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3:55 PM ET, January 4, 2007


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Lois Romano / Washington Post:
Passed Over by Pelosi, Harman Doesn't Get Even.  She Gets Mad.  —  Catfight aftermath: Rep. Jane Harman is still quite irked that House Speaker-designee Nancy Pelosi nixed her for chairman of the House intelligence committee — and she's not exactly being stoic about it.
Pelosi becomes first woman House speaker
Discussion: Fact-esque and Blogs of War
Washington Post:
Pelosi Walks Tightrope Enforcing Rules
Discussion: Wizbang and
James Gordon Meek / NY Daily News:
W pushes envelope on U.S. spying  —  New postal law lets Bush peek through your mail  —  WASHINGTON - President Bush has quietly claimed sweeping new powers to open Americans' mail without a judge's warrant, the Daily News has learned.  —  The President asserted his new authority …
Booman Tribune:
Negroponte to State: What's Going On?  —  My little hamster wheel has been spinning white hot ever since I read that John Negroponte is leaving his position as Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to take a position as Deputy Secretary of State.  This is some really, really strange stuff.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
The Right Minimum Wage  —  A federal minimum wage is an idea whose time came in 1938, when public confidence in markets was at a nadir and the federal government's confidence in itself was at an apogee.  This, in spite of the fact that with 19 percent unemployment and the economy contracting …
Opinion Journal:
The 100 Hours Rush  —  Speaker Pelosi learned a few things from Tom DeLay.  —  Congratulations to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats, who begin their new control of Congress today.  They also deserve full marks for paying attention while in the minority, because it's clear Democrats learned …
Discussion: It Shines For All
The Influence Peddler:
House Dems Moving Goalposts
Discussion: MyDD
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Eye on the Clock, House Democrats Put Their Focus On '100 Hours'
Discussion: Firedoglake and Wonkette
New York Post:
RANGEL BOOTS VEEP  —  EVICTS CHENEY FROM CHOICE CAPITOL DIGS  —  Rep. Charles Rangel has evicted Vice President Dick Cheney from his office in the Capitol, and the Harlem heavyweight is moving into the prime digs today, The Post has learned.  —  Gilded letters were freshly painted atop …
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Miers Resigns As White House Counsel  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Harriet Miers, President Bush's failed Supreme Court nominee, has submitted her resignation as White House counsel, the White House announced Thursday.  —  White House press secretary Tony Snow said the president reluctantly accepted …
Frank Newport / Gallup Poll:
Majority of Americans View Media Coverage of Iraq as Inaccurate  —  Most likely to say coverage is too negative  —  PRINCETON, NJ — A majority of Americans — 56% — believe that the news media's coverage of the situation in Iraq is generally inaccurate.  About 4 out of 10 Americans agree …
Discussion: Hot Air and Media Blog
Editor and Publisher:
WEDNESDAY'S LETTERS: Iraq Death Toll, Jamil Hussein, Steve Outing's …
Discussion: Hot Air
Robert Tracinski /
To Win in Baghdad, Strike at Tehran  —  As early as next week, President Bush is expected to give a major speech announcing a new strategy in Iraq.  This is an excellent opportunity for the administration to announce a big strategic change that could dramatically improve America's prospects in Iraq.
Brent Scowcroft / New York Times:
Getting the Middle East Back on Our Side
Barack Obama / Washington Post:
A Chance To Change The Game  —  This past Election Day, the American people sent a clear message to Washington: Clean up your act.  —  After a year in which too many scandals revealed the influence special interests wield over Washington, it's no surprise that so many incumbents were defeated …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
New Orleans Repeats Mistakes as It Rebuilds  —  Many Houses Built in Areas Katrina Flooded Are Not on Raised Foundations  —  NEW ORLEANS — By ones and twos, homeowners here are reinhabiting neighborhoods, even the most devastated ones, and many view their return as a triumph over adversity.
Jacob Weisberg / Slate:
Our Iraqi Mistake  —  WHAT WAS IT, EXACTLY?  —  Listen to the MP3 audio version of this story here, or sign up for Slate's free daily podcast on iTunes.  —  Virtually everyone now agrees that the war in Iraq has been a vast mistake.  But what, exactly, was the nature of that mistake?
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
D.C. Notes: Murtha Again Taking the Lead on Iraq  —  Arriving on the Hill, Melinda and I made a beeline for the office of Rep. Jack Murtha, the man most responsible for the Democrats seizing control of the 110th Congress (other than George Bush, that is).  —  His office is filled …
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Michael Rubin / NY Daily News:
How to make '07 Ahmadinejad's last year in power
Discussion: The Corner
Scientists' Report Documents ExxonMobil's Tobacco-like Disinformation …
Hindrocket / Power Line:
WITH FRIENDS LIKE THIS...  This ties in directly with Paul's …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Congressional Black Caucus gives Jefferson a standing ovation
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Is This A Franchise?  —  The UN has announced yet another investigation …
Discussion: Telegraph and American Thinker
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Racist stereotypes shaped Duke rape case
Washington Post:
Contractors Are Cited in Abuses at Guantanamo
Peter Spiegel / Los Angeles Times:
Old guard back on Iraq policy
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Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Uri Berliner says he is resigning from NPR as he “cannot work in a newsroom where I am disparaged by a new CEO whose divisive views confirm” NPR's problems

Gene Maddaus / Variety:
A Los Angeles ethics agency fines former CBS CEO Les Moonves $15K for misconduct in obtaining confidential police info about a sexual assault claim against him

Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
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