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9:45 AM ET, November 17, 2007

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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Judith Giuliani rallies Women for Rudy  —  Judith Giuliani, wife of Republican presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, admits freely that she is new to politics, but she seemed to be an old hand as she rallied about 50 members of Women for Rudy at a fundraising reception …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Rudy Giuliani's messianic paranoia  —  The right-wing Federalist Society, architects of many of the most extremist Bush executive power abuses, invited only one candidate to speak at their annual event — "moderate" Rudy Giuliani.  That invitation was, as The Associated Press put it, a …
Libby Copeland / Washington Post:
Mingling With The Women to Help Her Man  —  Politics and Judi Giuliani have not always gone well together.  —  In recent months, as her husband's presidential campaign heated up, Giuliani was pilloried in the New York press as a social climber.  A Vanity Fair profile accused her of demanding …
Alec MacGillis / Washington Post:
In Paul They Trust (The Feds May Differ)  —  The ardent supporters of Rep. Ron Paul, the iconoclastic Texas libertarian whose campaign for the presidency is threatening to upend the battle for the Republican nomination, got word yesterday of a new source of outrage and motivation …
Discussion: All Spin Zone and Oliver Willis
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Bill Morlin / Spokane Spokesman-Review:
FBI raids seize dies, records in CdA
Discussion: Orcinus
CNN Political Ticker:   Illegal Ron Paul currency seized
Mona Charen / Real Clear Politics:
Memo to Ron Paul Supporters
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Swift Boat Funder T. Boone Pickens Reneges On John Kerry Million Dollar Offer  —  Rich Texas bastard T. Boone Pickens boasted that he would give $1 million to anyone who can disprove "even a single charge" leveled by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, who he funded to the tune of $3 milion.
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Glen Johnson / Worcester Telegram & Gazette …:
Kerry takes oilman Pickens up on $1 million Swift Boat challenge
Discussion: The Corner and Blogs For Victory
Felix Gillette / New York Observer:
CBS "Mystified" by Dan Rather's "Bizarre Allegations", Files Motion to Dismiss  —  Today, in New York Supreme Court, in response to Dan Rather's civil lawsuit, CBS filed a lengthy 30-page motion to dismiss the case.  —  CBS executives also released a statement today, noting that they are …
Associated Press:
U.S. Control of Internet Remains Issue  —  RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — A U.N.-sponsored Internet conference ended Thursday with little to show in closing the issue of U.S. control over how people around the world access e-mail and Web sites.  —  With no concrete recommendations for action …
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Fred File:
Don't Hand Over the Internet to the U.N.  —  I'm no tech head, but I think I know a thing or three about the Internet and how it works.  And as far as I can tell, it works pretty well.  —  More than 1.4 billion people around the world seem to be emailing each other a lot …
Discussion: Don Surber
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Petraeus Helping Pick New Generals  —  The Army has summoned the top U.S. commander in Iraq back to Washington to preside over a board that will pick some of the next generation of Army leaders, an unusual decision that officials say represents a vote of confidence in Gen. David H. Petraeus's conduct …
Dawson Bell / Detroit Free Press:
Appeals court: No Jan. 15 primary  —  LANSING — A divided Michigan Court of Appeals refused Friday to overturn a lower court ruling that effectively bars the state from holding its presidential primary on Jan. 15.  —  By a 2-1 margin, the appeals panel sided with an Ingham County Circuit Court judge …
Discussion: The Trail and The Atlantic Online
Erin P. Billings / Roll Call:
Reid to Keep Senate in Session to Prevent Recess Appointments  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has decided to keep the chamber in session over the Thanksgiving break to block President Bush from making any unsavory recess appointments while Senators are out of town.
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Sam Roberts / New York Times:
In Name Count, Garcias Are Catching Up to Joneses  —  Step aside Moore and Taylor.  Welcome Garcia and Rodriguez.  —  Smith remains the most common surname in the United States, according to a new analysis released yesterday by the Census Bureau.  But for the first time, two Hispanic surnames …
Discussion: Bark Bark Woof Woof
Rob Lever / Agence France Presse:
China's economy 40 percent smaller than estimated: analyst  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - China's economy is 40 percent smaller than most recent estimates, a US economist said Wednesday, citing data from the Asian Development Bank and guidelines from the World Bank.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and QandO
John Hawkins / Townhall.com:
Does Marrying Bill Clinton Qualify Someone To Be President?  —  If a CEO of a fortune 500 company were to retire, would anyone seriously consider his wife to be an adequate replacement simply because she was married to him when he ran the company?  What about a Super Bowl winning football team?
Eye / eyeon08.com:
Romney is friends with Western Wats family  —  So I spent most of the day being unsure of the various theories about the push-polls.  Some people have suggested that Mitt Romney could be behind it, like Liz Mair, David Freddoso, and Allahpundit, although Allah has clarified that he no longer thinks that.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and The Corner
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David Freddoso / The Corner:
Those Anti-Romney Calls  —  Western Wats, the company making …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Romney: Attacking faith is 'un-American'
Discussion: TIME: Swampland and TownHall Blog
Jason Leopold / truthout:
Fired Attorneys Build Case Against Gonzales  —  John McKay, the former US attorney for the Western District of Washington, pieced together thousands of pages of internal Justice Department (DOJ) emails released earlier this year, reviewed public documents and pored through hundreds of pages …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Washington Post
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Al Kamen / Washington Post:
For Ashcroft, Something Old, Something Nude
Discussion: Minnesota Monitor and Wonkette
Julia Preston / New York Times:
Immigration Dilemma: A Mother Torn From a Baby  —  Federal immigration agents were searching a house in Ohio last month when they found a young Honduran woman nursing her baby.  —  The woman, Saída Umanzor, is an illegal immigrant and was taken to jail to await deportation.
Media Matters for America:
Politico's Simon on Clinton: "The (rhymes with rich) is back."  —  Politico chief political columnist Roger Simon began his November 16 column by asserting, "The (rhymes with rich) is back."  Simon began his column with that phrase just two days after his colleague, Politico chief political …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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Michelle Malkin:
My best friend, Joy Behar
 
 
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
"Random" questioner at debate was Arkansas Democratic Party officer in 2003?
Ken Herman / Window on Washington:
Bush invites Gore to Oval Office
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Lance Williams / San Francisco Chronicle:
Barry Bonds indicted on 4 perjury counts, obstruction of justice
Scott Horton / Harper's:
The Missing IG Report on Maher Arar
Discussion: Norwegianity
Leonard Doyle / The Independent:
US power company linked to Bush is named in database as a top polluter
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
Army desertion rate up 80 pct. since '03
Matt Lewis / TownHall Blog:
Hill's Best Friend is CNN?
 Earlier Items: 
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Newsweek Editor: Who Cares If Bloggers Criticize Us? …
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
Washington Post:
Scientists Fault Climate Exhibit Changes
David Freddoso / The Corner:
Friday Afternoon Scuttlebutt
Jeffrey Ressner / The Politico:
Plame on spy movies and going Hollywood
Discussion: The Belmont Club
DefenseLINK:
Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman …
Julhas Alam / Associated Press:
Bangladesh cyclone said to kill 1,100
WLS / Patterico's Pontifications:
Huge Admin. Win in 9th Cir. on Terrorist Surveillance Litigation …