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9:50 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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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 …
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.
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.
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
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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Allahpundit / Hot Air:   AP to bloggers: Stop maligning our stringers, chickenhawks
Mary Katherine Ham / Examiner:
Who, exactly, is The Associated Press' Capt. Jamil Hussein?
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and On Deadline
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 …
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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:
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, U.N. Envoy Under Reagan, Dies
Larry Margasak / Associated Press:
Foley panel: GOP didn't protect pages  —  WASHINGTON - The House ethics committee reported Friday that Republican lawmakers and aides failed to protect young male pages from former Rep. Mark Foley (news, bio, voting record)'s improper advances, concluding an investigation into a scandal …
Discussion: Brendan Calling
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
 
 
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Discussion: Hot Air
NY Daily News:
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