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11:35 PM ET, December 9, 2006

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Report on Iraq Exposes Divide Within G.O.P.  —  The release of the report by the bipartisan Iraq Study Group this week exposed deep fissures among Republicans over how to manage a war that many fear will haunt their party — and the nation — for years to come.
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush pans criticism of Iraq war handling
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BBC:
Bush sees US consensus over Iraq
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Philip Johnston / Telegraph:
Adopt our values or stay away, says Blair  —  Your view: what next for "multicultural" Britain?  —  Full text of Blair's multiculturalism speech  —  Audio: Andrew Pierce on why Blair isn't facing questions  —  Tony Blair formally declared Britain's multicultural experiment over yesterday …
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Telegraph:
Full text of Blair's multiculturalism speech  —  We should begin by celebrating something.  When we won the Olympic Bid to host the 2012 Games, we presented a compelling, modern vision of Britain: a country at ease with different races, religions and cultures.
William Saletan / Slate:
Tempting Fat  —  THE COMING CRACKDOWN ON TRANS FATS.  —  Put your hands in the air, and step away from the cookie.  —  That's the message from New York City, where the health department has just ordered the city's 25,000 restaurants to purge nearly all trans fats from their menus.
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Ali Akbar Dareini / Associated Press:
Iran Expands Uranium Enrichment Program  —  TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran has begun installing 3,000 centrifuges in an expansion of its uranium enrichment program that brings the Islamic nation significantly closer to large-scale production of nuclear fuel, the president said Saturday.
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Scott Macleod / Time:
Iran Reacts Favorably to the Baker-Hamilton Plan
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Time mag shocker: Iran *hearts* Iraq Study Group
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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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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Wasn't He On The Intel Committee Already?
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Telegraph:
Traces of spy poison found in cup at hotel  —  The Millennium Hotel in London emerged as the most likely site for the poisoning of the Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko last night after it was revealed that a cup had been found containing traces of the radioactive substance which killed him.
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C. J. Chivers / New York Times:
Black-Market Weapon Prices Surge in Iraq Chaos  —  The Kurdish security contractor placed the black plastic box on the table.  Inside was a new Glock 19, one of the 9-millimeter pistols that the United States issued by the tens of thousands to the Iraqi Army and police.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and The Reaction
Eleanor Clift / Newsweek:
How George W. Bush has ruined the family franchise.  —  On the eve of a report that repudiates his son's leadership, former president George H.W. Bush broke down crying when he recalled how his other son, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, lost an election a dozen years ago and then came back to serve two successful terms.
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Jennifer Kent / KRHD-LP:
4 -year-old Accused of Improperly Touching Teacher  —  BELLMEAD- A four-year-old hugged his teachers aide and was put into in-school suspension, according to the father.  But La Vega school administrators have a different story.  —  Damarcus Blackwell's four-year-old son was lining …
Michelle Malkin:
Remembering Daniel Faulkner  —  We mark the 25th anniversary of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner's murder over at Hot Air.  —  Widow Maureen Faulkner keeps the flame alive: … Michael Smerconish's book preview is here.  More on the memorials being held this weekend.
Discussion: Flopping Aces and PoliPundit.com
Amir Taheri / Arab News:
Ahmadinejad May Be Heading for His First Major Political Defeat  —  While trying to project his image as a world leader offering an alternative to "American hegemony", President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of the Islamic Republic of Iran may be heading for his first major political defeat at home.
Discussion: Andrew Sullivan
Solomon Moore / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. targeting Shiite militia strongholds  —  In areas where troops had been barred by the government, they now have 'carte blanche' to stage raids with Iraqis.  —  BAGHDAD — In pursuit of a missing soldier, U.S. and Iraqi special forces units have staged dozens of operations …
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.
 
 
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