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9:30 AM ET, September 30, 2009

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John L. Perry / NewsMax.com:
Obama Risks a Domestic Military ‘Intervention’  —  There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America's military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the “Obama problem.”  Don't dismiss it as unrealistic.  —  America isn't the Third World.  If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized.
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Washington Post:
After Votes, Prospects for Public Health Insurance Option Dim in Senate  —  Key Committee Rejects Proposals For Government Health Insurance  —  A key Senate panel twice beat back efforts Tuesday to create a government-run insurance plan, dealing a crippling blow to the hopes of liberals seeking …
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Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Bill Nelson, Tom Carper Support Schumer “Level Playing Field” Public Option
Discussion: NOW! Blog
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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Josh Grossberg / E! Online:
Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese: Free Roman Polanski!  —  Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen want Roman Polanski back on the streets.  Jewel, not so much...  The two Oscar winners, along with Pedro Almodóvar, John Landis, Jonathan Demme, David Lynch and more than 100 filmmakers …
Wim Wenders / Guardian:
Release Polanski, demands petition by film industry luminaries
John Fund / Wall Street Journal:
Sarah Palin, a Soon-to-Be Publishing Phenom  —  Barracuda goes rogue.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Sarah Palin may no longer be governor of Alaska, but she's certainly destined to become a best-selling author.  HarperCollins, her publisher, has announced the print-run of her memoir …
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Wall Street Journal:
White House Starts Review of Afghan Strategy  —  WASHINGTON — The White House began its review of the Afghan war strategy in earnest Tuesday, with senior administration officials meeting via videoconference with the top commander in Kabul, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, at the start of what could be weeks …
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
What Obama won't say about the Afghan war today, at least publicly  —  This is a messy time for the nation's politics.  And this seemingly serene autumn day is quietly crucial.  —  Despite all the excitement and promise of a fresh Barack Obama administration cleaning house from eight years …
Discussion: USS Neverdock and The Foundry
Quinnipiac University:
Corzine Creeps Up On Christie In New Jersey Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Favor Property Tax Cap 8-1  —  Democratic incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine has cut Republican challenger Christopher Christie's lead in half and now trails the former federal prosecutor 43 …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and The Page
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David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
In New Jersey, Would-Be Boss Is Big Boss Fan
Discussion: New Jersey Online
Michael Ledeen / Wall Street Journal:
We've Been Talking to Iran for 30 Years  —  The seizure of the U.S. embassy followed the failure of Carter administration talks with Ayatollah Khomeini's regime.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  The Obama administration's talks with Iran—set to take place tomorrow in Geneva …
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 …
Jeff Poor / NewsBusters.org:
Bette Midler Warns Glenn Beck Could Set Off a Rwanda-Like Civil War in U.S.  —  It's just what the primetime cable news lineup needed - another hour-long program tilted toward left-of-center politics with character assassination on conservatives.  —  CNN Headline News debuted its …
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
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
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Decision On Times Pay Model Will Come From the Gut  —  On Wednesday, Sept. 30, Arthur Sulzberger will host his annual “State of The Times” meeting for Times employees, which is generally a sleepy and awkward affair with lots of corporate cheerleading.  (Last year, Mr. Sulzberger started …
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% …
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
VIDEO: Kelsee Brown is not — repeat, is not — a right-wing extremist  —  MANCHESTER, Ky. — Having a late dinner Tuesday with Manchester Enterprise news director Morgan Bowling at the Huddle House here, our interview was interrupted by the cook.  —  “Are you a reporter?” she asked …
Financial Times:
Iran ‘has secret nuclear arms plan’  —  By James Blitz in London, Daniel Dombey in Washington and Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Tehran  —  Britain's intelligence services say that Iran has been secretly designing a nuclear warhead “since late 2004 or early 2005”, an assessment that suggests Tehran …
Fox News:
Homeless Georgia Sex Offenders Ordered Out of Woods Camps  —  MARIETTA, Ga. — Nine homeless sex offenders directed to live in the woods behind a suburban Atlanta office park have been ordered to move and are scrambling to find new places to go.  —  The sex offenders were searching …
Gary Larson / Human Events:
Washington Post Admits to Bogus Quote  —  Veteran Washington Post reporter Daryl Fears, part of a two-person writer team, unmistakably wrote that filmmaker John O'Keefe had “said” he “targeted” ACORN, the advocacy group, for his candid-camera expose, because it registered voters to defeat Republicans.
Discussion: Power Line
Manu Raju / The Politico:
Lawmakers jack up spending for themselves: $500K for town halls  —  Congress is on the verge of giving itself a bump in its annual budget — even as local governments, families and businesses across the country are tightening their belts in the worst recession in decades.
Discussion: HotMES
 
 
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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Defunding ACORN faces surprise hurdles
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Discussion: The American Scene
Washington Post:
Success Against al-Qaeda Cited
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Q3 Cable Ratings: FNC Shows Fill Top 10; #3 Network on Cable …
Discussion: HotAirPundit and Weasel Zippers
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Jacques Steinberg / The Choice:
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