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MONDAY BACK TO WORK EDITION
Charlie Savage: In an effort that raises fresh questions about privacy, officials are preparing to seek sweeping new Internet regulations, arguing that they are losing their capability to track suspects.
Hoping to out-Beck Beck, 300 liberal groups plan big D.C. march this weekend, hope for 100,000 turnout, even invite Jon Stewart to speak… Yves Smith of Naked Capitalism: Why is There No Political Outlet for Anger on the Left These Days?
Poll says 2x as many believe HCR should have done more than think it shouldn’t have passed—yet media persist in letting GOPers and right wing get away with claiming unpopularity simply due to people hating Obama going too far. And more from Kaiser Foundation.
Segway company owner dies after rolling into river in freak accident—on a Segway.
Media still largely failing to admit that Sarah Palin always was, still is, deeply unpopular. Latest: she is trounced in poll by not exactly public fave Barack Obama…. Markos Moulitsas at SF Chron on American Taliban (also title of his new book).
My atmospheric just-back-from-Paris photo gallery.
LARRY & JILL NYT profiles Lawrence O’Donnell, whose MSNBC finally debuts tonight after Rachel: pacifist, anti-death penalty, to the left of everyone on health reform, he says. He hosts Joe Biden tonight, later in week Levi Johnson, and Stephen Colbert on Thursday—good mix, bad mix?… Gabe Sherman profiles front runner for Bill Keller’s job at the Times when he steps down. Guess who?