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Peter Baker / Washington Post: > Live Discussions  —'s Daily Politics Discussion  —  Don't want to miss out on the latest buzz in politics?  Start each day at wonk central: The Post Politics Hour.  Join in each weekday morning at 11 a.m. as a member of The Washington Post's team …
Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
Update: 'Wash Post' Editor and Others Want Froomkin Column Renamed—But Online Chief Says No  —  NEW YORK After two days of controversy, several newsroom staffers at The Washington Post, including Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., said today they do not object to online columnist Dan Froomkin's …
Brad DeLong / Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal:   The Future of the Washington Post
Wpnieditor / Washington Post:   John Harris … WaPo- get this straight: this is not about …
Iraq border chief denies forged ballots seized  —  BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The head of Iraq's border guards denied police reports on Wednesday that a tanker truck stuffed with thousands of forged ballot papers had been seized crossing into Iraq from Iran before Thursday's elections.
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Sunni Bastion Now Turning to Ballot Box  —  TIKRIT, Iraq, Dec. 13 - Along the main boulevard here in Saddam Hussein's hometown, hundreds of campaign posters have flowered where insurgents once tossed homemade bombs at American troops.  —  The guerrilla war found fertile ground in Tikrit …
Craig S. Smith / New York Times:   As a Face Transplant Heals, Flurries of Questions Arise
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Has The War Turned The Corner ... At Home?
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
New Army Rules May Snarl Talks With McCain on Detainee Issue  —  WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 - The Army has approved a new, classified set of interrogation methods that may complicate negotiations over legislation proposed by Senator John McCain to bar cruel and inhumane treatment of detainees in American custody …
Nico / Think Progress:   BREAKING: As Torture Amendment Nears Passage …
Is the Pentagon spying on Americans?  —  Secret database obtained by NBC News tracks 'suspicious' domestic groups … By By Lisa Myers, Douglas Pasternak, Rich Gardella and the NBC Investigative Unit  —  WASHINGTON -  —  Lisa Myers  —  A year ago, at a Quaker Meeting House in Lake Worth …
Eric / Viking Pundit:
Amazing Race update - Who Dey?  - The Linz family wins the Race  —  Here's how tonight's two-hour finale went down, after the requisite review of the season:  —  Teams left from Montana in the middle of the night, heading for the next stop in Montreal, Canada.
Discussion: Brainster's Blog
Kris / Dummocrats:
Amazing Race: The Family Edition Finale
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New York Sun:
Jihad on Campus  —  At Columbia, the course catalog indicates that this spring the anthropology professor, Nicholas DeGenova, who called for "a million Mogadishus" and said "the only true heroes are those who find ways that help defeat the U.S. military," will be teaching a graduate class on "The Metaphisics of Antiterrorism."
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Charles A. Radin / Boston Globe:
Saudi donates $20m to Harvard
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Associated Press:
Iran President: Holocaust Is a 'Myth'  —  TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday the Holocaust is a "myth" that Europeans have used to create a Jewish state in the heart of the Islamic world.  —  "Today, they have created a myth in the name of Holocaust and consider …
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Hollywood's Crude Cliches  —  I don't know if anyone does time capsules anymore, but if they do I suggest that a DVD of the George Clooney movie "Syriana" be included.  I'm not sure it tells you much about today's America — not as much as an iPod, for instance, or a clip from "Entertainment Tonight" …
Jihadis, Elections and Ramadi  —  More splits in the insurgency as Election Day nears; and more of the Ramadi Problem  —  RAMADI, IRAQ: As Election Day quickly approaches in Iraq, the various jihadi factions and the non-jihadist insurgents are taking their varied positions on how to deal with the voting process.
Tim Scheiderer /
No End to Media's Defeatism on Iraq War  —  According to an ABC News/Time magazine survey of 1,700 Iraqi citizens, released in advance of historic parliamentary elections on Thursday, "surprising levels of optimism prevail in Iraq," according to ABC's polling director, Gary Langer.
Alexandra Natapoff / Slate:
Bait and Snitch  —  The high cost of snitching for law enforcement.  —  From Baltimore to Boston to New York; in Pittsburgh, Denver, and Milwaukee, kids are sporting the ominous fashion statement, prompting local fear, outrage, and fierce arguments over crime.

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