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10:30 PM ET, January 6, 2007

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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Bush Plan for Iraq Requests More Troops and More Jobs  —  President Bush's new Iraq strategy calls for a rapid influx of forces that could add as many as 20,000 American combat troops to Baghdad, supplemented with a jobs program costing as much as $1 billion intended to employ Iraqis …
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CNN:
Iraqis to lead assault to take back Baghdad … BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Saturday that Iraq's armed forces are set for an assault on Baghdad to take out militias and rogue security forces.  —  Aided by multinational troops, the Iraqi forces …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
John F. Burns / New York Times:
Before Hanging, a Push for Revenge and a Push Back  —  When American soldiers woke Saddam Hussein in his cell near Baghdad airport at 3:55 a.m. last Saturday, they told him to dress for a journey to Baghdad.  He had followed the routine dozens of times before, traveling by helicopter …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Maliki: Attack All Militias  —  Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced today that his government will take immediate action against sectarian militias of all stripes in Baghdad.  His announcement comes as the Bush administration appears ready to shift more troops to the capital …
Real Cities:
New ambassador in Iraq faces challenge
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
New York Times:
Bush Facing Deep Divide Over More Troops for Iraq
Discussion: Balkinization
Times of London:
Revealed: Israel plans nuclear strike on Iran  —  Uzi Mahnaimi New York and Sarah Baxter Washington  —  ISRAEL has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran's uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons.  —  Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow …
Ralph Peters / New York Post:
EYEING IRAN  —  WHY W'S TAPPING ADMIRAL TO HEAD CENTRAL COMMAND  —  WORD that Adm. William Fallon will move laterally from our Pacific Command to take charge of Central Command - responsible for the Middle East - while two ground wars rage in the region baffled the media.
Discussion: The Corner and PrairiePundit
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DEBKAfile:
Bush Poised to Stake His All on Iraq Victory
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Report: Israel training for tactical nuke strike on Iran's reactors
Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:
Media Matters Distorts Something (Yawn)  —  Media Matters's front page has a graphic that states: "Warbloggers refuse to admit their errors in making fraud allegations against AP."  Here it is:  —  Interestingly, the post of mine that they highlight is this one, titled "Media Matters Isikoffs See Dubya."
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Media Matters lies about HA's response to Jamilgate  —  Here's what's cooking on their front page as I write this.  I'm surprised they used a good photo of Michelle; the official left-wing Malkin-as-hate-object signal is one of those goofy screencaps from her appearance on Hardball.
Discussion: Nitpicker and Big Lizards
Chevy Chase / New York Times:
Mr. Ford Gets the Last Laugh  —  IN recent days, I've been bombarded by requests to comment on my relationship with President Gerald Ford.  Until now, I've tried to say nothing — any remarks from me during the Ford family's private time of grief would have been inappropriate.
William Saletan / Slate:
Cloned Bull  —  THE BUM RAP ON CLONED FOOD.  —  Which came first, the chicken or the egg?  People have puzzled over that question for at least 2,000 years.  In the eternal cycle of natural reproduction, they saw no answer.  But the cycle turns out not to be eternal.
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New York Times:   Safe as Milk?  —  The Food and Drug Administration's assessment …
Elizabeth Nash / Independent:
Spanish bishops fear rebirth of Islamic kingdom  —  Spain's bishops are alarmed by ambitious plans to recreate the city of Cordoba - once the heart of the ancient Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus - as a pilgrimage site for Muslims throughout Europe.  —  Plans include the construction …
Discussion: The Corner
Los Angeles Times:
Dark cloud over good works of Gates Foundation  —  The world's largest philanthropy pours money into investments that are hurting many of the people its grants aim to help.  —  First of two parts  —  Ebocha, Nigeria - Justice Eta, 14 months old, held out his tiny thumb.
Discussion: Economist's View
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Eason On Down  —  Many great bloggers have already written definitive posts about the rightosphere's Jamail Hussein witch hunt so I won't go into the particulars.  It's an ugly story all around and I'm hoping that it shows, once and for all, the difference between the "angry left" …
Los Angeles Times:
Troop surge can't be brief, backers insist  —  They want 18 months at minimum.  Democrats, and some Republicans, resist a hard line.  —  WASHINGTON — The leading advocates of an increase in U.S. forces in Iraq warned President Bush on Friday that any buildup lasting less than 18 months was doomed to fail …
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Glenn Greenwald / The American Conservative:
Selective Amnesia  —  The pundits who sold the Iraq War change their tune and bury their records.  —  When political leaders make drastic mistakes, accountability is delivered in the form of elections.  That occurred in November when voters removed the party principally responsible for the war in Iraq.
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
White House Seeks Lawyer Wise to Ways of Congress  —  President Bush is seeking a new chief lawyer with credentials as a proven combatant as he and his staff prepare for a potential raft of investigations from Democrats in Congress who have promised to challenge the White House's conduct of policy and its assertions of executive power.
Dan / Riehl World View:
AP's Carrol Is Wrong On Jamil Hussein  —  Update: Rick Moran weighs in here.  But there's a point in this I overlooked.  Jamil Hussein's name was on a list of several AP's sources under scrutiny.  Is AP's Carroll suggesting bloggers put all of them in danger, too?
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Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
House Adopts Pay-as-You-Go Rules  —  Changes Aim to Curb Deficit Spending, Shed Light on Earmarks  —  On its second day under Democratic management, the House yesterday overwhelmingly approved new rules aimed at reining in deficit spending and shedding more light on the murky world of special-interest projects known as earmarks.
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Hilary Leila Krieger / Jerusalem Post:
Democrats: Nuclear Iran unacceptable
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
A LEGACY OF VALOR  —  During one of his stints as an embedded reporter …
Discussion: TigerHawk
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
'We will win this conflict. We will win it easily'
Bill Christensen / LiveScience:
Self-Cleaning Underwear Goes Weeks Without Washing
Discussion: Wake up America
Adam Conner / MyDD:
The One with all the Netroots Party Photos
Washington Post:
A Heckuva Claim  —  PRESIDENT BUSH wrote in a Wall Street …
Howie Klein / Firedoglake:
Blue America: From the Swamps Of Florida Politics, Please Welcome …
Discussion: MyDD
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Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
E&P Survey Finds That, At Critical Point, Editorials Offer Little …
Josh White / Washington Post:
Death in Haditha  —  Eyewitness Accounts in Report Indicate …
Mackubin Thomas Owens / Weekly Standard:
A Winnable War  —  The argument against the orthodox history of Vietnam.
Media Matters for America:
"Media Matters"; by Jamison Foser
Discussion: Making Light
Huffington Post:
CNN ANCHOR: "IT MIGHT NOT BE BAD" …