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REBUILDING THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS ROOM

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 27, 2005 10:40 AM

The WaPo reports: The White House spokesman will spin on a new stage next summer. With the administration moving ahead with plans to renovate the dirty and decaying press room off the West Wing of the White House, spokesman Scott McClellan — or his replacement, if he steps aside before then — intends to start […]

GAS ATTACKS IN RUSSIA: WHODUNNIT?

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 27, 2005 10:14 AM

The holiday gas attacks on crowded home-supply stores in St. Petersburg, Russia, aren’t getting much MSM attention. But the blogosphere’s all over the story, with many observers questioning official government statements that have blamed “hooliganism” and discounted terrorism. Pajamas Media has a massive round-up of news and analysis. *** Related: Dafydd at Big Lizards delivers […]

LIBERAL TOLERANCE IN CANADA

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 27, 2005 09:41 AM

Dateline Toronto: A high-ranking official within the Liberal Party of Canada resigned Monday after he made disparaging comments on his blog about NDP Leader Jack Layton and his wife, NDP candidate Olivia Chow. Mike Klander, executive vice-president of the federal Liberal party’s Ontario wing, stepped down after photographs of Chow, NDP candidate for the Toronto […]

ANNOYED WITH KWANZAA

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 27, 2005 09:07 AM

Don’t say “Happy Kwanzaa” to La Shawn Barber. Or to Ambra Nykol, who is back blogging (yay!). Ambra also weighs in on The Ugg Theory.

HOW TO STOP DANGEROUS PRESS LEAKS

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 26, 2005 11:16 AM

So, President Bush is now begging newspaper editors to stop publishing classified information obtained via illegal leaks. Howard Kurtz reports: President Bush has been summoning newspaper editors lately in an effort to prevent publication of stories he considers damaging to national security. The efforts have failed, but the rare White House sessions with the executive […]

MILBLOGGERS VS. MSM

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 26, 2005 10:28 AM

The Washington Post profiles one of my favorite milbloggers, Bill Roggio, who runs The Fourth Rail and ThreatsWatch. Another ground-breaking milblogger, Michael Yon, gets a mention. The article’s undertone is critical of Bush administration efforts to reach out to the blogosphere, and paints milbloggers as “weapons” in an “information war.” The WaPo’s take on bloggers […]

TRANSLATING COLIN POWELL

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 26, 2005 09:53 AM

The former Secretary of State weighed in on the Bush administration’s NSA surveillance program this weekend. Ace of Spades deciphers Powell’s double-talk.

TSUNAMI ANNIVERSARY: THE MISSING

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 26, 2005 09:38 AM

While the news media in America have obsessed over the Natalee Holloway case, there have been countless missing persons cases that have gone unnoticed and unheralded over the last year–including the heart-rending stories of thousands of men, women, and children who disappeared in the Indonesian tsunami disaster one year ago today. Reuters UK spotlights one […]

2005 UNHINGED: THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 26, 2005 09:03 AM

Here are a few of the crackpot sights and ridiculous sounds that made 2005 a year to remember (many thanks to Ian Schwartz at The Political Teen for his indispensable video blogging): Video clips… 10. Spike Lee: Tinfoil hat-wearing levee expert 9. CNBC mugs Bernie Goldberg 8. Union thugs unhinged 7. Chris Matthews unhinged 6. […]

FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 25, 2005 06:35 AM

For unto Us a Child is born Unto Us a Son is given And the government shall be upon His shoulder And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6 Merry Christmas, dear readers. Hope the day and the new year bring you […]