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3:55 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 …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Republicans Debate: Winners and Losers
Richelieu / Weekly Standard:
2008: The Year of the Upset?
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:
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.
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
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.
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
Rex Nutting / MarketWatch:
U.S. GDP revised up to 4.9% for third quarter  —  Corporate profits fall even excluding subprime write-downs  —  WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. economy expanded at the fastest pace in four years during the third quarter, growing at a real annual rate of 4.9%, the Commerce Department …
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.
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.
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
Leahy: Bush Not Involved in Firings  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate chairman acknowledged explicitly on Thursday that President Bush was not involved in the firings of U.S. attorneys last winter and therefore ruled illegal the president's executive privilege claims protecting his chief of staff …
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.
Discussion: Weekly Standard
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 …
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 …
 
 
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John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
The Best Clips From The Debate
Discussion: Wizbang
MSNBC:
'Hardball with Chris Matthews' for Nov. 27
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Michael Yon / Online Magazine:
Men of Valor: Part III
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.
Frank Warner / Free Frank Warner:
For U.S. troops, this is the quietest November in Iraq
Discussion: Wizbang and Don Surber
 Earlier Items: 
G. Tracy Mehan, III / American Spectator:
The Virginia GOP's "Loyalty Oath"
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Eric Berger / Houston Chronicle:
Decisions to name storms draw concern
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