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9:45 PM ET, November 6, 2007

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Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Dems Outmaneuvered on Impeachment (Updated)  —  This afternoon Dennis Kucinich took to the House floor to press his case for the impeachment of Vice President Cheney.  A little while later, and as expected, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer moved to table the resolution without a debate.
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Cernig / The Newshoggers:
Dems Ensure Motion To Impeach Cheney Goes Nowhere (Updated)  —  Updated Below  —  According to The Swamp, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer will move to table Dennis Kucinich's to impeach Cheney on the basis that it would split the Democratic Party. … Hoyer has backing from House Judiciary …
kucinich.house.gov:
Rep. Dennis Kucinich Privileged Resolution  —  Below is a copy of the speech Congressman Dennis Kucinich gave on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today.  —  Mr. Speaker:  —  Pursuant to 2.A.1. of Rule 9, I rise to give notice of my intent to raise a Question of the Privilege of the House …
Discussion: At-Largely
Matthew Hay Brown / Baltimore Sun:
Cheney impeachment ready for a vote: To table it  —  It now looks as if Rep. Dennis Kucinich's effort to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney will finally come to a vote today - but not the vote for which supporters have been hoping.  —  With Democrats averse to opening an intramural debate …
Ron Christie / The Hill:
The Impeachment of Vice President Cheney
Discussion: The Politico
Mike Carney / On Deadline:
House tied in knots over resolution to impeach Cheney
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Jim Abrams / Associated Press:
Debate on Cheney impeachment averted
Martina Stewart / CNN Political Ticker:   Third time's not the charm for Kucinich
Kagro X / Daily Kos:
OK, so did you get that?
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Sideshow
Yeas & Nays:
Hillary: "I wasn't at my best the other night"  —  On today's "The Situation Room," Sen. Hillary Clinton opened up about her widely-discussed performance during last week's MSNBC debate.  (You can watch the video here on Breitbart.tv)  —  "I wasn't at my best the other night," Clinton told CNN's Candy Crowley.
Discussion: The Corner and Pundit Review
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Susan Page / USA Today:
Poll finds Americans split on taking military action in Iran  —  Potential nuclear threat concerns respondents  —  WASHINGTON — Americans are concerned about Iran's nuclear program but split on whether military action should be undertaken if diplomacy and economic sanctions fail to stop it, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll.
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Frank Newport / Gallup:
Half of Americans Strongly Disapprove of Bush Performance
Discussion: Political Machine
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Conservative Authors Sue Publisher  —  Five authors have sued the parent company of Regnery Publishing, a Washington imprint of conservative books, charging that the company deprives its writers of royalties by selling their books at a steep discount to book clubs and other organizations owned by the same parent company.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Firedoglake
Stephen Grey / The Blotter:
CIA Rendition: The Smoking Gun Cable  —  Sometimes the music was American rap, sometimes Arab folk songs.  In the CIA prison in Afghanistan, it came blaring through the speakers 24 hours a day.  Prisoners held alone inside barbed-wire cages could only speak to each other and exchange …
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Atrios / Eschaton:
False Confessions  —  They've always been the point of torture,
Discussion: BitsBlog
Fox News:
John Kerry: I'm Now Prepared to Fight Off Swift Boat Veterans  —  Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, perhaps preparing to get back into the presidential ring one day, claims he's now armed with materials that will make war record critics from his 2004 presidential campaign go running tail between legs.
Discussion: Liberal Values, Macsmind and Hot Air
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Kerry Bringing It On!  —  I am not making this up …
Discussion: SouthofBoston.com
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
THE GOLDEN WINGNUT AWARD....The Wingnut Contest is over and the votes have now been tallied by the prestigious accounting firm of Pollhost.com.  So without further ado, the five winners of the Golden Wingnut Award are:  — John Hinderaker: "It must be very strange to be President Bush.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Mo Better Democrats: Donna Edwards is closing in!  —  I think we all know that change takes time and I feel that a good strategy for change is to work on the side of Congress.  Hence, Mo Better Democrats....We need to get better Democrats in and Bush Dogs out.  Donna Edwards is a smart progressive that's right on the issues.
CBS News:
Senate Panel Probes 6 Top Televangelists  —  Sen. Charles Grassley Asks Ministries To Turn Over Financial Records Within One Month  —  (CBS) This story was written and reported by Laura Strickler of the CBS News Investigative Unit.  —  CBS News has learned Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa …
Toby Harnden / Telegraph:
Even Fred Thompson doubts he'll be president  —  Even Fred Thompson doesn't think he will become president.  Chatting off-air to a television reporter, a stunningly candid off-the-cuff quip from the Hollywood actor cemented the impression that his heart is not in the 2008 race.
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
The man, the technique behind Paul's haul  —  Trevor Lyman came from nowhere this week to earn a spot in fundraising lore by engineering a reported $4 million day for Ron Paul's dark horse Republican presidential campaign.  —  But the 37-year old political novice from Miami Beach isn't done yet.
Max Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
The Demons of David Horowitz  —  During the week of October 21, far-right wing operative and former communist agitator David Horowitz deployed his allies to college campuses America to spout crude anti-Muslim invective.  He called this event "Islamofascism Awareness Week."
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
The Gs and the Ts  —  A new poll shows 70 percent of gay Americans are fine with excluding the transgendered from proposed federal employment protections for now.  Since Bush will veto any pro-gay bills, this is more theoretically interesting than politically salient.
Discussion: protein wisdom and The Debate Link
 
 
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John Tierney / New York Times:
Go Ahead, Rationalize. Monkeys Do It, Too.
Discussion: Firedoglake and ShrinkWrapped
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Democrats Reject G.O.P. Bid for More Iraq Spending
Sarah Lai Stirland / Wired News:
Decoy Election Websites Pretend to Root for Your Candidate
David Stout / New York Times:
House Votes to Override Bush's Veto of Water Projects
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
Military may ease standards for recruits
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Liberal Host Discloses "Violence Fantasies" Toward Dana Perino
 Earlier Items: 
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USA Today:
Farm payments benefited legislators
Rebecca Traister / Salon:
Stop lying to yourself. You love Dennis Kucinich
Justin Logan / American Prospect:
It's Past Time to Bury the Hitler Analogy