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Richard Bernstein / New York Times:
Skepticism Seems to Erode Europeans' Faith in Rice  —  BERLIN, Dec. 6 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice did what was expected, many people in Europe said Tuesday, after her meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel and other German officials.  She gave reassurances that the United States …
Discussion: War and Piece
Joel Brinkley / New York Times:
Rice Is Challenged in Europe Over Secret Prisons
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Supreme Court Weighs Military's Access to Law Schools  —  WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 - The military wants access to law schools on the same basis as other potential employers seeking to recruit students, although openly gay law students, of course, need not apply.  The law schools insist …
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Law Schools Against Free Speech  —  The Supreme Court considers military recruitment on campus.  —  Anyone who has attended law school will attest to the lunacy of interview season, wherein law students trade in jeans and sweatshirts for rumpled navy suits and heroically endure an uneasy session …
Discussion: Althouse and Betsy's Page
David Stout / New York Times:
Supreme Court Hears Case of Recruiters on Campuses
Discussion: Althouse, Power Line and SCOTUSblog
Alan Cooperman / Washington Post:
'Holiday' Cards Ring Hollow for Some on Bushes' List  —  What's missing from the White House Christmas card?  Christmas.  —  This month, as in every December since he took office, President Bush sent out cards with a generic end-of-the-year message, wishing 1.4 million of his close friends and supporters a happy "holiday season."
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Not Guilty Verdicts in Florida Terror Trial Are Setback for U.S.  —  WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 - In a major defeat for law enforcement officials, a jury in Florida failed to return guilty verdicts Tuesday on any of 51 criminal counts against a former Florida professor and three co-defendants accused …
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Washington Post:
Fla. Professor Is Acquitted in Case Seen as Patriot Act Test  —  A federal jury acquitted former Florida professor Sami al-Arian yesterday of conspiring to aid a Palestinian group in killing Israelis through suicide bombings, dealing the U.S. government a setback in its efforts …
Washington Post:
Democrats Fear Backlash at Polls for Antiwar Remarks  —  Strong antiwar comments in recent days by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean have opened anew a party rift over Iraq, with some lawmakers warning that the leaders' rhetorical blasts …
David Lightman /
Lieberman Calls For Formation Of 'War Cabinet'  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, increasingly isolated in his own Democratic party because of his strong support for the Iraq war, today called on the White House and congressional leaders to form a special "war cabinet" to provide advice and direction for the war effort.
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Moral Foundations  —  I see that Senator Lieberman is concerned …
Discussion: Patridiot Watch
Hamza Hendawi / Associated Press:
Saddam's Trial Resumes, but Without Him  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - The trial of Saddam Hussein resumed Wednesday after a lengthy delay but without the former president, who had declared the day before that he would not take part in an "unjust" court.  —  The seven other defendants and Saddam's lawyers …
Saddam boycotts his trial
Discussion: Loaded Mouth
Fox News:
Saddam Tells Judge: 'Go to Hell'  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq — Saddam Hussein told the judge overseeing his trial in Iraq to "go to hell" Tuesday and threatened not to return to an "unjust court" when it reconvenes on Wednesday.  —  After five witnesses gave horrific testimony of torture allegedly overseen …
Jean O. Pasco / Los Angeles Times:
Republican Tops Border Activist in O.C. Election  —  A Republican state senator sailed to victory Tuesday in a special congressional election in coastal Orange County featuring a maverick, third-party candidate who sought to capitalize on growing fears of illegal immigration.
New York Times:
White House and McCain Are Near Deal on Torture Bill  —  WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 - The White House has all but abandoned its effort to persuade Senator John McCain to exempt Central Intelligence Agency employees from legislation barring inhumane or degrading treatment of prisoners in American custody.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Edward B. Driscoll, Jr / Tech Central Station:
Hollywood Ending?  —  In case you haven't noticed, Hollywood has a bit of a revenue problem.  There have been numerous headlines that film attendance declined an amazing 12 percent from last year.  But as Chris Anderson recently mentioned on his Long Tail Weblog, the decline in Hollywood's box office …
John Kerry Calls American Troops Terrorists  —  RUSH: John Kerry beginning to undermine the war in a big effort now, in a big way.  Let's go the sound bite.  This is Face the Nation yesterday.  Bob Schieffer says, "Democrat Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, he takes a very different view, Senator Kerry.
It's called Apophis.  It's 390m wide.  And it could hit Earth in 31 years time  —  Scientists call for plans to change asteroid's path Developing technology could take decades  —  Alok Jha  —  In Egyptian myth, Apophis was the ancient spirit of evil and destruction …
Discussion: Tim Worstall and Blogs of War

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