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7:45 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."
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 …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Dear Speaker Pelosi  —  With all of the outrages perpetuated by this administration, with the abject failure of the House under your leadership to do anything that they were elected to do, I guess we'll have to say that this is your crowning achievement — forcing Pete Stark to his knees …
Jackie Kucinich / The Hill:
Stark makes tearful apology, censure fails
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
David Weigel / The American Conservative:
It Takes an Agenda  —  Conservatives cannot live by Hillary-hate alone.  —  It's a balmy, beer-drinking evening in the middle of August, and the conservatives trickling in to a meeting of the Robert A. Taft Club can't enjoy it.  They're mostly under-30 Washington professionals, and they're fed up with the Republican Party.
Discussion: BitsBlog and QandO
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Hating Hillary Not Enough
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.
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Southern California Wildfires, Liberal Talk Radio
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air and The Corner
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.
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:
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: Hullabaloo
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 …
Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Tancredo calls immigration police on participants of congressional staff meeting
Discussion: Think Progress
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.
Giuliani Defends, Employs Priest Accused of Molesting Teens  —  Presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani hired a Catholic priest to work in his consulting firm months after the priest was accused of sexually molesting two former students and an altar boy and told by the church to stop performing his priestly duties.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Islamofascism  —  Did you know it was Islamofascism Awareness Week?  And have you thought about what you're going to do to raise awareness about this concept the loss of which would be such a devastating blow to the vanity and intellectual pretensions of countless right-wing bloggers …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Bogus Intel Used in Fight with Islamofascism
Discussion: Think Progress
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 …
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.
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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Matthew Continetti / Weekly Standard:
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9/11 Is Seen as Leading to an Attack on Women
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Michelle Malkin:
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Dave / The Atlantic Online:
"I Don't Mind if We Bomb Next Month or the Month After"
Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Obama Camp Rips Romney for Osama Gaffe
Discussion: Cliff Schecter and Hot Air
New York Times:
Turkish Premier Renews Warning Over Rebels
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS....Tom Friedman is concerned that 20 …
Los Angeles Times:
GOP team revives electoral vote initiative
Eric Kleefeld / Election Central:
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Editor and Publisher:
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