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11:50 PM ET, November 30, 2006

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Michelle Malkin:
Rumors and reporting in Iraq  —  ***scroll for updates...NYTimes blogger Tom Zeller Jr weighs in...plus: bloggers note the significance of the capture of Mazer Al-Jubouri, aka the Baghdad Sniper, and his group...***  —  I've been following up with CENTCOM on the Associated Press/sketchy sources brouhaha.
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Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
"Juba" the Baghdad Sniper Captured!  —  The Iraqi Ministry of the Interior announced that it has captured the Baghdad sniper known as Ali Nazar al Jubori.  The name sounds eerily familiar. al Jubori....could this be the original Juba sniper?  That is the claim being made.
American Thinker:
Fanning the flames  —  Our contributor Sharon Tosi Moore is an officer in the United States Army Reserves, currently serving in Iraq.  Today, she writes about the disputed report of Sunnis burned alive by Shiites. … This headline was blared with authority and gleeful revulsion across every newspaper …
Discussion: Right Wing Nut House
Jason / COUNTERCOLUMN:
Kathleen Carroll, you may resign your post.  —  UPDATE: Welcome, InstaPundit Readers!!!  For more on how the AP has already demonstrated itself willing to lie and conceal in order to protect itself from criticism, see this post here.  —  I didn't get out in front of the whole Mystery Captain …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
A possibly stupid question about the AP/Centcom kerfuffle  —  Jim Hoft, a.k.a. Gateway Pundit, has a new post up on a big news story from September about trenches being dug around Baghdad.  The source for the story?  Brig. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf, an Iraqi official who just so happens …
Associated Press:
Iraq ministry forms unit to monitor news
Gateway Pundit:
A "60 Mile Trench Around Baghdad" Should Have Been a Clue
Discussion: jules crittenden
ABCNEWS:
EXCLUSIVE: Iranian Weapons Arm Iraqi Militia  —  Hezbollah Training Also Linked to Iraq Violence  —  U.S. officials say they have found smoking-gun evidence of Iranian support for terrorists in Iraq: brand-new weapons fresh from Iranian factories.  According to a senior defense official …
George Will / Jewish World Review:
Webb conveys the message of a boor  —  Wednesday's Washington Post reported that at a White House reception for newly elected members of Congress, Webb "tried to avoid President Bush," refusing to pass through the reception line or have his picture taken with the President.
Discussion: Argghhh!
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Greg Sargent / tpmcafe.com:
George Will Distorts WaPo's Own Reporting To Smear Jim Webb
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr / American Spectator:
The Gentleman From Virginia
Discussion: Inactivist, Hot Air and WuzzaDem
jules crittenden:
OK, This Is The Deal  —  I get tired sometimes.  It seems like there is nothing but devastation and death, it's all going to hell, for nothing.  And I live in a peaceful place, I'm not even engaged in this thing, not like before.  So this quiet, prosperous place must be an illusion, or I am.
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Dan Froomkin / Watchdog Blog:
On Calling Bulls**t  —  Mainstream-media political journalism is in danger of becoming increasingly irrelevant, but not because of the Internet, or even Comedy Central.  The threat comes from inside.  It comes from journalists being afraid to do what journalists were put on this green earth to do.
Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun Times:
Obama is going to go for it  —  Bottom line: I think Sen. Barack Obama, who is seriously considering a run for president, is going to jump into the 2008 race.  I predict the freshman Illinois Democrat will announce near the end of this year or the beginning of 2007, sometime after he returns from a holiday break in his native Hawaii.
Discussion: TIME, Sirotablog and Decision '08
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Iowa Governor Begins His Bid For President
Discussion: toohotfortnr
Des Moines Register:
Vilsack kicks off long-shot campaign
Guardian:
Litvinenko was victim of 'Russian rogue agents'  —  British intelligence sources increasingly suspect that Alexander Litvinenko, the former spy killed with a radioactive poison, was the victim of a plot involving "rogue elements" within the Russian state, the Guardian has learned.
Discussion: Hot Air
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Independent:
Sushi bar identified as key link in poisoning
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
Associated Press:
Japan Says It Could Build a Nuclear Bomb  —  TOKYO (AP) — Japan has the technological know-how to produce a nuclear weapon but has no immediate plans to do so, the foreign minister said Thursday, several weeks after communist North Korea carried out a nuclear test.
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:   And We Can Make It Smaller, Cheaper, And More Efficient
Justin Rood / TPMmuckraker:
Focus of FBI Probe, Mollohan May Oversee FBI Budget  —  The leadership ambitions of two senior Democrats have already been deep-sixed for their murky ethics histories.  Here's a third Democrat heading for a powerful post whom folks may want to keep an eye on.  —  Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) is under investigation by the FBI.
yct-ut.org:
Conservative Students to Display "ACLU Nativity Scene"  —  Contact: Kevin Potter, Director of Communications - 469.231.4327  —  Conservative Students to Display "ACLU Nativity Scene"  —  Young Conservatives of Texas at UT Austin  —  Contact: Tony McDonald, Chairman 512.923.6893
Discussion: Hot Air and In the Bullpen
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Benchwarming  —  THE SUPREME COURT MELTS DOWN OVER GREENHOUSE GASSES.  —  If there is anything stranger than writing up your story on global warming in a T-shirt ... in late November ... in the District of Columbia, I can't quite think what it is.  In fact nothing about this morning's oral argument …
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
FEMA Told to Resume Storm Aid  —  Judge's Ruling May Affect Thousands On the Gulf Coast  —  The Bush administration unconstitutionally denied aid to tens of thousands of Gulf Coast residents displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Rita and must resume payments immediately, a federal judge ordered yesterday.
Wall Street Journal:
Majority of Americans Believe Iraq Is in 'Civil War', Poll Finds  —  A majority of Americans think Iraq is in the midst of a civil war, a new Harris Interactive poll finds, and few are confident that Robert Gates's nomination as Secretary of Defense will improve the situation there.
Margaret Webb Pressler / Washington Post:
Do Not Pry Open Until Christmas  —  The Hard Truth About Hated 'Clamshell' Packaging  —  There's a part of Christmas morning that Tiffany Seay dreads: getting everything out of its packaging.  The twisties.  The tape.  The hard plastic ties, like handcuffs for dolls.  The itty-bitty screwdrivers.
Discussion: David Corn
Lindsay Beyerstein / New York Press:
COVER UP  —  How New York's buildings are disappearing beneath a blanket of never-ending scaffolds and backroom deals  —  For many residents of the oft-termed New New York, the post-9/11 building boom represents prosperity, regeneration and renewed vitality.
Discussion: Unfogged and James Wolcott's Blog
 
 
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Deacon / Power Line:
"SAD" NANCY PELOSI
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Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Time To Say Good-Bye?  —  Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL) is back again …
Audrey Hudson / Washington Times:
Marshals decry imams' charges
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Mabus, Musgrove, Moore for Mississippi Democrats in '07 & '08
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