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1:15 PM ET, November 4, 2007


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New York Times:
Musharraf Leaves White House in Lurch  —  For more than five months the United States has been trying to orchestrate a political transition in Pakistan that would manage to somehow keep Gen. Pervez Musharraf in power without making a mockery of President Bush's promotion of democracy in the Muslim world.
The Corner:
re: Pakistan Emergency  —  Things were certainly heating up a lot last week in Pakistan though the various jihadi attacks didn't get much coverage in the West.  —  In the Punjab, far from the frontier there was a major suicide bomb attack against the Pakistani Air Force, killing eight officers and cadets …
Cernig / The Newshoggers:
Pentagon Backs Musharraf
Discussion: The Heretik, Guardian and CNN
'Emergency will last as long as necessary'
Molly Ivors / Whiskey Fire:
Idiot Princess™  —  Seems like we just did this, doesn't it?  —  But then, MoDo must be telling herself the same thing.  —  Yes, the Idiot Princess™ is at it again, sharpening her tools for her paymasters who clearly fear Hillary with a pathology that must be based on some deep Freudian s**t …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Gift of Gall  —  Girlfriend had a rough week.  —  First Hillary got brushed back by the boys in the debate.  Then some women bemoaned Hillaryland's "Don't hit me, I'm a girl" strategy.  —  The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus deplored the "antifeminist subtext" of Hillary's campaign playing the woman-as-victim card.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Middle Earth Journal
Times of London:
Saudi Arabia is hub of world terror  —  The desert kingdom supplies the cash and the killers  —  Nick Fielding and Sarah Baxter, Washington  —  It was an occasion for tears and celebration as the Knights of Martyrdom proclaimed on video: "Our brother Turki fell during the rays of dawn …
N. Gregory Mankiw / New York Times:
Beyond Those Health Care Numbers  —  WITH the health care system at the center of the political debate, a lot of scary claims are being thrown around.  The dangerous ones are not those that are false; watchdogs in the news media are quick to debunk them.  Rather, the dangerous ones …
Discussion: Economist's View and Angry Bear
Bruce Kesler / Democracy Project:
Doctors Vs Professors
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM)
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
Thompson Adviser Has Criminal Past  —  Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson has been crisscrossing the country since early this summer on a private jet lent to him by a businessman and close adviser who has a criminal record for drug dealing.  —  Thompson selected the businessman …
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:   Fred Thompson Campaign Advisor Has Drug Crimes in His Past
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton Rebuts Accusations of Secrecy  —  As Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton began a four-day swing through Iowa on Saturday, her political camp struck back against accusations that she and her husband were being overly secretive about discussions they had during their White House years.
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Obama Criticizes Clinton's Drive to Win
Matt / Think Progress:
Bush 41 Gets His News From Fox News; Warns More Bushes May Run For Public Office  —  Fox News Sunday launched a new series this week called "American Leaders" that seeks to engage "prominent business, cultural and social figures in candid discussion."  The first "leader" featured by Fox …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Feingold to Oppose Mukasey  —  Statement just released ...
Washington Post:
Poll Finds Americans Pessimistic, Want Change  —  One year out from the 2008 election, Americans are deeply pessimistic and eager for a change in direction from the agenda and priorities of President Bush, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
A hero in Castro's gulag  —  AT A White House ceremony tomorrow President Bush will honor eight distinguished men and women with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civil award.  Among the recipients will be the longtime civil rights activist Benjamin Hooks; Harper Lee …
Tina Rosenberg / New York Times:
The Perils of Petrocracy  —  I.  —  Who holds the world's oil?  You might assume it's in the hands of big private oil companies like ExxonMobil.  But in fact, 77 percent of the world's oil reserves are held by national oil companies with no private equity, and there are 13 state-owned oil companies …
The deceit behind global warming  —  No one can deny that in recent years the need to "save the planet" from global warming has become one of the most pervasive issues of our time.  As Tony Blair's chief scientific adviser, Sir David King, claimed in 2004, it poses "a far greater threat …
Teresa Watanabe / Los Angeles Times:
Citizenship applications climb despite fee hike  —  Growing anti-immigration sentiment is pushing many people to take action so they can vote, experts say.  —  The number of citizenship applications received in the Los Angeles area tripled in September compared with the same period last year …
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
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The Iranian Labor Movement, Heroic and Ignored
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Marathoner Dies in Olympic Trials
Steven R. Hurst / Associated Press:
Thousands Return to Safer Iraqi Capital
New York Times:
Capital Cases Stalling as Costs Grow Daunting
Joel Stein / Los Angeles Times:
Ann Coulter Mad Libs
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
The Law of the Sea Treaty
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Excellent Story Shows Benefits of Tax Havens
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Frank Rich / New York Times:
Noun + Verb + 9/11 + Iran = Democrats' Defeat?
William Glaberson / New York Times:
New Detainee Rights Weighed in Plans to Close Guantánamo
Discussion: TalkLeft
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:

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Associated Press:
A judge dismisses Alec Baldwin's manslaughter case in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, after ruling prosecutors withheld evidence

David Shepardson / Reuters:
The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals puts the FCC's reinstatement of net neutrality rules on hold until August 5 as it considers industry legal challenges

Tony Mecia / The Charlotte Ledger:
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