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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."
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
The War And the Election  —  The decline in violence in Iraq …
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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Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Just Follow The Law...  Matt Browner-Hamlin interviews Mark Klein regarding what he knows about the illegal domestic surveillance without warrants.  —  Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin the mark-up of the FISA bill beginning at 10 am ET.
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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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.
Washington Post:
Cheney's Impeachment Literally Fell 'Off the Table'  —  Maybe now we know what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) meant when she said impeachment was "off the table."  —  Lawmakers' voting cards on the issue were literally just that — off the table — during Tuesday's brouhaha …
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Anne Flaherty / Associated Press:
House readies another Iraq war vote
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John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Democrats adopt new campaign plan
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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?
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Stephanie Strom / New York Times:
Tax Proposal From Rangel Could Benefit His Donors  —  The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has proposed legislation that would effectively halt some current tax audits of people who get a tax break for living and operating a business in the United States Virgin Islands.
Greg B. Smith / NY Daily News:
Former police comissioner Bernard Kerik to be indicted  —  Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani's former police commissioner Bernard Kerik is expected to be indicted by a federal grand jury on Friday, the Daily News has learned.  —  The charges include Kerik's alleged attempt to get a city official …
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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.
Times of London:
US fears Israeli strike against Iran over latest nuclear claim  —  Tom Baldwin in Washington, James Hider in Jerusalem and Francis Elliott, Deputy Political Editor  —  A claim by President Ahmadinejad that Iran has 3,000 working uranium-enriching centrifuges sent a tremor across …
Kathleen M. Howley / Bloomberg:
Bankruptcy Law Backfires on Banks as Foreclosures Offset Gains  —  Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) — Washington Mutual Inc. got what it wanted in 2005: A revised bankruptcy code that no longer lets people walk away from credit card bills.  —  The largest U.S. savings and loan didn't count on a housing recession.
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 …
Kimberly Hefling / Associated Press:
Study: 1 out of 4 homeless are veterans  —  WASHINGTON - Veterans make up one in four homeless people in the United States, though they are only 11 percent of the general adult population, according to a report to be released Thursday.  —  And homelessness is not just a problem among middle-age and elderly veterans.
 
 
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