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12:05 PM ET, October 2, 2007

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Anita Hill / New York Times:
The Smear This Time  —  ON Oct. 11, 1991, I testified about my experience as an employee of Clarence Thomas's at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  —  I stand by my testimony.  —  Justice Thomas has every right to present himself as he wishes in his new memoir, "My Grandfather's Son."
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Edward Lazarus / Los Angeles Times:
'My Grandfather's Son' by Clarence Thomas  —  The Supreme Court justice lambastes liberals and those who challenged his confirmation.  —  Clarence Thomas, the most conservative justice on a distinctly conservative U.S. Supreme Court, may well be the nation's most polarizing legal figure …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Sauce For The Goose  —  Anita Hill takes to the pages …
Discussion: Macsmind
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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama $20M turns heads
Discussion: Washington Post
Garance Franke-Ruta / American Prospect:
THE MYSTERY OF THE EDWARDS CAMPAIGN.
Discussion: Liberal Values
Matthew Mosk / The Trail:   Clinton Tops Obama in Money Chase
Zogby:
Poll: Clinton Extends Primary Lead in New Hampshire  —  Newsmax/Zogby poll shows Obama holding steady; Clinton escapes taint of Norman Hsu money scandal  —  New York Sen. Hillary Clinton has extended her lead in the race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in New Hampshire …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh, MyDD and Pollster.com
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ABCNEWS:   Obama 'Brand' Could Halt Attacks on Clinton
Chicago Tribune:
Early stumbles not unusual
Discussion: Boston Globe
USA Today:   Obama, with money on his side, still seeks traction
Bob Von Sternberg / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Minnesota Poll: A strong showing for McCain  —  Minnesotans are backing the front-runners, but they still are warm to McCain's troubled candidacy.  —  The Republican presidential race in Minnesota is more unsettled than it appears to be nationally, with Arizona Sen. John McCain showing surprising strength …
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Markpreston / CNN Political Ticker:
News Analysis: Romney's 10,000 TV ads
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Independents May Be Crucial in New Hampshire
CNN:
FBI asks Blackwater hearing not to discuss shooting  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Justice Department asked a House committee and the chairman of private military contractor Blackwater on Tuesday not to discuss a bloody firefight in a Baghdad square last month.
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Jackie Calmes / Wall Street Journal:
GOP Is Losing Grip On Core Business Vote  —  Deficit Hawks Defect  —  As Social Issues Prevail;  —  'The Party Left Me'  —  \*country-region\*country-regionWASHING TON\*\* — The Republican Party, known since the late 19th century as the party of business, is losing its lock on that title.
Martin Kady II / The Politico:
Battle of sound bites reaches health care  —  In the battle of sound bites over President Bush's expected veto of the children's health insurance bill, the White House position boils down to this: Beware, beware — it's the first step toward federalized health care.
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Obama to Urge Elimination of World's Nuclear Weapons  —  Senator Barack Obama will propose on Tuesday setting a goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons in the world, saying the United States should greatly reduce its stockpiles to lower the threat of nuclear terrorism, aides say.
Marco Martinez / Townhall.com:
Marine Hero: The 5 Things I Saw that Make Me Support the War  —  Liberals often like to say that "violence is senseless."  —  That's wrong.  —  Violence isn't senseless.  Senseless violence is senseless.  And I should know.  Before being awarded the Navy Cross and having the privilege of becoming a Marine, I was a gang member.
Discussion: Wake up America and UrbanGrounds
Roger Simon / The Politico:
No more Mr. Nice Guy  —  CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Fred Thompson has a folksy, good old boy persona on the stump, but it may not last much longer.  —  When I asked him if he is an 11th Commandment man — Never speak ill of a fellow Republican — he responded, "I am more of a 12th Commandment man …
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Democrats Seize on Limbaugh to Distract from their Iraq Surrender  —  The Senate yesterday passed the annual defense authorization bill with little fanfare.  Although it was intended to be the vehicle for any Iraq restrictions Democrats could come up with, it passed by an eye-popping 92-3.
Discussion: Roll Call and Wake up America
CBN.com:
Congressman Rudy Giuliani: Pro-Life?  —  Congressman Pete Sessions, a staunch pro-life Republican from Texas and a Rudy Giuliani supporter tells The Brody File that if Giuliani was a member of Congress today, he'd be considered pro-life.  Here's the money quote:
John Maggs / National Journal:
Seeing Blue  —  In the low desert valleys of Arizona's Pinal County, the cotton fields seem to stretch forever.  Pinal is traditionally one of the nation's top 10 cotton-producing counties.  It is also a large grower of wheat, melons, potatoes, and chili peppers.
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Bill Carter / New York Times:
CBSNews.com Chief to Lead a News and Blogs Site  —  The Huffington Post, a news Web site, plans to announce today the appointment of a new chief executive, Betsy Morgan, who will leave her job as the general manager of CBSNews.com.  —  Ms. Morgan will switch from running the Web site …
Jerusalem Post:
Censorship lifted on September 6 IAF strike inside Syria  —  Israel on Tuesday began to lift its strict veil of secrecy on an air strike in Syria last month, allowing the media to report on the raid without attributing such reports to foreign sources.  —  The censor did not release any other details for publication.
IBDeditorials.com:
Iraq's Golden Silence  —  Media And War: Ever since the Sept. 10 testimony of Gen. David Petraeus, we've heard less and less from the mainstream media about the war in Iraq.  The old adage "no news is good news" has never been truer.  —  Iraq  —  That the media are no longer much interested …
 
 
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Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Three General Election Maps: Giuliani vs. Top Dems
Natan Sharansky / Wall Street Journal:
Palestinian Propaganda Coup
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
BURMA'S FOUL REGIME DEPENDS ON BEIJING.
White House:
President Bush Attends Armed Forces Farewell Tribute in Honor …
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Groups call for separate vote on FEC nominees
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
Robert Schmidt / Bloomberg:
U.S. Prosecutors Say New Limits May Help Future Enrons Go Free
 Earlier Items: 
Chicago Tribune:
Clinton's baby boondoggle
Annie Karni / New York Sun:
Film Claims Censorship At Columbia
Andrew C. Revkin / New York Times:
Arctic Melt Unnerves the Experts
Discussion: Wizbang and Gawker
New York Post:
SAVED BY THE SURGE  —  BUT TROOP CUTS LOOK RISKY  —  IS the surge in Iraq working?
Rachel Zoll / Associated Press:
Conservatives Consider 3rd-Party Run
Sally Bedell Smith / Vanity Fair:
White House Civil War
Discussion: The Caucus and Wonkette