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5:40 PM ET, November 28, 2006

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New York Times:
Bush Blames Al Qaeda for Wave of Iraq Violence  —  President Bush today said Al Qaeda was to blame for the rising wave of sectarian violence in Iraq, which he refused to label a civil war.  Mr. Bush said he would press Iraq's prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, during meetings in Jordan later …
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Associated Press:
Bush blames al-Qaida for stoking Iraq violence  —  President in Baltics for NATO summit, heads to Jordan later in the week  —  Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, left, sits across the table from President Bush, and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, before the start of their meeting …
Discussion: Political Animal and Sadly, No!
WAHU-TV:
Warner Addresses War In Iraq
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.
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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 …
Reuters:
Pelosi rejects Hastings bid to head committee
Discussion: Roger L. Simon and Blogs for Bush
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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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 …
Fouad Ajami / US News:
Back to the Future  —  The sin of George W. Bush, to hear his critics tell it, is that he unleashed the forces of freedom in Arab-Islamic lands only to beget a terrible storm.  In Iraq and in Lebanon, the furies of sectarianism are on the loose; and in that greater Middle East stretching …
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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.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Carter blames Israel for failure of roadmap, denies he's anti-Israel  —  As usual when the sage of Plains turns up on TV, it's an embarrassment of outraged riches.  Here you'll find him bestowing the Carter seal of approval to James Baker and the "peace at any price" gang …
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.
Discussion: Lean Left, Tammy Bruce and The Mahablog
Fiona Macrae / Daily Mail:
Women talk three times as much as men, says study  —  It is something one half of the population has long suspected - and the other half always vocally denied.  Women really do talk more than men.  —  In fact, women talk almost three times as much as men, with the average woman chalking …
Audrey Hudson / Washington Times:
How the imams terrorized an airliner  —  Muslim religious leaders removed from a Minneapolis flight last week exhibited behavior associated with a security probe by terrorists and were not merely engaged in prayers, according to witnesses, police reports and aviation security officials.
Michael Kinsley / Washington Post:
Like I Care  —  The first person I knew who had a Web site of his own was a fellow Washington journalist.  This was when many journalists were still just getting into e-mail, but the URL for this Web site quickly circulated around town and around the world.  Why?  Well, we were all impressed by the technological savvy.
Joann Loviglio / pennlive.com:
Democrats win control of Pa. House after 12 years in minority  —  WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Democrats won control of the state House of Representatives for the first time in 12 years Tuesday as Chester County officials settled a pair of hotly contested House races three weeks after the election.
 
 
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Agence France Presse:
7,000 Qaeda members killed or captured in two years
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George Saunders / New Yorker:
"BORAT": THE MEMO  —  Dear Ken:  —  Got your note, deeply honored.
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Jerry Seper / Washington Times:
Cintas warned against firing immigrant force
Neela Banerjee / New York Times:
Pastor Chosen to Lead Christian Coalition Steps Down in Dispute Over Agenda
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Don Babwin / Associated Press:
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Ed Kilgore / Salon:
Yes, Democrats do need the South!
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Robert Novak / Chicago Sun Times:
Dem win lands Schumer a whole new role
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Rich Noyes / NewsBusters.org:
Is 'Cronkite Moment' Just a Media Myth?
Discussion: Redstate and CBS News
CNN:
Pilot of crashed U.S. fighter jet missing in Iraq
Opinion Journal:
Dial Joe-4-Chávez  —  Massachusetts Democrats love Venezuela's strongman.
Popular Science:
The Overlooked Importance of the Nail
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San Francisco Chronicle:
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