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6:40 PM ET, October 25, 2007

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Salon:
Glenn Greenwald  —  Anonymous Liberal for Glenn Greenwald: Giuliani on torture  —  In his book, former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin described his experience being tortured by sleep deprivation at the hands of the KGB: … Here's U.S. presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, speaking at a town hall event in Iowa yesterday:
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Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
In His Words: Giuliani on Torture  —  DAVENPORT, Iowa — At a town hall meeting here last night, Rudolph W. Giuliani expanded upon his views of torture.  Here is a transcript of the exchange.  —  Linda Gustitus, who is the president of a group called the National Religious Campaign Against Torture …
Col. David Hunt / Fox News:
America Could Have Killed Usama bin Laden — But Didn't  —  Because there is no shortage of things to yell about regarding the War on Terror, Iraq, Afghanistan, Homeland Security, and so on, deciding what to write about is always fun.  —  This week, I was going to yell about how the Bush …
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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:   Did The White House Miss A Chance To Catch OBL Again?
Washington Post:
Biden Stumbles in Interview  —  In an interview with The Washington Post's editorial board, Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) asserted that he is more prepared to be president than any other candidate, disputed the notion that governors are better suited for the White House than senators and warned …
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William J. Broad / New York Times:
Satellite Photos Show Cleansing of Syrian Site  —  New commercial satellite photos show that a Syrian site believed to have been attacked by Israel last month no longer bears any obvious traces of what some analysts said appeared to have been a partly built nuclear reactor.
Irenep / Michael Yon:
Beauchamp and the Rule of Second Chances  —  October 25, 2007  —  Beauchamp and the Rule of Second Chances: Pass it Along  —  I'd known that General Petraeus was once accidentally shot in the chest, but I first heard the full story this summer in Baqubah, from an eyewitness whose account I wrote about in Second Chances.
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Army Acknowledges Leaking Beauchamp Docs To Drudge, Promises Investigation  —  Updated below.  —  There's been a very interesting turn in the saga of The New Republic's "Baghdad Diarist," the American soldier in Iraq who's been accused of fabricating negative stories about U.S. troops and publishing them in the mag.
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Bob Owens / Pajamas Media:
THE NEW REPUBLIC'S WILLFUL COVER-UP
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Baghdad Diarist Was On Guard When Questioned by Editors
CNN:
House passes scaled-back child health bill  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The House of Representatives passed a more modest expansion of a popular children's health insurance program Thursday, despite Republican complaints about a vote held while several members were visiting wildfire-ravaged California districts.
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Cornelia Dean / New York Times:
'55 'Origin of Life' Paper Is Retracted  —  In January 1955, Homer Jacobson, a chemistry professor at Brooklyn College, published a paper called "Information, Reproduction and the Origin of Life" in American Scientist, the journal of Sigma Xi, the scientific honor society.
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
The Ron Paul Wars  —  RedState defends its decision to bar future posters from supporting Ron Paul: … I don't think I qualify as a Neo-Nazi or a Code Pink activist.  Full Wired story here.  But here's a simple message to Ron Paul supporters.  You're welcome here.
Faiz / Think Progress:
Cheney falls asleep during Cabinet meeting on wildfires.  —  During a cabinet meeting yesterday, Vice President Cheney fell asleep on camera while President Bush was discussing wildfires in California.  A Cheney spokeswoman "laughed it off," telling CNN that the vice president was "practicing meditation."
Discussion: The Swamp and Shakespeare's Sister
Little Green Footballs:
Ted Rall: Only Idiots Die in Iraq, US IQ Soars  —  Here's a look into the squirmy, ugly mind of Ted Rall, whose latest cartoon about US troops in Iraq says: "Only idiots signed up; only idiots died.  Back home, the average I.Q. soared."  —  (Hat tip: LGF readers.)
David Eggert / Associated Press:
Student hounds prof running for Congress  —  MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - A politically conservative student armed with a video camera and a Web site is trying to force a Democratic congressional candidate out of his teaching job at Central Michigan University.  —  Dennis Lennox, a 23-year-old junior …
Media Matters for America:
O'Reilly: "[S]tudies indicate ... most teachers ... bring in a anti-American viewpoint to the sense that they don't preach about the nobility of America"  —  During the October 24 edition of his Fox News show, Bill O'Reilly asserted: "[I]t seems to me, and the studies indicate, that most teachers …
Discussion: Shakespeare's Sister
Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
DCCC launches campaign to build e-mail list  —  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will cast its net wide and far through the end of the year to build a bigger bank of online supporters - an increasingly essential element in political fundraising.
Cornelia Dean / New York Times:
James Watson Retires After Racial Remarks  —  James D. Watson, the eminent biologist who ignited an uproar last week with remarks about the intelligence of people of African descent, retired today as chancellor of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island and from its board.
Discussion: Beliefnet, Chuck Adkins and Gawker
 
 
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Bill Maher / The Huffington Post:
Rove Reversal  —  If the Democrats want to win in 2008 they must pull a "Reverse Rove."
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Faiz / Think Progress:
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Sharon Weinberger / Danger Room:
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CNN Political Ticker:
Thompson: Iraqi insurgents 'a bunch of kids' with IEDs
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Wonkette:
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G'Kar / Obsidian Wings:
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action.openleft.com:
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Roger Simon / The Politico:
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John Feehery / The Hill:
Dems Are Out of Touch on Taxes
Michael Rubin / The Corner:
Academic Freedom?  —  Yesterday, the University of Delaware …
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Haaretz:
Livni behind closed doors: Iran nukes pose little threat to Israel