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10:55 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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John Whitesides / Reuters:
Democratic 2008 presidential race tightens: Reuters poll  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The 2008 Democratic presidential race has tightened, with Barack Obama gaining on front-runner Hillary Clinton six weeks before the first contest, according to a national Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and MyDD
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 …
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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 …
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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.
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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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
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 …
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
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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.
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, TalkLeft and First Draft
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 …
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: The Corner and Blue Crab Boulevard
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
Susan Schmidt / Washington Post:
Ruling Will Cripple Probes Of Lawmakers, U.S. Says  —  A little-noticed aspect of an appellate court decision could sharply limit investigations of members of Congress and hamper ongoing corruption probes, the Justice Department said this week in a motion seeking an emergency stay of the ruling.
Discussion: Middle Earth Journal
 
 
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Debating Iraq's Transition
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Marty Griffin / KDKA-TV:
Military Says Bonus Letter Was A 'Mistake'
Discussion: Hot Air
Phoenix Woman / Firedoglake:
Ari Fleischer's Watch and Other Fabulous News
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
Washington Post:
Rivals Not Able to Confront Key Challenges, McCain Says
Mosheh Oinounou / Cameron's Corner:
Rudy defends Obama's discussion of previous drug use
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Democracy Now:
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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
The Corner:
Those Iraqi Colonels  —  Max Boot has a good article today about Iraq …
Mark Hemingway / The Corner:
Yesterday's Brouhaha...  Related to yesterday's brouhaha …
 

 
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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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