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7:20 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
Hugh Hewitt / 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
ConservativeHome com / ConservativeHome's ToryDiary:   You couldn't make it up  —  Today's Sunday Times:
Jack Grimston / Times of London:
Iranians study nuclear physics in Britain
Discussion: Wake up America and Israel Matzav
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.
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 …
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
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.
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.
Joe Mathews / Los Angeles Times:
Fred Thompson vs. the moonshiners  —  WOODBURY, TENN — .  — The case appeared to be open and shut.  —  The county sheriff had been caught selling an illegal whiskey still from the back of the county jail.  The buyers were a federal informant and an undercover federal investigator.
Michael Ledeen / The Corner:
Michael Hirsh: Bush is taking the Israeli Line  —  I don't normally read Time or Newsweek, but I surfed into this attempt to blame the presumably now-inevitable-forthcoming-war-with- Iran on Bush.  It's sort of like Seymour Hersh without such fabulous sources as "former Pentagon consultants" and others around the Star Trek bar.
Ray Rivera / New York Times:
Governor Accused of Betraying Principles  —  Gov. Eliot Spitzer's retreat from his plan to permit illegal immigrants to obtain the same kind of driver's licenses as other New Yorkers drew angry reactions yesterday from civil liberties advocates and immigrant groups, some of whom described the shift as a stunning betrayal.
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Steve Clemons / The Washington Note:
Shame on Them: Republicans and Top Dems Missing at Arab American Leadership Summit
Dan McDougall / Observer:
Indian 'slave' children found making low-cost clothes destined for Gap
Discussion: Feministe
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Michael Ledeen / The Corner:
Osanloo: no hospital, only prison
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"I want the Sharia law imposed in my country"
Sheiks kidnapped after reconciliation meetings
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Agence France Presse:
'Shoot first' laws plague burglars
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W.M.D. in Iran? Q.E.D.
Discussion: and Death
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