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5:25 PM ET, November 27, 2007

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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Journalistic Malpractice At The Christian Science Monitor  —  Yesterday, Mansoor Ijaz stirred up controversy by claiming that Mitt Romney was an anti-Muslim bigot after supposedly refusing to consider Muslims for Cabinet positions.  Romney, while not specifically denying the quote …
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
ROMNEY CLARIFIES ANSWER ON MUSLIMS
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Time Magazine Circles The Wagons Around Joe Klein  —  I've spent all morning on the phone trying to figure out who the editor at Time Magazine was on Joe Klein's FISA column (the one Klein has now written about five times, fully admitting he never read the original bill).
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Rep. Rush Holt / The Huffington Post:
What's Really in the RESTORE Act  —  I was pleased to see Time Magazine columnist Joe Klein acknowledge that he "may have made a mistake" in his column attacking the House Majority ("The Tone Deaf Democrats") and misrepresenting the RESTORE Act.  Unfortunately, Mr. Klein still professes confusion toward …
Ed OKeefe / Political Radar:
Gingrich Predicts Obama in Iowa  —  ABC News' Ed O'Keefe Reports: Newt Gingrich predicts Barack Obama will win the hotly contested vote in Iowa, saying the junior Senator from Illinois will motivate more energized supported than the former First Lady.  —  "My guess is Senator Obama's …
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Extreme right wing Phil Kline investigated by KCTV5  —  You may know of Phil Kline by his numerous appearances with Bill O'Reilly and his constant attacks on Planned Parenthood.  You'd think he would have won his election against Paul Morrison because of all the free publicity, but he got defeated.
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The KC Blue Blog:
BREAKING NEWS: KCTV 5 BUSTS PHIL KLINE
Discussion: Daily Kos and Shakespeare's Sister
Michael J. Totten:
An Edgy Calm in Fallujah  —  FALLUJAH, IRAQ - "You're probably safer here than you are in New York City," said Marine First Lieutenant Barry Edwards when I arrived in Fallujah.  I raised my eyebrows at him skeptically.  "How many people got shot at last night in New York City?" he said.
Gateway Pundit:
77 Police Officers Injured in Paris- Rioters Using Shotguns!  —  The rampaging youth are shooting at police with shotguns.  —  BBC has video of the street warfare HERE.  —  Young residents of Villiers-le-Bel, a northern Paris suburb, vandalize an abandoned police car during clashes late Monday, Nov. 26, 2007.
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
EPIPHANY  —  Over the Thanksgiving holiday I was looking at some polling charts at pollster.com.  And I had what I can only call a computational epiphany.  Those of us who are watching the races at least somewhat closely know that the basic tension in the Republican race is that Rudy Giuliani …
Frank J. Gaffney Jr / Washington Times:
Gang rape in Annapolis  —  It is fitting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice chose the U.S. Naval Academy for the venue of today's so-called Mideast peace conference.  The reputation of that extraordinary institution in Annapolis has been sullied in recent years by a succession of rapes of young women.
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Ralph Peters / New York Post:   NO LASTING PEACE  —  SHORT of intolerable carnage …
Randal C. Archibold / New York Times:
From Sewage, Added Water for Drinking  —  FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — It used to be so final: flush the toilet, and waste be gone.  —  But on Nov. 30, for millions of people here in Orange County, pulling the lever will be the start of a long, intense process to purify the sewage into drinking water …
David Brooks / New York Times:
Follow the Fundamentals  —  Lou Dobbs is winning.  He's not winning personally.  He's not going to start winning presidential awards or elite respect.  But his message is winning.  Month by month the ideas that once prevailed on the angry fringe enter the mainstream and turn into conventional wisdom.
Discussion: The Swamp and US Elections
Jesse Jackson / Chicago Sun Times:
Most Democratic candidates are ignoring African Americans  —  Can Democrats get the votes they need simply because they're not Republicans?  You might think so in this presidential campaign.  African-American and urban votes are critical to any Democratic victory.
Cynthia Johnston / Reuters:
YouTube stops account of Egypt anti-torture activist  —  The video-sharing Web site YouTube has suspended the account of a prominent Egyptian anti-torture activist who posted videos of what he said was brutal behaviour by some Egyptian policemen, the activist said.
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Pew Research Center:
Public Sees Progress in War Effort  —  Summary of Findings  —  For the first time in a long time, nearly half of Americans express positive opinions about the situation in Iraq.  A growing number says the U.S. war effort is going well, while greater percentages also believe the United States …
Discussion: The Swamp and Talking Points Memo
Verizon:
Verizon Wireless To Introduce 'Any Apps, Any Device' Option For Customers In 2008  —  New Open Development Initiative Will Accelerate Innovation and Growth  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless today announced that it will provide customers the option to use, on its nationwide wireless network …
Bret Stephens / Opinion Journal:
Condi's Road to Damascus  —  The price America will pay for her Syrian photo-op.  —  Remember Nancy Pelosi's spring break in Damascus?  Condoleezza Rice apparently does not.  When the House Speaker paid Syrian strongman Bashar Assad a call back in April, President Bush denounced her for sending …
Jeffrey Ressner / The Politico:
Actors not buying into actor's campaign  —  GOP presidential aspirant Fred Thompson has acted in nearly 40 film and TV projects, from a major part in "Die Hard 2" to an episode of "Roseanne" and a recurring role on "Law & Order."  —  The former senator appeared with thousands …
Discussion: The Corner
 
 
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Scott Horton / Harper's:
Trent Lott's Resignation
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Gabor Steingart / Spiegel Online:
The Depressed Superpower  —  As frustration takes hold in the land …
The Blotter:
Out of Spotlight, Giuliani Embraces Convicted Moneyman
Susan Milligan / Boston Globe:
Kennedy agrees to pen memoirs in lucrative deal
The Corner:
It's Time for Tax Cuts
Discussion: The New Republic
Associated Press:
Court says US border inspections of Muslims were allowed
Washington Post:
Bush, Maliki Sign Pact on Iraq's Future
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WHY WAIT FOR ACTUAL RESULTS?....Talk about the soft bigotry of low expectations.
Faiz / Think Progress:
Bush butchers pronunciation of 'Olmert' and 'Mahmoud.'
Dennis Prager / Townhall.com:
The World Doesn't Hate America, the Left Does
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Sean Taylor Dies in Miami
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
GOP Comeback Climb Is Increasingly Steep
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