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10:30 PM ET, October 15, 2009

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CNN:
Boy, 6, found hiding in attic after balloon drama  —  (CNN) — The 6-year-old Colorado boy who is believed to have set adrift a helium balloon Thursday, prompting ground and air searches, has been found alive, authorities said.  —  Falcon Heene was found in a box in the attic …
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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.
Breitbart.tv:
‘BALLOON BOY’ FOUND ALIVE - WAS NEVER INSIDE BALLOON  —  KDVR: During a news conference at 4 p.m., Larimer County authorities announced that Heene was alive and well.  He had apparently been hiding inside a cardboard box in the attic of the family's garage.
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:
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Teflon / MoltenThought II:
Punt the NFL  —  Since Roger Goodell wants to bend over for Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the other bigots and race-baiters among the sportswriter community by shafting Rush Limbaugh, we ought to return the favor by punting the NFL this season.  —  I have cancelled my DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket package (including the Supercast).
Bob Glauber / Newsday:
Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Fox News:
Fox News Poll: 43 Percent Would Vote To Re-Elect President Obama  —  If the election were held today, 43 percent of American voters would back Barack Obama for president, according to a new Fox News poll.  —  FOXNews.com  —  In what may be the ultimate job rating, 43 percent of voters …
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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.
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.
Peter Beinart / Blogs and Stories:
Liberals, Lay Off Obama
Washington Examiner:
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Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers
Mary Foster / The Huffington Post:
Interracial Couple Denied Marriage License By Louisiana Justice Of The Peace  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have.
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Associated Press:
Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.  —  HAMMOND, La. — A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have.  —  Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish …
Discussion: Think Progress
Ki Mae Heussner / ABCNEWS:
Internet All A-Twitter Over Meghan McCain Photo  —  Meghan McCain Apologizes for Revealing Photo on Twitter  —  Meghan McCain, blogger and daughter of former presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, threatened to quit Twitter this week and then apologized to her nearly 60,000 followers …
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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 …
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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: Hullabaloo, The Hill and MyDD
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
ORRIN HATCH STARTS TO CRACK.... MoveOn.org organized a protest …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Leading Blue Dog suggests opening Medicare to uninsured  —  First he was for it.  Then he was against it.  Now Rep. Mike Ross is back on board with a government-run healthcare plan.  Sort of.  —  Ross (D-Ark.), who had emerged as a leader among centrist Blue Dog Democrats opposing …
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 …
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Alexander Burns / The Politico:
POTUS's crowd boos governor … No comments yet.  Be the first!
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama, Jindal: Mutual admiration society
Discussion: The Politico
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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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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Bloomberg:
Greenspan Says U.S. Should Consider Breaking Up Large Banks  —  Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) — U.S. regulators should consider breaking up large financial institutions considered “too big to fail,” former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said.  —  Those banks have an implicit subsidy allowing …
Shaun Waterman / Washington Times:
U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects  —  Study finds $2.6 billion taken from guns and ammunition  —  Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops …
Discussion: Hot Air, Weasel Zippers and Hit & Run
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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