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2:40 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.
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: CNN Political Ticker and Wonkette
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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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Associated Press:
Mistrial declared in Muslim charity case
KXAS-TV:   BREAKING NEWS: Judge Declares Mistrial In Muslim Charity Terror-Funding Trial
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
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Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
THE FOX DEBATE IN FLORIDA:
Discussion: MoJoBlog and Real Clear Politics
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
THE MISSION  —  Mitt Romney's strategies for success.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Poll Tries to Measure Colbert Effect  —  You don't need The Fix to state the obvious: Stephen Colbert is everywhere right now.  —  Following the announcement of his presidential ambitions last week, Colbert has chalked up quite a run of political coverage, capping the week with an appearance …
Michelle Malkin:
Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week kicks off  —  Update 2:10pm Eastern.  Jim Hoft reports on the IFA week backlash.  —  The irrepressible David Horowitz is the man behind Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, which kicks off today.  The Left and the jihadi apologists are in a snit, of course …
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Will / Attytood:
It's the most wonderful time of the year: Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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 …
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 …
Frank James / The Swamp:
RNC to strip 5 states of convention delegates  —  Now for the latest blow in the war between the states and national party organizations.  —  Mike Duncan, chairman of the Republican National Committee, just held a teleconference to tell reporters the RNC has sent letters to five states telling …
Discussion: The Politico
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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 …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Hostages  —  We note over at Election Central that Ron Paul got booed in last night's debate for calling for a pull-out from Iraq, something that had not happened in previous Republican debates, notwithstanding the relative unpopularity of his views among the Republican faithful.
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.
 
 
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Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
Bush asks for $46 billion more for wars
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Los Angeles Times:
Who are the bench's judicial activists?
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Jake Whitman / Political Radar:
Rob Reiner Sings For Clinton
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Bush Hits Record Low Approval
Niall Ferguson / Los Angeles Times:
One strike, Iran could be out  —  Of all the columns I've written …
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GOP Debate: Appealing to the 24%ers
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Gone Baby Gone  —  It pains me to say this, but this time Alan …
Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
SPITZER STEERING US TOWARD A CRASH: DEMS
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New York Times:
A Dearth of Taxes  —  President Bush considers himself …
Vikas Bajaj / New York Times:
Mortgage Security Bondholders Facing a Cutoff of Interest Payments
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