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6:15 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.
The Earth Times Online Newspaper:
Pakistan considers Taliban rule in volatile valley - Summary  —  Islamabad - Pakistan is considering enforcement of Islamic laws in Pakistan's north-western Swat valley to meet the demands of pro-Taliban militants who briefly seized and then released around 100 security personnel …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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 …
Discussion: BitsBlog and Washington Times
Pakistan operating under martial law
Dianne Feinstein / Los Angeles Times:
Sen. Feinstein: Judge Mukasey has my vote  —  The attorney general nominee's answers on torture are clear, and he will rise to the challenges of the job.  —  During a long career in public service and private practice, Michael B. Mukasey has forged an independent path as a lawyer and federal judge.
Richard B. Schmitt / Los Angeles Times:
Mukasey all but a shoo-in for approval
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
Alice Miles / Times of London:
The Petraeus Curve  —  Serious success in Iraq is not being recognised as it should be  —  Is no news good news or bad news?  In Iraq, it seems good news is deemed no news.  There has been striking success in the past few months in the attempt to improve security, defeat al-Qaeda sympathisers …
Martin Samuel / Times of London:
Iraq surge brings hope for a day without death
Jules Crittenden:
Not Cricket
Discussion: Times of London
Steven R. Hurst / Associated Press:
Thousands Return to Safer Iraqi Capital  —  BAGHDAD (AP) - In a dramatic turnaround, more than 3,000 Iraqi families driven out of their Baghdad neighborhoods have returned to their homes in the past three months as sectarian violence has dropped, the government said Saturday.
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
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Donna Edwards Rocks the House  —  We've taken in over $70,000 dollars for Donna Edwards over the past 48 hour as a counter-fundraiser to Nancy Pelosi's support for the regressive, entrenched Al Wynn.  If anyone needs more convincing, please watch the above video as Donna eloquently decimates Al Wynn …
Discussion: Open Left and DownWithTyranny!
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 …
Maggie Michael / Associated Press:
Al-Qaida's No. 2 threatens Libya  —  CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida's No. 2 figure harshly criticized Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in a new audio tape Saturday, accusing him of being an enemy of Islam and threatening a wave of attacks against the North African country because it improved relations with the U.S.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Argghhh!
Gateway Pundit:   Al Qaeda Threatens American Poodle... Libyan leader Gadhafi(?)
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.
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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Tom Bawden / Times of London:
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Greg Sargent / Election Central:
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The Corner:
Strange Times  —  In the recent silence about Iraq …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Jamiecnn / CNN Political Ticker:
Obama: Cheney is 'a crazy uncle in the attic'
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
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Hot Air audio: University of Delaware professor speaks out; Update: Transcript added
Joshua Keating / FP Passport:
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