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6:45 AM ET, October 12, 2007


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Doug Mellgren / Associated Press:
Gore, U.N. body win Nobel Peace Prize  —  OSLO, Norway - Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and lay the foundations for counteracting it.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Gore wins Nobel Peace Prize  —  Vice President Al Gore was named joint winner of Nobel Peace Prize for his dogged - now celebrated - work to bring attention to global warming.  —  Gore shared the $1.5 million prize with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Bill Neikirk / The Swamp:
Al Gore wins the Nobel  —  Al Gore is now a Nobel laureate.  But will he be a presidential candidate, too?  —  Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize today for his efforts in highlighting the global warming issue and put himself back into the presidential picture if he is so inclined.
Fox News:
Columnist Ann Coulter Shocks Cable TV Show, Declaring 'Jews Need to Be Perfected by Becoming Christians'  —  Slash-and-burn columnist Ann Coulter shocked a cable TV talk-show audience Monday when she declared that Jews need to be "perfected" by becoming Christians, and that America would be better off if everyone were Christian.
Garance Franke-Ruta / American Prospect:
NOT VOTING IS NOT THE SAME AS VOTING NO.  —  I read this Noam Scheiber item on The Plank with interest, as Noam's been on a bit of a roll lately with his campaign analysis, and earlier got the diagnosis of the problems with the Barack Obama and John Edwards campaign exactly right.
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
HAS HILLARY LET OBAMA BACK INTO THE RACE?:  —  Ben Smith highlights the back-and-forth today between the Obama and Clinton camps over an Obama op-ed in the Manchester Union-Leader.  First, the key grafs in the Obama piece, which focuses mostly on that Lieberman-Kyl Iran amendment:
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Sliming Graeme Frost  —  Two weeks ago, the Democratic response to President Bush's weekly radio address was delivered by a 12-year-old, Graeme Frost.  Graeme, who along with his sister received severe brain injuries in a 2004 car crash and continues to need physical therapy …
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
Relations Sour Between Shiites and Iraq Militia  —  In a number of Shiite neighborhoods across Baghdad, residents are beginning to turn away from the Mahdi Army, the Shiite militia they once saw as their only protector against Sunni militants.  Now they resent it as a band of street thugs without ideology.
Steven R. Hurst / Associated Press:
9 children killed in U.S. raid in Iraq  —  BAGHDAD - A U.S. attack killed 19 insurgents and 15 civilians, including nine children, northwest of the capital Thursday — one of the heaviest civilian death tolls in an American operation in recent months.  The military said it was targeting senior leaders of al-Qaida in Iraq.
Sabrina Eaton / OPENERS:
Regula confirms: he's retiring  —  Longtime congressman Ralph Regula, whose years and power on the House Appropriations Committee made him a major player for northeast Ohio, confirmed to The Plain Dealer that he will not run for re-election next year.  —  More coverage
Discussion: Swing State Project and MyDD
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Regula to step down Friday, insiders say
Discussion: New York Times
CNN Political Ticker:
Sources: Another Republican to retire
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
New York Times:
Watchdog of C.I.A. Is Subject Of C.I.A. Inquiry  —  The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Gen. Michael V. Hayden, has ordered an unusual internal inquiry into the work of the agency's inspector general, whose aggressive investigations of the C.I.A.'s detention and interrogation programs …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and The Atlantic Online
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Liberal Base Proves Trying to Democrats  —  Of the three most recognizable Barneys in America, one is a singing purple dinosaur, another is a prehistoric cartoon character and the third is a gay congressman from Massachusetts.  —  Representative Barney Frank, the Massachusetts Democrat …
Scout Prime / First Draft:
Please Blog...Fund Raising Drive to Bring Miracle and her family home to the Lower 9th Ward  —  Two weeks ago I posted about the Joseph family who lost their Lower 9th Ward home for the second time.  Kellie Joseph and her 6 children lost their home to Katrina.
Washington Post:
Va. Poll Gives Mark Warner Wide Lead in Senate Race  —  Former Virginia governor Mark R. Warner holds a 30-point lead over his two potential Republican rivals in next year's U.S. Senate race, boosting Democrats' chances of expanding their congressional majority and highlighting the party's ascendancy …
Discussion: MyDD
Solomon Moore / New York Times:
U.S. Reports 2,002 Deaths in Arrests in 2003-5  —  At least 2,002 people died during their arrests by state and local law enforcement officers from 2003 through 2005, the Justice Department reported yesterday.  —  Of those suspects, officers themselves killed more than half, 80 percent of whom …
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Chris / TVNewser:
Hillary Clinton: "It's Kind Of Nice To Have All These Men Obsessed With You"
Discussion: BAGnewsNotes
Joel Achenbach / Washington Post:
A December Primary in New Hampshire? It's His Call.
Mike Nizza / The Lede:
'No Gays in Iran'? An Aide Says, Make That 'Not Many'
Houston Chronicle:
Lawyers say judge violated executed man's rights
Rosalind Russell / The Independent:
Only now, the full horror of Burmese junta's repression of monks emerges
Discussion: Daimnation!
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Sniper Scope POV in Iraq
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Grand jury issues subpoena in Lewis probe
Discussion: MyDD and D-Day
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
"Read the Constitution!"  —  Chris Matthews asks the GOP candidates …
Discussion: The Right's Field
Tom Hays / Associated Press:
Cops: Columbia reverses position, turns over tapes in noose case
CBS News:
Baptist Seminary Offers Homemaking Major
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Answering Ezra  —  Ezra Klein homes in on my own record …
Elizabeth Cohen / CNN:
Bosses, co-workers, may be killing you
Satyam / Think Progress:
Lynne Cheney: Terrorist Attacks Worldwide Don't Affect 'American Interests'