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8:15 AM ET, October 15, 2007


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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Fox & Friends: If WE could select the Nobel Prize...
Discussion: Think Progress and All Spin Zone
Craig says he will fight to clear name  —  In NBC interview, senator blasts Romney for abandoning him after arrest  —  BOISE, Idaho - Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, said Sunday that he defied calls for his resignation after he pleaded guilty in an airport restroom sex sting because that would be …
Washington Post:
Al-Qaeda In Iraq Reported Crippled  —  Many Officials, However, Warn Of Its Resilience  —  The U.S. military believes it has dealt devastating and perhaps irreversible blows to al-Qaeda in Iraq in recent months, leading some generals to advocate a declaration of victory over the group …
Orrin Judd / BrothersJudd Blog:
X DON'T MARK THIS SPOT:  —  The Ideologues Have It (Mark Steyn, 10/14/07, National Review) … We yield to no one in our high regard for Mr. Steyn, but this isn't just profoundly wrong, but the citation of the Long Telegram in particular is an argument against his own position on the WoT.
The Corner:
Settling Soviet Hash
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Brian Knowlton / International Herald Tribune:
U.S. House speaker vows debate on Armenian genocide resolution  —  WASHINGTON: The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives insisted Sunday that she would bring to the full chamber a resolution condemning the killings of Armenians nearly a century ago as genocide, even as a Turkish general warned …
Charles / Mercury Rising:   An unwise moment for the Armenian genocide resolution?
Philip Shenon / New York Times:
White House Is Leaning on Interim Appointments  —  For now, the most powerful law-enforcement official in the federal government is a 47-year-old lawyer little known outside Washington.  —  Or inside Washington, for that matter.  —  He is acting Attorney General Peter D. Keisler …
'Come to Zimbabwe for a holiday ... please'  —  By Byron Dziva In Harare  —  The shops are empty, petrol is only available on the black market, and the country's once abundant wildlife is under threat from hungry poachers — so come to Zimbabwe for a holiday.
Discussion: normblog
Manny Fernandez / New York Times:
Study Finds Disparities in Mortgages by Race  —  Home buyers in predominantly black and Hispanic neighborhoods in New York City were more likely to get their mortgages last year from a subprime lender than home buyers in white neighborhoods with similar income levels, according to a new analysis …
New York Times:
An Internet Jihad Sells Extremism to Viewers in the U.S.  —  When Osama bin Laden issued his videotaped message to the American people last month, a young jihad enthusiast went online to help spread the word.  —  "America needs to listen to Shaykh Usaamah very carefully and take his message …
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Washington Post:
Washington Post Correspondent Dies in Iraq  —  A veteran Washington Post special correspondent was shot to death Sunday in southwest Baghdad while on assignment, the first reporter for the newspaper to be killed during the Iraq war.  —  Salih Saif Aldin, 32, was reporting on the violence …
Chuck Todd / MSNBC:
ROMNEY LOSES NV STRAW POLL  —  *** Correction: An earlier version of this post had incorrect straw poll results.  Romney was NOT fourth, but second.  The post below is now correct.  —  From NBC/NJ's Erin McPike  —  SPARKS, Nev. - Ron Paul won the GOP presidential straw poll conducted …
Bill Katovsky / The Huffington Post:
The Tipper Point: She's Key to Al's Decision about Running for President  —  Maybe it's time to shift strategy.  Change our battle plans.  Instead of "Run, Al, Run," we need to now alter our tune to "Please, Tipper, Please."  —  Al Gore knows we love, respect, and honor him.
Discussion: Right Wing News
Julia Preston / New York Times:
No Need for a Warrant, You're an Immigrant  —  LONG ISLAND officials protested when federal agents searching for immigrant gang members raided local homes two weeks ago.  The agents had rousted American citizens and legal immigrants from their beds in the night, complained Lawrence W. Mulvey …
Discussion: Sweetness & Light
Nicole Winfield / Associated Press:
Vatican Official Insists He's Not Gay  —  VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican official suspended after being caught on hidden camera making advances to a young man says he is not gay and was only pretending to be gay as part of his work.  —  In an interview published Sunday …
New York Times:
Iraqi Oil Spoils  —  The quickening pace of oil deals between Kurdish regional leaders and foreign companies is another sign that Iraq is spinning out of control and the Bush administration has no idea how to stop it.  —  President Bush set enactment of a national oil law that centralizes development …
Discussion: SWJ Blog
Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
Thompson's Absence Noticed in N.H.  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney was in Michigan, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada and then went back to Michigan.  Rudy Giuliani visited Florida, Michigan, South Carolina, Alabama, Washington and New Hampshire.  John McCain went from Michigan to Iowa to New Hampshire.
Discussion: Betsy's Page and The Corner
Donald L. Luskin / Chronicle of the Conspiracy:
DEBORAH SOLOMON: THE NEW JAYSON BLAIR Deborah Solomon's weekly short interviews in the New York Times Magazine are the most irritating possible example of the snotty, smarmy, smug and holier-than-thou attitude that pervades the entire enterprise that is the Times.
Discussion: pw pub and New York Times
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
Questions and Answers, in No Particular Order
Discussion: OxBlog and Brendan Nyhan
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Simon Jenkins / Times of London:
The biggest threat to the West lies within itself, not with Islam
Discussion: Dr. Sanity and Vox Popoli
Associated Press:
Rice assails Putin's growing power in Russia
Agence France Presse:
Iraq bombs and shootings kill at least 32
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Book Faults Israeli Air War in Lebanon
A.L. Bardach / Washington Post:
Why Flying Now Can Kill  —  I am haunted by the death of Carol Anne Gotbaum.
Discussion: LA Observed
Robert Pear / New York Times:
In Maryland, a Microcosm of Debate on Health Bill
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
RTO Trainer / pw pub:
Positive News from Iraq: IGNORE THIS POST!!! 1!!
 Earlier Items: 
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Lindsey Graham throws Lt. Gen. Sanchez under the Bus: " …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Rudy On Taxes  —  My roving New Hampshire correspondent …
Discussion: BizzyBlog and Swords Crossed
Jerid / Buckeye State Blog:
Breaking: Hobson Announces Retirement
The Atlantic Online:
The Epistemology of Kausfiles  —  Mickey Kaus' long post …
Greg B. Smith / NY Daily News:
Bernard Kerik probe: When did Rudy Giuliani know?
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Fox News:
Rush Limbaugh Earns Big Money From Senate Letter Chastising Him
Washington Post:
A Wife's Battle  —  When Her Soldier Returned From Baghdad …