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8:35 AM ET, September 7, 2007

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San Francisco Chronicle:
Fugitive fundraiser captured in Colorado tonight  —  (09-06) 20:52 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — Fugitive political fundraiser Norman Hsu, who skipped out on San Mateo County authorities this week rather than face sentencing in a fraud scheme, was apprehended tonight by federal and local lawmen in Grand Junction, Colo.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Norman Hsu captured in Colorado; Update: Hospitalized after falling ill on train  —  In Grand Junction.  No details yet, but it sounds like he may have been injured somehow: … Stand by for updates.  —  Update: The feds are going to drop the interstate fugitive charge against him when they turn him over to California?
Daily Sentinel:
Disgraced Democratic donor arrested in Grand Junction  —  Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was taken into federal custody Thursday night at St. Mary's Hospital after he fell ill on an Amtrak train passing through Grand Junction.  —  FBI agents took Yung Yuen "Norman" Hsu, 56 …
Washington Post:
Ex-Fugitive's Fundraising Talent Put Him on Democrats' A-List  —  Last week, before his world came crashing down, Norman Hsu helped organize a breakfast meeting in San Francisco with prospective donors.  The featured attraction was Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean.
Lee Keath / Associated Press:
Groups: Bin Laden plans video on 9/11  —  CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden will release a new video in the coming days ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in what would be the first new images of the terror mastermind in nearly three years, al-Qaida's media arm announced Thursday.
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CNN:
Bin Laden to issue video as 9/11 anniversary approaches
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Jim Henley / Unqualified Offerings:
Why the Term "Bedwetter" Became Popular
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Brian Ross Reports / The Blotter:
Al Qaeda Announces New Bin Laden Video
Fox News:
Report: Bin Laden to Address Americans on Sept. 11
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
[TS] Op-Ed Columnist: Time to Take a Stand  —  Gen. David Petraeus has a history of making overoptimistic assessments of progress in Iraq that happen to be convenient for his political masters.
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Jurassicpork / Pottersville:
Paul Krugman: Time to Take a Stand  —  Here's what will definitely happen when Gen. David Petraeus testifies before Congress next week: he'll assert that the surge has reduced violence in Iraq — as long as you don't count Sunnis killed by Sunnis, Shiites killed by Shiites …
Rasmussen Reports:
Just 39% Believe Iraq Report Will Honestly Present Petraeus Views …
Discussion: Take Our Country Back
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Thompson Runs to The Right  —  Fred D. Thompson took his bid for the White House to the campaign trail Thursday, vowing to compete aggressively for the support of Iowans and pitching steady, experienced and conservative leadership.  —  "I still have the same common-sense conservative beliefs …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Truthdig
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Larry Neumeister / Associated Press:
Judge strikes down part of Patriot Act  —  NEW YORK - A federal judge struck down a key part of the USA Patriot Act on Thursday in a ruling that defended the need for judicial oversight of laws and bashed Congress for passing a law that makes possible "far-reaching invasions of liberty."
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Andrew Norfolk / Times of London:
Hardline takeover of British mosques  —  Almost half of Britain's mosques are under the control of a hardline Islamic sect whose leading preacher loathes Western values and has called on Muslims to "shed blood" for Allah, an investigation by The Times has found.
Discussion: Theo Spark
Abigail Thernstrom / Opinion Journal:
The Massacre of Innocence  —  A stunning new book shows how elite culture made the Duke rape hoax possible.  —  Privileged, rowdy white jocks at an elite, Southern college, a poor, young black stripper, and an alleged rape: It was a juicy, made-for-the-media story of race, class and sex …
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
BURIED LEDE ALERT....Fred Kaplan has a good piece in Slate today about the upcoming Petraeus report and what Congress needs to ask about it.  But I was more taken by an astonishing statement at the end of the piece from Stephen Biddle, a member of Petraeus's advisory panel.
Discussion: Slate
 
 
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