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7:45 PM ET, October 8, 2007


 Top Items: 
Bill Sammon / Examiner:
He's back: Sandy Berger now advising Hillary Clinton  —  WASHINGTON (Map, News) - Sandy Berger, who stole highly classified terrorism documents from the National Archives, destroyed them and lied to investigators, is now an adviser to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.
CNN Political Ticker:
Clinton campaign downplays Berger's role
Discussion: TBogg
USA Today:
Sen. Clinton: Sandy Berger has 'no official role in my campaign'
The Prowler / American Spectator:
PATRIOTIC GORE  —  The Democrat Party senior leadership is feeling a Rush.  Rush Limbaugh, that is.  Late last week, DNC Chair Howard Dean, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, his deputy, Sen. Dick Durbin and Senatorial Committee chair, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi all signed off …
Fred File:
Fairness Doctrine Makes No Sense in Today's World
Discussion: Riehl World View
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: FRED'S DEBUT  —  From NBC's Chuck Todd and Domenico Montanaro  —  *** Fred's debut: All eyes are on Fred Thompson this week as he makes his debate debut at the CNBC/MSNBC/The Wall Street Journal debate on Tuesday from Dearborn, Michigan.  It is the first Republican Presidential debate …
Philip Klein / American Spectator:
Hillary Slaps Iowa Voter
Cernig / The Newshoggers:
Gates Vs Cheney Over Iran War  —  The UK's Daily Telegraph had an interesting report yesterday which said that Bob Gates is the only real barrier within the Bush administration to Cheney's war with Iran. … That last sentence is the scariest thing I've read in weeks.
Discussion: Middle Earth Journal
The man who stands between US and new war
Discussion: Confederate Yankee
David Roberts / Gristmill:
Obama's energy proposal  —  Barack Obama is going to unveil the details of his energy plan today.  I haven't seen a copy of the speech or the plan yet, so all I have to go on is the reporting, which is just ... awful.  I can't decide which is worse, the L.A. Times, Reuters, or AP.
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Bill Kristol's Favorite Bible Verse  —  Hard to parody: … Is this supposed to be a joke?  And then this remarkable passage from Clarence Thomas's book that Kristol finds instructive.  It refers to Thomas's grandfather's unbounded affection for his great-grandson, Jamal, in contrast to the way he had brought up Thomas himself:
Discussion: Beliefnet
Joshua Partlow / Washington Post:
Top Iraqis Pull Back From Key U.S. Goal  —  Reconciliation Seen Unattainable Amid Struggle for Power  —  BAGHDAD — For much of this year, the U.S. military strategy in Iraq has sought to reduce violence so that politicians could bring about national reconciliation, but several top Iraqi leaders …
Yeas & Nays:
Kudlow has his eye on Matthews for Tuesday's CNBC debate  —  Softer 'Hardball'?  —  After Yeas & Nays brought you the story of some pointed political remarks by MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Thursday night, there's been plenty of fallout, including some questions being raised about Matthews' moderating of Tuesday's GOP debate in Detroit.
Dick Morris / The Hill:
Hillary Will Trigger Stock Crash  —  I give political analysis, not financial advice.  But sometimes, the two closely merge.  So here's what I think: Hillary Clinton will cause the stock market to crash as her likely election as president approaches.  —  Hillary says she wants to raise the capital gains tax.
Discussion: The Jawa Report, Taylor Marsh and PSoTD
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Is Rudy the most electable Republican?  —  Last week Rudy Giuliani said this: "Every poll shows that I would be, by far, the strongest candidate against Hillary Clinton.  There hasn't been one taken in the last six or seven months that shows anything other than I'm the Republican that has the best chance to beat her."
Frank Newport / Gallup Poll:
Republicans Remain Deeply Distrustful of News Media  —  Democrats much more positive  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Republicans in America today remain deeply distrustful of the national news media — in sharp contrast to Democrats, who have a great deal more trust in the media's accuracy.
Ron Paul / New Hampshire Union Leader:
Rep. Ron Paul: I advocate the same foreign policy the Founding Fathers would  —  Any response to this paper's Friday editorial on my foreign policy position must rest on two fundamental assertions: first, that the Founding Fathers were not isolationists; and second, that their political philosophy …
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
The Price of Freedom  —  IF THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT ABANDONS AYAAN HIRSI ALI, AMERICA SHOULD WELCOME HER.  —  If any country has enjoyed a long reputation for peaceful and democratic consensus combined with civic fortitude, that country is the Netherlands.  It was one of the special countries …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Have Mercy, Have Mercy!  —  It may be a first.  Castration via live satellite hook up.  —  This morning, tough guy Joe Scarborough unloaded on "Iraqi losers" for complaining about Blackwater for blowing away so many Iraqi civilians.  —  Moments later, Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) comes on the show and sends Scarborough scurrying for cover.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Same Old Party  —  There have been a number of articles recently that portray President Bush as someone who strayed from the path of true conservatism.  Republicans, these articles say, need to return to their roots.  —  Well, I don't know what true conservatism is, but while doing research …
Kurt Andersen / New York Magazine:
The Age of Apoplexy  —  Are the controversial comments of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (or Larry Summers or Bill O'Reilly or NARAL) really so threatening?  —  F  —  or a while now, I've fretted that we're turning into a nation of weenies and permanently enraged censors, that too many of us are afraid …
Discussion: Reason Magazine
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Robert Burns / Associated Press:
U.S. considered radiological weapon
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Rena Corey / Washington Post:
Women's Liberation Through Housework
Jan Crawford / Legalities:
Thomas on Precedent  —  Clarence Thomas is blunt when asked how he is …
Discussion: SCOTUSblog
Radley Balko / Reason:
CSI: Mississippi  —  A case study in expert testimony gone horribly wrong
Dick Morris / The Hill:
Fred is Fading  —  Scott Rasmussen's daily tracking poll catalogues …
 Earlier Items: 
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Has MoveOn Jumped the Shark?
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
One Of Petraeus' Own Advisers Says General's Testimony On Iraq Was Misleading
Discussion: Think Progress
Inside Higher Ed:
The Liberal (and Moderating) Professoriate
Gateway Pundit:
London Celebrates Al Quds Day With Parade (Video)
James Carroll / Boston Globe:
A troubling turn in American history
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select Their Least Favorite People …
Sarah Baxter / Times of London:
Al Gore tipped to win Nobel