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8:05 PM ET, October 24, 2009

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Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Business Fights Back  —  His organization under attack by the White House, the president of the Chamber of Commerce stands by his defense of free enterprise.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  “One thing I can tell you: They can go out and chase me and chase the Chamber and put stuff in the newspaper.
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Criticism by Obama aides exasperates Va. Democrats
Matthew Cooper / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Can They Cover 350 Like They Covered Teabaggers?  —  There are protests all over the world today in support of reversing climate change.  Sponsored by the organization 350, named after the parts per million of carbon dioxide.  Scientists believe that's the limit for heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Andrew C. Revkin / New York Times:
Campaign to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Picks a Number  —  Campaigners against global warming have drawn on an arsenal of visually startling tactics over the years, from posing nude on a Swiss glacier to scaling smokestacks at coal-fired power plants.  —  On Saturday, they tried something …
Washington Post:
Prognosis improves for public insurance  —  MOMENTUM SHIFT IS DRAMATIC Top Democrats push option in health-care legislation  —  Democratic leaders in the Senate and House have concluded that a government-run insurance plan is the cheapest way to expand health coverage …
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Washington Post:
New life for the public option  —  The resurrection of the public option is the latest and one of the most surprising turns in the long battle over legislation to overhaul the nation's health-care system.  Under assault for months, and declared on life support repeatedly in recent weeks …
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
CNN Edits Out Dobbs Criticism From Taped Interview  —  This week, CNN aired a new four-hour documentary called “Latino in America,” exploring how Latinos are reshaping American communities and culture.  The broadcast sparked protests in cities around the country, including outside CNN's headquarters …
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George Will / Washington Post:
George F. Will on GOP lightning rod Michele Bachmann  —  When Marcus Bachmann came home that Saturday evening in 2000, he checked the telephone answering machine and was mystified by the many messages congratulating his wife for something.  “Michele,” he said, “do you have something to tell me?”
New York Times:
Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama has declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, allowing hospitals and local governments to speedily set up alternate sites and procedures if needed to handle any surge of patients, the White House said on Saturday.
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CNN:
Obama declares H1N1 emergency
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Washington Post:
Lally Weymouth interviews Benjamin Netanyahu  —  Lally Weymouth of Newsweek and The Post interviewed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.  Excerpts:  —  Q. What did you think of the Goldstone report?  —  A. I thought there were limits to hypocrisy but I was obviously wrong.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Our Obama-Approved News Team At Work  —  Rachel Maddow is Obama Approved!  So how is this trusted source for President Approved Punditry doing?  Uhh, not so well on the accuracy front, but she still delivers some good Bush-bashing!  Bob Somerby has been keeping an eye on Ms. Maddow, heroically sparing us the trouble:
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Moe_Lane's blog
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
RIGHT FALLS FOR ‘THESIS’ HOAX.... Right-wing pundit Michael Ledeen published an item this week on Barack Obama's “college thesis,” which Obama allegedly wrote as a student at Columbia 25 years ago.  Leeden cited some website, which ran a piece in August.
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THIS WEEK IN GOD.... First up from the God Machine this week is a column from Catholic League President Bill Donohue, published by the WashingtonPost.com's “On Faith” website, an influential and widely-read faith-based site.  (via TS)  —  While Donohue has a well-deserved reputation for publishing angry …
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Obama's Minions Are Ingrates  —  The Bush administration did leave a plan for Afghanistan.  —  On October 18, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel appeared on the Sunday morning talk shows and, in the process of answering questions about Barack Obama's strategy on Afghanistan …
 
 
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