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5:00 PM ET, November 16, 2007

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Faiz / Think Progress:
'Diamonds or pearls'?  CNN made her do it.  —  During last night's Democratic presidential candidates debate, UNLV student Maria Luisa asked the final question of the evening.  Luisa laughingly asked Clinton: "Do you prefer diamonds or pearls?"  Marc Ambinder reports that Luisa actually wanted …
Discussion: MoJoBlog
Atrios / Eschaton:
Your Most Trusted Name In News
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Can We Just Close Down CNN?  —  Probably like a lot of people …
Discussion: James Wolcott's Blog
Anne Flaherty / Associated Press:
Democrats unable to bring troops home  —  WASHINGTON - Nearly a year after anti-war voters put them in power, congressional Democrats remain unable to pass legislation ordering troops home from Iraq.  Frustrated by Republican roadblocks, Democrats now plan to sit on President Bush's $196 billion request …
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Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Senate GOP Blocks $50B War Funding Package
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
Republican Senators kill Iraq funding bill
Discussion: Election Central
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Democratic Debate: Winners and Losers  —  Last night was a tale of two debates.  —  The first 15 minutes of the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas featured clashes between the top three candidates — Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards — over Social Security, Iran and telling the truth.
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New York Times:
The Democratic Debate  —  The following is a transcript of the Democratic Presidential debate in Las Vegas, as provided by the Federal News Service.  —  PARTICIPANTS:  —  FORMER SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS (D-NC)  —  SENATOR BARACK OBAMA (D-IL)  —  MODERATORS:  —  WOLF BLITZER, CNN  —  CAMPBELL BROWN, CNN
The Atlantic Online:
Between Friends  —  Thinking about Wolf Blitzer's atrocious performance as moderator and Tim Russert's slicker, better-executed version of the same BS at the previous Democratic debate, is one reminder that at least one reason the GOP contenders haven't gotten this kind of roasting is that I feel …
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
How Do Republicans Get Away With It?  —  The NYT has picked up on the McCain "How do we beat the bitch" incident that TPM Election Central first noted earlier in the week, but get a load of the double-triple-reverse psychology that Katharine Seelye's piece employs.
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Michelle Malkin:
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Irenep / Michael Yon:
Come Home … The Dome Under the Cross: Local Muslim and Christian leaders had prepared the church for his arrival.  —  A Bishop came to St John's Church in Baghdad today, 15 November, where a crowd of locals welcomed him home.  They were joined at the service by soldiers from the 2-12 infantry battalion …
Associated Press:
Flying Spaghetti Monster's existence mulled  —  (AP) — When some of the world's leading religious scholars gather in San Diego this weekend, pasta will be on the intellectual menu.  They'll be talking about a satirical pseudo-deity called the Flying Spaghetti Monster, whose growing pop …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Kos / Daily Kos:
CNN's and Carville's lack of ethics  —  Would it kill CNN to not include partisan supporters of the various candidates in their post-debate spin?  —  Would it kill CNN to disclose that James Carville is a partisan Clinton supporter when talking about the presidential race?
WLS / Patterico's Pontifications:
Huge Admin. Win in 9th Cir. on Terrorist Surveillance Litigation — 3-0 Vote, and all the Judges are Carter and Clinton Appointees.  Who can MoveOn blame now?  —  Filed under: General — WLS @ 12:48 pm  —  In this opinion just released this morning, three Judges of the Ninth Circuit …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
John Redwood / John Redwood's Diary:
Why are so many people leaving the UK?  —  The papers today ask why 400,000 left the Uk last year to live and work somewhere else.  I would have thought the answer was obvious.  —  They've had enough.  —  We live in a country where anyone who has gained some qualifications …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Eliot Spitzer's Death Wish  —  New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has taken a lot of abuse in recent weeks—for his hastily-dropped plan to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens, his quickly-withdrawn plan to tax internet purchases, and his move to speed-up release for violent criminals.
Joseph A. Palermo / The Huffington Post:
Karl Rove at Newsweek?  —  Newsweek magazine hiring Karl Rove to be a political commentator illustrates everything that is wrong with the corporate media system.  Here is a guy whose scorched earth politics have left the nation reeling with ill effects and crippling divisions and he is rewarded …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
 
 
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For Ashcroft, Something Old, Something Nude
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USA Today:
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