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1:15 AM ET, November 28, 2007

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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Everything that is rancid and corrupt with modern journalism: The Nutshell  —  (updated below - Update II - Update III)  —  Time Magazine has done a superb service for the country by illustrating everything that is rancid and corrupt with our political media.
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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 …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Shorter Time Magazine: Equal Time For GOP Propaganda  —  This is their idea of a correction? … I guess nobody troubled themselves to actually read the bill itself, which appears to be written in English.  —  Rush Holt, one of the authors of the bill: … Time Magazine is in Deborah Howell territory here.
Discussion: Think Progress and The Next Hurrah
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New York Times:
Text of Bush's Remarks at Annapolis Conference
Shmuel Rosner / Haaretz:
Analysis / Four quick points on Israel-Palestinian joint statement
Discussion: Commentary
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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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.
Eye / eyeon08.com:
Defining news story of the cycle?  —  We might have just found the issue and story that crystalizes the anxieties of all Americans around a protectionist message.  The story is: … Let's put the pieces together.  — We have a shadowy Middle Eastern monarch.  A King.
Discussion: TigerHawk, QandO and Daily Pundit
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Bloomberg:
Citigroup to Raise $7.5 Billion From Abu Dhabi State
Gateway Pundit:
Venezuelan Students Fired On By Regime- One in Critical Condition  —  Clashes in Venezuela...  Protesters battle in the streets of Puerto La Cruz in run-up to the Chavez referendum for absolute power.  —  An opponent to President Hugo Chavez, left, uses an iron stick to hit a Chavez supporter during …
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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
David Burge / iowahawk:
BOXBUX SUX AS STIX HIX NIX XMAS FLIX  —  Los Angeles - Despite critical acclaim and massive promotional budgets, a wave of anti-Santa holiday pictures floundered at the box office over the Thanksgiving opening weekend, leading some entertainment industry analysts to question whether Hollywood …
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
Jeff Israely / Time:
Iran's Secret Weapon: The Pope  —  The diplomatic chess game around Iran's nuclear program includes an unlikely bishop.  According to several well-placed Rome sources, Iranian officials are quietly laying the groundwork necessary to turn to Pope Benedict XVI and top Vatican diplomats …
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog and Hot Air
Joel Kotkin / Opinion Journal:
The Rise of Family-Friendly Cities  —  It's lifestyle, not lattés, that our most productive workers want.  —  For much of the past decade, business recruiters, cities and urban developers have focused on the "young and restless," the "creative class," and the so-called "yuspie"—the young urban single professional.
Discussion: Dr. Melissa Clouthier and OPENERS
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
Chad Orzel / Uncertain Principles:
Science Is Not Notable  —  Scott Eric Kaufman draws my attention to the fact that the New York Times has posted its Notable Books for 2007 list.  The list is divided into "Fiction & Poetry" and "Non-Fiction," and Scott correctly notes that the "Fiction & Poetry" books all have terrible blurbs …
Media Matters for America:
CNN pledges no Dem "gotchas" in Republican YouTube debate — so why did CNN allow partisan "gotchas" in Dem debate?  —  In a November 21 post to The New York Times' political blog, The Caucus, staff writer Ariel Alexovich purported to give a "sneak peek" at how questions for the November 28 …
Discussion: Chuck Adkins
 
 
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International Herald Tribune:
U.S. Army expands by lowering the bar on recruits
Discussion: MoJoBlog and Donklephant
Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
To Muslim Girls, Scouts Offer a Chance to Fit In
Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
All You Need to (Not) Know About the Proposed FISA Fix
Discussion: The Next Hurrah
Elaine Sciolino / New York Times:
In French Suburbs, Same Rage, but New Tactics
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
President of Red Cross Is Forced to Resign
Discussion: Wonkette
Ed OKeefe / Political Radar:
Bill Clinton Rewrites History on Iraq?
Discussion: The Plank and The Fact Hub
Nick Gillespie / Reason Magazine:
Welcome Aboard, Matt Welch!
Discussion: LA Observed and The Agitator
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Fritz Wenzel / Zogby:
Mark Penn: Buckling Under the Pressure of an Unfavorable Poll
Laurel J. Sweet / Boston Herald:
Bay State's going slap-happy
Lara Jakes Jordan / Associated Press:
Witnesses testify in Blackwater lawsuit
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
HUCKABEE AND THE MONEY-CONS....Matt Yglesias notes that Christian …
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Oppose the Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act
The Raw Story:
The permanent Republican majority: Daughter of jailed Democratic …
Discussion: At-Largely
Jesse Jackson / Chicago Sun Times:
Most Democratic candidates are ignoring African Americans
Michael J. Totten:
An Edgy Calm in Fallujah