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8:35 AM ET, December 6, 2007


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John R. Bolton / Washington Post:
The Flaws In the Iran Report  —  Rarely has a document from the supposedly hidden world of intelligence had such an impact as the National Intelligence Estimate released this week.  Rarely has an administration been so unprepared for such an event.  And rarely have vehement critics of the …
New York Times:
Details in Military Notes Led to Shift on Iran, U.S. Says  —  American intelligence agencies reversed their view about the status of Iran's nuclear weapons program after they obtained notes last summer from the deliberations of Iranian military officials involved in the weapons development program …
Mark Thompson / Time:
Why the Pentagon Is Happy about the NIE
Discussion: Macsmind
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
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Mitt Romney For President News:
Excerpts Of Governor Romney's "Faith In America" Address  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  CONTACT: Romney Press Shop (857) 288-6390  —  College Station, TX - Speaking at The George Bush Presidential Library, Governor Romney will address the American people about his views on religious liberty …
Discussion: Riehl World View
Jon Meacham / Newsweek:
What Romney Should Say  —  The candidate would do well to recall the work of the Founders in his speech on religion.  —  George Frey / Getty Images  —  The Mormon Tabernacle Choir holds forth in the Salt Lake Mormon Temple  —  When Mitt Romney delivers his talk about faith and America on Thursday …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Adam / The Palmetto Scoop:
EXCLUSIVE: Thompson S.C. co-chair weighs in on GOP rivals  —  MOSTELLER PREDICTS ROMNEY SPEECH WILL RAISE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT MORMONISM  —  SAYS GIULIANI, MCCAIN HURT IN S.C. BY ABORTION, IMMIGRATION  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. (TPS) - Cyndi Mosteller, the former First Vice Chair of the South Carolina GOP …
CNN Political Ticker:
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Discussion: The Politico
Michelle Malkin:
The Romney speech on Ustream
Discussion: Patrick Ruffini and Gateway Pundit
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Dan Bartlett Burns A Bridge
Discussion: New York Observer and Taylor Marsh
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Alec MacGillis / Washington Post:
Paul's Quixotic, Chaotic Run May Make Its Push in N.H.  —  CONCORD, N.H. — Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) has raised more than $10 million for his run for president in the past two months, leaving him well positioned to help swing the outcome of the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire …
Discussion: Stumper
Julian Lee / Sydney Morning Herald:
New media ad heaven for Kevin07  —  EMBRACING non-traditional media from YouTube to T-shirts gave the Labor Party the edge in the election's marketing campaign, said one of Labor's advertising advisers, in its first public debrief following last month's victory.
Discussion: Patrick Ruffini
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KETV Omaha's Channel 7:
Landlord Describes Suspected Mall Shooter  —  Witness 'Kept Hoping God Would Spare Us'  —  OMAHA, Neb. — The shooter at Westroads Mall was identified as Robert A. Hawkins of Bellevue, according to the Sarpy County Sheriff's Department.  —  Hawkins, 19, had been arrested on a couple …
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
Revenge of the Evangelicals  —  Remember how evangelicals had "matured"?  Remember how the war on terror had replaced social issues?  It shouldn't be hard, since all those things were being said a couple of weeks ago (heck, still being said maybe even a few days ago).
New York Times:
Lenders Agree to Freeze Rates on Some Loans  —  The Bush administration reached an agreement with the mortgage industry on Wednesday on a plan to freeze interest rates for up to five years for a portion of the two million homeowners who bought houses in the last few years with subprime loans.
The Politico:
Cheney bashes top Democrats  —  Vice President Cheney warned in an interview Wednesday that a premature withdrawal from Iraq would invite "further attacks" against the United States and said he has been surprised by the weakness of the Democratic Congress.  —  Most striking were his virtually …
Discussion: Power Line
Martin Kady II / The Politico:
Dems back off on Iraq demands  —  Each day lately, Democrats inch closer to giving President Bush more money for the war in Iraq without any serious mandates for withdrawing U.S. troops.  —  Democratic leaders are loath to acknowledge they've backed off, but lawmakers from both sides of the aisle …
Financial Times:
Banned cargo on way to Iran held in UAE  —  By Simeon Kerr in Dubai and Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Tehran  —  The United Arab Emirates has impounded the cargo of a vessel bound for Iran after discovering that "hazardous materials" aboard contravened UN sanctions placed on the Islamic republic to curtail its nuclear development programme.
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Justices to Answer Detainee Rights Question  —  When it comes to the rights of the detainees at Guantánamo Bay, the Supreme Court, and not the president or Congress, will have the last word.  —  That was the clear part of the message to emerge Wednesday from the Supreme Court argument …
Quin Hillyer / American Spectator:
Re: Why Do People Like Huck?  - Wednesday, December 05, 2007 @ 10:03:32 AM  —  I posted my entry before seeing Jennifer's.  Jennifer, you make a good point in that Huckabee is very convincing at expressing regret.  That's why he is doing so well in the polls: Because he is so good at sounding good …
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