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5:00 AM ET, November 11, 2007

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Eduardo Gallardo / Associated Press:
Spanish King Tells Chavez to "Shut Up" … SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - The king of Spain told Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to "shut up" Saturday during a heated exchange at a summit of leaders from Latin America, Spain and Portugal.  —  Chavez, who called President Bush the "devil" …
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Moises Naim / Los Angeles Times:
Hugo Chavez's criminal paradise  —  Under the anti-globalization president, Venezuela has become a haven for global crime.  —  While President Hugo Chavez has been molding Venezuela into his personal socialist vision, other transformations — less visible but equally profound — have taken hold in the country.
H.B. / typicallyspanish.com:
King Juan Carlos tells Hugo Chávez to shut up during the closure of the Latin American summit  —  ALSO SEE :  • Hugo Chávez calls Aznar a fascist at the Latin American Summit, while Zapatero starts two new humanitarian initiatives -  —  Spain's Prime Minister spoke …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Major Garrett / Fox News:
Clinton Campaign Accused for the Second Time of Planting a Question at a Public Appearance  —  SIOUX CITY, Iowa — For the second time in as many days, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has had to deal with accusations of planting questions during public appearances, FOX News has learned.
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Eloise Harper / ABCNEWS:
Another Question Planted by Clinton Campaign  —  Illinois Minister Tells ABC News That Clinton Staffer Asked Him to Pose a War Question  —  One day after Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign confirmed that a staffer planted a question for the presidential candidate at a recent campaign stop …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:   After The Fall  —  The latest Hillarity about planted questions …
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The Coup at Home  —  AS Gen. Pervez Musharraf arrested judges, lawyers and human-rights activists in Pakistan last week, our Senate was busy demonstrating its own civic mettle.  Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein, liberal Democrats from America's two most highly populated blue states …
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White House:
President Bush and Chancellor Merkel of Germany Participate in a Joint Press Availability  —  PRESIDENT BUSH: Thank you for coming.  The Chancellor and I had a series of discussions on important subjects, starting with a dinner we had last night.  And then we got up this morning …
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Jamiecnn / CNN Political Ticker:
Bush: Musharraf assurances are 'positive steps'
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
Recession?  What Recession?  —  If it looks like a recession and feels like a recession ...  "Quite frankly," said Senator Charles Schumer, peering over his glasses at the Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke, "I think we are at a moment of economic crisis, stemming from four key areas …
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Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:   Can We Retire Bob Herbert?
Atrios / Eschaton:   CPI  —  Herbert: … This isn't true.  The CPI does include food …
Austin Bay Blog:
A conversation in Bagram, Afghanistan  —  DATELINE: Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan November 9, 2007  —  Yesterday in Afghanistan an Air Force lieutenant colonel and I started one of those "well I don't know anybody and I've got to waste some time" chats.
Discussion: TBogg
Pajamas Media:
Norman Mailer, a dissenting view  —  The news that the novelist Norman Mailer died earlier today at the age of 84 has already elicited little hagiographical murmurs.  That hushed choir will doubtless turn into a deafening chorus of praise in the coming days and weeks—how much space …
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Bart Barnes / Washington Post:
Pulitzer Prize-Winner Norman Mailer Dies at 84
Discussion: GregsOpinion.com
New York Times:
Broken Supply Channel Sent Weapons for Iraq Astray  —  As the insurgency in Iraq escalated in the spring of 2004, American officials entrusted an Iraqi businessman with issuing weapons to Iraqi police cadets training to help quell the violence.  —  By all accounts, the businessman …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Cliff Schecter
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
Spitzer Showing Signs of Shift on License Plan  —  Reeling from relentless criticism of his plan to issue New York driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, Gov. Eliot Spitzer indicated on Friday that he had not ruled out shelving the idea.  —  The governor's aides have grown increasingly concerned …
Discussion: GINA COBB, QandO and JustOneMinute
Matthew Hickley / Daily Mail:
The uninvited guest: Chinese sub pops up in middle of U.S. Navy exercise, leaving military chiefs red-faced  —  When the U.S. Navy deploys a battle fleet on exercises, it takes the security of its aircraft carriers very seriously indeed.  —  At least a dozen warships provide a physical guard …
New York Times:
The Web Finds Ron Paul, and Takes Him for a Ride  —  From posting video on YouTube to enlisting friends through Facebook, all of the presidential candidates are looking for ways to harness the Internet.  In the case of Ron Paul, the Internet has harnessed him.
Discussion: The American Mind and USA Today
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Republicans blame the wrong president for overstretched military  —  Of all of Bush's misstatements from the 2000 presidential election, one of the most obviously-false attacks was on military readiness.  Indeed, then-Gov. Bush blamed Clinton and Gore directly for "hollowing out" the military.
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Angry Bear
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Eric Kleefeld / Election Central:
Top Iowa Story: Rudy Attacks Bill Clinton — Plus Russia And China
 
 
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Greg Sargent / Election Central:
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Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
Romney aides oppose speech on religion
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Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
UK's new Afghanistan plan: pay farmers to ditch opium
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
NUCLEAR....John McCain offered up some criticism of Bernie Kerik …
Learfield / Radio Iowa:
Edwards @ John Mellencamp concert
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