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Rob / AMERICAblog:
Donna Brazile - Stockholm Syndrome Victim  —  My friend Nick called me this morning incredulous at this OP/ED in today's Washington Post: … Read the whole thing, I'm not just pulling quotes out of context.  —  If ever did the psychology of Stockholm Syndrome come alive in American politics, it did for me reading this OP/ED.
Discussion: Wizbang and The Left Coaster
Mark / Mark in Mexico:
Donna Brazile to be thrown out of Democratic Party
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Washington Post:
Bush Says Spending Cuts Will Be Needed  —  Tax Increase Not Part Of His Gulf Relief Plan  —  One day after pledging to undertake one of history's largest reconstruction efforts, President Bush served notice yesterday that rebuilding the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast will require spending cuts elsewhere in the federal budget.
Jennifer Loven / Associated Press:
Bush Sees 'Bright Dawn' Emerging in Gulf  —  Appealing to God for help with "the difficult work that lies ahead," President Bush on Saturday painted a picture of a hopeful and vibrant future for the hurricane-battered Gulf Coast and the people there who lost family, jobs, communities and everything they own in the storm.
Discussion: Sadly, No! and Presstitutes
Crooks and Liars:
Bill Clinton wants to Repeal High-Income Tax Cuts
Discussion: Sirotablog and Basie!
Los Angeles Times:
Louisiana Officials Indicted Before Katrina Hit  —  Federal audits found dubious expenditures by the state's emergency preparedness agency, which will administer FEMA hurricane aid.  —  WASHINGTON — Senior officials in Louisiana's emergency planning agency already were awaiting trial …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Jack Army:
Time to restart this festival of fun!  If you sent in a post already and it wasn't put up, send me a reminder email and I'll get it up.  Mare, I have yours ready to go up on Monday.  Sorry, everyone for kinda pooping out for the last few weeks.  The hurricane took a lot of the wind out of my sails, as it were.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and Jo's Cafe
Michelle Malkin:
DRIVING MISS ARIANNA  —  Reader Doug, who posts at, sent this photo, which he took while covering the Sierra Club's national summit in San Francisco last weekend.  The handsome, full-size sport utility vehicle pictured above is a Chevy Suburban.
Fox News:
Sources: Pentagon Wants 'Able Danger' Hearings Closed  —  WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is pressuring the Senate Judiciary Committee to close to the public next week's hearings on a former secret military intelligence unit called "Able Danger," two congressional sources have confirmed to FOX News.
The MinuteMan / JustOneMinute:
Able Danger - Closed Hearing?
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
Boondoggle Part Deux  —  Yesterday morning a friend sent me the following article from the Wall Street Journal: … Then last night Bush gave a speech which many liberals are lauding, and conservatives are decrying, as a capitulation to liberal ideals.  They seem to be convinced that our man Bush …
Discussion: Eschaton
Jay / Stop the ACLU:
ACLU Wants To Let The Genie Out Of The Bottle  —  In its typical scare tactic way, the ACLU is fighting the Patriot Act over a librarian's name to be released over activities the FBI has found worthy of investigating.  The ACLU is trying to take the FBI's efforts to protect Americans from terrorists and turn it into a terror itself.
Discussion: Cao's Blog
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Jailed Reporter Is Distanced From News, Not Elite Visitors  —  Locked in the Alexandria Detention Center for the past 11 weeks, New York Times reporter Judith Miller is cut off from the world.  She has no Internet access and precious little opportunity to view CNN.  Her phone calls are limited, friends say.
Discussion: Roger Ailes and Wonkette
Jane Hamsher / firedoglake:
WaPo is Distanced From Reality, Not Crap Reporting
Wayne Slater /
Lawyer was fired after Rove called  —  Bush aide talked to secretary of state about residency controversy  —  AUSTIN - White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove personally called the Texas secretary of state about a newspaper story quoting a staff lawyer about whether Mr. Rove was eligible to vote in the state.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Associated Press:
Son of Florida Gov. Bush Arrested  —  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The youngest son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was arrested early Friday and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest, law enforcement officials said.  —  John Ellis Bush, 21, was arrested by agents of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission …
Discussion: WTF Is It Now??
Deacon / Power Line:
IS IT HUGH OR IS IT SID?  —  Here are the top ten reasons why, contrary to Andrew Sullivan's nasty aside, Hugh Hewitt is not the Sid Blumenthal of the Bush administration:  —  10. Hugh has not been called before a grand jury.  —  9. Hugh believes in people; Sid believes in conspiracies.
Democracy Now:
The Militarization of New Orleans: Jeremy Scahill Reports from Louisiana  —  Watch 128k stream Watch 256k stream Read Transcript  —  Help Printer-friendly version Email to a friend Purchase Video/CD  —  We go to Louisiana to speak with Democracy Now! …
The MinuteMan / JustOneMinute:
"I Thought That Was A Minor Detail"  —  NY Times Public Editor Byron Calame has a dispute with Paul Krugman about running a correction, and he takes it outside with two posts (11 and 12) at his site.  —  Don Luskin has been a tiger on this, and provides some background here …
David Adesnik / OxBlog:
BUSH WOULD KILL FOR THAT KIND OF PRESS COVERAGE: I think there is pretty strong agreement across the political spectrum that American journalists always make at least a token effort to ensure that both sides have their say in any given newspaper article.  But actually, that's not that case.

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