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11:40 PM ET, November 10, 2006

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Adam Zagorin / Time:
Exclusive: Charges Sought Against Rumsfeld Over Prison Abuse  —  A lawsuit in Germany will seek a criminal prosecution of the outgoing Defense Secretary and other U.S. officials for their alleged role in abuses at Abu Ghraib and Gitmo  —  Just days after his resignation …
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Ryan Lizza / The New Republic:
A PUTSCH AT THE DNC?:  —  Some big name Democrats want to oust DNC Chairman Howard Dean, arguing that his stubborn commitment to the 50-state strategy and his stinginess with funds for House races cost the Democrats several pickup opportunities.  —  The candidate being floated to replace Dean?
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Joe Conason / Salon:
Howard Dean, vindicated  —  The DNC chairman's "crazy" strategy of rebuilding the Democratic Party across all states helped it ride the national wave against the GOP.  —  Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean laughs during a news conference Wednesday in Washington.
Matt Stoller / MyDD:
How Could Dean Be Ousted?  —  I worked for Simon Rosenberg for DNC Chair.  I've read the charter and the bylaws of the Democratic National Committee, and I've seen the process up close.  It's an election to become DNC Chair.  Dean won, he won on a platform of putting money towards state parties …
Jon Hemming / Reuters:
Khamenei calls elections a victory for Iran  —  TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday called U.S. President George W. Bush's defeat in congressional elections a victory for Iran.  —  Bush has accused Iran of trying to make a nuclear bomb …
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IraqPundit:
Speak Up, Democrats  —  Al Qaeda and Iran are both gloating over the U.S. election results.  AQ's chief in Iraq, Abu Hamza Al-Muhajir, actually mocked Bush while praising the Democrats' victory in the congressional mid-term contests.  According to an audio tape message attributed to Al-Mujahir …
Discussion: Wizbang
CNN:
Purported Iraq al Qaeda tape to U.S.: Jihad not over
Discussion: The Fourth Rail
CNN:
Marine to receive Medal of Honor for Iraq heroism  —  (CNN) — President Bush announced on Friday that the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration, will be awarded posthumously to Marine Cpl. Jason Dunham.  —  In April 2004, Dunham was leading a patrol in an Iraqi town near …
ABCNEWS:
EXCLUSIVE: McCain Begins Preliminary White House Run  —  Exploratory Committee to Be Set Up This Month, No Final Decision Has Been Made  —  His party may have taken "a thumpin'," in the words of President Bush, but ABC News has learned that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and his political team …
Discussion: The Reaction and Daily Pundit
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
After Rumsfeld: Bid to Reshape the Brain Trust  —  Robert M. Gates, President Bush's choice to become defense secretary, has sharply criticized the Bush administration's handling of the Iraq war and has made it clear that he would seek advice from moderate Republicans who have been largely frozen …
Discussion: The News Blog and Think Progress
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Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Bolton's Chances of Confirmation Are 'Nil,' Official Says  —  President Bush has pledged to be a bipartisan, consensus builder now that Democrats are to control Congress, and since Wednesday he has made conciliatory gestures.  The question now is whether Mr. Bush is ready to junk …
Rusty Shackleford / Townhall.com:
Jon Stewart: Democratic majority kingmaker  —  Forget left of center bloggers, Jon Stewart is this year's kingmaker.  Without him and The Daily Show, the Democrats would not have made such large inroads in the midterm elections.  Let me explain why.  —  In 1994 Republicans swept to victory …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Scared Monkeys
Justin Rood / TPMmuckraker:
MuckWatch: We Pick Our Favorite Dems  —  The Democrats swept into the majority in Congress vowing to fight the culture of corruption.  Bad news for the muckraking biz, right?  Thankfully, less-than-squeaky pasts don't appear to be a factor in the Dems' reasoning as they divvy up leadership posts and committee chairs.
Discussion: Don Surber and TPMCafe blogs
Erica Werner / Associated Press:
Waxman Set to Probe Areas of Bush Gov't  —  The Democratic congressman who will investigate the Bush administration's running of the government says there are so many areas of possible wrongdoing, his biggest problem will be deciding which ones to pursue.  —  There's the response to Hurricane Katrina …
Pam Belluck / New York Times:
Gain for Same-Sex Marriage in Massachusetts  —  Lawmakers in Massachusetts, the only state where same-sex marriage is legal, dealt what appeared to be a fatal blow Thursday to a proposed constitutional amendment to ban it.  —  In a flurry of strategic maneuvering, supporters …
William J. Stuntz / Weekly Standard:
Doubling Down in Iraq  —  Warfare isn't like business.  —  Don't throw good money after bad.  When you're in a hole, stop digging.  If you've been running in the wrong direction, the first thing to do is, turn around.  —  These are the kinds of things Americans are hearing and saying about the war in Iraq.
 
 
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The Allen Report:
The Architect Speaks  —  After maintaining a relentless optimism …
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Robin Givhan / Washington Post:
Muted Tones Of Quiet Authority: A Look Suited To the Speaker
CNN:
Mehlman stepping down as Republican Committee Chair
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The Conservative Agenda
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Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
Muslim's Election Is Celebrated Here and in Mideast
Michelle Malkin:
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
THE LESSON....Over at TalkLeft, Big Tent Democrat takes me to task …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Great Revulsion  —  I'm not feeling giddy as much as greatly relieved.
Bret Hayworth / siouxcityjournal.com:
Local GOP chairman blasts own party
DefenseLINK:
Retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Jack E. Jett / RADAR:
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