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10:00 AM ET, September 1, 2006


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Washington Post:
End of an Affair  —  WE'RE RELUCTANT to return to the subject of former CIA employee Valerie Plame because of our oft-stated belief that far too much attention and debate in Washington has been devoted to her story and that of her husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, over the past three years.
Media Matters for America:
Media figures repeat false claim that Armitage role in Plame leak exonerates Libby and Rove … Following a report that a forthcoming book purportedly identifies former deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage as columnist Robert D. Novak's original source for the identity …
Discussion: ¡No Pasarán!
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 …
Michael Slackman / New York Times:
Iran Is Defiant as U.S. Drafts Sanctions  —  Iran remained defiant Thursday, ignoring a deadline set by the United Nations Security Council to suspend enrichment of uranium or face the threat of economic and political sanctions, which could choke its access to international banks and block the ability of its officials to travel abroad.
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 …
White House:
President Bush Addresses American Legion National Convention
The Army has met its reenlistment goal  —  ...a full month before the end of the fiscal year.  —  The article gives the top billing to the bonuses, of course.  Journos seem to be hard-wired to think that way - as if they could be the only people on the planet motivated by the ideals …
Discussion: Rantingprofs and USS Neverdock
Associated Press:
FBI searches offices of Alaska lawmakers  —  Legislators targeted in five locations as part of 'pending investigation'  —  JUNEAU, Alaska - Federal agents raided the offices of at least six Alaska lawmakers Thursday in a search for any ties between the legislators and a large oil field services company, officials said.
Hindrocket / Power Line:
MISS ENGLAND SAYS: IT'S OUR FAULT!  —  You may be unaware that the Miss World pageant is coming up next month.  The finale will be in Poland at the end of September; the Miss World web site is taking shape.  —  Normally, this would be a source of unalloyed pleasure.  This year, though, politics has intruded.
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
Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
On the Job, Nursing Mothers Find a 2-Class System  —  When a new mother returns to Starbucks' corporate headquarters in Seattle after maternity leave, she learns what is behind the doors mysteriously marked "Lactation Room."  —  Whenever she likes, she can slip away from her desk and behind those doors …
Discussion: Althouse
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.
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
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.
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 …
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
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
Phil Brinkman /
Green campaign won't comply with order to return $468,000  —  Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Green's campaign said it won't give back any of nearly $468,000 in campaign contributions it was ordered to dump Wednesday by the state Elections Board.  —  The board told Green to get rid …
Discussion: Hit and Run
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Democrats Target Rumsfeld  —  Lawmakers to Seek a Vote of No Confidence in Defense Secretary  —  Under assault from Republicans on issues of national security, congressional Democrats are planning to push for a vote of no confidence in Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld this month as part …
Discussion: Redstate
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John R. Hamilton / Washington Post:
Scold War Buildup
Jennie Matthew / Agence France Presse:
Israelis rally in Tel-Aviv in support of abducted soldiers
Jon Henke / QandO:
GEORGE ALLEN  —  QandO readers may have noticed my occassional posts …
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
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Richard Samuelson / The Remedy:
U.N.-Natural Law  —  Glenn Reynolds alerts us to this U.N. Report …
Mary Katharine Ham: Equal-Opportunity Blog Sweeps: The 'Solidarity …
The Australian:
Downer's unfounded faith in the internet
Discussion: Riehl World View and Tim Blair
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Revision Lifts Pace of Growth
Discussion: Political Animal
Will Dunham / Reuters:
U.S. force in Iraq at 140,000
Senator Bill Frist:
Now is the Time to Act on S. 2590
Ann Coulter /
They Shot the Wrong Lincoln