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11:50 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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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Rudy calls billing 'perfectly appropriate'  —  Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his senior aides Thursday blamed anonymous bookkeepers for his administration's practice of billing the travel expenses for his personal security detail to obscure city agencies.
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:
Citing Statistics, Giuliani Misses Time and Again  —  In almost every appearance as he campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, Rudolph W. Giuliani cites a fusillade of statistics and facts to make his arguments about his successes in running New York City and the merits of his views.
Atrios / Eschaton:
Oh My  —  Judi! … I'm sure Joe will give us his take as soon …
Discussion: Group News Blog
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
BREAKING: RUDY'S NEW SHAG FUND EXPLANATION!
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
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 …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Hell freezes over: "I think the surge is working," says Murtha  —  Via Bill Amos.  I'm not giving you the direct link yet; I want you to watch this clip from July first so you can appreciate his ignorance, hypocrisy, and defeatism.  CNN had him on for reaction after lefty war supporters Michael O'Hanlon …
Discussion: Redstate and BLACKFIVE
Bill's Blog:   Shocker. John Murtha "I think the surge is working"
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.
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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 …
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.
Michelle Malkin:
Surprise: Muslim YouTube questioner was former CAIR Intern  —  CAIR brags:  —  They taught her well:  —  See what others have said  —  Note from Michelle: This section is for comments from michellemalkin.com's community of registered readers.  Please don't assume that I agree with or endorse …
Discussion: Instapundit.com
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 …
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
Dialing the Republicans  —  I attended Frank Luntz's dial group of 30 undecided—or sort of undecided—Republicans in St. Petersburg, Florida, last night...and it was a fairly astonishing evening.  —  Now, for the uninitiated: dials are little hand-held machines that enable a focus group member …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and MyDD
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Richelieu / Weekly Standard:
2008: The Year of the Upset?
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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Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Kennedy to Challenge Landrieu  —  Political Wire has learned that Lousiana state Treasurer John Kennedy (R) — who switched his party affiliation to the Republican Party earlier this year — will challenge Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in 2008.  The official announcement will be early next year though …
Simon Romero / New York Times:
In Chávez Territory, Signs of Dissent  —  Chávez territory, the habitual wisdom here goes, is a place like Coche: slums on this city's fringe where the poor live in cinderblock hovels.  To reach Coche, drive past dozens of billboards celebrating President Hugo Chávez's rule ahead …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Chicago Tribune vs. Time magazine  —  (updated below: Klein's GOP source outs himself  —  As I noted yesterday, The Chicago Tribune reprinted factually false excerpts from Joe Klein's Time column.  But unlike Time — which disgracefully continues to stand behind Klein's falsehoods …
 
 
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Time:
Q&A: Obama Talks with Rick Stengel
Salon:
"This hypocrite broke up my family"
Discussion: BartBlog, Wonkette and Big Head DC
Media Matters for America:
CNN's Brown called MoveOn.org "American insurgents"
Discussion: AMERICAblog
New York Times:
Facebook Users Protest Online Tracking
Guardian:
Fraud, intimidation and bribery
David Neiwert / Firedoglake:
When the Sewage Seeps In  —  If it weren't already crystal clear …
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
Jeffrey Ressner / The Politico:
Clinton bolsters faith cred at AIDS forum
The Atlantic Online:
Pushing the Envelope  —  Howard Fineman notes that all the energy …
Discussion: Eunomia and Crunchy Con
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Laura Heinauer / Austin American-Statesman:
State science curriculum director resigns
Bob Fertik / Democrats.com:
Is Peter Osnos Withholding Impeachable Evidence For "Lucre"?
US News:
Washington Whispers  —  Home > Nation & World > Washington Whispers …
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
Jerusalem Post:
Hamas demands UN rescind '47 partition