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10:55 PM ET, November 17, 2007

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Robert D. Novak / Townhall.com:
Hillary vs. Obama  —  WASHINGTON — Agents of Sen. Hillary Clinton are spreading the word in Democratic circles that she has scandalous information about her principal opponent for the party's presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama, but has decided not to use it.  The nature of the alleged scandal was not disclosed.
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The Politico:
Obama: Don't 'swift boat' me  —  Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) took the rare step of issuing a statement in his own name on Saturday to call attention to a report by columnist Robert D. Novak that New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sitting on "scandalous" information about Obama.
Human Events:
LOU FOR PRESIDENT?  —  The name of longtime CNN commentator Lou Dobbs has entered speculation as a possible independent candidate for president.  At age 62, he never has engaged in politics, but is reported by people who know him as pondering a presidential run.
New York Times:
U.S. Secretly Aids Pakistan in Guarding Nuclear Arms  —  Over the past six years, the Bush administration has spent almost $100 million so far on a highly classified program to help Gen. Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's president, secure his country's nuclear weapons, according to current and former senior administration officials.
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Bush Failed to See Musharraf's Faults, Critics Contend  —  In the six years since Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, joined President Bush in the fight against Al Qaeda, it has been an unlikely partnership: a president intent on promoting democracy and a military commander who seized power in a bloodless coup.
Discussion: The Heretik
Nawaz Sharif / Washington Post:
Pakistan's One-Man Calamity
Discussion: PrairiePundit
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Maria Cramer / Boston Globe:
Police to search for guns in homes  —  City program depends on parental consent  —  Boston police are launching a program that will call upon parents in high-crime neighborhoods to allow detectives into their homes, without a warrant, to search for guns in their children's bedrooms.
Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
World should give thanks for America  —  Speaking as a misfit unassimilated foreigner, I think of Thanksgiving as the most American of holidays.  —  Christmas is celebrated elsewhere, even if there are significant local variations: In Continental Europe, naughty children get left rods …
Discussion: Eunomia and Bookworm Room
Washington Post:
What Does Iraq Cost?  Even More Than You Think.  —  You may recall that you got rid of your loyal White House economic adviser Lawrence B. Lindsey back in 2002 after, among other sins, he claimed that a war in Iraq might cost as much as $200 billion.  At the time, White House staffers sneered that Lindsey was being alarmist.
Discussion: ParaPundit and The Atlantic Online
Christian Today:
YouTube Islamist arrested for threats to Christian political leader  —  A man who placed an "obituary" on YouTube of one of the leading opponents of plans to build Europe's biggest mosque near the London Olympics site has been arrested by police.  —  The video, "In memory of Councillor Alan Craig" …
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
Giuliani Vexes Audiences With His Abortion Views  —  On the campaign trail, Rudolph W. Giuliani has made the case that while he believes that abortions are wrong, he thinks the ultimate decision of whether to have them should be up to women, and not the government.
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Richard Sisk / NY Daily News:
Rudy Giuliani: '200 reasons' why I would be better president than any Dem
Discussion: GINA COBB
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Not-So-Great Generation  —  The boomers will be best remembered for their self-glorification.  —  Q: If the World War II generation was the "greatest generation," what is the Vietnam War generation?  —  A: I don't think the full judgment of history is in yet.  There is certainly greatness in the '60s generation.
Hilary Ralston / Daily Mail:
Illegal immigrant demands to be flown home because Britons are 'rude and unfriendly'  —  An illegal immigrant has demanded to be flown home after saying he was fed up with British people - because they are "rude and unfriendly".  —  Speaking today, Mokhtar Tabet, 30 - who has been given a home …
Michelle Malkin:
Democrat admits: S-CHIP is the universal health care Trojan Horse  —  I've said it all along: The Democrats' massive S-CHIP expansion is a Trojan Horse for Hillarycare.  Now, we get it straight from the horse's mouth.  A Hill source sends an audio clip of former Iowa Dem.
Discussion: Hot Air and Right Voices
Faiz / Think Progress:
Murtha Two Years Ago Today: Bush's Iraq Course Is 'Flawed Policy Wrapped In Illusion'  —  Today marks two years from the day that Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) boldly called for a timetable for redeployment of U.S. forces out of Iraq.  "The war in Iraq is not going as advertised.
Discussion: Democrats.com
 
 
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The Atlantic Online:
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Tim Graham / NewsBusters.org:
Rock Star Bono: Clinton's a Genius, Let's Negotiate with al-Qaeda
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Alan Dershowitz / The Huffington Post:
Torture, Accountability and Name-Calling
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Adam Lisberg / NY Daily News:
During speech, Mayor Bloomberg blasts presidential candidates
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