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8:15 AM ET, September 1, 2006


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White House:
President Bush Addresses American Legion National Convention  —  Fact Sheet: Winning the Struggle Between Freedom and Terror in the Middle East  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much.  Please be seated.  Thanks for the warm welcome.  It's great to join you here in one of America's most beautiful cities.
New York Times:
In Latest Push, Bush Cites Risk in Quitting Iraq  —  President Bush said Thursday that withdrawing now from Iraq would leave Americans at risk of terrorist attacks "in the streets of our own cities," and he cast the struggle against Islamic extremists as the costly but necessary successor …
Los Angeles Times:
Pipe Down, Rummy  —  Rumsfeld's cranky outburst mangles …
Discussion: Boston Globe and
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
The President has "made his choice" — more wars
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The American Street
Elaine Sciolino / New York Times:
Highly Enriched Uranium Found at Iranian Plant  —  The global nuclear monitoring agency deepened suspicions on Thursday about Iran's nuclear program, reporting that inspectors had discovered new traces of highly enriched uranium at an Iranian facility.  —  Inspectors have found such uranium …
Daily Mail:
Stereotyping is leading to terror, says first Muslim Miss England  —  The first Muslim to be crowned Miss England has warned that stereotyping members of her community is leading some towards extremism.  —  Hammasa Kohistani made history last year when she was chosen to represent England in the Miss World pageant.
Hindrocket / Power Line:
Marc Humbert / Associated Press:
Sen. Clinton Touts Woman for President  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, standing outside an abandoned knitting mill that will become the new home of the National Women's Hall of Fame, said Thursday she hopes America is ready for its first woman president.  —  "It just depends on when and if that happens," the former first lady said.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Althouse
Bill Torpy / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Meth bust highlights Mexican groups' influence  —  Last week, federal officials announced the seizure of 174 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, calling it one of the largest ever on the East Coast.  —  But that's old news.  On Wednesday, the feds announced a bust that doubled that.
Bryan / Hot Air:   Ginormous Mexican meth gangs invade America: mom-and-pop meth gangs hardest hit
Keith Bradsher / New York Times:
The Next Industrial Giant Is ... India?  —  PUNE, India — India's economic advancement no longer rests on telephone call centers and computer programmers.  —  Among villages with thatch-roofed huts and dirt roads on the outskirts of this city in central India, John Deere and LG Electronics …
Discussion: Donklephant
Ann Coulter /
They Shot the Wrong Lincoln
Senator Bill Frist:
Now is the Time to Act on S. 2590  —  I'm very encouraged to see that all one hundred Senators have now answered the blogosphere's inquiries on the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act.  Now is the time to act.  In September, I will bring S. 2590 to the floor of the Senate for the vote it deserves.
Will Dunham / Reuters:
U.S. force in Iraq at 140,000  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has expanded its force in Iraq to 140,000 troops, the most since January and 13,000 more than five weeks ago, the Pentagon said on Thursday, amid relentless violence in Baghdad and elsewhere.
Josh Brannon / Associated Press:
'Settling accounts,' IDF kills Al Aksa chief in Nablus  —  IDF forces operating in Nablus early Thursday morning gunned down Fadi Kafisha, 29, commander of Fatah's Al Aksa Martyrs' Brigades in the northern West Bank city and a "terrorist mastermind" who military officials said was financed and directed by Hizbullah.
Discussion: Pajamas Media and TigerHawk
Jeffrey Selingo / Chronicle of Higher Education:
Education Department Mined Hundreds of Students' Records as Part of FBI Antiterrorist Operation  —  The U.S. Education Department has given the Federal Bureau of Investigation information on hundreds of students who applied for financial aid over the past five years as part …
New York Sun:
Wal-Mart's Speech  —  It turns out that organized labor's battle against Wal-Mart is more than a war on the lower-income Americans who depend on the big-box store's "always low prices."  The unions are also after the First Amendment.  Wal-Mart Watch, an opposition group supported by unions …
Associated Press:
Defense CEOs doing well since 9/11, study says  —  Average pay has doubled, compared with slight gains at other companies  —  WASHINGTON - The chief executives of corporations making big profits from the war on terror are enjoying far bigger pay increases than CEOs of nondefense companies, according to a study by two liberal groups.
Walter Shapiro / Salon:
GOP kisses up to liberal Chafee  —  Sheldon Whitehouse, Mayor Steve Laffey and incumbent GOP Sen. Lincoln Chafee  —  One of the nastier attack ads currently being aired anywhere in the country is being aired here, and is sponsored by the National Republican Senate Committee, the official arm of the GOP majority.
Jennie Matthew / Agence France Presse:
Israelis rally in Tel-Aviv in support of abducted soldiers  —  TEL AVIV (AFP) - Tens of thousands of Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv, putting pressure on the government to secure the release of two soldiers captured by Hezbollah and a third held captive by Gaza militants.
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Mark P. Couch / Denver Post:
Beauprez apologizes for abortion remark
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Judd / Think Progress:
Buchanan: 'The Country I Grew Up In' Was '89 or 90 Percent White.
David Warren / Real Clear Politics:
Doing the Enemy's Work
Richard Samuelson / The Remedy:
U.N.-Natural Law  —  Glenn Reynolds alerts us to this U.N. Report …
Discussion: and JunkYardBlog
Rasmussen Reports:
Arizona Senate: No Concern for Kyl
Marianne Fronsdal / Reuters:
Munch's stolen "The Scream" recovered by police
Mary Katharine Ham: Equal-Opportunity Blog Sweeps: The 'Solidarity …
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Green campaign won't comply with order to return $468,000
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Revision Lifts Pace of Growth
Discussion: Political Animal
Siobhan Hughes / MarketWatch:
Viewers ask FCC to impose fines over president's swearing
Omran Salman /
Misguided Muslim groups
Experts: Reuters jeep not hit by missile
Discussion: EU Referendum and Hot Air
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