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11:40 AM ET, July 8, 2006


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Washington Post:
Plot to Attack N.Y. Foiled  —  A terrorist plot to attack transit tunnels under New York's Hudson River was broken up in its early planning stages, U.S. authorities said yesterday, with three suspects arrested overseas, including a Lebanese man the FBI said was an al-Qaeda follower.
Oliver Moore / Globe and Mail:
Canadian linked to New York terrorism plot
Discussion: USS Neverdock
Walid Phares / Counterterrorism Blog:
The New York Jihad flood starts in Lebanon?
Discussion: Rantingprofs
Jeff Bliss / Bloomberg:   U.S. Says Terror Plot to Bomb Tunnels Was Disrupted (Update3)
Nick Wadhams / Associated Press:
Japan pushes for sanctions on N. Korea  —  UNITED NATIONS - Over Chinese and Russian objections, Japan introduced a draft Security Council resolution Friday that would impose sanctions on North Korea for its series of rocket test-launches and also order a halt to its development of ballistic missiles.
Jonathan Thatcher / Reuters:
N.Korea issues new threat
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard and Daily Kos
Peter Alford / The Australian:
War threat as North Korea talks tough
Discussion: Hot Air
Bush: I'd rather be right than popular
Discussion: The All Spin Zone
Washington Post:
New Links Between Abramoff, White House  —  Lobbyist Jack Abramoff had a half-dozen White House appointments in the early months of the Bush administration, according to logs released yesterday by the U.S. Secret Service.  —  The appointments included a meeting with a domestic policy aide …
Lawrence Kudlow / Real Clear Politics:
The Big-Bang Story of U.S. Private Business  —  Did you know that just over the past 11 quarters, dating back to the June 2003 Bush tax cuts, America has increased the size of its entire economy by 20 percent?  In less than three years, the U.S. economic pie has expanded by $2.2 trillion …
Discussion: KnoxViews and
New York Times:
General Faults Marine Response to Iraq Killings  —  WASHINGTON, July 7 — The second-ranking American commander in Iraq has concluded that some senior Marine officers were negligent in failing to investigate more aggressively the killings of 24 Iraqi civilians by marines in Haditha last November …
Discussion: Power Line, Macsmind and Amygdala
Associated Press:
DeLay Suggests He Might Not Retire  —  SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay suggested Friday that he may not be ready for retirement just yet, a day after a federal judge ruled that his name must remain on the November ballot even though he resigned from Congress.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Feds say terror plot targeted train tunnels, not Holland Tunnel  —  According to Fox, which identifies the NY-NJ PATH line as the focus.  The FBI is holding a briefing at 1 p.m.  —  It did seem odd that the jihadis managed to organize an international plot but didn't manage …
Another Day, Another Terror Plot
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Justices Tacitly Backed Use of Guantánamo, Bush Says  —  WASHINGTON, July 7 — In his most detailed comments to date on the Supreme Court's rejection of his decision to put detainees on trial before military commissions, President Bush said Friday that the court had tacitly approved …
Robert Novak / Human Events:
Rudy for President?  —  Well-connected public figures report that they have been told recently by Rudolph Giuliani that, as of now, he intends to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008.  —  The former mayor of New York was on top of last month's national Gallup poll measuring …
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
U.S. and Russia to Enter Civilian Nuclear Pact  —  Bush Reverses Long-Standing Policy, Allows Agreement That May Provide Leverage on Iran  —  President Bush has decided to permit extensive U.S. civilian nuclear cooperation with Russia for the first time, administration officials said yesterday …
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Jesse Noyes / Boston Herald:
Gays at Globe told to marry or lose benefits  —  Memo to Boston Globe gay and lesbian Guild employees: Get married or lose your domestic partner benefits.  —  Globe staffers have been told that health and dental benefits for gay employees' domestic partners are being discontinued.
Discussion: Wizbang
Kimberley A. Strassel / Opinion Journal:
Get Your Priorities Right  —  A rationalist crusader does the math on global warming.  —  NEW YORK—Bjorn Lomborg is a political scientist by training, but the charismatic, golden-haired Dane is offering me a history lesson.  Two hundred years ago, he explains, sitting forward in his chair …
Editor and Publisher:
Laura Bush Complains "Good Polls" Never Show Up on the Front Page  —  NEW YORK Intrerviewed with her husband on "Larry King Live" on Thursday night, Laura Bush once again charged that "good polls" for the president never end up on the front page.  —  She also said that she did not trust the polls at all …
Discussion: The Horse's Mouth
Opinion Journal:
Safe at Any Speed  —  With higher speed limits, our highways have been getting safer.  —  It's another summer weekend, when millions of families pack up the minivan or SUV and hit the road.  So this is also an apt moment to trumpet some good, and underreported, news: Driving on the highways is safer today than ever before.
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Discussion: TigerHawk and Classical Values
Ali Akbar Dareini / Associated Press:
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Whither the Women?  —  After Decades on Rise, Labor Participation Rate Is Down