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9:30 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.
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."
ABCNEWS:
Bush: Clinton Understands White House Pressure
Discussion: Newsday
Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
Clinton Confronts 'Polarizing' Issue
Discussion: Big Lizards and BitsBlog
Washington Post:
Bush More Emphatic In Backing Musharraf  —  President Bush yesterday offered his strongest support of embattled Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, saying the general "hasn't crossed the line" and "truly is somebody who believes in democracy."
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ABCNEWS:
TRANSCRIPT: Charles Gibson Interviews President George W. Bush …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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 …
Maggie Fox / Reuters:
Stem cells without embryos: skin cells transformed
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
ADULT STEM CELLS....Over at The Corner, today's big news …
Discussion: The Corner and Buck Naked Politics
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
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Instapundit.com and Don Surber
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David Hardy / Of Arms and the Law:
Thoughts on Parker's questions presented
Discussion: Fred File and PoliPundit.com
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 …
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.
Discussion: Power Line and Jihad Watch
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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Democracy Now:
Deception: British Reporter Adrian Levy on How the United States Secretly Helped Pakistan Build Its Nuclear Arsenal  —  Watch 128k stream Watch 256k stream Read Transcript  —  Adrian Levy examines how five consecutive US administrations from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush …
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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Oskar Garcia / Associated Press:
Bruning quits Senate race
Washington Post:
Pentagon Warns of Civilian Layoffs If Congress Delays War Funding
Fox News:
Scott McClellan Levels Charges of Deception Against White House Over CIA Leak Case
Mark Brunswick / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Ritchie now says he gave e-mail list to campaign
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New York 19: Saul Dropping Out
Michael Marshall / New Scientist Technology Blog:
Don't flame me, bro'  —  Recently there has been a sharp increase …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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BBC:
UK loses 25m sensitive records
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.
Bruce Loudon / The Australian:
Musharraf frees political prisoners
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
John Wildermuth / San Francisco Chronicle:
California suing Nebraska voting machine maker for $15 million
Discussion: The Reaction and Calitics
 

 
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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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