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Rob Gillies / Associated Press:
Canadian Government Falls on No-Confidence  —  TORONTO - A corruption scandal forced a vote of no-confidence Monday that toppled Prime Minister Paul Martin's minority government, triggering an unusual election campaign during the Christmas holidays.  —  Canada's three opposition parties …
Clifford Krauss / New York Times:
No-Confidence Vote Topples Canada's Government
David Gratzer / National Review:   The "Choo Choo Man" Party On the Outs   MPs topple Liberal government, trigger election
Maria Newman / New York Times:
Congressman Resigns After Admitting He Took Bribes  —  Representative Randy Cunningham of California resigned from Congress today after admitting to a federal judge that he had taken $2.4 million in bribes from a military contractor.  —  Mr. Cunningham, 63, made a brief and tearful announcement …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Rep. Cunningham Enters Guilty Plea, Resigns  —  Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Calif.) pleaded guilty today to fraud, conspiracy to commit bribery and tax evasion.  Shortly after entering his plea, Cunningham announced that he is immediately resigning his seat, though he had already announced …
Jim VandeHei / Washington Post:
Time Reporter Called a Key to Rove's Defense In Leak Probe  —  The reporter for Time magazine who recently agreed to testify in the CIA leak case is central to White House senior adviser Karl Rove's effort to fend off an indictment in the two-year-old investigation, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Jane Hamsher / firedoglake:
Loose Lipped Luskin and the Sinking Ship Rove
Discussion: TalkLeft and Booman Tribune ~ Boo!
Dexter Filkins / New York Times:
Sunnis Accuse Iraqi Military of Kidnappings and Slayings  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 28 - As the American military pushes the largely Shiite Iraqi security services into a larger role in combating the insurgency, evidence has begun to mount suggesting that the Iraqi forces are carrying out executions in predominantly Sunni neighborhoods.
White House:
President Discusses Border Security and Immigration Reform in Arizona  —  Fact Sheet: Securing America Through Immigration Reform  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all.  Please be seated.  Thank you for the warm welcome.  It is such a pleasure to be back in Arizona, and it's great to be here in Tucson.
Curt Anderson / Associated Press:
Miami Police Take New Tack Against Terror  —  MIAMI - Miami police announced Monday they will stage random shows of force at hotels, banks and other public places to keep terrorists guessing and remind people to be vigilant.  —  Deputy Police Chief Frank Fernandez said officers might …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Anne Gearan / Associated Press:
Ex-Powell Aide Criticizes Detainee Effort  —  WASHINGTON — A top aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday that wrongheaded ideas for the handling of foreign detainees arose from White House and Pentagon officials who argued that "the president of the United States is all-powerful" …
Daniel Trotta / Reuters:
Gov. Warner rejects Iraq withdrawal date  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States needs to set milestones for progress, not a firm withdrawal date, before it can leave Iraq, Virginia governor and prospective Democratic presidential candidate Mark Warner said on Monday.
Jeanne / Body and Soul:
The internet will make you stupid  —  Chime in if you're old enough to remember a time when people weren't lamenting the decline of literacy.  I'm ancient, and I don't go back that far.  (And when I taught writing, I contributed my fair share to the lamenting.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Is Andrea Mitchell The Next Bob Woodward?  —  The lady doth protest too much.  Is Andrea Mitchell sitting on a Bob Woodward style revelation about Fitzgerald's investigation into the Plame leak?  Does her nagging conscience want her to reveal that she had received an early leak of the news that Ms. Plame was at the CIA?
Jane Hamsher / firedoglake:
Andrea Mitchell Watch — Day 2
Discussion: The Huffington Post and TalkLeft
Sebastian Mallaby / Washington Post:
Progressive Wal-Mart.  Really.  —  There's a comic side to the anti-Wal-Mart campaign brewing in Maryland and across the country.  Only by summoning up the most naive view of corporate behavior can the critics be shocked — shocked! — by the giant retailer's machinations.
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Bob Woodward, the Dumb Blonde of American Journalism  —  "I've spent my life," Bob Woodward told Larry King last week, "trying to find out what's really hidden, what's in the bottom of the barrel."  (Maybe I'm not up on my barrel bottoms, Bob, but isn't it usually scum?)
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Medicaid Cutbacks Divide Democrats  —  House Condemns Provisions Crafted By Governors  —  Controversial House legislation designed to gain control of Medicaid growth has split Democrats, with lawmakers in Washington united in their opposition while Democratic governors are quietly supporting …
Roger Pilon / Opinion Journal:
Alito and Abortion  —  Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided, but he shouldn't say if he'd overturn it.  —  There's little doubt any longer: Samuel Alito's now-famous 1985 memo has changed the dynamics of the upcoming confirmation battle.  Not that abortion would not be at the center of the battle in any event …

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