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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on August 20 at 8:37 AM

Disaster: With the Afghani government divided, the Taliban are on the rise… again.

Further Disaster: SpanAir jet crashes on takeoff at Madrid airport, killing “dozens.”

Further-er Disaster: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac teeter on the edge of a federal bailout.

Round Two… Fight!: Primary wins lead to rematches in the congressional race between Burner and Reichert and the fight for the governor’s mansion between Gregoire and Rossi.

All That Glitters: Rocker-turned-child-porno-enthusiast Gary Glitter to be expelled from Thailand.

EP-Nay: Environmental Protection Agency thwarted by federal appeals court in attempts to change the Clean Air Act.

West Nile: The first case of the West Nile Virus this year strikes a woman in King County.

Cejudo!: American Henry Cejudo rises from poverty to win upset Olympic gold in wrestling.

And, a moment of political geek-dom:

Joe Biden for President, 1988: Because Experience Means Hairplugs

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It's Fannie Mae, not May.

Posted by Corrections Dept. | August 20, 2008 8:43 AM

Inaction already cost us Bernie's life. What will it take to save Freddie?

Posted by ru shur | August 20, 2008 8:46 AM

Where's PC with our daily dose of RealClearPolitics (Zogby) poll numbers to tell us the impending doom of the Nov election? Poor thing doesn't have a life outside of politics.

Posted by Get a life | August 20, 2008 8:54 AM

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We'd rather not moderate your comments, but off-topic, gratuitously inflammatory, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate remarks may be removed, and repeat offenders may be banned from commenting. We never censor comments based on ideology. Thanks to all who add to the conversation on Slog. Especially Christopher Frizzelle's Enormous Whozeewhatsis!

Posted by Monty Python's Enormous Whozeewhatsis | August 20, 2008 8:56 AM

Great to hear the fine character actor Edward Binns (Patton, It Takes a Thief, etc.) in the Biden ad.

Posted by Christopher DeLaurenti | August 20, 2008 9:18 AM

@3 - heh, the first thought I had when I saw about the Zogby poll was "PC's ten-page rant about how Obama is DOOMED! DOOOOOOOOMED! must be coming any minute now."

Posted by tsm | August 20, 2008 9:31 AM

I'm sure the rant will arrive shortly, followed by more deleted comments. Is it war on trolls week or something?

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | August 20, 2008 9:59 AM

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