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12:20 PM 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."
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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
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 …
Washington Post:
Candidates Spar With Each Other, And With Clinton
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.
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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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 …
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.
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
IT'S THE COVERUP THAT KILLS YOU, PART 3  —  It's been another week without word from the New Republic on the status of its "investigation" into the columns of TNR Baghdad Diarist Scott Thomas Beauchamp.  "The editors" have not spoken on the matter since their August 10 update.
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
GOP Debate: Appealing to the 24%ers  —  After the Fox GOP debate in Orlando, Florida, Frank "I test talking points for a living" Luntz was in charge of the "dial group" of reactionary Republican voters.  What a scary, angry bunch they were.  Clearly Hillary-hate is at an all-time high, based on their responses.
 
 
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