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12:50 PM ET, December 9, 2006

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Jeff Stein / CQ.com:
Democrats' New Intelligence Chairman Needs a Crash Course on al Qaeda  —  Forty years ago, Sgt. Silvestre Reyes was a helicopter crew chief flying dangerous combat missions in South Vietnam from the top of a soaring rocky outcrop near the sea called Marble Mountain.
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Washington Post:
Iraq Strategy Review Focusing on Three Main Options  —  As pressure mounts for a change of course in Iraq, the Bush administration is groping for a viable new strategy for the president to unveil by Christmas, with deliberations now focused on three main options to redefine the U.S. military …
Laura / War and Piece:
Tilt to the Shiites, advocated by Cheney's office.  Who reported that before?
Discussion: toohotfortnr
Real Cities:
Democrats frustrated by Bush's reaction to Iraq report  —  WASHINGTON - Top Democrats in Congress left a White House meeting with President Bush on Friday frustrated over what they perceived as his reluctance to embrace major recommendations from the bipartisan Iraq Study Group.
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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 …
BBC:
Kurds brand report 'unrealistic'
Discussion: Informed Comment
Rhonda Schwartz Reports / The Blotter:
Democratic Leadership Knew About Foley E-mails  —  Rhonda Schwartz Reports:  —  The House Ethics Committee Report includes new information that top Democrats were also aware in 2005 of Mark Foley's inappropriate e-mails to congressional pages at about the same time as outgoing Speaker Dennis Hastert's office was informed.
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CREW:
CREW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MELANIE SLOAN'S REACTION TO HOUSE ETHICS FOLEY REPORT: MEMBERS AND STAFF DID VIOLATE ETHICS RULE  —  Washington, DC - Earlier today, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct released its conclusion that no member of Congress or congressional staff member broke …
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Committee Says GOP Left Foley Unchecked  —  Ethics Panel Faults Many, Punishes None  —  The House ethics committee concluded yesterday that House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and his top staff probably knew for months, if not years, of disgraced former representative Mark Foley's inappropriate contact …
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Iraqis Near Deal on Distribution of Oil Revenues by Population  —  Iraqi officials are near agreement on a national oil law that would give the central government the power to distribute current and future oil revenues to the provinces or regions, based on their population, Iraqi and American officials say.
Charles Babington / Washington Post:
Senators to Gather in Closed Meeting  —  Reid Plan Defended as Effort to 'Establish a Dialogue,' but Some See a Bad Precedent  —  Senate Democrats, who campaigned on a pledge of more openness in government, will kick off the 110th Congress with a closed meeting of all 100 senators in the Capitol.
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:   Oh, When They Get Behind Closed Doors ... Watch Out
New York Times:
Romney's Gay Rights Stance Draws Ire  —  Gov. Mitt Romney, the Massachusetts Republican who has built a presidential campaign on a broad appeal for conservative support, is drawing sharply increased criticism from conservative activists for his advocacy of gay rights in a 1994 letter.
John / Inside Europe:
Semi-random notes while listening to Jelly Roll Morton and making excuses for not having posted for a couple of days:  —  Actually, I've been busy with a translation and so have had little desire to do any more typing.  One thing running this blog taught me how to do is touch-type, and I'm actually pretty fast now.
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jules crittenden:
Eurovision  —  A colossal steaming pile from a London School …
Discussion: Tim Blair
epw.senate.gov:
Majority Fact of the Day  —  SENATOR INHOFE ANNOUNCES PUBLIC RELEASE OF "SKEPTIC'S GUIDE TO DEBUNKING GLOBAL WARMING"  —  Contact: Marc Morano (Marc_Morano@epw.senate.gov ), Matt Dempsey (Matthew_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov )  —  Washington D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) …
Dana Stevens / Slate:
A Pre-History of Violence  —  MEL GIBSON'S BLOODY, BEWILDERING APOCALYPTO.  —  Here is a partial list of the indignities to which the human body is subjected in Mel Gibson's Mayan epic Apocalypto (Buena Vista): being impaled on a trap made of animal bones.  Being forced to ingest tapir testicles.
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Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Negative real rates of return, part II
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Kirk Semple / New York Times:
Iraqis Line Up to Put Hussein in the Noose  —  One of the most coveted jobs in Iraq does not yet exist: the executioner for Saddam Hussein.  The death sentence against Mr. Hussein is still under review by an appeals court, but hundreds of people have already started lobbying the prime minister's office for the position.
Discussion: Althouse
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
Neoconservatives — exposed, scorned, but still in control  —  The one positive aspect of the Baker-Hamilton report is that the reactions it is provoking — both positive and viciously negative — have shed as bright a light as one could hope for on our current predicament.
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Secretaries of Deference  —  Lambert points out something important relating to my post yesterday on The Aristocrats: … I think the single most sickening example of this phenomenon was the mewling and puking on the part of the Washington establishment over the revelation of an extra-marital affair …
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Digby / Hullabaloo:
The Aristocrats  —  Gilliard has posted a rundown of the recent Fall of the House of Bush.
Discussion: Firedoglake
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
Joseph Kahn / New York Times:
China, Shy Giant, Shows Signs of Shedding Its False Modesty  —  China's Communist Party has a new agenda: it is encouraging people to discuss what it means to be a major world power and has largely stopped denying that China intends to become one soon.  —  In the past several weeks China …
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Rumsfeld Discusses Successes, Failures  —  Defense Secretary Says Abu Ghraib Was a Low Point  —  Departing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said yesterday that his most difficult moment on the job was when he learned of the abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison.
 
 
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'Restoration' after the fall  —  Fellow evangelicals seek …
Katherine Rosman / Wall Street Journal:
BlackBerry Orphans  —  The growing use of email gadgets …
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Ben Ashford / The Sun:
'Muslim only' pool outrage
Confederate Yankee:
The AP Goes Truthy. Will the Left Stay Silent?
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The injustice of the Jeff Skilling case
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