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8:20 PM ET, October 1, 2010


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Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Rick Sanchez Calls Jon Stewart “A Bigot”; Says CNN Is Run By Jews  —  CNN's Rick Sanchez is not happy with being made fun of constantly on The Daily Show and Colbert Report.  It is from this jumping off point that he absolutely unleashed on Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and at times his own network …
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
BREAKING: Rick Sanchez Fired From CNN  —  CNN released this statement today:  —  “Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company.  We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well.”  —  They will broadcast CNN Newsroom from 3-5pm for the foreseeable future.  —  Here's more from the story earlier today:
Stand UP!:
CNN's Rick Sanchez Calls Jon Stewart ‘Bigot’  —  Cuban-American anchor Rick Sanchez came on Stand Up! with Pete Dominick today for a loose exchange on current events, media, and journalism.  Throughout much of the interview, the discussion touched on race.  To our surprise, at various points …
The Huffington Post:
Rick Sanchez: Jon Stewart A ‘Bigot,’ Jews Run CNN & All Media  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  CNN's Rick Sanchez made controversial comments on a Sirius radio show Thursday, calling Jon Stewart a “bigot” and saying that CNN and the other networks are all run by Jewish people.
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Sanchez out at CNN  —  Rick Sanchez lost his job at CNN on Friday …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Paul Campos / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
Rick Sanchez's formula for achieving more balanced media coverage
Discussion: TPM LiveWire and Balloon Juice
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Sanchez: CNN run by the Jews
Discussion: theblogprof
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Sanchez: Stewart “a bigot,” CNN run by Jews
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
What Rick Sanchez said about CNN and Jews
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
TRENDING: Palin jousts with Rouse  —  (CNN) - Pete Rouse was just installed as White House chief of staff on Friday, but he's already been facing fire from Sarah Palin for over a week.  —  Now White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is hitting back, calling the former Alaska governor's accusations “fairly silly.”
John Podhoretz / Commentary:
The Meltdown Accelerates — at the Very Top
Discussion: Hot Air News:
UPDATED: Assistant AG takes leave of absence after national attention over blog against U-M student body president  —  One would expect that the current Republican attorney general contender, along with Rick Snyder and other major GOP state candidates, had a word or two with Mike Cox.
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
TARP Bailout to Cost Less Than Once Anticipated  —  WASHINGTON — Even as voters rage and candidates put up ads against government bailouts, the reviled mother of them all — the $700 billion lifeline to banks, insurance and auto companies — will expire after Sunday at a fraction of that cost …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
NOT A BAD RETURN ON A COSTLY INVESTMENT.... Whether one approves of 2008's financial industry bailout or considers it the worst piece of legislation in American history, there's one thing we can all be very glad about: its price tag. … Two years ago, the assumption among many was that these hundreds …
Eco-fascism jumps the shark: massive, epic fail!  —  I predicted this morning that No Pressure - Richard Curtis's spectacularly ill-judged eco-propaganda movie for the 10:10 campaign - would prove a disastrous own goal for the green movement.  —  But what I could never have imagined …
David Freedlander / Associated Press:
Paladino Concedes: I Got No Proof [VIDEO] … Well, that's awkward.  This comes after Paladino doubled-down on Liz Benjamin's show last night, saying that he has evidence of Cuomo's “paramours” and will furnish that evidence “when we are good and ready.”  —  “Andrew Cuomo has to account for all of his past.
Phillip Smith /
California Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill  —  Posted in: - Budgets/Taxes/Economics - Decriminalization - Marijuana — Personal Use - News Brief - State & Local Executive Branches - State & Local Legislatures  —  California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) …
Discussion: Dean's World
Reed Abelson / New York Times:
Insurer Cuts Health Plans as New Law Takes Hold  —  The Principal Financial Group announced on Thursday that it planned to stop selling health insurance, another sign of upheaval emerging among insurers as the new federal health law starts to take effect.  —  The company, based in Iowa …
Avery Johnson / Wall Street Journal:
Principal Financial Quits Writing Health-Care Policies
Carolyn Lochhead / San Francisco Chronicle:
Whitman within law, immigration lawyers say  —  (10-01) 04:00 PDT Washington - —  Whether or not Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman received a letter from the Social Security Administration saying her former housekeeper's false documents did not match its records …
Alex Seitz-Wald / Think Progress:
Fiorina Called For Imprisoning 'Employers Who Knowingly Hired …
Discussion: CBS News and The Daily Caller
Robert Costa / National Review:
Bolton for President: A ‘Goldwater Conservative’  —  John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, tells National Review Online that he is seriously considering a 2012 presidential run.  “I am a Goldwater conservative,” he says.  “I am not a professional politician.
Graham Bowley / New York Times:
A Single Sale Worth $4.1 Billion Led to the ‘Flash Crash’  —  A single sale of $4.1 billion in futures contracts by a mutual fund touched off a series of events that led to the so-called flash crash, the sharp stock market decline that shook investors and markets on May 6, federal regulators said on Friday.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Exercise and Weight Loss  —  Ta-Nehisi Coates writes some about losing weight: … I think that's largely true.  The biggest gym-related thing I've done to lose weight is that I did some sessions with a personal trainer who warned me up front that you can't really lose weight in the gym—you need to eat less food.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and Eschaton
Mark Naymik / Metro:
Lawsuit accuses Tom Ganley of sexual assault; his lawyer calls suit extortion  —  A 39-year-old Cleveland woman sued auto dealer and Republican congressional candidate Tom Ganley on Thursday, accusing him of sexually assaulting her in his office last year.  —  The married mother of four filed …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Sen. Thune sees third party if GOP strays  —  Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said a third party similar to the Tea Party could emerge as early as 2012.  —  Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said a third party could emerge as early as 2012 if Republicans stray from their principles.
Discussion: The Hill, Erick's blog, The Page and GOP 12
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
Reminder to journalists: O'Keefe was not dressed as a pimp inside ACORN offices  —  With Andrew Breitbart's protégé back in the news this week for allegedly having no common sense, it's important that reporters be accurate about James O'Keefe's most infamous claim to fame …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Robert Bazell /
U.S. apologizes for Guatemala STD experiments  —  Government researchers infected patients with syphilis, gonorrhea without their consent in the 1940s  —  U.S. government medical researchers intentionally infected hundreds of people in Guatemala, including institutionalized mental patients …
Scott Wong / The Politico:
Liberals hope rally rivals Beck's  —  The rally liberal groups are staging at the National Mall on Saturday hasn't received nearly the media buzz of Glenn Beck's Aug. 28 rally, but organizers insist that their numbers will rival Beck's, which drew tens of thousands - or hundreds of thousands, depending on whose estimates you believe.
Discussion: Pajamas Media
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Blago gives Levi good news
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Linda Austin / Reynolds Center …:
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz calls for second federal stimulus
Discussion: Firedoglake
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Kagan joins the bench
Discussion: Law Blog
George Bennett / Post on Politics:
Crist tells Dems ‘I can win’ against ‘radical right’ Rubio
Discussion: CNN and Ballot Box
Ariana Eunjung Cha / Political Economy:
Connecticut halts all foreclosures for all banks
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Keach Hagey / The Politico:
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Discussion: JustOneMinute, Jezebel, Mediaite and Gawker
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O'Donnell: 'God's Keeping Me in the Race'
Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
Maliki in Deal to Lead Iraq and Empower Anti-U.S. Bloc
Discussion: Commentary and The Page
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
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