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8:50 PM ET, November 27, 2007

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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 …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Demand answers from Time magazine  —  Update III: "Response" from Rick Stengel  —  I spent the morning working with the tenacious and resourceful Jane Hamsher on finding out exactly which Time editors were responsible for the wildly inaccurate Joe Klein FISA article.
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).
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Shorter Time Magazine: Equal Time For GOP Propaganda
Discussion: Salon, Think Progress and Daily Kos
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Exclusive: Romney Opposed Naming Muslim To Cabinet On Second Occasion, Witnesses Say  —  Presidential canidate Mitt Romney has discounted appointing Muslims to his cabinet on more than just the one occasion reported in a CSM op-ed yesterday.  —  TPM Election Central has learned …
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Romney: Muslims not needed in Cabinet  —  Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, asked about putting a Muslim in his presidential Cabinet, said that he "cannot see that a Cabinet position would be justified" based on the percentage of Muslims in the U.S., according to an Islamic businessman …
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
First Read: Romney clarifies Muslim statement  —  From NBC/NJ's Erin McPike and NBC's Mark Murray  —  ST. PETERSBURG, FL — At an availability with reporters here, Romney answered questions about today's report suggesting that he would not appoint Muslims to his Cabinet.  "No, that's not what I said.
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
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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Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
Streisand Endorses Clinton
Discussion: CNN, TIME and HorsesAss.Org
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama got Oprah, Clinton got Streisand
Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
Hillary's Secret Weapon: Colin Powell?  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has been talking for some time now about how, if she is elected president, she will ask both Democratic and Republican statesmen to hit the road on her behalf to declare that "bipartisan foreign policy is back" in post-George W. Bush America.
CNN Political Ticker:
I was with Fred  —  Somewhere over South Carolina (CNN) — I am in a coach middle seat, flying from Washington, D.C. to Tampa, Florida on US Airways Flight 1491, destined for the CNN-YouTube GOP debate in St. Petersburg.  —  The child cooing two aisles in front of me is Samuel Thompson, potentially the nation's future first toddler.
Discussion: Ian Schwartz
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Jeffrey Ressner / The Politico:
Actors not buying into actor's campaign
Discussion: The Corner
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
BUSH: WE ARE ALL TERRORISTS NOW  —  Bush has lost his mind and his moral compass.  This statement is an outrage.  A lie and a blood libel.  Israel has never committed any acts of terrorism.  What a tool of Islamic jihad.  Based on that, Bush is a terrorist, anyone that defends himself, his family, his country is a terrorist.
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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.
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 …
The Blotter:
Out of Spotlight, Giuliani Embraces Convicted Moneyman  —  Avni Patel and Richard Esposito Report:  —  A Pennsylvania man convicted in a notorious corruption case played host to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at a fundraiser last night, despite the Giuliani campaign's public efforts to distance itself from the man.
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: US Elections and The Swamp
The Raw Story:
The permanent Republican majority: Daughter of jailed Democratic governor sees hand of Rove  —  In Part II of the RSI special investigation, The Permanent Republican Majority, the daughter of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman sits down for an exclusive interview about the family's ordeal and her father's case.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and At-Largely
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.
 
 
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Oppose the Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act
Chad Orzel / Uncertain Principles:
Science Is Not Notable  —  Scott Eric Kaufman draws my attention …
Fran Spielman / Chicago Sun Times:
Jackson: 'Unscrupulous lenders' target minorities
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
CALLING SPEECH RESTRICTORS "ENEMIES OF FREE SPEECH" …
Discussion: Overlawyered
Damien Cave / New York Times:
At Least 35 Dead in Iraq Violence
Dawson Bell / Detroit Free Press:
4 Dems won't be on primary ballot after all
Eye / eyeon08.com:
Defining news story of the cycle?
Media Matters for America:
CNN pledges no Dem "gotchas" …
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Joel Kotkin / Opinion Journal:
The Rise of Family-Friendly Cities
Tom Humphrey / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
McWherter out: Family interests outweigh run for Senate
Scott Horton / Harper's:
Trent Lott's Resignation
Discussion: The Next Hurrah
Pew Research Center:
Public Sees Progress in War Effort
Cynthia Johnston / Reuters:
YouTube stops account of Egypt anti-torture activist
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
WHY WAIT FOR ACTUAL RESULTS?....Talk about the soft bigotry of low expectations.
Dennis Prager / Townhall.com:
The World Doesn't Hate America, the Left Does