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8:00 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.
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.
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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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?
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 ...
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.
Will Lester / Associated Press:
Huckabee: Abortion not states' call  —  WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee rejects letting states decide whether to allow abortions, claiming the right to life is a moral issue not subject to multiple interpretations.  —  "It's the logic of the Civil War," …
Discussion: Hot Air, Stop The ACLU and BitsBlog
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 …
Slate:
Created Equal  —  Liberal creationism  —  We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights ...  Last month, James Watson, the legendary biologist, was condemned and forced into retirement …
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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Rezwan / The 3rd world view:
How can you help Bangladesh cyclone victims?
Discussion: Reason Magazine and Gateway Pundit
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.
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" …
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.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
FDL Book Salon Welcomes Naomi Klein  —  (Please welcome in the comment section author Naomi Klein — jh)  —  The political impulse to take advantage of social upheaval in order to implement unpopular policies that a citizenry would otherwise fight against seems to be throughout history a rather intuitive one.
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 …
 
 
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The Atlantic Online:
About that plan to "speed up" Thanksgiving air travel
Discussion: The Sideshow and Ezra Klein
Mark Helprin / Opinion Journal:
The Soft Underbelly of Europe
Michael D. Shear / The Trail:
McCain on Secret Service: Why Do I Need It?
BBC:
Zimbabwe 'ready for UK invasion'
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Hiroko Tabuchi / Associated Press:
Japan fleet sets off to hunt humpbacks
Seth Brown / Cracked:
PrayStation: The 6 Most Misguided Christian Video Games
Andrew Romano / Stumper:
Making the Case... for Hillary Clinton. By Sean Wilentz.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Define 'Undecided'  —  CNN has come under hefty criticism …
Discussion: Doug Ross and National Review
 Earlier Items: 
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
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Washington Post:
Iraq's Narrow Window
Hans Bader / OpenMarket.org:
Embarrass Your Employer, While Getting Rich Off of "Diversity" Scams
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs
Lou Cannon / New York Times:
Reagan's Southern Stumble
NY Daily News:
Despite a mortal terrorist threat against America, Dem contenders see no evil
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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Chris Thompson / Defector:
Vice leadership failed to act as responsible stewards of a good product, and instead paid themselves lavish salaries and burned through hundreds of millions

Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
A preview of the NetChoice cases to be argued at SCOTUS on February 26, about the constitutionality of Texas and Florida laws regulating social media content

Sara Fischer / Axios:
NPR affiliate WAMU is shutting down local news site Dcist and laying off 15 employees to focus on audio and plans to add 10 new positions

 
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