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9:50 AM ET, August 9, 2007

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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 …
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Drudge Report:
DAILY KOS CO-AUTHOR FINED $30K FOR UNETHICAL STOCK TOUT  —  Prominent liberal blogger Jerome Armstrong has agreed to pay nearly $30,000 in fines in a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over allegations that Armstrong touted the stock of a software company …
Dan / Riehl World View:
Dem Insider Fined In Stock Scam
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
Hindrocket / Power Line:
Noticing Success  —  The Associated Press has noticed …
Discussion: Wizbang
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
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 …
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
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CNN:   Bush treatment for Lyme disease disclosed
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.
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 …
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 …
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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Matthew Pennington / The Huffington Post:
Pakistan May Declare State of Emergency  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The government of embattled Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said Thursday it may impose a state of emergency because of "external and internal threats" and deteriorating law and order in the volatile northwest near the Afghan border.
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Matthew Pennington / Associated Press:
Musharraf decides against emergency
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
Admiral Scapegoat  —  A sadder but wiser Vice Admiral J.M. "Mike" McConnell, director of national intelligence (DNI), told a senior Republican House member last weekend that the next time he dealt with congressional Democrats he would make sure a Republican was in the room or on the phone.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
The Blogs Are Alive With the Sound of Angry Democrats
Discussion: Right Wing News
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 …
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.
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 …
Michael Freund / Jerusalem Post:
Saudis might take Bibles from tourists  —  Despite a series of initiatives aimed at generating foreign tourism, the Saudi Arabian government continues to bar Jews and Christians from bringing items such as Bibles, crucifixes and Stars of David into the country and is threatening to confiscate them on sight …
 
 
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Ellen Barry / New York Times:
Bridge Hero Gets Offer: Paid Tuition
Reuters:
Police arrest French teen over Potter translation
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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
Jay Carney / TIME: Swampland:
More on YearlyKos: columnists, reporters and labels
Discussion: The Sideshow
Peter A. Brown / The Politico:
Gay support could cost candidates
Michael R. Blood / Associated Press:
GOP hopes to make inroads with Hispanics
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Dean Barnett / Townhall.com:
Kos Calls Jim Webb a "Coward"
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Freedom from the press: Google News lets newsmakers comment on stories
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nasa.gov:
Endeavour Lifts Off!
BBC:
Fish can fight malaria mosquitoes
Kim Sengupta / The Independent:
Roadside bomb attacks in Iraq reach an all-time high
New York Times:
Potential Flaw Is Found in Design of Fallen Bridge
Deacon / Power Line:
ON IRAQ, NO BETTER FRIEND
Redstate:
Gen. Petraeus Talks to a Liberal
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Ho-Hum: Yet Another False Media-Reported Massacre In Iraq
 

 
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