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11:40 AM 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."
Richard Miniter / Pajamas Media:
Discussion: USA Today
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Sauce For The Goose  —  Anita Hill takes to the pages …
Discussion: Macsmind
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: MyDD and
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
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:
Rachel Zoll / Associated Press:
Conservatives Consider 3rd-Party Run
Evangelical Leader on Giuliani: "This is About the Life Issue"
Discussion: New York Post and MSNBC
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 …
Markpreston / CNN Political Ticker:
News Analysis: Romney's 10,000 TV ads
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Independents May Be Crucial in New Hampshire
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama $20M turns heads
Discussion: Washington Post
Lawmaker: Blackwater reports are 'troubling'  —  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.  —  The request did not stop Rep. Henry Waxman …
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.
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.
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 …
Marco Martinez /
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.
Bill Carter / New York Times: 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  —  Ms. Morgan will switch from running the Web site …
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
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.
Chicago Tribune:
Clinton's baby boondoggle  —  Politicians often try to attract votes by obliquely appealing to the voter's self-interest.  Vote for me, a candidate might say, and I'll cut taxes or boost school spending or protect your embattled industry from foreign competition.  But Hillary Clinton is taking a more direct approach to parents.
Washington Post:
Most in Poll Want War Funding Cut  —  Most Americans oppose fully funding President Bush's $190 billion request for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a sizable majority support an expansion of a children's health insurance bill he has promised to veto, putting Bush and many congressional Republicans on the wrong side of public op...
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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:
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: 
Annie Karni / New York Sun:
Film Claims Censorship At Columbia
Andrew C. Revkin / New York Times:
Arctic Melt Unnerves the Experts
Discussion: Gawker and Wizbang
Opinion Journal:
Nuclear Secrets  —  A strange kind of nonproliferation in North Korea.
Peterhamby / CNN Political Ticker:
Biden tells al Maliki: 'Get it straight real quick'
New York Post:
SAVED BY THE SURGE  —  BUT TROOP CUTS LOOK RISKY  —  IS the surge in Iraq working?
Sally Bedell Smith / Vanity Fair:
White House Civil War
Discussion: The Caucus and Wonkette