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10:10 AM ET, October 19, 2007

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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  —  Senator Sam Brownback is planning to drop out of the presidential race today, as the social conservative advocates he courted try to find a candidate behind whom they can unite.  —  More than 2,000 participants will meet today and tomorrow …
Discussion: MSNBC, Political Punch and Spin Cycle
Gromer Jeffers Jr / Dallas Morning News:
Dallas minister urges vote for a Christian, not Romney
Discussion: Pandagon
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 the Armenian genocide in "What about the Dardanelles?"  Charles Krauthammer devotes his weekly column to the subject in "Pelosi's Armenian gambit."  I called the House resolution an act of unbelievable irresponsibility …
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.
Discussion: Salon and The Agonist
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Washington Post:
Senate Panel Approves New Surveillance Bill
Manu Raju / The Hill:
Dems cool to Senate FISA deal
Discussion: The Swamp
New York Times:
Panel Approves Eavesdropping Compromise
Discussion: The American Street
New York Times:
House Sustains President's Veto on Child Health  —  The House on Thursday upheld President Bush's veto of a bill to provide health insurance to 10 million children, but Democrats vowed to send it back to him next month, with minor changes, in the belief that they could ultimately prevail.
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Reid Tries To Shut Down Dodd's Hold  —  Well this is quite shocking: … I'm a bit confused here.  This just doesn't happen.  So I chatted with someone I know with extensive Hill experience, who said: … Consider what happened when Chris Dodd introduced the Emmet Till cold case bill …
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Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
CQ: Surveillance Bill Will Go to Senate Floor Next Month
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
THE HLF JURY RETURNS  —  The Dallas Morning News reports that the jury has reached a verdict in the Holy Land Foundation trial after 19 days of deliberation.  The verdict was sealed and will not be read in court until the presiding Judge Joe Fish returns to town on Monday.
Discussion: On Deadline
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Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:   PA to shut down Islamic charities
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.
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.
Discussion: MSNBC
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:   Sen. Clinton digs deep into D.C. donor pockets
Mark Kleiman / The RBC:
Drawing the line  —  I understand Mukasey is supposed to be a reasonably good guy, by comparison with the run of Bush appointees.  But if Mukasey won't say that waterboarding is torture and claims that the President has some undefined power to violate statute law — even criminal laws …
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Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Robot Cannon Kills 9, Wounds 14  —  We're not used to thinking of them this way.  But many advanced military weapons are essentially robotic — picking targets out automatically, slewing into position, and waiting only for a human to pull the trigger.  Most of the time.
Discussion: The Belmont Club
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 …
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 …
afp.com:
Oil prices hit record high $90.07  —  LONDON (AFP) - Oil prices soared to another record high above 90 dollars per barrel amid global supply jitters and tensions between Turkey and crude producer Iraq, dealers said Friday.  —  New York's main futures contract, light sweet crude for delivery in November …
Jonathan Clayton / Times of London:
Reggae star Lucky Dube shot dead by carjackers  —  The South African music legend Lucky Dube, an icon across the continent, was shot dead late last night in an apparent botched hijacking, police said.  —  Captain Cheryl Engelbrecht said the incident took place at about 8.20 pm after Mr Dube …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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:
Musharraf slams attack near Bhutto motorcade  —  KARACHI, Pakistan (CNN) — Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has condemned a suicide bombing that killed 136 people near former PM Benazir Bhutto's motorcade and vowed to hold an independent investigation as soon as possible.
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Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Trying to Decipher the State of the Death Penalty
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
CHIP On Their Shoulder
Washington Post:
Syrians Disassembling Ruins at Site Bombed by Israel, Officials Say
Discussion: Soccer Dad and The Raw Story
Washington Post:
On Day 2, Democrats See Change In Mukasey
Discussion: Corrente and Salon
Keith Bradsher / New York Times:
Taiwan Leader Dismisses Hu Overture
USA Today:
Small donors can be big deal for candidates
Discussion: The Caucus and TIME
Matthew Barakat / Associated Press:
Feds recommend closing Saudi school in Va.
Discussion: USS Neverdock
 Earlier Items: 
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ABCNEWS:
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Naomi Wolf / The Huffington Post:
Finally, Action! Ron Paul Introduces Bill to Defend Constitution!
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
The Fantasy of Ron Paul's Military Support
Mike Potemra / The Corner:
Does Israel Have to Be a Convent?
Discussion: Israel Matzav and BitsBlog
Jacques Steinberg / New York Times:
Colbert Consulted Parties Before Announcing Run
Discussion: Open Left
 

 
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Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
Sources: NYT managers launched a leak probe after The Intercept revealed internal debate over a yet-to-air episode of The Daily about Hamas and sexual violence

Sara Fischer / Axios:
The Washington Post's Taylor Lorenz is launching Power User, a weekly Vox Media video podcast on trends shaping the internet and tech landscape, on March 21

Kevin Nguyen / The Verge:
A eulogy for TinyLetter, as the newsletter tool acquired by Mailchimp in 2011 shuts down after a brief run nurturing great personal writing on the internet

 
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