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4:20 AM ET, December 2, 2006

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Anne Mulkern / Denver Post:
Tancredo protesters turn violent  —  Violence erupted at a Michigan law school Thursday when protestors tried to block a speech by Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo.  —  Police were called after protestors pulled a fire alarm prior to the speech on immigration policies.
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The State News:
Protesters crash immigration event  —  A campus discussion about illegal immigration turned violent Thursday evening, when protesters clashed with the MSU College Republicans and Young Americans for Freedom, who sponsored the event.  —  Kyle Bristow, chairman of the Young Americans for Freedom …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Hot Air
Times of London:
Poison plotters claim their second victim  —  Police fear that the murder of a former Kremlin spy may have been part of a double killing plot after a second man was taken to hospital last night with radiation poisoning.  —  The Anti-Terror Group is examining whether the killers …
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TRex / Firedoglake:
"Weaponized" Polonium-210 and What It May Mean
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
The Tom Friedman disease consumes Establishment Washington  —  (updated below)  —  Someone e-mailed me several days ago to say that while it is fruitful and necessary to chronicle the dishonest historical record of pundits and political figures when it comes to Iraq, I deserve to be chastised …
Economist:
A national party no more?  —  The Republicans are in danger of being confined to the South  —  THREE years ago Zell Miller, then a Democratic senator for Georgia, published an anguished book entitled "A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat".
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Walter Olson / Times of London:
US markets must 'learn from London'  —  A new report highlights the reasons for the US financial markets' declining influence, but does the new Congress have the will to reform Sarbanes-Oxley?  —  Tumbleweeds are not yet blowing through Manhattan's vacant streets, but if New York is to hold onto …
Discussion: TigerHawk and PointOfLaw Forum
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Karen W. Arenson / New York Times:
Cheating on an Ethics Test?  It's 'Topic A' at Columbia  —  Cheating is not unheard of on university campuses.  But cheating on an open-book, take-home exam in a pass-fail course seems odd, and all the more so in a course about ethics.  —  Yet Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism …
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Flip / Suitably Flip:
MSM Finishing School
Discussion: RADAR, Gawker and Wake up America
Pajamas Media:
THE FAKING IMAMS — Pajamas Media Exclusive: Police Report, Passenger Reveals That Flying Imams Were Up to No Good  —  THE FAKING IMAMS — PAJAMAS MEDIA EXCLUSIVE: POLICE REPORT, PASSENGER REVEALS THAT FLYING IMAMS WERE UP TO NO GOOD  —  The Now Notorious Flying Imams Claim Their Only Crime Was …
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The Daily Troika: Obama's Secret Meet.  / Popma Endorses McCain  —  Sen. John McCain has signed up an important evangelical activist in Iowa.  Marlys Popma, a two time former exec. dir of the Iowa GOP and former presiden tof Iowa Right to Life, will join McCain's presidential exploratory committee.
Discussion: The Fix and The Corner
Michael Rubin / Lebanon Daily Star:
Arabs may one day miss George W. Bush  —  The Middle East cheered the Republican defeat in the recent American congressional elections.  The official Syrian daily Al-Baath labeled the elections a "painful blow," while the Saudi daily Al-Watan called for a "wise" policy from Washington …
Arnold Kling / TCS Daily:
Education and Entrepreneurship  —  "...we need a completely new stream of teachers to staff a new vision of what our high schools should look like."  — Carl J. Schramm, The Entrepreneurial Imperative, p. 181  —  I have been losing interest in the contests between Democrats and Republicans in Washington.
Discussion: SCSUScholars and EconLog
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Has Obama become the front-runner for '08?  —  Ian blogged this yesterday but I got a solid e-mail from a friend about this this morning so I'm going to post on it again.  My politically savvy pal advises us to prepare for full-blown Obamamania: … He's hip, he's hot, he's not Hillary.  (Or is he?)
Salt Lake Tribune:
GOP strategists: Impact of Romney's Mormonism exaggerated  —  WASHINGTON - The Mormon problem for Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's expected presidential run has been overblown, a panel of Republican strategists said Thursday.  —  "The Mormon issue is way overstated," said Mark McKinnon …
Robin Givhan / Washington Post:
Al Sharpton's Strong Suit Is Making a Statement  —  On Monday morning, Al Sharpton was photographed alongside Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly during a news conference at New York's City Hall.  The tableau of men and women — almost all in dark suits …
Discussion: The Corner
Abu Kais / Michael J. Totten:
The breaking of a country: Hizbullah takes to the streets of Beirut  —  Hundreds of thousands of Shias from the south have flooded two squares in downtown Beirut.  According to LBC, the Christian participation is weak, with even lesser participation by Beirut Sunnis.
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Christine Clarridge / Seattle Times:
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Spencerackerman / toohotfortnr:
I needed you but you didn't need me, so I just gotta tell you: goodbye
David Morgan / Reuters:
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Associated Press:
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court grants three cases
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Barney Frank and Bill O'Reilly Square Off
Discussion: Andrew Sullivan
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Michael Moore names two new suspects in murder of U.S. troops
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
THE FLYING IMAMS: WHAT DIDN'T HAPPEN
Stephen Bainbridge / TCS Daily:
Is There 'No Obligation to Act'?
Discussion: Hyscience
Greg Simmons / Fox News:
REYES VOWS TO TACKLE IRAQ, WIRETAPS AS NEW HEAD OF HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE
Charles Hurt / Washington Times:
Democrats to offer permanent tax cut
Discussion: Blogs for Bush and PunditGuy
Sharon LaFraniere / New York Times:
Sex Abuse of Girls Is Stubborn Scourge in Africa