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4:05 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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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.
Discussion: The American Pundit and Wizbang
The Smoking Gun:
Shopping Mall Terror Plot Foiled  —  FBI: Man planned "to disrupt Christmas" with "acts of jihad"  —  An Illinois man plotted to set off hand grenades at a Chicago-area shopping mall in a holiday season terror campaign that was thwarted by federal investigators.
Michelle Malkin:
A terrorist mall plot: "I swear by Allah ...I'm down for the cause"  —  I just got back from a trip to the mall to see the headlines about the alleged Chicago terrorist mall plot: … Allah's been on the story since lunchtime.  Also tracking: Dan Riehl and John Little.
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 …
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
Christina Bellantoni / Washington Times:
Foley report awaited from ethics committee  —  The House ethics panel has not released its findings into the behavior of Mark Foley, the Florida Republican who left Congress in disgrace, despite looming adjournment and an October promise that the probe would conclude in "weeks, not months."
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William Branigin / Washington Post:
Ex-Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick Dies  —  Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, a conservative political scientist who became the first woman to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, died at her home outside Washington late Thursday, colleagues announced today.  She was 80.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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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.
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
Caroline Dobuzinskis / MotherJones.com:
Sherrod Brown: First We Go After Big Pharma  —  WASHINGTON DISPATCH: The senator-elect from Ohio weighs in on drug-pricing reform, Iraq, the '08 campaign, and (oh yeah, that!) trade.  —  Fresh from victory in Ohio's knock-down drag-out Senate race, Sherrod Brown is happily preparing to exit …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Sirotablog
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.
 
 
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Gloria Galloway / Globe and Mail:
Same-sex marriage file closed for good, PM says
NY Daily News:
P. S., these books are sick!
Discussion: On Deadline and PoliPundit.com
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
Robert Bateman / New York Post:
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Shelby Steele / Opinion Journal:
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