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10:10 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: PSoTD and driftglass
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 …
Gateway Pundit:
Democratic Leader Rangel Calls to Reinstate the Draft!
Discussion: Wake up America
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Charlie Rangel to Introduce Draft Bill
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
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
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
McCain now supports the immediate overturn of Roe v Wade
Discussion: Majikthise
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 …
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  —  ****TOP THREAD SCROLL FOR UPDATES AND NEW POSTS****  —  The price for being a Christian.... in Indonesia...and soon to be Malaysia (reported in the local daily news yesterday and today.)  —  Death for abandoning (lapsing) Muslims and for Christians who preach in Malay.
Discussion: Wake up America
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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.
 
 
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Telegraph:
Leading Russian critic of Putin's regime is poisoned in London
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Don't view the video!  —  Reading the transcript of Larry King …
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Let's hear it for the lunks!
Telegraph:
Al-Qaeda's 'best assets' prime UK timebomb
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