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10:30 AM ET, October 28, 2007


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Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Another Drug War Victim  —  A woman kills herself to stop the pain of an illness she tried to alleviate with marijuana: … That DEA statement should go down in history as an emblem of the anti-federalist agenda of today's conservatives.  It's up there with protecting people from the alleviation of their own pain.
Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Leahy rejects White House criticism of AG confirmation process  —  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Saturday rejected White House criticism that his panel was moving along too slowly the nomination of Michael Mukasey, whom President Bush tapped as the next attorney general.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Brendan Bouffard /
Protesters shout down anti-Islam speaker at MSU  —  Audience uses chants, obscenities to interrupt British Nationalist's speech  —  EAST LANSING - When British Nationalist Nick Griffin took the podium at a Friday night Michigan State University event, he tried to explain how Islam is a threat to Western civilization.
Little Green Footballs:
BNP Leader Invited to MSU by 'Conservative' Students  —  In the boneheaded move of the year, conservative student group Young Americans for Freedom invited British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin, a flat-out racist and Holocaust denier, to speak about the dangers of Islam …
Bennett Roth / Houston Chronicle:
Ron Paul's campaign takes to the airwaves  —  Maverick boosts pursuit of votes in early primaries  —  WASHINGTON — Hoping to defy more expectations, Rep. Ron Paul is ratcheting up his maverick Republican presidential campaign by launching TV and radio commercials in early primary states …
April Castro / Associated Press:
Roswell incident not explained to Richardson's satisfaction  —  ROUND ROCK, Texas — If he wins his bid for the White House, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson may be just the man to get to the bottom of the 60-year-old Roswell UFO mystery.  —  Answering questions …
Don Surber:
Holocaust survivor trumps Dutch  —  "Europe was not as outraged by Auschwitz as by Guantanamo Bay"  —  He'll probably apologize for the remark later but Democratic Congressman Tom Lantos of California, the only Holocaust survivor in Congress, told it like it is to some Dutch politicians …
Discussion: Flopping Aces, Wizbang and TigerHawk
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Evangelical Crackup  —  The hundred-foot white cross atop the Immanuel Baptist Church in downtown Wichita, Kan., casts a shadow over a neighborhood of payday lenders, pawnbrokers and pornographic video stores.  To its parishioners, this has long been the front line of the culture war.
JOHN RICH OF BIG & RICH DOES A RICK SANTORUM IMPERSONATION ON NASHVILLE RADIO— A NAIL IN HIS PROFESSIONAL COFFIN?  —  I had already left Warner Bros by the time our Nashville division had released its first album with Big Kenny (Alphin) and John Rich (pka, Big & Rich).
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Judicial Races Now Rife With Politics  —  BUTLER, Pa. — It's always packed for Wing Night at American Legion Post 117, and in the crowd Seamus McCaffery saw the building blocks of his electoral success.  —  The local sheriff, the union guys, the daughter of a veteran who said, "I like your commercial about being a Marine."
New York Times:
Yet Another Photo of Site in Syria, Yet More Questions  —  The mystery surrounding the construction of what might have been a nuclear reactor in Syria deepened yesterday, when a company released a satellite photo showing that the main building was well under way in September 2003 — four years before Israeli jets bombed it.
Gary Schmitt / Weekly Standard:
But Who Will Surveil the Judges?  —  The FISA court and its failings.  —  For one who recently returned from Europe, where a colleague and I interviewed an array of domestic security officials in key European democracies, it is a bit of an out-of-body experience to examine the various bills …
Normanm / CNN Political Ticker:
Edwards tours Iowa's 99 counties — again  —  COULTER, Iowa (CNN) — For the second time in his life, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards completed campaign visits to all of Iowa's 99 counties on Saturday with a stop in the city of Coulter, part of Franklin County.
Discussion: Liberal Values and The Swamp
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Giuliani allies keep pushing controversial state initiative
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
OBAMA ON THE ATTACK....Barack Obama says he's about to dial up his campaign a notch:
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Bush the Embracer  —  The wildfires in Southern California …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Rudy a Lefty? Yeah, Right.
Leonard Doyle / The Independent:
Guantanamo military lawyer breaks ranks to condemn 'unconscionable' detention