Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Obama argues his assassination program is a “state secret” — (updated below) — At this point, I didn't believe it was possible, but the Obama administration has just reached an all-new low in its abysmal civil liberties record. In response to the lawsuit filed by Anwar Awlaki's father asking …
Discussion: The Confluence, Unqualified Offerings, Hullabaloo, New York Times and Emptywheel
Littleisis / The Confluence: Everyone Has Their Secrets — And Obama's “State Secrets” are a real doozie.
Charlie Savage / New York Times: Secrets Cited in White House Effort to Block Suit
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Obama invokes ‘state secrets’ claim to dismiss suit against targeting of U.S. citizen al-Aulaqi — The Obama administration urged a federal judge early Saturday to dismiss a lawsuit over its targeting of a U.S. citizen for killing overseas, saying that the case would reveal state secrets.
Discussion: Raw Story, Reuters and The League of Ordinary …
Stephen C. Webster / Raw Story: ‘State secrets’ invoked over case of American targeted for assassination
Jeremy Pelofsky / Reuters: U.S. urges judge to toss lawsuit over target killings
Cathleen Decker / Los Angeles Times:
Brown leads Whitman 49%-44% in poll — Boxer leads Fiorina 51%-43% in Senate race, survey finds. Both Republicans are hampered by voters' negative impressions of them, poll says. — Democrat Jerry Brown has moved into a narrow lead over Republican Meg Whitman in their fractious contest for governor …
Discussion: American Power, Daily Kos, The Reaction, The Caucus, Taegan Goddard's … and The Political Carnival
Donald Douglas / American Power: Seriously? Brown Leads Whitman 49%-44% in New Poll
Steve Singiser / Daily Kos: Polling and Political Wrap-Up, 9/25/10
Michael J.W. Stickings / The Reaction: Good news in California polling
Adam Nagourney / The Caucus: Poll Shows Boxer Out Front in California; Governor's Race Is Tight
Ed Barnes / Associated Press:
Citizens' Group Helps Uncover Alleged Rampant Voter Fraud in Houston — Voter selects candidate for U.S president in voting booth, Nov. 4, 2008. — When Catherine Engelbrecht and her friends sat down and started talking politics several years ago, they soon agreed that talking wasn't enough.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, Gateway Pundit and Doug Ross
Javier Manjarres / The Shark Tank:
Allen West- Obama and Pelosi- “Welcome to the Jungle” (VIDEO) — At the “Vets for West” picnic today in Delray Beach, Florida, Congressional Candidate Allen West in true form called out the Democrat Party and its spineless minions that include none other than Speaker Nancy Pelosi …
Discussion: Verum Serum, The Other McCain and Liberty Pundits Blog
Melissa Clouthier / Liberty Pundits Blog: Allen West, Race Traitor, Welcomes Nancy Pelosi To The Jungle
Frederic Tomesco / Bloomberg:
Obama Stimulus Made Economic Crisis Worse, ‘Black Swan’ Author Taleb Says — U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration weakened the country's economy by seeking to foster growth instead of paying down the federal debt, said Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of “The Black Swan.”
Discussion: Althouse, The Future of Capitalism and The Blaze
Ann Althouse / Althouse: “Obama did exactly the opposite of what should have been done” for the economy.
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Dakota Dreaming — The presidential hopes of John Thune. — John Thune leaned forward, peered out of the small window in the 9-seat King Air 200, extended his index finger, and smiled. — “That's the Murdo airport right there.” — We'd been flying over the plains of the senator's home state …
Discussion: Eunomia, Balloon Juice, Outside the Beltway, Ben Smith's Blog, GOP 12 and Riehl World View
Doug Mataconis / Outside the Beltway: John Thune For President ?
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog: Thune ‘likely’ — John Thune rolls out his 2012 intentions in the Standard:
Christian Heinze / GOP 12: Thune inches toward run
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Thune plans to run in 2012
Thune plans to run in 2012
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Andrew Breitbart Nails Bill Maher: You're Not a Libertarian, You're a Socialist — Andrew Breitbart on Friday exposed Bill Maher for not being the Libertarian he claims to be, but a socialist instead. — When push came to shove, a seemingly embarrassed Maher didn't protest.
