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10:50 AM ET, November 11, 2006


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Hindrocket / Power Line:
ARE TERRORISTS THE DEMOCRATS' BIGGEST FANS?  THE DEBATE CONTINUES  —  Last night I posted al Qaeda: "Democrats Are Reasonable"!.  That post discussed the support for the Democrats in the midterm elections that has been voiced by terrorists around the world.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Not Going To Bite  —  My good friend John Hinderaker links to a CBS report about the latest entertainment coming from al-Qaeda this evening, as do some of our mutual friends in the conservative blogosphere, that hails the Democratic midterm victory as a "reasonable" move.
Hindrocket / Power Line:
AL QAEDA: DEMOCRATS ARE "REASONABLE"!  —  One basic question emerging from the midterm election is: to what extent did the terrorists win?  We will have a lot to say about this over the days to come, but here are a few preliminary thoughts.  —  I don't think there is any doubt about the fact …
Speak Up, Democrats  —  Al Qaeda and Iran are both gloating …
Discussion: CNN, Wizbang and JustOneMinute
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Alternative Minimum Tax Targeted  —  Democrats Seek Fix For Middle-Class Families  —  Democratic leaders this week vowed to make the alternative minimum tax a centerpiece of next year's budget debate, saying the levy threatens to unfairly increase tax bills for millions of middle-class families by the end of the decade.
The Allen Report:
The Architect Speaks  —  After maintaining a relentless optimism in the face of ominous polls, Karl Rove tells TIME why Republicans wound up taking a bath on Election Night.  —  BY MIKE ALLEN/WASHINGTON  —  At the White House senior staff meeting in the Roosevelt Room at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday …
Ian Fisher / New York Times:
Hamas Offers to End Rule if Aid Resumes  —  Hamas committed today to folding its eight-month government if that would restore the international assistance that was cut off after it won national elections earlier this year.  —  In a shrewd and dramatic speech, the Hamas prime minister …
Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Post-Election 2006: Playing the Numbers Game  —  News networks recognize Crystal Ball success rate  —  It's been a long election season—seemingly much longer than midterms past—and your Crystal Ball is happy to have served our good readers right up until the end.
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
McCain to launch 2008 exploratory panel  —  WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record) intends to take the first formal step toward a White House run next week by launching a presidential exploratory committee, GOP officials say.  —  The officials spoke on the condition …
Discussion: MyDD and GOP Bloggers
EXCLUSIVE: McCain Begins Preliminary White House Run
Discussion: The Reaction and Daily Pundit
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 …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Great Revulsion  —  I'm not feeling giddy as much as greatly relieved.  O.K., maybe a little giddy.  Give 'em hell, Harry and Nancy!  —  Here's what I wrote more than three years ago, in the introduction to my column collection "The Great Unraveling": "I have a vision — maybe just a hope …
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 …
Atrios / Eschaton:
The Conservative Agenda  —  Apparently John Tester's a big hunk of conservatism, at least that's what I keep hearing.  So, I bring  —  you the conservative agenda:  — Supporting renewable and alternative energy sources (biofuels, bitches!)  — Raising automobile mileage  — Pro-choice
Atrios / Eschaton:
The Conservative Agenda
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Colbert I. King / Washington Post:
Lawmakers Who Won't Be Missed  —  "Conrad, how can you live back there [in Washington] with all those niggers?"  When asked how he had responded, Sen. Burns is reported to have . . . said with a chuckle that he told the rancher that it was 'a hell of a challenge.' "
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Phil Gunson / Miami Herald:
Chávez attacks Bush as a 'genocidal' leader  —  Venezuela's president continued his criticism of President Bush after the pro-Chávez legislature declared that the 9/11 attacks were `self-inflicted.'  —  CARACAS - When Venezuela's leftist President Hugo Chávez called President Bush …
Tougher race hate laws considered  —  Ministers are considering whether race hate laws should be revised after BNP leader Nick Griffin was cleared of charges relating to speeches he made.  —  A jury decided speeches by Mr Griffin and party activist Mark Collett in 2004 had not incited racial hatred.
Discussion: and Harry's Place
Investor's Business Daily:
John Conyers And The Muslim Caucus  —  Congress: The likely new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he's just fighting bigotry in leading a Democrat jihad to deny law enforcement key terror-fighting tools.  But he is in the pocket of Islamists.  —  John Conyers, son …
Discussion: The American Thinker
Jack Palance dies at 87  —  Oscar-winner died of natural causes in his California home … LOS ANGELES - Jack Palance, the craggy-faced menace in "Shane," "Sudden Fear" and other films who turned successfully to comedy in his 70s with his Oscar-winning self-parody in "City Slickers," died Friday.
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Associated Press:
Dean criticizes Maryland Democrats on diversity
Paul Waldman / Boston Globe:
The Democratic center  —  CONSERVATIVES searching desperately …
John / Argghhh!:
PROJECT VALOUR-IT  —  Today marks the observance of Veteran's Day.
Alan Cooperman / Washington Post:
Democrats Win Bigger Share of Religious Vote
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
Concession Stands  —  Politicians are at their best when acknowledging defeat.
Bob Barr / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
House Democrats won't repeat GOP mistakes
Jennifer Loven / Associated Press:
Bush Pledges Bipartisan Cooperation
Art Notes /
Clark considering presidential bid
Discussion: MyDD
 Earlier Items: 
Noam N. Levey / Los Angeles Times:
Anti-Foley blogger speaks out
Los Angeles Times:
Gates' views not easy to discern
Charles Krauthammer / Real Clear Politics:
Only a Minor Earthquake
Discussion: Decision '08
Kos / Daily Kos:
Memo to Every Democrat
William J. Stuntz / Weekly Standard:
Doubling Down in Iraq
Is This Victory?  —  The Meaning of Victory: A Conversation with General Franks
Discussion: The Belmont Club
Robin Givhan / Washington Post:
Muted Tones Of Quiet Authority: A Look Suited To the Speaker
Mehlman stepping down as Republican Committee Chair