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9:15 AM ET, January 5, 2007

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Steven R. Hurst / Associated Press:
Iraq threatens arrest of police officer  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Interior Ministry acknowledged Thursday that an Iraqi police officer whose existence had been denied by the Iraqis and the U.S. military is in fact an active member of the force, and said he now faces arrest for speaking to the media.
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Confederate Yankee:
Game On: AP Claims Jamil Hussein Is Real, Faces Arrest  —  Well now, aren't things just getting lively? … We'll get to those accusations momentarily, but lets jump down to the end of the article. … When contacted for a response moments ago, the U.S military (MNF-I PAO) stated:
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Oh, You Mean That Jamil Hussein!
Discussion: Nitpicker
Curt / Flopping Aces:
Jamil Hussein Found?
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
AP: Iraqi government confirms that Jamil Hussein exists
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John M. Broder / New York Times:
Jubilant Democrats Assume Control on Capitol Hill  —  In a day of transition and pageantry, exultant Democrats on Thursday took control of both houses of Congress for the first time in a dozen years and elected the first woman to be speaker of the House.  —  Representative Nancy Pelosi …
Discussion: the talking dog
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Washington Post:
Democrats Take Control on Hill
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
Arizona Republic:
Guardsmen overrun at the Border  —  National Guard unit stormed while patroling the border  —  Border attack raises security concerns  —  A U.S. Border Patrol entry Identification Team site was overrun Wednesday night along Arizona's border with Mexico.  —  According to the Border Patrol …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Mexican gunmen cross border, rout National Guard  —  Actually, I don't know for sure that they were Mexican.  All sorts of people steal across the Mexican border who aren't native to that country.  Just ask Mike McCaul.  —  Would "the goddamned fence" have helped here?  It couldn't have hurt.
CBS News:
FEELINGS ABOUT NEW CONGRESS  —  Optimistic  —  Pessimistic  —  But when asked if Democrats and President Bush can cooperate — in general and on Iraq, which is overwhelmingly Americans' top priority — half those polled were doubtful.  —  Fifty-one percent said the White House and Congress …
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
North Korea Prepping Nuclear Weapons Test  —  Defense Officials Tell ABC News 'They've Put Everything in Place'  —  North Korea appears to have made preparations for another nuclear test, according to U.S. defense officials.  —  "We think they've put everything in place to conduct …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Opinion Journal:
Moonbatta Non Grata  —  Remember Cindy Sheehan?  Neither do we, but the surprise is who else doesn't.  Fox News reports she showed up on Capitol Hill yesterday: … The Sheehanoids managed to cow Rep. Rahm Emanuel into shutting down his press conference.  And from the Angry Left bloggers who once cheered her on: silence.
Discussion: GINA COBB
Daniela Deane / Washington Post:
Miers Resigns As White House Counsel  —  White House legal counsel and failed Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, a longtime friend and adviser of President Bush, resigned from her White House position today, Press Secretary Tony Snow announced.  —  Miers, 61, will leave her job at the end …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and Abovethelaw.com
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Zionists to colonize the moon!  Update: Zionist space aggression begins?  —  Iran tried to warn us.  You laughed, I laughed.  We all laughed.  —  Who's laughing now? … Supposedly, sales spiked last month when NASA announced plans to build a moon base.  People are speculating in lunar real estate.
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
White House Postponing Loss of Iraq, Biden Says  —  Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said yesterday that he believes top officials in the Bush administration have privately concluded they have lost Iraq and are simply trying to postpone disaster …
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
FINAL CAT BLOGGING....I have some sad news.  About an hour ago Jasmine was sitting on my desk (keeping an eye on me, as usual) when she went into a violent spasm and fell to the ground.  She died within a minute.  —  I don't know what happened, but it was probably a heart attack.
Discussion: TBogg
 
 
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