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WEDNESDAY WAKE-UP CALLS
Jon Stewart announces Comedy Central will stream his Oct. 30 rally in DC live AND show it live on cable. Also shows giant rally in N Korea, adding, "And half of those people were bused in by Huffington Post."
Mike Allen has excerpts from NYT Magazine piece on Obama by Peter Baker coming this Sunday. President still claims he can work with Republicans even if they take Congress. Promises no new programs, just implementing what he’s done. Says he should have included GOP tax cuts in the stimilus. Plus: "The thing that surprised Obama most after his first 100 days: ‘The number of people who don’t pay their taxes,’ he told aides." Also, doesn’t like Camp David because he’s "an urban guy." UPDATE: Actual piece now online.
CNN: Six more NATO troops killed in Afghanistan today. Jim Hightower on the war.
Yes, this is one of the greatest corrections ever in print or online: "This blog post originally stated that one in three black men who have sex with me is HIV positive. In fact, the statistic applies to black men who have sex with men."
New David Horowitz ad suggests Obama abandoning, leading to possible "second Holocaust." Plus Nazi images.
Rachel Maddow’s report on new. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” injunction.
My GRIT TV segment w/ Laura Flanders on Upton Sinclair and one of the greatest mass movement election campaigns ever — and the birth of media politics. Article on same coming up in The Nation next week!
Why the military needs to act more like NFL–and order troops off the field when they’ve had a head injury.
Maureen Dowd on upcoming Plame / CIA leak flick "Fair Game" as good reminder of the Bush scandal — film may be flawed but shows Plame as active CIA operative when cover blown.