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10:45 AM ET, October 10, 2007


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Michelle Malkin:
Democrat poster-child abuse, the nutroots' pushback, and the continued campaign to silence the Right  —  I received an e-mail from a NYTimes reporter this afternoon: … I gave him these comments: … I also told him this: … Here's the NYTimes story, which actually turned out much fairer and more balanced than I expected.
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Capitol Feud: A 12-Year-Old Is the Fodder  —  There have been moments when the fight between Congressional Democrats and President Bush over the State Children's Health Insurance Program seemed to devolve into a shouting match about who loves children more.  —  So when Democrats enlisted …
Matthew Hay Brown / Baltimore Sun:
Frost family draws ire of conservatives  —  Halsey and Bonnie Frost, in front of their Butchers Hill house.  Critics question whether the Frosts should be eligible for a federal insurance program.  (Sun photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor / October 9, 2007)  —  When Halsey and Bonnie Frost agreed …
Senator Sam Brownback / New York Times:
The Republican Debate  —  The following is a transcript of the Republican Presidential debate in Dearborn, Mich., as provided by the Federal News Service.  —  PARTICIPANTS:  —  FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI  —  FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE  —  FORMER MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY
Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post:
Two Hours, Nine Candidates, and Almost Nothing New
New York Times:
An Israeli Strike on Syria Kindles Debate in the U.S.  —  A sharp debate is under way in the Bush administration about the significance of the Israeli intelligence that led to last month's Israeli strike inside Syria, according to current and former American government officials.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Bomb, Bomb Iran  —  Hillary seemed rattled.  —  Up until now, she has displayed remarkable imperturbability — gliding along with the help of good lighting, a hearty guffaw and a clever husband.  —  But on Sunday in New Hampton, Iowa, Hillary lost her cool at last.
Paddy / Cliff Schecter:
Minister dies during bizarre sex ritual
Death Of Montgomery Minister Deeply Affects Snowdoun Pastor
Discussion: Agitprop
Gavin M. / Sadly, No!:
Fundies In Their Undies, Pt. Infinity-Kabillion
San Francisco Chronicle:
Residents of a famously liberal city appear to be changing views  —  San Francisco - the liberal, left-coast city conservatives love to mock - could be undergoing a transformation when it comes to homeless people.  Although the city would still be a poor choice for a pep rally for the war in Iraq …
Audrey Hudson / Washington Times:
Blogs target jihadis online  —  Ordinary Americans are tracking down U.S. Web sites used by al Qaeda and jihadi sympathizers and then using the Internet to persuade the service providers to snuff out the sites.  —  "I do this because it has to be done," says one blogger who calls himself a …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and PrairiePundit
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
4 Democrats Pull Out of Michigan Primary  —  Four of the Democratic presidential candidates announced today that they would not take part in the Democratic primary in Michigan, all but ceding the contest in that major battleground state to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is ahead in the polls there and is staying in.
Scott Shepard / Palm Beach Post:
Pelosi: Seating of Fla. delegates up to candidate
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
From Former Bush Aide, A Candid Assessment Of the GOP Candidates  —  A former adviser to President Bush has a brutally candid analysis of the Republican presidential nomination contest: Fred D. Thompson is the campaign's "biggest dud," Mitt Romney has "a real problem in the South" …
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Why Fight For Anyone's Freedom?  —  In the backlash against President Bush's democracy agenda, conservatives are increasingly taking the lead.  It is inherently difficult for liberals to argue against the expansion of social and political liberalism in oppressive parts of the world — though …
Alan Fram / Associated Press:
AP Poll: More see economy as top problem  —  WASHINGTON - A growing number of people say the economy is the nation's top problem, with the less educated among the most worried, an Associated Press-Ipsos poll showed Tuesday.  —  Yet even with a credit crunch and soft housing market …
Washington Post:
Clinton Cites Lessons of Partisanship  —  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton pushed back against criticism from fellow Democrats that she is too polarizing to unite the country as president, arguing that the political battles she has been through make her uniquely equipped …
Eric Roper /
Seven GW students admit to hanging controversial posters  —  A group of seven GW students sent an e-mail to The Hatchet late Tuesday night admitting to hanging hundreds of controversial posters around campus early Monday morning.  —  The students - Adam Kokesh, freshman Yong Kwon …
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Generation Q  —  I just spent the past week visiting several colleges — Auburn, the University of Mississippi, Lake Forest and Williams — and I can report that the more I am around this generation of college students, the more I am both baffled and impressed.
Discussion: Brian Beutler
Eugene Volokh / Opinion Journal:
President Spock  —  What if Barack Obama told his wife he wouldn't say "I love you" anymore?  —  Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said he doesn't tell his wife he loves her any more, because "I love you" has become a substitute for "true love."
Discussion: PrairiePundit
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Molly Moore / Washington Post:
Swiss Fury at Foreigners Boiling Over
Discussion: Hot Air and Harry's Place
Don Surber:
Pelosi swamped  —  Having had the worst 10 months for a House speaker …
Sheena McFarland / Salt Lake Tribune:
Reid tells BYU crowd that socially responsible Dems mirror Mormon values
Discussion: MSNBC
Carlotta Gall / New York Times:
Political Paralysis Lets Pakistan Militants Thrive
Adam Nossiter / New York Times:
In Mississippi, Democrat Runs in G.O.P. Lane
Discussion: Law Blog and Overlawyered
Daniel Gross / Slate:
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Isn't This Privatization?  —  Does anyone get the idea …
Discussion: The Newshoggers and MSNBC
Sue Pleming / Reuters:
US Embassy opening in Baghdad delayed indefinitely
Discussion: Think Progress
 Earlier Items: 
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Between a Veto and the Base
New York Magazine:
The Rise of Mailerism  —  Norman Mailer's God, not surprisingly …
Discussion: normblog
Foreclosures Spurring Blight In Central Valley
Spiegel Online:
Iranian-Born German Soccer Player Refuses to Play Israel
Killer law  —  Last November it became a crime for a woman …
Discussion: Digg and Crooks and Liars
Damien McElroy / Telegraph:
Iraq insurgency: al-Qa'eda returns home
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
And the Winner Is...  ...Fred Thompson.  —  He showed up …
Wall Street Journal:
Transcript: The GOP Debate