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6:50 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 stance muddled as HRC's  —  Former Senator John Edwards (N.C.) has been accusing his rival Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) of double-talk for a week, since she refused to say clearly whether illegal immigrants should get driver's licenses - but his own position on the issue is also incoherent, experts say.
Joe Trippi:
Reality Check  —  Just because there's a writers' strike in Hollywood …
Discussion: The Stump
O.Kay Henderson / Radio Iowa:
Obama says his "politics of hope" don't mean he won't fight
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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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.
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:
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: Betsy's Page
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 …
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Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Hoyer's Pro-Surge Comments to Become Democratic Talking Points?
Discussion: Hot Air
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.
Scott Rothschild / The Lawrence Journal-World:
Coal plant supporters' ad attacks governor  —  TOPEKA — Supporters of the rejected coal-fired power plants in western Kansas now are accusing Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of helping Iran, Venezuela and Russia.  —  "Why are these men smiling?" the full-page ad asks below photos …
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 and Balloon Juice
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
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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Andrew C. Revkin / Dot Earth:
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Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
Rubin to Back Clinton  —  Aside from Al Gore, the biggest …
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beliefnet:
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Ronny Shaked / Ynetnews:
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