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Business Focus Photo October 22, 2009

Eating Our Lunch

I'm only wondering why it took so long for the Dems to turn the laser beam -- given the gaping absence of competition -- on the fat, happy and defiant health insurance industry. Props to Move On. You go, Heather Graham!

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President Obama Photo October 21, 2009

Ref O rm

What the photos have to say (besides: welcome to Summer '08!) is that "O" has his whole head in the health care battle.

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Volker and the White House: Not Too Big To Flail

Poor man (and poor us). Actually pitching a truly progressive idea to put the banks back in their box -- in other words, "change we can believe in" -- instead Volker sits before the President looking like he's been spat on.

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Media Focus Photo October 20, 2009

Carry Me Away (at 5 and 11, and 24/7)

I must be the last person in the country to touch the "balloon boy" story, but I thought it was beautiful....

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Afghanistan Reboot: Kerrying the Day

Really, is anybody thinking about how this looks -- with John Kerry leading the Afghanistan re-boot?

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The Great Recession Photo October 19, 2009

Citi: Taking a Flier

You think Citi or Wells Fargo even paid for the ink to print out the little sign?

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Your Turn: Mixing it Up with the Kids

  What do you think about the shot on the left which Getty used to feature its editorial package on Obama's Maryland school visit?

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Mortgage Abuse and a Public Option, Of Sorts

Hundreds of financial counselors with the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) help homeowners process financial information during the 'Save The Dream' event October 16, 2009 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. Thousands of people lined up for the NACA Save the Dream event for assistance with...

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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo October 18, 2009

Afghanistan, in Aggregate

Similar photos from Afghanistan, featured the same day by TIME and The Economist, call out the extreme political situation in Afghanistan.

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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo October 17, 2009

My War. No, Your War. No…

McChrystal's face seems a perfect reflection of a country that draws in outsiders, then suffocates them.

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President Obama Photo October 16, 2009


Left wing hostility to Obama seems on the rise, as evidenced by this Bush morph in the latest New Statesman.

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Media Focus Photo

My Edit: Obama's First Presidential Visit to New Orleans

These thumbnails represent my final edit on Obama's visit to New Orleans yesterday -- the first of his presidency.

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Culture Focus Photo October 15, 2009

"I have clearly made a huge mistake and am sorry 2 those that are offended."

Does this photo of Meghan McCain posted on Twitter displaying ample cleavage mean anything at all?

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Facing Afghanistan

This image by photographer and friend of BAGnews Peter van Agtmael doesn't just bring into sharp focus the haplessness of the U.S. engagement, but crystallizes it and shouts it out.

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Uncategorized Photo October 14, 2009

Your Turn: Heroes of the GOP

BAGreaders deconstruct the Heros page.

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What Up: A Few GOP Heroes Steele Left Out

From the great and often proudly blasphemous artist and designer Mike Monteiro, we provide Michael Steele a little help with his GOP Heroes list.

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Latin Songs, page A16

Can progressives really expect the President -- even if his agenda looks like a ten course meal -- to get behind and push any one or two issues at a time beyond health care or Afghanistan, especially if they trip off alarms in the culture war?  

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Uncategorized Photo October 13, 2009

D.C.: Heavy Snowe

How big a deal was today's Senate Finance Committee vote? Getty quantifies it with this visual.

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