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5:00 PM 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.
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
WaPo Whacks Wilson  —  The editors of the Washington Post have had enough of the Joe Wilson saga.  Writing on the denouement - Richard Armitage provided the first leak to Bob Novak - they deliver this broadside: … Ouch.  —  This editorial makes a book-end with the controversial WaPo editorial …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Marked for death: WaPo calls MediaWhoregate a non-story (Update: Flashback video)
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Ace of Spades HQ
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
An Exclamation Point On The Plame Denouement
Discussion: Redstate and The Corner
Brad DeLong / Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal:
Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps?  —  Mickey Kaus looks at this table:  —  Table 22.  Number and Percent of People Below  —  50 Percent of Poverty Level: 1975 to 2005  —  Year Total Number Percent  —  2005...... 293,135 15,928 5.4  —  2004 14/.. 290,617 15,693 5.4
Discussion: MediaBloodhound and Angry Bear
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Juan Williams / New York Times:
Getting Past Katrina
Discussion: The News Blog and Media Blog
E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Perfect Storm for the Poor
Discussion: TAPPED and The Mahablog
Donald H. Rumsfeld / Los Angeles Times:
New Enemies Demand New Thinking  —  The secretary of Defense clarifies and expands on what he said in his recent speeches about appeasing extremists.  —  IN THE LAST FEW DAYS I have had the opportunity to speak at the annual conventions of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
USA Today:
GOP lags in key races for Senate  —  As the Labor Day weekend launches a final nine weeks of campaigning, USA TODAY/Gallup Polls in five key states show Democrats poised to gain Senate seats but facing an uphill battle to regain control.  —  Democrats seem more likely to carry the House …
abc.go.com:
The Path to 9/11  —  Starring Harvey Keitel, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Benyaer, Shirley Douglas, Patricia Heaton  —  The miniseries will take viewers behind closed doors at the CIA, the FBI and the White House and into the world of Richard Clarke, Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice …
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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 …
Anchorage Daily News:
FBI raids legislative offices  —  Agents are quiet on purpose of Alaska investigation; Veco is named in the warrants  —  Federal agents swarmed legislative offices around the state Thursday, executing search warrants in a coordinated series of raids that appeared to target …
Discussion: Redstate and Sunlight Foundation
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Sam F. Ghattas / Associated Press:
Annan: Syria to enforce arms embargo  —  DAMASCUS, Syria - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Friday that Syria has pledged to step up border patrols and work with the Lebanese army to stop the flow of weapons to Hezbollah.  —  Annan also said that he had asked Syrian President Bashar Assad …
Charles Krauthammer / Real Clear Politics:
Hezbollah's 'Victory'  —  "We did not think, even 1 percent, that the capture would lead to a war at this time and of this magnitude.  You ask me, if I had known on July 11 ... that the operation would lead to such a war, would I do it?  I say no, absolutely not.''  — Hasan Nasrallah, Hezbollah leader, Aug. 27
Mark Almond / Daily Mail:
What if Bush really was assassinated?  —  Held up by a Secret Service bodyguard in his dying moments after being shot in the stomach, this is President Bush being assassinated.  —  The American leader is surrounded by a crowd of panicking onlookers just seconds after being gunned …
Jeannine Aversa / Associated Press:
Jobless Rate Dips in August  —  Hiring perked up in August as employers added 128,000 jobs, pulling down the unemployment rate to 4.7 percent, sending a Labor Day message that the economic expansion still has staying power.  —  The latest snapshot, released by the Labor Department Friday …
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Jon Henke / QandO:
GEORGE ALLEN  —  QandO readers may have noticed my occasional posts on George Allen and the Virginia Senate race.  I've followed this because I live in Virginia — just outside of Richmond, actually — so this has been in my backyard and my newspapers.  I've consistently said that...
Jennifer McKee / Associated Press:
Burns urges Schweitzer to take steps already taken  —  HELENA — U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns urged Gov. Brian Schweitzer to declare a fire state of emergency Thursday and activate the Montana Army National Guard for firefighting — more than a month after Schweitzer had already done so.
Heather Havrilesky / Salon:
9/11 hits TV  —  On Sept. 11, 2001, millions of Americans watched the World Trade Center towers burn and then fall on live TV.  Most of us can still remember Aaron Brown on a nearby rooftop, with a giant dust cloud rising up behind him, mumbling, "Something is happening, we can't tell …
Karol / Alarming News:
R.I.P. Hina Saleem, I will be intolerant in your name  —  "She was simply a daughter who did not obey", said the mother of the 20-year old dead girl, Hina Saleem.  Hina was found buried, with her throat slit, in the garden of her family home in Brescia, Italy.  The "honor" killing has rocked Italy.
Discussion: protein wisdom
Keith Bradsher / New York Times:
A Younger India Is Flexing Its Industrial Brawn  —  Rolls of steel weighing up to 30 metric tons are loaded onto ships at Hazira, India.  Steel shipped by the Essar Group to the United States is put to a variety of uses like construction projects and mountings for car engines.
Joseph Kahn / New York Times:
Where's Mao?  Chinese Revise History Books  —  When high school students in Shanghai crack their history textbooks this fall they may be in for a surprise.  The new standard world history text drops wars, dynasties and Communist revolutions in favor of colorful tutorials on economics, technology, social customs and globalization.
Michelle Malkin:
Remembering the Beslan massacre  —  This is the two-year anniversary of the mass murder of 186 schoolchildren and 158 adults at Beslan's School No. 1 in North Ossetia, Russia.  Memorials for the victims are being held all day.  Blogger Sirius remembers in pictures.  There's a movie in the works.
 
 
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