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2:40 AM ET, December 29, 2008


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Press Association:
Egyptians open fire on Palestinians  —  Egyptian border guards have opened fire on Palestinians who breached the border to escape Israel's assault on Hamas in the Gaza Strip.  —  An Egyptian security official said there were at least five breaches along the nine-mile border and hundreds of Palestinian residents were pouring in.
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
ISRAEL, WRONG.  —  This is the paragraph that I can't get out of my head: … No deaths and few injuries.  “Deeply disturbing.”  Hamas lacks the technology to aim its rockets.  They're taking potshots.  In response, the Israeli government launched air strikes that have now killed …
The Muqata:
Day 2, 7th of Chanuka, Sunday 12-28-08  —  9:26 PM Gaza rockets fall in a Kibbutz, east of Gaza.  Damage to cow barn, no injuries.  Note: As opposed to when I previously blogged about the Second Lebanon War, I will not be giving specific locations of where rockets land …
Associated Press:
Across Mideast, Thousands Protest Israeli Assault  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Crowds of thousands swept into the streets of cities around the Middle East on Sunday to denounce Israel's air assault on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.  —  From Lebanon to Iran, Israel's adversaries used …
Discussion: Newsweek, MSNBC and Jihad Watch
CBS News:
Condoleezza Rice: “I'm Not A Type A”  —  Outgoing Secretary Of State Shares Thoughts With Sunday Morning … She's been called the administration's “warrior princess,” the true believer who's visited scores of countries, traveling a million miles to implement, explain, and defend, president George W. Bush's foreign policy.
CNN:   Rice: People will soon thank Bush for what he's done
David Ignatius / Washington Post:   Lebanon Enjoys a Respite
Jesse J. Holland / Associated Press:   Mrs. Bush, Rice: Bush presidency not a failure
Dave Barry / Washington Post:
The Year in Review  —  How weird a year was it?  Here's how weird:  — O.J. actually got convicted of something.  — Gasoline hit $4 a gallon — and those were the good times.  — On several occasions, “Saturday Night Live” was funny.  — There were a few days there in October …
Discussion: Extreme Mortman
Sarah Baxter / Times of London:
George W Bush's $300m library in danger of becoming white elephant  —  His critics see it as a monument to a failed presidency that may not even hold all his key documents  —  As President George W Bush eyes his legacy, his presidential library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, threatens to be a white elephant.
Discussion: Think Progress and Booman Tribune
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Anger, sadness over fabricated Holocaust story  —  NEW YORK (AP) - It's the latest story that touched, and betrayed, the world.  —  “Herman Rosenblat and his wife are the most gentle, loving, beautiful people,” literary agent Andrea Hurst said Sunday, anguishing over why she, and so many others …
Discussion: The Other McCain and Vox Popoli
Cracks in U.S.-China Relations Are Widening Again in Crisis  —  The global recession is re-exposing fissures in United States-China relations that Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. spent more than two years smoothing over.  —  Mr. Paulson, 62, who visited China 70 times during his career …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
The banality of vacation  —  Just got my fifth pool report of the day, from the Trib's John McCormick , who reports that Obama is at a friend's house, and that reporters could glimpse “a couple jet skiis moving about in the water” and “a group of people watching from shore.”
The Raw Story:
Laura Bush: Shoe-throwing ‘was an assault’  —  While President Bush shrugged off an Iraqi reporter who threw his shoes at him during a press conference, the First Lady said the incident was no laughing matter.  —  “It was an assault,” she said.  “And the president laughed it off …
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Michael Goodwin / NY Daily News:
Goodwin: Say goodnight, Caroline  —  In the beginning, just three long weeks ago, the idea of Caroline Kennedy being a United States senator had a certain ring to it.  The Camelot myth still has shelf life and a merger with the historic Obama presidency provided an intriguing story line.
Anne Glusker / Washington Post:
She's a Kennedy, But She's a Lot Like Us
Discussion: Commentary and
Amira Hass / Haaretz:
‘Little Baghdad’ in Gaza - bombs, fear and rage  —  There are many corpses and wounded, every moment another casualty is added to the list of the dead, and there is no more room in the morgue.  —  Relatives search among the bodies and the wounded in order to bring the dead quickly to burial.
Discussion: Mondoweiss
Niall Ferguson / Financial Times:
An imaginary retrospective of 2009  —  It was the year when people finally gave up trying to predict the year ahead.  It was the year when every forecast had to be revised - usually downwards - at least three times.  It was the year when the paradox of globalisation was laid bare for all to see, if their eyes weren't tightly shut.
Discussion: TigerHawk
Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Obama bristles as the bubble closes in on him  —  HONOLULU - The media glare, the constant security appendage and the sheer production that has become a morning jog or a hankering for an ice cream cone - it's been closing in on Barack Obama for some time.  —  Now the president-elect appears …
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