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10:50 PM ET, November 27, 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 …
Discussion: SquareState.net and Salon
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Shorter Time Magazine: Equal Time For GOP Propaganda
Discussion: Think Progress
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.
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
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: QandO and Daily Pundit
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Bloomberg:
Citigroup to Raise $7.5 Billion From Abu Dhabi State
JammieWearingFool:
Chavez Threatens Opponents  —  Here's a stunner: After labeling opponents traitors last weekend, Communist goon Hugo Chavez is threatening opponents of his scheme to make himself [President] Dictator for life. … Things are going to get ugly soon with this megalomaniac, especially if his referendum goes down to defeat.
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Gateway Pundit:
Venezuelan Students Fired On By Regime- One in Critical Condition
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.
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: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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
 
 
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The Atlantic Online:
Polling Over The Holidays: A Caution
Discussion: Say Anything and Pollster.com
Jack Kelly / Real Clear Politics:
The Failures of Lt. Gen. Sanchez  —  In his weekly radio address …
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Tucker Carlson Says Al Gore Is Like George Bush
Shmuel Rosner / Haaretz:
Analysis / Four quick points on Israel-Palestinian joint statement
Discussion: Commentary
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 …
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
CALLING SPEECH RESTRICTORS "ENEMIES OF FREE SPEECH" …
Discussion: Overlawyered
 Earlier Items: 
Dawson Bell / Detroit Free Press:
4 Dems won't be on primary ballot after all
Scott Horton / Harper's:
Trent Lott's Resignation
Discussion: The Next Hurrah
Gabor Steingart / Spiegel Online:
The Depressed Superpower  —  As frustration takes hold in the land …
The Raw Story:
The permanent Republican majority: Daughter of jailed Democratic …
Cynthia Johnston / Reuters:
YouTube stops account of Egypt anti-torture activist
Jesse Jackson / Chicago Sun Times:
Most Democratic candidates are ignoring African Americans
 

 
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Chris Thompson / Defector:
Vice leadership failed to act as responsible stewards of a good product, and instead paid themselves lavish salaries and burned through hundreds of millions

Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
A preview of the NetChoice cases to be argued at SCOTUS on February 26, about the constitutionality of Texas and Florida laws regulating social media content

Sara Fischer / Axios:
NPR affiliate WAMU is shutting down local news site Dcist and laying off 15 employees to focus on audio and plans to add 10 new positions

 
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