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7:55 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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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Here's The Obama Muslim Smear E-mail Sent Out By The County Chair …
Discussion: Hot Air and MyDD
Oskar Garcia / Associated Press:
Man opens fire at Omaha mall, killing 8  —  OMAHA, Neb. - A man opened fire with a rifle at a busy department store Wednesday, killing eight people before taking his own life, in an attack that made holiday shoppers run screaming through a mall and barricade themselves in dressing rooms.
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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
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:
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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Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
How Fox News covers the NIE — or in this case, doesn't
Discussion: Think Progress
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
The Myth of the Mad Mullahs
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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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
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.
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 Atlantic Online:
Three simple points about Iran/NIE  —  These don't qualify as news, given no doubt voluminous discussion overnight (my time) in the U.S. Still, for my own personal record:  —  1) The report is unambiguously good news, of the sort we're not accustomed to receiving in recent years from that part of the world.
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere, AMERICAblog and NPR
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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
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
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.
 
 
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Noah Millman / The American Scene:
"This is the place."  —  That's what Brigham Young said when he came …
Peter Page / LAW.com:
Law professors petition against on-campus military recruiting
Discussion: The Right Coast
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
Revenge of the Evangelicals  —  Remember how evangelicals had "matured"?
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.
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Danielle Crittenden / The Huffington Post:
Islamic Like Me: Taking On The Veil
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CNN Political Ticker:
Thompson: Don't let the government tell you what to eat
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
Iran's Ramazan Corps and the ratlines into Iraq
Migra Matters:
Tancredo's newest ad: Immigrants are Child Rapists
Regina Medina / philly.com:
THE PARTY'S OVER  —  medinar@phillynews.com 215-854-5985 Staff …
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Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
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Alexandra Steigrad / New York Post:
CNN signs a deal to use AP stories on its website, the first time it has done so since cutting ties 14 years ago to focus more on original reporting

 
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