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3:00 PM ET, November 29, 2007

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Michelle Malkin:
Digging out more CNN/YouTube plants: Abortion questioner is declared Edwards supporter (and a slobbering Anderson Cooper fan); Log Cabin Republican questioner is declared Obama supporter; lead toy questioner is a prominent union activist for the Edwards-endorsing United Steelworkers
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
'Gay question' general linked to Clinton  —  The retired general who asked about gays and lesbians serving in the military at the CNN/YouTube Republican debate on Wednesday is a co-chair of Hillary Clinton's National Military Veterans group.  —  Retired Brig. Gen. Keith H. Kerr was named …
Bryan / Hot Air:
At CNN, November is planting season; Update: Plant video edit added!
Discussion: snapped shot
ABCNEWS:
Sudan Sentences Teacher to 15 Days  —  Sudan Sentences Teacher to 15 Days in Prison for Allowing Students to Name Teddy Bear Muhammad  —  British teacher Gillian Gibbons has been convicted of inciting religious hatred for letting her pupils name a teddy bear Muhammad and sentenced to 15 days …
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Mike / The Monkey Tennis Centre:
The self-loathing Brits who think teddy bear teacher deserves her fate  —  Other than among Islamic hardliners, you would think that the plight of British teacher Gillian Gibbons, who faces jail and 40 lashes in Sudan for allowing her pupils to name a teddy bear Mohammed, would elicit near-universal sympathy.
Associated Press:
Sudan tries UK teacher on Islam insult
Discussion: Hot Air
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
Foes Use Obama's Muslim Ties to Fuel Rumors About Him  —  In his speeches and often on the Internet, the part of Sen. Barack Obama's biography that gets the most attention is not his race but his connections to the Muslim world.  —  Since declaring his candidacy for president in February …
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Digby / Hullabaloo:
Pssst.  Pass It On  —  It doesn't matter if it's true or not.  It's "out there": … No, those aren't the opening paragraphs of a Townhall hit piece.  That's the Washington Post recycling anonymous wingnut email trash and calling it "rumors."  I guess we should be grateful …
The Corner:
A Honorable American Moves On [Kathryn Jean Lopez]  —  NRO has sadly confirmed that Henry Hyde died at around 3 A.M. this morning.  —  He, of course, was recently a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but his infirmity prevented him from attending the ceremony.  His son attended in his place.
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William Neikirk / Chicago Tribune:
Henry Hyde dies at 83
Michelle Malkin:
Henry Hyde, R.I.P.
Discussion: Debbie Schlussel
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Chicago Tribune vs. Time magazine  —  (updated below: Klein's GOP source outs himself)  —  As I noted yesterday, The Chicago Tribune reprinted factually false excerpts from Joe Klein's Time column.  But unlike Time — which disgracefully continues to stand behind Klein's falsehoods …
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Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
FISA: Klein's Source Was Hoekstra And Other Unforced Errors  —  [Please welcome Caroline Fredrickson of the ACLU to discuss the pending FISA/RESTORE legislation.  As always with guests, please stay on topic and be polite — any off-topic discussions should be taken to the prior thread.  — CHS]
Steven A. Camarota / cis.org:
Immigrants in the United States, 2007  —  A Profile of America's Foreign-Born Population  —  This Backgrounder provides a detailed picture of the number and socio-economic status of the nation's immigrant or foreign-born population, both legal and illegal.  The data was collected by the Census Bureau in March 2007.
Discussion: The Corner and Bill Hobbs
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Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
Why Lott Cashed It In  —  Well-connected Republicans in Mississippi were shocked by more than the unexpected nature of Trent Lott's resignation announcement Monday.  They were stunned that Lott, in good health at age 66 and at the top of his game, was leaving the Senate just one year into his fourth term in order to make more money.
Jerusalem Post:
Hamas demands UN rescind '47 partition  —  Hamas on Thursday called on the UN to rescind the 1947 decision to partition Palestine into two states, one for Jews and one for Arabs.  —  The group said in a statement, released on the 60th anniversary of the UN vote, that "Palestine is Arab Islamic land …
Richelieu / Weekly Standard:
2008: The Year of the Upset?  —  I see my good friend, the distinguished neo-Jacobin Monsieur Kristol, has broken into his ample wine supply again and insulted the monarchy.  A weekend chained to the cheap seats at an Alabama tractor pull would seem fitting punishment for my rabble loving friend's imprudence …
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Republicans Debate: Winners and Losers
Discussion: Salon and The Politico
Jerry Mitchell / Clarion-Ledger:
Oxford lawyer indicted  — Scruggs among 5 accused in alleged judicial bribery  —  Multimillionaire Mississippi lawyer Dickie Scruggs, portrayed in a 1999 Hollywood film about his legal fight against the tobacco industry, is facing federal charges of conspiring to bribe a judge handling $26.5 million …
CNN Political Ticker:
Giuliani takes aim at 'hit job' by paper  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Republican Rudy Giuliani denied any wrongdoing related to his travel expenses to the Hamptons when he was mayor of New York, and said the story was a 'hit job' likely fueled by opposition research from a rival campaign.
Juan Forero / Washington Post:
Old Allies Abandon Chávez as Constitution Vote Nears  —  CUMANA, Venezuela — Few associates had been as loyal to President Hugo Chávez as the governor of the coastal state of Sucre, Ramón Martínez.  And few are now more determined to defeat Chávez …
Eric Berger / Houston Chronicle:
Decisions to name storms draw concern  —  As season ends, some say center rushes to classify, which costs you  —  With another hurricane season set to end this Friday, a controversy is brewing over decisions of the National Hurricane Center to designate several borderline systems as tropical storms.
 
 
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MSNBC:
'Hardball with Chris Matthews' for Nov. 27
Michael Yon / Online Magazine:
Men of Valor: Part III
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
A plea for more anthropology of ideology
Discussion: Washington Monthly and EconLog
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Kennedy to Challenge Landrieu
Discussion: WBRZ-TV and Election Central
Maggie Haberman / New York Post:
OBAMA: I'D HIRE HILL'S HUSBAND
Discussion: QandO
Gadi Dechter / Baltimore Sun:
UB, Iraq university sign deal
Washington Post:
Impeachment Is So Yesterday for Clinton, Rogan
 Earlier Items: 
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Court orders Bush administration to disclose telecom lobbying ties.
G. Tracy Mehan, III / American Spectator:
The Virginia GOP's "Loyalty Oath"
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
U.S. judge orders Bush to release records of telecom firm contacts
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Rove's Frankenstein Moment
Washington Post:
Bill Clinton's Claim of Opposing Iraq War From Outset Disputed
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
ACU President David Keene Endorses Romney
Jerusalem Post:
'Stop treating me like a pariah'
 

 
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