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12:35 AM ET, December 1, 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.
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 …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
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 …
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
Digby / Hullabaloo:
The Taming Of The Upstart
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Huffington Post
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.
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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Hindrocket / Power Line:
THE LINEUP FOR 2008  —  Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist announced that he will not run for President in 2008.  You can read his statement here.  Frist's announcement didn't make a very big splash; many observers hadn't taken him seriously as a Presidential candidate in any event.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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Senator Bill Frist:
Looking Ahead as My Term as a Citizen Legislator Ends
Discussion: UNCoRRELATED
Washington Post:
Iraq Panel to Urge Pullout Of Combat Troops by '08  —  The bipartisan Iraq Study Group plans to recommend withdrawing nearly all U.S. combat units from Iraq by early 2008 while leaving behind troops to train, advise and support the Iraqis, setting the first goal for a major drawdown of U.S. forces …
Discussion: Sadly, No!
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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Bryan / Hot Air:
Warren and Obama Updated to explain my "Protestant pope" comment Update: Warren apologizes for Syria remarks, then contradicts his apology  —  I think I've established my credibility, or at least indefatigability, as a critic of Rev. Rick Warren here in the past couple of weeks.
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
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
Tyler Cowen / Opinion Journal:
Change for the Better  —  The case for economic turbulence.  —  Is a volatile economy good for American workers?  To judge by the news accounts of layoffs and downsizing and families grimly adjusting to straitened circumstances, the answer would seem to be no. Three in five jobs for 22 …
Discussion: EconLog and Reason Magazine
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.
 
 
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SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Olbermann's Special Comment on Gingrich: "We fight for liberty …
Deacon / Power Line:
"SAD" NANCY PELOSI
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Time To Say Good-Bye?  —  Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL) is back again …
Drew Pritt / Political Insider:
Mabus, Musgrove, Moore for Mississippi Democrats in '07 & '08
Discussion: MyDD and Daily Kos
Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun Times:
Obama is going to go for it  —  Bottom line: I think Sen. Barack Obama …
Discussion: TIME, Sirotablog and Decision '08
Clinton W. Taylor / American Spectator:
Hezbollah in Latin America
Discussion: Hot Air
Margaret Webb Pressler / Washington Post:
Do Not Pry Open Until Christmas
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Associated Press:
Guacamole lawsuit: Where's the avocado?
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Sarah Skidmore / Associated Press:
Wrongly Accused Man Settles Bomb Suit
Associated Press:
Japan Says It Could Build a Nuclear Bomb
Lindsay Beyerstein / New York Press:
COVER UP  —  How New York's buildings are disappearing beneath …
Nico / Think Progress:
Right-Wing Radio Host Fabricates Controversy To Attack First Muslim Congressman
White House:
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Prime …
Discussion: CFR.org and First Draft
Wall Street Journal:
Majority of Americans Believe Iraq Is in 'Civil War', Poll Finds
 

 
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