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12:10 AM ET, December 2, 2006

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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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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Litvinenko's lunch companion tests positive for polonium …
Discussion: BLACKFIVE, Sky News and Pajamas Media
This Is London:
DEADLY POLONIUM TRACED TO RUSSIAN NUCLEAR PLANT
Discussion: TBogg and New York Sun
Telegraph:
Scaramella tests positive for polonium
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Strata-Sphere
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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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 …
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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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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 …
Carrie Johnson / Washington Post:
Report on Corporate Rules Is Assailed  —  Investor groups sounded alarms yesterday after it emerged that a foundation with ties to a pair of well-heeled business donors and an executive battling civil charges had funded a controversial new report seeking to slash corporate regulation.
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Walter Olson / Times of London:
US markets must 'learn from London'
Discussion: TigerHawk and PointOfLaw Forum
Flip / Suitably Flip:
MSM Finishing School  —  [Scroll for updates]  —  A long-time feeder to the mainstream media, Columbia's journalism school is currently training a new crop of grad students that are already cutting corners and flouting the rules just like the pros do it.
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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 …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Greg Simmons / Fox News:
REYES VOWS TO TACKLE IRAQ, WIRETAPS AS NEW HEAD OF HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE  —  WASHINGTON — Texas Rep. Silvestre Reyes has been chosen to head the House Intelligence Committee when the Democrats take control of Congress in January as his party tries to boost oversight of the intelligence community and get U.S. troops out of Iraq.
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Hotline On Call:
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
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?)
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 …
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 …
 
 
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Gary Shteyngart / New York Times:
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Robin Givhan / Washington Post:
Al Sharpton's Strong Suit Is Making a Statement
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Jay / Stop The ACLU:
Westboro Baptist Church Freaks Chased Away
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court grants three cases
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Barney Frank and Bill O'Reilly Square Off
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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
Wretchard / The Belmont Club:
But deliver us from evil
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
 

 
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Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Internal memo: ABC News Executive Editor Stacia Deshishku is leaving the network and her 35-year career in journalism

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