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J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Court certifies Burris, but path to Senate unclear  —  Roland Burris won his certification battle before the Illinois Supreme Court on Friday, but Senate leaders say the ruling only strengthens their opposition to seating him in their chamber.  —  Burris was handed an apparent victory …
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
The Chief Justice on the Spot  —  A CASE sitting quietly in the Supreme Court's in-basket promises to tell us more than almost any other about John G. Roberts Jr. and his evolution from spear carrier in the Reagan revolution to chief justice of the United States — and in the process set …
Little Green Footballs:
CNN Says the Video is Genuine  —  CNN insists that the Gaza video is genuine, and they've reposted it.  This is their only response to the criticism that the “CPR” shown in the video is an obvious pantomime: … If they really had “little hope” the patient could be saved …
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CNN:
Gaza video genuine, journalists say  —  (CNN) — There's no truth to accusations by bloggers that a Palestinian camera crew staged a video showing the death of the videographer's brother after an Israeli rocket attack, said the team's employer.  —  “It's absolute nonsense,” Paul Martin …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
CNN republishes fake atrocity video; Update: CNN responds
Discussion: Macsmind
Baltimore Sun:
Mayor Sheila Dixon indicted  —  Four counts of perjury, two counts of theft over $500 among 12-count indictment  —  Baltimore Mayor Sheila A. Dixon was charged today in a 12-count indictment, according to the Maryland State Prosecutor's Office's Web site.  —  Dixon was charged with four counts …
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Ben Nuckols / Associated Press:
Baltimore mayor indicted on theft, perjury charges  —  BALTIMORE — Mayor Sheila Dixon was indicted Friday on charges that she accepted illegal gifts during her time as mayor and City Council president, including travel, fur coats and gift cards intended for the poor that she allegedly used instead for a holiday shopping spree.
Michelle Goldberg / The New Republic:
The End Of An Error  —  Ok, maybe this makes up for Rick Warren.  A couple of months ago, Obama seemed to be walking back from his promise to undo the destructive “don't ask, don't tell” policy on gays in the military.  But today, in a video posted on the change.gov website (a site …
Discussion: The Daily Beast, The G Spot and The RBC
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Rachel L. Swarns / The Caucus:
Obama's Mother-in-Law to Move Into the White House  —  (Photo: Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)  —  It's official: Marian Robinson, the 71-year-old mother-in-law of President-elect Barack Obama, will be moving into the White House, transition officials said on Friday.
Washington Post:
Bush Prepares to Ask for Second Tranche of Bailout Funds  —  If Congress Fails to Approve Request, Administration May Use Veto Power  —  In a move being coordinated with the Obama transition team, senior Bush administration officials are preparing to ask lawmakers for the second half …
Alaska_Politics / Anchorage Daily News:
Palin criticizes “personal, salacious nature of recent reporting” (Updated)  —  From ADN state/local news editor David Hulen —  It sounds like Gov. Palin has had it with the news media.  On the heels of her YouTube interview earlier this week criticizing coverage during her campaign for vice president …
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Watts Up With That?:
“The good news is, if this sucker blows, global warming is not going to be a problem. ”  —  Some worrisome news from Greg Laden's Science blog, also in the running for Best Science Blog  —  Note: Image below was not part of the original story  —  This images indicates Yellowstone earthquake from the past week.
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Inaugural Rentals Begging For Takers  —  Across the Washington region, homeowners' dreams of a quick and easy payday are evaporating as the days tick down to President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony Jan. 20: The inaugural housing market has gone bust in record time.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Breaking: Obama sends national e-mail with NO plea for money!  —  This is no Friday joke.  —  Word has just been received at The Ticket that President-elect Barack Obama sent out an actual e-mail today without asking for more money from tired donors.  No, really.
CNN:
Key Democrats blast Obama stimulus plan  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Key measures of President-elect Barack Obama's economic recovery plan are facing a barrage of criticism from some Senate Democrats, with one charging the plan's tax breaks were a return to “trickledown” economics.
New York Times:
Plan to Jump-Start Economy With No Manual  —  WASHINGTON — The fresh evidence on Friday of the economy's downward spiral focused even more attention on two questions: Is the stimulus package being pushed by President-elect Barack Obama big enough?  And will the component parts being assembled …
Discussion: MyDD
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Conyers's opposition to Gupta is connected to Michael Moore  —  Citing a lack of experience, Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) is leading an effort to thwart Barack Obama's expected nomination of CNN's Sanjay Gupta to become surgeon general.  —  But there are also indications that Conyers's opposition …
Melinda Wenner / LiveScience:
Smarter Men Have More Sperm  —  Women tend to like smart men because they're usually more successful and better providers.  But here's another reason: Their sperm is better, a new study says.  —  Researchers at King's College London, the University of Delaware and the University …
Seattle Times:
Seattle P-I up for sale; could go online-only  —  The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which first rolled off the presses in 1863 and has been the state's longest-publishing newspaper, is up for sale.  —  The newspaper's staff was called into a closed meeting today by Publisher Roger Oglesby.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
CERTIFIABLE  —  Okay, fine, Blagojevich is clearly insane.  I'm sitting here at my desk, listening to him chatter on in the background about the impeachment vote.  And he's going on about how his policies let someone get a liver transplant, and should he really be impeached for that?
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Kyl Falsely Claims Holder Doesn't Support Patriot Act, Says He Shouldn't Be AG If He's Against Torture  —  Kyl Falsely Claims Holder Doesn't Support Patriot Act, Says He Shouldn't Be AG If He's Against Torture»  —  Conservatives, led by former Bush adviser Karl Rove …
Blogs and Stories:
Iran's Hottest Porn Video  —  The Farewell Chronicles: Survivors of the Bush Presidency Speak Out  —  Blogs and Stories  —  A hidden camera catches an Iranian cleric committing adultery, and the video rockets around the blogosphere, where a new generation can finally skirt state censorship.
Satyam Khanna / Think Progress:
Publisher: Bush will receive ‘minimal interest’ on the lecture circuit.»  —  In 2007, President Bush told biographer Robert Draper that he would “replenish the ol' coffers” by going around and giving speeches after office, where he could make “ridiculous money.”  But it's unlikely that Bush will be rolling in the dough.
Discussion: Blogs and Stories and Eschaton
 
 
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Tim Butcher / Telegraph:
Israeli strike on civilian house may be ‘war crime’ says UN
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Nick Allen / Telegraph:
BBC criticised over broadcast by £19 million Arabic TV station
Chicago Sun Times:
Illinois House votes to impeach Gov. Blagojevich
Stephen M. Walt:
On Goldberg and Douthat  —  Over at the Atlantic Web site …
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