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4:10 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.
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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
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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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:
UPDATED: It's the most wonderful time of the year: Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Gateway Pundit:
Far Left Loons Begin Their Nutty IAW Campus Protests
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
David Koenig / Associated Press:
Mistrial declared in Muslim charity case  —  DALLAS - A judge declared a mistrial Monday for four former leaders of a Muslim charity accused of funding terrorism, after chaos broke out in the court when three jurors disputed some verdicts that had been read.
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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 …
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 …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Fareed Zakaria / Newsweek.com:
Stalin, Mao And ... Ahmadinejad?  —  Conservatives have become surprisingly charitable about two of history's greatest mass murderers.  —  At a meeting with reporters last week, President Bush said that "if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing …
CNN:
Purported new bin Laden audio airs  —  (CNN) — Al-Jazeera broadcast Monday an audio message purportedly from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden calling on al Qaeda and other groups in Iraq to unify their forces and speak with one voice, that of the Islamic nation.
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Reuters:
Bin Laden urges Iraq insurgents to unite
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 …
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
McCain's Home Run  —  It was an almost perfect line for the culture war he is still, alas, a part of.  And it's a sign of some desperation.  He wants to malign the Democrats as Woodstock hippies - still working after three decades! - while touting the "enhanced interrogation" …
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
States in Danger of Losing GOP Delegates  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Party leaders on Monday recommended punishing five states for shifting their nomination contests earlier, moving to strip New Hampshire, Florida, South Carolina, Michigan and Wyoming of half their delegates.
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 …
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."
 
 
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Redstate:
The GOP Conundrum: SoCons like Huckabee, but he's more a threat …
Rich Noyes / NewsBusters.org:
The Worst 'Notable Quotables' of the Past 20 Years
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John McCloskey / More, Better Lies:
Rebranding the CIA
Discussion: Think Progress
Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
Democrats launch message offensive
Los Angeles Times:
Southland wildfires rage
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Poll Tries to Measure Colbert Effect
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Los Angeles Times:
Who are the bench's judicial activists?
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Hostages  —  We note over at Election Central that Ron Paul got booed …
Discussion: Eschaton and TalkLeft
Niall Ferguson / Los Angeles Times:
One strike, Iran could be out  —  Of all the columns I've written …
Rita Beamish / Associated Press:
NASA won't disclose air safety survey
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 …
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
IT'S THE COVERUP THAT KILLS YOU, PART 3
Valerie Plame Wilson / The Huffington Post:
Finally Telling My Story
 

 
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