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9:05 PM ET, November 28, 2006

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White House:
Press Gaggle by Tony Snow and National Security Advisor Steve Hadley  —  MR. SNOW: Okay.  Sorry to be so late.  Very quickly, what we're going to do is we'll start out, Steve is going to read out three foreign leader calls that have been made on the flight and then take your questions …
Reuters:
Pelosi rejects Hastings bid to head committee  —Text+WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida, impeached as a federal judge in 1989 on corruption charges, dropped his bid under pressure on Tuesday to chair a congressional panel designed to help protect America's security, a party aide said.
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Fox News:
PELOSI-HASTINGS MEETING COULD SIGNAL END OF CHAIRMANSHIP BID  —  WASHINGTON — House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi will meet Tuesday with Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings, and those with knowledge of Pelosi's thinking told FOX News that Hastings will be told he is not going to be the next chairman …
Lesley Clark / The State:
Hastings not likely to lead House Intelligence Committee  —  WASHINGTON — Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., will not be the next chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, a Democratic aide confirmed Tuesday as Hastings left a private meeting with Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Katherine Shrader / Associated Press:
Pelosi passes Hastings for Intel chair
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Editor and Publisher:
'Civil' Disobedience Spreads — 'NYT' Adjusts Language on Iraq  —  NEW YORK In the wake of the highly-publicized NBC and MSNBC decision to start referring to the conflict in Iraq as a "civil war," other media outlets, which have long used phrases such as "sectarian violence," are re-considering their language in this regard.
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Washington Post equals White House propaganda on Iraq  —  This is an unbelievable segment which shows how screwed up the Washington Post is.  Dana Priest says that The Washington Post doesn't label the incredible amount of violence in Iraq a "civil war" because government officials won't.
Anna Crane / Editor and Publisher:
UPDATED: Media Starting to Describe Iraq Conflict as 'Civil War'
Discussion: The Caucus, CBS News, On Deadline and PBD
Mark Memmott / On Deadline:
AP, U.S. military spar over atrocities report  —  The Associated Press is standing by its report that six Sunni men were burned to death in Baghdad Friday by Shiites, even though U.S. military officials have accused the wire service of relying on a source who "is not who he claimed he was," an Iraqi police captain.
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Lesley Clark / Miami Herald:
Congressman calls Miami a `Third World country'  —  WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Tancredo, the leader of the anti-illegal immigration faction in the U.S. House, spent a recent weekend at The Breakers in Palm Beach.  —  Ninety miles to the south, he found a symbol to bolster his belief …
Atrios / Eschaton:
Centrism  —  Just adding on to Ezra, I have hostility to the concept of "centrism" for a variety of reasons.  First, except on a few mostly social issues there really isn't all that much which can be neatly fit into a left-center-right-axis.  Mostly centrism is used be elite opinionmakers …
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Ezra Klein:   Centrism  —  Regarding Kevin's admonition to avoid rejecting …
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon Considers Moving Troops From al-Anbar Province to Baghdad  —  Major Strategic Shift Considered to Secure Iraqi Capital  —  ABC News has learned that Pentagon officials are considering a major strategic shift in Iraq, to move U.S. forces out of the dangerous Sunni-dominated …
Dennis Prager / Townhall.com:
America, Not Keith Ellison, decides what book a congressman takes his oath on  —  Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress, has announced that he will not take his oath of office on the Bible, but on the bible of Islam, the Koran.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Court Clears Way for Prosecutor to Review Records in Times Case  —  The United States Supreme Court refused yesterday to stop a federal prosecutor from reviewing the telephone records of two reporters for The New York Times.  The records, the newspaper said, include information about many of the reporters' confidential sources.
CNN:
Pilot of crashed U.S. fighter jet missing in Iraq … BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — The U.S. military said Tuesday it has not found the pilot of an Air Force fighter jet a day after it crashed in Iraq.  —  The pilot, who officials have not named, has been classified as "duty status and whereabouts unknown …
Jon Boyle / Reuters:
French police the target in urban guerrilla war  —  PARIS (Reuters) - Stoned, beaten and insulted, their vehicles torched by crowds of hostile youths, French police say they face an urban guerrilla war when they enter the run-down neighborhoods that ring the major cities.
Discussion: A Blog For All
Brian C. Ledbetter / snapped shot:
Cheerleading for the Terrorists  —  The media, in all of its glory, wholeheartedly participating in the celebration of a new weapon designed to kill Jews:  —  More details will follow shortly, as soon as I have the time.  I hope to track down the news articles attached to this event …
Anthony Boadle / Reuters:
Castro's 80th birthday bash kicks off without him  —  HAVANA (Reuters) - Fidel Castro's 80th birthday celebration kicked off on Tuesday with the ailing Cuban leader nowhere in sight but hundreds of admirers from around the world were on hand to pay homage.  —  The opening of an art exhibit …
 
 
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