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7:50 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]
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Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Top Conservative Group Wants To Know: Does Rudy Agree With Robertson On 9/11?  —  Rudy's willingness to accept Pat Robertson's endorsement — despite his agreement that America "deserved" to be attacked on 9/11 — is discomfiting at least one major social conservative group that disagreed …
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:   Robertson and Giuliani  —  Since the Bush right insists …
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 …
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Ben Smith / The Politico:   Edwards immigration stand muddled as HRC's
Joe Trippi:
Reality Check  —  Just because there's a writers' strike in Hollywood …
Discussion: The Stump
Martina Stewart / CNN Political Ticker:
Obama's plane gets lost in Iowa  —  MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — When Democrat Barack Obama's charter plane touched down Tuesday night, aides were surprised a car wasn't waiting to rush him to that night's campaign events.  —  Someone stepped onto the tarmac and quickly realized why: They had landed at the wrong airport.
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Associated Press:
Girl gets detention for hugging  —  Illinois middle school bans public displays of affection; parents urge change  —  MASCOUTAH, Ill. - Two hugs equals two days of detention for 13-year-old Megan Coulter.  —  The eighth-grader was punished for violating a school policy banning public displays …
Discussion: The Newshoggers and Betsy's Page
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.
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Dan Collins / protein wisdom:
'All modern discoveries are by Muslim scientists'  —  What a post-modern discovery.  Start rewriting the history books: … Gosh, they must be Sun People.  —  Mind you, this is an account of what Prof. Saliba is supposed to have said.  I'd be very interested to read the transcript of the presentation.
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
In Pakistan, Echoes of Iran  —  JERUSALEM — As we struggle to make sense of the current political crisis in Pakistan, it's useful to think back nearly 30 years to the wave of protests that toppled the shah of Iran and culminated in the Islamic Republic — a revolutionary earthquake whose tremors are still shaking the Middle East.
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Robertson and Falwell: America "deserved" 9/11  —  As we'll be discussing more through the day, the Robertson endorsement Rudy Giuliani bagged today is perhaps the ultimate fusion of right-wing religious extremism and war on terror mania.  —  Giuliani's claim to the presidency is based …
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Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Hoyer's Pro-Surge Comments to Become Democratic Talking Points?  —  Hot Air has the story and the audio: … This represents a strong and clear shift in tone for a Democratic leader: nothing about how there's not a trend, nothing about how this is a respite granted us by Moqtada al Sadr …
Discussion: Hot Air
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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 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 …
Associated Press:
Gunmen open fire on Venezuelan protesters  —  CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Gunmen opened fire on students, killing at least one, as they were returning from a march Wednesday at which 80,000 people denounced President Hugo Chavez's attempts to expand his power.  —  At least one person was killed and six were wounded, officials said.
Discussion: QandO
Dawson Bell / Detroit Free Press:
Court strikes down Jan. 15 primary  —  Voter participation lists called unconstitutional  —  Michigan's star-crossed bid to leap to the head of the presidential primary nominating process appeared to go up in smoke Wednesday as an Ingham County Circuit Court judge ruled that a provision …
Discussion: The Trail and Open Left
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
Ex-Navy Instructor Promises to Hit Back If Attacked on Torture  —  Malcolm Nance, good-spirited though he is, is a pugnacious guy.  Nearly 20 years' service in the Navy, including time instructing would-be Navy SEALs how to resist and survive torture if captured.  Intelligence and counterterrorism expert.
CNN:
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
H. Josef Hebert / Associated Press:
Report: Abstinence not curbing teen sex  —  WASHINGTON - Programs that focus exclusively on abstinence have not been shown to affect teenager sexual behavior, although they are eligible for tens of millions of dollars in federal grants, according to a study released by a nonpartisan group that seeks to reduce teen pregnancies.
 
 
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David Weigel / Reason Magazine:
Good as Gold  —  Kevin Drum calls Ron Paul a "fruitcake" …
Jesse Lee / The Gavel:
House Passes ENDA
Andrew C. Revkin / Dot Earth:
Project to Capture CO2 With Plankton Puts to Sea
Discussion: The Plank
C. J. Chivers / New York Times:
Emergency Declared in Georgia
Discussion: On Deadline and Danger Room
Amanda / Think Progress:
Bush: If I Were Iraqi, I'd Be Saying, 'God, I Love Freedom'
Discussion: MoJoBlog and Los Angeles Times
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Stocks Tumble on Weak Dollar and Oil Prices
Deirdre Shesgreen / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
McCaskill puts hold on immigration nominee
Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
Rubin to Back Clinton  —  Aside from Al Gore, the biggest …
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State Department Blog Publishes Letter Calling Anti-Iraq War …
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Clinton's Downturn: Careful What You Wish For
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The Carbon Calculus  —  A CHANGE is in the works that could go a long …
Kos / Daily Kos:
Yup, immigration not the GOP's savior
Gregory Mone / Popular Science Blog:
Submarine-Launched Helicopter
Scott Rothschild / The Lawrence Journal-World:
Coal plant supporters' ad attacks governor
Ronny Shaked / Ynetnews:
Thousands of Palestinians apply for Israeli citizenship
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