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5:40 PM ET, October 15, 2009

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Tsquare / tsquare's blog:
Tonight... We Are All Rush Limbaugh  —  Earlier this evening, as most of you now know, one of our own, Rush Hudson Limbaugh, while taking withering fire, crashed and burned.  —  Tonight, Rush is no longer ‘just’ a radio personality.  —  Tonight, Rush is no longer ‘just’ a NFL owner denied
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Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
Confusion in Dittoland As Limbaugh Loses Bid.  —  National Review is the center of grief and mourning for Rush Limbaugh's bid to buy the St. Louis Rams.  Andy McCarthy, in a dispatch from what I have to assume is another planet, said that Limbaugh treats people “in the Martin Luther King aspiration …
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
HuffPo May Retract Libel of Limbaugh at 6:00pm; Will CNN's Sanchez Follow?  —  At the center of the controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh's bid to purchase the St. Louis Rams are some apocryphal quotes attributed to the the king of talk radio.  On Monday, CNN's Rick Sanchez attributed this quote to Limbaugh:
Bob Glauber / Newsday:
Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Hillary Clinton Now More Popular Than Barack Obama  —  Secretary of state viewed favorably by 62% of Americans, president by 56%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Hillary Clinton lost the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama, but in one respect she now ranks ahead of Obama.
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Agence France Presse:
Majority of Nobel jury ‘objected to Obama prize’  —  OSLO — Three of the five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee had objections to the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to US President Barack Obama, the Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang (VG) reported Thursday.
Tom Brokaw / Washington Post:
How Obama Can Share His Peace Prize
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Leading Blue Dog suggests opening Medicare to uninsured  —  Blue Dog Rep. Mike Ross, who made headlines by rejecting a compromise he'd negotiated on a public health insurance option, has suggested to Democratic leaders that the government-run Medicare program be opened to those without insurance.
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
CNN Admits That On-Air Commentator Has Ties To Insurance Industry, Promises Full Disclosure  —  Looks like the insurance industry has another PR mess on its hands.  —  CNN has acknowledged in a statement to me that a high-profile Republican commentator who frequently discusses health care …
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Pelosi Comes Out Swinging For The Public Option  —  Speaking at her weekly press conference just off the House floor moments ago, Speaker Nancy Pelosi made her most impassioned argument in weeks, for including a public option in comprehensive health care reform legislation, arguing against the idea …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and TalkLeft
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Public Option Is Next Big Hurdle in Health Debate
Lee Fang / Think Progress:
CNN's Castellanos Problem: On-Air Contributor Revealed To Be Paid …
Discussion: The Plum Line
CNN:
6-year-old missing after balloon lands in Colorado  —  (CNN) — Authorities are searching for a box that was attached to a balloon set loose by a 6-year-old boy Thursday from his family's home, CNN affiliate WUSA reported.  —  A sibling said he saw the boy, identified as Falcon Heene …
Discussion: AmSpecBlog
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Breitbart.tv:
DEVELOPING: REPORT SAYS NO BOY INSIDE OUT-OF-CONTROL BALLOON  —  AP: A 6-year-old boy climbed into a hot-air balloon aircraft and floated away Thursday, forcing officials to scramble to figure out how to rescue the boy.  —  Larimer County sheriff's spokeswoman Eloise Campanella says the device …
TheDenverChannel.com:
6-Year-Old Boy Missing After Floating Away In Balloon  —  FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A 6-year-old boy is missing after floating over northeastern Colorado in a homebuilt balloon and touched down about 2 hours after lifting off.  —  The balloon touched down about 2 miles east of Prospect Reservoir at 1:35 p.m., but the boy was not inside.
