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Poll Shows Race TIED:

the Christian Science Monitor/TIPP poll, taken Sept 22-27th, excludes Nader, but the results? Kerry: 45% Bush: 45% So while other biased media keep

the Christian Science Monitor/TIPP poll, taken Sept 22-27th, excludes Nader, but the results?

Kerry: 45%
Bush: 45%

So while other biased media keep chanting the false mantra that Kerry’s in some sort of trouble, this means he’s closed ANY post-convention gap in just 4 weeks. A STUNNING turnaround.

The odd thing is the CSM begins by saying the national polls give a decided edge to Bush, but end the article with their national poll calling it a tie!

Bush peaked too early, the momentem is with Kerry now. If he keeps delivering like he has this month, he’s going to win easily.

And I hope he follows the Big Dog’s advice after the first debate, by going after the ECONOMY. Continue reading…

Good Reporters: Columbia Journalism Review Campaign Desk comes up with a list of good reporters...and it's mighty small

CJR Campaign Desk: Archives: Top Ten

Ron Brownstein, Los Angeles Times
Dana Milbank, Washington Post
John Harwood, Wall Street Journal
Jon Stewart, "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central
Ryan Lizza, The New Republic
Jill Lawrence, USA Today
Mike Allen, Washington Post
Adam Smith, St. Petersburg Times
Philip Gourevitch, The New Yorker
Frank Rich, New York Times

Honorable Mention

Charlie Cook, National Journal
Josh Marshall, TalkingPointsMemo.com
Todd Purdum, the New York Times
Matt Labash, The Weekly Standard
James Fallows, The Atlantic
Dick Polman, Philadelphia Inquirer
Bill Bishop, Austin American-Statesman
Matt Bai, The New York Times Magazine

Quick Takes

War in Context says that a Times report that hundreds of thousands of hours of "terrorist-related" audio remain untranslated is clear evidence that "the Bush administration has much more interest in 'fighting' terrorism than in actually catching terrorists," in stark contrast to a more productive European approach as laid out in the Boston Globe

Karen Kwiatkowski argues that the chain of command should heed, not harass, NCO Al Lorentz after his analysis of the war in Iraq in 'Why We Cannot Win.'

The Los Angeles Times notes that with U.S. warplanes bombing Fallujah and the densely-populated slums of Sadr City, a senior military official called reports of civilian deaths in Fallujah "propaganda" and "suggested that local hospitals had been infiltrated by insurgent forces."

As 'Heady U.S. Goals For Iraq Fall By Wayside,' the Washington Post quotes Anthony H. Cordesman, strategic analyst for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, as saying that the overall number of Iraqi police is not rising but dropping "in part because of desertions and purging of low-grade personnel."

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