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10:45 AM ET, December 3, 2007

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Simon Romero / New York Times:
Venezuela Hands Narrow Defeat to Chávez Plan  —  Voters in this country narrowly defeated a proposed overhaul to the constitution in a contentious referendum over granting President Hugo Chávez sweeping new powers, the Election Commission announced early Monday.
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Juan Forero / Washington Post:
Venezuelans Deny Chávez Additional Authority  —  President Concedes Defeat in 51-49 Vote  —  CARACAS, Venezuela, Dec. 3 — Venezuelan voters delivered a stinging defeat to President Hugo Chávez on Sunday, blocking proposed constitutional changes that would have given …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and Althouse
Gateway Pundit:
Doing the Marxist Slide— Venezuela Votes on Chavista Rule …
Daniel / Venezuela News And Views:
The NO wins in Venezuela  —  This picture is Daniel Duquenal worn …
Discussion: Power Line and Daimnation!
Associated Press:
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Babalu Blog
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Losing Ground In Iowa, Clinton Assails Obama  —  With a new poll showing her losing ground in the Iowa caucus race, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) mounted a new, more aggressive attack against Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Sunday, raising direct questions about his character …
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Andrew Malcolm / Los Angeles Times:
Hey, Iowa and New Hampshire!  Read this!  —  MILLBRAE, CA.  — Here's a little secret that got out this weekend that should chasten those smug folks in Iowa and New Hampshire who think that just because they are so totally unrepresentative of America as a whole, it is their right to always vote first in presidential years.
Steve Pope / Newsweek:
Dubuque's Got the 'Joe Mo'!
Kevin Sullivan / Washington Post:
Sudan's President Pardons British Teacher  —  A British school teacher jailed in Sudan for two weeks after allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad was freed Monday following a pardon by the Sudanese president.  —  President Omar al-Bahir's pardon of Gillian Gibbons allowed …
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Bryan / Hot Air:   Teddy bear teacher pardoned
Associated Press:
Sudan president pardons British teacher
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and Jihad Watch
Michelle Malkin:
Mohammed Teddy Bear Blasphemy fallout: Teddy bear teacher "pardoned …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and BitsBlog
Patrick / FishBowlDC:
Imus Is Back!  —  Highlights in bold.  —  6:00 A.M.: Charles McCord opens the program.  "The Imus in the Morning program has returned to the air following a hiatus of nearly 8 months."  Wild applause from the live audience assembled in Times Square's Town Hall.
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Clifford J. Levy / New York Times:
Party's Triumph Raises Question of Putin's Plans  —  With President Vladimir V. Putin's opponents persistently hobbled by the Kremlin, his party swept Sunday to the kind of landslide long predicted for the parliamentary elections.  Yet the results, while a triumph for Mr. Putin …
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Lynn Berry / Associated Press:
Putin's Party Wins Russia Election
Vladimir Isachenkov / Associated Press:
Monitors say Russian vote unfair
Marissamuller / CNN Political Ticker:
Romney ready to address Mormon religion head-on  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will make a much anticipated speech on his Mormon faith this week.  —  Romney's campaign says that the address, entitled "Faith In America," will take place Thursday …
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Post / Washington Post:
Romney to Speak About His Religion
Redstate:
Return to that Poll as Mitt Goes to Texas
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Wall Street Journal:
Subprime Debacle Traps Even Very Credit-Worthy  —  As Housing Boomed,  —  Industry Pushed Loans  —  To a Broader Market  —  One common assumption about the subprime mortgage crisis is that it revolves around borrowers with sketchy credit who couldn't have bought a home without paying punitively high interest rates.
Discussion: The BLT, Paul Krugman and On Deadline
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Innovating Our Way to Financial Crisis  —  The financial crisis that began late last summer, then took a brief vacation in September and October, is back with a vengeance.  —  How bad is it?  Well, I've never seen financial insiders this spooked — not even during the Asian crisis of 1997-98 …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Pro-Huckabee negative calls flood Iowa  —  A newly-formed group claiming to support Mike Huckabee hit the phones of Iowa Republicans tonight with an automated push-poll attacking Huckabee's GOP opponents and praising the former Arkansas governor.  —  Officials representing the Iowa campaigns …
Steve Visser / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Giuliani nearly drowned out by rival's supporters  —  It was Rudy Giuliani campaigning for president on the Marietta Square on Sunday afternoon, but anyone listening may well have thought the candidate's name was Ron Paul.  —  "RON PAUL!  RON PAUL!  RON PAUL!"
Discussion: Don Surber
Rudy Giuliani / Wall Street Journal:
The Meaning of Fiscal Conservatism  —  With economic uncertainty weighing on the minds of many Americans, Congress is preparing to recess after another year of profligate spending, protectionist talk and promises of higher taxes.  No wonder some people feel like we're moving in the wrong direction.
Sabin Willett / Boston Globe:
'I will never leave Guantanamo'  —  "WE HAVE important news for you!"  —  Chained to the floor of a cell in Camp Six, Guantanamo, Joseph said nothing.  But he had some news for us, too.  —  The Court of Appeals had decided what record - what pieces of paper - it would examine when it considered his "Detainee Treatment Act" case.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and All Spin Zone
Ben Stein / New York Times:
The Long and Short of It at Goldman Sachs  —  FOR decades now, as a writer, economist and scold, I have been receiving letters from thoughtful readers.  Many of them have warned me about the dangers of a secret government running the world, organized by the Trilateral Commission …
Times of London:
France stunned by rioters' savagery  —  IN retrospect, it was not a good idea to have left his pistol at home.  Called to the scene of a traffic accident in the Paris suburbs last Sunday, Jean-François Illy, a regional police chief, came face to face with a mob of immigrant youths armed …
Discussion: Blogs For Victory
 
 
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The Atlantic Online:
Huckabee To Address Hundreds Of Pastors In Des Moines
Lynn Sweet:
Sweet column: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. rebuts Dad. …
Michael Corkery / Wall Street Journal:
Troubled Builders, Bargain Seekers United
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Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
Fuses in Gaza  —  Watching the handshakes and arm-clutches …
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The Fact Hub:
Sen. Obama Rewrites History, Claims He Hasn't Been Planning White House Run
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The Corner:
What This is Not  —  A few additional words on what the situation …
Michael Isikoff / Newsweek:
An Old Face Resurfaces
Karl Rove / Financial Times:
Memo to Obama: win Iowa or lose the race
 

 
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