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Bart Gellman, the former ace Wash Post reporter, has first Time magazine cover story today, on new threat from US. militias, titled "Locked and Loaded." Quote: "[M]ost of today’s armed radicals are linked by self-described Patriot beliefs, which emphasize resistance to tyranny by force of arms and reject the idea that elections can fix what ails the country."
Not a joke: very serious Politico story on Congress people filing for divorce from….Stephen Colbert. One aide on the Hill compares his show to "herpes." Truthiness not setting them free.
Jon Stewart last night on Arianna Huffington’s promise of free bus rides to his Oct. 30 rally in D.C.: I hope this isn’t one of those Huff Post things where it’s just an embedded link to Greyhound. He added: "Bus aggregators." Also, a report that Obama backs rally.
Christine O’Donnell’s lie about attending Oxford found at second site–which reveals that she authored herself, despite her denials re: first site.
Interactive map shows state-by-state poverty rates.
My new piece with all the key links on CNN revealing it was target of latest James "ACORN Pimp" O’Keefe stunt:luring one of its correspondents to a "pleasure boat" and filming it all.Well, that doesn’t really do it justice. UPDATED: Guy who wrote James O’Keefe’s boat plan defends it all.
Andy Borowitz: "Meg Whitman to Build Ten-Foot Fence Around House — Will Keep Illegal Aliens from Talking to Media."
RAP IT UP Yesterday Obama was accused of having some "gangsta rap" on his iPod, now see video of Justin Timberlake helping Jimmy Fallon with a history-of-rap medley.