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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
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
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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."
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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.
Dean Yates / Reuters:
Drop in Baghdad violence sustainable: general
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David S. Broder / Washington Post:   For a Neighbor, a Worrisome Drama in Pakistan
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
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Nicolas Sarkozy / Real Clear Politics:
Renewing the French-American Alliance
Discussion: Let Freedom Ring
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
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.
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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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
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Jesse Lee / The Gavel:
House Passes ENDA
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" …
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 …
Jonathan E. Kaplan / The Hill:
Dems push for majority caucus vote on Peru trade deal  —  Democratic leaders worked hard in advance of a vote Wednesday night in an effort to persuade a majority of their caucus to support a free trade agreement with Peru, the first test of a deal on trade between House Democratic leaders and the Bush administration.
 
 
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Bush: If I Were Iraqi, I'd Be Saying, 'God, I Love Freedom'
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