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10:50 AM ET, October 25, 2007


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Helene Cooper / New York Times:
New Steps by U.S. Against Iranians  —  The Bush administration will announce a long-debated policy of new sanctions against Iran on Thursday, accusing the elite Quds division of the Revolutionary Guard Corps of supporting terrorism, administration officials said Wednesday night.
Robin Wright / Washington Post:
U.S. to Impose New Sanctions Targeting Iran's Military  —  The Bush administration plans to roll out an unprecedented package of unilateral sanctions against Iran today, including the long-awaited designations of its Revolutionary Guard Corps as a proliferator of weapons of mass destruction …
Discussion: MoJoBlog, MSNBC and The Gate
New York Times:
Mideast Hawks Help to Develop Giuliani Policy  —  Rudolph W. Giuliani's approach to foreign policy shares with other Republican presidential candidates an aggressive posture toward terrorism, a commitment to strengthening the military and disdain for the United Nations.
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Baghdad Diarist Was On Guard When Questioned by Editors  —  The soldier whose New Republic article about military cruelty in Iraq was labeled false by Army investigators refused to defend his accusations when questioned by the magazine, even after being told that the editors could no longer support him unless he cooperated.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Foer Still Spinning  —  Franklin Foer has perfected his impersonation of a gyroscope in a vacuum — he can't stop spinning.  The editor of The New Republic spoke with Howard Kurtz yesterday about the release of the transcript of his conversation with Scott Beauchamp and the Army conclusions …
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
Beauchamp takes a powder
Discussion: Death and Power Line
Docweasel / docweaselblog:
Bobby Caina Calvan Blog : the entire post with comments preserved  —  UPDATE: Good gracious, blogging since '97 and my first Instalanche.  Thank you Mr. Reynolds!  Thank you AOSHQ and the lovely and talented Michelle Malkin as well.  —  The entire site is 404′d, and the comments were the sweetest plum!
Bobby / The GALLIVANT:
Simply Simpatico  —  Lima is beautiful in the spring, when it's not too hot, I was told.  Machu Pichu is a must see, too.  —  My visits to the Green Zone are always a joy when I pass through checkpoints manned by Peruvian troops, with whom I have established a rapport.
Little Green Footballs:
Media Arrogance Squared
Discussion: BLACKFIVE
Docweasel / docweaselblog:
Bobby Calvan does the impossible: Unites the entire internet …
Discussion: Hot Air and
Daniel Henninger / Opinion Journal:
Rudy?  —  Giuliani and religious right meet on the road to political adulthood.  —  One school of thought on the religious right holds that if Rudy Giuliani would commit to an unequivocal anti-abortion position, they could vote for him.  A second school of thought, articulated by Richard Land …
The Atlantic Online:
Musn't say the V-word  —  I read this sort of thing and I just do a slow burn. … The more interesting question is why should all of the parents who don't have the choice to send their kids to a private school, or move to the suburbs?  How do you write an article this long without noting …
Discussion: Ezra Klein
John Distaso / New Hampshire Union Leader:
John DiStaso's Granite Status: Rudy just doesn't get it  —  Maybe Rudy Giuliani thinks there are no Yankee fans north of Hartford, Conn.  —  Well, we can tell you first hand that there are a few around.  Diehard fans.  Fans who unabashedly carry on in Red Sox territory, regardless of who's in the World Series and who isn't.
Discussion: MSNBC
New York Times:
Another $200 Billion  —  President Bush waited until he had vetoed a relatively inexpensive children's health insurance bill before asking for tens of billions of dollars more for his misadventure in Iraq.  The cynicism of that maneuver is only slightly less shameful than the president's distorted priorities.
GOP cries foul on timing of kids' health vote  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — House Republicans are fuming over Democrats' decision to hold the next vote on the State Children's Health Insurance Program on Thursday — when many Republicans will be in California as President Bush tours areas hit by wildfires.
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
New York Post:
STRESS MESS IN U.S.  —  48% CAN'T SLEEP  —  We're stressed out, we can't sleep, we're drinking too much - and it's getting worse.  —  Forty-eight percent of Americans say they're more stressed now than they were five years ago, and the same percent report regularly lying awake at night because of stress …
Discussion: The Corner
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Roger Cohen / New York Times:
Time for the Bundesmacht
Andrew Fell / Weasel Zippers:
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Aliza Marcus / Bloomberg:
Democrats Have Advantage on Health, Boosting Clinton, Poll Says
Discussion: Wide Open and New York Times
Anthony M. Destefano / Newsday:
Testimony: Mob considered killing Giuliani
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Marcella Bombardieri / Boston Globe:
Obama luring ex-Bill Clinton aides
Discussion: NY Daily News and MSNBC
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
An Airstrike a Day Won't Keep Insurgents at Bay
New York Times:
Under Siege, Blackwater Takes On Air of Bunker
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Discussion: AMERICAblog
Brian Beutler / Gristmill:
Lieberman-Warner meets the microscope
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
White House Feels Waxman's Oversight Gaze
Minimum-Tax Fix May Cost Hedge Funds, Buyout Firms $48 Billion
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
The GOP in 2008  —  It's long been my belief that the GOP hole card …
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
"The darkness has become pitch black" - Osama bin Laden on Iraq situation
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
THE NATIONAL SECURITY DILEMMA....Publius defends the Democratic Party leadership here.