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4:20 PM ET, December 27, 2007


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Report: Bhutto killed in attack  —  RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (CNN) — Pakistan former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has died after a suicide attack, according to media reports.  —  Geo TV quoted her husband saying the politician had died following a bullet wound in the neck.
New York Times:
Bhutto Assassinated in Attack on Rally  —  RAWALPINDI, Islamabad — An attack on a political rally killed the Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto near the capital, Islamabad, Thursday.  Witnesses said Ms. Bhutto was fired upon before the blast, and an official from her party said Ms. Bhutto …
Nancy Cordes / CBS News:
Huckabee Reaction to Bhutto Assassination  —  From CBS News' Nancy Cordes"  —  ORLANDO, FLA. — With about 150 supporters crowded around a podium set up on the tarmac of Orlando Executive airport (and about 20 Ron Paul supporters waving signs outside) Mike Huckabee strode out to the strains of …
Pakistan's Bhutto assassinated  —  Suicide bomber kills opposition leader, at least 20 others at rally  —  RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide bombing that also killed at least 20 others at a campaign rally, a party aide and a military official said.
National Review:
After Bhutto  —  EDITOR'S NOTE: Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in Rawalpindi Thursday.  National Review Online asked a group of experts on the region to gauge what her murder means for her country.  —  JONATHAN FOREMAN  —  I was in Islamabad, Pakistan …
Associated Press:
Pakistan opposition leader Bhutto killed  —  RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday by an attacker who shot her after a campaign rally and then blew himself up.  Her death stoked new chaos across the nuclear-armed nation, an important U.S. ally in the war on terrorism.
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Joe Scarborough: Bhutto Assassination Helps Rudy And Hillary  —  It's the predictability of this stuff that can sometimes get to you.  Here's NBC's Joe Scarborough saying — already! — that Bhutto's assassination helps Rudy and Hillary:  —  As Atrios says, the logic is very tortured here indeed.
The Blotter:
U.S. Checking al Qaeda Claim of Killing Bhutto  —  Brian Ross, Richard Esposito & R. Schwartz Report:  —  While al Qaeda is considered by the U.S. to be a likely suspect in the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Banazir Bhutto, U.S. intelligence officials say they cannot confirm …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Who Killed Her?  —  It seems to me to be hard to understand the implications of the Bhutto assassination until we know who actually murdered her.  Al Qaeda is taking responsibility and they have every reason to hate her, but a little skepticism is always in order, when it comes to their pronouncements.
Marc Ambinder:
Huckabee Flubs A Pakistan Question  —  CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes writes about Mike Huckabee's newser in Orlando, FL today: … It's not the mistake itself that will raise eyebrowses — it's Huckabee's lack of intellectual ease, his lack of felicity, with foreign policy at a critical moment when everyone is paying attention.
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
Bhutto Adviser: Musharraf Is To Blame  —  A longtime adviser and close friend of assassinated Pakistani ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto places blame for Bhutto's death squarely on the shoulders of U.S.-supported dictator Pervez Musharraf.  —  After an October attack on Bhutto's life in Karachi …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Richardson: We Must Force Musharraf Out Of Power  —  At one point, I considered Bill Richardson the most prepared Democrat for the Presidency, based on his extensive experience in foreign relations, Congress, and the executive branch.  That experience doesn't do much good without common sense …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:   Remembering Pakistan  —  Who knows if anything can shake Iowa voters …
Jamie / Crooks and Liars:
BREAKING: Benazir Bhutto Assassinated In Pakistan-UPDATED
Discussion: Xinhua News Agency
Atrios / Eschaton:
This Is Good News For Rudy Giuliani
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Washington Wire:
What Bhutto's Death Means for the U.S. Campaign
Byron York / The Corner:
Bhutto: Domestic Political Fallout
Discussion: Hot Air
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Fred off the air in Iowa, for now  —  When I got a generic fundraising email “from” Fred Thompson campaign manager Bill Lacy last night offering “a quick update” on their efffort to get “on the air statewide in Iowa” I didn't take it literally.  —  I should have.  —  Fred has gone dark in Iowa.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
New York Sun:
Journalist: U.S. Should ‘Rape’ Israel  —  The editor in chief of Israel's Ha'aretz newspaper, David Landau, confirmed yesterday that he has pleaded with Secretary of State Rice to “rape” Israel and its neighbors into resolving their problems.  —  The comment, which was made during a gathering …
Richard Landes / Augean Stables:   David Landau, Oslo Logician, Asks Condi Rice to “Rape” Israel
Robert Novak / Human Events:
GOP's Last Man Standing  —  Sen. John McCain, given up for dead a few weeks ago as he ran a cash-starved, disorganized campaign, today is viewed by canny Republican professionals as the best bet to win the party's presidential nomination.  What's more, they consider him their most realistic prospect …
Glenn Reynolds /
The Glenn and Helen Show: Jonah Goldberg on Hillary, Huckabee, and Liberal Fascism  —  It's sure to make a splash, and it's already got some left bloggers in a tizzy even though it doesn't come out until next week.  It's Jonah Goldberg's new book, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left …
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