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9:00 PM ET, December 29, 2007

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Faiz / Think Progress:
Kristol: The New York Times ‘Should Be Prosecuted,’ 'It Isn't A First-Rate Newspaper'  —  For years, Bill Kristol has been at the forefront of a vitriolic right-wing crusade against the New York Times.  Sadly, the Times has chosen to reward him for it.  —  After the New York Times …
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Matthew Yglesias:
All's Well  —  When I heard that Bill Kristol was leaving Time I got seriously worried about the state of the world.  After all, everyone knows that conservative pundits don't get held accountable for saying tons and tons of wrong stuff — that's not how it works.
USA Today:
Thompson: Doesn't like campaign process, ‘will not be devastated’ if he loses  —  Bill Theobald of Gannett News Service has been following Republican Fred Thompson around Iowa.  In a dispatch today from Burlington, Bill quotes the former Tennessee senator as saying he doesn't like modern campaigning …
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CNN:
Thompson: ‘Not particularly interested in running for president’  —  (CNN) — Republican Fred Thompson has long faced criticism he lacks motivation to be President of the United States, but the Tennessee Republican's latest comments Saturday are likely to spawn fresh heat.
Redstate:
“Hello.  My name is Jill Lawrence.  I'm a jealous harpy and I hate Fred Thompson because he does not bow down to me.”  —  JILL LAWRENCE PULLS A ROGER SIMON  —  By now we should all be familiar with Roger Simon's stunt.  Fred Thompson, failing to bow down before Roger Simon …
Discussion: Flopping Aces
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Remarks on Pakistan Are Tailing Huckabee  —  In discussing the volatile situation in Pakistan, Mike Huckabee has made several erroneous or misleading statements at a time when he has been under increasing scrutiny from fellow presidential candidates for a lack of fluency in foreign policy issues.
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CNN:
Bhutto exhumation okay, Pakistan official says
Primary Monitor Blog:
Monitor endorsements: McCain, Clinton  —  This morning's Monitor editorial endorsed John McCain in New Hampshire's Republican primary.  It concludes: … Tomorrow's editorial will endorse Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire's Democratic primary.  Here is an excerpt:
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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New York Times:
Days Before Voting, Gloves Come Off  —  DES MOINES — In the last weekend before the Iowa caucuses, the Republican presidential candidates are bloodying the field with a blizzard of negative attacks, showing the strains of a wide-open and unpredictable race.
New York Times:   Candidates Digging for a Deeper Pool of Iowa Voters
James Pindell / Boston Globe:
Paul: Fox News is ‘scared of me’  —  PLAISTOW, N.H. — Ron Paul said the decision to exclude him from a debate on Fox News Sunday the weekend before the New Hampshire Primary is proof that the network “is scared” of him.  —  “They are scared of me and don't want my message to get out …
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Tahman Bradley / Political Radar:
Bill Clinton Won't Attend NSC Meetings in a Hillary White House  —  ABC News' Jonathan Greenberger reports: If she makes it to the White House, Sen. Hillary Clinton said today her husband will take on the same responsibilities as traditional presidential spouses, with no access to National Security Council meetings.
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Amy Lorentzen / Associated Press:
Edwards pledges not to hire lobbyists
Discussion: The Trail
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Obama Ad Omits Lobbyist Reference
Discussion: The Caucus, NO QUARTER and Taylor Marsh
UPI:
Vatican denies exorcist expansion  —  The Vatican is denying reports it plans to install more exorcists around the world so possessed people can get help quickly.  —  “Pope Benedict XVI has no intention of ordering local bishops to bring in garrisons of exorcists to fight demonic possession …
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Nick Pisa / Daily Mail:
Pope's exorcist squads will wage war on Satan
Salah Nasrawi / Associated Press:
Bin Laden issues warning on Iraq, Israel  —  CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden warned Iraq's Sunni Arabs against fighting al-Qaida and vowed to expand the terror group's holy war to Israel in a new audiotape Saturday, threatening “blood for blood, destruction for destruction.”
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Peter Graff / Reuters:
U.S. and Iraqi commanders hail security
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S DUMBEST LEGAL ARGUMENTS OF THE YEAR.  —  This time last year, I offered up a top 10 list of the most appalling civil-liberties violations by the Bush administration in 2006.  The grim truth is, not much has changed.  The Bush administration continues to limit our basic freedoms …
Ralph Blumenthal / New York Times:
Texas Prosecutor Apologizes for Messages to His Secretary  —  HOUSTON — A day after a federal court slip-up exposed intimate office e-mail exchanges with his executive secretary, Texas' most powerful prosecutor, the district attorney of Harris County, issued a public apology Friday to his family and others.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama robocall: HRC's ‘misleading attacks’  —  Obama's campaign is out with a sharp-edged robocall from an Ames physician, “Dr. Bob” (his last name isn't clearly audible in this recording), pushing back on Clinton's criticism of his health care plan.  —  The opening: “Hillary Clinton and her allies have launched misleading attacks.”
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Shake, Rattle and Roil the Grand Ol' Coalition  —  AS a Republican presidential primary candidate, Mike Huckabee is a puzzle.  —  A Southern Baptist pastor and thoroughgoing social conservative, Mr. Huckabee has struck a distinctly populist chord when it comes to economics.
 
 
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PZ Myers / Pharyngula:
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Michelle Malkin:
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What Gore, Clinton and Democrats Can Learn from Benazir Bhutto
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