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8:35 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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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 …
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 …
Ron Christie / The Hill:
The Impeachment of Vice President Cheney
Paul Kane / Capitol Briefing:
Cheney Impeachment Resolution Sent to House Committee
Discussion: Redstate and Don Surber
Jim Abrams / Associated Press:
Debate on Cheney impeachment averted
Michelle Malkin:
All aboard the impeachment bandwagon: Cheney first, Bush next …
James P. Pinkerton / Newsday:
Hillary gives Republicans license to attack  —  The Democratic presidential front-runner is charging ahead, blowing past weak opposition.  A lagging Democratic rival raises a critical issue in a candidates' debate, but does so in a halfhearted manner that gets little traction among Democrats.
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CNN:
Poll: Waterboarding is torture  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — A majority of Americans consider waterboarding a form of torture, but some of those say it's OK for the U.S. government to use the technique, according to a poll released Tuesday.  —  Asked whether they think waterboarding is a form of torture …
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Charles Schumer / New York Times:
A Vote for Justice  —  I AM voting today to support Michael B. Mukasey …
Yahoo! News:
Musharraf reaches out to US for aid
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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.
Digby / Hullabaloo:
The Village Social Tabbies Hiss And Yowl  —  Mrs Tim Russert has a new article in Vanity Fair this month about the Village hostesses.  Apparently they are very upset.  Nobody seems to have good dinner parties any more.  —  It all started with Carter who refused to serve drinks.
Discussion: Firedoglake and TalkLeft
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Maureen Orth / Vanity Fair:   When Washington Was Fun  —  The grand hostesses are history …
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.
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: Firedoglake
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.
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 …
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
David Stout / New York Times:
House Votes to Override Bush's Veto of Water Projects  —  The House voted 361 to 54 this evening to override President Bush's veto of a $23 billion water projects bill, apparently sealing Mr. Bush's first defeat in a veto showdown with Congress.  —  The House tally was well over the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
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."
Anne Applebaum / Slate:
WHY ACTORS AND MODELS LOVE TO HANG OUT WITH HUGO CHÁVEZ.  —  Ninety years ago this week, a Bolshevik mob stormed the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, arrested the provisional government, and installed a "dictatorship of the proletariat" in its place.  Though the Russian revolution …
 
 
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