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9:30 PM ET, December 10, 2007


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CNN Political Ticker:
Gore: I'd only consider White House bid  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former Vice President Al Gore denied again that there were any campaign plans in his immediate future, but told CNN Monday that he hadn't "ruled out getting back into the political process at some point" — and that if he did return …
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:
Report Describes Systematic White House Effort to Manipulate Climate Change Science  —  For the past 16 months, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has been investigating allegations of political interference with government climate change science under the Bush Administration.
Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
Libby drops appeal in CIA leak case  —  WASHINGTON - Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is no longer appealing his conviction in the CIA leak case, a tacit recognition that continuing his legal fight might only make things worse.  —  Libby, the former chief of staff …
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:   CIA Interrogator Tells ABC He Supervised 'Necessary' Torture of Abu Zubaydah
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
TWO STORIES....After the United States captured al-Qaeda operative …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Thomas Hendrick /
Security Guard: 'God Guided Me And Protected Me'  —  Jeanne Assam Stopped Gunman At New Life Church  —  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jeanne Assam appeared before the news media for the first time Monday and said she "did not think for a minute to run away" when a gunman entered the New Life Church …
Alan Gathright / Rocky Mountain News:
Gunman sent 'hate mail' to Arvada missionary center
Discussion: New York Times and TalkLeft
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
The Perfect Victim Meets the Perfect Villains  —  I know I'm going to take a lot of heat for this, but this story just sound so.... well.... er ... far-fetched.  —  Not the rape part—rape happens all the time (gang rapes, not so much, but occasionally).  Not the cover up part—cover ups happen all the time.
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
New poll shows big shake-up in GOP race  —  DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) — Mike Huckabee's dramatic jump in the polls is going nationwide.  The former Arkansas governor is in a virtual tie with Republican presidential front-runner Rudy Giuliani in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation national poll out Monday.
Discussion: MyDD and TPM Election Central
Dalia Sussman / The Caucus:
New NYTimes/CBS Poll: Explain, Don't Attack  —  The latest New York Times/CBS News poll finds voters give the presidential candidates positive marks on at least one score at this stage in their campaigns: They credit them with spending more time explaining what they would do as president rather than attacking their opponents.
Huckabee Hides His Full Gospel?  —  WASHINGTON DISPATCH: Is Mike Huckabee the presidential candidate shunning Mike Huckabee the preacher?  Before entering politics, he was a pastor at two Baptist churches.  Now his campaign tells Mother Jones it won't make his sermons available to the media and the public.
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Huckabee's Other Pardons  —  Last week I predicted at the end …
Discussion: The Corner and Reason Magazine
Michael Fechter / Articles by the Investigative …:
EXCLUSIVE IPT INVESTIGATION UNCOVERS HLF JURY ROOM BULLYING  —  DALLAS - She felt the men were guilty and tried to explain why to the 11 other jurors.  When she finished, one juror spoke up in an angry tone.  —  "If you're going by the evidence in this room," she recalls him snapping, "then you need to go home."
David Wooding / The Sun:
Happy Xmas, your war is over!  —  GORDON Brown yesterday delivered a stirring festive message to Our Boys in Iraq: "Happy Christmas - war is over."  —  The PM was cheered as he praised UK troops and revealed combat operations in Basra will end "within two weeks".
Ben Craw / Talking Points Memo:
RUDY GIGGLIANI!  —  Ask and ye shall receive...  Late Update: The Rudy Giggle: the next Hillary Cackle?
Discussion: Shakespeare's Sister
Albert R. Hunt / Bloomberg:
Tension in Hillaryland Grows as Plan Goes Awry: Albert R. Hunt  —  Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) — To appreciate Hillary Clinton's fundamental political problem, consider the 11 Democrats from Philadelphia who gathered last week to discuss the U.S. presidential race, almost all of whom would vote for her in a general election.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Chavez Tried Rigging Referendum Vote  —  Hugo Chavez suffered a narrow but humiliating loss at the polls last week for his referendum on changing the Venezuelan constitution into a roadmap for dictatorship.  His acknowledgment of the defeat gained him praise from world leaders for his commitment to democracy.
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
What Really Bothers Me About Obama (Updated)  —  Barack Obama is simultaneously the best and worst Democratic candidate for new progressive media and new progressive institutions.  Where his campaign is good, it is very good in this area, especially around media policy and earning support from users of new media.
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Frank James / The Swamp:
Guiliani TV ad questioned
Robin Wright / Washington Post:
Draft U.N. Resolution on Iran Calls for Sanctions
Discussion: PrairiePundit
Jill / Brilliant at Breakfast:
Generational warfare
Discussion: All Spin Zone and AMERICAblog
Robert Verkaik / The Independent:
CIA photos 'show UK Guantanamo detainee was tortured'
Discussion: At-Largely
Pastordan / Street Prophets:
One More Reason Not To Trust "The Religious Left"
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Caucus
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Discussion: MyDD and Ben Smith's Blogs
John Distaso / New Hampshire Union Leader:
Shea-Porter to back Obama
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Jesus Rode A Dinosaur — In Space! [Updated]
Discussion: Pharyngula
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
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Confederate Yankee:
AP'S Conflict of Interest
Eric Dondero / Front Page Magazine:
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Mike McConnell Is Flat Wrong
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Bush Knows Well the Hazards of the Trail

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