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10:20 AM ET, November 12, 2007

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Walter Shapiro / Salon:
Obama goes for the capillaries  —  Barack Obama delivers a rousing speech in Iowa on Saturday night, all but calling out Hillary Clinton, and then gets weak-kneed on Sunday morning.  —  Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson Jackson Dinner on Nov. 10 in Des Moines.
Discussion: Eunomia and Althouse
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Washington Post:
Democrats' Provocative Iowa Dinner Conversation  —  In the space of an hour this weekend, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.), using some of their most pointed and forceful rhetoric of the campaign, framed in stark terms the choice for Democrats deciding their party's presidential nomination.
Taylor Marsh / The Huffington Post:
Obama is Not the Anti-Hillary  —  Anyone thinking Mr. Obama is the anti-Hillary, so to speak, needs to pay attention and find another candidate.  Quickly.  This guy is so far off the Democratic party reservation I don't know where he's planting his primary flag, but it's nowhere a progressive Democrat or our party should willingly go.
Des Moines Register:
Yepsen: Obama's superb speech could catapult his bid  —  The six leading Democratic presidential candidates showed up for the Iowa Democratic Party's big Jefferson Jackson Dinner on Saturday night, and five of them gave very good speeches.  —  Barack Obama's was excellent.  It was one of the best of his campaign.
Discussion: Washington Wire and MSNBC
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Edwards, Obama: The enemy of my enemy ...  They switched on the lights in the bar at the Hotel Fort Des Moines at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, and a crowd of two dozen buoyant young field organizers for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) spilled out onto the sidewalk, some jostling past Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman …
Discussion: MSNBC
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DrewM / Ace of Spades HQ:
Lions for Lambs...Slaughtered  —  Looks like the Saturday night box office estimates are in and while Lions for Lambs basically doubled its take from Friday, $6.7 million in box office is only good for 4th place.  —  A distant 4th place: Bee Movie grossed $26 million, American Gangster $24 million, and Fred Claus $19 million.
James Glanz / New York Times:
Security Guard Fires From Convoy, Killing Iraqi Driver  —  An Iraqi taxi driver was shot and killed on Saturday by a guard with DynCorp International, a private security company hired to protect American diplomats here, when a DynCorp convoy rolled past a knot of traffic on an exit ramp in Baghdad …
David Neiwert / Orcinus:
Ron Paul's record in Congress  — by Dave  —  In the comments thread to my previous post on Ron Paul, the indispensable Trefayne compiled a series of posts on Paul's track record as a congressman, particularly those bills he sponsored or co-sponsored.  —  Here's Trefayne:
Washington Post:
Maliki Renews Call to Give Some Insurgents Amnesty  —  During an address in which he described the changes in Iraqi security as "remarkable" and pronounced the country "revived," Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Sunday announced his latest push for an amnesty program for insurgents …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Richard Rubin / New York Times:
Over There — and Gone Forever  —  BY any conceivable measure, Frank Buckles has led an extraordinary life.  Born on a farm in Missouri in February 1901, he saw his first automobile in his hometown in 1905, and his first airplane at the Illinois State Fair in 1907.
Scott Waldman / Albany Times Union:
Cops: Ex-U.S. Rep. Sweeney drove drunk  —  Click byline for more stories by writer.  —  CLIFTON PARK — Former U.S. Rep. John Sweeney was charged with drunken driving early this morning after a traffic stop on the Northway, State Police said.  —  The arrest was the latest embarrassment …
Discussion: Eschaton and the albany project
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Financial Times:
US strike on Iran 'not being prepared'  —  The Pentagon is not preparing a pre-emptive attack on Iran in spite of an increase in bellicose rhetoric from Washington, according to senior officers.  —  Admiral William Fallon, head of Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East …
Karl Vick / Washington Post:
'I'll Sell My Soul to the Devil'  —  Corruption Scandals Involve Alaska's Biggest Political Names  —  ANCHORAGE — When the FBI came looking for corruption in Alaska politics, it found an excellent perch in Suite 604 of the Baranof Hotel in Juneau, the state capital.
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Betsy's Page
Bjorn Lomborg / Telegraph:
Ignore Al Gore - but not his Nobel friends  —  This week, the United Nations' climate scientists will release a major report synthesising the world's best global warming research.  It will be the first time we've heard from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) …
Discussion: QandO and Blue Crab Boulevard
Philip Taubman / New York Times:
In Death of Spy Satellite Program, Lofty Plans and Unrealistic Bids  —  By May 2002, the government's effort to build a technologically audacious new generation of spy satellites was foundering.  —  The contractor building the satellites, Boeing, was still giving Washington reassuring progress reports.
Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:
Thompson's scarlet 'L'  —  FORT MILLS, S.C — .  — Campaigning in New Hampshire and South Carolina, Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson raised his voice and shook his fists as he described his vision of an America true to conservative values.  —  The display of vigor last week was timely …
Discussion: Boston Globe
Mark Hosenball / Newsweek.com:
So Happy Together  —  Bill archenemy Richard Mellon Scaife now has 'admiration' for him.  Huh?  —  David Lienemann / Getty Images  —  A New Game Plan: The Clintons made quiet attempts to disarm their most vocal opponents  —  Bill Clinton is never at a loss for company.
Discussion: The Next Hurrah and Norwegianity
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Tristero / Hullabaloo:
Sure, It's Admiration
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
 
 
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David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
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Michael McAuliff / NY Daily News:
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Anchorage Daily News:
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The Corner:
Armitage on the Leak  —  Richard Armitage appeared on CNN today …
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