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9:20 PM ET, October 21, 2007


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Sarah Baxter / Times of London:
Ouch!  Hillary Clinton's softer image is clawed over dumped cat  —  AS THE "first pet" of the Clinton era, Socks, the White House cat, allowed "chilly" Hillary Clinton to show a caring, maternal side as well as bringing joy to her daughter Chelsea.  So where is Socks today?
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Gonzales may be prosecuted, per fired US Attorney  —  Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA): … Wow, Gonzo is refusing to cooperate with an investigation.  Go figure.  All I can say is I hope he is stupid enough to drag this out past next November.  Nothing better than an election season trial …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Zogby Poll: Half Say They Would Never Vote for Hillary Clinton for President  —  Other top tier candidates in both parties win more acceptance; Richardson & Huckabee favored most  —  While she is winning wide support in nationwide samples among Democrats in the race for their party's …
Nick Rivera / The Moderate Voice:
Tomorrow's Neocon Today
Discussion: Middle Earth Journal
Michael Falcone / The Caucus:
The Early Word: G.O.P. Debate Tonight  —  The G.O.P. presidential contenders, whose ranks shrunk by one this week, will be in Orlando, Fla. tonight to square off in a debate sponsored by Fox News, which will be broadcast on the network at 8 p.m. Eastern.  —  The Sarasota Herald-Tribune's …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
The wonderful world beyond spin
Steve Kraske / Kansas City Star:
Brownback pulls out of presidential race
Discussion: Donklephant
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Bobby Rises In Louisiana  —  Louisiana elected its governor on the first ballot for the first time in recent memory, and the voters sent a message to the corrupt Democratic machine at the same time.  Bobby Jindal, who narrowly lost a runoff four years ago, becomes the first Indian-American governor …
Miguel Bustillo / Los Angeles Times:
Louisiana elects young, Indian-American governor
Discussion: The Politico and Wake up America
Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
Jindal Wins Louisiana Race, Becomes First Indian American Governor
Las Vegas Review-Journal:
SHERMAN FREDERICK: Not so wild about Harry  —  Is Nevada turning on its lion in the winter?  —  The political headline of last week, "Reid's popularity falls among Nevadans," wasn't all that surprising.  Nevada's never been particularly wild about Harry Reid.
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Stephen Colbert On Meet The Press  —  Presidential candidate Stephen Colbert gave an interview to Tim Russert this morning on Meet The Press and in typical Colbert fashion, he lays out his agenda and plan to lose the race.  Russert questions him, tongue in cheek, on some of the more controversial statements …
Discussion: driftglass and The Impolitic
Sydney Morning Herald:
Violence flares again in Amsterdam  —  Disturbances broke out for a sixth successive night in an immigrant quarter of Amsterdam when four cars were set on fire, police said.  —  The unrest started after police shot dead a man of Moroccan origin last weekend who had stabbed and injured two officers.
Bob Kerrey / NY Daily News:
Seal of approval  —  Just like Freddie Krueger, the terrifying lead character in "Nightmare on Elm Street," Don Imus is coming back.  And as with Freddie, there is something about the I-Man that is scary but irresistible.  —  But not irresistible to everyone.
Discussion: Washington Wire and Ezra Klein
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Toward A New Conservatism?  —  A reader writes a long email on the strange overlaps and confluences of this moment in American and global politics.  My own thoughts and allegiances are in transition, which can make for some provisional confusion.  But I'd rather foster confusion on a real …
Michael Smith / Times of London:
SAS raiders enter Iran to kill gunrunners  —  BRITISH special forces have crossed into Iran several times in recent months as part of a secret border war against the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Al-Quds special forces, defence sources have disclosed.  —  There have been at least half …
Associated Press:
India official dies after monkey attack  —  NEW DELHI - Wild monkeys attacked a senior government official who then fell from a balcony at his home and died Sunday, media reported.  —  New Delhi Deputy Mayor S.S. Bajwa was rushed to a hospital after the attack by a gang of Rhesus macaques …
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
John Christoffersen / Associated Press:
Justice says law degree 'worth 15 cents'  —  NEW HAVEN, Conn. - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a 15-cent price tag stuck to his Yale law degree, blaming the school's affirmative action policies in the 1970s for his difficulty finding a job after he graduated.
Discussion: If I Ran the Zoo
Satyam / Think Progress:
Kristol: Iran Is 'The Only Real Threat' To Success In Iraq  —  Today, on Fox News Sunday, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol declared that the U.S. was close to victory in the Iraq war, arguing that the "only" concern left for the U.S is dealing with alleged Iranian involvement in Iraq:
Peter / Right Wing Watch:
Dobson Drama and Prayers for a Political Miracle in 08  —  The Saturday gala honoring Focus on the Family founder James Dobson started with a hint at the controversy over the announcement of Mitt Romney as the straw poll's winner.  Only the overall results had been announced to attendees earlier in the day.
Discussion: Pandagon
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New York Times:
Iran's Nuclear Envoy Resigns; Talks in Doubt
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Next Challenge in Iraq
Discussion: TalkLeft and Riehl World View
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Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
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