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4:06 AM ET, November 19, 2006


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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 …
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.
Discussion: Mia Culpa and CorrenteWire
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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 …
David Morgan / Reuters:
Chertoff says U.S. threatened by international law  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Bush administration official on Friday said the European Union, the United Nations and other international entities increasingly are using international law to challenge U.S. powers to reject treaties and protect itself from attack.
Discussion: Ruminate This and Booman Tribune
Pamela Geller Oshry / Atlas Shrugs:   FOOKIN JOHN BOLTON!
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.
Paul Abrams / The Huffington Post:
George Bush (Finally) Goes to Vietnam
Discussion: NO QUARTER and State of the Day
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. …
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Bush's nominees for judgeships to be conservative
Discussion: Power Line
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
Guido Fawkes Esq / Guy Fawkes' blog …:
Crisis, What Crisis?  —  Matthew Taylor, Tony's chief adviser …
Discussion: Dodgeblogium
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 …
Shaun D. Mullen / Kiko's House:
O.J. Simpson: Still Juicing Us After All These Years
Washington Post:
O.J. Deal Leaves Sour Taste in Many Mouths
Discussion: Think Progress and Don Surber
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.
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 …
Dean Barnett / Blog's TownHall Blog:
FAQ - Republican Congressional Leadership
Discussion: The Mahablog
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 …
David Charter / Times of London:
Dutch set to ban burka in public after election
Discussion: Power Line
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 and Raising Kaine
The Sideshow:
Political meat & veg  —  The Honorable Albert Gore, Jr. was interviewed by GQ recently, and among other things, he said: … (I liked the jokes, too.)  —  I got this via Lambert via Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy, both of whom are faunching to see Al run and see hope that he would accept a draft.
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
THIS TIME THE DREAM'S ON ME  —  I jumped the gun in celebrating the annivesary Johnny Mercer's birth earlier this week in "Accentuate the postive."  Today is the day, and the number of songs for which he is known to have written the lyrics, according to Philip Furia's biography of Mercer …
Discussion: Joe's Dartblog
Imad Khadduri / Free Iraq:
Our Ali  —  . Yesterday, I received an Email from a friend citing a very touching obituary for a young Iraqi boy by the name of Ali who died of leukemia in his family's self imposed exile in Jordan.  It was written by one of his teachers and published in Al Rai newspaper.
Discussion: The Sideshow
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: Fausta's blog and protein wisdom
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 …
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:
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Terence Hunt / Houston Chronicle:
S. Korea won't back Bush on inspections
Kent Fischer / Dallas Morning News:
Ruling: Classes divided by race
Times of London:
Sausages affected by draconian trade laws
Discussion: protein wisdom
Ezra Klein:
Here's What Class Warfare Looks Like
Discussion: MyDD, Confined Space and NewsHog
Justice Department Won't Investigate Flier Distribution
Hindrocket / Power Line:
Albany Times Union:
Bid to 'lock up' Sweeney report described
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Henry A. Kissinger / Khaleej Times:
What do we do with Iran?  —  IRAN'S nuclear programme …
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Juan Forero / Washington Post:
Colombian Government Shaken By Lawmakers' Paramilitary Ties
Discussion: A Tiny Revolution
Atrios / Eschaton:
The Big Money  —  Consider helping out your favorite bloggers.
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Media Matters for America:
"Media Matters"; by Jamison Foser
Darryl Fears / Washington Post:
Republicans Lost Ground With Latinos In Midterms