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6:50 PM ET, November 12, 2007

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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  —  INDIANOLA, Iowa - Fred Thompson, the candidate billing himself as the most consistent conservative in the crowded Republican field, has won the presidential endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee, GOP officials said Monday.
Discussion: Wonkette and Sister Toldjah
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
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: TIME: Swampland and Say Anything
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.
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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.
Peter Slevin / Washington Post:
Farmers Ask Federal Court To Dissociate Hemp and Pot  —  Wayne Hauge grows grains, chickpeas and some lentils on 2,000 acres in northern North Dakota.  Business is up and down, as the farming trade tends to be, and he is always on the lookout for a new crop.  He tried sunflowers and safflowers and black beans.
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Libby Spencer / The Newshoggers:
High on hemp  —  Of all the dunderheaded policies in the war …
Discussion: The American Street
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.
Discussion: Firedoglake, MyDD and theGarance.com
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.
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
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?
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 …
Faiz / Think Progress:
Anti-war Iraq vets banned from Veterans Day parade.  —  Anti-war Iraq veterans were banned from participating in a Veterans Day parade in Long Beach, CA, because "we do not want groups of a political nature, advocating the troops withdrawal from Iraq," said one organizer.
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."
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Judge orders White House to hold e-mails  —  WASHINGTON - A federal judge Monday ordered the White House to preserve copies of all its e-mails, a move that Bush administration lawyers had argued strongly against.  —  U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy directed the Executive Office of the President …
Discussion: On Deadline
 
 
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Debra Bruno / LAW.com:
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Jules Crittenden:
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Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Reason No. 384 Why I Love Our Commenters
Discussion: NYT, RADAMISTO and Crooks and Liars
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
SPEAKING SOFTLY....Admiral William Fallon thinks that the war party needs …
Mackubin Thomas Owens / National Review:
Slandering the American Soldier
Cass Sunstein / The Coffee House:
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The Corner:
Mars, Venus  —  Sometimes the chasm between the male & female varieties …
Discussion: Althouse
David Neiwert / Orcinus:
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