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11:25 PM ET, October 23, 2007


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Mark Halperin / The Page:
Thompson's Plan to Fight Illegal Immigration  —  From Thompson campaign:  —  Thompson Announces Plan to Secure Border, Enforce Existing Immigration Laws  —  Senator Fred Thompson today unveiled a comprehensive border security and immigration enforcement proposal that would make America safer …
Martin Kady II / The Politico:
Tancredo: Arrest the immigrant students at press conference
Discussion: TalkLeft and UrbanGrounds
Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Tancredo calls immigration police on participants of congressional staff meeting
Discussion: Think Progress
Charles Babington / Associated Press:
House bid to censure Stark falls short  —  WASHINGTON - Republicans failed in an effort Tuesday to have the House censure Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., who said in a congressional speech last week that U.S. troops are being sent to Iraq "to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement."
Clinton, Giuliani Overshadow Field for 2008 Race, Poll Shows  —  Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) — Two New Yorkers dominate the 2008 presidential race: Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani.  —  A new Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times poll shows that Senator Clinton has opened up a 31-point gap over her chief Democratic rival …
Michael Luo / The Caucus:
Romney Makes Obama-Osama Gaffe  —  Updated GREENWOOD, S.C. — Mitt Romney might have still been a bit bleary-eyed this morning when he twice confused Senator Barack Obama with Osama bin Laden when referring to the latter's new recorded message.  —  Mr. Romney was talking about global trade this morning …
CNN Political Ticker:   Romney makes Obama/Osama slip
James Pindell / Boston Globe:
McCain says he wants to shoot Osama
Discussion: Daily Pundit and UrbanGrounds
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Obama pressured on gay 'cure' preacher  —  The nation's biggest gay rights group is trying to force Sen. Barrack Obama (D-Ill.) to cancel presidential campaign event with a controversial preacher who claims he was homosexual but has been cured.  —  The Human Rights Campaign has expressed …
Discussion: The Swamp
Peterhamby / CNN Political Ticker:
New radio ad: Obama carrying Jesse Jackson's legacy
Discussion: The Swamp and Hot Air
Mark Finkelstein /
Damned If You Do: Bush Visit Will 'Distract' From CA Firefighting … USA Today's broadside is typical of the MSM criticism leveled at Pres. Bush for his failure to visit New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.  So, now that President Bush has announced that he will be visiting California …
Scott Lindlaw / Associated Press:
Civility Reigns at San Diego Stadium
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Redstate Bans Ron Paul Supporters  —  Redstate has made a mistake in dealing with the Ron Paul Internet phenomenon.  Instead of dealing quietly with trolls, the excellent conservative blog has announced a blanket policy banning supporting diaries and comments for Ron Paul from the site.
Techmeme News:
What are memeorandum's top 100 sources?  —  The ascent of blogs and other independent publishers has expanded and revitalized political dialogue in the United Status.  While the "mainstream" media remains the primary source of factural reporting, they no longer own the agenda.
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Charlie Cook: Foreign Policy Errors May Cost Democrats White House  —  Charlie Cook is one of the nation's leading election analysts and progonosticators.  In his latest column (sent by E-mail, with no link currently available), he warns that while everything seems to be going Democrats' way, their streak of good luck is bound to end.
Howard Fineman / MSNBC:
The Clinton family machine  —  Union ties one example of couple's joint effort to return to White House  —  Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., and former President Bill Clinton at a September campaign rally at Market Square in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Discussion: TIME and Political Radar
Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
BEIRUT BARRACKS BOMBING ANNIVERSARY  —  The driver of the yellow Mercedes Benz truck in Beirut that awful day 24 years ago knew precisely where to go.  According to intelligence reports, two members of what was then the underground terrorist organization known as Hizbullah had mapped the layout …
Phil Stewart / Reuters:
Ecuador wants military base in Miami  —  NAPLES (Reuters) - Ecuador's leftist President Rafael Correa said Washington must let him open a military base in Miami if the United States wants to keep using an air base on Ecuador's Pacific coast.  —  Correa has refused to renew Washington's lease …
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
Keith L. Alexander / Washington Post:
Judge Set to Lose Job, Sources Say  —  Panel Reportedly Votes Against Reappointment  —  Roy L. Pearson Jr., whose $54 million lawsuit against a Northeast Washington dry-cleaning shop was rejected in court, is about to lose his job as an administrative law judge, sources said last night.
Fox News:
Baptist Pastor Retracts Endorsement of Romney  —  The former president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention has retracted his endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  —  The Romney campaign has agreed to withdraw all references to Pastor Don Wilton's endorsement of Romney …
Steven R. Hurst / Associated Press:
Sharp drop seen in US deaths in Iraq  —  BAGHDAD - October is on course to record the second consecutive decline in U.S. military and Iraqi civilian deaths and Americans commanders say they know why: the U.S. troop increase and an Iraqi groundswell against al-Qaida and Shiite militia extremists.
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
MoveOn And Top Bloggers To Launch Campaign Pressuring Hillary And Obama To Back Dodd On FISA  —  Another interesting twist in the Dodd-FISA story.  —  In a move that will up the pressure on Hillary and Barack Obama to stand firm against the Senate telecom immunity FISA bill …
Discussion: The Newshoggers and Daily Kos
Faiz / Think Progress:
Limbaugh calls female MSNBC anchor 'wifey' and 'whiney.'  —  On MSNBC's Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough had on right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh to "talk about the Republican field."  But Limbaugh quickly interjected and said he first had a comment about CNBC business analyst Erin Burnett …
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