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4:10 AM ET, November 29, 2006

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Washington Post:
Pelosi Passes on Hastings, Harman for House Intel Chair  —  House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has decided against naming either Reps. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), the senior Democrat on the House intelligence committee, or Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), the panel's No. 2 Democrat …
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Katherine Shrader / Associated Press:
Pelosi passes Hastings for Intel chair
Steven R. Hurst / Associated Press:
Witnesses detail immolation attack on six Sunnis in Baghdad last week  —  BAGHDAD — The attack on the small Mustafa Sunni mosque began as worshippers were finishing Friday midday prayers.  About 50 unarmed men, many in black uniforms and some wearing ski masks, walked through the district chanting …
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Michelle Malkin:
Burning Six update: The AP responds (to USA Today); update: and now, a new AP account  —  ***scroll for updates...  (fyi, my gmail is still down.  if you are trying to reach me, use this temporary address: malkinblog-at-yahoo.com)...see below for AP tinfoil hat editorializing...plus …
Mary Katharine Ham / Townhall.com Blog's TownHall Blog:
AP: Still Debating the "Burned Alive" Story
Discussion: BobGeiger.com and TBogg
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Bush Adviser's Memo Cites Doubts About Iraqi Leader  —  A classified memorandum by President Bush's national security adviser expressed serious doubts about whether Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki had the capacity to control the sectarian violence in Iraq and recommended that the United States …
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New York Times:
Bush Blames Al Qaeda for Wave of Iraq Violence
Linda Deutsch / Associated Press:
Judge strikes down Bush on terror groups  —  LOS ANGELES - A federal judge struck down President Bush's authority to designate groups as terrorists, saying his post-Sept. 11 executive order was unconstitutionally vague, according to a ruling released Tuesday.
MSNBC:
NBC label of civil war at odds with White House  —  Pronouncement to increase public dismay over troop presence, analysts say … Today show  —  WASHINGTON - NBC News Monday branded the Iraq conflict a civil war - a decision that put it at odds with the White House and that analysts …
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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.
Ahmed Rashid / Telegraph:
Accept defeat by Taliban, Pakistan tells Nato  —  Senior Pakistani officials are urging Nato countries to accept the Taliban and work towards a new coalition government in Kabul that might exclude the Afghan president Hamid Karzai.  —  Pakistan's foreign minister, Khurshid Kasuri …
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Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Popular Mechanics:
SWAT Overkill: The Danger of a Paramilitary Police Force  —  In a guest editorial, law professor and instupundit.com blogger Glenn Reynolds argues that overagressive tactics and surplus military gear have turned some police units into a dangerous menace.  —  SOLDIERS AND POLICE are supposed to be different.
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
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Patrik Jonsson / Christian Science Monitor:   After Atlanta raid tragedy, new scrutiny of police tactics
Emily Heil / The Hill:
Son also rises in testy Webb-Bush exchange  —  President Bush has pledged to work with the new Democratic majorities in Congress, but he has already gotten off on the wrong foot with Jim Webb, whose surprise victory over Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) tipped the Senate to the Democrats.
Discussion: Political Insider and Wonkette
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 …
Fox News:
JUDGE ORDERS TREASURY DEPARTMENT TO MAKE PAPER MONEY RECOGNIZABLE TO BLIND PEOPLE  —  WASHINGTON — American paper money represents an unfair impediment to the blind, and the Treasury Department must come up with new U.S. currency to help the visually impaired use cash, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
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.
Ian / Hot Air:
Pelosi defends al Qaeda, chastises Bush (Update: Video added)  —  Pelosi is mad Bush is blaming violence in Iraq on al Qaeda: … If it's not al Qaeda's fault that they are killing soldiers and innocent civilians, then who should be blamed?  Bush?  U.S. Soldiers?  America?
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.
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.
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Hardly Innocent  —  We have experienced the birth of a new phrase in victimology — flying while Muslim.  The six imams kicked off of a US Air flight here in Minneapolis have gone on tour with this phrase at the ready, doing a "pray-in" at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington DC yesterday.
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 …
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 …
Cindy George / Houston Chronicle:
Houston man admits trying to help Taliban  —  A second man, in U.S. illegally, faces similar conspiracy and weapons charges  —  One of two Houston men accused of training to fight with the Taliban pleaded guilty this afternoon in federal court.  —  Kobie Diallo Williams, 33 …
 
 
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Washington Post:
As Iraq Deteriorates, Iraqis Get More Blame
Kim Sengupta / Independent:
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New York Times:
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Sharia law is spreading as authority wanes
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Discussion: Daimnation! and Atlas Shrugs
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Iraq panel's real agenda: damage control
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
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Anthony Boadle / Reuters:
Castro's 80th birthday bash kicks off without him
Dave Wedge / Boston Herald:
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Jon Boyle / Reuters:
French police the target in urban guerrilla war
Discussion: A Blog For All
Ed Kilgore / Salon:
Yes, Democrats do need the South!