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11:50 AM ET, January 6, 2007

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Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
HALF THE STORY: Don Surber notes, quoting a correspondent: … Well, that's half the numbers.  Filling in the other half (which, to Surber's credit, is linked from his post), we see that Bush is at 45% job approval and 54% disapproval, while Pelosi is at 43% favorable and 39% unfavorable.
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Rasmussen Reports:
Pelosi: 43% Have Favorable Opinion of New House Speaker  —  Forty-three percent (43%) of Americans have a favorable opinion concerning the nation's new Speaker of the House.  The first woman to serve in that role, Nancy Pelosi (D) earns favorable reviews from 45% of women and 41% of men.
Don Surber:
Don't quit the day job, Nancy  —  An e-mail from Mark Eichenlaub at the Reign of Terror: … D'oh!  Another guy not falling for our lies.  —  UPDATE: Instapundit and Volokh Conspiracy have why things are not as close as they appear.  —  Volokh said their disapproval figures are 54% …
Robert Kuttner / Boston Globe:
Get serious, Democrats  —  DEMOCRATS in Congress plan to restore pay-as-you-go budget rules.  The rules preclude tax cuts, unless paid for by other tax increases or spending cuts.  This is mostly a good idea — but unless Democrats get serious about repealing Bush's tax cuts for the rich …
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
House Tightens Disclosure Rules for Pet Projects  —  The House voted on Friday to pull the shadowy tradition of Congressional earmarking into the daylight, requiring lawmakers to attach their names to the pet items they slip into spending or tax bills and certify that they have no financial interest in the provisions.
Fox News:
PELOSI ELECTED SPEAKER, FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD HOUSE
Discussion: unfutz
TRex / Firedoglake:
Late Nite FDL: Spocko vs. The Rat  —  Evenin', fellow firedogs!  Tonight I'm going to attempt to get us all up to speed about a situation that I suspect we're going to be hearing a lot about in the near future.  This story was brought to my attention by ¡El Gato Negro!.  —  Where to begin?
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Tom Siebert / MediaPost Publications:
Media Critic's Blog Shuttered After Disney Complains  —  IN THE LATEST SKIRMISH BETWEEN big media and a blogger, The Walt Disney Company has succeeded in shutting down the Web site "Spocko's Brain."  —  On the site, blogger and media critic "Spocko" took issue with on-air comments …
Aj Kandy / A.J. Kandy:
Bad Brand Stewardship: The Mouse and KSFO  —  ABC/Disney are tarnishing their own brand by lending their legal muscle to rabidly right-wing San Francisco talk affiliate KSFO.  In doing so, they've also enraged the blogosphere with their shut-down of a critical blog that was hosting clips …
Associated Press:
Army asks dead to sign up for another hitch … WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army said Friday it would apologize to the families of about 275 officers killed or wounded in action who were mistakenly sent letters urging them to return to active duty.  —  The letters were sent a few days after Christmas …
Time:
Behind Negroponte's Move  —  The Director of National Intelligence resigns to take a job as Condi Rice's deputy.  Is it a loss for intelligence or a gain at State?  —  Will it create more problems than it solves?  That's the question Washington is pondering in the wake of a personnel whipsaw at the top of the Bush Administration.
Discussion: Times of London
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Timothy J. Burger / Time:   Where Does Negroponte Leave Intelligence?
Newsweek:
The Next Top Spy
Discussion: Daimnation!
Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:
Al-Qaeda, Islamic Courts gather the new Somali Jihad  —  Zawahiri, Islamist Courts lay the groundwork for the insurgency  —  While the Islamic Courts repeatedly denied any connection to al-Qaeda, the evidence to the contrary is overwhelming.  Hassan Dahir Aweys, the 'spiritual leader' …
Discussion: garoweonline.com and PrairiePundit
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Hassan M. Fattah / New York Times:
Images of Hanging Make Hussein a Martyr to Many  —  In the week since Saddam Hussein was hanged in an execution steeped in sectarian overtones, his public image in the Arab world, formerly that of a convicted dictator, has undergone a resurgence of admiration and awe.
Discussion: Dependable Renegade
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
A New Commander, in Step With the White House on Iraq  —  The selection of Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus to serve as the senior American commander in Iraq signals an important turn in United States strategy.  —  As a supporter of increased forces in Iraq, General Petraeus is expected …
Discussion: neo-neocon and PrairiePundit
Huffington Post:
CNN ANCHOR: "IT MIGHT NOT BE BAD" IF I HURRICANE WERE TO "CLEAN THE STREETS OUT" IN NYC...  BECK: OK.  Yesterday and when I heard the final — the final words of the hurricane chief, and he said, you know, this is coming, I thought exactly of the words that I read about, starting I think in the 1950s …
Chicago Dyke / CorrenteWire:
Live From AEI: Holy Joe and St. McCain Say "Surge!"  —  Just got back from AEI, and boy, they really need air conditioning!  No, really- by the end of the chat I and everyone else in the room were about to fall over from heat exhaustion.  I wonder if Joe always has that effect...
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David Stout / New York Times:
Top Democrats Oppose More Troops in Iraq
Media Matters for America:
"Media Matters"; by Jamison Foser  —  This Week:  —  For coverage of Democrats' historic day in Congress, NBC interviews ... John McCain  —  On November 12, 2006, the first Sunday after an election in which Democrats rode anti-war sentiment to take control of both houses of Congress in a landslide …
Discussion: Unclaimed Territory
Associated Press:
AP employee found shot to death in Iraq  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - The body of an Associated Press employee was found shot in the back of the head Friday, six days after he was last seen by his family leaving for work.  Ahmed Hadi Naji, 28, was the fourth AP staffer to die violently in the Iraq war …
Reuters:
Cleric gunned down in Gaza after plea for calm  —  GAZA (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Muslim cleric after he delivered a sermon in the Gaza Strip on Friday calling for an end to fierce factional fighting between Hamas and Fatah, hospital officials and local residents said.
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Associated Press:
Critic of Hamas gunned down near mosque
Discussion: Secular Blasphemy
 
 
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Matthew Yglesias:
New Plans  —  The Washington Post reported in this morning's edition …
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Spence on the Trade Deficit
Michael Burleigh / Telegraph:
The Iranian who wants an apocalypse
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Historical Parallels Gone Wild
Anne Flaherty / Associated Press:
Lawmakers criticize WH's Iraq troop plan
Discussion: CorrenteWire
Marc Fisher / Raw Fisher:
Turning Point for the Moon Empire?
Discussion: Roger Ailes
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I Apologize Senator Kerry
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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Social Security for illegal aliens
USA Today:
Warm winter wreaks havoc
Discussion: The Jawa Report
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Is Boyda nuts?  —  I saw this last night on ABC in a segment titled …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The News Blog
Hindrocket / Power Line:
SURGE LITE?
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Scarborough challenges O'Reilly to a debate
Discussion: MSNBC
E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Short-Circuiting the Surge  —  The shift in power heralded …
Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
Purge of the Unbelievers
Discussion: New York Times
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court to hear seven cases
 

 
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Lucas Manfredi / The Wrap:
Nielsen: US monthly TV viewership rose 1.4% YoY to a four-year high in January, which included three of the top 10 days with the most TV viewing since May 2021

CNBC:
Lawsuit document: FuboTV sues Disney, Fox, and WBD over their planned joint venture in sports streaming, citing “extreme suppression of competition”

Arijit Barman / The Economic Times:
Sources: Zee has re-engaged with Sony in a last-ditch attempt to revive their $10B merger, which had been called off on January 22; ZEEL closed up 7.93%

 
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