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10:40 PM ET, December 5, 2007

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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 …
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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.
Oskar Garcia / Associated Press:
Man opens fire at Omaha mall, killing 8
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
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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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: Middle Earth Journal
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The Agonist:
America's Quiet Counter-Coup  —  A number of political observers have taken note of a momentous event in the U.S. government - a counter-coup that overthrew the Dick Cheney/neocon cabal that has been running U.S. foreign policy (if not the entire U.S. government).
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 …
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Adam / The Palmetto Scoop:
EXCLUSIVE: Thompson S.C. co-chair weighs in on GOP rivals
Discussion: Riehl World View
Peterhamby / CNN Political Ticker:
GOP race remains wide-open in South Carolina
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
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
WHITE HOUSE IRAN INTEL STORY 2.0  —  Guess it wasn't his final answer.  —  Dana Perino takes another crack at explaining what Mike McConnell told the president about Iran back in August ...  Dripping with credibility, no?
Discussion: Think Progress
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
THAT YOUR FINAL ANSWER, MR. BUSH?
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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).
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.
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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.
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 …
Robert Elder / Austin American-Statesman:
Coalition sues Land Office over wind farms  —  Groups, including King Ranch, want to require extensive environmental review of wind projects.  —  The famed King Ranch and a coalition of environmental groups sued Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson in federal court Tuesday …
StrategyPage:
Counter-Terrorism Article Index :  —  Al Qaeda appears to be moving its main effort to Afghanistan, after operations in Iraq, North Africa, Somalia and Europe (not to mention North America) have all largely failed.  But continued Taliban activity in Pakistan and Afghanistan has provided al Qaeda …
Discussion: Sadly, No! and The Strata-Sphere
 
 
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Elana Levin / DMI Blog:
Memo to the Netroots on Immigration
Discussion: Majikthise
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: Power Line and The Right Coast
Don Surber:
Pink Christmas  —  Democrats seem hellbent on destroying the American military.
Discussion: Redstate and Right Voices
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
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Martin Kady II / The Crypt's Blogs:
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Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Begging the Question on Intelligence
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
Iran's Ramazan Corps and the ratlines into Iraq
Will Hinton / Good Will Hinton:
Libertarian Enemy Number One: Ron Paul
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