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9:45 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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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: 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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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.
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 …
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
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
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.
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.
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 …
David Ivanovich / Houston Chronicle:
Oscar Wyatt receives 12-month sentence  —  NEW YORK — Houston oilman Oscar Wyatt was sentenced today to 12 months and a day in prison on a criminal charge stemming from illicit payments to Saddam Hussein's regime under the United Nations Oil-for-Food program.  —  He pleaded guilty last month to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
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
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 …
WCVB-TV:
Lawmakers To Consider Spanking Ban  —  Nurse Wants State To Outlaw Corporal Punishment  —  BOSTON — Lawmakers on Beacon Hill are set to consider a proposed ban on spanking children in the commonwealth.  —  NewsCenter 5's Shiba Russell reported that the issue is set for debate at a Statehouse hearing Wednesday morning.
 
 
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
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4 Dems won't be on primary ballot after all
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Media Matters for America:
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Joel Kotkin / Opinion Journal:
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The Blotter:
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The permanent Republican majority: Daughter of jailed Democratic …
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Jesse Jackson / Chicago Sun Times:
Most Democratic candidates are ignoring African Americans