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10:30 PM ET, December 27, 2009

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Jonathan Martin / Politico Live's Blog:
Napolitano: “The system worked”  —  DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up the Amsterdam-Detroit flight this week demonstrated that “the system worked.”  —  Asked by CNN's Candy Crowley on “State of the Union” how that could be possible …
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Jonah Goldberg / The Corner on National Review Online:
Fire Napolitano — By: Jonah Goldberg  —  Understandbly, the White House is trying very hard to get out in front of the would-be Christmas bomber story.  The head of the Department of Homeland Security isn't helping.  I watched her on three shows and each time she was more annoying, maddening and absurd than the pevious appearance.
Political Punch:
Obama “Likely” to Speak About Flight 253  —  ABC News' Yunji de Nies Reports:  —  White House sources tell ABC News the President will “likely” speak publicly about the alleged attempted terrorist attack on Flight 253 in the next few days.  The President is on vacation in his native state of Hawaii …
Discussion: Hot Air, Jihad Watch and The Page
Michelle Malkin:
Clown alert: Janet Napolitano says the “system worked”  —  It has been, in the words of Queen Elizabeth II, an “annus horribilis” for DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.  —  Beginning with her embrace of the impotent euphemism “man-caused disasters” to the hit job on conservatives and veterans …
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Napolitano Says No Evidence of Wider Terrorist Plot  —  WASHINGTON — Janet Napolitano, the Homeland Security secretary, said on Sunday that there was so far no evidence of a wider terrorist plot in what federal authorities said was an attempt by a 23-year-old Nigerian man to blow …
New York Times:
Death Toll Rises to 10 as Clashes in Iran Intensify  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon — Iranian police opened fire into crowds of protesters on Sunday, killing at least 10 people, witnesses and opposition Web sites said, and setting off a day of chaotic street battles that seemed poised to deepen the country's civil unrest.
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Iran News Now:
Live-blog: Ashura in Iran - December 27, 2009  —  This is a live-blog report on clashes occurring in Iran on December 27, during the Shia mourning day of Ashura.  As reports come in, they will be placed at the top of this page.  To read this in chronological order it must be read from the bottom up.
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Shocking Video- Iranian Protesters Save Prisoners from Hanging in Sirjan & Attack Police Truck — Regime Thugs Shoot Down Protesters  —  Iranian protesters in Sirjan rescued two prisoners being hanged by the brutal regime.  They rushed the Iranian officials smashed up their truck and cut the prisoners down.
The Daily NiteOwl:
Live-Blogging Ashura Protests in Iran
Discussion: Fausta's Blog and The Daily Dish
Robert Tait / Guardian:
‘Nine dead’ in fresh Iran protests
Spencer Ackerman / ATTACKERMAN:
Ain't Nothin Wrong With Yemen An Invasion Can't Solve, Right?  —  That vein in your forehead that throbs when someone says something stupid?  I formally petition the American Medical Association to rename it the Lieberman: … So unless we make it today's war, it'll be tomorrow's war.
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Lieberman: Yemen is 'tomorrow's war' if pre-emptive action not taken  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) Sunday said that Yemen could be the ground of America's next overseas war if Washington does not take preemptive action to root out al-Qaeda interests there.
Donald Sensing / Sense of Events:
Flight 253 hero Schuringa to be prosecuted  —  WASHINGTON, D.C.—The hero of Northwest Airlines Flight 253, lauded by passengers as the man who first reached would-be bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, will be arraigned this week under federal charges, the US Justice Department announced today.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Hoekstra doubles down on criticism of Obama on airline attack
The Huffington Post:
Lieberman: The United States Must Pre-Emptively Act In Yemen
Discussion: The Plum Line
CBS News:
Another Delta Flight Scare in Detroit  —  Airline says Man was “Verbally Disruptive” During Same Flight Route as Attempted Christmas Day Attack  —  (CBS/AP) Updated at 2:50 p.m. Eastern.  —  One day after a Nigerian man was charged with attempting to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight …
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Peter Spiegel / Wall Street Journal:
Latest Airline Incident in Detroit Not a Terror Threat, U.S. official Says
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Rich Schapiro / NY Daily News:
Jasper Schuringa, Dutchman who subdued Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab …
CNN:
New Detroit scare declared ‘non-serious’
Discussion: Mashable! and The Reaction
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Why The President Went Golfing Today  —  In Fahrenheit 9/11, filmmaker Michael Moore juxtaposes images and words of a terrorist attack in Israel with President Bush's first words about the incident, spoken to a press pool on a golf course, with him leaning casually against a tree.
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Jim Geraghty / National Review Online:
This Guy's Been on Every Channel, Every Day for a Year. …
Discussion: Redhot
CBS News:
News Interrupts Obama's Hawaii Vacation  —  Posted by Robert Hendin HONOLULU, Hawaii — Today marks day three of Barack Obama's first Hawaiian vacation as President of the United States.  He came here last year as president-elect and it's been an Obama family tradition to come here for Christmas …
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Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Obama scores well for first year on ethics, say watchdog groups
Peter Baker / New York Times:   Taking Work Home (Even When Home Means Hawaii)
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Clyburn will support bill without public option  —  The House's third-ranking Democrat said Sunday that he can support a healthcare reform bill without a public option.  —  House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) — a proponent of a government-run public plan — said that he could back the bill …
Discussion: The Politico, The Page and MyDD
Marc Lynch:
Whether it's AQ or not, nobody in Arab media cares  —  I don't know what kind of contacts the failed airplane bomber did or didn't have with Al-Qaeda Central or Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and neither does anybody else who has commented since it happened.
Discussion: TalkLeft and RADAMISTO
 
 
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