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10:35 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
Ian James / Associated Press:
Chavez loses constitutional vote  —  CARACAS, Venezuela - Humbled by his first electoral defeat ever, President Hugo Chavez said Monday he may have been too ambitious in asking voters to let him stand indefinitely for re-election and endorse a huge leap to a socialist state.
Gateway Pundit:
Doing the Marxist Slide— Venezuela Votes on Chavista Rule... Update: CHAVEZ WINS!... Update 2: Maybe Not?... Update 3: CHAVEZ GOES DOWN!!  —  Final Results— Hugo Chavez loses election:  —  NO- 51%  —  SI- 49%  —  The Marxists at HovReferendum must be very sad. boo-hoo  —  Earlier Updates...
CNN:
Voters reject Chavez's referendum  —  CARACAS, Venezuela (CNN) — Venezuelan voters narrowly rejected a constitutional referendum that would have bolstered President Hugo Chavez's embrace of socialism and granted an indefinite extension of his eligibility to serve as president, the National Electoral Council reported early Monday.
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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Post / Washington Post:
Romney to Speak About His Religion
Steve Pope / Newsweek:
Dubuque's Got the 'Joe Mo'!
Andrew Malcolm / Los Angeles Times:
Hey, Iowa and New Hampshire! Read this!
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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Associated Press:
Sudan president pardons British teacher
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and Jihad Watch
Bryan / Hot Air:
Teddy bear teacher pardoned
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
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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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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Redstate:
Return to that Poll as Mitt Goes to Texas
Discussion: TownHall Blog
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 …
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 …
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
 
 
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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. …
Ben Stein / New York Times:
The Long and Short of It at Goldman Sachs
Michael Corkery / Wall Street Journal:
Troubled Builders, Bargain Seekers United
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
Steve Visser / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Giuliani nearly drowned out by rival's supporters
Discussion: Don Surber
Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
Fuses in Gaza  —  Watching the handshakes and arm-clutches …
 Earlier Items: 
The Fact Hub:
Sen. Obama Rewrites History, Claims He Hasn't Been Planning White House Run
Discussion: HillaryClinton.com
Times of London:
France stunned by rioters' savagery
Discussion: Blogs For Victory
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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Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify reports Q2 revenue up 20% YoY to €3.8B, MAUs up 14% YoY to 626M, subscribers up 12% YoY to 246M, above est., and €266M operating income; SPOT jumps 12%+

Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
Comcast reports Peacock Q2 revenue up 28% YoY to $1B, a $348M loss, down from $651M in Q2 2023, and paying subscribers up 38% YoY to 33M

Max Goldbart / Deadline:
BBC plans to lay off 500 more staff by March 2026 and reports a £263M operating deficit in 2023/24, up from £193M in 2022/23, projected to be £492M in 2024/25

 
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