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11:20 AM ET, November 29, 2007

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Michelle Malkin:
Digging out more CNN/YouTube plants: Abortion questioner is declared Edwards supporter (and a slobbering Anderson Cooper fan); Log Cabin Republican questioner is declared Obama supporter; lead toy questioner is a prominent union activist for the Edwards-endorsing United Steelworkers
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
A powerful moment  —  A retired Army general, Keith Kerr, just listed all his military credentials and then left the crowd silent by saying at the end of his video that he is "an openly gay man" and wants to know why gays can't serve in the military.  —  Romney was hit by Anderson Cooper …
Richelieu / Weekly Standard:
A Depressing Debate  —  What a depressing debate.  CNN's long slide into mediocrity accelerates.  Is this what running for president of the greatest democracy in the world has become?  Standing in front of CNN's corporate logo in a hall full of yowling Ron Paul loons and enduring clumsy webcam questions …
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
Scarborough: 'Total Crap' CNN Didn't Know Gay Questioner Is Clinton Campaigner  —  Update |  8:05 AM: Hillary's Howard tries to weasel out.  See update at foot.  —  Like Rudy and Romney going after each other over immigration last night at the GOP debate, MSNBC was taking some jabs …
Discussion: Macsmind and Hot Air
New York Times:
The Republican Debate  —  Following is a transcript of the Republican Presidential debate in St. Petersburg, Fla., as provided by the Federal News Service.  —  PARTICIPANTS:  —  FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI  —  FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Debate questioner is affiliated with Hillary's — and Kerry's — campaigns; Update: Plantmania!  —  As incredible as it may seem, given all the flak they took for not vetting questioners after the last debate, CNN not only approved a question from someone affiliated …
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
'Gay question' general linked to Clinton  —  The retired general who asked about gays and lesbians serving in the military at the CNN/YouTube Republican debate on Wednesday is a co-chair of Hillary Clinton's National Military Veterans group.  —  Retired Brig. Gen. Keith H. Kerr was named …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and The Corner
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Two Hours of Humiliation  —  When the CNN-You Tube debate among …
Discussion: Commentary and PrairiePundit
Mary Katharine Ham / TownHall Blog:   More Plants at the CNN Debate
CNN Political Ticker:
Romney, Thompson criticize Confederate flag
Bryan / Hot Air:
At CNN, November is planting season; Update: Plant video edit added!
Discussion: snapped shot
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
Foes Use Obama's Muslim Ties to Fuel Rumors About Him  —  In his speeches and often on the Internet, the part of Sen. Barack Obama's biography that gets the most attention is not his race but his connections to the Muslim world.  —  Since declaring his candidacy for president in February …
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William Neikirk / Chicago Tribune:
Henry Hyde dies at 83  —  Henry J. Hyde — known for his courtly manners, oratorical skills and historical knowledge during 32 years as the conservative voice of the western suburbs in Congress — died today, according to the office of House Republican Leader John Boehner.  He was 83.
Discussion: On Deadline
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John Bresnahan / The Crypt's Blogs:
Henry Hyde dies  —  Former Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.) died early Thursday morning in a Chicago-area hospital, according to congressional sources.  He was 83.  —  Hyde underwent open-heart surgery back in July and never completely recovered from the procedure, said a source close to Hyde.
Discussion: The Swamp and CNN Political Ticker
The Corner:
A Honorable American Moves On [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
Discussion: Stubborn Facts and Redstate
Steven A. Camarota / cis.org:
Immigrants in the United States, 2007  —  A Profile of America's Foreign-Born Population  —  This Backgrounder provides a detailed picture of the number and socio-economic status of the nation's immigrant or foreign-born population, both legal and illegal.  The data was collected by the Census Bureau in March 2007.
Discussion: The Corner and Bill Hobbs
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Matt Towery / Southern Political Report:
SPECIAL ALERT  —  InsiderAdvantage Poll Of CNN/YouTube Debate And Controversy After Debate  —  Due to transmission issues our live coverage of the debate aftermath was interrupted.  However, our cameras captured the moment when Matt Towery and Tom Baxter informed Governor Huckabee …
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John O'Connor / The State:
Giuliani, Clinton slip in SC polls
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
Juan Forero / Washington Post:
Old Allies Abandon Chávez as Constitution Vote Nears  —  CUMANA, Venezuela — Few associates had been as loyal to President Hugo Chávez as the governor of the coastal state of Sucre, Ramón Martínez.  And few are now more determined to defeat Chávez …
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM) and Right Voices
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
Why Lott Cashed It In  —  Well-connected Republicans in Mississippi were shocked by more than the unexpected nature of Trent Lott's resignation announcement Monday.  They were stunned that Lott, in good health at age 66 and at the top of his game, was leaving the Senate just one year into his fourth term in order to make more money.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
ACU President David Keene Endorses Romney  —  Less than 24 hours after former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.) jousted with his rivals over his conservative credentials at the CNN/YouTube debate in Florida, he is set to receive the endorsement from American Conservative Union President David Keene.
Discussion: TownHall Blog
 
 
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Jim Snyder / The Hill:
Trade groups question new lobbying law
Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
U.S. judge orders Bush to release records of telecom firm contacts
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
New York Sun:
Pastor's Invitation to Clinton Draws Fire From Some Christians
Washington Post:
Bill Clinton's Claim of Opposing Iraq War From Outset Disputed
J-Ro / The Seminal:
It's A Trap!  —  Once again, CNN failed the American people.
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Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
Study: More Than 60% Don't Trust Campaign Coverage
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
Shutting Up Venezuela's Chávez  —  It was a fascist general …
Abby Simons / Des Moines Register:
Biden: One of top 3 Dems will fall
Discussion: The Caucus
Jerusalem Post:
'Stop treating me like a pariah'
Discussion: Power Line