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5:40 PM ET, October 22, 2007

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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 and MSNBC
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.
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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Will / Attytood:
UPDATED: It's the most wonderful time of the year: Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Little Green Footballs:
Media, Students Mobilizing in Favor of Islamofascism
Discussion: Jihad Watch
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."
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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Glenn Thrush / Newsday:
Clinton defends questionable fundraising
Aljazeera:
Bin Laden issues Iraq message  —  Osama Bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, has released a new audiotape calling on fighters in Iraq to unite and stand shoulder to shoulder.  —  In the tape broadcast by Al Jazeera on Monday, a voice sounding like bin Laden admitted that mistakes have been made in 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 …
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 …
Rich Noyes / NewsBusters.org:
The Worst 'Notable Quotables' of the Past 20 Years  —  To commemorate the Media Research Center's 20th anniversary this month, we've just published a special expanded edition of our 'Notable Quotables' newsletter.  This issue contains more than100 of the most outrageous, sometimes humorous …
Discussion: Say Anything and Atlas Shrugs
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 …
Brian Beutler:
How much did the Democrats suck?  —  Last week was, as I noted below, a terrible week for Democrats in Washington and progressive politics more generally.  And the consensus is that, for all intents and purposes, the Democrats blew it.  —  I think that's basically true, but worth examining a bit more deeply.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and Ezra Klein
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 …
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 …
 
 
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The Atlantic Online:
Armenians, Cubans, and AIPAC
Discussion: Eunomia
Sidney Blumenthal / Firedoglake:
FDL Book Salon Welcomes Valerie Plame Wilson
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
"For the President's amusement...."
Discussion: WTF Is It Now?!? and Wizbang
CNN:
Reid: No 'rubber-stamp' on Bush's war request
Discussion: Oliver Willis
NY Daily News:
McCain, Richardson would go on Imus after his radio return
John McCloskey / More, Better Lies:
Rebranding the CIA
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:
Southland wildfires rage
Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
Bush asks for $46 billion more for wars
Dan Shaughnessy / Boston Globe:
Red Sox roar into World Series
Los Angeles Times:
Who are the bench's judicial activists?
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Hostages  —  We note over at Election Central that Ron Paul got booed …
Discussion: Eschaton and TalkLeft
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Bush Hits Record Low Approval
Rita Beamish / Associated Press:
NASA won't disclose air safety survey
Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
SPITZER STEERING US TOWARD A CRASH: DEMS