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1:30 PM ET, November 18, 2007

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Frank Rich / New York Times:
What 'That Regan Woman' Knows  —  NEW Yorkers who remember Rudy Giuliani as the bullying New York mayor, not as the terminally cheerful "America's Mayor" cooing to babies in New Hampshire, have always banked on one certainty: his presidential candidacy was so preposterous it would implode before he got anywhere near the White House.
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George W. Bush / Newsweek.com:
Make the Bush Record the Issue  —  Absent amnesia—which only happens on soaps—Democrats will be fine.  —  Times are tough for the Republican Party and its candidates.  Earlier this month, according to Gallup, more people strongly disapproved of George W. Bush than any previous president since the advent? …
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Allan Lengel / Washington Post:
Jefferson Accused of Two More Schemes  —  Federal prosecutors on Friday accused Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) of soliciting bribes in two alleged schemes that had not been previously disclosed.  —  The allegations, detailed in a seven-page document filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria …
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Jazz / Middle Earth Journal:   If a Democrat Falls in the Forrest ...
Sherry Argov / New York Post:
THE B&*%^ IS BACK  —  HILLARY SHOULD TAKE IT AS A COMPLIMENT  —  You know what we need in the White House?  A bitch.  —  We need a bitch facing down terrorists, Iran and Congress.  A bitch to order around the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Come to think of it, there's a bitch right now trying to save Pakistan.
Discussion: theGarance.com
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:   Someone planting questions for John McCain?
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Shake, Rattle and Roll  —  The debate dominatrix knows how to rattle Obambi.  —  Mistress Hillary started disciplining her fellow senator last winter, after he began exploring a presidential bid.  When he winked at her, took her elbow and tried to say hello on the Senate floor, she did not melt, as many women do.
New York Times:
Pakistan's Collapse, Our Problem  —  AS the government of Pakistan totters, we must face a fact: the United States simply could not stand by as a nuclear-armed Pakistan descended into the abyss.  Nor would it be strategically prudent to withdraw our forces from an improving situation in Iraq …
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The Atlantic Online:
This Sounds Like a Really Fun Mission  —  Fred Kagan and Michael O'Hanlon say we'd better get ready to deploy "a sizable combat force" to Pakistan for a mission that "would involve supporting the core of the Pakistani armed forces as they sought to hold the country together in the face …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Does Death Penalty Save Lives?  A New Debate  —  For the first time in a generation, the question of whether the death penalty deters murders has captured the attention of scholars in law and economics, setting off an intense new debate about one of the central justifications for capital punishment.
NY Daily News:
Despite a mortal terrorist threat against America, Dem contenders see no evil  —  Whew, that was a close one.  We suffered a big attack and were in mortal danger for a while, but we are safe now.  Thank God, the war on terror is over.  There are no Islamic extremists.  Homeland security is not an issue.
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Under Siege, Life in Gaza Just Shrinks  —  IT'S a miserable time to be a Gazan.  —  Hopes were high in 2005, when Israel unilaterally withdrew its troops and 9,000 Jewish settlers, and the international community lined up to help the Palestinians make Gaza a model for their potential state.
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.
Lou Cannon / New York Times:
Reagan's Southern Stumble  —  POLITICAL mythologies endure.  One myth that is enjoying a revival in a year when Republican presidential candidates are comparing themselves to Ronald Reagan, their iconic hero, is the notion that Mr. Reagan defeated President Jimmy Carter in 1980 by a coded appeal to white-supremacist voters.
Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
Iraq Credits Iran for Helping to Curb Attacks by Militias  —  The Iraqi government on Saturday credited Iran with helping to rein in Shiite militias and stemming the flow of weapons into Iraq, helping to improve the security situation noticeably.  —  The Iraqi government's spokesman …
CBS News:
Evidence Of Injustice  —  Defendants Have Not Been Told Of Flawed Testimony  —  (CBS) In their first joint investigation, 60 Minutes and The Washington Post on Sunday, Nov. 18, will examine the government's failure to notify defendants nationwide that they were convicted with the help …
Discussion: TalkLeft
 
 
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Hans Bader / OpenMarket.org:
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New York Post:
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Newsday:
Trail of transactions  —  The story of Wider's real-estate transactions …
Discussion: Alternate Brain
Jonathan Adler / The Volokh Conspiracy:
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ON FOREIGN LAW: The morning plenary panel …
Discussion: The Newshoggers and Cold Fury
Washington Post:
McCain Stakes His Campaign on New Hampshire
David Aaronovitch / Times of London:
Tony Blair: The war?  I believed in it, I believed in it then, I believe in it now
Andy McSmith / The Independent:
The dollar's decline: from symbol of hegemony to shunned currency
Discussion: The Newshoggers and CANNONFIRE
Dave Kopel / Rocky Mountain News:
Do endorsements by papers matter?
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Financial Times:
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Associated Press:
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IBDeditorials.com:
Progress, Progress And More Progress  —  Winning: News …
Susan Candiotti / CNN:
Boy's killer gets stay; family grows angrier
Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
World should give thanks for America
Hilary Ralston / Daily Mail:
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