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10:05 PM ET, November 18, 2006

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Bolton in extraordinary outburst against United Nations  —  The U.S. Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, launched a scathing attack on the United Nations Friday.  —  Bolton was furious over the adoption by the General Assembly of a resolution which said the assembly regretted the deaths …
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Pamela Geller Oshry / Atlas Shrugs:
FOOKIN JOHN BOLTON!  —  Another Jew hating, Israel bashing resolution passed by the corrupt world body that ignores the Islamic Jihad of the Khartoum Government in Sudan, ignores the oppression of non Muslims in Muslim countries, ignores the mad ravings of Islamic Iran bent on annihilating the West …
BBC:
Blair accepts 'disaster' in Iraq  —  Tony Blair has publicly agreed with the opinion that the violence in Iraq since the 2003 invasion has been a disaster.  —  The UK prime minister was responding to a question by Sir David Frost in an interview on the new al-Jazeera English-language Arabic TV channel.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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New York Times:
Unlike Clinton, Bush Sees Hanoi in Bit of a Hurry  —  President Bush likes speed golf and speed tourism — this is the man who did the treasures of Red Square in less than 20 minutes — but here in the lake-studded capital of a nation desperately eager to connect with America, he set a record.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Matthew Yglesias
Charles Babington / Washington Post:
Party Shift May Make Warming a Hill Priority  —  Dramatic changes in congressional oversight of environmental issues may pump new life into efforts to fight global warming, activist groups and lawmakers said yesterday.  —  Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) announced his intention to become …
Discussion: MyDD
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
THE END OF INHOFE?....One of the best pieces of news to come …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Associated Press:
Leahy Seeks Documents on Detention  —  Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), who will chair the Senate Judiciary Committee next year, asked the Justice Department to release two newly acknowledged documents, which set U.S. policy on how terrorism suspects are detained and interrogated.
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Brian Beutler / The Raw Story:
Dem judiciary leader seeks torture documents
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Psychic CSI - Lefties Catch Coulter Bending Space-Time!  —  Here is a shocking story from the Times: … Pretty ghastly.  But let's see how some prominent lefty sites react - here is Steven D at the Booman Tribune: … And following a Times excerpt, we get this conclusion:
Atrios / Eschaton:
The Big Money  —  Consider helping out your favorite bloggers.  Not me, advertising money has been good lately (thanks Chevron! thanks Glenn Beck!) but some of the rest of bloggers out there.  The largely unsung heroes are the "local bloggers" who focus mostly on local issues and candidates …
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Jmelli / bluejersey.net:
Blue Jersey Aims High, Needs Your Help
Michael Young / Lebanon Daily Star:
Kiss goodbye to a liberal Middle East  —  Amid the joy surrounding the defeat of the Republicans in last week's midterm congressional elections, I might be forgiven this dissenting observation: With George W. Bush so roundly beaten, don't expect much American interest, in the foreseeable future …
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Syrian Officials and Iraq Study Group Met, Envoy Says
Discussion: Andrew Sullivan
Media Matters for America:
"Media Matters"; by Jamison Foser  —  GOP gets a thumpin', and media revive their substance-free, sophomoric taunting ... of Democrats  —  Elections rarely present perfect tests of progressivism versus conservatism.  But they are the best way we have of keeping score …
WRAL-TV:
Controversial Assignment Leads To Teacher's Resignation  —  SMITHFIELD, N.C. — A Spanish teacher at Smithfield-Selma Senior High School resigned this week after handing out an assignment that some students and parents said teaches hate.  —  Khalid Chahhou, who was in his first year of teaching …
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:   Teacher Resigns After Assignment Sparks Controversey
Agence France Presse:
Dutch Muslims hit out at proposed burqa ban  —  Dutch Muslims have hit out at a proposed government ban of face veils, saying it was over the top, ill-conceived and infringed religious rights.  —  On Friday the Dutch cabinet said it was proposing a bill banning clothing that covers the face in public …
Robert Novak / Real Clear Politics:
Steele Speaking Out, Chafee's Last Defection  —  WASHINGTON — President Bush's political advisers are urging Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele neither to seek nor accept a Cabinet post but instead find a national platform on television or radio.  —  While losing for the U.S. Senate …
Discussion: Hot Air
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
Dick Cheney at the Federalist Society last night — translated  —  (updated below)  —  Vice President Dick Cheney and the Federalist Society got together last night and shared some hearty laughs about the administration's ongoing eavesdropping on American citizens, inside the U.S. …
TigerHawk:
Crude oil his a 17-month low  —  Crude oil has hit a 17-month low.  National security conservatives and anti-carbon greens should get together now — before Americans readjust to inexpensive gasoline — and push through a reasonable tax on carbon-based fuels in return for an extension …
Discussion: JustOneMinute and The Jawa Report
Brad DeLong / Salon:
A man who hated government  —  "Lord, enlighten thou our enemies," prayed 19th century British economist and moral philosopher John Stuart Mill in his "Essay on Coleridge."  "Sharpen their wits, give acuteness to their perceptions, and consecutiveness and clearness to their reasoning powers.
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Thomas Sowell / Opinion Journal:
Freedom Man  —  Milton Friedman had both genius and common sense.
Discussion: Austin Bay Blog
 
 
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
A SILVER LINING  —  Before the election, the conventional wisdom …
Albany Times Union:
Bid to 'lock up' Sweeney report described
Dean Barnett / Townhall.com Blog's TownHall Blog:
FAQ - Republican Congressional Leadership
Discussion: QandO and The Mahablog
Henry A. Kissinger / Khaleej Times:
What do we do with Iran?  —  IRAN'S nuclear programme …
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs and Blogs of War
Greyhawk / Mudville Gazette:
A REFERENDUM ON IRAQ (PART IV - QUALIFICATIONS)
Steve Young / The Huffington Post:
Franken's Leaving Alright...For Iraq... News of Leaving Air America, Premature
Juan Forero / Washington Post:
Colombian Government Shaken By Lawmakers' Paramilitary Ties
Discussion: A Tiny Revolution
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Reporter Who Covered O.J. Trial: O.J. Is Still Juiciing Us
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Bob Geiger / BobGeiger.com:
The Saturday Cartoons  —  All cartoons posted with artists …
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Sideshow
Darryl Fears / Washington Post:
Republicans Lost Ground With Latinos In Midterms
Shakespeare's Sister:
Wicked Witch of the West
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Read Between The Lines (Updated And Bumped)
The Daily Dish:
Blacks, Gays, Rove
Associated Press:
Wilson declared unofficial winner by 879 votes
NY Daily News:
Pelosi's bruising  —  Wins top job but loses in nasty fight over No. 2
Christian Wüst / Spiegel Online:
Not as Green as it Seems  —  BMW is manufacturing the first series …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters