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12:35 PM 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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Atrios / Eschaton:
Bill Clinton's War Against Norbziness  —  Aside from this, we also have: (from '04) … This is pretty much gibberish.  If Blix had "finished his job," he still wouldn't have found any weapons, but all Clinton had a problem with was "the timing of the attack."  I guess June would have been better?
Discussion: Cassy Fiano, Hot Air and Attytood
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 …
Byron York / The Corner:
South Carolina Poll: Mitt, Huck Up, Rudy Cratering, Race Super-Volatile  —  Greetings from Clemson, South Carolina, where John McCain is scheduled to make an appearance this morning before heading to Florida for the YouTube debate.  —  But the big news here is a new Palmetto Poll …
Discussion: Hot Air and PrairiePundit
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David Mark / The Politico:
Huck supporters like his softer side  —  GREENVILLE, S.C. — Rep. Bob Inglis is a staunch social conservative who opposes gay marriage and abortion and believes the concept of intelligent design should be taught in public schools along with evolution.  —  But that's not what's driving …
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Poll: Giuliani holds solid lead in Florida  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (CNN) — With two months left until they go to the polls in the Florida primary, Republicans in the Sunshine State are shedding new light on how they feel about the candidates and some of the key issues in the presidential race.
Garrett M. Graff / The Politico:
The GOP and 'the Internets'  —  Tonight in Florida, the Republican presidential field will reluctantly take the stage at the CNN/YouTube debate to answer some of the more than 3,000 questions submitted online from ordinary people over the previous weeks.  —  Just like the Democratic YouTube debate …
Discussion: techPresident and Threat Level
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Arthur Keller / New York Times:
Caution: Taliban Crossing  —  IN the early 1900s, a crusty British general, Andrew Skeen, wrote a guide to military operations in the Pashtun tribal belt, in what is now Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province.  His first piece of advice: "When planning a military expedition into Pashtun tribal areas …
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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.
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Oasis or Mirage?  —  The Middle East is experiencing something we haven't seen in a long, long time: moderates getting their act together a little, taking tentative stands and pushing back on the bad guys.  If all that sounds kind of, sort of, maybe, qualified, well ... it is.
Discussion: PrairiePundit and Soccer Dad
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Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
BUSH: WE ARE ALL TERRORISTS NOW  —  Bush has lost his mind and his moral compass.
Kevin G. Hall / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Democrats' health plans echo Nixon's failed GOP proposal  —  WASHINGTON — Even before Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton unveiled her new health-care plan, Republicans attacked it as socialized medicine.  They neglected to mention, however, that her plan bears a striking resemblance …
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 …
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 …
Fox News:
Sudan Charges British Teacher With Insulting Religion  —  KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudan on Wednesday charged a British teacher with insulting religion and inciting hatred, a crime punishable by up to 40 lashes, six months in prison or a fine, after she named a class teddy bear "Muhammad."
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.
 
 
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