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12:20 PM ET, October 19, 2007

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Los Angeles Times:
An unlikely treasure-trove of donors for Clinton  —  The candidate's unparalleled fundraising success relies largely on the least-affluent residents of New York's Chinatown — some of whom can't be tracked down.  —  NEW YORK — Something remarkable happened at 44 Henry St., a grimy Chinatown tenement with peeling walls.
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Michelle Malkin:
Won't you take me to Chinatown?  —  The Los Angeles Times digs into Hillary's finances and uncovers more mysterious Chinatown donors with dilapidated addresses in NYC and jobs unlikely to put them in the position of maxing out campaign contributions.  They include dishwashers, waiters …
Discussion: Right Voices and Riehl World View
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Hsu II?  Hillary raking in cash from poor Chinese immigrants, many of whom can't be located  —  Sinfully delicious.  Remember, Hsugate began not with Hsu himself but with the Paw family, who somehow churned out a cool $50K in contributions to the Cause — most of which coincided with Hsu's own donations …
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Democratic Lawmaker Pushing Immunity Is Newly Flush With Telco Cash  —  Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia) is reportedly steering the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee to give retroactive immunity to telecoms that helped the government secretly spy on Americans.
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Reid Tries To Shut Down Dodd's Hold
Manu Raju / The Hill:
Dems cool to Senate FISA deal
Discussion: The Swamp
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Pelosi's Armenian Gambit  —  There are three relevant questions concerning the Armenian genocide.  —  (a) Did it happen?  —  (b) Should the U.S. House of Representatives be expressing itself on this now?  —  (c) Was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's determination to bring this to a vote …
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:   Krauthammer's Razor  —  I wrote about the House resolution condemning …
Washington Post:
Evangelicals Lukewarm Toward GOP Field  —  For months, Republican presidential candidates such as Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and John McCain have courted evangelical Christians, meeting with religious leaders throughout the Midwest and the South.  —  Today, thousands of Christian conservatives …
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New York Times:
Social Conservatives Meet, Their Options Cut by One
Discussion: MSNBC, Political Punch and Spin Cycle
Gromer Jeffers Jr / Dallas Morning News:
Dallas minister urges vote for a Christian, not Romney
Discussion: Pandagon
BoreAmerica:
Randi Rhodes statement on "mugging"/falling down incident  —  Speaking on her radio show today, Air America Radio's Randi Rhodes spoke about her supposed mugging.  She said she was watching football in an Irish pub and went outside for a smoke.  The next thing she knew she was on the ground …
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Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Randi Rhodes Speaks About Non-Mugging, Raises New Questions  —  A DEEPER HOLE … Now that Air America Radio host Randi Rhodes has returned to the airwaves, at least one mystery has been solved: we know why her lawyer was in charge of making press statements.
Discussion: Neocon News
Michael Kinsley / Time:
Libertarians Rising  —  To oversimplify: Democrats are for Big Government; Republicans are against it.  —  To oversimplify somewhat less, Democrats aren't always for Big Government, and Republicans aren't always against it.  Democrats treasure civil liberties, whereas Republicans …
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Anti-War Veteran Quits Anti-War Organization  —  Frustrated by the lack of progress toward surrender in Iraq, veteran John Bruhns has quit the anti-war group AAEI: … I have a 'personal connection' to Bruhns: I've received at least one robocall from him (and if memory serves, several).
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Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Prominent Iraq veteran Bruhns quits major anti-war organization
Discussion: Don Surber
The Raw Story:
Cheney hand seen behind leaks of 'misleading' stories  —  Allegations that a Syrian envoy admitted during a United Nations meeting Oct. 17 that an Israeli air strike hit a nuclear facility in September are inaccurate and have raised the ire of some in the US intelligence community …
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Death of the Machine  —  "There are two things that are important in politics.  The first is money, and I can't remember what the second one is."  So declared Mark Hanna, the great Gilded Age political boss.  —  Karl Rove has often described Hanna as his role model.
David Brooks / New York Times:
From the Back of the Pack  —  Rindge, N.H.  —  The first thing you notice about Mike Huckabee is that he has a Mayberry name and a Jim Nabors face.  But it's quickly clear that Huckabee is as good a campaigner as anybody running for president this year.  And before too long it becomes easy …
CNN:
Nobel winner: I didn't mean blacks are inferior  —  LONDON, England (CNN) — Nobel laureate biologist Jim Watson apologized "unreservedly" Thursday for stating that black people were not as intelligent as whites, saying he was "mortified" by the comments attributed to him.
Fox News:
Attack on President Bush Continues Past SCHIP Veto Override Vote  —  WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Pete Stark launched a shocking one-man assault on the Bush administration Thursday, interrupting floor debate before a failed attempt to override President Bush's veto of the so-called SCHIP bill …
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Roland S. Martin / CNN:
Martin: Obama's black wakeup call  —  (CNN) — If the advisers around Sen. Barack Obama want to continue to delude themselves into thinking they have lots of time for black voters to get around to figuring out their candidate's record on issues they care about, then the latest CNN poll surely must …
 
 
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Majority of Afghans want foreign troops to stay and fight
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