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10:15 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 …
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Abortion Fight Complicates Debate on Health Care
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Short Takes: Politics and the Public Option
Discussion: Washington Post and Hullabaloo
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Bill Nelson, Tom Carper Support Schumer “Level Playing Field” Public Option
Discussion: NOW! Blog
Robert Creamer / The Huffington Post:
Growing Momentum for Public Option
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 …
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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!”
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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Rasmussen Reports:
61% of Arizona Republicans Say McCain Out of Touch With Party Base
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Poll: Blanche Lincoln Trails Republican Challengers
Discussion: TalkLeft
Ed Henry / CNN:
First lady says ‘gloves are off’ in bid for Olympics  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — First lady Michelle Obama vowed Monday to “take no prisoners” as she and her husband launch an unprecedented bid for Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid.  —  “It's a battle — we're going to win — take no prisoners,” …
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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  —  The Working Families Party and local Democratic Party Officials are at the center of a massive voter fraud scandal in Troy, NY.  —  According to the Times Union: … What isn't mentioned is that WFP is nothing more than a front group for 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
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Europe's Socialists Suffering Even in Downturn  —  PARIS — A specter is haunting Europe — the specter of Socialism's slow collapse.  —  Even in the midst of one of the greatest challenges to capitalism in 75 years, involving a breakdown of the financial system due to “irrational exuberance …
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
I'm Still On The Right
Discussion: The New Editor
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.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Morning Fix: Attack Dog Needed?  —  AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dawn Majors  —  The national debate over President Obama's health care plan has exposed a weakness in the Democratic Party apparatus: it lacks a high profile surrogate to push back — hard — against the rhetorical arguments put forward by Republicans.
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.
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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