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9:45 PM ET, November 8, 2007

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The Blotter:
Exclusive: FBI: Al Qaeda May Strike U.S. Shopping Malls in LA, Chicago  —  Richard Esposito and Vic Walter Report:  —  The FBI is warning that al Qaeda may be preparing a series of holiday attacks on U.S. shopping malls in Los Angeles and Chicago, according to an intelligence report distributed …
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
New FBI Warning: Al Qaeda Plans U.S. Mall Attacks Holiday Season  —  There's yet another warning about a planned Al Qaeda attack in the United States — and the danger is that the political contamination of the terrorism issue, the perceived use of it by the Bush administration in past elections …
Discussion: Reuters
Richard Esposito / ABCNEWS:
Bernard Kerik: America's Cop Indicted  —  Federal Grand Jury Indicts Kerik on Various Corruption Charges  —  A federal grand jury has voted to indict former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik on charges stemming from the acceptance of free rent and apartment renovations …
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Martina Stewart / CNN Political Ticker:
Sources: Grand jury indicts ex-N.Y. police commissioner Kerik  —  (CNN) — A year after admitting to misdemeanor charges of financial impropriety, former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik faces new charges from a federal grand jury, sources familiar with the investigation said Thursday.
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
How Will Media Play Kerik's Indictment?
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Amanda / Think Progress:   Breaking: Bernie Kerik indicted.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:   Giuliani: Erred in not checking Kerik, indicted today
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.
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
PROGRESS vs. SUPPORT....Via Andrew Sullivan, here's a series …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Don Surber:
33% of us got it right
Discussion: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
Daily Mail:
Tidal wave heading for England's east coast poses 'extreme danger to life'  —  Tens of thousands of householders are today preparing for some of the worst coastal floods in decades.  —  Sea levels could rise up to 9ft this morning along part of the East Coast, putting lives at risk.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard and BitsBlog
Daily Mail:
British Muslim woman convicted of penning poems about beheadings  —  An airport worker who wrote poems about beheadings is the first woman to be found guilty under new terror laws.  —  Samina Malik, who liked to call herself a "lyrical terrorist", called for attacks on the West and described …
Discussion: protein wisdom and Stop The ACLU
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Little Green Footballs:
Video: The Lyrical Terrorist
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Hot Air
Atrios / Eschaton:
Centrism  —  Let's be clear that "centrism" is, for the most part, a cosmetic pose for the benefit of Beltways journalists who know that The Most Important Thing Is To Be A Centrist.  —  In terms of what those centrists actually support in terms of policy, I'd say there are roughly 3 kinds of things.
Discussion: bustardblog
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Ezra Klein:   Phony Centrists, Who Do Not Excite...
David Stout / New York Times:
In First Bush Veto Override, Senate Enacts Water Bill  —  The Senate voted overwhelmingly today for a popular $23 billion water projects measure affecting locales across the country, thereby handing President Bush his first defeat in a veto showdown with Congress.
Discussion: The Swamp and NO QUARTER
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Charles Babington / Associated Press:
Congress hands Bush first veto override
Discussion: MSNBC
Bruce Alpert / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Prostitute tells her Vitter tale in skin mag  —  She says he bristled about 'these damn politicians' out to get him  —  WASHINGTON — A former New Orleans prostitute who has said David Vitter was a regular customer in 1999 says the soon-to-be congressman and U.S. senator was sometimes stressed during …
Discussion: The Politico and The Sleuth
Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
Bush's Disastrous Dollar Policy  —  President Bush doesn't talk about the dollar much, but when he does, he's got exactly one thing to say about it: "We have a strong dollar policy."  —  It's becoming increasingly clear, however, that Bush's "strong dollar policy" is driving the greenback into the ground.
Ali / Think Progress:
Lieberman: 'Paranoid, Hyper-Partisan' 'Left-Wing Blogs' Wrote 'Conspiracy Theories' On Iran  —  Speaking today at the Johns Hopkins Center for Politics and Foreign Relations, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) accused "left-wing blogs" of making up "conspiracy theories" about the Kyl-Lieberman amendment, which passed the Senate last month.
ABCNEWS:
Paul vs. Bernanke on Value of the Dollar  —  Candidate Rep. Ron Paul Faces Off With Fed Chairman  —  When you are Ron Paul, your public enemy No. 1 is the chairman of the Federal Reserve.  —  Because when you are Ron Paul, although you are technically a Republican, you are really a libertarian …
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
Veteran Interrogator: You Don't Need to Torture Even in 'Ticking Bomb' Case  —  During today's hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), fresh off an intellectually stimulating comparison of torture to abortion (he questioned why the committee isn't concerned about abortion …
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
House Approves Broad Protections for Gay Workers  —  The House on Wednesday approved a bill granting broad protections against discrimination in the workplace for gay men, lesbians and bisexuals, a measure that supporters praised as the most important civil rights legislation since the Americans …
 
 
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Colin Delany / techPresident:
Is No One Reading Giuliani's Blog?
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McConnell Campaign Launches First TV Ad
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A Timely Clinton Web Initiative
Discussion: Spin Cycle
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Audrey Hudson / Washington Times:
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Discussion: Pajamas Media and Hot Air
Marshall Wittmann / lieberman.senate.gov:
Lieberman Delivers Major Address on "The Politics of National Security"
Discussion: Wake up America and Commentary
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William M. Arkin / Early Warning:
Bush Is Stuck on Iran
Gabor Steingart / Spiegel Online:
The Comeback of a War President
philly.com:
Rare welcome to a red-blooded conservative
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Rosa Brooks / Los Angeles Times:
Torture: the new abortion  —  The legality of torture takes …
Jeff Dinelli / The Left Coaster:
Does Edwards Campaign Have Ulterior Motives?
Ray Fisman / Slate:
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Discussion: JustOneMinute and City Room
Ed OKeefe / Political Radar:
Clinton's Tipping Point?
Washington Post:
Cheney's Impeachment Literally Fell 'Off the Table'