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8:55 AM ET, November 28, 2007

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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?  —  ABC News' Teddy Davis, Eloise Harper, and Nancy Flores Report: Former President Bill Clinton portrayed himself as having been against the Iraq war "from the beginning" while campaigning Tuesday for his wife, Senator Hillary Clinton, in Iowa.
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 …
Amit R. Paley / Washington Post:
Cabbies, Though Still Wary, Find a Wider Comfort Zone  —  BAGHDAD — Haider Abbas, a 36-year-old taxi driver, had only a few moments to answer what is often a life-or-death question in this city: Would he drive a passenger home?  —  The home, on that scorching afternoon last month …
HillaryClinton.com:
Barbra Streisand Endorses Hillary Clinton  —  Legendary filmmaker, artist, and Democratic activist, Barbra Streisand, today endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.  Streisand cited Clinton's ability to bring about change and the historic nature of her campaign as reasons why she is supporting Hillary's candidacy.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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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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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
New Confirmation Emerges That Mitt Said No Muslims In Cabinet
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Everything that is rancid and corrupt with modern journalism: The Nutshell  —  Time Magazine has done a superb service for the country by illustrating everything that is rancid and corrupt with our political media.  After I emailed Time.com Editor Josh Tyrangiel asking why the online version …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Senate Race That Fizzled Honed Skills for '08 Stage  —  By the time Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York stepped before a wall of television crews in the Public Hearing Room at City Hall on May 19, 2000, there were no surprises left.  —  In the course of three tumultuous weeks …
Discussion: TalkLeft and MSNBC
Michael Luo / New York Times:
In Iowa, Mormon Issue Is Benefiting Huckabee  —  The religious divide over Mitt Romney's Mormon faith that his supporters had long feared would occur is emerging in Iowa as he is being challenged in state polls by Mike Huckabee, a former Baptist pastor who has played up his faith in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
Discussion: Associated Press and race42008.com
Erie Daily Times-Morning News:
Kucinich poses 2-party ticket  —  The race goes on, but one thing that can be said for U.S. Rep. and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, of Ohio, and that is he is always proposing something new.  This time he mentioned a possible Democrat-Republican ticket.
Discussion: Don Surber, Hot Air and Say Anything
Peter Beinart / Washington Post:
Obama's Amnesia Problem  —  It's a cultural cliche: Americans don't care about the past.  De Tocqueville noticed it in the 1830s, speculating that in 50 years Americans would know less about the America he visited than the French knew about the Middle Ages.  Nearly two centuries later, people are still making the point.
Discussion: Firedoglake
afp.com:
French police deploy 1,000 officers to keep lid on riots  —  VILLIERS LE BEL, France (AFP) - The French authorities deployed 1,000 police to a northern Paris suburb Tuesday to prevent a third night of youth riots amid signs that the violence could be spreading.
Discussion: The Corner, Tim Blair and ScrappleFace
Abigail Zuger, M.D. / New York Times:
Separating Friend From Foe Among the Body's Invaders  —  Even metaphorical wars can have flesh-and-blood casualties, and hospitals around the country are now tending to the victims of one of our fiercest.  It is not so much that we are "losing" this particular war; simple notions of victory and defeat dropped away some time ago.
CNN Political Ticker:
Poll: Giuliani holds solid lead in Florida  —  ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA (CNN) — He may be trailing in the early primary states, but in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, it appears Rudy Giuliani is the front runner in the Sunshine State.  —  If the Florida Republican primary …
Discussion: TPM Election Central
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 …
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 …
 
 
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John Fund / Opinion Journal:
English-Only Showdown  —  Does Nancy Pelosi really object …
Carlotta Gall / New York Times:
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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
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CBS News:
Obama's Racial Identity Still An Issue
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Arab News:
Over 1,500 Extremists Freed After Repenting
Spencer Morgan / RADAR:
FABIO RIDES AGAIN
Discussion: Bookworm Room and Hot Air
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Jeff Israely / Time:
Iran's Secret Weapon: The Pope
 Earlier Items: 
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Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
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Discussion: The Next Hurrah
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
President of Red Cross Is Forced to Resign
Discussion: Wonkette and Big Head DC
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Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST
Chad Orzel / Uncertain Principles:
Science Is Not Notable  —  Scott Eric Kaufman draws my attention …
Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
Hillary's Secret Weapon: Colin Powell?