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2:30 PM ET, December 4, 2006

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Terence Hunt / Associated Press:
Bush accepts Bolton's U.N. resignation  —  WASHINGTON - Unable to win Senate confirmation, U.N. Ambassador John Bolton will step down when his temporary appointment expires within weeks, the White House said Monday.  —  Bolton's nomination has languished in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee …
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Washington Post:
John Bolton Resigns as U.S. Ambassador to U.N.  —  President Bush today accepted the resignation of John R. Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, expressing deep disappointment that "a handful" of senators had blocked his confirmation last year.  —  Bolton, 58, submitted …
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
Bolton to Leave Post as U.S. Envoy to U.N.  —  President Bush today ended his efforts to have John R. Bolton confirmed by the Senate as United Nations ambassador and said Mr. Bolton will leave the position, which he has held for the past year after being chosen between Congressional terms, this month.
White House:
President Bush Accepts Ambassador John Bolton's Resignation …
Discussion: JURIST and On Deadline
Hotline On Call:   Bolton Bolts: The Full Statement
Col. Oliver North / Fox News:
HYPE AND HOPE  —  Washington, D.C. — It all sounded …
Deborah Sontag / New York Times:
Videotape Offers a Window Into a Terror Suspect's Isolation  —  One spring day during his three and a half years as an enemy combatant, Jose Padilla experienced a break from the monotony of his solitary confinement in a bare cell in the brig at the Naval Weapons Station in Charleston, S.C.
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Digby / Hullabaloo:
Breaking The Furniture  —  This is going to keep me up tonight: … I know that all the tough guys on the right will say that Padilla is just being a typical whining malcontent but I have a feeling that most of them would crumble into blubbering babies after five minutes in his position.
Opinion Journal:
Global Warming Gag Order  —  Senators to Exxon: Shut up, and pay up.  —  Washington has no shortage of bullies, but even we can't quite believe an October 27 letter that Senators Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe sent to ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson.  Its message: Start toeing the Senators' line on climate change, or else.
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Opinion Journal:
The 'Obfuscation Agenda'
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Evan Thomas / Newsweek:
So Now What, Mr. President?  —  Folks used to wonder why he didn't push into Baghdad.  Baker doesn't hear that question much anymore.  —  George W. Bush was doing everything he doesn't usually like to do.  He was traveling in foreign lands (when Bush campaigns, he likes to fly home every night to sleep in his own bed).
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George Will / Jewish World Review:
If only Iraq had — were capable of — a normal civil war
Discussion: Daily Pundit
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Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
Separating Hyperbole From Horror in Iraq
Hannah Allam / Real Cities:
Iraqi Army division deepens discord  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - The overwhelmingly Shiite Muslim military force at the forefront of U.S. and Iraqi plans to secure one of the nation's most fractious provinces is accused of arresting hundreds of Sunni men on little or no evidence …
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Matt Belanger / News, Weather and Sports:
Daschle Will Not Seek Presidency  —  He served as a senator representing South Dakotans in Washington for more than 25 years and has invested more than a year laying the groundwork for a presidential campaign.  —  Tom Daschle was expected to make a decision about running for president …
Anthony Shadid / Washington Post:
Shiite Protester Shot Dead In Beirut as Tensions Rise  —  Sunni residents and Shiite protesters clashed in the capital Sunday, leaving one man dead and raising tension across Lebanon on a third day of demonstrations aimed at toppling the government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora.
Jim Chen / Jurisdynamics:
Honoring Norman Borlaug  —  This network has already lauded Norman Borlaug, the recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize.  C.S. Prakash, professor of plant molecular genetics at Tuskegee University, is urging passage of H. R. 4924, the Congressional Tribute to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Act of 2006.
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Democrats Who Opposed War Move Into Key Positions  —  New Committee Chairmen Had Warned of Postwar Disorder  —  Although given little public credit at the time, or since, many of the 126 House Democrats who spoke out and voted against the October 2002 resolution that gave President Bush authority …
Kendrick Frazier / LiveScience:
Scientist Fights Church Effort to Hide Museum's Pre-Human Fossils  —  Famed paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey is giving no quarter to powerful evangelical church leaders who are pressing Kenya's national museum to relegate to a back room its world-famous collection of hominid fossils showing the evolution of humans' early ancestors.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Daily Kos
Daniel Gross / New York Times:
National Health Care?  We're Halfway There  —  WHEN Democrats assume control of Congress next month, they may be dusting off some long-dormant proposals on how to deal with the growing disconnect between health insurance and employment.  From 2000 to 2005, the proportion of workers aged 18 …
Discussion: TAPPED
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton's Talks With Democrats May Signal Bid for President  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has begun a calculated series of meetings with top New York Democratic officials to signal that she is likely to run for the presidency in 2008 and to ask for their support if she does …
 
 
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Brownback Moves Toward White House Bid
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Military mockery  —  Democrats harbor outdated, outlandish views …
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Times of London:
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
ECONOMICS vs. PHYSICS CAGE MATCH....Robin Hanson complains …
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Lawmakers Wrapping Up Session but Leaving Loose Ends
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BBC:
Anger at UN chief's Iraq comments
Examiner:
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Sebastian Mallaby / Washington Post:
A Split in the GOP Tent
Michelle Boorstein / Washington Post:
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