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8:45 PM ET, October 28, 2007

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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
A bizarre, unsolicited email from Gen. Petraeus' spokesman  —  I received this morning an unsolicited email from Col. Steven A. Boylan, the Public Affairs Officer and personal spokesman for Gen. David G. Petraeus.  The subject line of the email — which I am publishing in full, unedited form here …
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
The Two-Man Race  —  Only Rudy and Mitt have credible scenarios.  —  Ron Paul has been a striking presence in the Republican presidential debates.  One result is he's raised an unimaginable amount of money—$5.1 million in the third quarter—for an obscure congressman from Texas.
Discussion: Political Machine
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Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com Blog's TownHall Blog:
The GOP's Two Man Race: Giuliani Or Romney Will Be The Nominee
Discussion: Daily Pundit
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Walking Into Iran's Trap  —  ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Is the United States going to war with Iran?  That's what a Lebanese businessman here wants to know from a visiting American.  If it's war, he doesn't want to make a big new investment in the region.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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Jack Grimston / Times of London:
Iranians study nuclear physics in Britain
Discussion: Wake up America and Israel Matzav
ConservativeHome com / ConservativeHome's ToryDiary:   You couldn't make it up  —  Today's Sunday Times:
Peterhamby / CNN Political Ticker:
Colbert campaigns in S.C.; Edwards camp attacks Doritos link  —  COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) — Comedian Stephen Colbert brought his mock presidential campaign to the capital of South Carolina Sunday, where he was declared "favorite son" by the mayor of Columbia and given the key to the city.
Ynetnews:
IAEA chief lashes out over Israeli raid in Syria  —  Mohamed ElBaradei accuses Jewish state of 'taking the law into its own hands', says 'if countries have information that another country is working on a nuclear-related program, they should come to us'  —  Chief UN nuclear watchdog Mohamed …
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Satyam / Think Progress:
ElBaradei: Military Strike On Iran 'Would Lead Absolutely To Disaster'  —  Prior to the Iraq war, International Atomic Energy Agency chairman Mohammed ElBaradei warned there was "no evidence of ongoing prohibited nuclear or nuclear-related activities in Iraq."
Discussion: NO QUARTER and Booman Tribune
Raymond Hernandez / New York Times:
As Democrats Criticize, Health Care Industry Donates  —  In a reversal from past election cycles, Democratic candidates for president are outpacing Republicans in donations from the health care industry, even as the leading Democrats in the field offer proposals that have caused deep anxiety …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Tracy Connor / NY Daily News:
Newser's book: Ford saw Clinton as a sex 'addict'  —  Gerald Ford was disturbed by Bill Clinton's skirt-chasing ways - and thought he should check into a sex addiction clinic.  —  A new book on the late 38th President reveals he had strong views about the Clintons: He thought Hillary wore …
Faiz / Think Progress:
Fox heralds Bush as a World Series 'hero.'  —  Last night, Fox aired a montage prior its airing of the Red Sox/Rockies game that celebrated great moments in World Series history.  "The story of the World Series is told in seven chapters," the narrator said, "each with their old tale, each with their own hero.
Celeste Katz / NY Daily News:
Nader voters crippled Gore in 2000; now they love him  —  Right or wrong, people who voted for Ralph Nader get blamed for costing Al Gore the 2000 election.  —  Now, some of those very same voters are throwing themselves into a new - and nonexistent - campaign: Gore 2008.  —  And they say there's no irony at all.
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and Weasel Zippers
Lauren R. Dorgan / Concord Monitor:
Edwards plans big for presidency  —  Candidate: Sacrifice must be priority, too  —  October 26.  —  John Edwards says if he's elected president, he'll institute a New Deal-like suite of programs to fight poverty and stem growing wealth disparity.  To do it, he said, he'll ask many Americans …
Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
War, like life, is not a movie  —  As far as I know, the movie "Deliverance" has been featured in political discourse just the once.  Back in 1996, Pat Buchanan, hot from his triumph over Bob Dole in the New Hampshire primary, warned the country-club Republicans that he was coming to get them "like a character out of Deliverance."
Thomas M. DeFrank / NY Daily News:
Giuliani is GOP's best shot against Hillary, said Ford  —  WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF  —  WASHINGTON - Jerry Ford wasn't sure Hillary Clinton could be elected President, but he was absolutely certain which Republican had the strongest shot at stopping her: Rudy Giuliani.
Nancy A. Youssef / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Chalabi back in action in Iraq  —  BAGHDAD-Ahmad Chalabi, the controversial, ubiquitous Iraqi politician and one-time Bush administration favorite, has re-emerged as a central figure in the latest U.S. strategy for Iraq.  —  His latest job: To press Iraq's central government to use early security gains …
Discussion: Eschaton
 
 
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