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8:55 AM ET, November 27, 2006


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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.
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
We Gotta Draft 'Em Because They're So Dumb
Discussion: Flopping Aces
Sister Toldjah:
Rep. Charlie Rangel disrespects our military - again
Discussion: BLACKFIVE
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.
Jeffrey Bartholet / Newsweek:
Sword of the Shia  —  He can deal out death through …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Blinded by the St. McCain/Holy Joe War
Discussion: Firedoglake and WTF Is It Now??
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
Des Moines Register:
Obama talks with top advisers in Iowa
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: and FishBowlDC
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.
TChris / TalkLeft:
The Divisive Issue of Peace
Discussion: Pajamas Media
MTP Transcript for Nov. 25  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: One year ago the Republican governor of California had an approval rating of just 32 percent.  His disapproval: sky-high at 58 percent.  And yet, two weeks ago, in the midst of a national Democratic landslide, he was overwhelmingly re-elected.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
How many pecks of pickled peppers did Friedman pick?
Discussion: Eschaton
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
Neil Johnson /
Hurricane Predictions Off Track As Tranquil Season Wafts Away  —  More from this channel:  —  This feature requires the Macromedia Flash Plugin.  Please visit getflashplayer to download this plugin.  —  It was not the hurricane season we expected, thank you.
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.
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
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
David Wise / Los Angeles Times:
Is Russia back to its old poisonous tricks?  —  The death of a prominent Russian defector is reminiscent of the Soviet KGB's penchant for using poison to kill its enemies.  —  THE COLD WAR was supposed to have ended 15 years ago, but the death in London of Alexander V. Litvinenko presents Scotland Yard …
Discussion: Decision '08
Brian Ellsworth / Reuters:
Chavez vows to beat the "devil"  —  CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's leftist President Hugo Chavez on Sunday promised hundreds of thousands of supporters he would win a resounding victory in his December 3 reelection bid he describes as a challenge to Washington.
Discussion: Classical Values
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A G.O.P. Breed Loses Its Place in New England
Agence France Presse:
West must prepare for Chinese, Indian dominance: Wolfensohn
Editor and Publisher:
John Roberts Tells Kurtz: Iraq Worse Than Media Shows
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
History Offers Post-Midterm Survival Tips For President
Charlie Savage / Boston Globe:
Hail to the chief  —  Dick Cheney's mission to expand …
Patricia Sullivan / Washington Post:
H. Donald Wilson, 82; Developed LexisNexis
Discussion: AMERICAblog
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The really tough way to control drugs is to license them
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Gaza cease-fire raises hopes for peace
Associated Press:
Group: China AIDS activist missing
Discussion: The Peking Duck
Multi-National Force:
Al Qaeda attacks Al Anbar tribe
Jane Galt / Asymmetrical Information:
Shameless commercial shilling: Special Kitchen Edition
Wretchard / The Belmont Club:
To be scorned and shunned  —  Michael Totten trembles …
Discussion: Soccer Dad