Daily News For December 19, 2005

by John Hawkins | December 19, 2005 9:36 am

Domestic

Congressional Leaders Agree To $42 Billion In Budget Cuts (Free NYT Reg Req)[1]

Rice Defends NSA Eavesdropping (Free NYT Reg Req)[2]

Gonzales: War Powers Authorized Eavesdropping[3]

Sen. Reid Calls Us Congress ‘Most Corrupt In History’ But Denies Personal Wrongdoing[4]

Colin Powell: White House ‘Never Told’ Of WMD Doubts[5]

Trent Lott Unsure Whether He Will Seek Re-Election[6]

Foreign

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Says No Plans To Resign After Stroke[7]

AP-Ipsos poll: 57 Percent Want To Stay Until Uraq Is Stabilized And 36% Favor An Immediate Withdrawal[8]

Bush Correctly Notes That The U.S. Is Winning Iraq War In His Latest Speech[9]

Text Of Bush’s Address[10]

Iraq Group Posts Video Of Us Hostage’s “Killing”[11]

Saddam Hussein Interviewed By The Sun[12]

Columns

Robert Kagan And William Kristol: The Iraqi Elections Really Could Be A Turning Point[13]

Thomas Lifson: The Media’s Mask Slips[14]

Mark Steyn: Iraq Vote Leaves Dems Looking Like The Losers [15]

Jeff Jacoby: Obsessive Anti-Semitism[16]

Jed Babbin: All The President’s Spies[17]

Left-Overs

Time Names Gateses, Bono ‘Persons of 2005’[18]

7 Ft. 320 Pd Nikolay Valuev Wins The WBA World Heavyweight Boxing Championship[19]

One Month After Their Debut, Only 12 Out Of 70 Blogs Are Running Pajamas Media Ads[20]

A Hospital Has Scrubbed Baked Ham From Its Christmas Menu, Fearing Muslim Patients Could Be Offended[21]

Mary J. Blige: “The Blacker You Are, The Worse It Is For You.”[22]

Website Of The Day: Arguing With Signposts[23]

Endnotes:
  1. Congressional Leaders Agree To $42 Billion In Budget Cuts (Free NYT Reg Req): http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/19/politics/19cong.html?ex=1292648400&en=549863ee79493843&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
  2. Rice Defends NSA Eavesdropping (Free NYT Reg Req): http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/19/politics/19spy.html?ei=5065&en=8e74edbb185fbfaa&ex=1135659600&partner=MYWAY&pagewanted=print
  3. Gonzales: War Powers Authorized Eavesdropping: http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2005-12-19T135126Z_01_SPI949578_RTRUKOC_0_US-SECURITY-EAVESDROPPING.xml&archived=False
  4. Sen. Reid Calls Us Congress ‘Most Corrupt In History’ But Denies Personal Wrongdoing: http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyid=2005-12-18T183408Z_01_MOL866533_RTRUKOC_0_US-CONGRESS-ETHICS.xml&rpc=22
  5. Colin Powell: White House ‘Never Told’ Of WMD Doubts: http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0%2C5478%2C17603142%255E1702%2C00.html
  6. Trent Lott Unsure Whether He Will Seek Re-Election: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002690067_lott18.html
  7. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Says No Plans To Resign After Stroke: http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyid=2005-12-19T053217Z_01_KWA878564_RTRUKOC_0_US-MIDEAST-SHARON.xml&rpc=22
  8. AP-Ipsos poll: 57 Percent Want To Stay Until Uraq Is Stabilized And 36% Favor An Immediate Withdrawal: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1417603
  9. Bush Correctly Notes That The U.S. Is Winning Iraq War In His Latest Speech: http://www.cis.org/articl
  10. Text Of Bush’s Address: http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47976
  11. Iraq Group Posts Video Of Us Hostage’s “Killing”: http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=fundLaunches&storyID=2005-12-19T090513Z_01_MCC931208_RTRUKOC_0_US-IRAQ-HOSTAGE-VIDEO.xml
  12. Saddam Hussein Interviewed By The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2005580564,00.html
  13. Robert Kagan And William Kristol: The Iraqi Elections Really Could Be A Turning Point: http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/006/489inkbk.asp
  14. Thomas Lifson: The Media’s Mask Slips: http://realclearpolitics.com/Commentary/com-12_17_05_TL.html
  15. Mark Steyn: Iraq Vote Leaves Dems Looking Like The Losers : http://www.suntimes.com/output/steyn/cst-edt-steyn18.html
  16. Jeff Jacoby: Obsessive Anti-Semitism: http://townhall.com/opinion/columns/jeffjacoby/2005/12/19/179569.html
  17. Jed Babbin: All The President’s Spies: http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=9169
  18. Time Names Gateses, Bono ‘Persons of 2005’: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10516674/
  19. 7 Ft. 320 Pd Nikolay Valuev Wins The WBA World Heavyweight Boxing Championship: http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/russian-beast-proves-a-giant-obstacle-for-ruiz/2005/12/18/1134840742969.html
  20. One Month After Their Debut, Only 12 Out Of 70 Blogs Are Running Pajamas Media Ads: http://dennisthepeasant.typepad.com/dennis_the_peasant/2005/12/perhaps_i_was_a.html
  21. A Hospital Has Scrubbed Baked Ham From Its Christmas Menu, Fearing Muslim Patients Could Be Offended: http://www.sundaytimes.news.com.au/common/story_page/0%2C7034%2C17598854%5E2761%2C00.html
  22. Mary J. Blige: “The Blacker You Are, The Worse It Is For You.”: http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,11710,1669258,00.html
  23. Website Of The Day: Arguing With Signposts: http://www.arguewithsigns.net/

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