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9:00 PM ET, December 3, 2007

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Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
U.S. Says Iran Ended Atomic Arms Work  —  A new assessment by American intelligence agencies concludes that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that the program remains on hold, contradicting an assessment two years ago that Tehran was working inexorably toward building a bomb.
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
WHY WAS THE NIE RELEASED?....A couple of random thoughts on the newly released NIE concluding that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003:  — This NIE was apparently finished a year ago, and its basic parameters were almost certainly common knowledge in the White House well before that.
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and Reason Magazine
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
Revisionism and The Iranian Non-Bomb  —  The latest news from Iran about the supposed abandonment in 2003 of the effort to produce a Bomb — if even remotely accurate — presents somewhat of a dilemma for liberal Democrats.  —  Are they now to suggest that Republicans have been warmongering …
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
WELL, THAT'S CONVENIENT: "A new assessment by American intelligence agencies concludes that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that the program remains on hold, contradicting an assessment two years ago that Tehran was working inexorably toward building a bomb."
Thomas Joscelyn / Weekly Standard:
Five Questions Concerning the Latest NIE  —  The story dominating the news cycle right now is the public release of "Key Judgments" from an NIE on Iran's nuclear program.  In particular, the first sentence of the NIE is drawing the press's intention: "We judge with high confidence that in fall 2003 …
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
Congress (Probably) Didn't Compel Release of Iran Intel Report
Discussion: Middle Earth Journal
Amanda / Think Progress:
Despite Knowledge That Iran Halted Nuke Program, White House Continued …
Discussion: democracyarsenal.org
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Flashback: Bush Warns of World War III: They Knew Iran had stopped all along!
Discussion: Think Progress
The Corner:   Re: Iranian Nukes
Robert Reich / Robert Reich's Blog:
Why is HRC stooping So Low?  —  I'm becoming increasingly concerned about the stridency and inaccuracy of charges in Iowa — especially coming from my old friend.  While I'm as hard-boiled as they come about what's said in campaigns, I just don't think Dems should stoop to this.
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Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Losing Ground In Iowa, Clinton Assails Obama  —  With a new poll showing her losing ground in the Iowa caucus race, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) mounted a new, more aggressive attack against Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Sunday, raising direct questions about his character …
Tom Raum / Associated Press:
Clinton Cranks Up Rhetoric Against Obama
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Salon
USA Today:
USA TODAY/Gallup Poll: Significant drops in support for Clinton & Giuliani  —  "National support for Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Rudy Giuliani significantly eroded over the past month," USA TODAY Washington bureau chief Susan Page writes.  —  Meanwhile, Republican Mike …
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USA Today:
Poll: Giuliani, Clinton support slips a month from first votes
Discussion: TalkLeft
Peter Beinart / Washington Post:
A Non-Story Remakes the Race  —  Last month, Katharine Q. Seelye of the New York Times live-blogged the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas.  As the discussion bounced from subject to subject, she marked the topic and the time, then gave her thoughts.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Pro-Huckabee group revealed  —  Mike Huckabee's campaign is being aided by an independent group run by a former top aide at the NRSC and funded in part by a group of retired Procter & Gamble executives in Ohio.  —  "Trust Huckabee," whose website went live last week, was responsible …
Martin Kady II / The Politico:
Reid pushes back on Iraq optimism  —  Democrats are increasingly bailing on their previously held view that the troop surge in Iraq has been a "failure," but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid isn't ready to jump on the bandwagon with other Democrats who say the surge has worked.
Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Bush blasts Senate over pro forma sessions  —  President Bush Monday welcomed back Congress by criticizing Democrats for their priorities and blasting the Senate for using a procedural maneuver to prevent him from making recess appointments.  —  "In a political maneuver designed to block …
Antonio Olivo / Chicago Tribune:
Citizenship in sight, but then she voted  —  Immigrant says registering, then casting ballot were innocent errors, not reason for deportation  —  BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Beth Keathley was so close to becoming a permanent U.S. resident that she could already feel its benefits showering over her …
 
 
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