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12:50 PM ET, October 22, 2007

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Irenep / Michael Yon:
Resistance is Futile  —  October 22, 2007  —  Resistance is futile: You will be (mis)informed.  —  A gulf.  —  A gap.  —  A chasm.  —  A parallel universe.  —  All describe the bizarro-world contrast between what most Americans seem to think is happening in Iraq versus what is really happening in Iraq.
Washington Post:
Dishwashers for Clinton  —  DONORS WHOSE addresses turn out to be tenements.  Dishwashers and waiters who write $1,000 checks.  Immigrants who ante up because they have been instructed to by powerful neighborhood associations, or, as one said, "They informed us to go, so I went."
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Clinton Finds Way to Play Along With Drudge
Valerie Plame Wilson / The Huffington Post:
Finally Telling My Story  —  I'm Valerie Plame Wilson and I'm excited to be here and blog about my book Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House, which goes on sale Monday, Oct 22.  When my publisher sent me the finished copy earlier this week, it was thrilling.
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ABCNEWS:
GOP Candidates Spar Over Conservatisim  —  Florida Debate Centers on Direction of GOP and Hillary Clinton  —  After two weeks of sparring at a distance out on the campaign trail, the Republican presidential hopefuls gathered in Florida for their most heated and intense debate of the year.
Discussion: PrezVid
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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:   GOP Debate: Appealing to the 24%ers
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
THE FOX DEBATE IN FLORIDA:
Discussion: MoJoBlog and Real Clear Politics
WorldNetDaily:
My choice for president  —  A short time ago, I wrote in jest about what I would do if I am elected president.  Of course, that was written all in good fun.  —  Like most of you, over the summer and into the fall, I've been watching, listening, studying and praying about who could lead this country as our next president.
Discussion: Wonkette and CNN Political Ticker
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The Palmetto Scoop:
Mike Huckabee has just won the White House  —  CHUCK NORRIS ENDORSES FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR  —  Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) may have just gone from a dark horse candidate to the lone frontrunner with the announcement that Chuck Norris — who is known for slamming revolving doors …
Discussion: Yeas & Nays
WFAA-TV:
Holy Land trial: Not guilty but judge orders more discussion  —  WFAA.com  —  11:00 a.m.Jurors in the landmark Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing case acquitted some of the former Richardson charity organizers on charges they aided terrorists abroad, but appear to have deadlocked on other charges …
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Lawhawk / A Blog For All:
Hung Jury in Holy Land Foundation Terror Financing Trial
Discussion: KXAS-TV
Rita Beamish / Associated Press:
NASA won't disclose air safety survey  —  MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - Anxious to avoid upsetting air travelers, NASA is withholding results from an unprecedented national survey of pilots that found safety problems like near collisions and runway interference occur far more frequently than the government previously recognized.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:   What NASA Won't Tell You  —  NASA commissioned a study …
River / riverbendblog.blogspot.com:
Bloggers Without Borders...  Syria is a beautiful country- at least I think it is.  I say "I think" because while I perceive it to be beautiful, I sometimes wonder if I mistake safety, security and normalcy for 'beauty'.  In so many ways, Damascus is like Baghdad before the war- bustling streets …
New York Times:
8 Turkish Soldiers Are Missing in Kurdish Attack  —  Turkey's military confirmed today that eight of its soldiers were still missing after an ambush by Kurdish militants a day earlier that left at least 12 Turkish soldiers dead and touched off a major escalation in Turkey-Iraq tensions.
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David Segal / Washington Post:
Low Road to Splitsville  —  Right-Wing Publisher's Breakup Is Super-Rich In Tawdry Details  —  Looking for a perfect little weekend vacation this fall?  Here's a travel tip you don't hear very often: Head to Pittsburgh.  Right away.  —  Seriously, get in the car and read this story later …
New York Times:
Ain't That America  —  Think of America's greatest historical shames.  Most have involved the singling out of groups of people for abuse.  Name a distinguishing feature — skin color, religion, nationality, language — and it's likely that people here have suffered unjustly for it …
Fareed Zakaria / Newsweek.com:
Stalin, Mao And ... Ahmadinejad?  —  Conservatives have become surprisingly charitable about two of history's greatest mass murderers.  —  At a meeting with reporters last week, President Bush said that "if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing …
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Key Clinton Backer Rips Giuliani's Personal Life  —  Rep. Charles Rangel Apparently Refers to Giuliani as a 'Cheating Goddamn Husband'  —  Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., the dean of the New York congressional delegation, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, longtime political booster …
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:
Evidence of Tax Evasion by Blackwater  —  New documents suggest that Blackwater may have engaged in significant tax evasion, failing to withhold and pay millions of dollars in Social Security, Medicare, unemployment, and related taxes, and sought to conceal its conduct from Congress and law enforcement officials.
Discussion: Think Progress
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Gone Baby Gone  —  It pains me to say this, but this time Alan Greenspan is right about housing.  —  Mr. Greenspan was wrong in 2004, when he sang the praises of adjustable-rate mortgages.  He was wrong in 2005, when he dismissed the idea that there was a national housing bubble …
 
 
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J.P. Emanuel / Jeff Emanuel:
The situation in Iraq is incredibly complex — and the products …
Discussion: FreeSpeech.com
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
5 states could lose half GOP delegates
Michelle Malkin:
Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week kicks off
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Cheney, Like President, Has a Warning for Iran
Nick Cumming-Bruce / New York Times:
Far-Right Party Posts Gains in Voting for Swiss Parliament
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Bush Hits Record Low Approval
Niall Ferguson / Los Angeles Times:
One strike, Iran could be out  —  Of all the columns I've written …
New York Post:
GIULIANI BERN SHIELD
Discussion: Think Progress and Spin Cycle
 Earlier Items: 
Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
SPITZER STEERING US TOWARD A CRASH: DEMS
Discussion: A Blog For All and Spin Cycle
New York Times:
A Dearth of Taxes  —  President Bush considers himself …
Thom Shanker / New York Times:
Joint Chiefs Chairman Looks Beyond Current Wars
Michael Barone / Real Clear Politics:
We're Not in 2006 Anymore
Discussion: Eunomia
Vikas Bajaj / New York Times:
Mortgage Security Bondholders Facing a Cutoff of Interest Payments
Discussion: Eschaton
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
IT'S THE COVERUP THAT KILLS YOU, PART 3
Doug Struck / Washington Post:
At the Poles, Melting Occurring at Alarming Rate
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Say What You Like, Just Don't Say It Here