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8:55 AM ET, September 28, 2010

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ABCNEWS:
Rahm Emanuel Likely to Leave White House This Week  —  Final Decision Not Yet Made, White House Chief of Staff All but Certain to Explore Campaign for Mayor of Chicago  —  Although no final decision has been made because of family considerations, ABC News has learned that White House officials …
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Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
Vice President Biden to Democratic Base: ‘Stop Whining’  —  At a fundraiser in Manchester, NH, today, Vice President Biden urged Democrats to “remind our base constituency to stop whining and get out there and look at the alternatives.  This President has done an incredible job.  He's kept his promises.”
Peter Daou:
How a handful of liberal bloggers are bringing down the Obama presidency  —  This post was originally written about the frightening case of Anwar al-Aulaqi, a heinous individual who now faces a judge, jury and executioner in President Barack Obama.  The body of the post remains the same …
CNN:
Emanuel all but certain to run for Chicago mayor, sources say  —  (CNN) - Three Democratic sources close to Rahm Emanuel tell CNN that the White House chief of staff informed senior colleagues he is all but certain to run for mayor of Chicago, and will leave the White House to take the final exploratory steps.
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Joe Biden to Democrats: ‘Stop whining’
Discussion: The Hill, RedState and CNN
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Emanuel expected to leave W.H.
Discussion: Raw Story
Holly Ramer / Associated Press:
Biden: Democratic base should ‘stop whining’
Discussion: Riehl World View
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Mrs Taliban Dan submits and dutifully defends her husband  —  Mrs Taliban Dan Submits  —  If you haven't seen the ad that's causing a flurry among the very, very delicate Republicans, check it out:  —  The good wife speaks up: … Uhm.  They can't refute it because it's all true.
Discussion: ECHIDNE of the snakes and TalkLeft
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Caleb Howe / RedState:
Alan Grayson: WHORE.  —  Remember this video?  —  .  —  Yeah.  Now watch this one:  —  .  —  That's the original.  “I have verses [to pray] for my wife.  Don't pick the ones that say, um ‘She should submit to me.’ That's in the Bible, but pick the ones that you're supposed to do.
Mark Schlueb / Orlando Sentinel:
Grayson's ‘Taliban Dan’ ad takes Webster's words out of context, twists meaning  —  In an attack ad labeling his opponent “ Taliban Dan” Webster, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson uses Webster's own words to prove the Republican thinks wives should be subservient to their husbands.
Discussion: Betsy's Page, Moe Lane and RedState
FactCheck.org:
Rep. Grayson Lowers the Bar
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
Webster's wife blasts ‘Taliban Dan’ ad
Discussion: American Power
Michael C. Moynihan / Hit & Run:
The Execrable Alan Grayson
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life:
U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey  —  Executive Summary  —  Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups on a new survey of religious knowledge, outperforming evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics on questions about the core teachings …
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Quinnipiac University:
Angry Voters Push McMahon Closer In Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Connecticut Poll Finds; But Most Voters Say Her Ads Are Annoying  —  Propelled by Connecticut likely voters who say they are “angry” with government, former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate …
Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
Drones Target Terror Plot  —  CIA Strikes Intensify in Pakistan Amid Heightened Threats in Europe  —  WASHINGTON—In an effort to foil a suspected terrorist plot against European targets, the Central Intelligence Agency has ramped up missile strikes against militants in Pakistan's tribal regions, current and former officials say.
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New York Times:
C.I.A. Steps Up Drone Attacks on Taliban in Pakistan
Discussion: The Page
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Party seeking unity before midterm  —  House Democrats will return to Washington for a final time before the midterm elections, struggling to maintain party unity amid a series of political missteps and distractions.  —  While Democratic leaders cheered the signing of a small-business lending bill Monday …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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The Politico:   Congress tussles over Dem dough
Mike Hall / AFL-CIO NOW BLOG:
Trumka: Working-Class Anger Fueled by Right's ‘Deeply Dishonest’ Message  —  With the economy continuing to stagger and job creation not moving quickly, “working people are justifiably angry and frustrated” as they approach the Nov. 2 elections, says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
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Michelle Malkin:
Big Labor thug Trumka: Left must “take control of the national conversation”
Discussion: Nice Deb
William Yardley / New York Times:
Drug Use Cited in the Killings of 3 Civilians  —  JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Members of an American Army unit consumed with drug use randomly chose Afghan civilians to kill and then failed to report the abuses out of fear they would suffer retaliation from their commander, according to testimony in military court here on Monday.
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William Yardley / New York Times:
A Dark Horse Emerges in Alaska: The Incumbent  —  JUNEAU, Alaska — The night Lisa Murkowski announced she would mount a write-in campaign to retain her Senate seat, she acknowledged to a crowd of supporters that her odds were slim.  Then she prompted a defiant roar: invoking Native Alaskan culture …
Discussion: The Page
Darren Samuelsohn / The Politico:
Global warming critic plots revenge  —  Most House Republicans envision killing Nancy Pelosi's special global warming committee if they claw their way back into the majority this November.  —  But one senior GOP lawmaker has another idea in mind: sweet revenge.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Telegraph:
Savers told to stop moaning and start spending  —  Savers should stop complaining about poor returns and start spending to help the economy, a senior Bank of England official warned today.  —  Older households could afford to suffer because they had benefited from previous property price rises …
Jann S. Wenner / Rolling Stone:
Obama in Command: The Rolling Stone Interview  —  In an Oval Office interview, the president discusses the Tea Party, the war, the economy and what's at stake this November  —  The following is an article from the October 15, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone.  —  We arrived at the southwest gate …
Discussion: newsfeed.time.com and The Page
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Paul Krugman, incensed and insistent about our economic ills  —  For more than a year, the bearded man consuming a shrimp salad at an Upper West Side cafe has been a prophet of doom, warning that the economy could slide into a “third depression” unless our leaders come to their senses and follow his advice.
Chris Woodyard / USA Today:
Chrysler fires UAW workers caught drinking, smoking pot  —  Chrysler announced it has fired 13 employees who were caught drinking and smoking pot during their lunch hour by a local Detroit TV station.  —  Two other employees have been suspended for a month without pay.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
As Laws Shift, Voters Cast Ballots Weeks Before the Polls Close  —  CINCINNATI — At least one-third of all ballots across the country this year will be cast before Election Day, party officials said, reflecting a steady rise in early voting that is profoundly influencing how political campaigns …
 
 
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BBC:
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Wall Street Journal:
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