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7:20 PM ET, December 6, 2007

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Mitt Romney For President News:
Governor Mitt Romney's "Faith In America" Address  —  "Faith In America"  —  Remarks As Prepared For Delivery  —  The George Bush Presidential Library  —  College Station, Texas  —  "Thank you, Mr. President, for your kind introduction.  —  "It is an honor to be here today.
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Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
"A Common Creed Of Moral Convictions"  —  Mitt Romney's "Faith in America" speech was simply magnificent, and anyone who denies it is not to be trusted as an analyst.  On every level it was a masterpiece.  The staging and Romney's delivery, the eclipse of all other candidates it caused …
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Romney Seeks to Defuse Concerns Over Mormon Faith  —  Seeking to defuse suspicions about his Mormon faith, Mitt Romney declared here today in a heavily anticipated address that the nation's foundation of religious liberty bars a religious test for higher office, but unites the country under …
Ramesh Ponnuru / The Corner:
What About Atheists and Agnostics?
Discussion: Hot Air
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
C.I.A. Destroyed Tapes of Interrogations  —  The Central Intelligence Agency in 2005 destroyed at least two videotapes documenting the interrogation of two Al Qaeda operatives in the agency's custody, a step it took in the midst of Congressional and legal scrutiny about the C.I.A's secret detention program …
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
God Wants Me As President  —  His surge in the polls is caused by the same forces that allowed Jesus to feed the five thousand.  Well: what else is he going to believe?
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National Review:
Huckabee: Force Behind My Rise in Polls Is 'Not Human'  —  First Mrs. Huckabee: … Comparing effective use of campaign funds to a miracle?  Cringe.  Well, it's just the candidate's wife, it's not like Huckabee would say something like...  Wow.  Huckabee's been endorsed by both Chuck Norris AND Jesus Christ.
CNN Political Ticker:
Bush gives out wrong hotline number  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Harried homeowners seeking mortgage relief from a new Bush administration hotline Thursday had to contend with a bit of temporary misdirection from the president himself.  —  As he announced his plan to ease the mortgage crisis for consumers …
Discussion: The Swamp, First Draft and Sadly, No!
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Matt / Think Progress:
Bush gives out wrong mortgage hotline phone number.  —  During his speech today announcing his plan "to ease the mortgage crisis for consumers, President Bush accidentally gave out the wrong number for his new "Hope Now Hotline" that worried homeowners are encouraged to call for assistance.
Discussion: Associated Press and Daily Kos
Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
Two GOP congresswomen quit Page Board  —  Two Republicans on the House Page Board resigned Thursday because the House clerk failed to notify them of two incidents involving high school-age students, including shoplifting charges and improper sexual conduct.  —  Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite …
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Matthew Hay Brown / The Swamp:
Democrats could fund Afghanistan, Pelosi says
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs
Matthew Felling / CBS News:
Battling Bloggers  —  Hell hath no fury like a blogger scorned.  —  Former White House aide Dan Bartlett has drawn a MediaLand of attention for an interview he did with Texas Monthly, disputing the notion that the media wasn't aggressive enough with pre-war reporting.
MSNBC:
Did Morgan Spurlock find Osama bin Laden?  —  15 minutes of footage shown at film fest sparks bidding war, speculation  —  Rumors are flying that filmmaker Morgan Spurlock of "Super Size Me" fame may have done what the United States government has failed to do for the last six years — find Osama bin Laden.
Carter Dougherty / International Herald Tribune:
High income taxes in Denmark worsen a labor shortage  —  COPENHAGEN: As a self-employed software engineer, Thomas Sorensen broadcasts his qualifications to potential employers across Europe and the Middle East.  But to the ones in his native Denmark, he is simply unavailable.
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
BUSH'S BAILOUT PLAN....From today's LA Times story about George Bush's new plan to deal with the subprime mortgage mess: … Bush's plan won't help low-income borrowers?  That's a shocker, isn't it?  —  Atrios provides some more detail on what the requirements are to qualify for Bush's plan …
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Brian Lowry / Variety:
Intel report sinks CNN Iran special  —  Two-hour 'Nuclear' was slated for Dec. 12  —  HOLLYWOOD — The latest National Intelligence Estimate concluding that Iran discontinued its nuclear weapons program four years ago has claimed one casualty: CNN has postponed speculative documentary "We Were Warned — Iran Goes Nuclear."
Discussion: Eschaton
Sara A. Carter / Washington Times:
Iraqi officers go missing in U.S.  —  Numerous Iraqi military and law-enforcement officials brought to the U.S. as part of special intelligence and training programs have run away and are seeking asylum in this country or disappeared altogether, The Washington Times has learned.
New York Times:
Bill to Curb Alternative Tax Stalls in Senate  —  A bill that would protect millions of middle-class taxpayers from being hit with a surprise tax increase over the next several months stalled in the Senate today, creating more confusion as filing season approaches.
Discussion: The Swamp, The RBC and The Agonist
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
House vote on illegal images sweeps in Wi-Fi, Web sites  —  The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill saying that anyone offering an open Wi-Fi connection to the public must report illegal images including "obscene" cartoons and drawings—or face fines of up to $300,000.
 
 
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CNN Political Ticker:
Senate's presidential contenders may face a tough choice
Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
Hillary Loves Krugman
Discussion: Spin Cycle
CBS News:
$1B In Military Equipment Missing In Iraq
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Jason Zengerle / The New Republic:
McCain As Shrink
The Hill:
2008 and Counting: Gen. Clark says Obama started it all
Luke Broadwater / Examiner:
Woman beaten on bus
Pew Hispanic Center:
Hispanics and the 2008 Election: A Swing Vote?
John Sweeney / The Huffington Post:
The Mortgage Crisis: Just Stop It
Discussion: AFL-CIO Weblog
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Calvin Woodward / Associated Press:
White House hopefuls and food dislikes
Discussion: theneweditor.com
ABCNEWS:
Bill Clinton: I'd Sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings 'Only If Asked'
Matt Lewis / TownHall Blog:
Huckabee's Plan for Immigration Enforcement and Border Security
ReasonMcLucus / My Telegraph:
IPCC Falsifies Sea Level Data
 

 
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Lauren Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alphabet is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity startup Wiz for roughly $23B; Wiz raised $1B at a $12B valuation in May 2024

Kim Zetter / Wired:
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Wes Davis / The Verge:
Apple approves the first PC emulator for iOS, UTM SE, weeks after initially rejecting and barring it from being notarized for third-party app stores in the EU

 
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