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11:00 PM ET, September 29, 2009

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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Harkin says he has the votes to pass public option bill in the Senate  —  The Senate has the votes to pass a healthcare reform bill including a public option, a key Senate chairman said Tuesday.  —  Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa.), the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) …
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Moore: ‘We will work against you’  —  Controversial liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Tuesday issued a warning to Democrats who have been cool to President Barack Obama's call for meaningful health care reform: Get on board or prepare to lose your seat.  —  “To the Democrats in Congress …
Associated Press:
Key Senate panel rejects public health plan  —  Outcome of vote on government-sponsored insurance was expected  —  WASHINGTON - A key Senate panel on Tuesday voted against creating a new government health insurance plan to compete with the private market.  —  The 15-to-8 vote …
Patrick Yoest / Wall Street Journal:
Senate Committee Rejects Public Option for Health Overhaul  —  WASHINGTON—The Senate Finance Committee rejected amendments Tuesday that would add a government-run health-insurance plan to the committee's health-care legislation, but debate over whether to adopt a public plan isn't expected to end at the committee.
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Bill Nelson, Tom Carper Support Schumer “Level Playing Field” Public Option
Discussion: NOW! Blog
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Abortion Fight Complicates Debate on Health Care
Robert Creamer / The Huffington Post:
Growing Momentum for Public Option
Christian Toto / Big Hollywood:
HuffPo Goes All In to Defend Polanski, Readers Revolt  —  The Huffington Post has made it crystal clear where it stands on the news that director Roman Polanski may have to answer for his 31-year-old crime of child rape: “Move on, everyone.  Nothing to see here.  Keep on directing, Roman.  Love ya!”
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Wim Wenders / Guardian:
Release Polanski, demands petition by film industry luminaries  —  Woody Allen, David Lynch and Martin Scorsese add their names to a petition urging the immediate release of the director from detention in Zurich  —  Woody Allen, David Lynch and Martin Scorsese today added their names …
Washington Examiner:
Bill  —  I can think of nothing more disturbing than the use of fallen soldiers as political fodder.  Shame on you, you political hacks.  May God forgive you.  —  So the Pres doesn't have time to discuss the General's troop request, but has time to continue pushing Heathcare reform 60% …
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Arkansas Senate Race  —  Another Democratic senator may be at-risk in 2010.  Arkansas' Blanche Lambert Lincoln trails all four of her leading Republican challengers in the first Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 survey in the state.  —  Lincoln fails to get 50% of the vote …
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Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Poll: Blanche Lincoln Trails Republican Challengers
Discussion: TalkLeft
Rasmussen Reports:
61% of Arizona Republicans Say McCain Out of Touch With Party Base
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Obama to Afghanistan?  —  A prediction: President Obama will add a “surprise” visit to Afghanistan to his Olympics-lobbying trip to Copenhagen.  —  The president and his advisers must realize, in Mark McKinnon's words, that “people elected Obama to be president—not the head of the Illinois Chamber …
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Gawker
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Matthew Vadum / AmSpecBlog:
The Politico Gets Played By ACORN  —  One thing that journalists don't seem to get about ACORN is that it is a strange, complex creature with tentacles that reach into the highest levels of the United States government, the Democratic Party, corporate America, the labor movement …
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Mike Roman / Big Government:
Massive Voter Fraud in NY Linked to ACORN
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Moe Lane
Lee Fang / Think Progress:
Right-Wing Panel Agrees Obama Is The ‘First Muslim American President’  —  At the How to Take Back America conference last weekend, attended by several Republican lawmakers, former Reagan official and prominent neoconservative Frank Gaffney, right-wing historian Bill Federer …
The Huffington Post:
GOP Rep. Trent Franks Calls Obama “An Enemy Of Humanity”  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  A Republican member of the House of Representatives accused President Barack Obama of being “an enemy of humanity” during a conservative values forum this past weekend.  —  In a speech Saturday …
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Associated Press:   Lawmaker clarifies ‘enemy of humanity’ remark of Obama
Diane Bell / San Diego Union-Tribune:
S.D. ghostwriter mum on Sarah Palin memoir  —  One San Diegan knows all the details of Sarah Palin's soon-to-be released memoir, but don't ask her about it.  She can't tell.  —  Lynn Vincent, Palin's ghostwriter, has signed a non-disclosure agreement.  She has been hard at work on the book …
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Robert Costa / The Corner on National Review Online:
Santorum Heads to Iowa, Looks Forward to Palin Memoir — By: Robert Costa
Carolyn Jones / San Francisco Chronicle:
Berkeley may sign onto U.N. treaties  —  Berkeley would become the first city in the United States to independently try to comply with U.N. treaties on torture, civil rights and racial discrimination, if the City Council passes a measure on the issue tonight.
Michelle Malkin:
Creepy O-cult video of the day: “Deliver us, Obama!”  Updated  —  I didn't think you could top those schoolchildren substituting Obama for Jesus in their public school praise hymn.  —  Now, thanks to Naked Emperor News and Breitbart TV, we have video of community organizers led by the …
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Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Generals: Cheneys scaremongering  —  About a dozen retired generals and admirals, trying to add momentum to President Barack Obama's effort to close the Guantanamo Bay military prison, are accusing former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz of scaremongering about the dangers of closing it.
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Grayson: GOP wants ‘you to die’  —  Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., warned Americans that “Republicans want you to die quickly” during an after-hours House floor speech Tuesday night.  —  His remarks, which drew angry and immediate calls for an apology from Republicans, were highlighted by a sign reading …
Discussion: Hot Air
Chris Herring / Wall Street Journal:
Democratic Donor Gets 24-Year Term  —  NEW YORK — A federal judge Tuesday sentenced Democratic fund-raiser Norman Hsu to more than 24 years in prison for illegally funneling money to U.S. political candidates and for defrauding investors in a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme.
 
 
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