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2:00 PM ET, October 29, 2007

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Robin Abcarian / Los Angeles Times:
Polls don't reflect Obama's star power  —  The Democrat creates a stir wherever he goes, but runs far behind Clinton nationally.  Some observers are puzzled; others say he's too gentle.  —  DES MOINES — Hutton Street, a modest, racially mixed working-class neighborhood on the city's east side …
Hillary Clinton / Journalism.org:
THE INVISIBLE PRIMARY—INVISIBLE NO LONGER  —  A First Look at Coverage of the 2008 Presidential Campaign  —  In the early months of the 2008 presidential campaign, the media had already winnowed the race to mostly five candidates and offered Americans relatively little information …
Jay Newton-Small / Time:
Huckabee Surges, Edwards Fades  —  The latest still photo from the slow motion, inter-party electoral horse race known as Iowa is in — and it looks like John Edwards is losing steam on the Democratic side while Mike Huckabee is charging at the GOP frontrunners.
CNN Political Ticker:
Clinton, Romney on top in Iowa
Discussion: The Swamp, TIME and The Stump
Bluto / The Dread Pundit Bluto:
Full Text of Email Reveals Greenwald Mischaracterizations  —  Welcome, fellow minions of the lgf New World Odor  —  Glenn Greenwald, as he had promised in his post at Salon, has forwarded the email he says he received from Colonel Steven A. Boylan, Public Affairs Officer for General Petraeus.
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M.E. Sprengelmeyer / Rocky Mountain News:
Tancredo says he's leaving Congress  —  Even if he loses his long-shot bid for the White House, Rep. Tom Tancredo will be leaving the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of 2008.  —  Tancredo, 61 , waited until after the Colorado Rockies' last out of the World Series on Sunday night …
Brad Friedman / The BRAD BLOG:
EXCLUSIVE: FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Will Now Tell All - and Face Charges if Necessary - to Any Major Television Network That Will Let Her  —  Attention CBS 60 Minutes: we've got a huge scoop for you.  If you want it.  —  Remember the exclusive story you aired on Sibel Edmonds …
Daily Mail:
Record numbers go abroad for health treatment with 70,000 escaping NHS  —  Record numbers of Britons are travelling abroad for medical treatment to escape the NHS - with 70,000 patients expected to fly out this year.  —  And by the end of the decade 200,000 "health tourists" …
Club for Growth:
Ron Paul's Record on Economic Issues … Ron Paul: The Perfect as the Enemy of the Good  —  Taxes … Ron Paul's record on taxes is excellent, epitomized by his rallying cry for phasing out the IRS[1].  A strong believer in the economic benefits of tax cuts, he declared in a 2006 article …
Discussion: Suitably Flip
Rick Jacobs / The Huffington Post:
Ann Coulter: On the Gay Circuit in West Hollywood  —  We had dinner last night at Murano, a new West Hollywood restaurant, owned by gay circuit party promoter Jeffrey Sanker, and lesbian night club owners Robin Gans and Sandy Sachs.  It's a visually stunning space, straight lines …
Studs Terkel / New York Times:
The Wiretap This Time  —  EARLIER this month, the Senate Intelligence Committee and the White House agreed to allow the executive branch to conduct dragnet interceptions of the electronic communications of people in the United States.  They also agreed to "immunize" American telephone companies …
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
'Fairness' Is Foul  —  Liberals vs. the First Amendment.  —  It wasn't that hard for Indiana's Rep. Mike Pence to build media and congressional support for his Free Flow of Information Act, which would protect the confidentiality of contacts between reporters and sources.
Las Vegas Review-Journal:
VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: G.I. Joe was just a toy, wasn't he?  —  Hollywood now proposes that in a new live-action movie based on the G.I. Joe toy line, Joe's — well, "G.I." — identity needs to be replaced by membership in an "international force based in Brussels."
 
 
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Charles Clover / Telegraph:
James Lovelock: Reducing emissions could speed global warming
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Psssst  —  I received this email from Slate this morning:
Discussion: Firedoglake and Eschaton
David Barboza / New York Times:
China Arrests 774 in Crackdown on Food and Drugs
Discussion: Air America Radio
Michelle Malkin:
Military fund-raising alert: Project Valour IT kicks off today!
Steven Emerson / New York Post:
EVIL EXPOSED  —  HOLY LAND TRIAL SHOWS CHARITY'S HAMAS TIES
Discussion: Solomonia
Jeff Sharlet / The Revealer:
New York Times Declares Religious Right Dead. Again.
Atrios / Eschaton:
The Audacity of Homophobia
Bill Maher / Salon:
I'm dressing up as a melting polar ice cap
Discussion: Death
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Walter Shapiro / Salon:
Which Republican candidate is más macho?
Discussion: MSNBC and The Politico
Chris Colin / San Francisco Chronicle:
ON THE JOB  —  The fog of work: What happened to Fremont mechanic Hamid Sayadi after 9/11?
Discussion: TalkLeft
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
First Read: Democrats targeting McConnell?
Lawrence Summers / Financial Times:
How America must handle the falling dollar
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court to rule on Exxon Valdez verdict
Discussion: PointOfLaw Forum and ACSBlog
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
Huckabee stirs up third-party fear
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
U.S. Guns Behind Cartel Killings in Mexico