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7:41 AM, Jan 8, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Ted Koppel: "I would classify it as an absolute triumph for al Qaeda."

Oops: Sen. Ben Nelson said Tuesday it was a mistake for the Obama Administration to take on massive health care reforms in 2009, and suggested efforts would have been better spent addressing the economy.

Transcript: Obama takes responsibility, announces security fixes.

Official vows to use f-word at every supervisor meeting. Yep, welcome to San Francisco.

Gerecht on al Qaeda's counterintelligence capabilities: The recent death in Afghanistan of seven American counterterrorist officers, one Jordanian intelligence operative, and one exploding al Qaeda double agent ought to give us cause to reflect on the real capabilities of the Central Intelligence Agency and al Qaeda.

Meet the fallen CIA officers.

The return of the John McCain campaign ad: "He's lived through a battle or two. Vanquished many a foe. But perhaps no battle in our lifetime is more vital than the one John McCain fights now. A battle to save America."

Obama's TV timing has never been good. Will he bump the season premiere of "Lost?"

Hmm, Michael Steele offers dare to critics: Fire me or shut up.

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