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9:35 PM ET, November 28, 2007


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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Giuliani billed obscure agencies for trips  —  As New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani billed obscure city agencies for tens of thousands of dollars in security expenses amassed during the time when he was beginning an extramarital relationship with future wife Judith Nathan in the Hamptons …
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Politico: Giuliani Hid Security Detail Payments for Mistress Visits  —  It's not much of a mystery why Bernie Kerik and Rudy Giuliani got along so well.  They both showed a certain ingenuity when it came to leveraging New York City resources for trysts.  —  Kerik, of course, had his 9/11 love nest.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Let's Play Gotcha At The YouTube Debate...Or Not
Ron Fournier / Associated Press:
ON DEADLINE: "Good Bill" vs "Bad Bill"  —  DES MOINES, Iowa - As only he can do, Bill Clinton packed campaign venues across eastern Iowa and awed Democratic voters with a compelling case for his wife's candidacy.  He was unscripted, in-depth and generous.  —  He also was long-winded, misleading and self-absorbed.
Discussion: Redstate and TIME
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary And Obama Campaigns At War Over Bill's Iraq Comments  —  Bill Clinton's surprising claim yesterday that he opposed the Iraq war "from the beginning" has ignited a kind of research war between the Hillary and Obama campaigns, with both sides digging deep into the public record …
Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Obama Scoffs at Clinton War Claim  —  ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., scoffed Wednesday at former President Bill Clinton's recent claim that he opposed the Iraq war from the very beginning.  —  "Well if he did," Obama said on a conference call with reporters, "I don't think most of us have heard about it."
Discussion: Hot Air and BitsBlog
Washington Wire:
Edwards Starts Web Site Targeting Clinton
GOP hopefuls step into unknown at CNN/YouTube debate  —  (CNN) — Eight Republican presidential hopefuls are preparing for a challenge unlike anything they've faced as they step onto the stage for their party's first CNN/YouTube debate Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Discussion: Donklephant
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Republicans debate: Whose show was it, after all?
Michelle Malkin:
Liveblogging the CNN/YouTube debate: "Edginess," …
Discussion: Hot Air, CNN and Riehl World View
Associated Press:
GOP will demand 'oath' of February primary voters  —  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — If you're planning to vote in Virginia's February Republican presidential primary, be prepared to sign an oath swearing your Republican loyalty.  —  The State Board of Elections on Monday approved a state Republican Party request …
David Freddoso / The Corner:
Totally Bizarre And Out of Line  —  This is deeply troubling: … I would feel differently if this were a private, party-funded event to pick the nominee — in that case, they can make you stand on your head for all I care.  But Virginia has an open primary that is funded by the government.
Discussion: Washington Post
The Roanoke Times:   The GOP accepts no presidential dissent
Venezuela Chavez: CNN may be instigating my murder  —  CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Wednesday CNN may have been instigating his murder when the U.S. TV network showed a photograph of him with a label underneath that read "Who killed him?"
Jorge Rueda / Associated Press:   Chavez cuts off contacts with Colombia
Faiz / Think Progress:
John Ashcroft: I'm Willing To Be Waterboarded  —  Last night, former Attorney General John Ashcroft delivered an address on national security at the University of Colorado.  The event was marked by heated protests.  About 20 student protesters wearing "shirts with 'shame' written on the backs …
John R. Wilke / Wall Street Journal:
Head of Rove Inquiry in Hot Seat Himself  —  Bloch Used Private Company,  —  Geeks on Call, to Delete Files  —  On His Office Computer  —  WASHINGTON — The head of the federal agency investigating Karl Rove's White House political operation is facing allegations that he improperly …
Bush: U.S. cannot impose vision on Mideast  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Bush on Wednesday told CNN he would personally "facilitate" peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis, saying the formation of a democratic Palestinian state was the best way to bring peace to the region.
Discussion: Political Machine and MSNBC
Michael Barrett: Minnesota House Candidate, Vice-Chair of the Minnesota GOP, Blog Plagiarist ***Update: Barrett Half-Apologizes, Hangs it Up  —  A few days ago, I received this comment from commenter MagicalPat on a post I did about a study group I think is beginning to beat the Nanny Stater war drum …
Robert Anglen / Arizona Republic:
9-year old suspended for 'hate crime'  —  A Glendale elementary school principal has admitted to telling a 9-year old boy that it is OK to have racist feelings as long as you keep them to yourself.  —  "As we said to (the boy) when he was in here, in your heart you may have that feeling …
Teacher charged in teddy bear case  —  KHARTOUM, Sudan (CNN) — A British teacher arrested in Sudan after allowing her class to name a teddy bear "Mohammed" has been charged by authorities with offending religion, British officials say.  —  Gillian Gibbons, 54, is being held by police …
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Arthur Silber / Once Upon a Time:
Yes: I TOLD YOU SO  —  Every now and then, when I am …
Ramesh Ponnuru / The Corner:
Scott Lemieux vs. Ron Paul
The Atlantic Online:
The Trouble With Heroic Conservatism, Cont.
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Grim View of Iraq Dangers in Survey of Journalists
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
WaPo Edit Page Says White House Outreach To Syria Might Work …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Another Witness Confirms Romney's No-Muslims Comment
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Christopher Maag / New York Times:
A Hoax Turned Fatal Draws Anger but No Charges
Discussion: Right Voices
Amanda Carpenter /
Signs Hillary Will Tap Clark as VP
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Turley: "It Is Rather Clear That What The President Ordered Was A Federal Crime"
Scientists Tell Pelosi: No More Ab-only Funding
Discussion: Pandagon
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Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Social Security: Five Myths and a Slur

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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

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

Brian Steinberg / Variety:
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