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10:35 AM ET, November 10, 2007

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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Say It's So, Joe  —  Vice President Lieberman?  —  If a senator gives a speech, and no major newspaper reports it, does it matter?  Joe Lieberman spoke in Washington Thursday on "the politics of national security."  The next day, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today ignored his talk.
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Major Garrett / Fox News:
Clinton Campaign Confirms Planting Town Hall Question, Says It Won't Happen Again  —  SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton's campaign admitted Friday that it planted a global warming question in Newton, Iowa, Tuesday during a town hall meeting to discuss clean energy.
Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
Feinstein backs legal immunity for telecom firms in wiretap cases  —  Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday that she favors legal immunity for telecommunications companies that allegedly shared millions of customers' telephone and e-mail messages and records with the government …
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Lambert / Corrente:
Feinstein: Blowjob worse than violating rights of millions: 1999, censure for Clinton.  2007, retroactive immunity for telcos  — Bush Panopticon - Department Of You Can'T Buff A Turd - Diane Feinstein - Warrantless Surveillance  —  Fresh from subjecting the body politic to cruel …
Charles McGrath / New York Times:
Norman Mailer, Outspoken Novelist, Dies at 84  —  Norman Mailer, the combative, controversial and often outspoken novelist who loomed over American letters longer and larger than any writer of his generation, died today at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York.  He was 84.
Los Angeles Times:
LAPD defends Muslim mapping effort  —  PRAYERS: Worshipers arrive at the King Fahd Mosque on Friday.  Skeptics of the police program say U.S. Muslims are dispersed, reject extremism, are generally satisfied with their lives and have little in common with their counterparts in Europe, where low-income enclaves can breed terrorism.
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
TPM's Ultimate Kerik Scandal List!  —  No rundown of Bernard Kerik's ethical shortcomings could ever hope to be comprehensive, but we've done our best.  So here, without any further ado, is our grand catalogue.  Thanks to TPMm research hounds Adrianne Jeffries, Will Thomas and Peter Sheehy and TPMm readers for all the help.
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."
Telegraph:
Dr Bari: Government stoking Muslim tension  —  The head of the Muslim Council of Britain does not mince his words on integration, report Rachel Sylvester and Alice Thomson  —  There is fear and loathing in Britain.  This week, the head of MI5 claimed there were 2,000 people involved …
Discussion: Yourish.com and Jihad Watch
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
F.C.C. Planning Rules to Open Cable Market  —  The Federal Communications Commission is preparing to impose significant new regulations to open the cable television market to independent programmers and rival video services after determining that cable companies have become too dominant in the industry, senior commission officials said.
Discussion: MyDD and Prairie Weather
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés / The Moderate Voice:
Veterans' Day 2007: Our Brothers and Sisters On the Job  —  Here at the Iraq War Today website, there are some great "working" pictures of our brothers and sisters in Iraq and Afghanistan, very different from many 'news' pictures we see daily, especially those of soldiers ordered away …
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Bill Clinton Says His Wife Took the Rap on Health Care  —  Former President Bill Clinton said Thursday that he should receive more blame than his wife for the failed attempt to revamp the nation's health care system more than a decade ago.  —  "You know how much she cares about this," …
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Ali / Think Progress:
DeLay: 'No American Is Denied Health Care In America'
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 …
Fife Symington / CNN:
Ex-Gov. Symington: I saw a UFO  —  Former Arizona Governor Fife Symington will be moderating a November 12 event at the National Press Club where he will discuss the Phoenix Lights incident.  He says he will be joined by 14 former high ranking military and government officials from 7 countries …
Agence France Presse:
Bush plays video games with recovering war veterans  —  US President George W. Bush had a shoot-out with the "bad guys" in Iraq on Thursday, playing a computer game with war veterans that simulates a firefight in Baghdad, the White House said.  —  Bush tried his hand at the game …
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Associated Press:
Anti-abortion postings ordered removed  —  PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge ordered an anti-abortion activist to remove Web site postings that authorities said exhorted readers to kill an abortion provider by shooting her in the head.  —  District Court Judge Thomas Golden granted …
Discussion: Clayton Cramer's BLOG
Manu Raju / The Hill:
Senate approves Mukasey nomination  —  The Senate confirmed Michael Mukasey as attorney general late Thursday, capping three weeks of heated debate over CIA interrogation tactics and giving President Bush a major political victory on Capitol Hill.  —  Six Democrats and one independent joined …
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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Mukasey Sworn In as Attorney General
Discussion: Truthdig
 
 
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Andrew Malcolm / Los Angeles Times:
Obama orders ice cream—and gets a plea too
Discussion: Obama HQ
Amanda / Think Progress:
$40,000:  —  Amount former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales …
Discussion: Abovethelaw.com and The BLT
Edmund L. Andrews / New York Times:
Fed Chief Warns of Worse Times in the Economy
Discussion: FP Passport and WE Blog
Heath Haussamen / Heath Haussamen …:
Udall has decided to run for Senate
Agence France Presse:
Hamas says it will seize West Bank if Israel withdraws
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Reid Allowed Vote On Mukasey In Exchange For Military Funding Bill
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Short of cash, NRCC seeks millionaires
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Edwards Picked Over Obama as 'The Un-Hillary'
David Sirota from Creators Syndicate:
The Huey Longs of Iowa
CNN:
Bhutto released from house arrest
Greg Gordon / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Justice Department returns to enforcing voter laws
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
"I will discover to my shock and chagrin ... Glenn Greenwald …
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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Messaging app Signal finally rolls out usernames in beta, letting users conceal their phone numbers; Signal still requires inputting a phone number to register

Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Authorities arrest two LockBit operators in Poland and Ukraine, issue arrest warrants and a decryption tool, seize 200+ crypto wallets; US indicts two Russians

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Gary Geaves, Apple's longtime VP in charge of acoustics, is stepping down, replaced by Ruchir Davé, adding to the hardware engineering group's upheaval

 
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