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9:00 PM ET, November 29, 2007

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Richard Esposito Reports / The Blotter:
Giuliani's Mistress Used N.Y. Police as Taxi Service  —  Richard Esposito Reports:  —  Well before it was publicly known he was seeing her, then-married New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani provided a police driver and city car for his mistress Judith Nathan, former senior city officials tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com.
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Atrios / Eschaton:
Oh My  —  Judi! … I'm sure Joe will give us his take as soon as Hoekstra gets his hand back up his ass.  —  (pic from watertiger)
Discussion: Group News Blog
CNN Political Ticker:
Giuliani: Web site report a 'hit job'  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani has called a story raising questions about the accounting of his security expenses while he was mayor of New York a "hit job."  —  Late Wednesday, Politico.com reported city records …
Discussion: Trailhead
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
More on Government Funded Trysts: It's A Crime  —  Via Atrios: … There oughta be a law!  Oh wait, there is one: … Sounds like Rudy committed a felony to me.
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
As Giuliani Cites Facts, He Stretches Them Sometimes
Discussion: Prairie Weather
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
WORST PRETENSE TO AN IMPARTIAL NEWS ORGANIZATION: CNN, PART 2  —  Jim Vicevich alerts us to a few more Democratic plants at the CNN YouTube Republican candidates forum last night.  Adam Florzak asked a question on Social Security.  It turns out that Florzak quit his job with Caterpillar …
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Redstate:
CNN's Performance Was Unacceptable.  There Should Be A Do Over of This Debate.  —  Our own Dan Spencer made USA Today today in an article by Jill Thompson.  —  Only if you check our front page, we don't have a contributor named Dan Spencer; well, we do, but he does not write under his name.
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
CNN defends vetting of debate questioners  —  The retired general who quizzed Republican presidential candidates about gays and lesbians in the military was not the only person linked to a Democratic presidential candidate who got to ask a question at Wednesday's CNN/YouTube debate.
Jerome L. Sherman / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Murtha finds military progress in trip to Iraq  —  Warns that Iraqis must do more for their own security  —  WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. John Murtha today said he saw signs of military progress during a brief trip to Iraq last week, but he warned that Iraqis need to play a larger role in providing …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Hell freezes over: "I think the surge is working," says Murtha
Discussion: BLACKFIVE
Bill's Blog:   Shocker. John Murtha "I think the surge is working"
Maamoun Youssef / Associated Press:
Bin Laden: Europeans should end US help  —  CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden called on the Europeans to stop helping the United States in the war in Afghanistan, according to excerpts of a new audiotape broadcast Thursday on Al-Jazeera television.
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Howie / The Jawa Report:
Bin Laden Tape Airs On al-Jazeera UPDATE: bin Laden Claims 9/11
Discussion: No Runny Eggs
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Satyam / Think Progress:
Rep. Hoekstra Was Source Of Joe Klein's FISA Lies, Decries 'Paranoid,' 'Self-Absorbed' 'Far-Left Critics'  —  In Time Magazine last week, columnist Joe Klein baselessly claimed that Democrats' proposal fix to FISA would require "every foreign-terrorist target's calls to be approved by the FISA court."
Discussion: Firedoglake and Commentary
CNN Political Ticker:
Bill Clinton in an Obama Administration?  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Democrat Barack Obama has become increasingly critical of presidential rival Hillary Clinton as the primaries draw near, but when it comes to the New York senator's famous husband, Obama has nothing but praise.
Discussion: The Politico and Time
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Richelieu / Weekly Standard:
2008: The Year of the Upset?  —  I see my good friend, the distinguished neo-Jacobin Monsieur Kristol, has broken into his ample wine supply again and insulted the monarchy.  A weekend chained to the cheap seats at an Alabama tractor pull would seem fitting punishment for my rabble loving friend's imprudence …
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Republicans Debate: Winners and Losers
Fox News:
Study: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet  —  Scientists have found a new threat to the planet: Canadian beer drinkers.  —  The government-commissioned study says the old, inefficient "beer fridges" that one in three Canadian households use to store their Molson and Labatt's contribute significantly …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
BREAKING: RUDY'S NEW SHAG FUND EXPLANATION!  —  Seems he was doing it for the men in blue.  From the AP ...  We're a little unclear on this, though.  The first hints of this story came when the city comptroller found that Rudy's administration had hidden money for "non-local travel" in the budget's of various obscure city agencies.
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and New York Times
Jerusalem Post:
Hamas demands UN rescind '47 partition  —  Hamas on Thursday called on the UN to rescind the 1947 decision to partition Palestine into two states, one for Jews and one for Arabs.  —  The group said in a statement, released on the 60th anniversary of the UN vote, that "Palestine is Arab Islamic land …
 
 
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Washington Whispers  —  Home > Nation & World > Washington Whispers …
Bill Neikirk / The Swamp:
Chuck Norris' political syle: Choke 'em
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Extremist KS DA Ducks Request For Interview - KCTV5 Notes C&L Coverage
The New Republic:
Barack Obama: The Interview
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Obama HQ
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
MAP O' SHAG
Prerna Mankad / FP Passport:
If you outsource your life to India, don't be all imperial about it
Washington Wire:
Host Indicted, Clinton Fund-Raiser Canceled
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Andrew DeMillo / Associated Press:
Ark. Lawmaker Apologizes for E-Mail
 Earlier Items: 
Christopher Bodeen / Associated Press:
China: Navy spat not a misunderstanding
Discussion: Weekly Standard and BLACKFIVE
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
Leahy: Bush Not Involved in Firings
Jill / Brilliant at Breakfast:
Nope.  No bias here.  —  Actual Washington Post headline:
ABCNEWS:
Sudan Sentences Teacher to 15 Days
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Kennedy to Challenge Landrieu
Washington Post:
Impeachment Is So Yesterday for Clinton, Rogan
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG
Eric Berger / Houston Chronicle:
Decisions to name storms draw concern
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
Why Lott Cashed It In  —  Well-connected Republicans in Mississippi …