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6:00 PM ET, November 18, 2006

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WRAL-TV:
Controversial Assignment Leads To Teacher's Resignation  —  SMITHFIELD, N.C. — A Spanish teacher at Smithfield-Selma Senior High School resigned this week after handing out an assignment that some students and parents said teaches hate.  —  Khalid Chahhou, who was in his first year of teaching …
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:   Teacher Resigns After Assignment Sparks Controversey
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Bolton in extraordinary outburst against United Nations  —  The U.S. Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, launched a scathing attack on the United Nations Friday.  —  Bolton was furious over the adoption by the General Assembly of a resolution which said the assembly regretted the deaths …
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Pamela Geller Oshry / Atlas Shrugs:
FOOKIN JOHN BOLTON!  —  Another Jew hating, Israel bashing resolution passed by the corrupt world body that ignores the Islamic Jihad of the Khartoum Government in Sudan, ignores the oppression of non Muslims in Muslim countries, ignores the mad ravings of Islamic Iran bent on annihilating the West …
BBC:
Blair accepts 'disaster' in Iraq  —  Tony Blair has publicly agreed with the opinion that the violence in Iraq since the 2003 invasion has been a disaster.  —  The UK prime minister was responding to a question by Sir David Frost in an interview on the new al-Jazeera English-language Arabic TV channel.
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Associated Press:
Leahy Seeks Documents on Detention  —  Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), who will chair the Senate Judiciary Committee next year, asked the Justice Department to release two newly acknowledged documents, which set U.S. policy on how terrorism suspects are detained and interrogated.
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM) and Macsmind
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Brian Beutler / The Raw Story:
Dem judiciary leader seeks torture documents
Michael Young / Lebanon Daily Star:
Kiss goodbye to a liberal Middle East  —  Amid the joy surrounding the defeat of the Republicans in last week's midterm congressional elections, I might be forgiven this dissenting observation: With George W. Bush so roundly beaten, don't expect much American interest, in the foreseeable future …
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Syrian Officials and Iraq Study Group Met, Envoy Says
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Media Matters for America:
"Media Matters"; by Jamison Foser  —  GOP gets a thumpin', and media revive their substance-free, sophomoric taunting ... of Democrats  —  Elections rarely present perfect tests of progressivism versus conservatism.  But they are the best way we have of keeping score …
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Atrios / Eschaton:
The Big Money  —  Consider helping out your favorite bloggers.  Not me, advertising money has been good lately (thanks Chevron! thanks Glenn Beck!) but some of the rest of bloggers out there.  The largely unsung heroes are the "local bloggers" who focus mostly on local issues and candidates …
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Jmelli / bluejersey.net:
Blue Jersey Aims High, Needs Your Help
Thomas Sowell / Opinion Journal:
Freedom Man  —  Milton Friedman had both genius and common sense.  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—Milton Friedman was one of the very few intellectuals with both genius and common sense.  He could express himself at the highest analytical levels to his fellow economists in academic publications …
Discussion: Austin Bay Blog
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Nico / Think Progress:
Kondracke Dubs Nancy Pelosi The 'Wicked Witch Of The West' »  —  Fox News host Mort Kondracke, the "left-leaning" counterpart to Weekly Standard editor Fred Barnes on Fox News' The Beltway Boys, said last night that incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) should be nicknamed the "Wicked Witch of the West."
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Psychic CSI - Lefties Catch Coulter Bending Space-Time!  —  Here is a shocking story from the Times: … Pretty ghastly.  But let's see how some prominent lefty sites react - here is Steven D at the Booman Tribune: … And following a Times excerpt, we get this conclusion:
Darryl Fears / Washington Post:
Republicans Lost Ground With Latinos In Midterms  —  After Gains in 2004, GOP Stumbled on Immigration  —  Two years ago, Latino voters gravitated in larger-than-ever numbers toward President Bush, the former governor of Texas, a Mexican border state, and his brother Jeb, the loquacious Florida governor who speaks fluent Spanish.
Discussion: PoliPundit.com and Oliver Willis
Robert Novak / Real Clear Politics:
Steele Speaking Out, Chafee's Last Defection  —  WASHINGTON — President Bush's political advisers are urging Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele neither to seek nor accept a Cabinet post but instead find a national platform on television or radio.  —  While losing for the U.S. Senate …
Discussion: Hot Air
Charles Babington / Washington Post:
Party Shift May Make Warming a Hill Priority  —  Dramatic changes in congressional oversight of environmental issues may pump new life into efforts to fight global warming, activist groups and lawmakers said yesterday.  —  Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) announced his intention to become …
Discussion: MyDD and Political Animal
TigerHawk:
Crude oil his a 17-month low  —  Crude oil has hit a 17-month low.  National security conservatives and anti-carbon greens should get together now — before Americans readjust to inexpensive gasoline — and push through a reasonable tax on carbon-based fuels in return for an extension …
Discussion: JustOneMinute
NY Daily News:
Pelosi's bruising  —  Wins top job but loses in nasty fight over No. 2  —  WASHINGTON - Democrats unanimously chose Nancy Pelosi as House speaker, but she still came away a loser after her handpicked choice for majority leader, Rep. John Murtha, was hammered by Rep. Steny Hoyer.
Juan Forero / Washington Post:
Colombian Government Shaken By Lawmakers' Paramilitary Ties  —  Investigation Leads to Arrest of Current, Former Officials  —  The government of President Álvaro Uribe is being shaken by its most serious political crisis yet, as details emerge about members of Congress who collaborated …
Discussion: This Modern World
 
 
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