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3:00 PM ET, July 28, 2007

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Marine Corps Times HOME:
Aide: Iraq PM relations with Petraeus poor  —  BAGHDAD — A key aide says Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's relations with U.S. commander Gen. David Petraeus are so poor the Iraqi leader may ask Washington the withdraw the well-regarded U.S. military leader from duty here.
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Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
U.S. Widens Push to Use Armed Iraqi Residents  —  The U.S. military in Iraq is expanding its efforts to recruit and fund armed Sunni residents as local protection forces in order to improve security and promote reconciliation at the neighborhood level, according to senior U.S. commanders.
Discussion: Moon of Alabama and Whiskey Fire
Damien McElroy / Telegraph:
Iraqi leader tells Bush: Get Gen Petraeus out
Discussion: TalkLeft
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:   US accuses Saudis of telling lies about Iraq
Anne-Marie Slaughter / Washington Post:
Partisans Gone Wild  —  A funny thing is happening in American politics: The fiercest battle is no longer between the left and the right but between partisanship and bipartisanship.  The Bush administration, which has been notorious for playing to its hard-right base, has started reaching across the aisle …
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Jim Henley / Unqualified Offerings:
I Know When I'm Beat  —  The only honorable thing to do is admit that Anne-Marie Slaughter's new oped in the Washington Post beats Anne Applebaum out for the title of dumbest thing ever written by anyone in any venue.  If it weren't print, I'd expect her to break into a rendition of "Fly Away …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Kagro X / Daily Kos:
More on Lowe's pulling ads from O'Reilly  —  What moved Lowe's to pull its ads from the Bill O'Reilly hate-fest?  —  Could it be that targeting Home Depot for its support of the FOX Nutwork's coordinated campaign against science raised some eyebrows?  —  Even as Home Depot is hoping …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
What Beltway media stars mean by "centrism" and "extremism"  —  As always, when wielded by Beltway media stars, the terms "centrist" and "moderate" and "mainstream" mean "whatever views I personally happen to hold on a topic, regardless of how many Americans actually share it."
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MSNBC:   'Hardball with Chris Matthews' for July 26
Samantha Power / New York Times:
Our War on Terror  —  The day after the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush declared the strikes by Al Qaeda "more than acts of terror.  They were acts of war."  Bush's "war on terror" was "not a figure of speech," he said.  Rather, it was a defining framework.
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
DIVIDE AND CONQUER....In a review/essay critiquing both the phraseology …
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs
IOZ / Who Is IOZ?:
Many Happy Returns  —  Recall if you will.  It was a bright, warm day in September, and the clocks were striking thirteen.  In the busy East of the country, trains, planes, and automobiles disgorge lines of still-sleepy workers.  Across the Great Plains and into the Rockies, men and women wake slowly to their coffee.
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Bob Geiger:
The Saturday Cartoons  —  And here's Mark Fiore with an animation on the Bush administration dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: "Pickling The Poor" with your host, Buzzie the Fly.  —  Click on the screenshot above or go here to see it.  —  All cartoons are posted with the artists' express permission to BobGeiger.com.
Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
The Centrists Didn't Hold  —  NOT very long ago, the Democratic Leadership Council was a maker of presidents — or, at least, the maker of a president.  In 1991, Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas, then the council's chairman, elucidated the "New Democrat" ethos and previewed the themes …
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Huffington Post
Rasmussen Reports:
Labels Matter: Progressive Better than Liberal, Reagan-Like Better than Conservative  —  During last Monday's Democratic Presidential debate, Senator Hillary Clinton indicated that she preferred to be called "progressive" rather than "liberal."  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds …
Newsday:
Hate-crime arrests in Quran desecrations at Pace University  —  NEW YORK (AP) _ A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday on hate-crime charges after he threw a Quran in a toilet at Pace University on two separate occasions, police said.  —  Stanislav Shmulevich of Brooklyn was arrested on charges …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Jihad Watch
Dotcomabc / Political Punch:
Democrats as victims?  —  There's an interesting meme of Democratic victimology developing here...  In addition to former Sen. John Edwards, D-NC, saying that media attention on his hair stems from powerful interests who "want to shut me up", it should be noted that Sen. Hillary Clinton …
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
In the '60s, a Future Candidate Poured Her Heart Out in Letters  —  They were high school friends from Park Ridge, Ill., both high achievers headed East to college.  John Peavoy was a bookish film buff bound for Princeton, Hillary Rodham a driven, civic-minded Republican going off to Wellesley.
Discussion: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
Tapscott's Copy Desk:
Fred on Restoring Federalism: Bring Back Reagan on the 10th Amendment  —  Former Tennessee senator and presumptive GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson continues his hearts and minds campaign on the Right side of the Blogosphere with a lengthy post on federalism at I'm With Fred.
Tom Coghlan / Telegraph:
Taliban in first heat-seeking missile attack  —  Taliban militants have used a heat-seeking surface-to-air missile to attack a Western aircraft over Afghanistan for the first time.  —  The attack with a weapon believed to have been smuggled across the border with Iran represents a worrying increase …
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Romney Will Skip YouTube Forum  —  Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Friday that he will not participate in a debate on Sept. 17 co-sponsored by CNN and YouTube, saying the debate did not show the proper respect for the process of selecting a presidential nominee.
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:   Anti-porn Romney confuses YouTube with MySpace
 
 
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Edward Cody / Washington Post:
Bad News Tests China's Propaganda Arm
Redstate:
Is WaPo Sending a Fabulist To Iraq?
Yuval Levin / The Corner:
Hillary the Progressive  —  Ross Douthat notes Hillary Clinton's …
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DEAR WORLD  —  1. Scott Thomas Beauchamp's story is now in the hands of his superiors.
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KGTV-TV:
School Stops Scheduling Class Time For Muslim Prayer
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