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8:30 PM ET, October 25, 2007

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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?  —  Boy, even FOX News analysts are calling the Bush Administration (and the military generals-Watch out!) incompetent.  —  I have to admit that this story seemed completely buried until I heard it this morning on the Stephanie Miller Show.
Discussion: The American Street
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.
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Bob Owens / Pajamas Media:
THE NEW REPUBLIC'S WILLFUL COVER-UP
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 …
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.
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
House Democrats Set For Vote on New Version Of Children's Health Bill  —  Just one week after failing to override President Bush's veto, House Democrats will put a new version of their $35 billion expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program to a vote today …
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New York Times:
House Passes Health Bill but Gains No Republican Votes
Discussion: The Swamp
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."
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 …
Atrios / Eschaton:
60s  —  I'm getting emails from various 60s era types which roughly suggest that it makes sense that people who lived through that era see everything through the prism of that era because lots of stuff happened.  I don't deny that the 60s were a significant historical and cultural time for the US …
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.
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.
John Ferro / Poughkeepsie Journal Home:
Exclusive: Cheney to hunt in Dutchess County again  —  Vice President Dick Cheney is coming to Dutchess County again to go hunting, according to two sources familiar with his plans.  Cheney will arrive Sunday night and head to a hunting club in Dutchess Monday morning.
Maggie Michael / Associated Press:
Al-Qaida anger at Jazeera on Laden tape  —  CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida sympathizers have unleashed a torrent of anger against Al-Jazeera television, accusing it of misrepresenting Osama bin Laden's latest audiotape by airing excerpts in which he criticizes mistakes by insurgents in Iraq.
 
 
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Waco, Ruby Ridge... San Diego?
Fox News:
Military Reports Lower Casualty Rates in Key Iraq Insurgent Strongholds
Discussion: PoliPundit.com
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
The Risk Of Obama  —  Ross makes the case: … I don't disagree.
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
Obama: A great many African-Americans agree that homosexuality is …
Discussion: Open Left
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
"Effective Liberty"  —  Two of the most chilling words you'll ever hear.
Discussion: Crooked Timber
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
An Ex-Libertarian  —  Glenn Reynolds comes out of the closet …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
The $114.69 Speech Police  —  The speech policeman's lot …
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
Giuliani's police chief could be problem
Discussion: Oliver Willis
 Earlier Items: 
Media Matters for America:
O'Reilly: "[S]tudies indicate ... most teachers ... bring …
Bill Maher / The Huffington Post:
Rove Reversal  —  If the Democrats want to win in 2008 they must pull a "Reverse Rove."
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
Faiz / Think Progress:
TP: one of America's 'most dangerous organizations.'
Michelle Malkin:
Olbermann: MaglaGONG, MaglaGONG, MaglaGONG, nyah, nyah, nyah
Sharon Weinberger / Danger Room:
Vote: Blackwater's New Logo (Updated Again)
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
It Could Happen Here  —  Who's the Republican I'd least …
Discussion: bustardblog
Little Green Footballs:
Ted Rall: Only Idiots Die in Iraq, US IQ Soars
Washington Post:
Biden Stumbles in Interview