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8:20 PM ET, November 27, 2007

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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 …
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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 …
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.
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).
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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: Salon, Think Progress and Daily Kos
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.
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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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 …
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.
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
Gateway Pundit:
77 Police Officers Injured in Paris- Rioters Using Shotguns!  —  The rampaging youth are shooting at police with shotguns.  —  BBC has video of the street warfare HERE.  —  Young residents of Villiers-le-Bel, a northern Paris suburb, vandalize an abandoned police car during clashes late Monday, Nov. 26, 2007.
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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
Cynthia Johnston / Reuters:
YouTube stops account of Egypt anti-torture activist  —  The video-sharing Web site YouTube has suspended the account of a prominent Egyptian anti-torture activist who posted videos of what he said was brutal behaviour by some Egyptian policemen, the activist said.
 
 
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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
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Defining news story of the cycle?
Media Matters for America:
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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
US News:
Media Casts Lott Retirement As Sign Of GOP Decline
Nicholas Wapshott / New York Sun:
Talks Are Set on Ending Battle of Iraq
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Pew Research Center:
Public Sees Progress in War Effort
The Corner:
It's Time for Tax Cuts
Discussion: The New Republic
Jesse Jackson / Chicago Sun Times:
Most Democratic candidates are ignoring African Americans
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
Washington Post:
Sean Taylor Dies in Miami