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9:25 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 …
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
AT&T Whistleblower: Telecom Immunity Is A Cover-Up  —  Earlier today we flagged that Mark Klein, who uncovered a secret surveillance room run by the NSA while employed as a San Francisco-based technician for AT&T, is in Washington to lobby against granting retroactive legal immunity to telecommunications companies.
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Manu Raju / The Hill:
Specter floats compromise on FISA telecom immunity
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Politico
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
A Story of Surveillance  —  Former Technician 'Turning In' AT&T Over NSA Program
Discussion: Corrente
White House:
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Sarkozy of France  —  PRESIDENT BUSH: Mr. President, welcome.  Thank you very much for coming here to Mount Vernon, and thank you for coming to the United States.  I think it's safe to say that you've impressed a lot of people here on your journey.
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Rob / Say Anything:
Video: Sarkozy's Speech Before Congress
Discussion: Don Surber
Nicolas Sarkozy / Real Clear Politics:
Renewing the French-American Alliance
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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David S. Broder / Washington Post:   For a Neighbor, a Worrisome Drama in Pakistan
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
SSSSHHHHHHH ... Don't Tell Anyone: Al Qaeda Has Been Routed in Baghdad  —  The Newspaper of Record has the story today ... on page A-19.  —  ... And even there, the Times can't bring itself to say we won.  The report is headlined, "Militant Group Is Out of Baghdad, U.S. Says."
Discussion: protein wisdom
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Damien Cave / New York Times:
Militant Group Is Out of Baghdad, U.S. Says  —  American forces have routed Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, the Iraqi militant network, from every neighborhood of Baghdad, a top American general said today, allowing American troops involved in the "surge" to depart as planned.
Bloomberg:
Venezuela Students Shot After Anti-Chavez Protest  —  Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) — Venezuelan student protesters were fired on, resulting in two gun-shot injuries, when they returned to campus today from a march opposing President Hugo Chavez's plan to rewrite the nation's constitution.
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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 …
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Weather Channel Founder: Global Warming 'Greatest Scam in History'
Discussion: Right Wing News and Sister Toldjah
USA Today:
Poll: Clinton lags in quest for male voters  —  WASHINGTON — More than eight in 10 Republicans and more than half the married men in a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll say they definitely wouldn't vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.  —  The poll provides an early snapshot of who's ruling out Clinton …
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Megan Thee / New York Times:
Superdelegates for Clinton (Undecided's No. 1)
Discussion: MSNBC
Gail Collins / New York Times:
Pat Loves Rudy  —  Back in mid-2001, when Mayor Rudy Giuliani was busy committing adultery, lurching into his divorce and third marriage and rooming with a gay couple he promised to marry as soon as the law allowed, who among us would have imagined that one day he would be endorsed for president by Pat Robertson?
Discussion: The Mahablog and NewsBusters.org
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Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
For Candidates, Web Is Power And Poison  —  Clinton, in Particular, Draws Equal Parts Cash and Vitriol  —  Candidates use the Internet to generate buzz, draw grass-roots support and raise record amounts of money.  But in the intense, round-the-clock world of online presidential campaigning, the good comes with the bad.
Discussion: The Caucus and PrezVid
Eli Lake / New York Sun:
'This Pretty Much Kills the Iran Democracy Program'  —  WASHINGTON — The former director of President Bush's flagship democracy program for the Middle East is saying that the State Department has "effectively killed" a program to disburse millions of dollars to Iran's liberal opposition.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
IraqPundit:
When Good News Is Bad News  —  While the following good news stories may come as a great disappointment to many people, we Iraqis welcome the developments:  —  This Arabic story says Baghdad officials decided to reopen 10 main roads in the city by removing concrete barriers.
Agence France Presse:
US Air Force ground ageing F-15 fighter jets  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) — The US Air Force has grounded all its F-15 fighter planes after an accident in Missouri triggered concerns about the ageing fleet, officials said Tuesday.  —  The decision comes after Japan on Sunday grounded its F-15 fleet …
Erik Eckholm / New York Times:
Surge Seen in Number of Homeless Veterans  —  More than 400 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have turned up homeless, and the Veterans Affairs Department and aid groups say they are bracing for a new surge in homeless veterans in the years ahead.  —  Experts who work with veterans …
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs
 
 
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New York Times:
U.S. Will Ask a Grand Jury to Indict Kerik
Associated Press:
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Skills at ready when crisis struck
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Breffni O'Rourke / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Filmmaker Held In Iran After Stumbling Upon Mass Grave
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WorldNetDaily:
Terror leaders describe America bound by Islam
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Jonathan E. Kaplan / The Hill:
Dems push for majority caucus vote on Peru trade deal
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The Trouble With Limited Government
Henry Pierson Curtis / Orlando Sentinel:
Orlando victims scare off armed robbers with own guns
USA Today:
15,000 want off the U.S. terror watch list
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David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
House Approves Ban on Anti-Gay Discrimination
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