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8:40 AM ET, November 24, 2007

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Gateway Pundit:
Fireworks in Lebanon... Pro-Syrian President Steps Down  —  Fireworks in Lebanon after the Pro-Syrian President steps down...  Some 2000 Anti-Lebanese president and pro-government supporters, set fireworks dancing beating drums and shouting 'Lahoud out' as they gathered in a Sunni Muslim …
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Clancy Chassay / Guardian:
Lebanese army handed power  —  Lebanon was again plunged into uncertainty yesterday after parliament failed in a fifth attempt to elect a president, and the former Syrian backed-president Emile Lahoud, whose term ended at midnight, passed control of the security services over to the army, declaring a state of emergency.
Discussion: Washington Post and abu muqawama
Sam F. Ghattas / Associated Press:
Political crisis deepens in Lebanon  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's political tumult intensified as President Emile Lahoud said the country is in a "state of emergency" and handed security powers to the army before he left office late Friday without a successor.  The rival, pro-Western Cabinet rejected the declaration.
From Beirut to the Beltway:
Lahoud hands over security to army (corrected)  —  Emile Lahoud has declared Lebanon to "have the conditions" of a state of emergency, citing inability of the current "illegitimate" cabinet to govern and failure to elect a president by the constitutional deadline.
Anthony Shadid / Washington Post:
From Hopeful To Helpless At a Protest In Lebanon
Discussion: ThreatsWatch and Atlas Shrugs
Andrew Bolt:
Election '07 - The results come in.  (7.45pm: Labor wins)  —  Election '07 - The results come in  —  5.55pm: Sky News tells us enough to know it's over.  Its exit poll says Labor is getting 53 per cent of the vote.  —  6.07pm: Laurie Oakes says Liberal campaigners concede Howard is in real trouble in Bennelong.
The Logan Daily News:
Leland Conner  —  LOGAN - Leland Lavon Conner, 77, of Logan, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, as a result of an auto accident in Fairfield County.  —  He was born May 9, 1930, in Hocking County, son of the late Foster E. and Ida Cullison Conner.  Leland was married to Doris Keller Conner, who survives.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
In Bush's Last Year, Modest Domestic Aims  —  As President Bush looks toward his final year in office, with Democrats controlling Congress and his major domestic initiatives dead on Capitol Hill, he is shifting his agenda to what aides call "kitchen table issues" — small ideas …
Discussion: The Reaction
Sky News:
Howard Admits Election Defeat  —  Australian Prime Minister John Howard has suffered a humiliating election defeat as the opposition Labor Party swept into power.  —  Mr Howard, who was seeking a fifth term after 11 years of conservative rule, said he had telephoned Labor leader Kevin Rudd to congratulate him on his victory.
Discussion: Salon
Scott Horton / Harper's:
Resurrecting the Star Chamber  —  When the Founding Fathers looked for a model that reflected the abuses they objected to—in short what they intended to forbid by their new Constitution and Bill of Rights—they turned to an English institution, the Court of Star Chamber.
Discussion: Prairie Weather and The Heretik
Jonathan Constantine / OC Blog:
A Warm and Fuzzy Taliban?  —  I guess the Taliban isn't so bad after all, well..... that's what Islamic activist and journalist Yvonne Ridley implies as she recounts her experiences as captive.  As I wrote in my submission to New University, Ridley painted a rosy picture of the regime:
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
Michael Luo / New York Times:
For Romney & Company, Campaign Is All Business  —  Presidential campaigns, with their boiler-room pressure, news media scrutiny and organizational challenges, have always functioned as something of a dress rehearsal for the White House.  How do the candidates make tough decisions?
Discussion: The Heretik
Daniel Solove / Concurring Opinions:
My Impressions of Rachel Paulose  —  I have been reading many media accounts of Rachel Paulose, the U.S. Attorney of Minnesota.  As one who has been very critical of the Bush Administration and of how it has politicized the DOJ, I ordinarily would not be very sympathetic to Rachel.
Reuters:
Iraqi school guard, wife beheaded as children watch  —  BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three suspected al Qaeda militants, including two sisters, beheaded their uncle and his wife, forcing the couple's children to watch, Iraqi police said on Friday.  —  The militants considered that school guard Youssef al-Hayali …
JTA / Jerusalem Post:
Vanity Fair sued over neo-Nazi interview  —  An interview with one of Germany's most notorious neo-Nazis has landed Vanity Fair magazine in a heap of trouble.  —  Arno Lustiger, a Jewish historian and Holocaust survivor, has started proceedings to sue the magazine's German edition for publishing …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
 
 
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