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12:25 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."
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Sauce For The Goose  —  Anita Hill takes to the pages of the New York Times to answer Justice Clarence Thomas' memoirs — and becomes an inadvertent ironist.  After waiting sixteen years to tell his side of the story, Hill accuses Thomas of throwing unsubstantiated allegations at her.
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: Taylor Marsh, MyDD and
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Obama to Urge Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
John McCormick / The Swamp:
Clinton raises more than Obama during third quarter
Discussion: The Politico
Garance Franke-Ruta / American Prospect:
Discussion: Liberal Values
Sam Youngman / The Hill:   Obama $20M turns heads
Obama 'Brand' Could Halt Attacks on Clinton
Discussion: USA Today
Matthew Mosk / The Trail:   Clinton Tops Obama in Money Chase
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Discussion: Wake up America and UrbanGrounds
Suzanne Le Mignot / WBBM-TV:
Oak Lawn Schools Cancel Holiday Traditions  —  School District To Discuss Cancellation Or Renaming Of Holiday Celebrations At Emergency Meeting  —  (CBS) OAK LAWN, Ill. A southwest suburban school district has taken action, responding to the concerns of a Muslim parent.
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
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: 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 …
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:
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
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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Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Anti-war veterans target Limbaugh
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Angry, hateful liberal bloggers
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
SJC: Goldsmith Testimony, Part I
Gateway Pundit:
Finally, Iraqi Politicians Find Reason to Come Together— Cheeky Joe Biden
Discussion: Dean's World and Redstate
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Report Details Shooting by Drunken Blackwater Worker
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Three General Election Maps: Giuliani vs. Top Dems
Natan Sharansky / Wall Street Journal:
Palestinian Propaganda Coup
Bob Von Sternberg / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Minnesota Poll: A strong showing for McCain
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Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
White House:
President Bush Attends Armed Forces Farewell Tribute in Honor …
Chicago Tribune:
Clinton's baby boondoggle
A Parting of the Ways  —  It is with regret that I am announcing …
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?
Sally Bedell Smith / Vanity Fair:
White House Civil War
Discussion: The Caucus and Wonkette