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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

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  • Questions Arise About White House's Iran Timeline
    The new National Intelligence Estimate is raising questions about what the White House knew — and when. The estimate judged that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003. President Bush has recently portrayed Iran as a nuclear threat and pressed for international sanctions.
  • What's Behind Intelligence Agencies' Iran Reversal?
    What new information could lead 16 intelligence agencies to change their conclusions on Iran? New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti talks with Melissa Block about how the NIE came together — and what the new estimate says about changes in the intelligence community.
  • Further Iran Sanctions Won't Sell Easily After Report
    It's hard to imagine why the White House decided to release the intelligence on Iran, given that it seems to conflict with its policy. President Bush will likely have difficulty selling further sanctions against Tehran now.
  • Rocca Gets Piggy With It in Iowa
    Comedian and commentator Mo Rocca visits a pig farm in Iowa to learn the proper way of to hold and handle a piglet. It's a skill critical for stumping politicians – after all, commingling with livestock is a de rigueur photo op.
  • Michael Knight Explores Families in 'Holiday Season'
    Alabama native Michael Knight has published a timely book. His pair of novellas, collected under the title The Holiday Season, tell the story of families weathering Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve.
  • Baghdad Residents Weigh In on U.S. Security Efforts
    On Tuesday, we spoke with the top American general in Iraq, David Petraeus, about the security situation there. Wednesday, we hear from Iraqis. Reporters in Iraq set out to get assessments from a number of Baghdadis.
  • Iraq Correspondent Pessimistic as Tour Ends
    Correspondent Jamie Tarabay has been reporting from Iraq since 2003. She's finishing up her final tour there. Tarabay talks with Melissa Block about her impressions of Iraq today. She says she's pessimistic about Iraq's future but has seen "pockets of hope."
  • Ellen Page, Playing 'Honest, Whole Young Women'
    The star of the new comedy Juno is an indie phenom, and the characters she plays can be strikingly different. To the Canadian-born, Buddhist-schooled actress, the difference is that they're simply real.
  • 'Ninja Got Answers' for Hollywood Writers on Strike
    In case you didn't already know, Wednesday is International Ninja Day. To celebrate, the Ninja (of the "Ask a Ninja" Web site) offers advice for the striking Hollywood writers.
  • Court Divided After Day One of Guantanamo Case
    The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday to decide whether prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have the right to challenge their detention in court, using the constitutionally guaranteed procedure called a writ of habeas corpus.

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