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7:25 AM ET, October 24, 2007


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Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Hillary Says She Would Support Filibuster Of Intel Committee's Telecom Immunity Bill  —  At a press availability in Colorado a little while ago, Hillary commented on the Senate FISA bill and said that she would support a filibuster of the current legislation that's just emerged …
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Obama: I Would Support Dodd's Filibuster  —  Obama spokesman Bill Burton sends over this statement in response to our story saying that MoveOn and the top liberal bloggers are teaming up to press Hillary and Obama to get Chris Dodd's back on the threatened filibuster:
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
MoveOn And Top Bloggers To Launch Campaign Pressuring Hillary …
Discussion: The Newshoggers and Liberal Values
James Pindell / Boston Globe:
McCain says he wants to shoot Osama  —  ROCHESTER, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate John McCain told workers of small weapons factory that he not only wants to catch Osama Bin Laden if elected, but said he "will shoot him with your products".  —  "I will follow Osama Bin Laden …
Discussion: Death, Daily Pundit and UrbanGrounds
Michael Luo / The Caucus:
Romney Makes Obama-Osama Gaffe
CNN Political Ticker:   Romney makes Obama/Osama slip
Jonathan E. Kaplan / The Hill:
Wildfires get personal for lawmakers  —  Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) woke up at 2:30 on Tuesday morning to see the hillside behind his house glowing with fire and flames shooting as high as 50 feet in the air.  He then watched as the fire ran to the top of the ridge of the hill and raced back down the other side.
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 and Pam's House Blend
Peterhamby / CNN Political Ticker:
New radio ad: Obama carrying Jesse Jackson's legacy
Discussion: The Swamp and Hot Air
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.
The Raw Story:
New book says US uses 'methods of the most tyrannical regimes'  —  More than 100,000 pages of newly released government documents demonstrate how US military interrogators "abused, tortured or killed" scores of prisoners rounded up since Sept. 11, 2001, including some who were not even suspected …
The Atlantic Online:
Patience, children  —  Ezra and Brian are complaining that it's hard to get anything done these days: … First of all, the notion that this is some sort of uniquely horrible moment in world history is absurd.  I grew up with the very real fear that one day, without much warning, I would simply vanish in a radioactive cloud.
Discussion: alicublog, BitsBlog and Brian Beutler
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
As Campaigns Chafe at Limits, Donors Might Be in Diapers  —  Elrick Williams's toddler niece Carlyn may be one of the youngest contributors to this year's presidential campaign.  The 2-year-old gave $2,300 to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).  —  So did her sister and brother, Imara, 13 …
Discussion: Wizbang
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 …
Nonie Darwish at Berkeley  —  during Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week … The online nicknames of the seven "citizen journalists" are: bbuck, Chicken Kiev, Dan K., Luvpotion v.9.0, Marwan's Daughter, neocon hippie, and Temmy. … "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" is a nationwide series of lectures …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Madness as Method  —  Dick Cheney's craziness used to influence foreign policy.  —  Now it is foreign policy.  —  He may have lost his buddy in belligerence, Rummy.  He may have tapped out the military in Iraq.  He may not be able to persuade Congress so easily anymore — except for Hillary — to issue warlike resolutions.
Discussion: Death and Tennessee Guerilla Women
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: Death and Unqualified Offerings
Tim Paradis / Associated Press:
Money Market Investors Face Latest Worry  —  NEW YORK -  —  It's like subprime redux: Some money market fund investors are again wondering if their investments are at risk because another complex investment product has fallen out of favor and become difficult to unload.
Christian Newswire:
CWA Thanks President Bush for ENDA Veto Pledge  —  Contact: Natalie Bell, 202-488-7000 ext. 126  —  Concerned Women for America (CWA) thanks President Bush for signaling a likely veto should the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) be approved in Congress this week.
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Remember Iraq  —  Boy, am I glad we finally got out of Iraq.
Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
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Peggy Fikac / Houston Chronicle:
Watts ends bid for Democratic Senate nomination
Discussion: UrbanGrounds and Capitol Annex
Joe Carter / the evangelical outpost:
Reflections on FRC Action's Values Voter Summit
John Leo / Forum:
Who Will Stand Up For Campus Free Speech?
Discussion: Vox Popoli, and FIRE
Greg Mankiw / Greg Mankiw's Blog:
Data-free Empirics  —  Recently, I was in downtown Wellesley …
Discussion: HazZzMat
New York Times:
Financing Mistrial Adds to U.S. Missteps in Terror Prosecutions
Wall Street Journal:
The Corporate Welfare Congress
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Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
Senate reverses Bush's budget cuts
Discussion: Think Progress and Power Line
Little Green Footballs:
YouTube Helps Whitewash Cat Stevens' History
Discussion: Kesher Talk
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Don't Make Trouble  —  If one political party is a complete failure …
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Damned If You Do: Bush Visit Will 'Distract' From CA Firefighting
Steven R. Hurst / Associated Press:
Sharp drop seen in US deaths in Iraq