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5:20 AM ET, November 21, 2007

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Associated Press:
Clinton mocks Obama's childhood experience  —  SHENANDOAH, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton ridiculed Democratic rival Barack Obama on Tuesday for his contention that living in a foreign country as a child helped give him a better understanding of the foreign policy challenges facing the U.S.
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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.
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
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:   Obama speaks on past drug use
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 …
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.
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
For Edwards, a Relationship That Never Quite Fit  —  John Edwards, accepting his party's nomination for vice president, roused a cheering crowd at the 2004 Democratic convention with the kind of buoyant refrain that had become his trademark: "Hope is on the way."
Discussion: The New Republic
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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton Challenges Obama on Foreign Experience
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
Martina Stewart / CNN Political Ticker:
Poll: Clinton's lead shrinks among New Hampshire Democrats
Washington Post:
A Scientific Advance, a Political Question Mark  —  The discovery that it is possible to create equivalents to embryonic stem cells without destroying embryos has the potential to reshape — and perhaps defuse — the acrimonious political debate that has raged ever since human embryonic stem cells were discovered in 1998.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
ADULT STEM CELLS....Over at The Corner, today's big news …
Discussion: The Corner and Buck Naked Politics
Maggie Fox / Reuters:
Stem cells without embryos: skin cells transformed
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Dan Browning / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Imams' suit wins a round in court  —  A judge rejected the defendants' arguments to dismiss the suit filed by six imams removed from a U.S. Airways flight.  —  Six Muslim imams arrested on a U.S. Airways jet in Minneapolis last November after a passenger raised suspicions about their pre-flight prayers …
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
IMAMS STILL FLYING  —  It's hard to imagine a less meritorious suit than the discrimination charge brought by the six flying imams against U.S. Airways and the Metropolitan Airports Commission in federal court in Minneapolis.  The lawsuit is a CAIR production.
Mark Hemingway / The Corner:
Yesterday's Brouhaha...  Related to yesterday's brouhaha over my article suggesting a connection between last week's anti-Mormon phone calls and the Romney campaign's pollsters, I would have responded sooner but I was waiting to speak with TargetPoint.  I had a few specific questions:
Discussion: Redstate and My Man Mitt.com
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David Hardy / Of Arms and the Law:
Thoughts on Parker's questions presented  —  The Supreme Court obviously wanted to be very precise.  That likely explains why it skipped announcing last week, they had to work on it, perhaps negotiations between Justices on the precise wording.  I suspect the wording is the result of a lot of careful thinking.
Discussion: Fred File and PoliPundit.com
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court agrees to rule on gun case
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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.
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 …
 
 
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Washington Times:
Murtha: U.S. doomed to defeat
ABCNEWS:
TRANSCRIPT: Charles Gibson Interviews President George W. Bush …
Michael Marshall / New Scientist Technology Blog:
Don't flame me, bro'  —  Recently there has been a sharp increase …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Gary L. Jarmin / Washington Times:
FORUM: Hypocrisy pitfall on the campaign trail
Discussion: TBogg
BBC:
UK loses 25m sensitive records
Helen Rumbelow / Times of London:
Road From Damascus  —  Iraqis are voting with their feet by returning home after exile
The Corner:
Those Iraqi Colonels  —  Max Boot has a good article today about Iraq …
Discussion: Power Line
Anne Applebaum / Slate:
The Damage Done  —  HOW THE WAR IN IRAQ HAS HURT AMERICA.
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Bruce Loudon / The Australian:
Musharraf frees political prisoners
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Reuters:
San Francisco to give illegal aliens ID cards
Ilya Somin / The Volokh Conspiracy:
REFLECTIONS ON RON PAUL: Various people have asked me what I …
John Wildermuth / San Francisco Chronicle:
California suing Nebraska voting machine maker for $15 million
Discussion: Calitics
Guardian:
Shame on us
Billw / Crooks and Liars:
NYC Fire Chief: Giuliani 'Not Mr 9/11′ 'Not a Hero' 'He Ran That Day'
Discussion: The Reaction and Lance Mannion
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
The Left's Collective Aneurysm
Ben Smith / The Politico:
More detail on the controversial Iowa poll
Discussion: Pollster.com
 

 
From Mediagazer:

BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

 
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