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3:30 AM ET, November 15, 2007

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The Washington Post / The Trail:
Spitzer Drops License Plan, But Damage to Democrats is Done  —  The Democratic front-runners at last months debate were pressed on the issue of driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.  (AP).  —  After all the hoopla, N.Y. Gov. Eliot Spitzer is dropping his plan to provide drivers licenses to illegal immigrants.
Peter A. Brown / The Politico:
Immigration is new affirmative action  —  Immigration is becoming for the 2008 election what affirmative action/racial preferences was 15 years ago — the kind of emotional wedge issue that offers Republicans a way to split rank-and-file Democrats from their leaders.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
It's Wednesday, So We Must Have A New Position  —  First she sounded sympathetic to the idea during a televised debate, and within moments had refused to endorse it.  Afterwards, she changed her mind and endorsed it.  Now today, after Governor Eliot Spitzer shelved a plan to issue …
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
Report: Clinton Aides Told Spitzer to Dump Licenses for Illegals
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
In Las Vegas, Chance for Clinton to Undo Damage
Discussion: TalkLeft and Washington Post
The Atlantic Online:
HRC Now Has An Answer On Immigration
Discussion: MyDD and Eunomia
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
You don't say: Hillary suddenly decides she's against licenses …
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
House passes Iraq withdrawal bill  —  The House tonight passed a $50 billion Iraq funding bill that sets a "goal" of having all U.S. forces out of the country by Dec. 2008, the latest move in the ongoing political struggle over the war.  —  The "Orderly and Responsible Iraq Redeployment Appropriations Act" …
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Michelle Malkin:
White Flag Dems pass Iraq withdrawal bill  —  Time to bring it out again...  Just about an hour ago, the Dems passed their Iraq withdrawal bill, tying $50 billion in war funding to a demand that President Bush start bringing troops home in coming weeks (never mind that it's already starting) …
Discussion: Scotsman and Gateway Pundit
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:   House Puts Strings on Military Funding
Anne Flaherty / Associated Press:
House Passes Anti-War Bill
Discussion: Think Progress and Macsmind
Camille Paglia / Salon:
Queen Hillary's disruptive court  —  The press corps finally wakes up to her waffling and evasions.  Plus: Norman Mailer's largely forgotten legacy and our disappointing lesbian icons!  —  The mainstream media have been in a breathless tizzy about how Hillary Clinton waffled, tripped …
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Thers / Whiskey Fire:
Golden Needles in Our Eyes  —  Molly I has the Dowd beat covered.  But Dowd is to Camille Paglia as a candle is to the Sun, or as a mildly narcissistic chipmunk is to Ann Althouse.  —  Paglia has a column in Salon because the editors of Salon hate you.  Here are her latest dribblings on the subject of HRC:
Discussion: Firedoglake and Althouse
Richard Landes / Augean Stables:
Gambling with a Lie: Enderlin pulls a Rosemary Woods  —  I must admit, many people told me that Enderlin would doctor the tapes, and I didn't believe them.  "No," I thought, "it's one thing to lie to me and others in his office, but to the court, where he would surely get caught?
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Israel Matzav
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Backspin:
Dura Discredited  —  HonestReporting together with Take-A-Pen covered …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Spectator:
The al Durah blood libel
Discussion: Augean Stables and Atlas Shrugs
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
Buzzy Krongard: I Told My Brother I Was Joining Blackwater's Advisory Board  —  Howard "Cookie" Krongard might have just perjured himself before the House Oversight Committee.  —  Earlier today, the State Department inspector general repeatedly told the panel that he was unaware his brother …
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Martina Stewart / CNN Political Ticker:
Rep. Dennis Hastert to announce resignation Thursday  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is expected to announce Thursday on the House floor that he is retiring from Congress, a senior aide to the congressman told CNN Wednesday.  —  The aide said that Hastert …
David Hill / The Hill:
Ron Paul: Trouble back home  —  While Texan Ron Paul's stock is soaring nationally, there is trouble on the home front.  In September, Paul finished third in a straw poll of 1,300 Texas Republican activists who had been delegates to recent Republican conventions.
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Patrick Ruffini:
I Need 1,165 People Before Midnight  —  UPDATE: Just realized there are 12 questions on the front page of 10 Questions, so the cutoff for getting asked is 1,165 net positive votes before midnight.  I'm at +826 right now.  The heat is on.  Vote below.  —  The 10Questions question period is rapidly drawing to a close.
Lily Quateman / The Politico:
Most at NYU say their vote has a price  —  Two-thirds say they'll do it for a year's tuition.  And for a few, even an iPod touch will do.  —  That's what NYU students said they'd take in exchange for their right to vote in the next presidential election, a recent survey by an NYU journalism class found.
Discussion: Truthdig and Hot Air
Michelle Malkin:
Car wars  —  A sanctimonious liberal (redundancy alert!) blogger excoriates various conservatives who all presumably own massive, gas-guzzling vehicles like the Ford F-150: … The blogger, one Bob Cesca, published his post at the Huffington Post, founded by the Queen of gas-guzzling Gulfstream Liberals, Arianna Huffington.
The Times-Picayune / Breaking News Updates New Orleans:
Engineer group not amused by online spoof of levee review  —  By Mark Schleifstein and Sheila Grissett  —  A long-simmering dispute about whether a leading engineering organization whitewashed the role of the Army Corps of Engineers in the failure of the levee system during Hurricane Katrina …
 
 
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The Insanity of Bush Hatred
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Bryan / Hot Air:
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Beat the Bitch? Straight Talk on the B-Bomb
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Associated Press:
Obama says he has no Illinois records
Discussion: Macsmind and Blogs For Victory
CNN:
Poll: Clinton has large lead in Nevada prior to debate
Discussion: The Swamp and Pollster.com
Matthew Felling / CBS News:
Friendly Fire in the White House
Discussion: Romenesko
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