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4:25 PM ET, December 9, 2007

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Washington Post:
Hill Briefed on Waterboarding in 2002  —  Intelligence Panels' Chiefs Did Not Then Protest CIA Technique  —  In September 2002, four members of Congress met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital information from reticent terrorism suspects in U.S. custody.
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Democratic complicity in Bush's torture regimen  —  The Washington Post reports today that the Bush administration, beginning in 2002, repeatedly briefed leading Congressional Democrats on the Senate and House Intelligence Committees — including, at various times, Jay Rockefeller, Nancy Pelosi …
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS' flip-flop on waterboarding: … Lots of people who were talking tough back then subsequently changed their tunes — out of either a sudden flowering of scruples or an unprincipled desire to go after the Bush Administration with any weapon that came to hand.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Pelosi Briefed On Waterboarding In 2002, No Objections  —  The CIA briefed four Congressional leaders, including Nancy Pelosi, on the controversial practice of waterboarding over five years ago.  Not only did no one object to the practice during the September 2002 briefing …
Discussion: Too Sense
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Congress Briefed on Waterboarding in 2002
Discussion: Think Progress and The Sideshow
Associated Press:
Biden wants special counsel in tape case
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Macsmind
Emptywheel:
Nancy Pelosi: Congressional Leaders Do Expect the Spanish Inquisition
Discussion: The American Street
Josh White / Washington Post:
Justice, CIA Begin Videotape Inquiry
Chuck Todd / MSNBC:
DEM RACE TIGHTER THAN EVER; HUCKABEE SURGE CONTINUES  —  From NBC's Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Domenico Montanaro  —  If the first round of MSNBC/McClatchy/Mason-Dixon presidential state  —  polls are any indication, we're in for a wild ride these next six weeks.
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Steven Thomma / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Huckabee surges to big GOP lead; Dems in dogfight  —  WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has surged to a 12-point lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney among Republicans in Iowa, and he leads in South Carolina, too, according to a new series of state-by-state polls for McClatchy and MSNBC.
Discussion: MyDD and Prairie Weather
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Iowa: Mojo versus manpower
Reuters:
Bolton calls report on Iran quasi-putsch  —  The former ambassador to the U.N. says the the latest intelligence estimate is meant not to inform but to influence policy.  —  BERLIN — U.S. intelligence services attempted to influence political policy by releasing their assessment …
Discussion: RADAMISTO
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Steve Benen / Talking Points Memo:
BUSHIES GAIN ACCESS TO NBC AIRWAVES  —  For quite a while, it seemed as if the only political ads that were rejected by television networks came from the left.  Last week, for example, Fox News rejected an ad from the Center for Constitutional Rights about the administration's torture because …
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Satyam / Think Progress:   O'Reilly: Fox News Turned Down Pro-Constitution Ad Because It Was 'Anti-American'
Errin Haines / Associated Press:
Civil Rights Icon Calls Obama Too Young  —  ATLANTA (AP) - Civil rights icon Andrew Young says Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is too young and lacks the support network to ascend to the White House.  —  In a media interview posted online, Young also quipped …
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Mike Dorning / The Swamp:
Andrew Young says Obama too young for White House
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Robert Maranto / Washington Post:
As a Republican, I'm on the Fringe  —  Are university faculties biased toward the left?  And is this diminishing universities' role in American public life?  Conservatives have been saying so since William F. Buckley Jr. wrote "God and Man at Yale" — in 1951.
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Oprah Winfrey Hits Campaign Trail for Obama  —  When she begins a typical show, seldom does Oprah Winfrey question the power of her brand or wonder aloud about the influence that accompanies her golden seal of approval.  —  But when Ms. Winfrey strode onto a stage here Saturday …
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Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Saint Barack of Iowa
Discussion: MSNBC and Ben Smith's Blogs
Julia / Firedoglake:
ABC's "Man in the Middle" isn't.  —  After a whirlwind highly-qualified-contrition* tour of the media, the man who credits himself with convincing Karl Rove to move all the way to the right because the center no longer exists has landed at ABC News.  Predictably, he's going to be providing us with his bipartisan view from the center.
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
Joe's Crabby Shack:
Firsthand account of the Von Maur shooting  —  The Shack has the privilege of being able to talk with one of the witnesses from the third floor of the Von Maur store at Westroads Mall in Omaha.  —  On the condition of anonymity, he has agreed to tell his account of what happened.
Byron York / The Corner:
Rudy, Mitt, Fred, John, Mike, Duncan, Ron, Tom — and Alan  —  The Republican presidential field will debate next Wednesday in Des Moines in what will be the last and most important debate before the January 3 Iowa caucuses.  What many observers haven't thought about is that the field …
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
Nathan Kay / Daily Mail:
Al Gore is criticised for lining his own pockets after £3,300-per-minute green speech  —  Al Gore has come under fire for making personal gain from his mission to save the planet - after charging £3,300 a minute to deliver a poorly received speech.
Discussion: Right Wing News and Don Surber
 
 
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