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7:35 AM ET, November 9, 2007

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Michelle Malkin:
The Kerik indictment, Giuliani, and the GOP  —  We are all fallen, imperfect beings.  The news of the federal indictment of Bernie Kerik is a sad moment, a cautionary tale, and an object lesson.  —  Sad, because Kerik rose from the child of a prostitute to "America's cop"-and this nation loves such tales of success.
Martina Stewart / CNN Political Ticker:
Sources: Grand jury indicts ex-N.Y. police commissioner Kerik
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
How Will Media Play Kerik's Indictment?
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM)
ABCNEWS:
Giuliani Admits 'Mistake' in Case of Indicted Police Commissioner
Discussion: Spin Cycle
Mark Silva / The Swamp:   Giuliani: Erred in not checking Kerik, indicted today
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Mukasey Wins Vote in Senate, Despite Democrats' Doubts  —  The Senate confirmed Michael B. Mukasey as attorney general Thursday night, approving him despite Democratic criticism that he had failed to take an unequivocal stance against the torture of terrorism detainees.
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Yahoo! News:
Mukasey confirmed as attorney general  — Mukasey confirmed as attorney general  —  WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed retired judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general Thursday night to replace Alberto Gonzales, who was forced from office in a scandal over his handling of the Justice Department.
Dan Eggen Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Senate Confirms Mukasey By 53-40  —  Historically Low Tally for New Attorney General  —  A divided Senate narrowly confirmed former federal judge Michael B. Mukasey last night as the 81st attorney general, giving the nominee the lowest level of congressional support of any Justice Department leader in the past half-century.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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JoinRudy2008:
PAT ROBERTSON ENDORSES RUDY GIULIANI FOR PRESIDENT  —  The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee today announced that Pat Robertson has endorsed Rudy Giuliani for President of the United States.  —  "It is my pleasure to announce my support for America's Mayor, Rudy Giuliani …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
SPEAK FOR YOURSELF....Responding to my suggestion earlier today that the American public increasingly opposes the Iraq war regardless of how well it's going, Tobin Harshaw of the Opinionator says: … Not only is this baseless (read the post and judge for yourself), it's craven.  Even worse, it's bad writing.
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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.
Fisnik Abrashi / Associated Press:
59 schoolchildren died in Afghan blast  —  KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's deadliest suicide attack since the Taliban regime's ouster killed 59 schoolchildren, while 96 other students were wounded in the blast, the Education Ministry spokesman said Friday.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and TigerHawk
Tanta / Calculated Risk:
WaMu and The Rep War  —  Via PJ at Housing Wire, I see that WaMu put a PR out yesterday on the matter of Mr. Cuomo's investigation into its appraisal practices.  As PJ notes, this is the part that matters: … That last sentence is clearly a direct response to the last sentence of this part of Fannie Mae's PR from earlier yesterday:
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Forbes:   Fed's Bernanke again reluctant to raise loan limit for Fannie, Freddie
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 Sleuth, The Politico and TBogg
Michael Luo / New York Times:
From Back of G.O.P. Pack, Huckabee Is Stirring  —  Mike Huckabee's field staff had expected a modest crowd for a campaign event at a tiny rural community college near here on Wednesday.  But as people began to cram into the shoe-box-size room, campaign organizers scurried to roll back a dividing wall and set up extra chairs.
Discussion: Lonewacko
Greg Krikorian / Los Angeles Times:
12 arrested in counter-terrorism and drug-trafficking investigation  —  More indictments are expected in the probe, which has centered on L.A.'s garment district.  —  A dozen people were arrested Tuesday on charges of narcotics trafficking, money laundering and selling counterfeit goods …
Daniel Pipes Columns:
Saddam's Damn Dam  —  The surge of U.S. troops in Baghdad is succeeding but deeper structural problems continue to plague the American presence in Iraq.  The country's largest dam, 40 kilometers northwest of Mosul, near the Turkish border, spectacularly symbolizes this predicament.
 
 
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