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11:25 AM ET, December 3, 2007

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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.
Lynn Sweet:   Sweet column: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. rebuts Dad. …
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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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.
Associated Press:
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Babalu Blog
Juan Forero / Washington Post:
Venezuelans Deny Chávez Additional Authority
Gateway Pundit:
Doing the Marxist Slide— Venezuela Votes on Chavista Rule …
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
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Associated Press:
Sudan president pardons British teacher
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Sister Toldjah
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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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 …
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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
Telegraph:   Giuliani and Huckabee agree to pull punches
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
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
Post / Washington Post:
Romney to Speak About His Religion
The Age:
Hague museum pulls offensive Muslim art  —  The city museum of The Hague has decided not to include in an exhibition a work of art that may offend Muslims, it was reported on Monday.  —  The picture, made by Iranian artist Sooreh Hera, is entitled Adam and Ewald and shows two gay men wearing masks …
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Michelle Malkin:
Mohammed Teddy Bear Blasphemy fallout: Teddy bear teacher "pardoned …
Discussion: The Times and BitsBlog
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 …
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
Washington Post:
Banking on Holiday Cheer  —  After a one-year hiatus — and a whole lot of water under the bridge since then — the World Bank is bringing back the office Christmas party.  —  Last year, bank leadership, under then-President Paul Wolfowitz, pulled the plug on holiday festivities …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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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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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.
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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Michele McPhee / Boston Herald:
'Laxachusetts': Where criminals get coddled
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The Atlantic Online:
Huckabee To Address Hundreds Of Pastors In Des Moines
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 NO wins in Venezuela  —  This picture is Daniel Duquenal worn …
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What Did I Know and When Did I Know It?  —  So everyone knows …
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The Fact Hub:
Sen. Obama Rewrites History, Claims He Hasn't Been Planning White House Run
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Memo to Obama: win Iowa or lose the race
 

 
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