualifications — that waterboarding and sleep deprivation worked …
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Acknowledging the Obvious  —  Is the mainstream media coming around?  —  The Washington Post has an important front-page story this morning, with matter-of-fact reporting on the importance of Khalid Sheikh Mohammad as an intelligence source and the enhanced interrogation techniques that made him talk.
The WaPo Declares Itself Unable to Find the Truth
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
It's come to this: Dems task Teddy's grandson with leading funeral prayer for ObamaCare  —  The boss has been writing about the left's use of kids as sympathetic “human shields” for their policies for years and years, but even so, I'm amazed.  I thought the moral authority of the religious setting …
Gateway Pundit:
Of Course... Dems Push For Obamacare at Teddy Kennedy's Funeral Mass (Video)  —  Of course, they couldn't help it.  —  Nothing is sacred.  —  Dems pushed for Obamacare at Teddy Kennedy's funeral today:  —  Not even a funeral is off limits for pushing their socialist agenda.
New York Times:
Edward Kennedy Jr.'s Remembrance of Senator Kennedy  —  The following is a transcript of Edward Kennedy Jr.'s remembrance of his father, Edward M. Kennedy, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica on Saturday, as recorded by CQ Transcriptions.  —  My name is Ted Kennedy, Jr., a name I share with my son, a name I shared with my father.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama eulogy: Kennedy ‘Happy Warrior’
Geoff Garin / Washington Post:
GOP Should Move on Health-Care Reform in Ted Kennedy's Memory
Discussion: Eduwonk
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Goodbye to ‘a kind and tender hero’
Jason Allardyce / Times of London:
Lockerbie bomber ‘set free for oil’  —  The British government decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, eligible for return to Libya, leaked ministerial letters reveal.
Times of London:
Secret letters reveal Labour's Libyan deal  —  DURING the past year a small ship bristling with computers and seismic equipment has been crisscrossing the Gulf of Sidra, in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast.  Its mission: to help to find BP's next offshore oilfields.
Discussion: Moe_Lane's blog
Charles Hurt Dc / New York Post:
CHARLIE'S MORTGAGE BARES HOME UNTRUTH  —  Rep. Charles Rangel claimed on mortgage papers that a Harlem brownstone was his principal residence — even though he was living elsewhere at the time, The Post has learned.  —  When the Democrat — who is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee …
Discussion: Gothamist and JammieWearingFool
Lawhawk / A Blog For All:
Rangel's Lies Proliferate
Discussion: Don Surber
Scott Shane / New York Times:
A.C.L.U. Lawyers Mine Documents for Truth  —  WASHINGTON — In the spring of 2003, long before Abu Ghraib or secret prisons became part of the American vocabulary, a pair of recently hired lawyers at the American Civil Liberties Union noticed a handful of news reports about allegations of abuse of prisoners in American custody.
Spencer Ackerman / The Washington Independent:
DOJ May Skirt Court Order on Interrogation Documents
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Real Time: Bill Moyers on Health Care as a Human Right  —  Bill Moyers visited the set of Real Time, and had an honest discussion about why we're going to be lucky to see any real reform on health care with all of the money being thrown at both the Republican and Democratic parties …
Bill Varner / Bloomberg:
UAE Seizes North Korean Weapons Shipment to Iran  —  Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) — The United Arab Emirates has seized a ship carrying North Korean-manufactured munitions, detonators, explosives and rocket-propelled grenades bound for Iran in violation of United Nations sanctions, diplomats said.
Peter Baker / The Caucus:
Democrats Seem Forgetful on Senate Appointments  —  WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee wasted no time Friday slamming Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida for installing a Republican crony in the Senate as a seat warmer until Mr. Crist can run for the post himself next year.
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Weekly remarks: President Obama and Sen. Mike Enzi
Discussion: Don Surber and Raw Story
Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
Reluctance to Spend May Be Legacy of Recession
Discussion: The Big Picture and DailyFinance
Andrew J. Imparato / CNN:
Kennedy seen as a champion for disability rights
Discussion: The Huffington Post
 Earlier Items: 
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Holmes on Caldwell  —  If you look across the Atlantic to Europe …
Discussion: Eschaton
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Enzi blasts Dems over healthcare goals
Conor Friedersdorf / The Daily Dish:
Tilting at Statists  —  On his Twitter feed, talk radio host Mark Levin …
Peter Kirsanow / The Corner on National Review Online:
Speaker Pelosi's Disgrace, Cont. — By: Peter Kirsanow
Discussion: Betsy's Page