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9:55 PM ET, November 9, 2007

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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Clinton Gets an Instant Chance to Wield a New Weapon  —  It used to be that when a campaign had an argument with a news report, it put out a mass e-mail message disputing the offending item.  That was a huge technological leap from the fax machine.  —  Now even e-mail may be growing quaint.
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The Atlantic Online:
Two New Hampshire Polls Will Show Shrinking Clinton Lead  —  Two new reputable polls of New Hampshire Democratic Primary voters will show statistically significant drops in support for frontrtunner Hillary Clinton, Democrats who have seen those polls said today.
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Waitress tells campaign reporters: 'You people are really nuts'  —  It's hard to say for sure when the "silly season" started in the media's coverage of the presidential campaign.  If there was a "serious season," it was exceedingly short.  I'm afraid I missed it.  —  But yesterday was unusually inane.
The Prowler / American Spectator:
Huckabee's Salvation  —  Dr. James Dobson, who has largely been made irrelevant to the 2008 Republican presidential race, has apparently found his man, and according to an adviser, is ready to change the landscape of the Republican nomination race.  —  "He is the leader of the evangelical …
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Giuliani camp swings back after Kerik jabs  —  None of Rudy's GOP rivals wanted to dive headlong into the Kerik affair, but then a reporter went and asked McCain about it.  And, McCain being McCain, he spoke out … Tom Ridge, the first DHS Secretary, was traveling with McCain and offered …
Noam Scheiber / The Stump:
Is Romney Running Away With It?
Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
McCain says Kerik reflects on Giuliani
The Corner:
Joe for VP  —  Bill Kristol has a typically provocative and noteworthy editorial now posted on the website of The Weekly Standard.  Bill points out that the MSM chose to ignore one of the most significant Senate speeches I can recall: Senator Joe Lieberman's critique of the Democratic party's …
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Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Reid Allowed Vote On Mukasey In Exchange For Military Funding Bill  —  Here's some more on what exactly happened in the negotiations that led up to the rushed confirmation of Michael Mukasey yesterday.  —  According to sources inside and outside the Democratic leadership …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and Seeing the Forest
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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Mukasey Sworn In as Attorney General
Discussion: Truthdig
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
What happened to the Senate's "60-vote requirement"?
Amanda / Think Progress:
Rove Decries 'Nutty' 'Vitriolic' Bloggers Who Spew 'Bad Words'  —  Yesterday, ThinkProgress attended a Yahoo-sponsored Citizen 2.0 event in Washington, DC, at which Karl Rove discussed the intersection of politics and the Internet.  Rove lamented the loss of civility in politics on the web …
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Jon Ward / Washington Times:
Karl Rove's advice for fuming bloggers
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Edwards: I'm closer to Obama than Clinton  —  Edwards seems to be saving his artillery for Hillary, and sought in Des Moines today to minimize the distance between himself and Obama.  —  "The differences between Sen. Clinton and myself are much more dramatic than the differences between …
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Drew Cline:
Biden: Democrats have lost faith in the American people  —  Sen. Joe Biden said in an interview at the New Hampshire Union Leader this afternoon that too many Democrats, including the frontrunners for the presidential nomination, do not have faith in the American people.
CQ.com:
Angry Hispanic Democrats Confront House Leaders  —  Tensions between Hispanic Democrats and House leaders exploded Friday when a bloc of Hispanic lawmakers voted to derail a major tax bill, relenting only after an angry confrontation on the floor with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Crooks and Liars
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Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Presto!  CNN Edits Pelosi's Quote To Make Her Say Dem Congress "Hasn't Done Anything"  —  I'm not sure anyone could outdo this one in terms of, shall we say, "creative" editing of quotes.  —  CNN ran a report this afternoon with the headline: "Record Anger At Congress."
Matthew Hay Brown / The Swamp:
Bush's bishops: Exit Iraq now  —  President Bush's church, long at odds with him on matters of public policy, called on the United States and its partners today to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq immediately.  —  The Bishops of the United Methodist Church approved a resolution calling on Bush …
CBS News:
Just Who Was At That Fake FEMA Briefing?  —  CBS News Obtains A Photo Of The "Press" Gallery Full Of FEMA Staffers  —  (CBS/AP) CBS News has obtained this photo of the now infamous fake FEMA press conference held during the California wildfires.  The photo, taken by a FEMA employee …
Discussion: Think Progress and Obsidian Wings
Ali / Think Progress:
DeLay: 'No American Is Denied Health Care In America'  —  Speaking in the UK yesterday, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) predicted that if a Democrat is elected president in 2008, he or she would seek to install a universal health care, similar to the system in Britain.
 
 
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Inside Mitt Romney's private pitch to evangelicals
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
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Steve Kornacki / New York Observer:
Obama Picks Up a Coveted Endorsement in N.H.
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Rage of Reason  —  It's official: Bush Derangement Syndrome is now a full-blown epidemic.
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
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