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3:20 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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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 …
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.
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New York Times:
The Republican Debate on Fox News Channel  —  The following is a transcript of the Republican Presidential debate in Orlando, Fla., as provided by Congressional Quarterly.  —  PARTICIPANTS:  —  REP. DUNCAN HUNTER, R-CALIF.  —  FORMER GOV. MITT ROMNEY, R-MASS.  —  SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, R-ARIZ.
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
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 …
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 …
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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Reuters:
Bin Laden urges Iraq insurgents to unite
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Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
Democrats launch message offensive
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
McCain's Home Run
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Los Angeles Times:
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IRAN'S NEW NUCLEAR NEGOTIATOR HAS MESSIANIC TIES
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 …
Niall Ferguson / Los Angeles Times:
One strike, Iran could be out  —  Of all the columns I've written …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
GOP Debate: Appealing to the 24%ers
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
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
Discussion: A Blog For All and Spin Cycle
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
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