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8:05 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.
Curt / Flopping Aces:
Getting The News From The Enemy, Update IV  —  Many people have emailed me with an update on the Iraqi press conference.  I received the same email as Michelle Malkin did but she was able to get a more complete transcript.  First here is the email from Centcom: … Please note that the AP was at the briefing.
American Thinker:
Fanning the flames  —  Our contributor Sharon Tosi Moore …
Discussion: Right Wing Nut House
Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:
A "Third Way" on Fake Iraqi Cops?
Discussion: Bill's Bites
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 …
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R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr / American Spectator:
The Gentleman From Virginia  —  WASHINGTON — When Ronald Reagan's former secretary of the navy, James Webb, eked out victory against the Republican Senator George Allen in Virginia, what did the Democrats gain?  To be sure they gained control of the Senate.  That has been widely noted.
Discussion: Inactivist, Hot Air and WuzzaDem
George Will / Jewish World Review:
Webb conveys the message of a boor
Discussion: Argghhh!
Washington Post:
Bush: Calls for Troop Drawdowns Unrealistic  —  At Summit, President Stands by Iraqi Prime Minister, Discusses Speeding Up Security Handover  —  President Bush delivered a staunch endorsement of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Thursday morning and dismissed calls for U.S. troop withdrawals …
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Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush agrees to speedy turnover in Iraq
jules crittenden:
OK, This Is The Deal
Discussion: Riehl World View and Hyscience
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 …
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BBC:
Russian ex-PM has mystery illness  —  Former Russian Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar is being treated in a Moscow hospital after falling violently ill on a trip to Ireland on 24 November.  —  Speculation is rife that he may have been poisoned.  He fell ill a day after former Russian spy Alexander …
Discussion: Hot Air and The Political Pit Bull
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Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Democrats Reject Key 9/11 Panel Suggestion  —  Neither Party Has an Appetite for Overhauling Congressional Oversight of Intelligence  —  It was a solemn pledge, repeated by Democratic leaders and candidates over and over: If elected to the majority in Congress, Democrats would implement …
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
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.
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
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.
Discussion: CorrenteWire
Nico / Think Progress:
Right-Wing Radio Host Fabricates Controversy To Attack First Muslim Congressman  —  Right-wing radio host Dennis Prager wrote a column earlier this week claiming that Rep.-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to Congress, had "announced that he will not take his oath of office on the Bible …
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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Associated Press:
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Wrongly Accused Man Settles Bomb Suit
ABCNEWS:
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