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12:15 AM ET, January 5, 2007

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Steven R. Hurst / Associated Press:
Iraq threatens arrest of police officer  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Interior Ministry acknowledged Thursday that an Iraqi police officer whose existence had been denied by the Iraqis and the U.S. military is in fact an active member of the force, and said he now faces arrest for speaking to the media.
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Confederate Yankee:
Game On: AP Claims Jamil Hussein Is Real, Faces Arrest  —  Well now, aren't things just getting lively? … We'll get to those accusations momentarily, but lets jump down to the end of the article. … When contacted for a response moments ago, the U.S military (MNF-I PAO) stated:
Michelle Malkin:
Jamil Hussein development: "Faces arrest?"  —  Just received this from Linda Wagner of the Associated Press: … Checking it out.  Moving forward...  Reader Daniel: … Full story here.  —  More: … I am awaiting reaction/response from my sources.  Bob Owens received this from MNF-PAO:
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
AP: Iraqi government confirms that Jamil Hussein exists  —  They can't get an execution right.  Why should they be able to find a guy's name on a list? … Is Captain Jamil headed to the clink?  No. … So what happened? … I speculated about a mix up due to the conventions of Arabic names …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Oh, You Mean That Jamil Hussein!
Discussion: The Belmont Club
Pajamas Media:
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Reported Dead  —  A source close to Pajamas Media has learned that Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has apparently succumbed to the cancer that hospitalized him last month, as exclusively reported by Pajamas Media, at age 67.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Pajamas Media: Iran's supreme leader dead
Charles Hurt / Washington Times:
Pelosi ready to make history as new speaker  —  A new Congress convenes today with a narrow Democratic majority lording over a despondent Republican minority.  —  While the full weight of Republicans' powerlessness sinks in after 12 years of control, Democrats are celebrating …
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John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
A Teleconference With Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
CNN:
Pelosi becomes first woman House speaker
Discussion: Fact-esque and Blogs of War
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Miers Resigns As White House Counsel  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Harriet Miers, President Bush's failed Supreme Court nominee, has submitted her resignation as White House counsel, the White House announced Thursday.  —  White House press secretary Tony Snow said the president reluctantly accepted …
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Daniela Deane / Washington Post:
Miers Resigns As White House Counsel
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Washington Wire:
Read My Eyes  —  White House reporters were buzzing …
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Justin Rood / TPMmuckraker:
Rehnquist Files Reveal Bolton Shenanigan  —  Here's a piece of muck history unearthed yesterday from deceased Supreme Court justice William Rehnquist's FBI files.  —  In 1986, the Reagan administration was eager to protect its nomination of Rehnquist to be chief justice the Supreme Court.
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Political Radar:
Replacements for Generals Abizaid and Casey  —  ABC News' Martha Raddatz Reports: ABC News has learned that the president intends to nominate Admiral William J. Fallon to replace General John Abizaid at Central Command.  The announcement is expected next week, before the president gives …
Discussion: PrairiePundit
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Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
North Korea Prepping Nuclear Weapons Test  —  Defense Officials Tell ABC News 'They've Put Everything in Place'  —  North Korea appears to have made preparations for another nuclear test, according to U.S. defense officials.  —  "We think they've put everything in place to conduct …
Discussion: A Blog For All
CBS News:
FEELINGS ABOUT NEW CONGRESS  —  Optimistic  —  Pessimistic  —  But when asked if Democrats and President Bush can cooperate — in general and on Iraq, which is overwhelmingly Americans' top priority — half those polled were doubtful.  —  Fifty-one percent said the White House and Congress …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
James Gordon Meek / NY Daily News:
W pushes envelope on U.S. spying  —  New postal law lets Bush peek through your mail  —  WASHINGTON - President Bush has quietly claimed sweeping new powers to open Americans' mail without a judge's warrant, the Daily News has learned.  —  The President asserted his new authority …
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ABCNEWS:
Bush to Nominate Khalilzad to U.N. Post  —  Announcement Could Come as Early as Tomorrow  —  ABC News has learned that President Bush will nominate Zalmay Khalilzad to be the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.  Khalilzad is currently the U.S. ambassador to Iraq.  The announcement may come as soon as tomorrow.
Frank Newport / Gallup Poll:
Majority of Americans View Media Coverage of Iraq as Inaccurate  —  Most likely to say coverage is too negative  —  PRINCETON, NJ — A majority of Americans — 56% — believe that the news media's coverage of the situation in Iraq is generally inaccurate.  About 4 out of 10 Americans agree …
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
D.C. Notes: Wes Clark is Steamed, Jane Harman Isn't, and Terry McAuliffe is High on Hillary (Big Shock There, Huh?)  —  At the packed-to-the-rafters brunch preceding Nancy Pelosi's formal swearing in, Melinda and I ran into Wes Clark (and I mean that literally; like I said, it was packed).
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Best Friends Forever?  —  Just now on MSNBC, I saw Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) make his way over to introduce himself to Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA), whose back is to the camera.  And that's Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) looking on as the Muslim-fearing Goode shakes hands with the House's first elected Muslim.
Discussion: Wonkette
 
 
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McCain Claims He Knew Iraq War Would Be 'Long And Hard And Tough …
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