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9:50 AM ET, October 22, 2007


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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."
New York Times:
The Republican Debate on Fox News Channel
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
Iraq and Turkey See Tensions Rise After Ambush  —  A brazen ambush by Kurdish militants that left at least 12 Turkish soldiers dead touched off a major escalation in Turkey-Iraq tensions on Sunday, bringing fears that Turkey would retaliate immediately by sending troops across the border into Iraq.
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.
Larry Johnson / NO QUARTER:
Valerie Plame Wilson and the Ultimate Betrayal  —  Valerie's problem is her decency and humanity.  She has reasons most Americans don't know to be really angry with George Bush and George Tenet but she has contained her rage.  In a new tasty nugget in her book, Fair Game, she gives some details on the 2004 Al Qaeda threat to kill her.
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 …
Vikas Bajaj / New York Times:
Mortgage Security Bondholders Facing a Cutoff of Interest Payments  —  For all the pain in the mortgage market, investors who hold bonds backed by risky home loans have continued to receive their monthly interest payments — until now.  —  Collateralized debt obligations …
Doug Struck / Washington Post:
At the Poles, Melting Occurring at Alarming Rate  —  For scientists, global warming is a disaster movie, its opening scenes set at the poles of Earth.  The epic already has started.  And it's not fiction.  —  The scenes are playing, at the start, in slow motion: The relentless grip …
Discussion: Liberty Street, Gay Patriot and Hot Air
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.
US Department of State:
Says U.S. will keep its commitment to build a secure Iraq  —  "Iraq has become the central front in the war on terror," Vice President Cheney said October 10.  —  Speaking at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, Cheney said it was "crucial that we enforced the U.N. Security Council resolutions" …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Raymond Hernandez / New York Times:
A Protector as a Child, Honored as a Hero  —  In June 2005, Lt. Michael P. Murphy and three fellow members of the Navy Seals were on a mission in the mountains of Afghanistan when they were pinned down by a swarm of enemy fighters.  Trapped in a steep ravine, they were unable to get a radio signal to call for help.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
What NASA Won't Tell You  —  NASA commissioned a study of aviation safety through thousands of interviews with the people with a bird's-eye view of the industry — the pilots.  After conducting telephone interviews with 24,000 commercial and general aviation pilots from 2001 to 2005 …
Discussion: Associated Press
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Say What You Like, Just Don't Say It Here  —  The American commitment to free speech is the most robust in the world.  But these days that tolerance stops at the border.  —  Two cases pending in federal court in Manhattan will soon test how far the government can go in keeping Americans safe …
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 …
Discussion: and Paul Krugman
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
Ready or Not, Here Comes the Fox Business Network  —  It was Thursday around 4:30, and I couldn't take it anymore.  —  All week long, I'd been sporadically watching Rupert Murdoch's new Fox Business Network, which made its debut on Monday.  I was trying to figure out what, exactly …
Jan Moller / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
JINDAL WINS  —  He's the nation's first governor of Indian descent  —  BATON ROUGE — In a campaign that had the air of both the inevitable and the historical, Bobby Jindal was elected governor Saturday, claiming the electoral prize that eluded him four years ago.
Adam Nossiter / New York Times:
Indian-American Elected Louisiana's Governor
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Michael Barone / Real Clear Politics:
We're Not in 2006 Anymore
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USA Today:
Oprah becomes test of what an endorsement means
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Sarah Baxter / Times of London:
Where do you stand in the new culture wars?
Discussion: normblog
Tristero / Hullabaloo:
Templetonian Mathematics  —  This morning, I opened up the Times …
Discussion: Pharyngula
Jesus' General:
Chris Dodd for President
Discussion: Corrente
Nicholas Kulish / New York Times:
Polish Premier Is Routed, Polls Show
Los Angeles Times:
Winds drive Southland wildfires
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Media Matters for America:
Matthews' hypothetical suburbanites: Wife wants woman president …
Rob / Say Anything:
Half Of Likely Voters Would "Never" Vote For Hillary
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
U.S. Planners See Shiite Militias as Rising Threat
Discussion: Pat Dollard and The Heretik
Ashley Seager / Guardian:
Warning over oil production decline
'Meet the Press' transcript for Oct. 21, 2007
Holly Yan / Denton Record-Chronicle:
Soldier's children die in accident on way to Army hospital