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11:30 AM ET, November 19, 2006

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Anahad O'Connor / New York Times:
No Grunting, They Said, and He Was at the Gym  —  Albert Argibay, a bodybuilder and a state correction officer, was at a Planet Fitness gym with 500 pounds of weight on his shoulders one afternoon this month when the club manager walked over and told him it was time to leave.
Discussion: Feministe and Outside The Beltway
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Fausta / Fausta's blog:
Let's hear it for the lunks!  —  I've been trying for the past four weeks to get the NYT to cancel my subscription.  I emailed, I called, and the dead tree rag continues to drop at my driveway every Saturday and Sunday.  Like a spurned lover who can't believe it's over, it's not over for them.
Dan Collins / protein wisdom:   Blatant Misomascu- . . . penistropy
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
Embittered Insiders Turn Against Bush  —  The weekend after the statue of Saddam Hussein fell, Kenneth Adelman and a couple of other promoters of the Iraq war gathered at Vice President Cheney's residence to celebrate.  The invasion had been the "cakewalk" Adelman predicted.
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New York Times:
A Tough Road Ahead for Rove  —  Karl Rove, the top White House political strategist, is coming off the worst election defeat of his career to face a daunting task: saving the president's agenda with a Congress not only controlled by Democrats, but also filled with Republican members resentful …
NY Daily News:
Rupe is in soup with troops  —  O'Reilly rips Murdoch, book, show  —  Fox News firebrand Bill O'Reilly threatened yesterday to whack Rupert Murdoch in the wallet for promoting O.J. Simpson's how-I-murdered-my-wife book.  —  Vowing to boycott any company that advertises on Fox's …
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Washington Post:
O.J. Deal Leaves Sour Taste in Many Mouths  —  An angry wave of criticism swept through the publishing and broadcast worlds Friday over the coming Fox television interview tied to the promotion of a book by O.J. Simpson, in which he describes how he would have murdered his ex-wife …
Discussion: Don Surber
Ron Suskind / Washington Post:
Send in the Subpoenas  —  Senate Foreign Relations Committee aides debated last Tuesday whether to call deposed Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to the hearing table for a public flogging.  The decision was no — at least for now.  Later that day, I bumped into the incoming committee chairman …
Telegraph:
Al-Qaeda's 'best assets' prime UK timebomb  —  British Muslims volunteering to fight against coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan are being sent back to Britain to become al-Qaeda "sleeper" agents, The Sunday Telegraph has learned.  —  MI5 agents believe that young Asian men …
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Jamie Doward / Observer:
Muslim leader sent funds to Irving  —  Islamic activist admits he donated cash to jailed historian who denied the Holocaust  —  One of Britain's most prominent speakers on Muslim issues is today exposed as a supporter of David Irving, the controversial historian who for years denied the Holocaust took place.
Discussion: Harry's Place
Telegraph:
Leading Russian critic of Putin's regime is poisoned in London  —  Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into an audacious attempt to murder - using a deadly poison - a leading Russian defector at a restaurant in London.  —  Alexander Litvinenko, a former colonel in the Russian secret service …
Discussion: Tim Worstall
Brian Wheeler / BBC:
Web 'fuelling crisis in politics'  —  Tony Blair's outgoing chief strategy adviser fears the internet could be fuelling a "crisis" in the relationship between politicians and voters.  —  Matthew Taylor - who stressed he was speaking as a "citizen" not a government spokesman - said the web could be "fantastic" for democracy.
Discussion: Done With Mirrors and The Corner
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Guido Fawkes Esq / Guy Fawkes' blog …:
Crisis, What Crisis?  —  Matthew Taylor, Tony's chief adviser …
Discussion: Dodgeblogium
Kent Fischer / Dallas Morning News:
Ruling: Classes divided by race  —  At Preston Hollow, principal tried to appease affluent parents, halt white flight, judge says  —  For years, it was an open secret at North Dallas' Preston Hollow Elementary School: Even though the school was overwhelmingly Hispanic and black …
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Democrats Split on How Far to Go With Ethics Law  —  Left and right: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; Center: David Scull for The New York Times  —  After railing for months against Congressional corruption under Republican rule, Democrats on Capitol Hill are divided on how far their proposed ethics overhaul should go.
Terence Hunt / Houston Chronicle:
S. Korea won't back Bush on inspections  —  HANOI, Vietnam — President Bush, trying to stiffen global resolve to confront North Korea, failed to win South Korea's support Saturday for intercepting ships suspected of carrying supplies for the communist regime's nuclear weapons program.
Discussion: News Hounds
cuny.edu:
CUNY Graduate School Of Journalism Awarded Knight Foundation Grant To Teach Law To Bloggers  —  Bloggers who don't want to end up in court because of legal issues like libel, privacy or copyright will get training from The City University of New York's new Graduate School of Journalism.
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
A gift to bloggers: A stay-out-of-court card
Discussion: Beltway Blogroll
Jon Henke / QandO:
BLOGS, CAMPAIGNS AND THE 2006 ELECTION  —  Lost in the schadenfreude over the Lamont loss to Lieberman is the fact that the blogosphere — specifically, the Leftosphere — was spectacularly effective during the 2006 campaign.  Time Magazine observes...  It would be incorrect to premise …
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Dean Barnett / Townhall.com Blog's TownHall Blog:
FAQ - Republican Congressional Leadership
Discussion: The Mahablog
 
 
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Darleen Click / protein wisdom:
Don't view the video!  —  Reading the transcript of Larry King …
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Hundreds, All Nonunion, Walk Out at Pork Plant in N.C.
Kevin Bohn / CNN:
O'Connor details half-baked attempt to kill Supreme Court
Discussion: alicublog
Politics Central:
LEDEEN ON THE KAMALFAR VIDEO
Imad Khadduri / Free Iraq:
Our Ali  —  . Yesterday, I received an Email from a friend citing …
Discussion: The Sideshow
Times of London:
Sausages affected by draconian trade laws
Discussion: protein wisdom
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Bush's nominees for judgeships to be conservative
Discussion: Power Line
David Charter / Times of London:
Dutch set to ban burka in public after election
Discussion: Power Line
 Earlier Items: 
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
THIS TIME THE DREAM'S ON ME  —  I jumped the gun in celebrating …
Discussion: Joe's Dartblog
Ezra Klein:
Here's What Class Warfare Looks Like
wtopnews.com:
Justice Department Won't Investigate Flier Distribution
Discussion: The RBC and MyDD
David Morgan / Reuters:
Chertoff says U.S. threatened by international law
The Sideshow:
Political meat & veg
Hindrocket / Power Line:
HYPOCRISY, YES, BUT WITH A POINT
Henry A. Kissinger / Khaleej Times:
What do we do with Iran?  —  IRAN'S nuclear programme …
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs
New York Times:
Unlike Clinton, Bush Sees Hanoi in Bit of a Hurry