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12:35 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.
Deacon / Power Line:
STRANGE AND STRANGER  —  Last week, rumor had it that Sam Brownback was going to endorse Rudy Giuliani.  That seemed odd, given the central place the pro-life position holds for Brownback .  —  Today, we learn that Brownback is endorsing John McCain.  But meanwhile the Washington Post reports …
The Corner:   More Seriously  —  I do think the Robertson endorsement is a big plus for Giuliani.
Pat Robertson endorses Giuliani
Discussion: Middle Earth Journal
The Politico:
GOP candidates trumpet Christian endorsements
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
"You Helped This Happen"  —  Partial transcript of comments …
Discussion: The Corner
Martina Stewart / CNN Political Ticker:
Pat Robertson endorses Giuliani
Discussion: Political Machine
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 …
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Bill Clinton and 2 Democrats Spar Over Comment on Debate  —  Bill Clinton's suggestion that his wife faced a Republican-style "Swift boat" attack during and after the last Democratic debate drew a rebuke yesterday from Senator Barack Obama, who said, "I was pretty stunned by that statement."
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 …
Yeas & Nays:   A Republican speaks about the GOP's 'low morale'
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: … I keep veering between a sense that since this Pakistan business is one of the most important things going on right now I should write about it, and a sense that there's no reason for me to play fake Pakistan expert.
Discussion: AMERICAblog
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
In Pakistan, Echoes of Iran
Discussion: Ezra Klein and The Heretik
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.
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
New York Democrats Say License Issue Had Little Effect  —  Democrats declared yesterday that Gov. Eliot Spitzer's plan to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants had not proved to be the electoral boon Republicans had hoped for in local elections, despite the Republicans' aggressive efforts …
Ali Akbar Dareini / Associated Press:
Iran says it reaches nuclear milestone  —  BIRJAND, Iran - Iran has reached a milestone in its nuclear program, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday, suggesting that the country now has 3,000 uranium-enriching centrifuges fully operating.  —  "We have now reached 3,000 machines," …
Discussion: QandO and JammieWearingFool
Betsy Rothstein / The Hill:
Rep. Rahall causes a fuss at the Capitol Lounge  —  Rep. Rahall causes a fuss at the Capitol Lounge Several patrons at the Capitol Lounge last Thursday night say they saw Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) in — how shall we put this? — an assertive mood.  He seemed not to like the crowded bar area …
Ronny Shaked / Ynetnews:
Thousands of Palestinians apply for Israeli citizenship  —  Intensive talks over division of Jerusalem has prompted its Palestinian residents to make a move once considered the ultimate treason  —  Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem calling to set up an appointment with the Interior Ministry …
Discussion: Spectator, Israel Matzav and Media Blog
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
Recession's Hidden Virtues  —  We are all waiting, it seems, for the next recession.  Everyone knows that the business cycle hasn't been repealed, and so another recession is inevitable.  Some indicators suggest that it might be sooner rather than later.  The Conference Board's consumer confidence index …
Steve Law /
Voters reject cigarette tax for health care  —  Healthy Kids program is defeated by a wide margin  —  Election results: Click here for a full list of results.  (If you're having trouble seeing the results, delete your cookies.)  —  Editorial Blog: Click here for the latest blogs about Tuesday's election results.
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