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8:45 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
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
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.
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
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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Associated Press:
Gunmen open fire on Venezuelan protesters
Discussion: Redstate and QandO
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
Manu Raju / The Hill:
Specter floats compromise on FISA telecom immunity  —  The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is drafting a compromise to resolve the thorny issue of whether to provide retroactive liability protections for the phone companies that allegedly participated in the Bush administration's secret wiretapping program.
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Politico
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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.
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, New York Times 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.
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.
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Clyde / RADAR:
OLBERMANN ALL WET ON WATERBOARDING  —  Keith Olbermann got a lot of attention for Monday night's "special comment" on waterboarding, in which he described the White House as "a criminal conspiracy to cover the ass of George W. Bush" and told the astonishing tale, first reported by ABC News last week …
David Charter / Times of London:
The YouTube killer: eight die in schoolroom shooting massacre  —  The chilling home-made video shows a young man staring out of a blood-red screen, pointing a gun and declaring: "I, as a natural selector, will eliminate all who I see unfit."  —  Hours after posting his "massacre manifesto" …
 
 
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