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12:05 PM ET, October 14, 2009


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Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:
Charles Johnson Now So Anti-Racist He's Denouncing Fake Racist Quotes  —  Charles Johnson was against fake but accurate before he was for it.  —  No link for the idiot.  I'll just quote him.  From a thread: … That link I've left in provides a flurry of extremely dubious Limbaugh “quotes” — and not a single link or citation.
Mark Steyn / The Corner on National Review Online:
Okay, Prove You Didn't Say It!  — By: Mark Steyn  —  For some reason, Rush Limbaugh's mooted purchase of a sports franchise has prompted CNN and others to distribute far and wide what appear to be entirely fabricated racist quotes by Rush.  As Tim Blair points out: … Just so.  What's the theory here?
Matthew Filipowicz / The Huffington Post:
Rush Limbaugh Reveals His St. Louis Rams Uniform Design
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and ACS Blog
Ceci Connolly / Washington Post:
Health Insurers Emerge as Obama's Top Foe in Reform Effort  —  Now they have an enemy.  —  For months, President Obama and his administration waged their fight for a health-care overhaul without a clear opponent, even courting the industry executives and interest groups that helped kill reform efforts 15 years ago.
Jeffrey A. Anderson / New York Post:
The Senate reform fraud
Douglas Holtz-Eakin / Wall Street Journal:
The Baucus Bill Is a Tax Bill
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Sean Higgins / Investor's Business Daily:
Americans, In Reversal, Now Back Afghan Troop Surge  —  As President Obama mulls the military's request for a big troop build-up in Afghanistan, Americans have swung in favor of such a move, according to a new IBD/TIPP Poll.  —  The survey of 927 adults found that a plurality of 48% favors sending …
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Biden No Longer a Lone Voice on Afghanistan  —  WASHINGTON — A few hours after getting off a plane from America's war zones, Joseph R. Biden Jr. slipped into a chair, shook off his jet lag and reflected on what he had seen.  The situation in Iraq, he said, was much improved.
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
There's a way to solve the Afghanistan mess without sending a lot …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Robert Schmidt / Bloomberg:
Geithner Aides Reaped Millions Working for Banks, Hedge Funds  —  Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) — Some of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's closest aides, none of whom faced Senate confirmation, earned millions of dollars a year working for Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Citigroup Inc. and other Wall Street firms …
Wall Street Journal:
Wall Street On Track To Award Record Pay  —  Major U.S. banks and securities firms are on pace to pay their employees about $140 billion this year — a record high that shows compensation is rebounding despite regulatory scrutiny of Wall Street's pay culture.
Beth Reinhard /
U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler to step down  —  U.S. House of Representatives member Robert Wexler of Boca Raton, a self-described “fire-breathing liberal,” defender of Israel and friend of both President Barack Obama and Gov. Charlie Crist, is quitting Congress to head a think tank seeking peace in the Middle East.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
The war on Beck  —  Fox News has taken a relatively cautious line toward the White House attacks on the network, leaving the real fireworks to Glenn Beck, who Monday accused the White House of being “more worried about the war on Fox than the actual war in Afghanistan.”
Discussion: GayPatriot and Wizbang
Michelle Malkin:
Michelle Obama is afraid of...South Carolina?
Discussion: alicublog and The Other McCain
Jenn Q. Public:   South Carolina: The Fox News of States
New York Times:
Saudis Seek Payments for Any Drop in Oil Revenues  —  Saudi Arabia is trying to enlist other oil-producing countries to support a provocative idea: if wealthy countries reduce their oil consumption to combat global warming, they should pay compensation to oil producers.
Brad Wilmouth /
Olbermann: Without ‘Fascistic Hatred,’ Malkin Is Just a ‘Mashed-Up Bag of Meat with Lipstick’  —  On Tuesday's Countdown show, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann spewed bile at conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, accusing her of possessing “fascistic hatred,” and comparing her to a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it.”
Poll shows Specter staring at ‘near fatal’ 31 percent re-election figure  —  TRIBUNE-REVIEW  —  HARRISBURG — Only 31 percent of Pennsylvania voters believe Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter should be re-elected, and 59 percent believe it's time to give someone else a chance, a state poll released today shows.
Ben Frumin / TPM LiveWire:
Schumer To Reid: The Fate Of The Public Option May Be In Your Hands  —  Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) threw down the gauntlet on the public option for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) last night.  Appearing on The Rachel Maddow Show, Schumer essentially put the fate of the public option …
David M. Herszenhorn / Prescriptions:
Next Up: Harry Reid and the Blenders
Discussion: Ezra Klein, Daily Kos and Firedoglake
Michael A. Cohen / The Politico:
Now who loves America more?  —  Twenty-five years ago, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick famously lambasted Democrats as “blame America firsters” and a party plagued by “self-criticism and self-denigration” of America.  It was a speech at pace with an emerging political stereotype …
Ben Szobody / The State:
‘Chill out,’ Graham tells critics  —  GREENVILLE - An often clamorous crowd blasted, grilled and occasionally cheered Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., in a town hall meeting Monday that centered on health care reform but returned repeatedly to his positions on climate change, judicial appointees and immigration.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Daisy Chain of Cheneys  —  I imagine that if you called the new consulting firm of Cheney, Cheney & Cheney and got put on hold, you'd hear the “Ghostbusters” theme: … It's hard to believe that the Bush dynasty, which limped away in disgrace after smashing our economy and the globe, has spawned another political dynasty.
Joe Nocera / Executive Suite:
Subprime and the Banks: Guilty as Charged  —  “There has not been a case made that there is an enforcement problem with banks,” Edward Yingling, the head of the American Bankers Association, said last week.  “There is a problem with enforcement on nonbanks.”
Louis Uchitelle / New York Times:
Still on the Job, but at Half the Pay  —  MECHANICSVILLE, Va. — The dark blue captain's hat, with its golden oak-leaf clusters, sits atop a bookcase in Bryan Lawlor's home, out of reach of the children.  The uniform their father wears still displays the four stripes of a commercial airline captain, but the hat stays home.
P.J. Gladnick /
Robert Reich Reveals Brutal Health Care Truths; MSM Snores  —  Paging Congressman Alan Grayson!  Here is a quote that validates what you said about those EVIL Republicans: … Aha!  So it turns out that Grayson was right when he said “Republicans want you to die quickly.”  Only one “little” problem here.
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Pro-Obamacare Republicans in the pay of the health industry  —  As the White House dismissed the insurance lobby's critiques of the Senate health care bill as self-serving corporate disinformation, President Obama used his weekly radio address to laud four former Republican officials for supporting the push for “reform.”
Discussion: Hit & Run
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Tony Romm / The Hill:
Clinton: ‘No interest in running for president again’
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Jared Allen / The Hill:
Democrats face uphill climb on immigration
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Who Would Pay a Carbon Tariff?
Dennis Cauchon / USA Today:
In major flip, House Dems now represent richest regions
Discussion: Politics Daily
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Jonah Goldberg / The Corner on National Review Online:
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Discussion: Fausta's Blog, Moonbattery and RedState
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Mickey Kaus / Kausfiles:
Special Non-Angelic Edition
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
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Paul Tharp / New York Post:
Dollar loses reserve status to yen & euro
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