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12:20 AM ET, October 22, 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?
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Why can't Hillary Clinton be more like Ellen DeGeneres?  —  Well, I see the new idea for knocking down Hillary Clinton is about how she got rid of Socks the Cat.  I guess that was sometime after she sent Buddy the Dog to run out in the road to get squashed by a car.  Mean, mean woman.  Where is her heart?
Bill Morlin / Spokane Spokesman-Review:
Gonzales could be prosecuted, McKay says  —  The U.S. Inspector General may recommend criminal prosecution of departed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales at the conclusion of an investigation, possibly as early as next month, the fired former U.S. attorney for Western Washington told a Spokane audience Friday.
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Gonzales may be prosecuted, per fired US Attorney
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Jamiecnn / CNN Political Ticker:
GOP candidates battle over conservative credentials  —  ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)- Republican presidential candidates clashed Sunday over who is conservative enough to defeat Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, ahead of an evening debate in Florida.  —  "Look at my record and listen to my vision …
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
Live-Blogging the Republican Debate  —  Gay Marriage |  8:19 p.m. Mr. Romney, alone among the leading (at least as measured by the polls) candidates, supports the ban on gay marriage.  He says that's because children are affected too.  "I want to make sure that our kids have a mom and a dad," he says.
Fox News:
Cat Fight Hisses in Republican Presidential Primary Debate  —  WASHINGTON — The claws were out Sunday night as the GOP presidential candidates went for each other's jugulars trying to prove to Republican base voters that each is the most conservative candidate in the race for the White House.
Discussion: Stop The ACLU and Gateway Pundit
Deacon / Power Line:
Discussion: National Review
Michael Van Der Galien / Pajamas Media:
AMSTERDAM IS A RIOT: VIOLENCE ROCKS IMMIGRANT NEIGHBORHOODS  —  PJM Groningen: Unrest in the Moroccan neighborhoods of Amsterdam have many fearing that the chronic violence that rocked the Paris suburbs will spread to the Netherlands.  If the Dutch police don't get much tougher much faster …
Sydney Morning Herald:   Violence flares again in Amsterdam
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.
Holly Yan / Denton Record-Chronicle:
Soldier's children die in accident on way to Army hospital  —  —  Army Spc. John Austin Johnson seemed to have a gift for evading tragedy.  —  During two years in Iraq, the soldier from Fort Bliss, in West Texas, survived five improvised explosive device blasts and several grenade attacks.
White House:
Vice President's Remarks to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy  —  VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY: Thank you very much, Roger.  Thanks for the kind words, and thank all of you for the welcome this morning.  I've been looking forward to have the opportunity to join the conference.
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 …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Clinton Finds Way to Play Along With Drudge  —  As Senator Barack Obama prepared to give a major speech on Iraq one morning a few weeks ago, a flashing red-siren alert went up on the Drudge Report Web site.  It read, "Queen of the Quarter: Hillary Crushes Obama in Surprise Fund-Raising Surge …
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.
'Meet the Press' transcript for Oct. 21, 2007  —  Stephen Colbert, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Kate O'Beirne, Sally Bedell Smith, Judy Woodruff  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: Barack Obama challenges Hillary Clinton on the Iraq war.  —  SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D-IL) …
Discussion: The Swamp
Adam Nossiter / New York Times:
Indian-American Elected Louisiana's Governor  —  Bobby Jindal, a conservative Republican congressman from the New Orleans suburbs and the son of immigrants from India, was elected Louisiana's governor Saturday, inheriting a state that was suffering well before Hurricane Katrina left lingering scars two years ago.
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 …
Steve Kraske / Kansas City Star:
Brownback pulls out of presidential race
Discussion: Donklephant
Mark Steyn / National Review Online:
Stark Raving Madmen  —  On Thursday, Congress attempted to override President Bush's veto of the S-CHIP debate.  S-CHIP?  Isn't that something to do with health care for children?  Absolutely.  And here is Representative Pete Stark (Democrat, California) addressing the issue with his customary forensic incisiveness
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Angry Bear
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Ashley Seager / Guardian:
Warning over oil production decline
Discussion: The Agonist
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Valerie Plame On 60 Minutes: "The President Is Not A Man Of His Word"
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG and NO QUARTER
Haig Simonian / MSNBC:
Far right gains in Swiss election
Jon Henke / Fred File:
Liveblogging the Florida Republican Debate
Associated Press:
India official dies after monkey attack
John Christoffersen / Associated Press:
Justice says law degree 'worth 15 cents'
Discussion: If I Ran the Zoo
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Toward A New Conservatism?  —  A reader writes a long email …
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Peter / Right Wing Watch:
Dobson Drama and Prayers for a Political Miracle in 08
Discussion: Pandagon
 Earlier Items: 
Paul Rosenberg / Open Left:
Cleanup Hitters Needed! ("Can't Anyone Here Play This Game?" Edition)
Michael Smith / Times of London:
SAS raiders enter Iran to kill gunrunners
Satyam / Think Progress:
Kristol: Iran Is 'The Only Real Threat' To Success In Iraq
Andrewbreitbart /
Woman Hit With Brick in Bloody DC IMF Protest
Salim Mansur / Toronto Sun:
Time to end the charade  —  Every American president …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Line-Item Foolishness  —  Mitt Romney is an intelligent man …

From Mediagazer:

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

Los Angeles Times:
LA County Sheriff's Department secretly investigated and urged the state AG to prosecute an LA Times reporter who wrote about a leaked list of problem deputies

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

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