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2:20 AM ET, November 28, 2007

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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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New York Times:
Text of Bush's Remarks at Annapolis Conference  —  Here are the remarks President Bush delivered today at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., as transcribed by Federal News Service, Inc., a private firm not affiliated with the government.  —  Mr. Bush's remarks opened a meeting …
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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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Bill Clinton Flatly Asserts He Opposed War at Start  —  During a campaign swing for his wife, former President Bill Clinton said flatly yesterday that he opposed the war in Iraq "from the beginning" — a statement that is more absolute than his comments before the invasion in March 2003.
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Ed OKeefe / Political Radar:
Bill Clinton Rewrites History on Iraq?
Discussion: The Fact Hub and The Plank
New York Post:
HOW HILLARY WILL GO NEGATIVE
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
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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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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Bloomberg:
Citigroup to Raise $7.5 Billion From Abu Dhabi State  —  Nov. 27 (Bloomberg) — Citigroup Inc., the biggest U.S. bank by assets, will receive a $7.5 billion cash infusion from Abu Dhabi to replenish capital after record mortgage losses wiped out almost half its market value.
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Eye / eyeon08.com:
Defining news story of the cycle?
Discussion: TigerHawk, QandO and Daily Pundit
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 …
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.
Laurel J. Sweet / Boston Herald:
Bay State's going slap-happy  —  Pols debate ban on spanking … Parents who spank their kids - even in their own homes - would be slapped by the long arm of the law under an Arlington nurse's proposal to make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to outlaw corporal punishment.
Discussion: Overlawyered
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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
Fritz Wenzel / Zogby:
Mark Penn: Buckling Under the Pressure of an Unfavorable Poll  —  All is fair in love and war, the centuries-old proverb states.  Politics is not included, but given the way the game is played in modern-day America, maybe it should be.  That's the sense I had again this morning watching Mark Penn …
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
Google:
Google's Goal: Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal  —  Creates renewable energy R&D group and supports breakthrough technologies  —  Mountain View, Calif. (November 27, 2007) - Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced a new strategic initiative to develop electricity from renewable energy sources …
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 …
Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
To Muslim Girls, Scouts Offer a Chance to Fit In  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Sometimes when Asma Haidara, a 12-year-old Somali immigrant, wants to shop at Target or ride the Minneapolis light-rail system, she puts her Girl Scout sash over her everyday clothes, which usually include a long skirt worn over pants as well as a swirling head scarf.
 
 
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Arab News:
Over 1,500 Extremists Freed After Repenting
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Spencer Morgan / RADAR:
FABIO RIDES AGAIN
Discussion: Bookworm Room and Hot Air
Jeff Israely / Time:
Iran's Secret Weapon: The Pope
International Herald Tribune:
U.S. Army expands by lowering the bar on recruits
Discussion: MoJoBlog, TBogg and Donklephant
Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
All You Need to (Not) Know About the Proposed FISA Fix
Discussion: The Next Hurrah
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
President of Red Cross Is Forced to Resign
Discussion: Wonkette
Nick Gillespie / Reason Magazine:
Welcome Aboard, Matt Welch!
Discussion: LA Observed and The Agitator
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Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Tucker Carlson Says Al Gore Is Like George Bush
Lara Jakes Jordan / Associated Press:
Witnesses testify in Blackwater lawsuit
David Ivanovich / Houston Chronicle:
Oscar Wyatt receives 12-month sentence
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
HUCKABEE AND THE MONEY-CONS....Matt Yglesias notes that Christian …
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Oppose the Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act
Media Matters for America:
CNN pledges no Dem "gotchas" …
Discussion: Chuck Adkins
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Extreme right wing Phil Kline investigated by KCTV5
David Brooks / New York Times:
Follow the Fundamentals  —  Lou Dobbs is winning.  He's not winning personally.
Discussion: The Swamp