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7:55 PM ET, November 5, 2007

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Wall Street Journal:
Frustration Builds for Democrats  —  Reversal of Fortune for Mukasey  —  Highlights Struggles on Security Issues  —  Washington — The way in which Senate Democrats wavered and then consented to the confirmation of Michael B. Mukasey as attorney general reflects the party's broader struggle …
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The Raw Story:
White House says 'futile' contempt filing 'won't go anywhere'  —  House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) will file a report today holding that two White House officials are in contempt of Congress for their continued refusal to honor subpoenas in connection with the controversial firing …
Larry Johnson / NO QUARTER:
Urgent: Letter from Intelligence, Military, Diplomatic, and Law …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and NION
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Miers, Bolten contempt charges readied
Discussion: The Swamp
John Podhoretz / Commentary:
First They Came for Hillary Clinton...  It is widely assumed, on both Left and Right, that Hillary Clinton and her campaign made a grave error by responding to the criticism of her performance in last Tuesday's Democratic debate by complaining of a "pile-on."  Bill Kristol, for one, called it a "foolish overreaction."
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The Washington Post / The Trail:
Ron Paul's Record Online Haul
Discussion: The American Mind
Scott Horton / Harper's:
Happy Counterterrorism Day  —  Remember, remember the fifth of November,  —  Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'twas his intent  —  To blow up the King and Parliament.  —  Three score barrels of powder below,  —  Poor old England to overthrow;  —  By God's providence he was catch'd
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Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
George Washington and Guy Fawkes Day
Discussion: The Caucus
The Corner:   Guy Fawkes in the U.S.
New York Times:
Rosie O'Donnell in Talks to Join MSNBC  —  Rosie O'Donnell, who abruptly left "The View" on ABC last spring after drawing attention and ratings for her opinions on everything from the Iraq war to her co-hosts, is in serious discussions to return to television atop a new soapbox …
Greg Gross / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Wilkes convicted of corruption  —  A U.S. District Court jury has convicted Brent Wilkes on all 13 counts in his corruption trial.  The Poway defense contractor had been accused by prosecutors of leveraging more than $600,000 in cash bribes and thousands more in gifts to ousted …
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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Breaking: Jury Finds Wilkes Guilty on All Counts
Discussion: The Next Hurrah
CBN.com:
Romney Scores Major Endorsement  —  This is a big one folks.  In a Brody File exclusive, we've found out that Paul Weyrich, the former co-founder of The Moral Majority has endorsed Mitt Romney for President.  The Brody File has the press release.  Read below: … Where do I begin?
Brandon Friedman / Daily Kos:
The Real Story Behind the Falling Casualty Rate in Iraq  —  As U.S. casualties have continued to drop, many people on the anti-Bush side of the aisle have begun to quietly panic in recent days over this question: "Could George W. Bush and Frederick Kagan have possibly been right about the surge?"
USA Today:
Military's porn ban questioned  —  WASHINGTON — Ten years after Congress banned sales of sexually explicit material on military bases, the Pentagon is under fire for continuing to sell adult fare, such as Penthouse and Playmates In Bed, that it doesn't consider explicit enough to pull from its stores.
New York Times:
Pakistan Attempts to Crush Protests by Lawyers  —  Angry protests by thousands of lawyers in Lahore and other cities Monday demonstrated the first organized resistance to the emergency rule imposed by the Pakistani president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf.  But the abrupt arrest of many of them threatened to weaken their challenge.
This Is London:
SANTA TOLD TO SLIM DOWN FOR CHRISTMAS TO 'SET A GOOD EXAMPLE'  —  Santa is being told to shift the pounds before Christmas - because the obese saint is failing to set a "good example" for children.  —  The traditional children's hero, best known for feasting on mince pies left out on Christmas eve …
Associated Press:
Stephen Colbert Drops Presidential Bid … NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert has dropped his bid for the White House.  —  His announcement came after the South Carolina Democratic Executive Council voted last week to keep the host of "The Colbert Report" off the state's primary ballot.  The vote was 13-3.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Philip Klein / Opinion Journal:
Hating Rudy  —  The Angry Left finds a new target.  —  "Rudy Giuliani [is] probably the most underqualified man since George Bush to seek the presidency," Sen. Joe Biden declared during Tuesday's Democratic debate in Philadelphia.  "There's only three things he mentions in a sentence: a noun and a verb and 9/11."
BBC:
Supermodel 'rejects dollar pay'  —  The world's richest model has reportedly reacted in her own way to the sliding value of the US dollar - by refusing to be paid in the currency.  —  Gisele Bündchen is said to be keen to avoid the US currency because of uncertainty over its strength.
 
 
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Biden not interested in being Clinton's VP
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