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10:15 AM ET, August 9, 2007

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Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Primary Season Getting Earlier  —  S.C. GOP's Move Could Push Votes For 2008 Into '07  —  South Carolina's Republican Party will move its 2008 presidential primary forward to Jan. 19, sources said yesterday, a decision almost certain to spark a cascade of calendar changes that could push …
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Roger Simon / The Politico:
Race to be first unsettles campaign  —  DES MOINES, Iowa — The political primary calendar for 2008 is beginning to resemble a game of bumper cars more than an orderly way of selecting the next Democratic and Republican nominees.  —  Near panic was set off Wednesday when some people got …
Discussion: New York Times
Todd DOrman / Quad City Times:
GOP works to secure straw poll; Culver vows caucus will precede all primaries  —  DES MOINES — It's a fake vote that will draw the kind of attention usually reserved for a real election, and Iowa Republican Party officials insist they're taking aggressive steps to safeguard Saturday's hotly contested Ames straw poll.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION  —  SEC v. Sierra Brokerage Services, Inc., et al., United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.  Civil Action No. C2-03-326  —  On July 26, 2007, the Honorable John D. Holschuh, U. S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio …
Discussion: The American Mind
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Kimberly Hefling / Associated Press:
Democrats Praise Military Progress  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - One senator said U.S. troops are routing out al-Qaida in parts of Iraq.  Another insisted President Bush's plan to increase troops has caused tactical momentum.  —  One even went so far on Wednesday as to say the argument could be made that U.S. troops are winning.
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Tom Raum / Associated Press:
Polls show shift in attitudes on Iraq following military inroads
Discussion: PoliPundit.com
David Brown / Washington Post:
Bush Apparently Had Lyme Disease  —  President Bush was treated a year ago for what appears to have been Lyme disease, the White House said yesterday in disclosing the results of his annual physical exam.  —  A report of the president's recent medical examination said his case had …
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CNN:   Bush treatment for Lyme disease disclosed
ABCNEWS:
Romney: Giuliani's NYC 'Sanctuary' for Illegal Immigrants  —  Republican Presidential Contender Calls Giuliani's New York a 'Sanctuary' for Illegals  —  For 10 years, Romney used the services of a landscaping company for his Belmont, Mass., estate that hired illegal workers from Guatemala …
Discussion: PoliPundit.com and Right Wing News
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Reuters:
Romney: Giuliani's NYC 'Sanctuary' for Illegal Immigrants
Discussion: QandO
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
Bush May Try to Cut Corporate Tax Rates  —  President Cites Need To Compete Globally  —  President Bush said yesterday that he is considering a fresh plan to cut tax rates for U.S. corporations to make them more competitive around the world, an initiative that could further inflame a battle …
Associated Press:
New Republic Iraq Stories Questioned  —  NEW YORK — A magazine gets a hot story straight from a soldier in Iraq and publishes his writing, complete with gory details, under a pseudonym.  The stories are chilling: An Iraqi boy befriends American troops and later has his tongue cut out by insurgents.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
First Father: Tough Times on Sidelines  —  There are times in the life of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States and father of the 43rd, that people, perfect strangers, come up to him and say the harshest things — words intended to comfort but words that wind up only causing pain.
Dr. Helen:
Who is the Real Feminist?  —  I saw a link on Vox Day's blog to one of those silly quizzes that I often get suckered into taking for no other reason than curiosity or perhaps just procrastination from actual real work I should be doing.  The quiz asked the question, "Are You a Feminist?" and if you are interested, here is my score:
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Fred to make first Iowa visit next week  —  Fred Thompson will make his first visit to Iowa as a likely presidential candidate next Friday, Aug. 17, according to an informed Iowa source.  —  Thompson will spend the day in Des Moines, mixing private meetings with GOP activists and legislators …
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Des Moines Register:
Actor-politician Fred Thompson to visit Iowa next week
Discussion: Political Radar
William Glaberson / New York Times:
Hurdles Frustrate Effort to Shrink Guantánamo  —  The decision this week by the British government to request the return of five Guantánamo detainees with British ties was welcome news for Bush administration officials eager to cut the detention center's population.
Counterterrorism Blog:
CAIR Identified by the FBI as part of the Muslim Brotherhood's Palestine Committee  —  Dallas—In testimony Tuesday, FBI Agent Lara Burns reported before the jury in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was listed as a member …
Brian S. Wesbury / Opinion Journal:
Fair but Unbalanced  —  How the media promote false pessimism about the economy.  —  Not that it needed any help, but the already energized debate about journalistic bias was electrified when Rupert Murdoch, owner of the "fair and balanced" Fox News Channel, struck a deal to buy The Wall Street Journal.
Rafique / Pakistan News Service:
One billion Muslims to turn into suicide bombers if Makkah, Madina are attacked: NA  —  ISLAMABAD: The treasury and opposition members in National Assembly (NA) Wednesday have made it clear on US that one billion Muslims will turn into suicide bombers if the holiest places of Makkah and Madina …
 
 
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Reuters:
Police arrest French teen over Potter translation
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Los Angeles Times:
AT&T drops Pearl Jam's call
Sam Roberts / New York Times:
Minorities Now Form Majority in One-Third of Most-Populous Counties
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
Admiral Scapegoat  —  A sadder but wiser Vice Admiral J.M. …
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Peter A. Brown / The Politico:
Gay support could cost candidates
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Michael R. Blood / Associated Press:
GOP hopes to make inroads with Hispanics
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Michael Freund / Jerusalem Post:
Saudis might take Bibles from tourists
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Freedom from the press: Google News lets newsmakers comment on stories
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
nasa.gov:
Endeavour Lifts Off!
Matthew Pennington / The Huffington Post:
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Fish can fight malaria mosquitoes
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Gen. Petraeus Talks to a Liberal
 

 
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