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11:40 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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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 …
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: PSoTD and driftglass
Gateway Pundit:
Democratic Leader Rangel Calls to Reinstate the Draft!
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Charlie Rangel to Introduce Draft Bill
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
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 …
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Seymour Hersh on Iran: There's no secret program of significant bomb making.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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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Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns and Money:
McCain and Abortion: The Dance of Disingenuousness Continues
Discussion: Ezra Klein
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:   McCain now supports the immediate overturn of Roe v Wade
Lindsay Beyerstein / Majikthise:
McCain wants a constitutional ban on abortion
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Joshua Muravchik / Los Angeles Times:
Bomb Iran  —  Diplomacy is doing nothing to stop the Iranian nuclear threat; a show of force is the only answer.  —  WE MUST bomb Iran.  —  It has been four years since that country's secret nuclear program was brought to light, and the path of diplomacy and sanctions has led nowhere.
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Agence France Presse:
CIA analysis finds no Iranian nuclear weapons drive: report  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - A classifed draft CIA assessment has found no firm evidence of a secret drive by Iran to develop nuclear weapons, as alleged by the White House, a top US investigative reporter has said.
Discussion: Hot Air, protein wisdom and AMERICAblog
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
DarkSyde / Daily Kos:   Bush Has Lost The War On Terror
Michelle Malkin:
Assassination-mania in Indonesia  —  The jihadis are rolling out the welcome mat in Indonesia.  (Hat tip: Shawn Wasson, who has more Bush-deranged photos)  —  Reuters  —  AP reports: … Cindy Sheehan approves.  Assassination chic—it's everywhere.  And, of course, we never hear …
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
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Pamela Geller Oshry / Atlas Shrugs:
ISLAMIC JIHAD IN INDONESIA
Discussion: Wake up America
Kirk Semple / New York Times:
A Captain's Journey From Hope to Just Getting Her Unit Home  —  Capt. Stephanie A. Bagley and the military police company she commands arrived in Iraq in December 2005 brimming with optimism about taking on one of the most urgent tasks in Iraq: building a new police force.
John Heilprin / Associated Press:
McCain says more troops needed in Iraq  —  WASHINGTON - Without additional troops to ensure victory in Iraq, the U.S. could find itself more vulnerable to terrorist attacks at home, Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record) said Sunday.  —  Taking the opposite tack, newly empowered Democrats pressed …
Dean / Dean's World:
"Inspiring" Israeli Terrorist  —  I try to avoid blogwars so I'm not going to mention the blogger who recently posted the below video and cited it approvingly.  But I was moderately disturbed.  —  Not outraged.  Not incensed.  Not in high dudgeon.  Just disturbed.  —  I issue no angry moral condemnations.
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
 
 
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David / Crooks and Liars:
Wallace torments Kerry in 'botched joke' attack interview
Tristero / Hullabaloo:
Glad You Woke Up, Ken Adelman. Now Go Away.
Matthew Yglesias:
One! Last! Push!
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
SADDAM'S A-BOMB....In The Good Fight, Peter Beinart says that …
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Judd / Think Progress:
Zakaria: McCain's Plan For More Troops 'Just Willing More American Deaths'
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James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Blogs and the 2006 Election  —  Jon Henke, brought aboard …
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STREETS CLAIMED  —  Further, er, highlights from the weekend's …
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Radical Quacks  —  I looked at tristero's post yesterday …
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David Leppard / Times of London:
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Telegraph:
Leading Russian critic of Putin's regime is poisoned in London
Discussion: Tim Worstall and Daily Pundit
Ron Suskind / Washington Post:
Send in the Subpoenas  —  Senate Foreign Relations Committee …
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Al-Qaeda's 'best assets' prime UK timebomb
Jamie Doward / Observer:
Muslim leader sent funds to Irving