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10:25 PM ET, November 7, 2007

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Irenep / Michael Yon:
Thanks and Praise  —  Thanks and Praise: I photographed men and women, both Christians and Muslims, placing a cross atop the St. John's Church in Baghdad.  They had taken the cross from storage and a man washed it before carrying it up to the dome.  —  A Muslim man had invited the American soldiers from …
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
THANKS AND PRAISE: Michael Yon emails: "I photographed men and women, both Christians and Muslims, placing a cross atop the St. John's Church in Baghdad.  They had taken the cross from storage and a man washed it before carrying it up to the dome.  A Muslim man had invited the American soldiers …
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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Washington Wire:
Clinton, Giuliani Locked in Dead Heat, Poll Shows  —  John Harwood reports on the presidential race.  —  Democrats enter the 2008 presidential race with powerful political advantages, but face a tough and unpredictable battle because of the vulnerabilities of front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
NBC/WSJ poll: Clinton holds 20-point lead over Dems
Discussion: Hotline On Call
Seanna Adcox / Associated Press:
Romney wants tax help for home schooling
Discussion: Say Anything
David Weigel / Reason Magazine:
Good as Gold  —  Kevin Drum calls Ron Paul a "fruitcake" and demands that you—yes, you!—stop taking him so damn seriously. … Dean Barnett trods some of the same territory, arguing that Paul is a crazy candidate for crazy people who won't run on sensible ideas like doubling Gitmo and moving …
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Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
U.S. Aid to Musharraf is Largely Untraceable Cash Transfers  —  After Pervez Musharraf declared martial law this weekend, Condoleezza Rice vowed to review U.S. assistance to Pakistan, one of the largest foreign recipients of American aid.  Musharraf, of course, has been a crucial American ally since …
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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, Betsy's Page and BTDF
Matt / Think Progress:
ENDA passes the House.  —  The House passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed this evening with a 235-184 vote.  Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), on the verge of tears, one of two openly gay members of the House, delivered an emotional speech denouncing the efforts of conservatives …
Discussion: The Gavel and Los Angeles Times
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Jesse Lee / The Gavel:
House Passes ENDA
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.
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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Joe Trippi:
Reality Check  —  Just because there's a writers' strike in Hollywood …
Discussion: The Stump
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 …
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
RUDY AND THE EVANGELICALS....Rich Lowry on Pat Robertson's endorsement of Rudy Giuliani:
Discussion: Hullabaloo
New York Times:
U.S. Prosecutors to Seek Charges Against Kerik  —  Federal prosecutors are scheduled to seek a grand jury indictment on Thursday of Bernard B. Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner, on a list of charges that include tax fraud, corruption and conspiracy counts, according to people who have been briefed on the case.
Discussion: Spin Cycle and The Right's Field
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William K. Rashbaum / City Room:
Federal Prosecutors Plan to Seek Charges Against Kerik
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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
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Countdown: Impeachment Impediment  —  Keith Olbermann brings my favorite talking head, Air America's Rachel Maddow, to discuss the fumbling and cowardly manner in which Dennis Kucinich's motion to impeach Dick Cheney was handled yesterday. … I know from the contents of my email inbox …
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
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.
Washington Post:
Giuliani Is Still Standing By Questionable Figures  —  The former New York mayor would have us believe that he was off by one percentage point at most in calculating his chances of surviving prostate cancer in Britain.  In fact, he was spectacularly wrong the first time and equally wrong the second time.
Amanda / Think Progress:
Bush: If I Were Iraqi, I'd Be Saying, 'God, I Love Freedom'  —  This afternoon, President Bush held a joint press conference with French President Nicholas Sarkozy.  A reporter asked Bush where he stood "on Iraq and your domestic debate on Iraq," and whether he had a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops.
Discussion: MoJoBlog and Los Angeles Times
 
 
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Mark Murray / MSNBC:
Robertson backs Giuliani
Martin Crutsinger / Associated Press:
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
$100,000 For Donna Edwards — We Did It!
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Martina Stewart / CNN Political Ticker:
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C. J. Chivers / New York Times:
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
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Matthew L. Wald / New York Times:
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Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
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CNN:
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Discussion: Danger Room and Balloon Juice
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Robertson and Giuliani  —  Since the Bush right insists …
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A judge dismisses Alec Baldwin's manslaughter case in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, after ruling prosecutors withheld evidence

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David Shepardson / Reuters:
The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals puts the FCC's reinstatement of net neutrality rules on hold until August 5 as it considers industry legal challenges

 
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