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3:05 PM ET, October 23, 2007

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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."
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Jonathan E. Kaplan / The Hill:
Pelosi to launch PR blitz to beat '08 media frenzy  —  Nearly one year after recapturing control of Congress, House Democratic leaders will embark on a publicity blitz starting in November to combat a dismal 25 percent approval rating.  —  Democratic leadership aides huddled with rank …
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Single gaffe can derail a message  —  Last week's vote on overriding President Bush's children's health insurance veto should have been a brief respite from a pretty tough week for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).  —  After being forced to back away from votes on Armenian genocide …
Michelle Malkin:
GOP moves to censure Pete StarkRavingMad; Update: Stark "apologizes" …
Discussion: Open Left and Cliff Schecter
Jackie Kucinich / The Hill:
Stark makes tearful apology, censure fails
Discussion: Wake up America and On Deadline
Scott Lindlaw / Associated Press:
Civility Reigns at San Diego Stadium  —  SAN DIEGO (AP) - Like Hurricane Katrina evacuees two years earlier in New Orleans, thousands of people rousted by natural disaster fled to the NFL stadium here, waiting out the calamity and worrying about their homes.
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Editor and Publisher:
Stephen Colbert Moves Ahead of Richardson, Closes in on Biden, in National Poll!  —  NEW YORK He's been "in" the race for less than a week, and already faux-pundit Stephen Colbert has surged ahead of longtime candidate Gov. Bill Richardson in one national poll gauging the race for the Democratic nod for president.
John McCormick / The Swamp:
Obama going on offensive on Iran  —  Sen. Barack Obama is applauded by supporters at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, Monday, Oct. 22, 2007.  (AP Photo/Mike Derer)  —  Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama is going on the offensive in Iowa on Iran.
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Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Obama Rips Romney for Obama-Osama Gaffe
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
ISLAMO-FASCISM LAMENESS- HOROWITZ SUCKED HOOVER  —  What a let down.  My buddy Ebo and I attended Horowitz' opening night of Islamo-Fascism Awareness week and if this is our answer to sharia, then I guess Dirka Dirka Mohammed Jihad it will be.  —  Both of us were predisposed to agree wth …
Discussion: Althouse, Solomonia and Bookworm Room
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Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
The NYTimes is Shameless  —  From the first line of today's editorial: … What can you say to that?  The editors at the Times have clearly stopped reading their own newspaper.  Here's an AP story published in today's paper: … That's the lede...I'm sure the AP would have stacked it with bad news if they could have.
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Washington Post:
Iraq to Help Turkey Crack Down on Rebels  —  A top Iraqi official said today the country would "actively help" Turkey halt the activity of Kurdish rebels who have been striking across the border from northern Iraq, a promise delivered amid a flurry of international diplomatic efforts to prevent …
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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 …
Guardian:
'You can't lump all terrorists together'  —  Michael Tomasky asks Hillary Clinton about Iraq, the legacy of the Cold War, Mukasey and ceding executive powers  —  I want to start with some questions about foreign policy and terrorism.  If you become president you'll enter the White House …
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Michael Tomasky / Guardian:   Clinton vows review of Bush power grab
Eric Kleefeld / Election Central:
Kucinich Had A UFO Encounter, According To Friend Shirley MacLaine  —  In Shirley MacLaine's new book, the actress and longtime friend of Dennis Kucinich makes an interesting claim: During a visit to her home in Washington state, Kucinich said he saw a UFO and heard messages from it.
Cindy Horswell / Houston Chronicle:
Liberty outraged over grave desecration  —  Police seek suspects for the damage done at Marine's plot  —  LIBERTY — To Jeremy Burris the word "liberty" was more than the name of his hometown.  It was something worth fighting for.  —  An all-American kid from a little all-American town …
Aaron Gould Sheinin / The State:
Romney polls show S.C. surge  —  But external survey finds Bob Jones' endorsement hurt candidate's chances  —  Mitt Romney is the only Republican presidential hopeful gaining ground in South Carolina, the former Massachusetts governor's internal polling shows.
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.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Michelle Malkin:
Wildfires and environmental obstructionism  —  Nearly 300,000 Southern California residents have now been evacuated as wildfires spread across the region: … Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling up the National Guard and asking for military support.  President Bush has declared a state of emergency.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Please Welcome Senator Chris Dodd  —  Senator Chris Dodd joins us today from Iowa to discuss his decision to oppose retroactive immunity for the telecom companies from the upcoming FISA bill.  —  Dodd is acting in the tradition of Robert Kennedy, who himself vigorously opposed such action:
New York Post:
BERRY NOSE BETTER THAN THAT  —  HALLE Berry was apologizing last night after she'd made an apparent anti-Semitic joke while taping "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Friday afternoon.  —  The Oscar-winning star, on the show to promote her movie "Things We Lost in the Fire," …
 
 
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W. Jay Wood / Christianity Today:
Three Faces of Greed
Michelle Malkin:
Shamnesty alert: Dems prepare to ram DREAM Act through with cloture vote
Dave / The Atlantic Online:
"I Don't Mind if We Bomb Next Month or the Month After"
Faiz / Think Progress:
Limbaugh calls female MSNBC anchor 'wifey' and 'whiney.'
Discussion: TVNewser and My Two Sense
Jeralyn Merritt / Firedoglake:
Mistrial in Dallas "Flagship" Terrorism Financing Trial
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
What We Need: A Do Nothing Congress
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS....Tom Friedman is concerned that 20 …
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama trying to put out gay fire
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U.S. Senate candidate Mikal Watts withdraws from race
Los Angeles Times:
GOP team revives electoral vote initiative
Guardian:
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Tom Bevan / TIME: Real Clear Politics:
The Coming War  —  The most telling moment from Sunday's GOP debate …
Discussion: Redstate, QandO and Blogs for Bush
Gary L. McDowell / Opinion Journal:
The War for the Constitution
Jed Rubenfeld / New York Times:
Lawbreaker in Chief  —  AT his confirmation hearings last week …
 

 
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