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1:50 AM ET, September 22, 2009

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Patrick Courrielche / Big Hollywood:
EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO Reveals White House Using NEA to Push Partisan Agenda  —  **NEA conference call full audio and transcript here**  —  Should the National Endowment for the Arts encourage artists to create art on issues being vehemently debated nationally?
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SEK / The Edge of the American West:
Conservatives are outraged over an actual outrage?  Color me impressed.  —  It may have taken awhile, but thanks to Patrick Courrielche's exposé at, of all places, Big Hollywood, conservatives are positively fuming over the Bush Administration's decision to funnel $2.2 billion through …
Dana Loesch / Big Government:
Conference Call Transcript Implicates Fed Art Agency in Government …
Peter Wehner / Commentary:
Glenn Beck: Harmful to the Conservative Movement  —  Unlike others associated with Time magazine, David von Drehle is a skilled, careful, and perceptive writer.  So I was interested in his cover story on FOX News's Glenn Beck, who is considered to be a red-hot commodity these days.
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CBS News:
Beck: McCain Would've Been Worse  —  Controversial Fox News host Glenn Beck tells Katie Couric he thinks GOP nominee John McCain would have been worse for the country than Hillary Clinton or Pres. Barack Obama.  Go to CBSNews.com/katiecouricwebshow for more.  —  See all 43 Comments
The Politico:
Peter Wehner  —  Peter Wehner, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives, is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.  —  Mr. Wehner served in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush Administrations prior to becoming deputy director …
Karen Travers / Political Punch:
Biden on 2010: If GOP Succeeds, It's ‘The End of the Road for What Barack and I Are Trying to Do’  —  ABC News' Karen Travers reports:  —  Vice President Joe Biden said today that if Democrats were to lose 35 House seats they currently hold in traditionally Republican districts, it would mean doomsday for President Obama's agenda.
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Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Biden: GOP wins would be “end of the road”  —  Vice President Joe Biden on Monday said if Republicans succeed in winning back the House in 2010, it would be the “end of the road” for the White House's agenda.  —  At a fundraiser for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), Biden said the prospects …
CBS News:
Obama Tells Letterman: I Was Black Before the Election  —  Posted by Brian Montopoli Addressing suggestions that recent criticism of his health care reform efforts has been grounded in racism, President Obama this afternoon quipped, “I think it's important to realize that I was actually black before the election.”
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Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Obama gets serious in late night
Discussion: Wilshire & Washington
Steven E. Levingston / Short Stack:
Health Care, Race and Political Polarization
Susan Page / USA Today:
Secret interviews add insight to Clinton presidency  —  BALTIMORE — The call from the White House usually would come in late afternoon.  President Clinton had a few hours open in the evening.  Could he come over?  —  Taylor Branch, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and civil rights historian …
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Times of London:
Secret Service picked up drunken Yeltsin during Washington visit
Discussion: Don Surber
Michael Barone / Real Clear Politics:
Strangers to Dissent, Liberals Try to Stifle It  —  It is an interesting phenomenon that the response of the left half of our political spectrum to criticism and argument is often to try to shut it down.  Thus President Obama in his Sept. 9 speech to a joint session of Congress told us to stop …
New York Post:
ObamaCare: Losing everyone  —  THE elderly were the first group to turn against President Obama's health-care pro posals, alienated by the plans to cut $500 billion cut from Medicare.  The young and the uninsured may be the next to jump ship — out of worry over about the huge premiums they'd have to pay.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
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Fausta / Fausta's Blog:
Breaking news: ZELAYA BACK IN HONDURAS  —  According to Noticias 24 reports that deposed president Mel Zelaya is back in Honduras, staying at the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa.  —  CNN reports that State Department spokesman Ian Kelly confirmed the news,
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Elisabeth Malkin / New York Times:
Ousted President Returns to Honduras
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
CNN:
Ousted president back in Honduras
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs, Truthdig and PoliBlog
Jeremy Wallace / Political Insider:
Jeb Bush on Rubio, Obama and running for president  —  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had plenty to say about a whole lot of different issues on Friday when he spoke to the Lakewood Ranch Republican Club.  —  I've already told you about his change of heart on oil drilling and his frustration …
Rasmussen Reports:
41% of Minnesota Voters Give Franken Positive Ratings  —  Democrat Al Franken has been a U.S. senator for less than three months, but 41% of Minnesota voters think he is doing a good or excellent job.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports finds that 31% of voters in the state say Franken …
Grant McCool / Reuters:
U.S. charges Obama fund-raiser in $290 million fraud  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hassan Nemazee, a fund-raiser for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, has been indicted for defrauding Bank of America, HSBC and Citigroup Inc out of more than $290 million in loan proceeds, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.
Discussion: POWIP and Gateway Pundit
Little Green Footballs:
Again with the Grossly Inflated Numbers, Part Deux  —  Tim Blair joins the crowd of right wing bloggers trying to spin up the attendance numbers at the Washington DC tea party, responding to my post about Metrorail ridership by quoting the Heritage Foundation, who, as we all know, are completely unbiased (ahem): BIGNESS ENSMALLENED.
The Huffington Post:
Bush In 2008: “I'm Not Going To Tell Some Gay Kid In The Audience That He Can't Get Married”  —  Speechwriter Matt Latimer's new book trains its gaze on the lunacy of the late-era Bush White House.  And there was plenty of material.  —  Latimer, who first wrote speeches and congressional testimony …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Our war-loving Foreign Policy Community hasn't gone anywhere  —  (updated below)  —  Advocates of escalation in Afghanistan chose Bob Woodward to “reprise his role as warmonger hagiographer” by publishing Gen. Stanley McChrystal's “confidential” memo to the President arguing for increased troops.
Bloomberg:
Fed Rejects Geithner Request for Study of Governance, Structure  —  Sept. 21 (Bloomberg) — The Federal Reserve Board has rejected a request by U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for a public review of the central bank's structure and governance, three people familiar with the matter said.
Chairman Julius Genachowski / OpenInternet.gov:
Read the Speech  —  “Preserving a Free and Open Internet: A Platform for Innovation, Opportunity, and Prosperity”  —  Prepared Remarks of  —  The Brookings Institution, Washington DC  —  I'd like to thank Brookings for hosting me and this discussion about the future of broadband and the Internet.
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David Henderson / EconLog:
The Feds' Attack on Freedom of Speech  —  Not the Fed, as in Bernanke, but the Feds, as in the federal government.  —  Here are excerpts from an AP news story that just came in: … And the most chilling two paragraphs: … One of the ways that governments try to “win” debates is to make debate by the other side illegal.
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Its About Who Runs The Country  —  One of the stronger criticisms of the Progressive Block campaign for a public health insurance option is that the versions of the public option that have made it through congressional committees are so weak as to have a minimal impact on health care costs and coverage.
 
 
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