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8:10 AM ET, September 8, 2006


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John / AMERICAblog:
Senate Democratic leadership threatens Disney with legal and legislative sanctions  —  This letter was sent today by the entire Democratic leadership of the US Senate.  This letter is such a major shot across the bow of Disney, it's not even funny.  It is FILLED with veiled threats, both legal and legislative, against Disney.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Thugs for life: Dems threaten ABC's broadcast license over "Path to 9/11″ Update: Stolen Honor redux?  —  Via Spruiell.  I forget the context, but I remember Bob Owens at Confederate Yankee saying a while back how disappointed he was in the Democrats over something …
Michael /   ABC's '9/11' Libel By Fiction Exposure
Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
Laying Blame and Passing the Buck, Dramatized  —  THE first words spoken on "The Path to 9/11" are at check-in at Logan Airport at 7:13 a.m. "O.K., Mr. Atta," an American Airlines agent says over the clickety-clack of computer keys.  "One way, nonstop to Los Angeles, no return."
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
ABC: '9/11' mini 'fictional'
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Democrats urge ABC to withdraw 9/11 movie
Discussion: MSNBC
David Johnston / New York Times:
Armitage Says He Was the Source in C.I.A. Leak  —  Expressing regret for his actions and apologies to his administration colleagues, Richard L. Armitage, the former deputy secretary of state, confirmed today that he was the source who first told a columnist about the intelligence officer at the center of the C.I.A. leak case.
CBS News:
Armitage On CIA Leak: 'I Screwed Up'  —  CBS Exclusive: Interview With Man Who 'Outed' CIA Agent Valerie Plame  —  (CBS) In an exclusive interview with CBS News national security correspondent David Martin, Richard Armitage, once the No. 2 diplomat at the State Department, couldn't be any blunter.
Warren P. Strobel / Knight Ridder:
Armitage reveals that he was a source in Plame leak  —  WASHINGTON - Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage acknowledged Thursday that he was a columnist's primary source in the disclosure that retired U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson's wife worked at the CIA.
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:   Armitage 'Fesses Up  —  Richard Armitage finally confesses …
Washington Post:
Decision to Move Detainees Resolved Two-Year Debate Among Bush Advisers
Discussion: The Washington Note
White House:
President Bush Discusses Progress in the Global War on Terror  —  Fact Sheet: Progress Report: Fixing the Problems Exposed by the 9/11 Attacks  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much.  Please be seated.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Sonny, thanks for the introduction.  Thanks for your leadership.
Al-Qaeda video takes credit for 9/11
Discussion: BBC and TalkLeft
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Al Jazeera airs video of Bin Laden meeting 9/11 hijackers
CBS News:   Video Shows Bin Laden, 9/11 Hijackers
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Lawyers and G.O.P. Chiefs Resist Proposal on Tribunal  —  The Bush administration's proposal to bring leading terrorism suspects before military tribunals met stiff resistance Thursday from key Republicans and top military lawyers who said some provisions would not withstand legal scrutiny …
Senator Bill Frist:
A Triumph for Transparency in Government  —  Tonight I'm proud to report that the Senate unanimously passed S. 2590, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006.  —  The passage of this legislation is a triumph for transparency in government, for fiscal discipline …
Marcia Kramer /
Documents: Feds, City Knew Of Ground Zero Toxins  —  (CBS) NEW YORK CBS 2 Exclusive: Stunning proof has been uncovered that the government knowingly put New Yorkers in harm's way after 9/11.  —  CBS 2 News has obtained documents revealing that Lower Manhattan was reopened a few weeks following …
Discussion: MyDD and The Democratic Daily
Whitman: 9/11 health woes are city's fault
Discussion: The News Blog
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Interrogation Methods Rejected by Military Win Bush's Support  —  Many of the harsh interrogation techniques repudiated by the Pentagon on Wednesday would be made lawful by legislation put forward the same day by the Bush administration.  And the courts would be forbidden from intervening.
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
Questions Raised About Bush's Primary Claims in Defense of Secret Detention System
Discussion: TalkLeft
Daniel Freedman / New York Sun:
U.S. Politicians Should Focus On Tehran, Netanyahu Says  —  NEW YORK - Benjamin Netanyahu, as part of an American tour repositioning himself for a return to the Israeli premiership, told an audience in New York yesterday that President Bush is preparing to ditch the United Nations …
New York Times:
Conservatives Help Wal-Mart, and Vice Versa  —  As Wal-Mart Stores struggles to rebut criticism from unions and Democratic leaders, the company has discovered a reliable ally: prominent conservative research groups like the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation and the Manhattan Institute.
Discussion: The Corner and Blue Crab Boulevard
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Yahoo! News:
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Pakistan: Hello al-Qaeda, goodbye America