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10:10 PM ET, November 3, 2007


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New York Times:
Musharraf Declares State of Emergency  —  The Pakistani leader, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, declared a state of emergency tonight, suspending the country's constitution, blacking out all independent television news reports and filling the streets of the capital with hundreds of police and soldiers.
Musharraf's mini-martial law  —  The Pakistani president has imposed emergency rule, taking a swipe at the judiciary while promising to continue democratisation.  —  Pakistan's General Musharraf has issued a Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO), imposing emergency rule in Pakistan.
New York Times:
Musharraf Declares Emergency Rule  —  The Pakistani leader, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, declared a state of emergency on Saturday night, suspending the country's Constitution, firing the chief justice of the Supreme Court and filling the streets of the capital with police officers.
Kamran Haider / Reuters:
Musharraf imposes emergency rule  —  ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency rule in an attempt to reassert his flagging authority against challenges from Islamist militants, a hostile judiciary and political rivals.  —  General Musharraf said he decided …
The Earth Times Online Newspaper:
Pakistan considers Taliban rule in volatile valley - Summary
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Brian Braiker /
Survivor  —  In a new NEWSWEEK poll, Hillary Clinton took the heat at this week's Democratic debate and emerged undamaged.  —  Stan Honda / AFP-Getty Images  —  The New York senator listens to John Edwards during the Oct. 30 Democratic debate in Philadelphia
Mike Dorning / The Swamp:
Obama: A Clinton-led ticket at best "barely" wins
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
Richard B. Schmitt / Los Angeles Times:
Mukasey all but a shoo-in for approval  —  Two Democrats on the judiciary panel express concerns but say they will vote to confirm him as attorney general.  —  WASHINGTON — Michael B. Mukasey appeared on Friday to be all but assured of becoming the nation's 81st attorney general …
Dianne Feinstein / Los Angeles Times:
Sen. Feinstein: Judge Mukasey has my vote
Frederick W. Kagan / Weekly Standard:
Reconcilable Differences  —  The Iraqi parliament behaves like a bunch of politicians.  —  How much does it matter that the Iraqi parliament has not yet passed an oil law?  According to war critics, it is the only thing that matters: Iraqis' failure to complete "reconciliation" by passing …
Discussion: Redstate and Matt Zeitlin
Toni-Lynn Robbins / Bangor Daily News:
Flag-burning 'lesson' provokes UM student  —  ORONO, Maine - A University of Maine student alleges her former professor offered extra credit to class members if they burned the American flag or the U.S. Constitution or were arrested defending free speech.  —  On the first day of class …
Matthew Kaminski / Opinion Journal:
Dissident  —  Natan Sharansky's passion for democracy isn't always welcome in the West.  —  JERUSALEM—An eternity ago, in 2004, the former Soviet refusenik and Israeli government minister Natan Sharansky called George W. Bush "a dissident President"—"jokingly," he tells me, thinking back to that first White House meeting.
Discussion: neo-neocon
Lucy Laing / Daily Mail:
We're twinseparable!  Happy with his brother, the boy who refused to die  —  They say twins share a strong bond - but the one between Gabriel and Ieuan Jones was unbreakable.  —  When doctors found that Gabriel was weaker than his brother, with an enlarged heart,and believed he was going to die …
Tom Bawden / Times of London:
Top US analyst hits back after death threats over Citigroup downgrade  —  Meredith Whitney: The $360bn analyst |  Citigroup fears send Wall Street reeling |  Citigroup chief is about to quit amid mounting woes |  Wall St braced for $10bn more credit crunch hits
The Corner:
Strange Times  —  In the recent silence about Iraq (apparently no bad news is no news at all), we fail to appreciate that we are witnessing one of the most dramatic turnabouts in a war in our history, comparable to the 90 day radical change from June to September 1864.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Kate Michelman / Open Left:
We've Come A Long Way  —  Remember the commercial:  —  We've come a long way baby.  —  Well, have we?  That's the question American women need to ask themselves.  —  We earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes.  —  We are 48% more likely to live in poverty than men.
The Politico:
Factoid of the Day: Hillary's name  —  This is more or less just sad, but it does give you a sense of the depth to which Hillary is embedded in American culture.  —  The chart above measures the rank of the name "Hillary" among the top 1,000 American baby names.
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: BitsBlog and Eschaton
Tom Perriello / The Coffee House:   Our Culture War on Greed
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