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9:20 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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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.
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.
Liza Porteus / Fox News:
FEDS ARREST MAN THEY SAY PLANNED TO DETONATE GRENADES IN ILLINOIS SHOPPING MALL  —  Dec. 8: Courtroom artist's drawing is a man identified by authorities as Derrick Shareef, 22, of Rockford, Ill., as he appeared before a judge.  —  CHICAGO — A man has been arrested by federal agents …
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 …
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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Times of London:
Warm welcome in Washington, cold shoulder elsewhere  —  The recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group were broadly welcomed by most Republicans and Democrats in Washington yesterday, but received a far cooler reception in Iraq, Iran, Israel and from the US military.
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
Editor and Publisher:
AP Stands By Disputed Iraq Story, Calls Charges 'Plain Wrong'  —  NEW YORK Charges that The Associated Press had been duped into running a false story on six Iraqis who were allegedly set on fire two weeks ago — and had used as a source a supposedly fictional Iraqi police captain …
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Mary Katherine Ham / Examiner:
Who, exactly, is The Associated Press' Capt. Jamil Hussein?
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and On Deadline
Allahpundit / Hot Air:   AP to bloggers: Stop maligning our stringers, chickenhawks
Norman Podhoretz / Weekly Standard:
A True American Hero  —  Jeane Kirkpatrick, 1926-2006.  —  When I first met Jeane Kirkpatrick in 1972, she was an academic political scientist mainly interested in domestic politics.  She was also a Democrat and a close associate of Hubert Humphrey who, both as a senator …
Discussion: Power Line and Publius Pundit
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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
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.
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Zogby:
President slips to all-time low in the Zogby Poll as key demographic groups jump ship  —  The national job approval rating of President Bush has plummeted to 30%, an all-time low in the latest Zogby International telephone poll, sinking below the 31% approval rating he dropped to in early June.
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
Mark Wallace / Wired News:
Firefly Reborn as Online Universe  —  Like Capt. Mal Reynolds stumbling in after a bar fight, the short-lived but much beloved sci-fi series Firefly will soon make an unexpected return, not as a TV show, but as a massively multiplayer online game.  —  Now that's shiny.
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Labor Presses for Measure to Ease Unionizing  —  Claiming a major role in the Democrats' victory last month, labor leaders are pressing Congressional Democrats to enact a measure to make it easier for workers to unionize.  —  Labor leaders see the measure as pivotal to stop a slide in union membership that has lasted decades.
Associated Press:
Defense secretary laments Abu Ghraib in farewell  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaving office, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld bade a sometimes emotional farewell Friday, saying the single worst day of his nearly six years there was when he learned of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse in Iraq.
Discussion: liberal catnip
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
It's a Cheney!  —  My only regret about Mary Cheney's pregnancy is that it didn't happen earlier — say, during the 2004 presidential race, when Cheney was working for her father's campaign and his running mate was busy trying to write discrimination against people like her into the Constitution.
 
 
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