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6:45 PM ET, November 28, 2006

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'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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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 …
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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.
Reuters:
Pelosi rejects Hastings bid to head committee
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 …
Jerry Seper / Washington Times:
Cintas warned against firing immigrant force  —  A Mississippi Democrat in line to become chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee has warned the nation's largest uniform supplier it faces criminal charges if it follows a White House proposal to recheck workers with mismatched Social Security numbers …
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Homeland Security Chair: Don't Act On False IDs In Workplace
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Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Bush Asking Arab Friends for Iraq Help  —  As President Bush and his top diplomats try to halt the downward spiral in Iraq and Lebanon, they seem intent on their strategy of talking only to Arab friends, despite increasing calls inside and outside the administration for them to reach out to Iran and Syria as well.
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Fouad Ajami / US News:
Back to the Future  —  The sin of George W. Bush …
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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.
Wall Street Journal:
Bush Approval Ratings Slip  —  President Bush's approval ratings fell to the second-lowest of his presidency, according to a new Harris Interactive poll.  —  According to the telephone poll, conducted between Nov. 17 and Nov. 21, 31% of U.S. adults called Mr. Bush's job performance "excellent" …
Robert Spencer / Front Page Magazine:
Pope Rage in Istanbul  —  Pope Benedict XVI is set to arrive in Turkey on Tuesday, and tensions are running high.  Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turk who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981, wrote to Benedict: "Your life is in danger.  You absolutely must not come to Turkey."
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Carter blames Israel for failure of roadmap, denies he's anti-Israel; Update: Carter says Shalit kidnapping "probably" a mistake  —  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 …
John Solomon / Associated Press:
Oversight board briefed on NSA spy program  —  WASHINGTON - Several members of a government board appointed to guard privacy and civil liberties during the war on terror say they're impressed with the protections built into the Bush administration's electronic eavesdropping program.
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.
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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 …
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.
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.
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.
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