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7:20 PM ET, December 5, 2007

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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary Campaign Acknowledges That County Chair Backing Hillary Passed Along Obama Muslim Smear Email  —  A day after the Hillary campaign hit the Obama camp for bullying voters in nasty phone calls, the Hillary crew has just acknowledged that an Iowa county chair volunteering …
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Christopher Hayes / The Nation:
CLINTON CAMPAIGN COUNTY CHAIR PUSHING OBAMA SMEAR...  The infamous Obama-is-a-secret Muslim smear (repeatedly shown to be false) has been winging around the internet via an email forward since late December last year.  As I documented for the Nation, it's a permutation of a charge first leveled …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Here's The Obama Muslim Smear E-mail Sent Out By The County Chair …
Discussion: MyDD
Zogby:
Zogby Latest:Zogby Latest: Iowa: Dead Heats; New Hampshire: Clinton suffers shrinkage; Romney recovers strong lead after autumnal fade; The Angry Electorate: Four of five Democrats and two-thirds of Republicans say they are angry at the U.S. political system  —  Utica, New York …
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Washington Post:
Poll: Clinton Has Single Digit Lead Over Obama in N.H.  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton holds only a single-digit lead over Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) in the Democratic primary in New Hampshire, a state her campaign has viewed as a potential firewall should she stumble in the Iowa caucuses, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
POLL: Clinton Fends Off Obama in N.H. With More Committed Support
Discussion: Pollster.com
John Distaso / New Hampshire Union Leader:
Clinton, Romney still ahead in three NH polls
WOWT-TV:
Posted by: Andy Location: Richmond VA  —  My thoughts are with the families of the deceased and with those sitting beside the beds of the wounded.  I have been there and I know!  When will we realise that guns are just tools for killing, not some sort of object to worship or build a lifestyle around.
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
MORE NIE STUFF....In the Washington Post today, David Ignatius passes along what his sources are telling him about how the new Iran NIE was put together: … Ignatius also notes that the new attitude toward analysis the produced the NIE was largely the work of Deputy Director of National Intelligence Thomas Fingar.
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The Atlantic Online:
Three simple points about Iran/NIE
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere, AMERICAblog and NPR
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
The Myth of the Mad Mullahs
Murray Waas / The Huffington Post:
Documents Expose Huckabee's Role In Serial Rapist's Release  —  Little Rock, Ark — As governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee aggressively pushed for the early release of a convicted rapist despite being warned by numerous women that the convict had sexually assaulted them or their family members, and would likely strike again.
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
A RARE MOMENT OF CANDOR  —  Dan Bartlett, on the White House's use of right wing blogs:
Democracy Project:
The Inside Story Of The SwiftBoaters Finally Told  —  This is the most important book you'll buy this year: To Set The Record Straight, How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry, by Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler, with Forward by John O'Neill.
Discussion: Bookworm Room
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Begging the Question on Intelligence  —  While I haven't figured out what I think of the whole NIE brouhaha, I did find this passage in the Washington Post story troubling: … Huh?  How does a specific finding prove that the "reforms" worked?  "We found that Bush is wrong, so the system worked" …
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The Politico:
Cheney: Iraq to be self-governing by 2009  —  Vice President Cheney today predicted Iraq will be a self-governing democracy by the time he leaves office, calling the current U.S. surge strategy "a remarkable success story" that will be studied for years to come.
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
The System Is Working  —  Maybe this isn't acknowledged enough, but it seems to me that the Founders would for the first time be pleased with how the United States has been adjusting policy and personnel in wartime this past year.  I think when historians look back, they will note a few things.
Discussion: The Agonist
Holman W. Jenkins Jr / Opinion Journal:
The Science of Gore's Nobel  —  What if everyone believes in global warmism only because everyone believes in global warmism?  —  The Nobel Committee might as well have called it Al Gore's Inner Peace Prize, given the way it seems designed to help him disown his lifelong ambition …
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Will Hinton / Good Will Hinton:
Libertarian Enemy Number One: Ron Paul  —  As the 2008 Presidential campaign unfolds, various storylines are appearing.  The supposed inevitability of Hillary, the evolution of Obama, and the musical chairs of the Republican candidates.  None of them however are as intriguing to me as the story of Ron Paul.
CNN Political Ticker:
Oprah rally moved to football stadium  —  COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) - Relax, University of South Carolina football fans.  Your season may be over, but Williams-Brice Stadium won't be empty for long.  —  Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign announced Wednesday afternoon …
Discussion: The Swamp, Riehl World View and TIME
Regina Medina / philly.com:
THE PARTY'S OVER  —  medinar@phillynews.com 215-854-5985 Staff writer Gloria Campisi contributed to this report  —  JOCELYN SARAH Kirsch had planned to throw a 25th birthday party tonight at an upscale Rittenhouse Square eatery for her live-in love, Edward Kyle Anderton.
Discussion: Galley Slaves
 
 
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Rich Lowry / The Corner:
Revenge of the Evangelicals  —  Remember how evangelicals had "matured"?
Seema Kalia / The Huffington Post:
My Favorite Mistake: Helen Thomas Talks About The Mistakes She Could Never Make
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
The Atlantic Online:
Ignorance is Bliss  —  At a minimum, I sincerely hope it is …
Discussion: MoJoBlog and Eschaton
R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly:
OH, BOY!  —  *This story was updated Dec. 5.
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Calitics and Eschaton
Danielle Crittenden / The Huffington Post:
Islamic Like Me: Taking On The Veil
Calvin Woodward / Associated Press:
Personal side: Candidates' worst jobs
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
 Earlier Items: 
Martin Kady II / The Crypt's Blogs:
It's getting ugly: Specter accuses Reid of violating decorum
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Today's Must Read
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
How Fox News covers the NIE — or in this case, doesn't
Discussion: Think Progress
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
Iran's Ramazan Corps and the ratlines into Iraq
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Intercepting Iran's Take on America
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
NH NEA to endorse Clinton, Huckabee
Discussion: Publius Endures
 

 
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Alexandra Alper / Reuters:
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