Newspaper Roundup for Wednesday, December 30, 2009

December 30, 2009 - 7:54 AM
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New York Times:
'U.S. Had Early Signals of a Terror Plot'
Should have known what was coming, officials say
 
New York Times editorial:
The System Failed -- and So Did Government Bureaucracies
 
Politico:
Handling problems the Obama way; first downplay, then address the issue
 
USA Today:
Napolitano column: U.S. will 'find and fix' system's vulnerabilities

Politico:
Dick Cheney: Barack Obama 'trying to pretend' we are not at war
 
Los Angeles Times:
White House prepares for immigration overhaul battle
President will back legislation next year providing 'path to citizenship' for illegals
 
Fox News:
TSA Looks to Expand Use of Full-Body Scanners at U.S. Airports
 
Politico:
Official defends plan to release Yemenis from Gitmo
 
San Francisco Chronicle:
Calif. asks court to revive a law barring violent felons from possessing body armor
 
Los Angeles Times:
Federal court restricts Taser use by police
 
San Francisco Chronicle:
Steel for Bay Bridge being shipped from China
 
Washington Post:
U.S. Rep. George Radanovich, a California Republican, won't seek re-election next year
 
Politico:
Poll: Ben Nelson in political trouble
 
Washington Times:
Airliner suicide mission blessed by imam linked to Fort Hood shooter
 
Washington Post:
Republicans see political opportunity in Obama response to failed airplane bomb
 
Fox News:
Sen. Kerry Reportedly Files Request to Visit Iran
 
Washington Post:
As standoff with Iran continues, U.S. prepares targeted sanctions
 
Washington Times:
Congress takes aim at Fed's independence
Investors increasingly worried by congressional meddling in Federal Reserve's decisions
 
Washington Post/AP:
Funeral home offers drunk drivers a free burial
 
Washington Post:
Obama's apparent low-key approach to Kashmir disappoints some in disputed region
 
Washington Post:
Republican governor-elect seeks offshore oil leases
'Time to develop our off-shore energy resources to create new jobs,' McDonnell says
 
Washington Post:
Brazilian family will fight to regain custody of boy reunited with American father
 
USA Today:
Obama's k-12 policy doesn't change much
 
Politico:
'President Obama takes the heat President Bush did not'
Liberals claims unfair treatment of Obama
 
Politico:
Anxious Democrats divide over path forward
Lean centrist or maintain liberal tilt?
 
USA Today:
Poll: Americans most admire Obama, Clinton, Palin
 
Fox News/AP:
'Hand of God' Seen in Christmas Eve Revival of Mother, Baby

Los Angeles Times:
Sen. Harry Reid to force vote on TSA nominee

Denver Post:
Efforts already underway in Colorado to blunt federal health care reforms
State constitutional amendment would attempt to undo some of what Congress is trying to pass

Denver Post:
Homeless coalition considering cuts in health care
 
Houston Chronicle:
Mexico's drug 'saint' draws Facebook fans
 
Miami Herald:
South Florida pain-clinic doctors also treat drug addicts
 
UK Telegraph:
Where is the Secretary of State? Hillary Clinton has gone AWOL on the Iranian front

Providence Journal:
Block Island utility seeks rate hike for wind-power research costs
 
The Local:
Afghan teens dumped in Swedish forest
 
The Local:
Swedes want their adult children out of the house