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4:30 AM ET, November 18, 2006

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Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
RNC denies offering chairmanship to Steele
Discussion: The News Blog
Carrie Budoff / Philadelphia Inquirer:
Santorum: No oval office run  —  Some backers sought an '08 campaign, but he said: "Absolutely, positively not."  —  Don't expect to see Sen. Rick Santorum's name on the 2008 presidential ballot.  —  "Absolutely, positively not.  Absolutely not," Santorum said yesterday on The Michael Smerconish Show on WPHT-AM (1210).
Rep. Nancy Pelosi / The Huffington Post:
Bringing the War to an End is my Highest Priority as Speaker  —  This morning, I visited our brave men and women at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center.  It is a place of prayers, of honor, of respect, and reflection.  And I left there more committed than ever to bringing the war to an end.
Terence Hunt / Associated Press:
Bush: Vietnam war offered lessons for Iraq  —  HANOI, Vietnam - President Bush said Friday the United States' unsuccessful war in Vietnam three decades ago offered lessons for the American-led struggle in Iraq.  "We'll succeed unless we quit," Bush said shortly after arriving in this one-time war capital.
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
On to Vietnam, Bush Hears Echoes of 1968 in Iraq 2006
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Gavin M. / Sadly, No!:
Two Of A Perfect Troika  —  First it was Ann Coulter, under investigation in Florida for ballot irregularities.  Now Laura Ingraham is in some hot soup for her attempt to jam the Democrats' voter assistance hotline during the election.  —  Ingraham's performance was particularly Republican in that …
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Pat Leahy wants to investigate Laura Ingraham
Discussion: TAPPED and Hullabaloo
Rob Stein / Washington Post:
A Second Pour of Good News About Substance in Red Wine  —  A component of red wine recently shown to help lab mice live longer also protects animals from obesity and diabetes and boosts their physical endurance, researchers reported yesterday.  —  The new research helps confirm and extend …
Jim Suhr / Associated Press:
Gay penguin book shakes up Ill. school  —  SHILOH, Ill. - A picture book about two male penguins raising a baby penguin is getting a chilly reception among some parents who worry about the book's availability to children — and the reluctance of school administrators to restrict access to it.
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
McCain Tells Conservatives G.O.P.'s Defeat Was Payback for Losing 'Our Principles'  —  Senator John McCain said Thursday that Republicans had lost the midterm elections because "we abandoned our principles" on fiscal policy and government restraint, inviting a backlash from Americans over what they saw as widespread hypocrisy.
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
Who'll Claim the Center?  —  Republicans and Democrats adjust to last week's power shift.  —  WASHINGTON—A postelection stay in the cool, cloudy capital reveals a sober Republican Party attempting every day in conversations throughout Capitol Hill a rancor-free analysis of why the party lost …
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Issues Front and Center  —  Big Ideas for Democrats: Health Care, Energy and Economic Inequality  —  The Democrats now have the opportunity the Republicans spurned, which is to build a broad coalition in the center and become once again the nation's governing party.
Discussion: TalkLeft, Eschaton and MaxSpeak
BBC:
Dutch government backs burqa ban  —  The Dutch cabinet has backed a proposal by the country's immigration minister to ban Muslim women from wearing the burqa in public places.  —  The burqa, a full body covering that also obscures the face, would be banned by law in the street, and in trains, schools, buses and the law courts.
Discussion: On Deadline
Andrew Bridges / Associated Press:
Ban on Silicone Breast Implants Lifted  —  WASHINGTON — The government ended a 14-year virtual ban on silicone-gel breast implants Friday despite lingering safety questions, making the devices available to tens of thousands of women who have clamored for them.
Andrew DeMillo / Associated Press:
Huckabee says campaign laws aid McCain  —  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Friday said potential 2008 presidential rival John McCain's campaign finance reforms gives the Republican senator an advantage over other candidates by allowing him to transfer money easily.
Discussion: Daily Pundit
New York Times:
Man Acquitted in 9/11 Perjury Case  —  A jury in Federal District Court in Manhattan returned a verdict of not guilty in the second trial of a Jordanian immigrant who was accused of trying to mislead a grand jury investigating the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  —  The jury of 9 women and 3 men found …
Discussion: Hullabaloo, TalkLeft and On Deadline
Mary Clare Jalonick / Associated Press:
Sen. Baucus to tackle health care costs  —  WASHINGTON — The incoming chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said Thursday he wants to hold hearings on looming insolvencies in the Medicare and Social Security programs but said President Bush's plan to partially privatize Social Security is dead.
 
 
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Times of London:
Blair admits Iraq is 'pretty much a disaster'
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Republicans just love the filibuster now
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