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11:35 PM ET, November 20, 2007

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Mike Allen / The Politico:
McClellan points finger at Bush, Rove  —  Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan names names in a caustic passage from a forthcoming memoir that accuses President Bush, Karl Rove and Vice President Cheney of being "involved" in his giving the press false information about the CIA leak case.
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ABCNEWS:
Bush: Clinton Understands White House Pressure  —  Exclusive Interview Details President's Thoughts on 2008 Race, Last Year in Office  —  President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush said Tuesday that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's experience as first lady has prepared her to handle the "pressure" …
Discussion: Spin Cycle
Associated Press:
McClellan blames Bush for CIA leak deceit  —  Former spokesman says both president and vice president involved  —  WASHINGTON - Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan blames President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for efforts to mislead the public about the role …
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
McClellan 'unknowingly passed along false information'
Discussion: MyDD and Bob Cesca's Goddamn …
Marty Griffin / KDKA-TV:
Wounded Soldier: Military Wants Part Of Bonus Back  —  The U.S. Military is demanding that thousands of wounded service personnel give back signing bonuses because they are unable to serve out their commitments.  —  To get people to sign up, the military gives enlistment bonuses up to $30,000 in some cases.
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Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Wounded soldiers asked to return signing bonuses  —  When Jordan Fox was serving in Iraq, his mother helped organize Operation Pittsburgh Pride, which sends thousands of care packages to U.S. troops from his hometown, which prompted a personal "thank you" from the White House.
Matt / Think Progress:   Military demanding bonus pay back from wounded vets.
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court agrees to rule on gun case  —  After a hiatus of 68 years, the Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to rule on the meaning of the Second Amendment — the hotly contested part of the Constitution that guarantees "a right to keep and bear arms."  Not since 1939 has the Court heard …
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Lynn Sweet:
Sweet scoop: Oprah to stump for Obama.  —  MANCHESTER, N.H.—Oprah Winfrey is poised to campaign for White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in Iowa and New Hampshire, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.  —  Obama made the disclosure while working a crowd at Central High School here, after delivering an education policy speech.
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Martina Stewart / CNN Political Ticker:
Poll: Clinton's lead shrinks among New Hampshire Democrats
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
First Read: Obama talks of past drug use
Discussion: UrbanGrounds and The Page
Martina Stewart / CNN Political Ticker:
Wrestler Ric Flair supporting Mike Huckabee  —  COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) - In the race for presidential endorsements, Mike Huckabee has the kitschy pop culture celebrity vote on lockdown.  —  First it was martial arts hero and "Walker, Texas Ranger" star Chuck Norris, who appears with Huckabee in his first TV ad.
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
ADULT STEM CELLS....Over at The Corner, today's big news about stem cells derived from adult skin cells is a hot topic of conversation.  But I'm a little mystified.  This morning, after Yuval Levin wrote a post lauding the discovery and suggesting that it might end the stem cell debate once and for all …
Discussion: The Corner and Sister Toldjah
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Yeas & Nays:
DeLay Knocks GOP: 'The leadership just isn't getting it'  —  Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay may not be in a leadership position on Capitol Hill anymore, but that doesn't mean he can't weigh in on the current GOP leadership.  —  DeLay told Yeas & Nays that Republicans in Congress are …
Jessica Van Sack / Boston Herald:
Romney camp denies role in anti-Mitt push polls  —  Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign furiously denied rumors yesterday that his own supporters were involved in calls placed to voters in Iowa and New Hampshire that spread anti-Romney smears under the guise of conducting a poll.
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Mark Hemingway / The Corner:
Yesterday's Brouhaha...  Related to yesterday's brouhaha …
Discussion: Redstate and eyeon08.com
Billw / Crooks and Liars:
NYC Fire Chief: Giuliani 'Not Mr 9/11′ 'Not a Hero' 'He Ran That Day'  —  John posted yesterday about how Rudy is now "trumpeting his leadership in the wake of 9/11 in campaign mailings to voters in Iowa and New Hampshire" despite claiming all along that he wasn't running on his 9/11 record.
Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
Clinton Confronts 'Polarizing' Issue  —  TAMA, Iowa - On one of the most provocative political questions of the day - is Hillary Rodham Clinton too polarizing to be president?  - Mrs. Clinton delivered a punchy and pointed rejoinder at a town meeting last night, using some of her most memorable language …
Discussion: Big Lizards and BitsBlog
Ben Smith / The Politico:
More detail on the controversial Iowa poll  —  I spoke this morning to a source closely familiar with the details of that Iowa poll that raised eyebrows last week, though he was unable to definitively say who sponsored the poll, and spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Discussion: Pollster.com
The Corner:
Those Iraqi Colonels  —  Max Boot has a good article today about Iraq, especially its gifted colonels, which is a topic I also wrote about in NRO after returning from Iraq.  He mentions specifically, the promotions of McMaster and Mansoor to BG, as emblematic of the military's appreciation …
Discussion: Power Line and Weasel Zippers
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Censure of Sen. Feinstein fails: Party staffer Bob Mullholland calls bloggers and activists "worse than Bush" and "pre-nursing home"  —  Guest Post by Julia Rosen.  Julia is the Online Political Director for the Courage Campaign.  She is also an editor at Calitics.
 
 
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Reuters:
San Francisco to give illegal aliens ID cards
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Michelle Obama: My Husband Is Only Candidate Who Can Change How World Views America
Guardian:
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Daniel Ek says Spotify is working on a deluxe Spotify tier, around a $17-$18 price point, that has “a lot more control, a lot higher quality across the board”

Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
YouTube Q2 ad revenue grew 13% YoY to $8.66B, vs. $8.93B est.; Google's subscriptions, platforms, and devices unit that includes YouTube TV had revenue of $9.3B

Robbie Whelan / Wall Street Journal:
Former Marvel chairman Ike Perlmutter, who backed Nelson Peltz in a failed proxy fight for two Disney board seats, sells his stake of nearly 26M Disney shares

 
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