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8:50 AM ET, January 10, 2009

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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
The Politico:
Burris gets OK from Illinois sec. of state  —  Following a decision by the Illinois Supreme Court, Jesse White, the Illinois secretary of state, has certified Roland Burris' appointment to the Senate, removing a major roadblock blocking Burris' ascension to the body.
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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.
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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 …
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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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.
Yahoo! Finance:
Seattle Post-Intelligencer is put up for sale  —  Hearst officials say Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper has been put up for sale  —  SEATTLE (AP) — Hearst Corp. put Seattle's oldest newspaper, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, up for sale on Friday and said that if it can't find a buyer …
Discussion: Don Surber
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Seattle Times:
Seattle P-I up for sale; could go online-only
David Frum:
“She Doesn't Have a Well-Informed Worldview.”  —  Mrs Frum appeared on the O'Reilly Factor last night to discuss Gov. Sarah Palin's interview for John Ziegler's “How Obama Got Elected” project.  But the negative words quoted in the headlines aren't Danielle's.
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George E. Bisharat / Wall Street Journal:
Israel Is Committing War Crimes  —  Hamas's violations are no justification for Israel's actions.  —  Israel's current assault on the Gaza Strip cannot be justified by self-defense.  Rather, it involves serious violations of international law, including war crimes.
Discussion: Salon
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Tim Butcher / Telegraph:
Israeli strike on civilian house may be ‘war crime’ says UN
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
New York Times:
No Instruction Manual as Stimulus Bill Takes Shape  —  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 …
Discussion: Marginal Revolution and MyDD
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 …
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.
Chicago Sun Times:
Illinois House votes to impeach Gov. Blagojevich  —  SPRINGFIELD — On what would have been Richard Nixon's 95th birthday, the Illinois House voted 114-1 today to impeach Gov. Blagojevich, making him the first chief executive in the state's 190-year history to face such an action.  —  “We wanted him.
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots and WBBM-TV
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Amanda Ruggeri / US News:
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Pedro Nicolaci da Costa / Reuters:
Great Depression jobs parallel may not be far flung
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Nick Allen / Telegraph:
BBC criticised over broadcast by £19 million Arabic TV station
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Conyers's opposition to Gupta is connected to Michael Moore
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David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Inaugural Rentals Begging For Takers
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Jim Abrams / Associated Press:
House approves bill to fight wage discrimination
Discussion: Politicians
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Smarter Men Have More Sperm
Stephen M. Walt:
On Goldberg and Douthat  —  Over at the Atlantic Web site …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Renting out the list  —  One way Hillary Clinton is paying …
Discussion: Democracy in America