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1:30 PM ET, November 3, 2007


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Matthew Pennington / Associated Press:
Musharraf declares emergency in Pakistan  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Gen. Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency in Pakistan on Saturday, suspending the constitution, replacing the chief justice before a crucial Supreme Court ruling on his future as president, and cutting communications in the capital.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Musharraf Declares State Of Emergency  —  Pervez Musharraf has declared a state of emergency in Pakistan, apparently not content to wait for the Supreme Court decision on his presidential election victory last month.  So far, he has given no reason for the declaration, although the military activity …
Musharraf declares state of emergency  —  LAHORE, Pakistan (CNN) — Faced with increasing violence and unrest, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday declared a state of emergency, government sources told CNN.  —  Musharraf issued a provisional constitutional order proclaiming …
Washington Post:
Musharraf Declares Emergency Rule in Pakistan  —  Provisional Constitution Instituted, Leader Expected to Address Nation Saturday  —  Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule Saturday, suspending the constitution amid a heavy security presence including armored personnel carriers on the streets of the capital.
Bush Administration Blocked Waterboarding Critic  —  Former DOJ Official Tested the Method Himself, in Effort to Form Torture Policy  —  A senior Justice Department official, charged with reworking the administration's legal position on torture in 2004 became so concerned …
The Big Blog:
Video: Clinton takes on Russert, says letter was no cover-up  —  "Breathtakingly" misleading.  That's what former president Bill Clinton called a question Tim Russert asked his wife at this week's Democratic presidential candidates' debate.  And boy was he mad.
Michael Powell / New York Times:
Loyal to Kerik, Giuliani Missed Warning Signs  —  If the rise of Bernard B. Kerik under the mentorship of Rudolph W. Giuliani was meteoric, the speed of his fall was breathtaking.  —  In December 2004, President Bush nominated Mr. Kerik, a former New York police commissioner, to head the federal Department of Homeland Security.
Gateway Pundit:
Al Qaeda Threatens American Poodle... Libyan leader Gadhafi(?)  —  Al Qaeda lost in Iraq... Now they've lost their minds.  —  This image from video released by IntelCenter on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 shows a photo of Ayman al-Zawahri as part of an audiotaped speech harshly criticizing Libyan …
Maggie Michael / Associated Press:
Al-Qaida's No. 2 threatens Libya
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Argghhh!
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
The Religious Left Runs Against Porn  —  I like Tom Perriollo, though I find this diatribe on the common good very annoying. … There's lots of stuff that undermines women's rights, sexual health and 'the common good', from legal economic penalties to cultural norms to the sick gender bias …
Discussion: Eschaton and BitsBlog
Tom Perriello / The Coffee House:   Our Culture War on Greed
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Dean on Mukasey  —  Friend of TPM and former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean knows a few things about lawless presidents.  He just sent us his thoughts on the now certain confirmation of Judge Mukasey ...
Discussion: the talking dog
Rich Lowry / Real Clear Politics:
The Campaign Against Mukasey
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Mike Dorning / The Swamp:
Obama: A Clinton-led ticket at best "barely" wins  —  Barack Obama said Saturday that a ticket led by Sen. Hillary Clinton would be destined to largely repeat the disappointing Democratic performances of 2000 and 2004 and could aspire only to eke out a victory.
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
Kucinich Will Introduce Privileged Resolution To Force Up Or Down Vote On Cheney Impeachment  —  Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) announced today that he will be offering a privileged resolution on the House floor next week that will bring articles of impeachment against the Vice President, Richard B. Cheney.
Michelle Malkin:
Kucinich leads the impeachment circus: Introducing a Cheney …
Discussion: Don Surber
Joshua Keating / FP Passport:
It's official: Putin has just stopped pretending  —  It's safe to say that no one really expects this December's Russian elections to be a fair contest.  All the same, the Kremlin's decision to cut the number of international observers invited by two thirds is a particularly brazen demonstration …
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Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
The Real War  —  I'm puzzled by all the neoconservative bloviating …
Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
Rice, Others Told to Testify in AIPAC Case
Discussion: Israpundit
Washington Post:
At Army Base, Bush Boosts Iraq War
Discussion: Think Progress and The Heretik
Carl / Israel Matzav:
The 90th anniversary of the Balfour declaration
Kevin / Stop Her Now:
The Politics of Parsing
NY Daily News:
Norman Hsu case on ice amid rumors of a plea deal
Gail Collins / New York Times:
My Favorite Menace  —  The Law of the Sea Treaty has become …
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E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
The Issue the Democrats Dread
Bryan / Hot Air:
Hot Air audio: University of Delaware professor speaks out; Update: Transcript added
The Anchoress:
Clinton & Bush both thrown a Curveball on Iraq?
Dan Morgan / Washington Post:
Sugar Industry Expands Influence
Discussion: Ezra Klein
Ian Shapira / Washington Post:
Fulfillment Elusive for Young Altruists In the Crowded Field of Public Interest
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Let's See What You've Got, Babe
Arthur Silber / Once Upon a Time:
One Hundred Routes to War, One Hundred Ways to Hell
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
America The Unfriendly  —  Another sign of what's going on …
Discussion: The Newshoggers