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Thursday's Top 10 Political Blogs

TheStreet.com's political correspondent rounds up the day's posts from the blogosphere.
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Today's blogs focus on what has been happening in Washington. The two big pieces of legislation are the State Children's Insurance Program (SCHIP) and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Telecom companies managed to wrangle immunity for any involvement in wiretapping yesterday.

Republicans

Andrew Sullivan gives his take on Larry Craig's interview with Matt Lauer. Adjectives like "embarrassing" and "excruciating" came in handy during his write-up.

Marc Ambinder posts an email from Ronald Reagan biographer Craig Shirley in an effort to educate Rudy Giuliani on Reagan's so-called 11th Amendment.

Jim Geraghty at National Review Online reports that another Texan disagrees with Gov. Rick Perry on the endorsement of Giuliani. It's no surprise that this person happens to support Fred Thompson.

Democrats

Taylor Marsh comments that Barack Obama's campaign has some chutzpah to call himself the candidate for women. She includes an accidentally released memo that went to the Chicago Tribune.

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TPMCentral reports that Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will be endorsing Obama. Patrick is only the second African-American governor to be elected. Obama will need his help in New Hampshire.

Issues

Chris Bowers at OpenLeft.com discusses how all of the candidates' favorability ratings have dropped since the start of the campaign. Giuliani leads the net negative shift with a 35% decrease.

David Sirota questions why the Senate Dems don't use the filibuster to their advantage. If you want to stop the war, why not filibuster any bill not including timetables?

Daily Kos theorizes why the GOP has so much disdain for the SCHIP bill. Could it be opposition to a government program that actually works?

Redstate.com says the GOP will introduce its own alternative to SCHIP on Thursday. The legislation was written by the Heritage Foundation.

Glenn Greenwald notes that the telecom firms have bought themselves immunity in the FISA battle. He finds it predictable, yet reprehensible.