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5:05 PM ET, November 6, 2007

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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 …
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Cernig / The Newshoggers:
Dems Will Ensure Motion To Impeach Cheney Goes Nowhere  —  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 Committee Chairman John Conyers who said …
Discussion: The American Street
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 …
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 …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Democrats Hand Their Victory To Bush
Discussion: USA Today and michellemalkin.com
Charles Schumer / New York Times:
A Vote for Justice  —  I AM voting today to support Michael B. Mukasey for attorney general for one critical reason: the Department of Justice — once the crown jewel among our government institutions — is a shambles and is in desperate need of a strong leader, committed to depoliticizing the agency's operations.
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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 …
Manu Raju / The Hill:
Schumer, Feinstein 'surprise' thwarts efforts on Mukasey
The Raw Story:
UPDATE: Judiciary Committee endorses AG nomination on 11-8 vote
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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.
Discussion: Think Progress and CREDO Action
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Candidate's Pleased to Remember This Fifth of November  —  On Monday, a group of Ron Paul supporters helped raise more than $4.07 million in one day with a fund-raising gimmick based on Guy Fawkes.
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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 …
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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Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Clinton Defends Wife on Licenses  —  LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former President Clinton on Monday compared Republican criticism of his wife's position on driver's license for illegal immigrants to the ads that helped sink John Kerry's White House hopes in 2004.  —  "I had the feeling that at the end …
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CNN:
Immigration chief sorry over party costume  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Department of Homeland Security will investigate a Halloween costume party hosted by a top immigration official and attended by a man dressed in a striped prison outfit, dreadlocks and darkened skin make-up …
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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.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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.
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 …
Ellen Miller / Sunlight Foundation blogs:
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words  —  One of Sunlight's resident creative geniuses (yes, there are many of them) have taken all the Defense Appropriations Earmarks and made them available for viewing within Google Earth.  (You can only view this using Google Earth which you can download from this page.)
Discussion: Instapundit.com and Lessig Blog
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 …
 
 
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Washington Wire:
Sarkozy, Bush Strengthen Transatlantic Ties
Townhall.com:
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton on what ails the State Department and the UN
Discussion: Think Progress
CNN:
Obama backers wanted to keep Colbert off ballot
Telegraph:
Two UK arrests in European anti-terror swoop
USA Today:
Farm payments benefited legislators
Discussion: The Corner and Don Surber
Eric Kleefeld / Election Central:
Kentuckians Receiving Fraudulent Robocall From "Homosexual Lobby" For Steve Beshear
The Atlantic Online:
The Ron Paul Phenomenon
 Earlier Items: 
Charlie Savage / Boston Globe:
Maneuver gave Bush a conservative rights panel
Justin Logan / American Prospect:
It's Past Time to Bury the Hitler Analogy
Discussion: Ezra Klein
Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
Another Bush Backfire
Markos Moulitsas / The Hill:
Blind eye to betrayal
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
The Falafel Squad
New York Times:
Ousted Chief Justice in Pakistan Urges Defiance