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5:20 AM ET, December 9, 2006

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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 …
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Chicago Tribune:
Rockford man charged in alleged terror plot  —  Video: Terror plot arrest  —  A 22-year-old Rockford man appeared in federal court in Chicago today, charged with plotting to set off hand grenades in a terror attack at a busy Rockford mall during the holiday season.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
AP to bloggers: Stop maligning our stringers, chickenhawks  —  Another volley from Kathleen Carroll, the executive editor.  Last Friday, according to Times writer Tom Zeller, she told reporters it would be the height of foolishness to continue to engage the "mad blog rabble" (Zeller's words).
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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 …
Bruce Kesler / Democracy Project:
AP's Kathleen Carroll Plays For High Stakes (as did Nixon)
Discussion: The Jawa Report
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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CREW:
CREW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MELANIE SLOAN'S REACTION TO HOUSE ETHICS …
Discussion: The Blotter and AMERICAblog
CNN:
Report: House GOP leaders neglected to protect pages
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Committee Says GOP Left Foley Unchecked
Discussion: 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 …
Discussion: Power Line and Publius Pundit
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Associated Press:
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, U.N. Envoy Under Reagan, Dies  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, a political science professor whose support for Ronald Reagan conservatism catapulted her into the post of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has died at 80.  She was the first woman to hold the post.
Tim Weiner / New York Times:
Kirkpatrick, U.N. Envoy Under Reagan, Dies
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.
Justin Rood / TPMmuckraker:
GOP Senator: Iraq War "May Be Criminal"  —  It's the kind of thing you'd expect to hear on Pacifica Radio, not in a speech by a Republican senator.  —  "I, for one, am at the end of my rope when it comes to supporting a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same streets in the same way …
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs and Instaputz
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Susan Cornwell / Reuters:
Overture to Iran defended by Iraq report authors
Discussion: neo-neocon
Times of London:
Warm welcome in Washington, cold shoulder elsewhere
Discussion: Power Line and Captain's Quarters
Kenneth T. Walsh / US News:
Bush Reaction to Report Worries Father's Aides  —  Former White House advisers to George H.W. Bush are keenly disappointed and concerned about the current President Bush's initial reaction to the report by the Iraq Study Group.  —  They consider him rather dismissive of the group's conclusions …
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BBC:
Kurds brand report 'unrealistic'
Discussion: Informed Comment
Michelle Malkin:
Hey, Rosie O'Donnell: Did you teach your kids to speak "ching chong," too?  —  Typical Hollywood liberal: She's the first and loudest to accuse others of bigotry—pausing only to take a breath before practicing it herself.  Click to watch the video of Rosie O'Donnell on The View …
Discussion: Macsmind
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Racial sensitivity on The View
Discussion: TMZ.com
Damian Grammaticus / BBC:
Condoms 'too big' for Indian men  —  A survey of more than 1,000 men in India has concluded that condoms made according to international sizes are too large for a majority of Indian men.  —  The study found that more than half of the men measured had penises that were shorter than international standards for condoms.
Discussion: The Lede, On Deadline and Unfogged
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.
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
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 …
 
 
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Digby / Hullabaloo:
The Aristocrats  —  Gilliard has posted a rundown of the recent Fall of the House of Bush.
Discussion: Firedoglake and The News Blog
Larry Ribstein / Ideoblog:
Trading on political information
Brad / The BRAD BLOG:
EXCLUSIVE: REP. HOLT SAYS HIS ELECTION REFORM LEGISLATION …
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New York Times:
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Philip Johnston / Telegraph:
Blair: Paying religious groups is a mistake
Discussion: TigerHawk
Lois Romano / Washington Post:
Upon Retiring, Frist Urges Senators to Work Together
Discussion: Think Progress and Demagogue
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Antitrust Ambiguity to Be on Justices' Docket
Mark Wallace / Wired News:
Firefly Reborn as Online Universe
Gloria Galloway / Globe and Mail:
Same-sex marriage file closed for good, PM says
NY Daily News:
P. S., these books are sick!
Discussion: PoliPundit.com and On Deadline
 

 
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David Folkenflik / NPR:
NPR suspended Uri Berliner for five days without pay, starting on April 12, after he wrote an essay accusing NPR of losing the public's trust

Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Lucy Craymer / Reuters:
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