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3:55 AM ET, September 26, 2010

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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 …
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Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Obama invokes ‘state secrets’ …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and GayPatriot
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: The American Pundit
Ben Smith / The Politico:
They're gay, conservative and proud  —  NEW YORK — Even among the gays, the right is on the rise.  —  The broad surge in the conservative grassroots made it as far as PayPal founder Peter Thiel's grand apartment overlooking New York's Union Square Tuesday night, where about 150 backers …
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Democrats Unleash Ads Focusing on Rivals' Pasts  —  WASHINGTON — Democratic candidates across the country are opening a fierce offensive of negative advertisements against Republicans, using lawsuits, tax filings, reports from the Better Business Bureau and even divorce proceedings to try …
Discussion: The Page
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.
Molly K. Hooper / Ballot Box:
Bill Clinton to stump for Barney Frank re-election as right digs in  —  Former President Bill Clinton will lend his star power to veteran Democratic Rep. Barney Frank (Mass.) at an afternoon rally on Sunday.  —  The 42nd president's appearance with the powerful 15-term House member comes …
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 and The Blaze
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.
Telegraph:
Ed Miliband: my vision to rebuild trust  —  In an article for The Sunday Telegraph, Labour's new leader Ed Miliband pledges to regain the support of families and Middle Britain and to learn from the party's past mistakes  —  Yesterday the Labour Party committed to start the long journey back to power.
Discussion: Guardian and The Nation
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.
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
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Thune plans to run in 2012
 
 
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Reuters:
Obama: Republican agenda ‘disastrous’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Federal probe muddies W.Va. race
John Harwood / New York Times:
Obama, Empathy and the Midterms
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Libtalker Mike Malloy Tells Liz Cheney 'Go Plan Your Father's Funeral'
Discussion: Right Wing News and Verum Serum
Nicola Boden / Daily Mail:
Ed Miliband crowned Labour leader, beating brother David into second
Discussion: Cubachi
CNN:
Romney brings conservative message to New Hampshire
Discussion: The Page and The Hill
Riva Richmond / Bits:
Malware Hits Computerized Industrial Equipment
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Just Say Now Livestreaming Marijuana Debate Moderated by Richard …
Discussion: TalkLeft
The Huffington Post:
Tea Party Script Written In Washington (VIDEO)
Kim Severson / New York Times:
Told to Eat Its Vegetables, America Orders Fries
Discussion: Gawker
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
We Haven't Hit Bottom Yet
A.G. Sulzberger / New York Times:
Voters Moving to Oust Judges Over Decisions