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10:25 AM ET, November 30, 2007

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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
CNN Admits Holes in Screening of Questioners  —  CNN expressed regret yesterday for allowing a Hillary Clinton adviser to ask a question at Wednesday's Republican presidential debate, even as controversy swirled about two other questioners who have declared their support for Democratic candidates.
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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 …
Michelle Malkin:
CNN's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy  —  I wrote a piece for the NYPost published today on CNN's horticultural journalism (reprinted below).  Filed it before we learned about the CAIR intern.  CNN host Howard Kurtz quotes CNN senior veep David Bohrman bleating that they "bent over backwards to be fair."
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Murtha's surge comments a problem for Dems  —  Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), one of the leading anti-war voices in the House Democratic Caucus, is back from a trip to Iraq and he now says the "surge is working."  This could be a huge problem for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders …
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The Politico:
Democrats: Voters shifting focus from Iraq  —  Congressional Democrats are reporting a striking change in districts across the country: Voters are shifting their attention away from the Iraq war.  —  Rep. Jim Cooper, a moderate Democrat from Tennessee, said not a single constituent has asked …
Jerome L. Sherman / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Murtha finds military progress in trip to Iraq
Jerome L. Sherman / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Murtha: Surge is working
Discussion: Power Line and Bloomberg
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Mandates and Mudslinging  —  From the beginning, advocates of universal health care were troubled by the incompleteness of Barack Obama's plan, which unlike those of his Democratic rivals wouldn't cover everyone.  But they were willing to cut Mr. Obama slack on the issue, assuming that in the end he would do the right thing.
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
THE EDWARDS MANDATE....Both John Edwards and Hillary Clinton include "individual mandates" in their healthcare plans that require everyone in the country to sign up for coverage.  But what if you don't?  Today, John Edwards explained how his plan would deal with that:
Thomas Beaumont / Des Moines Register:
The evolution of John Edwards
Discussion: MSNBC and TPM Election Central
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BBC:
Shoot UK teacher, say protesters  —  Thousands of people have marched in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to call for UK teacher Gillian Gibbons to be shot.  —  Mrs Gibbons, 54, from Liverpool, was jailed by a court on Thursday after allowing children in her class to name a teddy bear Muhammad.
Discussion: CNN and Elder of Ziyon
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.
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New York Post:
RUDY PIN$ BLAME ON NYPD
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
The Candidate's 'Catch Me if You Can'  —  Reporters Following Hillary Clinton on the Campaign Trail Are Covered in Dust  —  CONCORD, N.H. — ABC correspondent Kate Snow was ready to push through the crowd and ask Hillary Clinton a question until an aide blocked the path of Snow's sound man …
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Marcella Bombardieri / Boston Globe:   With Iowa tight, N.H. becoming Clinton's firewall
Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
A surprise turn in Iowa's Republican race  —  Huckabee suddenly appears poised to challenge Romney to win the first GOP presidential contest.  —  DES MOINES — With 34 days remaining, the Republican presidential race in Iowa has broken wide open, as Mike Huckabee surges into contention with the longtime front-runner, Mitt Romney.
Discussion: TPM Election Central
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Jim Tankersley / The Swamp:
The art of the attack
Discussion: Chicago Tribune
New York Times:
A New Push to Roll Back 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'  —  Marking the 14th anniversary of legislation that allowed gay men and lesbians to serve in the military but only if they kept their orientation secret, 28 retired generals and admirals plan to release a letter on Friday urging Congress to repeal the law.
Adam Leech / Portsmouth Herald:
Biden: Impeachment if Bush bombs Iran … aleech@seacoastonline.com  —  Check back mid morning on Friday for a photo gallery from this event  —  PORTSMOUTH — Presidential hopeful Delaware Sen. Joe Biden stated unequivocally that he will move to impeach President Bush if he bombs Iran without Congressional approval.
Wall Street Journal:
U.S., Banks Near A Plan to Freeze Subprime Rates  —  WASHINGTON — The Bush administration and major financial institutions are close to agreeing on a plan that would temporarily freeze interest rates on certain troubled subprime home loans, according to people familiar with the negotiations.
Discussion: The Swamp, RGE Monitor and TigerHawk
 
 
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Michael Kinsley / Time:
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The Atlantic Online:
Obama Gets His Morning Coffee With Bloomberg
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Philip Shenon / New York Times:
Panel Rebuffs White House Privilege Claim
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Jeffrey H. Birnbaum / Washington Post:
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