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11:45 AM ET, December 9, 2007

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Washington Post:
Hill Briefed on Waterboarding in 2002  —  Intelligence Panels' Chiefs Did Not Then Protest CIA Technique  —  In September 2002, four members of Congress met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital information from reticent terrorism suspects in U.S. custody.
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Associated Press:
Biden wants special counsel in tape case  —  WASHINGTON - A Senate Democratic leader said Sunday the attorney general should appoint a special counsel to investigate the CIA's destruction of videotaped interrogations of two suspected terrorists.  —  Sen. Joe Biden, a Democratic presidential candidate …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Democratic complicity in Bush's torture regimen  —  The Washington Post reports today that the Bush administration, beginning in 2002, repeatedly briefed leading Congressional Democrats on the Senate and House Intelligence Committees — including, at various times, Jay Rockefeller, Nancy Pelosi …
Lambert / Corrente:
We are Democrats.  They are enablers.  — Dem On Dem Violence - Department Of No!  They Would Never To Do That!  - Jane Harman - Jay Rockefeller - Nancy Pelosi - Torture - Waterboarding  —  [Welcome, Eschatonians!  Welcome Attaturk readers.  Welcome, Glenn Greenwald readers.]
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Pelosi Briefed On Waterboarding In 2002, No Objections  —  The CIA briefed four Congressional leaders, including Nancy Pelosi, on the controversial practice of waterboarding over five years ago.  Not only did no one object to the practice during the September 2002 briefing …
Discussion: Too Sense
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Congress Briefed on Waterboarding in 2002
Discussion: The Sideshow
Errin Haines / Associated Press:
Civil Rights Icon Calls Obama Too Young  —  ATLANTA (AP) - Civil rights icon Andrew Young says Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is too young and lacks the support network to ascend to the White House.  —  In a media interview posted online, Young also quipped …
Discussion: Don Surber and The American Street
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
The NIE under Middle Eastern Eyes  —  I met Dan Diker on our first evening in Israel this past summer.  He is an officer of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs headed by Dore Gold.  Dan is a foreign and defense policy analyst for the center.  His analysis of the upshot of the NIE …
Discussion: TownHall Blog and Gateway Pundit
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Max Boot / Opinion Journal:
The Gulf States and Iran  —  America and Israel aren't the only ones worried about the mullahs getting a nuclear bomb.  —  The release of the new National Intelligence Estimate will provide more fodder for those who claim that "neoconservative ideologues" and the "Israel lobby" are overly alarmed about the rise of Iran.
Clifford Krauss / New York Times:
Oil-Rich Nations Use More Energy, Cutting Exports  —  The economies of many big oil-exporting countries are growing so fast that their need for energy within their borders is crimping how much they can sell abroad, adding new strains to the global oil market.
Discussion: The Glittering Eye and PoliGazette
Joe's Crabby Shack:
Firsthand account of the Von Maur shooting  —  The Shack has the privilege of being able to talk with one of the witnesses from the third floor of the Von Maur store at Westroads Mall in Omaha.  —  On the condition of anonymity, he has agreed to tell his account of what happened.
Greg Miller / Los Angeles Times:
CIA has recruited Iranians to defect  —  The secret campaign was launched two years ago to undermine Tehran's nuclear program.  It has persuaded a 'handful' of key officials to leave.  —  WASHINGTON — The CIA launched a secret program in 2005 designed to degrade Iran's nuclear weapons program …
Discussion: The Plank and The Atlantic Online
Nathan Kay / Daily Mail:
Al Gore is criticised for lining his own pockets after £3,300-per-minute green speech  —  Al Gore has come under fire for making personal gain from his mission to save the planet - after charging £3,300 a minute to deliver a poorly received speech.
Discussion: Don Surber
Lester Pimentel / Bloomberg:
Iraq Bonds Rally on U.S. Troop Surge, Oil Earnings  —  Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) — Holders of Iraqi bonds are giving President George W. Bush a vote of confidence.  —  The country's $2.7 billion of 5.8 percent bonds due in 2028 returned 15.2 percent since July, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. index data.
Discussion: Tapscott's Copy Desk
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Michigan Republican Primary  —  Michigan: Huckabee 21% Romney 20% Giuliani 19%  —  Mike Huckabee's surging campaign has created a three-way toss-up in Michigan's Republican Primary.  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds Huckabee earning 21% of the vote.
 
 
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The Corner:
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Bob Herbert / New York Times:
Spies Like You and Me  —  Let the witch hunt begin.
Discussion: Lonewacko
Larisa Alexandrovna / At-Largely:
The CIA tapes continued...
William Glaberson / New York Times:
Detainee Says He Was Tortured in C.I.A. Prison
 

 
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Matthew Keys / The Desk:
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Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers:
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