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8:10 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 …
Mike Carney / On Deadline:
House tied in knots over resolution to impeach Cheney  —  Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, is trying to impeach Vice President Cheney for what he describes as "high crimes and misdemeanors" before the invasion of Iraq.  —  Right after the proposal was read on the House floor this afternoon …
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
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Democrats Hand Their Victory To Bush
Discussion: USA Today and michellemalkin.com
Paul Kane / Capitol Briefing:
Cheney Impeachment Resolution Sent to House Committee
Discussion: Redstate and Don Surber
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 …
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 …
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.
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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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.
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 …
Discussion: unbossed.com and Angry Bear
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Atrios / Eschaton:   False Confessions  —  They've always been the point of torture,
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
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 …
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 …
Rebecca Traister / Salon:
Stop lying to yourself.  You love Dennis Kucinich  —  Dear Democrats:  —  It has recently come to my attention that you (and by "you" I also mean "I") are in the grip of mass self-delusion.  It's long entrenched, and reinforced every night as many of you swig your beers or glasses of wine …
 
 
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Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Conservative Authors Sue Publisher
Discussion: Firedoglake
George Monbiot / Guardian:
The western appetite for biofuels is causing starvation in the poor world
Joe Dejka / Omaha World-Herald:
Court battle over protesting at soldiers' funeral begins
David Stout / New York Times:
House Votes to Override Bush's Veto of Water Projects
The Blotter:
Obama Campaign Promises New Disclosure on Bundlers
Fox News:
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USA Today:
Farm payments benefited legislators
Discussion: Don Surber and The Corner
Charlie Savage / Boston Globe:
Maneuver gave Bush a conservative rights panel
Justin Logan / American Prospect:
It's Past Time to Bury the Hitler Analogy
Markos Moulitsas / The Hill:
Blind eye to betrayal
Discussion: The Swamp and AMERICAblog
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