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1:30 PM ET, December 26, 2008

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Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Little Blue Pills Among the Ways CIA Wins Friends in Afghanistan  —  The Afghan chieftain looked older than his 60-odd years, and his bearded face bore the creases of a man burdened with duties as tribal patriarch and husband to four younger women.  His visitor, a CIA officer, saw an opportunity …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   WINNING HEARTS AND MINDS.... Conditions in Afghanistan …
Spencer Ackerman / ATTACKERMAN:
She Said You Couldn't Stay Up  —  The portrait of 2009's passel …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
The Heretik / theheretik.us:
You Can't Make This Stuff Up  —  Afghan warlords align themselves …
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
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Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Obama, Hillary Clinton Share “Most Admired” Billing  —  Palin makes impressive showing as second most admired woman  —  PRINCETON, NJ — A remarkable 32% of Americans choose Barack Obama as the man they most admire living anywhere in the world today, putting him in the No. 1 position on Gallup's annual Most Admired Man list.
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Ilaina Jonas / Reuters:
Retailers' holiday sales plummet: Spending Pulse
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Barack Be Good  —  Times have changed.  In 1996, President Bill Clinton, under siege from the right, declared that “the era of big government is over.”  But President-elect Barack Obama, riding a wave of revulsion over what conservatism has wrought, has said that he wants to “make government cool again.”
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
White House Press Corps Faces Unique Challenges in Hawaii  —  It's prime time and CNN's Ed Henry is standing on the white sand of Waikiki Beach, reporting live on President-elect Barack Obama's holiday vacation in Hawaii.  With the volcanic mountain Diamond Head in the distance …
CNN:
Calendar offers chance to spend 2009 with Sarah Palin  —  We're NOT “your friends”!!!  —  This is just wrong, so wrong.  I do hope she runs again.  She's one of the best things the Dems have going for them, except GWB!  —  Carol  —  December 26th, 2008 11:13 am ET  —  I got one for Christmas and I LOVE IT!
Discussion: Washington Wire
Michael Saul / NY Daily News:
Caroline has stiffed N.Y. Dems for years  —  Caroline Kennedy's supporters say she could raise tons of money as a senator, but when it comes to writing checks to New York Democrats, she's been largely AWOL.  —  This decade, other than a $1,000 donation to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn …
Discussion: TIME.com and JammieWearingFool
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Associated Press:
Blagojevich Attorney Asks Illinois Panel to Subpoena Emanuel and Others  —  An attorney for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) has asked the legislative panel considering impeachment of the governor to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff.
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Chris Fusco / Chicago Sun Times:
Blagojevich's lawyer asks House for subpoenas
Discussion: RBO, Hotline On Call and The Raw Story
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Study Criticizes Bush Approach to War Funding, Calls for Changes  —  President-elect Barack Obama's administration needs to monitor war spending much more closely than the current White House has, according to a new study that criticizes President Bush's approach to funding the Iraq and Afghanistan wars …
Discussion: Time and Think Progress
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Mark Landler / New York Times:
Chinese Savings Helped Inflate American Bubble  —  “Usually it's the rich country lending to the poor.  This time, it's the poor country lending to the rich.”  —  WASHINGTON — In March 2005, a low-key Princeton economist who had become a Federal Reserve governor coined a novel theory …
Ynetnews:
Palestinian rocket kills 2 Gaza girls  —  Palestinians misfire rocket, two Gaza girls killed after Qassam hits home in northern Strip; earlier Friday, Palestinian man wounded by misfired rocket taken for treatment in Israeli hospital  —  A rocket apparently fired by Palestinians on Friday struck …
Juliet Eilperin / Los Angeles Times:
Agencies' report warns of faster climate change  —  Reporting from Washington — The United States faces the possibility of much more rapid climate change by the end of the century than previous studies have suggested, according to a report led by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Discussion: Kevin Drum and Think Progress
Sebastian Abbot / Associated Press:
Pakistan moves troops toward Indian border  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan began moving thousands of troops to the Indian border Friday, intelligence officials said, sharply raising tensions triggered by the Mumbai terror attacks.  —  India is blaming Pakistani-based militants …
Michael Janofsky / Bloomberg:
California Crisis May Crunch $3.8 Billion of Jobs in Slowdown  —  A A A  —  Dec. 24 (Bloomberg) — Just $5 million of work is needed to complete a new California Court of Appeals building in Santa Ana.  The state may not have the money, and come July judges may be writing opinions in their living rooms.
Gerry Mullany / The Caucus:
Missing Words Suggest Path to a Pardon  —  Those wondering how it came to pass that President George Bush pardoned a businessman on Tuesday and retracted the pardon on Wednesday might find hints to what went wrong by comparing the language in the pardons that preceded them.
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Wall Street Journal:
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Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
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Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Far West of Washington, Calm Before the Term
Discussion: The Caucus, The Note and TIME.com
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
New Board Named at Fannie Mae
Military.com:
Police Say Vet Made, Sold IEDs to Gangs
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Rick Klein / ABCNEWS:
Clinton Helping Clinton Retire Debt
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Obama Follows a Tradition of Testifying for Prosecutors
Discussion: TIME.com
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Sources: Amazon plans to shut its FAST service Freevee in the coming weeks, as part of a broader effort to focus its ad and product efforts on Prime Video

Rebecca Rubin / Variety:
Sony Pictures Entertainment strikes a deal to manufacture, distribute, and market Disney's DVD, Blu-ray discs, and other physical media in the US and Canada

Amelia Pollard / Bloomberg:
Filing: a US court gives Audacy, the second-largest radio broadcaster in the US, approval to exit bankruptcy, slashing ~$1.7B of its debt in a restructuring

 
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