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12:15 PM ET, December 2, 2007

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Fox News:
Hillary Clinton Draws Boos at Iowa Campaign Event, 1 Day After Hostage Situation  —  Whatever public sympathy Hillary Clinton had built up during the tense hostage situation at her New Hampshire campaign office appeared to dissipate Saturday, as she was met with a round of boos during an address …
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Jonathan Roos / Des Moines Register:
Huckabee new GOP leader in Iowa Poll  —  Mike Huckabee has leaped ahead of Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney in Iowa, seizing first place in a new Des Moines Register poll of likely Republican caucus participants.  —  Huckabee wins the support of 29 percent of Iowans who say they definitely …
Thomas Beaumont / Des Moines Register:
Obama pulls ahead for Democrats in Iowa Poll  —  Barack Obama has pulled ahead in the race for Iowa's Democratic presidential caucuses, while the party's national frontrunner Hillary Clinton has slipped to second in the leadoff nominating state, according to The Des Moines Register's new Iowa Poll.
Byron York / The Corner:
The GOP Race: Huge Changes In Iowa  —  The new poll from the Des Moines Register shows some dramatic changes in the Republican race in Iowa.  The headline is that Mike Huckabee, who was 17 points behind Mitt Romney in the paper's October poll, now leads Romney by five points.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Robert D. Novak / Townhall.com:   Huckabee's Rise  —  WASHINGTON — Strategists for Mitt Romney's …
David Yepsen / Des Moines Register:
Candidates' time runs short, but opportunities remain
Discussion: MyDD, Pollster.com and The Politico
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Principles Amid the GOP Pack
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
NOW'S WHEN IT GETS INTERESTING
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and Ezra Klein
Lindsay Hamilton / Political Radar:
Clinton Booed at Heartland Forum
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and BitsBlog
Ryan Sager / New York Post:   CRACKPOT REVOLUTION  —  FOLKS in Washington seem to think that …
David Leppard / Times of London:
US says it has right to kidnap British citizens  —  AMERICA has told Britain that it can "kidnap" British citizens if they are wanted for crimes in the United States.  —  A senior lawyer for the American government has told the Court of Appeal in London that kidnapping foreign citizens …
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Cernig / The Newshoggers:
United States Of Kidnapping
Discussion: The Heretik
Dan Popkey / Idaho Statesman:
More gay men describe sexual encounters with U.S. Sen. Craig  —  Allegations made since news of the Minneapolis case broke lend weight to rumors about Craig. … David Phillips.  Mike Jones.  Greg Ruth.  Tom Russell.  —  Four gay men, willing to put their names in print and whose allegations …
New Hampshire Union Leader:
John McCain is the man to lead America  —  On Jan. 8, New Hampshire Republicans will make one of the most important choices for their party and nation in the history of our presidential primary.  Their choice ought to be John McCain.  —  We don't agree with him on every issue.
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
NH boost: Union Leader endorses McCain
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
Sudhir Hazareesingh / Times of London:
Israelis hit Syrian 'nuclear bomb plant'  —  Uzi Mahnaimi in Tel Aviv and Michael Sheridan in Seoul  —  ISRAEL'S top-secret air raid on Syria in September destroyed a bomb factory assembling warheads fuelled by North Korean plutonium, a leading Israeli nuclear expert has told The Sunday Times.
Los Angeles Times:
The gentry liberals  —  They're more concerned with global warming and gay rights than with lunch-pail joes.  —  After decades on the political sidelines, liberalism is making a comeback.  Polls show plunging support for Republicans and their brand of conservatism among young, independent voters and Latinos.
NY Daily News:
N.H., Iowa Republicans care more about terror than Rudy Giuliani's trysts  —  Many voters shrugged off the renewed spotlight on Rudy Giuliani's extramarital affair - but one of his campaign officials Saturday warned the issue could "haunt" his presidential bid.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Huckabee, Morris keep lines open  —  Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has been holding private conversations with Dick Morris, according to aides, a longstanding relationship that is raising new questions as Huckabee's campaign begins to take off.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
Most 'superdelegates' remain uncommitted  —  WASHINGTON - New Hampshire and Iowa will have to wait.  —  The nation's first presidential primary, for Democrats anyway, is being waged among hundreds of party insiders — superdelegates who could play a big part in selecting the nominee at next summer's national convention.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Chris Gourlay / Times of London:
Mohammed the mole digs author into a risky hole  —  A BRITISH children's author who named a mole Mohammed to promote multiculturalism has renamed it Morgan for fear of offending Muslims.  —  Kes Gray, a former advertising executive, first decided on his gesture of cross-cultural solidarity after meeting Muslims in Egypt.
Discussion: The Corner and Dhimmi Watch
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
National Review reporter caught fabricating; where is the "liberal media"?  —  National Review reporter Thomas Smith has been exposed as a fabulist for plainly fictitious claims he made in two separate NR posts in September regarding Hezbollah's alleged armed threat to the Lebanese Government.
 
 
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