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3:55 PM ET, December 8, 2006

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Mike Flannery / WBBM-TV:
Suspect Arrested In Alleged Chicago Terror Plot  —  Law Enforcement Officials: Plot Involved Attack In Chicago  —  (CBS) CHICAGO A suspect has been arrested in an alleged terror plot that involves a Chicago target, sources tell CBS 2.  —  As CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery reports …
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Mike Robinson / Associated Press:
Feds: Man planned to blow up Ill. mall  —  CHICAGO - A man who authorities said wanted to commit acts of "violent jihad" against civilians was charged Friday in a plot to set off hand grenades in garbage cans at a shopping mall, authorities said.  —  Derrick Shareef, 22, of Rockford …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Feds disrupt terror attack planned for Chicago-area mall?  Update: "Violent jihad"; Update: Affidavit alleges video will  —  John Little e-mails to say that ABC News is working on a big one: … Supposedly, he's not tied to any organization.  —  Standby for more.
Pierre Thomas / ABCNEWS:
'Lone Wolf' Charged with Plotting Attack During Christmas Rush
Jimmy Carter / Los Angeles Times:
Speaking frankly about Israel and Palestine  —  Jimmy Carter says his recent book is drawing knee-jerk accusations of anti-Israel bias.  —  I SIGNED A CONTRACT with Simon & Schuster two years ago to write a book about the Middle East, based on my personal observations as the Carter Center …
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Melissa Drosjack / Fox News:
JIMMY CARTER FIRES BACK AT LONGTIME AIDE OVER BOOK  —  WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter faced new criticism Friday over his controversial book on Palestinian lands when a former Middle East diplomat accused him of improperly publishing maps that did not belong to him.
Discussion: Power Line
Gateway Pundit:   Busted! Jimmy Carter Caught Plagiarizing in New Book!
Fox News:
FOX FACTS: DR. KENNETH W. STEIN'S LETTER
Discussion: Hang Right Politics
Daniel Freedman / It Shines For All:
Jeane Kirkpatrick, RIP; 'But Then, They Always Blame America First'  —  Update IV: 10:51 a.m.: John Bolton was just on CNN.  Clearly choking back tears, he said that "it really is very sad for america" and that Kirkpatrick "will be greatly missed."  He said:
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William Branigin / Washington Post:   Ex-Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick Dies
Tim Weiner / New York Times:
Kirkpatrick, U.N. Envoy Under Reagan, Dies
Associated Press:
AP Poll: Few Americans expect victory in Iraq  —  WASHINGTON: Americans are overwhelmingly resigned to something less than clear-cut victory in Iraq and growing numbers doubt the country will achieve a stable, democratic government no matter how the U.S. gets out, according to an AP poll.
Washington Post:
Bush Appears Cool to Key Points Of Report on Iraq  —  President Talks of Forming 'New Strategy'  —  President Bush vowed yesterday to come up with "a new strategy" in Iraq but expressed little enthusiasm for the central ideas of a bipartisan commission that advised him to ratchet …
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New York Times:
Bush Backs Away From 2 Key Ideas of Panel on Iraq  —  President Bush moved quickly to distance himself on Thursday from the central recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, even as the panel's co-chairmen opened an intensive lobbying effort on Capitol Hill to press Mr. Bush to adopt their report wholesale.
MSNBC:
House Ethics finds GOP leaders negligent  —  Republicans did not break any rules in Foley-Congressional page scandal  —  WASHINGTON - The House ethics committee reported Friday that Republican lawmakers and aides failed to protect young male pages from former Rep. Mark Foley's improper advances …
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CNN:
Report: House GOP leaders neglected to protect pages … WASHINGTON (CNN) — The House ethics committee has found that GOP leaders did not break any rules in handling allegations of improper Internet exchanges between former Rep. Mark Foley and former pages, but they were negligent in protecting the teenagers.
Washington Post:
For Now, an Unofficial Rivalry  —  Possible Clinton-Obama Presidential Clash Has Senate Abuzz  —  On Wednesday night, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy hosted the nine Democratic members of his health and education committee at an intimate dinner in his home in Washington's Kalorama neighborhood.
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Dana Blanton / Fox News:
FOX NEWS POLL: OBAMA TRAILS CLINTON IN 2008 DEM PRIMARY
Greg Miller / Los Angeles Times:
Return fire from the right  —  The idea of talks with Iran and Syria riles many conservatives.  Some say the focus was on an exit, not a victory.  —  WASHINGTON — Right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh called it "The Iraq Surrender Group."  —  The conservative New York Post tabloid doctored …
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Susan Cornwell / Reuters:
Overture to Iran defended by Iraq report authors
Discussion: Winds of Change.NET
New York Times:
Changes Are Expected in Voting by 2008 Election  —  By the 2008 presidential election, voters around the country are likely to see sweeping changes in how they cast their ballots and how those ballots are counted, including an end to the use of most electronic voting machines without a paper trail …
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
That Murder in London  —  The poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, renegade Russian spy and fierce critic of Vladimir Putin's government, is everywhere being called a mystery.  There is dark speculation about unnamed "rogue elements" either in the Russian secret services or among ultranationalists acting independently of the government.
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
A Father's Tears  —  George H.W. Bush cried at a tribute to his son Jeb.  What else was he feeling?  —  He stood there at the podium, the kind of podium he'd stood at 5,000 times in a long political life, and talked to the kind of audience he knew well: supporters and loyalists, old friends and new.
Robert Bateman / New York Post:
THE (NOT SO) INFALLIBLE AP ROBERT  —  THE most powerful media institution in all of human history is the Associated Press.  Its news feed is ubiquitous - used, directly or indirectly, by every U.S. newspaper and TV news program and a vast number of foreign ones, too.
 
 
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Gloria Galloway / Globe and Mail:
Same-sex marriage file closed for good, PM says
Caroline Dobuzinskis / MotherJones.com:
Sherrod Brown: First We Go After Big Pharma
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NY Daily News:
P. S., these books are sick!
Discussion: PoliPundit.com and On Deadline
Dr Frank Boulton / Times of London:
Nuclear nightmare  —  Sir, Today Medact publishes a damning report …
Discussion: Harry's Place and The Corner
Matthew Yglesias:
Moral Seriousness  —  Alongside the silliness of the Baker …
Discussion: Political Animal and Eschaton
Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
Scope of 2nd Amendment's questioned
Charles Q. Choi / Yahoo! News:
Llamas Enlisted to Thwart Biological Weapons
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Labor Presses for Measure to Ease Unionizing
Shelby Steele / Opinion Journal:
Our Unceasing Ambivalence  —  Why it's so hard to define victory in Iraq.
Discussion: TIME, Neptunus Lex and TigerHawk
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Time to Party in the Capital. Just Bring the Checkbook.
New York Post:
KERRY PLAYS IT COOL FOR DEMS
Reuters:
European Socialists eager to work with U.S. Democrats
 

 
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