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3:35 PM 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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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 …
ABCNEWS:
Sudan Sentences Teacher to 15 Days  —  Sudan Sentences Teacher to 15 Days in Prison for Allowing Students to Name Teddy Bear Muhammad  —  British teacher Gillian Gibbons has been convicted of inciting religious hatred for letting her pupils name a teddy bear Muhammad and sentenced to 15 days …
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Associated Press:
Briton convicted in Sudan blasphemy case  —  KHARTOUM, Sudan - British teacher Gillian Gibbons was convicted of insulting Islam for letting her pupils name a teddy bear Muhammad and sentenced to 15 days in prison and deportation from Sudan, one of her defense lawyers said Thursday.
Associated Press:
Sudan tries UK teacher on Islam insult
Discussion: Hot Air and GINA COBB
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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Digby / Hullabaloo:
Pssst.  Pass It On  —  It doesn't matter if it's true or not.  It's "out there": … No, those aren't the opening paragraphs of a Townhall hit piece.  That's the Washington Post recycling anonymous wingnut email trash and calling it "rumors."  I guess we should be grateful …
Jill / Brilliant at Breakfast:
Nope.  No bias here.  —  Actual Washington Post headline:
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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Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
FISA: Klein's Source Was Hoekstra And Other Unforced Errors  —  [Please welcome Caroline Fredrickson of the ACLU to discuss the pending FISA/RESTORE legislation.  As always with guests, please stay on topic and be polite — any off-topic discussions should be taken to the prior thread.  — CHS]
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.
The Corner:
A Honorable American Moves On [Kathryn Jean Lopez]  —  NRO has sadly confirmed that Henry Hyde died at around 3 A.M. this morning.  —  He, of course, was recently a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but his infirmity prevented him from attending the ceremony.  His son attended in his place.
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William Neikirk / Chicago Tribune:
Henry Hyde dies at 83
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 …
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.
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Crunchy Con:
Illegal immigrants: a welfare nation
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
Discussion: The Politico and Salon
CNN Political Ticker:
Giuliani: Web site report a 'hit job'  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Republican Rudy Giuliani denied any wrongdoing related to his travel expenses to the Hamptons when he was mayor of New York, and said the story was a 'hit job' likely fueled by opposition research from a rival campaign.
Jerry Mitchell / Clarion-Ledger:
Oxford lawyer indicted  — Scruggs among 5 accused in alleged judicial bribery  —  Multimillionaire Mississippi lawyer Dickie Scruggs, portrayed in a 1999 Hollywood film about his legal fight against the tobacco industry, is facing federal charges of conspiring to bribe a judge handling $26.5 million …
Eric Berger / Houston Chronicle:
Decisions to name storms draw concern  —  As season ends, some say center rushes to classify, which costs you  —  With another hurricane season set to end this Friday, a controversy is brewing over decisions of the National Hurricane Center to designate several borderline systems as tropical storms.
Washington Post:
Impeachment Is So Yesterday for Clinton, Rogan  —  Maybe there's hope for the Middle East, after all.  If Bill Clinton and one of the men who helped impeach him can make peace, why not the Israelis and the Palestinians?  —  In one of the more startling cases of odd bedfellows …
 
 
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John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
The Best Clips From The Debate
Discussion: Wizbang
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
Leahy: Bush Not Involved in Firings
MSNBC:
'Hardball with Chris Matthews' for Nov. 27
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Michael Yon / Online Magazine:
Men of Valor: Part III
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Kennedy to Challenge Landrieu
Maggie Haberman / New York Post:
OBAMA: I'D HIRE HILL'S HUSBAND
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Court orders Bush administration to disclose telecom lobbying ties.
 Earlier Items: 
Frank Warner / Free Frank Warner:
For U.S. troops, this is the quietest November in Iraq
Discussion: Wizbang and Don Surber
G. Tracy Mehan, III / American Spectator:
The Virginia GOP's "Loyalty Oath"
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Rex Nutting / MarketWatch:
U.S. GDP revised up to 4.9% for third quarter
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Rove's Frankenstein Moment
Washington Post:
Bill Clinton's Claim of Opposing Iraq War From Outset Disputed
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
ACU President David Keene Endorses Romney
Juan Forero / Washington Post:
Old Allies Abandon Chávez as Constitution Vote Nears