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10:10 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 …
Discussion: The Agitator and The Heretik
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.
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."
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.
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 universal health care, similar to the system in Britain.
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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 …
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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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 …
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
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 …
Heath Haussamen / Heath Haussamen …:
Udall has decided to run for Senate  —  U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., has decided that he will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Pete Domenici next year.  —  Udall has called a number of Democratic Party insiders this week, including at least some county party chairs, to inform them of his decision, reliable sources confirmed.
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 …
Discussion: Digg and Wonkette
Teddy Davis / ABCNEWS:
Edwards Picked Over Obama as 'The Un-Hillary'  —  Former North Carolina Senator Nabs Coveted Iowa Endorsement  —  DES MOINES, IA — Iowans for Sensible Priorities, a group seeking to redirect spending from the Pentagon to domestic needs, plans to endorse John Edwards Friday in Des Moines.
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Edwards: Differences with Clinton most 'dramatic'
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
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
Agence France Presse:
Hamas says it will seize West Bank if Israel withdraws
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Short of cash, NRCC seeks millionaires
The Huffington Post:
MSNBC On Bernie: "9/11 Hero Indicted"
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David Sirota from Creators Syndicate:
The Huey Longs of Iowa
Josh Kraushaar / The Politico:
GOP Reps. Saxton, Cubin to retire
CNN:
Bhutto released from house arrest
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
"I will discover to my shock and chagrin ... Glenn Greenwald …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Julian Sanchez / American Prospect:
The Revolt of the Comic Books
 

 
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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The US Senate passes the TikTok divestment bill by a margin of 79-18; the legislation now heads to President Biden, who has committed to sign it into law

Chris Morris / Fortune:
Taylor Swift's new album smashed streaming records; Spotify says it had 300M+ streams on launch day and became 2024's most-streamed album within just 12 hours

Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
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