Today’s Most Popular Stories 12.30.09

Each day, Ashley Estill surfs your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for December 30, 2009:

Washington Post: Republicans see political opportunity in Obama response to failed airplane bomb

Washington Times: Somali arrested at airport with chemicals, syringe

Washington Examiner: Obama gives Interpol free hand in U.S.

USA Today: Texas Tech fires Leach before court hearing seeking injunction

CQ Politics: Dash For Campaign Cash Before 2009 Ends

The Hill: DCCC: Obama ‘more aggressive in fighting al Qaeda’ than Bush

Politico: Dick Cheney: Barack Obama ‘trying to pretend’

ABC News: Regime Supporters Flood Iran Streets, Menace Opposition

CBS News: Was the Afghan Bomb Attack an Inside Job?

Fox News: Florida Girl, 11, and Boyfriend Set Mom on Fire, Cops Say

MSNBC News: 8 Americans killed in Afghanistan suicide blast

CNN: Charlie Sheen’s wife asks judge to modify restraining order

Wall Street Journal: Rich Cling to Life to Beat Tax Man

NPR: WWII Pacifists Exposed Mental Ward Horrors

Roll Call: Nelson Scrambles to Defend Health Vote

National Journal: Dems Blame Bush Admin For Terror Attempt

Bloomberg News: Rusal Hong Kong Shares to Be Priced at Maximum of HK$12.50 Each

Gallup.Com: Clinton Edges Out Palin as Most Admired Woman

Talking Points Memo: GOP Rep Has No Explanation For GOP Hypocrisy

Politics Daily: Jim Traficant, Convicted Felon, Running for Congress Again

Reuters: Afghan suicide blast kills eight U.S. civilians