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3:40 PM ET, December 29, 2008

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New York Times:
Israeli Aircraft Continue Raids on Gaza; Arab Anger Rises  —  The Israeli army said some areas around Gaza had been declared a “closed military zone,” a move which some analysts depicted as a potential precursor to a ground offensive.  Above, tanks near the Gaza border.  More Photos >
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New York Times:
Obama Defers to Bush, for Now, on Gaza Crisis  —  WASHINGTON — When President-elect Barack Obama went to Israel in July — to the very town, in fact, whose repeated shelling culminated in this weekend's new fighting in Gaza — he all but endorsed the punishing Israeli attacks now unfolding.
Noah Pollak / Commentary:
The Juicebox Mafia on Gaza
Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
Olmert's Final Failure
Wall Street Journal:
Palestinians Need Israel to Win
Discussion: Israpundit
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
TV News Winds Down Operations on Iraq War  —  Quietly, as the United States presidential election and its aftermath have dominated the news, America's three broadcast network news divisions have stopped sending full-time correspondents to Iraq.  —  “The war has gone on longer than a lot …
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Seth Mnookin / Vanity Fair:   The New York Times's Lonely War
Andrew Osborn / Wall Street Journal:
As if Things Weren't Bad Enough, Russian Professor Predicts End of U.S.  —  In Moscow, Igor Panarin's Forecasts Are All the Rage; America ‘Disintegrates’ in 2010  —  MOSCOW — For a decade, Russian academic Igor Panarin has been predicting the U.S. will fall apart in 2010.
Peter Yarrow / The Huffington Post:
My Response to the Mean-Spirited “Barack the Magic Negro”  —  The sending of a Christmas greeting by Chip Saltsman to the members of the Republican National Committee that includes a recording of the so-called parody, “Barack the Magic Negro” is not only offensive, it is shocking and saddening in the extreme.
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Rob Stein / Washington Post:
Study: ‘Virginity pledges’ are ineffective  —  Youths who promise abstinence are also less likely to use protection  —  Teenagers who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are just as likely to have premarital sex as those who do not promise abstinence and are significantly less likely …
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
RNC members call unprecedented special meeting  —  For the first time in party history, members of the Republican National Committee have called their own unscheduled meeting without the aid of the Washington-based party apparatus.  —  Organized by North Dakota Republican Party chairman Gary Emineth …
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
Under Bush, OSHA Mired in Inaction  —  In early 2001, an epidemiologist at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration sought to publish a special bulletin warning dental technicians that they could be exposed to dangerous beryllium alloys while grinding fillings.
New York Times:
Veterans of '90s Bailout Hope for Profit in New One  —  WASHINGTON — A tight-knit group of former senior government officials who were central players in the savings and loan bailout of the 1990s are seeking to capitalize on the latest economic meltdown, enjoying a surge in new business …
Cesar Chelala / Gulf Times:
Afghanistan's public health emergency  —  MORE than 1.6mn children under the age of five and thousands of women could die in 2009 as a result of the lack of food and medical care, particularly in terms of proper services for women and children, according to the Afghan Ministry of Health.
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
Wall Street Journal:
The Weekend That Wall Street Died  —  Ties That Long United Strongest Firms Unraveled as Lehman Sank Toward Failure  —  With his investment bank facing a near-certain failure, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s chief executive officer, Richard Fuld Jr., placed yet another phone call to the man he thought could save him.
Discussion: Portfolio, Law Blog and The Big Picture
Chuck Bennett / Associated Press:
CAROLINE'S CRIB  —  SEN. HOPEFUL'S $50M SPREAD  —  Forget Chappaqua.  —  This amazing Martha's Vineyard spread will be the next home-away-from-the-Beltway for New York's junior senator if Caroline Kennedy is tapped to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton.  —  The 366-acre estate …
Jim Oliphant / The Swamp:
Emanuel to resign House seat Friday  —  Rep. Rahm Emanuel will resign his House seat Friday.  —  Emanuel, set to serve as chief of staff to President-elect Barack Obama, sent a letter to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Monday indicating that he planned to step down at the end of the week.
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs and TIME.com
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
McConnell Puts the Brakes on Stimulus Plan  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) voiced skepticism today about the emerging economic stimulus plan, applying a brake to Democratic plans to quickly pass up to $850 billion in spending and tax cuts soon after President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 inauguration.
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Hasso Hering / Albany Democrat-Herald:
Kulongoski to pursue mileage tax  —  A year ago, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced it had demonstrated that a new way to pay for roads — via a mileage tax and satellite technology — could work.  —  Now Gov. Ted Kulongoski says he'd like the legislature to take the next step.
Discussion: Eschaton
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
An NPR Reporter Becomes the News  —  In September, Ketzel Levine, a senior correspondent for National Public Radio, came up with an idea for a series about how Americans were handling economic pressure.  Called “American Moxie: How We Get By,” it began in early December.
 
 
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Washington Post:
Child Neglect Cases Multiply As Economic Woes Spread
Maria Cramer / Boston Globe:
Homicides among black males spike
BBC:
Iraq civilian deaths down in 2008
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Wizbang
Nathan J. Diament / The New Republic:
Works, Not Words  —  How Obama can appeal to religious voters …
Discussion: theheretik.us
Scott Helman / Boston Globe:
Holder's hearing might be rocky
Discussion: The New Republic
Wall Street Journal:
Discounts Not Enough to Revive Online Retail Sales
Ross Colvin / Front Row Washington:
Hawaiian ‘shaka’ greeting comes natural to Obama
Discussion: Hot Air and The Sundries Shack
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
Humbled By Our Ignorance  —  It's the end of an era.
Discussion: Greg's Opinion
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Victor Davis Hanson / Real Clear Politics:
Life at New Animal Farm Won't Be All That Bad
Discussion: Maggie's Farm
Alan Rusbridger / New York Review of Books:
A Chill on ‘The Guardian’
Discussion: BuzzMachine
The Black Rod:
Anti-Zionist 911 truther = ‘expert advisor’ to Gail Asper's Human Rights Museum
Sandhya Somashekhar / Washington Post:
Webb Sets His Sights On Prison Reform
William Kristol / New York Times:
George, Abe, Rick & Barack