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Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Feinstein Warns Against Alito Filibuster  —  WASHINGTON - A Democrat who plans to vote against Samuel Alito sided on Sunday with a Republican colleague on the Senate Judiciary Committee in cautioning against a filibuster of the Supreme Court nominee.  —  "I do not see a likelihood of a filibuster …
Remembering May, the 'gang of 14' and the vindication of various people  —  The New York Times surrendered this morning.  On its front page we read the headline "Glum Democrats Can't See Halting Bush On Courts."  The opening paragraphs say it all: … From altitude, the Democrats are losing …
Gonzales to testify on US domestic spying program  —  By Deborah Charles Fri Jan 13, 7:03 PM ET  —  WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Friday he would testify in a Senate hearing to give the administration's legal justification for a secret domestic eavesdropping operation approved …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Feinstein: Forget The Filibuster
Los Angeles Times:
All about Alito (or not)
William Tucker / Weekly Standard:
The Smear that Failed  —  OF ALL THE SMEARS AIMED at Supreme …
Discussion: The Y Files
Niall Ferguson / Telegraph:
The origins of the Great War of 2007 - and how it could have been prevented  —  Are we living through the origins of the next world war?  Certainly, it is easy to imagine how a future historian might deal with the next phase of events in the Middle East:  —  With every passing year …
Robert Tait / Observer:
West is in dark ages, says Iran's President  —  Leader threatens retaliation if the US and EU continue to try to block nuclear programme  —  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the hardline President of Iran, launched an angry tirade against the West yesterday, accusing it of a 'dark ages' mentality …
Diplomacy and Force  —  Interview: The United Nations' top inspector is prepared to issue a report on Iran's nuclear program that will 'reverberate around the world.'  —  Jan. 23, 2006 issue - The man in the middle of the escalating tensions between Iran, Europe and the United States is Mohamed ElBaradei …
Anne Penketh / Independent:
Iran: The nuclear nightmare
Discussion: The Heretik and The Left Coaster
Deborah Howell / Washington Post:
Getting the Story on Jack Abramoff  —  The Post's two-year investigation into lobbyist Jack Abramoff's dealings is one of the best and most explosive pieces of investigative journalism this town has seen in a long time.  —  The story has moved inexorably from Abramoff being a top dog lobbyist …
Jane Hamsher / firedoglake:
Enough  —  Deborah Howell is an outrage.  Or rather …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Crooks and Liars
Atrios / Eschaton:
Wanker of the Day  —  Deborah Howell.  —  Ombudsing is hard.
Discussion: Winds of Change.NET
Tim F. / Balloon Juice:
Wishful Thinking  —  Von at Obsidian Wings has noble and timely sentiments about Iran: … Then he links to a Q-and-O post which sniffs indignantly at lefty bloggers who've done some prognosticating about how the Iran imbroglio will pan out.  In a classic example of rhetorical dishonesty …
Discussion: Obsidian Wings and The Heretik
Washington Post:
U.S. Strike On Al Qaeda Top Deputy Said to Fail  —  Thousands Protest After Attack In Pakistan Leaves 17 Dead  —  KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 14 — Pakistani officials said Saturday that a U.S. missile strike intended to kill al Qaeda deputy Ayman Zawahiri had missed its target but had killed 17 people …
John / AMERICAblog:
Just fire the Democrats, please.  All of them  —  From tomorrow's NYT: … Ok, let's get a few things straight:  —  1. Yes, Virginia, the country won't just spontaneously rise up in opposition to President Bush.  You need to actually LEAD the country, you need to actually CONVINCE Americans that Bush is wrong and you are right.
Poll shows embattled DeLay trailing in Texas race
Discussion: The All Spin Zone
Mark Steyn / Chicago Sun Times:
Ham-handed Dems didn't lay a glove on Alito  —  I find it, as grave somber Senate Democrats like to say, "troubling."  Indeed, I find it not just "troubling" but sad that a party once so good at "the politics of personal destruction" has got so bad at it.  The last time they had a Supreme Court nominee …
Hugh Hewitt /
Job Application for all GOP Conference Leadership Positions  —  Thank you for applying for the position of Majority Leader.  Please return this completed form to NZ Bear.  —  Part I. The Money Stuff  —  1. Does Jack Abramoff have your cell-phone number in his Blackberry?  —  Yes.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
New York Times:
The Imperial Presidency at Work  —  You would think that Senators Carl Levin and John McCain would have learned by now that you cannot deal in good faith with a White House that does not act in good faith.  Yet both men struck bargains intended to restore the rule of law to American prison camps.
Bess Kargman / Washington Post:
Writing Wrongs  —  It Was Supposed to Be 'Inspiration.' Turns Out, They Turned in My Work  —  College admissions officers around the country will be reading my application essays this month, essays in which I describe personal aspirations, academic goals — even, in one case, a budding passion for the sitar.
Los Angeles Times:
'Marshall Plan' for Iraq Fades  —  Once the $18.6 billion for reconstruction is spent, the nation might have to rely on private investment.  'No pain, no gain,' a U.S. official says.  —  BAGHDAD — After more than 2 1/2 years of sputtering reconstruction work, the United States' "Marshall Plan" …

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