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1:30 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 …
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
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 …
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Gay YouTube General a Hillary Plant - So What?  —  The blogosphere is abuzz over the revelation that Keith Kerr, the 74-year-old retired Army colonel and California National Guard general who stunned the candidates in last night's YouTube debate with the announcement that he was openly gay …
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 …
Discussion: The Swamp, The Corner and Redstate
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Rove's Frankenstein Moment  —  I'm not a fiscal liberal, or a supporter of the death penalty, or someone who believes that a candidacy for the presidency of the United States should be based on someone's religious faith.  So Huckabee is not for me.  But he is easily the most appealing candidate …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Republicans Debate: Winners and Losers
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker and MoJoBlog
Juan Cole:
McCain blames Rise of Hitler on Ron Paul Not Invading and Occupying …
Discussion: Think Progress
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
Scarborough: 'Total Crap' CNN Didn't Know Gay Questioner Is Clinton Campaigner
Discussion: Hot Air, Macsmind and Bluey Blog
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Two Hours of Humiliation  —  When the CNN-You Tube debate among …
Discussion: Commentary and PrairiePundit
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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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 …
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: Washington Times and Bill Hobbs
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Julia Preston / New York Times:
Immigration at Record Level, Analysis Finds
Discussion: Washington Post and PrairiePundit
Mark Krikorian / The Corner:
Subsidizing Immigration  —  My center released a new profile …
Discussion: Crunchy Con and USA Today
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.
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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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 …
Discussion: A Blog For All and Israel Matzav
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: New York Times and neo-neocon
Frank Warner / Free Frank Warner:
For U.S. troops, this is the quietest November in Iraq  —  In the Iraq war, November has been one of the more deadly months for U.S. troops.  However, this November has been the quietest since the U.S.-led coalition ousted Saddam Hussein in 2003.  —  With two days of the month remaining …
Discussion: Don Surber
 
 
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Gadi Dechter / Baltimore Sun:
UB, Iraq university sign deal
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Washington Post:
Impeachment Is So Yesterday for Clinton, Rogan
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Court orders Bush administration to disclose telecom lobbying ties.
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
FISA: Klein's Source Was Hoekstra And Other Unforced Errors
Discussion: Associated Press and ACLU
Mike / The Monkey Tennis Centre:
The self-loathing Brits who think teddy bear teacher deserves her fate
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
Peterhamby / CNN Political Ticker:
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. endorses Hillary Clinton
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Berger / Houston Chronicle:
Decisions to name storms draw concern
Jim Oliphant / The Swamp:
Leahy threatens White House with contempt
Jerry Mitchell / Clarion-Ledger:
Oxford lawyer indicted
Discussion: MoJoBlog and The Next Hurrah
NY Daily News:
Rudy Giuliani hid his travel expenses while courting Judi, records show
Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
U.S. judge orders Bush to release records of telecom firm contacts
Leo Grin / The Cimmerian:
A Century of L. Sprague de Camp, 1907-2007
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
ACU President David Keene Endorses Romney
Eric Dienstfrey / Pollster.com:
POLL: INSIDERADVANTAGE POST DEBATE SURVEYS