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1:05 AM ET, November 8, 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 …
Michelle Malkin:   Michael Yon's iconic image of hope and unity in Iraq
Little Green Footballs:   Michael Yon's Photo of the Year
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
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
NBC/WSJ poll: Clinton holds 20-point lead over Dems
Discussion: Hotline On Call
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:   Robertson and Giuliani  —  Since the Bush right insists …
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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Jesse Lee / The Gavel:
House Passes ENDA  —  The House has just passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), H.R. 3685, by a vote of 235-184.  Watch highlights of the afternoon's debate >>  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke in favor of the bill shortly before passage:
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Matt / Think Progress:
ENDA passes the House.
Discussion: The Gavel
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, The Newshoggers and BTDF
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.
John Coleman / icecap.us:
Comments About Global Warming  —  I was privileged to work with John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel in the year before it became a reality and then for the first of the 6 years I was fortunate to be the Director of Meteorology.  No one worked harder than John to make The Weather Channel …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Sister Toldjah
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
RUDY AND THE EVANGELICALS....Rich Lowry on Pat Robertson's endorsement of Rudy Giuliani: … This strikes me as right.  The real core issue of the Christian right has always been "moral decay."  Increased acceptance of abortion and gay rights are symptoms of this, and they get most of the attention …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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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
Joe Trippi:
Reality Check  —  Just because there's a writers' strike in Hollywood, doesn't mean everything you're seeing is reruns... OPEN UP YOUR EYES!  The 2008 presidential race is a whole new season, with an entirely different cast of characters.  Don't just assume the plot lines will follow the same old path.
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Ben Smith / The Politico:   Edwards immigration stand muddled as HRC's
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 …
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
USA Today:
15,000 want off the U.S. terror watch list  —  WASHINGTON — More than 15,000 people have appealed to the government since February to have their names removed from the terrorist watch list that delayed their travel at U.S. airports and border crossings, the Homeland Security Department says.
Discussion: Tammy Bruce
William Voegeli / Opinion Journal:
The Trouble With Limited Government  —  Why even Reagan couldn't stop spending from skyrocketing—and what to do about it.  —  A quarter century ago president Ronald Reagan declared in his first inaugural address: "In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem …
 
 
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Discussion: Danger Room and Balloon Juice