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5:30 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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Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Single gaffe can derail a message
Jackie Kucinich / The Hill:
Stark makes tearful apology, censure fails
Discussion: On Deadline
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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Guardian:
Welcome to Guardian America
Michael Tomasky / Guardian:
Clinton vows review of Bush power grab
Guardian:
'I'm going to have to review everything they've done'
Discussion: unbossed.com
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.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
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Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:   Democrats Searching for Direction on FISA
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 Camp Rips Romney for Osama Gaffe
Discussion: Hot Air and Cliff Schecter
Glen Johnson / Associated Press:
Romney slip: another Osama-Obama mix-up
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 …
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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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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 …
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.
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 …
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: Political Radar and TIME
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.
ABCNEWS:
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.
Discussion: Wonkette and Beliefnet
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.
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.
Michelle Malkin:
Shamnesty alert: Dems prepare to ram DREAM Act through with cloture vote  —  I've been keeping you up to date with the latest on the Dems' attempt (with help from open borders Republicans) to ram the DREAM Act through the Senate.  It now looks like a cloture vote is set for tomorrow.
 
 
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Matthew Continetti / Weekly Standard:
Prepare to Enter ... The Reagan Zone
Discussion: The Corner and The Caucus
Michiko Kakutani / New York Times:
9/11 Is Seen as Leading to an Attack on Women
David Weigel / The American Conservative:
It Takes an Agenda  —  Conservatives cannot live by Hillary-hate alone.
Paul Kane / Capitol Briefing:
Alaska Democrats Try to 'Retire' Ted Stevens
Discussion: TIME: Swampland
Aaron Gould Sheinin / The State:
Romney polls show S.C. surge
Dave / The Atlantic Online:
"I Don't Mind if We Bomb Next Month or the Month After"
New York Post:
BERRY NOSE BETTER THAN THAT
 Earlier Items: 
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 …
Postcards from the Trail:
U.S. Senate candidate Mikal Watts withdraws from race
Michelle Malkin:
Wildfires and environmental obstructionism
Cindy Horswell / Houston Chronicle:
Liberty outraged over grave desecration
Gary L. McDowell / Opinion Journal:
The War for the Constitution
 

 
From Mediagazer:

BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

 
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