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4:45 PM ET, November 18, 2007

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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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Hillary Clinton / Newsweek.com:
How to Beat Hillary (Next) November  —  Republicans who think she'll be easy to defeat are wrong.  What they should do.  —  I've seen up close the two Clintons America knows.  He's a big smile, hand locked on your arm and lots of charms.  "Hey, come down and speak at my library.
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 …
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?  —  HANOVER, N.H. - Could someone be planting questions for Sen. John McCain?  —  On the heels of the Iowa controversy in which a campaign staffer told a college student what to ask Sen. Hillary Clinton, McCain received at least five highly suspicious questions.
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.
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 ...
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
"Tough" Tim Russert Refuses To Challenge Rudy's Dissembling  —  We keep hearing that Tim Russert is very, very "tough."  We keep hearing that he doesn't let any craven or dissembling politician slip any malarky past him, dammit.  —  Except, of course, that he does — when it's Rudy.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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.
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.
New York Post:
JIHAD JANE'S 'STATE' OF BLISS  —  By SUSAN EDELMAN in New York and JILL CULORA in Vienna, Va.  —  FBI fraudster Nada Nadim Prouty not only used a sham marriage to get jobs with access to secret terrorist intelligence - her current husband is a State Department employee who has held sensitive posts …
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.
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Channeling Dick Cheney  —  I have no idea who is going to win the Democratic presidential nomination, but lately I've been wondering whether, if it is Barack Obama, he might want to consider keeping Dick Cheney on as his vice president.  —  No, I personally am not a Dick Cheney fan …
Discussion: Salon and PrairiePundit
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Bangladesh Cyclone Causes 2200 Deaths But Toll Could Reach 10,000  —  The cyclone that slammed into Bangladesh has proven to be a brutal killer — snuffing out some 2,200 lives so far.  And experts believe it could wind up claiming 10,000 when all of the bodies are found and counted.
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Matt / Think Progress:
Hume: Bush Is Bringing The Troops Home, Time To 'Declare Victory' In Iraq  —  On Fox News Sunday this morning, Brit Hume attacked Senate Democrats for "setting a goal that all U.S. combat soldiers withdraw from Iraq by December 15, 2008," claiming that they have an "aura of unreality" …
 
 
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Define 'Undecided'  —  CNN has come under hefty criticism …
Will Lester / Associated Press:
Huckabee: Abortion not states' call
Alan Fraser / American Thinker:
Military Desertion Rates and the Associated Press
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Swiss Option  —  Has an opening appeared for a diplomatic …
Discussion: Redstate
David Saltonstall / NY Daily News:
Rudy Giuliani jets to campaign stops using casino kingpin's plane
Washington Post:
Iraq's Narrow Window
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
Iraq Credits Iran for Helping to Curb Attacks by Militias
CBS News:
Evidence Of Injustice  —  Defendants Have Not Been Told Of Flawed Testimony
Discussion: TalkLeft
 Earlier Items: 
Hans Bader / OpenMarket.org:
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Discussion: Joanne Jacobs
Newsday:
Trail of transactions  —  The story of Wider's real-estate transactions …
Discussion: Alternate Brain
Lou Cannon / New York Times:
Reagan's Southern Stumble
NY Daily News:
Despite a mortal terrorist threat against America, Dem contenders see no evil
Jonathan Adler / The Volokh Conspiracy:
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ON FOREIGN LAW: The morning plenary panel …
Discussion: The Newshoggers and Cold Fury
David Aaronovitch / Times of London:
Tony Blair: The war?  I believed in it, I believed in it then, I believe in it now
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Andy McSmith / The Independent:
The dollar's decline: from symbol of hegemony to shunned currency
PR Newswire:
T. Boone Pickens Responds to Letter From U.S. Senator John Kerry
 

 
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Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Paramount CFO Naveen Chopra says the company expects to take about a $1B charge in Q1 due to ongoing programming shifts and previously announced layoffs

Anto Antony / Bloomberg:
Sources: Sony made multiple filings in India to pull out a pact to merge its India operations with Zee Entertainment

Morgan Sung / Rest of World:
As Twitch shuts down in South Korea citing high costs due to new “sender pays” network rules, livestreamers struggle to use Korean rivals like AfreecaTV

 
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