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2:35 AM ET, November 26, 2007


 Top Items: 
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Thompson charges Fox News is biased against his campaign  —  Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) suggested on Sunday that Fox News is biased against his campaign, charging that the network highlights commentators who have been critical of his run for the presidency.
Faiz / Think Progress:
Fred Thompson Attacks Fox News
Lawrence Summers / Financial Times:
Wake up to the dangers of a deepening crisis  —  Three months ago it was reasonable to expect that the subprime credit crisis would be a financially significant event but not one that would threaten the overall pattern of economic growth.  This is still a possible outcome but no longer the preponderant probability.
NY Daily News:
Hillary Clinton has only herself to blame  —  Way back in 1992, when Hillary and Hubba Bubba first burst onto the national scene, many Americans expressed doubts about their honesty and integrity.  Clintonesque, parsing, the definition of "is" - those and other phrases became polite shorthand ways of accusing a Clinton of lying.
Deacon / Power Line:
Heroic rhetoric  —  When I first heard George W. Bush talking about "compassionate conservatism" in 1999, I figured (and certainly hoped) that it was at least 80 percent ad campaign and no more than 20 percent policy guide.  Eight years later, it seems to me that, in practice …
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
George Will / Real Clear Politics:
The Failings Of Heroic Conservatism
Discussion: Middle Earth Journal
Rob Schneider / Indianapolis Star:
Carson: I have terminal lung cancer  —  Her statement: Indianapolis Democrat, 69, is grateful to family, friends, constituents  —  U.S. Rep. Julia Carson revealed she has terminal lung cancer in a statement Saturday in which she expressed her "eternal gratitude" to family, friends and her constituents.
Discussion: Blue Indiana and Wonkette
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Dialogue: Dan Rather  —  It has been more than a year since Dan Rather left CBS to create "Dan Rather Reports" at Mark Cuban's HDNet.  In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter West Coast business editor Paul Bond, the newsman spoke about his lawsuit against his former employer and the state of TV news in general.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
The Times Editors On Health Care - Embrace the Fantasy  —  The Times offers a long editorial sharing their wisdom and insights on health care.  I found this to be unexpectedly honest and amusing: … The prospect for big savings is dubious indeed (the Times thumped Kerry on the drug re-importation issue …
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
Why You Can Believe all Those Warnings About The Death of the West  —  I suggest that the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams read a little history about the British experience in India before he offers politically-correct but historically laughable sermons like the one he gave to a Muslim "lifestyle" magazine:
Sig Christenson / Houston Chronicle:
Ex-coalition leader says Bush failed to have plan  —  Sanchez: It's time to withdraw troops, let Iraq take responsibility  —  Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, who led coalition forces through the first critical year of Iraq's insurgency, said Saturday in a nationally broadcast radio address …
James Mackintosh / Financial Times:
1000% hedge fund wins subprime bet  —  A Californian hedge fund has made more than 1,000 per cent return this year by betting against US subprime home loans, making it one of the world's best-performing funds of all time.  —  Lahde Capital, set up in Santa Monica last year by Andrew Lahde …
Associated Press:
Huckabee: America enslaved to Saudi oil  —  WASHINGTON - Consumers are financing both sides in the war on terror because of the actions of U.S. ally Saudi Arabia, Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Sunday.  —  The former Arkansas governor made the comments following …
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
Obama open to limited legalization of marijuana  —  From NBC/NJ's Aswini Anburajan  —  OBAMA WEEKEND CAMPAIGN NOTEBOOK  —  AUDUBON, IA — Obama can't seem to escape the smoke of his youthful indiscretions wafting after him on the campaign trail.  Just four days after he told a group …
Discussion: MyDD and TalkLeft
Susie Hoeller / The Huffington Post:
Tainted Food and Dangerous Toys: Will a "Consumer President" emerge in 2008?  —  Black Friday has come and gone.  In the midst of the Christmas and holiday shopping season, American consumers are very worried about the safety of the food, toys, and other products displayed on store shelves.
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Syria Says It Will Join Conference in Maryland  —  Syria announced Sunday that it would attend the Middle East peace meeting beginning here Monday night, joining Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Arab League participants in a turnabout that represented a victory for the Bush administration.
Discussion: Reuters and
Club for Growth:
Thompson's New Tax Plan  —  Club for Growth Praises Thompson's Tax Reform Plan  —  Washington - The Club for Growth praised Senator Fred Thompson for the release of his pro-growth tax reform plan this morning on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.  The seven-part plan is the most comprehensive …
New York Post:
DE PALMA IRAQ FLICK BOMBS  —  November 25, 2007 — IT'S hard for Hollywood pacifists like Brian De Palma to capture the hearts and minds of America if  —  Americans won't see their movies.  While the public is staying away in droves from "Rendition," "Lions for Lambs" and "In the Valley of Elah …
Tim Graham /
NPR Loves Bad Cinema — If It's 'Laudable Agitprop' Against the Troops
Discussion: Right Wing News
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Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
Let's hear it for good news from Iraq
Nidra Poller / Pajamas Media:
Times of London:
American-backed killer militias strut across Iraq
Richard Holbrooke / Washington Post:
Back to the Brink In the Balkans
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Joss Whedon on the WGA Strike
Ramesh Ponnuru / The Corner:
Ron Paul and the Libertarians
The Politico:
Obama casts himself as civil rights successor
Simon Gardner / Reuters:
Sharif returns to Pakistan from exile
 Earlier Items: 
Mariam Karouny / Reuters:
Row mars Iraq parl't hearing on Baathists bill
Discussion: The Newshoggers and Needlenose
Sara A. Carter / Washington Times:
U.S. intel center wary of terrorist attack
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Faiz / Think Progress:
Memo To New York Post: The Bush Administration Was Warned About 9/11
Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
In Iowa, Clinton Is Pressed on Murdoch
Discussion: Balkinization and Macsmind
Jennifer V. Hughes / New York Times:
Tax for 2 Cents Plain Is Anything but Simple
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Giuliani presses the flesh in N.H.
Atrios / Eschaton:
Bizarro World  —  If conservatives seized on a mirror image …
Naomi Wolf / Washington Post:
Hey, Young Americans, Here's a Text for You
Discussion: Cato-at-liberty