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7:20 PM ET, November 19, 2006

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John Heilprin / Associated Press:
Rep. Rangel will seek to reinstate draft  —  WASHINGTON - Americans would have to sign up for a new military draft after turning 18 if the incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has his way.  —  Rep. Charles Rangel (news, bio, voting record), D-N.Y., said Sunday he sees …
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Jackie Frank / Reuters:
Senior Democrat renews call for military draft  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An influential Democratic lawmaker on Sunday called for reinstatement of the draft as a way to boost U.S. troop levels and draw a broader section of the population into the military or public service.
Discussion: driftglass and PSoTD
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Rangel says he'll introduce a bill to bring back the draft  —  Say it with me: permanent.  Democratic. majority.  —  He floats this idea periodically when his side needs a little boost.  The last time he really pushed it was before the election in 2004, when the left tried …
Judd / Think Progress:
McCain Flip-Flops, Supports Immediate Reversal of Roe v. Wade  —  In 1999, the "moderate" version of John McCain said that overturning Roe v. Wade would be dangerous for women and he would not support it, even in "the long term."  Here's McCain in the San Francisco Chronicle:
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
McCain now supports the immediate overturn of Roe v Wade
Discussion: Majikthise
Tariq Panja / Associated Press:
Kissinger: Iraq Military Win Impossible  —  LONDON — Military victory is no longer possible in Iraq, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said in a television interview broadcast Sunday.  —  Kissinger presented a bleak vision of Iraq, saying the U.S. government must enter into dialogue …
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Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Kissinger says Iraq isn't ripe for democracy  —  In a critique of Bush administration strategy, the former secretary of State says the focus should be on stability.  —  NEW YORK — Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, a frequent advisor to President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and The Heretik
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 …
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.
Seymour M. Hersh / New Yorker:
THE NEXT ACT  —  A month before the November elections, Vice-President Dick Cheney was sitting in on a national-security discussion at the Executive Office Building.  The talk took a political turn: what if the Democrats won both the Senate and the House?  How would that affect policy toward Iran …
David Leppard / Times of London:
Blair hit by Saudi 'bribery' threat  —  SAUDI ARABIA is threatening to suspend diplomatic ties with Britain unless Downing Street intervenes to block an investigation into a £60m "slush fund" allegedly set up for some members of its royal family.  —  A senior Saudi diplomat in London …
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
Chase Squires / Associated Press:
Gonzales Blasts Surveillance Critics  —  AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales contended Saturday that some critics of the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance program were defining freedom in a way that poses a "grave threat" to U.S. security.
Discussion: The Heretik and Booman Tribune
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TChris / TalkLeft:   Gonzales Defends Warrantless Surveillance ... Again
jules crittenden:
The Last Man to Die for a Mistake  —  The talk of exit strategies for Iraq has me wondering.  Who was the last man to die for what John Kerry called a mistake?  Was it that American soldier whose name is the last name on the last panel of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C.?
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Tim B. / Tim Blair:
STREETS CLAIMED  —  Further, er, highlights from the weekend's G20 shenanigans, courtesy of Sharon Lapkin:  —  This fellow obviously has nothing against globalisation, considering he's globalised himself to the extent he can no longer zip his pants.  —  As is traditional …
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: Daily Pundit and Tim Worstall
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.
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Anahad O'Connor / New York Times:
No Grunting, They Said, and He Was at the Gym
Discussion: Feministe and Outside The Beltway
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
Discussion: Don Surber
 
 
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Dean / Dean's World:
"Inspiring" Israeli Terrorist
Discussion: Yourish.com and Dodgeblogium
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
THE CHESS CLUB ON STEROIDS....Dick Meyer, the editorial director …
Discussion: Redstate and Hellblazer
Gateway Pundit:
Syria Wants Golan Heights For Helping US in Iraq
Matthew Yglesias:
One! Last! Push!
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
SADDAM'S A-BOMB....In The Good Fight, Peter Beinart says that …
Discussion: OxBlog and Eschaton
Judd / Think Progress:
Zakaria: McCain's Plan For More Troops 'Just Willing More American Deaths'
Discussion: driftglass
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Blogs and the 2006 Election  —  Jon Henke, brought aboard …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Radical Quacks  —  I looked at tristero's post yesterday …
Discussion: Preemptive Karma and Pandagon
 Earlier Items: 
Pamela Geller Oshry / Atlas Shrugs:
ISLAMIC JIHAD IN INDONESIA
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
JOHN BOLTON ALONE
Darleen Click / protein wisdom:
Don't view the video!  —  Reading the transcript of Larry King …
Terence Hunt / Houston Chronicle:
S. Korea won't back Bush on inspections
Imad Khadduri / Free Iraq:
Our Ali  —  . Yesterday, I received an Email from a friend citing …
Brian Wheeler / BBC:
Web 'fuelling crisis in politics'
Kent Fischer / Dallas Morning News:
Ruling: Classes divided by race
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Bush's nominees for judgeships to be conservative
Discussion: Power Line