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3:40 PM ET, November 7, 2007


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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Pat Robertson Endorses Rudy: Deems Him 'More Than Acceptable to People of Faith'  —  Pat Robertson, one of the most influential figures in the social conservative movement, announced his support for Rudy Giuliani's presidential bid this morning at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. [Watch the video below]
Fox News:
Pat Robertson Endorses Rudy Giuliani  —  WASHINGTON — Evangelical Christian leader Pat Robertson on Wednesday endorsed former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has struggled to bridge some of his socially moderate policy positions on abortion and gay rights with conservatives.
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:   Robertson and Giuliani  —  Since the Bush right insists …
The Atlantic Online:
Giuliani Is Endorsed By Pat Robertson
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Will / Attytood:
Strange bedfellows: Robertson wanted to assassinate one of …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Libby Quaid / Associated Press:
Pat Robertson endorses Giuliani
Discussion: MyDD and Salon
The Corner:   More Seriously  —  I do think the Robertson endorsement is a big plus for Giuliani.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   Robertson and Falwell: America "deserved" 9/11
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: New Hampshire Democratic Primary  —  New Hampshire: Clinton Lead Shrinks to 10 Points  —  Senator Hillary Clinton's lead in the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire Primary has fallen to its lowest level of the season.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone poll …
Joe Trippi:
Reality Check  —  Just because there's a writers' strike in Hollywood …
Discussion: The Stump
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Clinton down following debate, polls find
Discussion: New York Post and Spin Cycle
Benazir Bhutto / New York Times:
Musharraf's Martial Plan  —  NOV. 3, 2007, will be remembered as the blackest day in the history of Pakistan.  Let us be perfectly clear: Pakistan is a military dictatorship.  Last Saturday, Gen. Pervez Musharraf removed all pretense of a transition to democracy by conducting what was in effect yet another extraconstitutional coup.
The Atlantic Online:
The Shah of Pakistan  —  Vali Nasr offers a troubling analogy:
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Alan Dershowitz / Opinion Journal:
Democrats and Waterboarding  —  The party will lose the presidential race if it defines itself as soft on terror.  —  I recently had occasion to discuss the Bush administration's war on terrorism with one of the highest ranking former officials responsible for planning that war.
Jonathan E. Kaplan / The Hill:
GOP turns impeachment resolution against Dems  —  House Republicans on Tuesday nearly forced Democratic leaders to vote on a resolution to impeach Vice President Cheney.  —  Anti-war presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduced a privileged resolution, used to circumvent the committee process …
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Hoyer's Pro-Surge Comments to Become Democratic Talking Points?
Discussion: Hot Air
Pakistan Daily Times:
'All modern discoveries are by Muslim scientists'  —  LAHORE: Muslim scientists have made all discoveries of the current age, said University of Columbia's Arabic and Islamic Studies prof George Saliba at a seminar at the Government College University (GCU) on Monday.
Minuteman's high-tech border barrier called 'a cow fence'  —  COCHISE COUNTY, Arizona (CNN) — It was supposed to be 14 feet high and topped with razor wire.  It was also supposed to send a message to Washington that if the government wouldn't seal off the southern border, volunteers could.
Discussion: Danger Room and Balloon Juice
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Democrats Split Over Bill Affecting Backers  —  In early June, as the Senate Finance Committee began examining how a new breed of Wall Street titan could be paying a special low tax rate on executives' salaries, one of the richest of them, hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors …
Kos / Daily Kos:
Yup, immigration not the GOP's savior  —  It may have been a factor in the race, but the last GOP "idea" — the demonization of scary brown people — has been a flop. … This is important as jittery Democrats (like Rahm Emanuel) advise Democrats to tack Right on the issue.
Discussion: Blue Mass. Group and Lonewacko
Marilyn W. Thompson / New York Times:
Bush Brother's Firm Faces Inquiry Over Purchases  —  The inspector general of the Department of Education has said he will examine whether federal money was inappropriately used by three states to buy educational products from a company owned by Neil Bush, the president's brother.
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
Richard Esposito Reports / The Blotter:
Sources: Kerik Tells Friends He Expects Indictment Next Week  —  Richard Esposito Reports:  —  Bernard Kerik expects to be indicted by a federal grand jury by next Friday at the latest, two sources close to the investigation tell ABC News.  —  The sources say Kerik has told his close friends …
Gregory Mone / Popular Science Blog:
Submarine-Launched Helicopter  —  Though it looks like an unmanned drone, and probably a tiny one at that, the Waterspout is no flying shrimp.  The autonomous craft is designed to fly up to 80 miles, pick up two passengers, and return to its starting point on the open ocean.
Confederate Yankee:
A Matter of Honor: Advertisers Respond  —  At least two of the leading advertisers for The New Republic are reconsidering their advertising relationships with the magazine in the wake of the magazines handling of the Scott Beauchamp "Shock Troop" scandal.  —  Kathy Leech, Director …
Discussion: Michael Yon
NY Daily News:
Clear and present danger  —  When the top spymaster at Britain's supersecret MI5 comes out from the shadows to warn that things are dire and getting worse in jihadland, it's prudent to be very afraid of what tomorrow may bring.  —  Jonathan Evans, in an extraordinary public appearance …
Discussion: GINA COBB
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Alex Massie / The Debatable Land:
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
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ACLU Learns of Third Secret Torture Memo by Gonzales Justice Department
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
Scott Rothschild / The Lawrence Journal-World:
Coal plant supporters' ad attacks governor
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Bush Dogs Move to Block Mortgage Reform
Discussion: The Sideshow
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Ronny Shaked / Ynetnews:
Thousands of Palestinians apply for Israeli citizenship
Editor and Publisher:
GALLUP: Bush Finally Tops Nixon — In Unpopularity — As Call …
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
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