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7:55 AM ET, November 18, 2007


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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 …
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
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
For Clinton, More Time and More Advertising  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York has nearly doubled the size of her staff in Iowa and has substantially increased her advertising here as her campaign reinforces its effort to prevent Democrats from coalescing around a single alternative to her candidacy.
Discussion: MyDD
Dave Kopel / Rocky Mountain News:
Do endorsements by papers matter?  —  Are the Denver newspapers' endorsements of candidates credible?  Do they matter?  Last week, a reader complained to me that The Denver Post had endorsed candidates for Lakewood City Council without interviewing them.  So I asked editorial page editors Dan Haley …
Financial Times:
Watchdog cancels Russian poll review  —  By Catherine Belton in Moscow and Stefan Wagstyl in London  —  Europe's main election monitoring group said on Friday it was scrapping plans to deploy observers to Russia's forthcoming parliamentary elections in a decision that could cast doubt on the integrity of the poll.
Discussion: Redstate and Crooked Timber
The Corner:
Thirty Years Ago  —  The young man on the left of this shot is me, in the spring of 1977, a few months before coming to work at NR full time.  The young man on the right of the frame is Walter Olsen, libertarian legal writer.  —  Despite our haircuts, we were not headlining for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band …
Gateway Pundit:
CNN's Las Vegas Post Debate Analysis— A Clinton Reunion  —  UPDATE: Even The New York Times and Daily Kos are reporting on the imbalance in the CNN post debate analysis... Now, that's bad!  —  It's hard to have a bad debate performance when:  —  ** The audience is planted in your favor
Tahman Bradley / ABCNEWS:
9/11 Firefighters and Family Members Plot Anti-Giuliani Ad Campaign  —  Group Considering Swift-Boat-Style Television Attack  —  A group of 9/11 firefighters and victims' family members with eyes on derailing Republican Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign is close to a decision on forming …
Progress, Progress And More Progress  —  Winning: News from Iraq gets better by the day, but the media have done their best to downplay the turnaround and congressional Democrats have basically pulled the covers over their heads and pretended it doesn't exist.  —  There's an eery silence out there about what's going on in Iraq.
Sridhar Pappu / Washington Post:
8 Million Stories In the Naked City, And One Character Keeps Popping Up  —  Before deciding to run for president, Rudy Giuliani might have consulted the late William Faulkner, who studiously said, "The past is not dead.  In fact, it's not even past."  If America's mayor didn't know that before, he certainly knows it now.
Discussion: Bad Attitudes and The Caucus
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
Giuliani Vexes Audiences With His Abortion Views
Richard Sisk / NY Daily News:
Rudy Giuliani: '200 reasons' why I would be better president than any Dem
Discussion: Firedoglake and GINA COBB
Associated Press:
Pakistan Troops Launch Major Assault on Militants  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The army said Saturday that it has massed 15,000 troops for a major assault on Islamic militants in a scenic northern valley, whose fall has raised concern about Pakistan's ability to withstand rising extremism.
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 …
PR Newswire:
T. Boone Pickens Responds to Letter From U.S. Senator John Kerry  —  The following is a copy of a letter mailed by T. Boone Pickens in response to a letter from U.S. Senator John Kerry regarding the Senator's military record and ads in the 2004 presidential election by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
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.
Susan Candiotti / CNN:
Boy's killer gets stay; family grows angrier  —  STARKE, Florida (CNN) — The call.  He expected it.  Dreaded it.  But he didn't hesitate to answer.  —  When Junny Rios-Martinez's cell phone rang Thursday afternoon, he and his wife were in their car, getting the family together …
Kirk James Murphy, M.D. / Firedoglake:
The Farm Bill Went On Vacation, But Global Warming's Speeding Up.  What Am I Doing?  —  Why are we looking at dumb 'ol science when The Farm Bill and all the Big Piggies at the TFB Trough went on vacation?  —  Well, I'd like to say there's a formula to yank the Big Piggies out of the subsidy trough.
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Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
President Dobbs? Nah
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
On PTSD, or more properly, on Coming Home
Discussion: BlogHer
Christian Today:
YouTube Islamist arrested for threats to Christian political leader
Tim Graham /
Rock Star Bono: Clinton's a Genius, Let's Negotiate with al-Qaeda
Discussion: Pat Dollard and Weasel Zippers
Faiz / Think Progress:
Murtha Two Years Ago Today: Bush's Iraq Course Is 'Flawed Policy …
Discussion: and The Gavel
 Earlier Items: 
Alan Dershowitz / The Huffington Post:
Torture, Accountability and Name-Calling
Discussion: At-Largely, CANNONFIRE and TalkLeft
Michelle Malkin:
Democrat admits: S-CHIP is the universal health care Trojan Horse
Discussion: Hot Air and Right Voices
Adam Lisberg / NY Daily News:
During speech, Mayor Bloomberg blasts presidential candidates
Discussion: New York Post and BartBlog
Little Green Footballs:
Video: Galloway's Respect Party Falls Apart
Maria Cramer / Boston Globe:
Police to search for guns in homes

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Blake Brittain / Reuters:
Filing: OpenAI asks a US federal judge to dismiss parts of NYT's copyright suit, alleging it “paid someone to hack OpenAI's products” and violated OpenAI's TOS

Byron Tau / Wired:
A look at some government contractors that are helping US intelligence agencies and others use targeted mobile ads to track down people

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Unionized editorial workers at LexisNexis-owned Law360 authorize a strike; the union says the vote is partly due to planned layoffs after record profits in 2023

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