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3:20 PM ET, November 20, 2007

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Mike Allen / The Politico:
McClellan points finger at Bush, Rove  —  Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan names names in a caustic passage from a forthcoming memoir that accuses President Bush, Karl Rove and Vice President Cheney of being "involved" in his giving the press false information about the CIA leak case.
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court agrees to rule on gun case  —  UPDATED to 2:13 p.m.; analysis material added at 2:46 p.m.  —  After a hiatus of 68 years, the Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to rule on the meaning of the Second Amendment — the hotly contested part of the Constitution that guarantees "a right to keep and bear arms."
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David Stout / New York Times:
Justices to Hear Gun Control Case  —  The Supreme Court agreed today to consider an issue that has divided politicians, constitutional scholars and ordinary citizens for decades: whether the Second Amendment to the Constitution protects an individual right to "keep and bear arms."
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Lone Star Times
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Supreme Court will hear D.C. guns case
Reuters:
US court to review Washington, D.C., handgun ban
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
Ron Paul isn't that scary  —  It's that over-do-gooder Mike Huckabee who should be making conservatives nervous.  —  As the hopeless but energetic presidential campaign of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) builds momentum in name recognition, fundraising and cross-ideology appeal, media conservatives are beginning to attack Paul in earnest.
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Martina Stewart / CNN Political Ticker:
Wrestler Ric Flair supporting Mike Huckabee  —  COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) - In the race for presidential endorsements, Mike Huckabee has the kitschy pop culture celebrity vote on lockdown.  —  First it was martial arts hero and "Walker, Texas Ranger" star Chuck Norris, who appears with Huckabee in his first TV ad.
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
You First, Governor Huckabee
The Politico:
Rapid response speeds up  —  The presidential campaigns in both parties have begun reacting ferociously to real or perceived attacks from rivals, goaded by a tight campaign calendar that leaves no room for error, and a determination to show they're tougher than John F. Kerry was in 2004.
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
More detail on the controversial Iowa poll  —  I spoke this morning to a source closely familiar with the details of that Iowa poll that raised eyebrows last week, though he was unable to definitively say who sponsored the poll, and spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Discussion: Pollster.com
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Parsing the Polls: Inside the Post/ABC Iowa Survey
Devin Culclasure / alligator.org:
Protesters arrested at Gonzales speech  —  In his first appearance at a university since resigning in August, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was met at UF on Monday with a mixture of cheers, boos and scattered interruptions by protesters, two of whom were arrested.
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Students Protest Alberto Gonzales At University of Florida Speaking Gig
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
U.N. to Cut Estimate Of AIDS Epidemic  —  Population With Virus Overstated by Millions  —  The United Nations' top AIDS scientists plan to acknowledge this week that they have long overestimated both the size and the course of the epidemic, which they now believe has been slowing for nearly a decade …
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
At White House behest, NYT sat on scoop  —  When the New York Times published a front page story Sunday about the United States' and Pakistan's joint clandestine efforts to protect nuclear weapons, the newspaper offered a glimpse into a "highly classified program" the Bush administration long objected to seeing in print.
Amy Goldstein / Washington Post:
U.S. Attorney for Minnesota to Leave Post  —  Rachel K. Paulose, the U.S. attorney for Minnesota who sparked staff rebellions and a federal probe into her handling of classified information, is resigning to return to the Justice Department's Washington headquarters, department officials said yesterday.
Faiz / Think Progress:
Bush Administration Stokes Fear Of Massive Army Layoffs To Force Congress To Drop Redeployment  —  The Bush administration is threatening that it will issue furlough notices to up to 150,000 civilian workers at military bases in mid-December if Congress does not approve unrestricted Iraq funding immediately.
American Research Group, Inc.:
Bush Job Approval Ratings and the National Economy  —  George W. Bush's overall job approval rating has increased to 31% as Americans have turned less pessimistic about their household financial situations according to the latest survey from the American Research Group.
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Michael Tomasky / Guardian:
A myth in the unmaking  —  Fox News's status as a politically impartial channel is at last being exposed as a fiction  —  Britons may be familiar with Rupert Murdoch, but I don't think the UK has a beast quite like the American Fox News Channel.  Celebrating its 11th year on the air, Fox is a breathtaking institution.
 
 
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David Freddoso / The Corner:
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