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11:50 PM ET, October 22, 2007

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Media Matters for America:
Beck: "[A] handful of people who hate America ... are losing their homes in a forest fire today"  —  On the October 22 edition of his nationally syndicated radio program, host Glenn Beck stated, "I think there is a handful of people who hate America.  Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today."
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
Defending Islamofascism  —  IT'S A VALID TERM.  HERE'S WHY.  —  The attempt by David Horowitz and his allies to launch "Islamofascism Awareness Week" on American campuses has been met with a variety of responses.  One of these is a challenge to the validity of the term itself.
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Megan Sego / california patriot blog:
IFAW attracts opposition; prepares for the fireworks
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
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.
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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 …
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
BREAKING: Obama says won't pull anti-gay bigot from big campaign event  —  Funny how Obama is a big supporter of civil rights when blacks are being maligned, but not so much when gays are the victims.  Kind of puts his screw up over General Pace's homophobia in a whole new light.  I really like Obama.
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Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Obama Campaign Has Yet To Distance Itself From Antigay Singer At Obama Event
Discussion: Booman Tribune and TalkLeft
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Thompson's Daughter's Death Informs Right-to-Die Stance  —  Thompson Says End-of-Life Decisions Should Not Become 'Political Football'  —  In a moving, pointed and rare response to a question about the Terri Schiavo controversy, former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee Monday afternoon described details …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Little taste of Russia: Little Green Footballs removes Ron Paul from their GOP Poll for "gaming" reasons then "games" C&L's Poll  —  You can't make this stuff up.  The righties were all in a huff over my Pete Stark post and yes-Charles Johnson, who attacked Jill Carroll after she was released …
The Blotter:
Worried Bin Laden Urges Iraq Insurgents to 'Unite'  —  Brian Ross and Rehab El-Buri Report:  —  Showing apparent signs of concern over events in Iraq, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden urged insurgents to "unite your lines into one" in an audiotape played on al Jazeera Monday.
Rich Noyes / NewsBusters.org:
The Worst 'Notable Quotables' of the Past 20 Years  —  To commemorate the Media Research Center's 20th anniversary this month, we've just published a special expanded edition of our 'Notable Quotables' newsletter.  This issue contains more than100 of the most outrageous, sometimes humorous …
Discussion: Say Anything and Atlas Shrugs
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Mostest  —  I've sort of gotten tired of explaining that, no, the Founding Fathers actually weren't all born-agains and bible thumpers.  Not hardly.  (Probably better to say that the great majority ranged from believers in an entirely impersonal God — Deists — to believing Christians …
Discussion: Shakespeare's Sister
Associated Press:
Lessing Says Sept. 11 Attacks Not So Bad  —  MADRID, Spain (AP) - Nobel laureate Doris Lessing said the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States were "not that terrible" when compared to attacks by the IRA in Britain.  —  "September 11 was terrible, but if one goes back over the history of the IRA …
Discussion: Big Lizards and Sister Toldjah
Bhenderson / And Still I Persist:
Witch Creek Fire  —  We have been linked to by several other weblogs, and I welcome all new readers to this site.  I know most of you folks love my maps.  The base for them is this Google Map site that is full of interesting and useful information.  —  View Larger Map
Brian Beutler:
How much did the Democrats suck?  —  Last week was, as I noted below, a terrible week for Democrats in Washington and progressive politics more generally.  And the consensus is that, for all intents and purposes, the Democrats blew it.  —  I think that's basically true, but worth examining a bit more deeply.
WorldNetDaily:
White House helped craft 'gay'/transsexual rights bill  —  Family-values advocates oppose sex-based workplace privileges  —  Staff members for President Bush have helped congressional staffers work on "religious exemption" language for a new "anti-discrimination" proposal that actually …
Discussion: AMERICAblog and Pam's House Blend
 
 
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
DEBATE VENTING....I know this is almost too obvious to bear repeating …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Gitmo jihadi not sure why he was released — but promises to pick …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Va. Senate: Davis Expected to Opt Out of Race
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Craig pays lawyer with campaign funds
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Matt / Think Progress:
Conservatives Attack Gay Dumbledore; Claim Vindication For Jerry …
Associated Press:
Is a photo worth a thousand votes?
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Chris Dodd / The Huffington Post:
My Oath of Office  —  As required by Article 6 of the U.S …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Lt. Michael Murphy awarded the Medal of Honor
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Aseel Kami / Reuters:
Violence in Iraq drops sharply: Ministry
The Atlantic Online:
Armenians, Cubans, and AIPAC
Discussion: Commentary and Eunomia
Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
Democrats launch message offensive
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Poll Tries to Measure Colbert Effect
David Koenig / Associated Press:
Mistrial declared in Muslim charity case
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Matilda Battersby / The Bookseller:
Academics say publisher Taylor & Francis hadn't told them about selling access to authors' research as part of a $10M+ Microsoft AI deal, nor let them opt out

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's Eddy Cue has pushed TV+ studio chiefs to exert more control over budgets, hoping to change Apple's reputation as the biggest spender in town

BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

 
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