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8:35 PM ET, November 12, 2007

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Nitya / Political Radar:
Falling Flags  —  ABC News' Eloise Harper and Rick Klein Report: It's been a rough stretch for Hillary Clinton — a tough debate performance, a lost voice, and the revelation that the Clinton campaign had been coaching questioners at events.  —  Then, on Sunday, everything started falling down around her.
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Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Broder Says He Won't Write About Rudy's Marriage — Despite Devoting Multiple Columns To The Clinton Marriage  —  I'd missed this on Friday but it's definitely worth a quick note.  Check this out from David Broder's chat with readers: … So Broder won't be writing about the Clinton and Giuliani marriages going forward?
CNN Political Ticker:   Bill Clinton: 'Boys have been getting tough' on Hillary
Eric Kleefeld / Election Central:
New Tancredo Ad Depicts Fictional Terrorist Attack  —  Tom Tancredo's new ad, set to run in Iowa — if any stations will accept it, that is — is a true original.  The ad depicts the dire consequences of our open borders through a dramatization of a fictitious terrorist attack in the middle of a shopping mall.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Anti-abortion group to endorse Thompson  —  Fred Thompson will pick up the support of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) tomorrow, according to two Republicans familar with the decision.  —  For a candidate who came up empty-handed last week when three prominent Christian conservatives …
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Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
Thompson to be endorsed by Right to Life
Discussion: Wonkette and Sister Toldjah
The Atlantic Online:
Nat'l Right To Life Endorses Thompson
New York Times:
A New Channel for Soft Money Starts Flowing  —  The so-called Wounded Warriors Act, legislation intended to improve health care for veterans, has attracted nearly unanimous, bipartisan support in Congress.  So why would the newly formed Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America begin running …
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
'Betray Us' backer to lead pro-Dem group  —  Chris Cillizza beats me to the punch in reporting what people close to the conversations told me as well: Tom Matzzie, MoveOn's Washington director, will head a key group advising the Democrats' soft-money effort, which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, and which is in the Times today.
Discussion: Say Anything and TIME: Swampland
Tad Daley / philly.com:
Iran has a right to seek nuclear capability  —  is a writing fellow with International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the 1985 Nobel Peace laureate  —  Some call it "the nuclear double standard;" others, "nuclear apartheid;" still others, "America's nuclear hypocrisy."
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Little Green Footballs:
Anti-Nuke Activist: Iran Has a 'Right' to Nukes
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Fortune:
Al Gore's next act: Planet-saving VC  —  The recovering politician is teaming with a legendary venture capitalist and bigtime moneyman to make over the $6 trillion global energy business.  A Fortune exclusive  —  (Fortune Magazine) — It's lunchtime on Sand Hill Road, and Al Gore wants answers.
New York Sun:
Ron Paul's Prescience  —  Congressman Ron Paul: It just looks like we may well come to a '79, '80.  Do you anticipate there's a possibility that we'll face a crisis of the dollar such as we had in '79 and 1980?  Chairman Bernanke: "The Federal Reserve is committed to mainly low and stable inflation …
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Libby Spencer / The Newshoggers:
High on hemp  —  Of all the dunderheaded policies in the war on some drugs, the prohibition on industrial hemp is the most ill-advised and counter-productive.  At least 30 countries grow it commercially.  It brings in billions in revenue worldwide and it's the most environmentally safe product to grow and to process.
Discussion: The American Street
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Peter Slevin / Washington Post:
Farmers Ask Federal Court To Dissociate Hemp and Pot
BBC:
Climate scepticism: The top 10  —  What are some of the reasons why "climate sceptics" dispute the evidence that human activities such as industrial emissions of greenhouse gases and deforestation are bringing potentially dangerous changes to the Earth's climate?
Discussion: Telegraph and JustOneMinute
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
Michelle Obama: Inferiority Complex Prevents Blacks From Supporting Obama  —  Guess I won't be calling Mika Brzezinski a "newsreader" again anytime soon.  She went to Iowa over the weekend and scored an in-depth interview with Michelle Obama that included a highly-controversial suggestion from the candidate's wife.
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Obama Touts His Death Penalty Reform Role
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Associated Press:
Clinton woos labor leaders at convention, says she'll take close look at foreign trade deals  —  DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Again seeking the support of labor, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton says she would call a "time out" on trade agreements if she wins the White House.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Open Left
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
SPEAKING SOFTLY....Admiral William Fallon thinks that the war party needs to ratchet down its Iran rhetoric, and today David Ignatius reports that Efraim Halevy, the former head of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, agrees: … This is, though hardly a majority view in Israel, not an uncommon one either.
James Kirchick / The Plank:
Ron Paul's Nazi Supporters  —  Daniel Siederaski of the Jewish Telegraph Agency has a story that should rile all those liberals oddly attracted to the presidential candidacy of Ron Paul: not only have neo-Nazis vocally expressed support for his campaign and form a crucial part of his online spam brigades …
History News Network:
Did David Brooks Tell the Full Story About Reagan's Neshoba County Fair Visit?  —  In his November 9, 2007, column in the New York Times, David Brooks discussed Ronald Reagan's appearance at the Neshoba County Fair in 1980 and his use of the term "states' rights."
 
 
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Fredrick Kunkle / Washington Post:
World War I Veteran Reflects on Lessons
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Justices May Hear Second Amendment Case
Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
Bunker Hillary  —  Clinton's strategy for crushing the media.
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and Attytood
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Fed. Criminal Investigation Opened on Calif. Oil Spill
Ezra Klein:
Towards a Better Globalization
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
Bring the Real World Home
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Judge orders White House to hold e-mails
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Faiz / Think Progress:
Anti-war Iraq vets banned from Veterans Day parade.
Marc Sheppard / American Thinker:
Mind Games of the Big Green Scare Machine
Discussion: Maggie's Farm
The Atlantic Online:
Did Paul Berman Tell Us So?
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Jon Tester: "I'd Be More Surprised If Bush Didn't Bomb Iran …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Debra Bruno / LAW.com:
SUPREME COURT WATCH
Discussion: The Swamp and The BLT
Mackubin Thomas Owens / National Review:
Slandering the American Soldier
Cass Sunstein / The Coffee House:
Colorado Springs and the Politics of Conformity
Walter Shapiro / Salon:
Obama goes for the capillaries
 

 
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