Discussion: Hot Air, Crooks and Liars, theblogprof, Left Coast Rebel, Gateway Pundit, House of Eratosthenes and Pajamas Media
Ed Driscoll / Pajamas Media: Well, So Much for ‘Politically Incorrect’
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Boehner's Top Aide Is Little Known — WASHINGTON — Representative John A. Boehner and Barry Jackson cut an odd figure. — Mr. Jackson, the chief of staff to Mr. Boehner, the House Republican leader from Ohio, is shaggy-haired and dough-faced, pale to Mr. Boehner's preternatural tan.
Alex Leary / The Buzz:
Poll: Rubio building lead as Meek closes in on Crist — With a little over a month remaining before the Nov. 2 election, the three-way race for U.S. Senate is turning into a two-man race - for second place. — A statewide poll released Saturday night shows Republican Marco Rubio building …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and The American Pundit
Stephan Tawney / The American Pundit: Poll: Marco Rubio Gaining Ground in FL Senate Race
My-Thuan Tran / Los Angeles Times:
Rival denounces Rep. Sanchez's comments about Vietnamese — Assemblyman Van Tran, the Republican seeking to unseat Orange County's only Democratic member of the House, accuses Loretta Sanchez of a ‘racial rampage.’ — Rep. Loretta Sanchez is battling to retain her seat.
Discussion: Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion, Wake up America, The Hill and Ben Smith's Blog
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion: Saturday Night Card Game (Questions for Loretta Sanchez - in Vietnamese)
Susan Duclos / Wake up America: CA. Democrat Rep. Loretta Sanchez's Racial Rampage
Bridget Johnson / The Hill: Vietnamese challenger accuses Sanchez of ‘racial rampage’
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
John Kerry: Democrats' woes stem from uninformed voters — It's the electorate, stupid! — A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation.
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion: John Kerry Thinks Yur Stuped (but yu new dat all ready)
Doug Powers / Michelle Malkin: John Kerry Explains Dem Woes: Voters are Stupid
Allahpundit / Hot Air: John Kerry: I wish these voters would pay more attention
Susan Duclos / Wake up America: John Kerry Portrays American Voters As Uninformed of ‘Truth’ Or ‘Facts’
Bruce McQuain / Questions and Observations: Stupid voters, why don't you believe us?
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Libtalker Mike Malloy Tells Liz Cheney 'Go Plan Your Father's Funeral' — As the Media Research Center reported last month, there are some truly sick, hate-mongering liberal radio hosts in America today, and one of the most disgusting is Mike Malloy. — On Friday, this vile miscreant …
Discussion: Right Wing News, Verum Serum and The Right Scoop
The White House:
Weekly Address: President Obama: GOP Leadership Standing up for Outsourcing and Special Interests, Instead of American Workers — WASHINGTON - In this week's address, President Barack Obama broke with Republicans in Congress who are putting special interests ahead of the American people …
Julie Mason / Beltway Confidential: Obama eye-rolls GOP “pledge”
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit: Worst. President. Ever. …
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress: House GOP Leadership Colluded With National Review To Blunt Criticism …
William Teach / Pirate's Cove: Pres-In-Chump Again Uses Weekly Address To Attack GOP, Foment Class Warfare
John Harwood / New York Times:
Obama, Empathy and the Midterms — MY homework for an hourlong interview with President Obama last week began with reviews of his earlier speeches and interviews, and conversations with economists and political operatives. It ended around a dinner table. — That's where, over salad and swordfish …
A.G. Sulzberger / New York Times:
Voters Moving to Oust Judges Over Decisions — DES MOINES — After the State Supreme Court here stunned the nation by making this the first state in the heartland to allow same-sex marriage, Iowa braced for its sleepy judicial elections to turn into referendums on gay marriage.
Discussion: American Power, AMERICAblog News and National Review
Donald Douglas / American Power: Arthur Gregg Sulzberger
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News: How the far-right is perverting the judicial system
Matthew J. Franck / National Review: Reaping the Whirlwind — The New York Times, in a front-pager …
Romney brings conservative message to New Hampshire — (CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sounded very much like a presidential candidate Saturday when he bashed President Obama and the Democratic Party in a speech he delivered in the early voting state of New Hampshire.