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9:55 AM ET, November 27, 2006

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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
LET'S TALK IT OVER IN MUNICH  —  David Sanger reports in today's New York Times that the Baker-Hamilton panel's draft report on Iraq "urges an aggressive regional diplomatic initiative that includes direct talks with Iran and Syria but sets no timetables for a military withdrawal …
Louise Roug / Los Angeles Times:
Angry Shiites hurl stones at Maliki's motorcade  —  BAGHDAD — Angry Shiite Muslims pelted Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's motorcade with stones today after the Iraqi leader pleaded for national reconciliation at a memorial in Sadr City held for victims of a large-scale bombing attack last week.
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Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
A Day When Mahdi Army Showed Its Other Side  —  Militia Seen as Heroic In Aiding Bomb Victims  —  In the chaos, Ayad al-Fartoosi thrived.  —  Against a backdrop of death and panic in Sadr City last Thursday, he strode confidently through streets littered with burning cars and charred bodies.
Fareed Zakaria / Newsweek:
The Next Step? Think Vietnam.
Discussion: Decision '08
Joan Vennochi / Boston Globe:
Romney's dance to the right  —  IT'S LIKE turning a ballerina into a right-leaning elephant.  —  For more than a decade, Mitt Romney has been dancing around some hot-button social issues.  Now, he is running hard to the right to position himself for the 2008 presidential contest.
Discussion: AMERICAblog
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Mike Allen / Time:
Can a Mormon be President?  —  Why Mitt Romney will have to explain a faith that remains mysterious to many  —  A mormon church official and a public relations executive shuttled recently from the Fox News Washington bureau to the Washington Post to the online political digest the Hotline.
Discussion: Nitpicker and Jesus' General
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Romney Leaving Mass. With Mixed Record
Discussion: The RBC and The Corner
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Rangel says men join the army only if they can't have "a decent career"  —  Hence his support for the draft.  If even our volunteers are there involuntarily, why shouldn't everyone be? … This won't get as much attention as what Lurch said (or was understood to have said) a few weeks ago.
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
We Gotta Draft 'Em Because They're So Dumb
Discussion: Flopping Aces
Times of London:
Obama lifted by hand of God  —  Rising black star of Democrats connects with evangelicals  —  IN THE latest sign that the "God gap" between Republicans and Democrats is narrowing, one of America's biggest evangelical churches will this week welcome Senator Barack Obama …
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Des Moines Register:
Obama talks with top advisers in Iowa
Discussion: Donklephant and NewsBusters.org
Neil Johnson / TBO.com:
Hurricane Predictions Off Track As Tranquil Season Wafts Away  —  More from this channel:  —  This feature requires the Macromedia Flash Plugin.  Please visit http://www.macromedia.com/go/ getflashplayer to download this plugin.  —  It was not the hurricane season we expected, thank you.
Discussion: Tim Blair
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
At the Inquirer, Shrink Globally, Slash Locally?  —  Brian Tierney, a onetime critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer who wound up buying the paper, is determined to take his new property in a different direction.  —  "We don't need a Jerusalem bureau," he says.  "What we need are more people in the South Jersey bureau."
Discussion: FishBowlDC and NewsBusters.org
Mary Lynn Smith / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
'Makings of bomb' found in airport car  —  A worker discovered the device in the trunk of a returned rental car.  It didn't contain explosives but the FBI is investigating.  —  A bomb-like device was found in a rental car Sunday morning at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Power Line
Robert Weller / Associated Press:
Woman faces fines for wreath peace sign  —  DENVER - A homeowners association in southwestern Colorado has threatened to fine a resident $25 a day until she removes a Christmas wreath with a peace sign that some say is an anti- Iraq war protest or a symbol of Satan.
Discussion: TalkLeft, Pajamas Media and Rook's Rant
Jonathan Chait / Los Angeles Times:
Bring back Saddam Hussein  —  Restoring the dictator to power may give Iraqis the jolt of authority they need.  Have a better solution?  —  THE DEBATE about Iraq has moved past the question of whether it was a mistake (everybody knows it was) to the more depressing question of whether it is possible to avert total disaster.
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
History Offers Post-Midterm Survival Tips For President  —  The president was in a funk.  Morose from midterm elections that handed Congress to the opposition, he stewed in private, vented to friends, turned on aides and summoned self-help gurus to help him understand just what went wrong.
Fiona MacRae / Daily Mail:
UK scientists invent male 'pill' that can be taken hours before sex  —  British scientists have developed a revolutionary pill that men could take as a one-off contraceptive just before a date.  —  The tablet would prevent a man from being able to impregnate a woman, but within a few hours his fertility would return to normal.
Discussion: Don Surber
 
 
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