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10:15 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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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton Challenges Obama on Foreign Experience  —  Fog may have diverted Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's plane from her campaign stop here on Tuesday, but that did not prevent her from continuing her attacks on Senator Barack Obama's experience.  —  It was an odd moment.
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.
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
New Method Equalizes Stem Cell Debate  —  It has been more than six years since President Bush, in the first major televised address of his presidency, drew a stark moral line against the destruction of human embryos in medical research.  —  Since then, he has steadfastly maintained …
CNN:
Stem cell breakthrough offers vindication for all
Discussion: Political Machine
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / New York Post:
LAWYERS, GUNS & WASHINGTON  —  DC GUN BAN A TOUGH TEST FOR COURT  —  BY deciding yesterday to hear the District of Columbia's appeal of the federal court ruling that overturned DC's gun ban, the Supreme Court has ensured that gun control and gun rights will play a major role in the coming election …
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Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Krugman vs. Krugman  —  In liberal Democratic circles, the debate over Social Security has taken a dangerous "don't worry, be happy" turn.  —  The argument has two equally dishonest components.  The first is to deny that Social Security faces a daunting financing problem …
Helen Rumbelow / Times of London:
Road From Damascus  —  Iraqis are voting with their feet by returning home after exile  —  The figures are hard to estimate precisely but the process could involve hundreds of thousands of people.  The numbers are certainly large enough, as we report today, for a mass convoy to be planned next week …
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Alice Miles / Times of London:
Better security sees Iraqi refugees flood home
Discussion: Harry's Place
Mosheh Oinounou / Cameron's Corner:
Rudy defends Obama's discussion of previous drug use  —  Chicago, IL — Rudy Giuliani declared that Americans should not expect a "pretense of perfection" from candidates running for office and says he respects Barack Obama's "honesty" for discussing his previous drug use with a group of high schoolers today.
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Washington Post:   Rivals Not Able to Confront Key Challenges, McCain Says
Gary L. Jarmin / Washington Times:
FORUM: Hypocrisy pitfall on the campaign trail
Discussion: TBogg
Bill Gertz / Washington Times:
CAIR seeks removal of label in terrorism case  —  The Council on American-Islamic Relations is seeking help from House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. to pressure the Justice Department to change the group's status as a co-conspirator in a terrorism case.
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
Discussion: Althouse
Michael Luo / New York Times:
G.O.P. Rivals Trade Charges on Illegal Immigration  —  The back and forth between Mitt Romney's and Rudolph W. Giuliani's presidential campaigns over illegal immigration continued yesterday, with each side impugning the other's record on the issue.  —  Mr. Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts …
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Democrats Move to Block Bush Appointments  —  Who says the Senate cannot act quickly?  It conducted a full day's business in less than 30 seconds on Tuesday.  —  Of course, there was no real business to conduct.  But fearing that President Bush would again use a Congressional recess …
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:
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Jessica Van Sack / Boston Herald:
Romney camp denies role in anti-Mitt push polls
Discussion: MSNBC and Shakespeare's Sister
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Joe Klein: both factually false and stuck in the 1980s  —  For the sake of its own credibility, Time Magazine needs immediately to prohibit Joe Klein from uttering another word about the eavesdropping and FISA controversy.  He simply doesn't know what he's talking about and he publishes demonstrably false statements.
Discussion: Time and First Draft
Marty Griffin / KDKA-TV:
Military Says Bonus Letter Was A 'Mistake'  —  A KDKA investigation is getting national attention and results for a wounded soldier from Mt. Lebanon and perhaps thousands of others.  —  The Army ordered Jordan Fox to return thousands of dollars in bonus money because his injuries prevented him from completing his tour.
Discussion: Hot Air
John Stossel / Real Clear Politics:
The Tragedy of the Commons  —  Every year around this time, schoolchildren are taught about that wonderful day when Pilgrims and Native Americans shared the fruits of the harvest.  "Isn't sharing wonderful?" say the teachers.  —  They miss the point.  —  Because of sharing, the first Thanksgiving in 1623 almost didn't happen.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
 
 
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Democracy Now:
Deception: British Reporter Adrian Levy on How the United States …
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Don't flame me, bro'  —  Recently there has been a sharp increase …
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The Corner:
Those Iraqi Colonels  —  Max Boot has a good article today about Iraq …
Discussion: Power Line
Bruce Loudon / The Australian:
Musharraf frees political prisoners
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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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