Ben Frumin / TPM LiveWire:
Hatch: MoveOn.Org Is Scurrilous — And I'm Going To Kick Them In The Teeth  —  On MSNBC this afternoon, Andrea Mitchell asked Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) about a MoveOn-organized protest outside his Salt Lake City office, where protesters criticized Hatch for allegedly being beholden …
Discussion: The Hill, Hullabaloo and MyDD
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
ORRIN HATCH STARTS TO CRACK.... MoveOn.org organized a protest at Sen. Orrin Hatch's (R-Utah) Salt Lake City office recently, objecting to the conservative senator's positions on health care policy and financing from the insurance industry.  Andrea Mitchell asked Hatch about the protest during an MSNBC interview today.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Sen. Vitter: Reid wants illegals counted in Census  —  Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), who is sponsoring an amendment to an appropriations bill that would require illegal immigrants list their status on next year's Census, said late Wednesday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) …
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Peter Hamby / CNN:   Reid: Everything is just ‘fine’
Tim Cavanaugh / Hit & Run:
When Your Neighbor Loses His Job It's A Recession.  When You Screw A Whore Behind Your Wife's Back, Get Caught, And Lose Your Job, It's A Catastrophic Economic Meltdown  —  Disgraced criminal Eliot Spitzer has for reasons unknown been occupying a columnist spot at Slate.com for some period of time.
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Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
First hard stimulus data finds 30,000 jobs saved or created  —  The first direct stimulus reports showed that stimulus contracts saved or created just 30,083 jobs, prompting more Republican criticism of the $787 billion package.  —  The data posted Thursday was the result …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Gillibrand, Schumer, drop out of J Street conference  —  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has asked to be removed from the host committee for a conference of the left-leaning Jewish group J Street and was “unaware” she had been included on the group's list of supporters, spokesman Matt Canter said.
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Tom Coghlan / Times of London:
French troops were killed after Italy hushed up ‘bribes’ to Taleban  —  When ten French soldiers were killed last year in an ambush by Afghan insurgents in what had seemed a relatively peaceful area, the French public were horrified.  —  Their revulsion increased with the news …
John Nolte / Big Hollywood:
LEAKED NETWORK MEMO REVEALS: Obama Controls Your Television Set  —  On September 10th of this year the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) posted a press release informing the world that “from October 19-25, more than 60 network TV shows [will] spotlight the power and personal benefits of service …
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs, Gawker and Weasel Zippers
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Third-party pooper: GOP's N.J. dilemma  —  The surging campaign of third-party candidate Chris Daggett has turned the New Jersey governor's race into a dead-heat and left Republicans divided over the seriousness of the threat he poses to GOP nominee Chris Christie.
Ari Melber / The Huffington Post:
A.P. Asks if Obama is “obnoxiously articulate”  —  Political reporters have now toggled from worrying that Obama gets “too much” media coverage to asking whether he is “too” good at communicating through the media.  Maybe even obnoxiously good.  Maybe even — here comes that loaded word from the primaries — too articulate.
Joseph Nasr / Reuters:
Turkish TV series further strains ties with Israel  —  * Israeli PM hopes Turkey not moving towards extremism  —  * TV drama was “state-sponsored incitement”, Israel says  —  A Turkish television drama which depicts an Israeli soldier shooting dead a Palestinian baby has strained already …
Jason Horowitz / Washington Post:
Profile of Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director  —  Interim Media Strategist Leads Salvo Against Fox  —  Earlier this week, Anita Dunn inserted two words into the conservative electronic echo chamber: Anita Dunn.  —  With her CNN appearance on Sunday attacking Fox News as …
Craig Shirley / The Politico:
New book pins ‘debategate’ on Dem  —  In the annals of Washington scandals, “debategate” in 1983 may have set some sort of record for flare followed by fizzle.  It looked to some reporters, for a brief moment, like it could topple a CIA director, a White House chief of staff and maybe even a president.
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
House Republicans may face a ‘civil war’ over Scozzafava bid  —  The House GOP conference is bitterly divided over a centrist New York Republican's run for the House seat vacated by Army Secretary John McHugh.  —  Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, who backs abortion rights and has voiced support …
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Cap-and-Trade Climate Bill Would Slow U.S. Economy, CBO Head Says  —  A House-passed bill that targets climate change through a cap-and-trade system of pollution credits would slow the nation's economic growth slightly over the next few decades and would create “significant” …
Michelle Obama / US News:
Teachers Are Key to a Successful Economy  —  Michelle Obama is the first lady of the United States.  —  This is a busy time of year in the Obama household.  Like so many parents all across this country, I watch with a mixture of pride and anxiety as my daughters stuff their backpacks …
Discussion: Political Punch and The Page
 
 
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