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12:05 AM ET, August 5, 2007


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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Kos Presidential Forum: Highs and Lows  —  CHICAGO, Ill. — Seven of the eight Democratic candidates for president just spent 90 rollicking minutes answering questions and — occasionally — jabbing each other in the marquee event of this year's YearlyKos gathering.
Ezra Klein:
YearlyKos Presidential Forum Liveblogging  —  • This'll be a different kind of forum.  The kind where the crowd sings "Happy Birthday" to Barack Obama.  And yet, even though applause and interruptions are allowed, the questions are starting tough.  Richardson got the first query …
Jill / Feministe:
Liveblogging the YK Presidential Forum  —  I'm sitting in the back with Amanda, Jen, Gwynn and Jessica.  The forum just began, with Matt Bai's announcement that today is Barack's birthday (yeah Leos).  —  Joan McCarter, a contributor at Daily Kos, asked the first question, directed at Bill Richardson.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Pandagon
Dave Johnson / The Huffington Post:
YearlyKos - Liveblogging Presidential Leadership Forum  —  This is in the large ballroom.  There are Draft Gore 2008 brochure cards on every chair.  —  Gina Cooper just came to the podium to announce the Presidential Leadership Forum.  Introducing NY Times Magazine'sMatt Bai.
Discussion: TIME: Swampland
The Atlantic Online:
At YearlyKos, Clinton Defends Lobbyists
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Ron Fournier / Associated Press:
Democrats court liberal bloggers
New York Times:
Democrats Feel Pressure on Spy Program  —  Under pressure from President Bush, House Democrats on Saturday grudgingly prepared to move ahead with approving changes in a terrorist surveillance program despite serious reservations about the scope of the measure.
Republicans: Pelosi stalling on spy bill  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — An angry group of Republican House members accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday of delaying a vote on President Bush's legislative priority — a measure amending the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Pajamas Media:
Soldier Censored at Kos Convention  —  An as yet unidentified uniformed soldier attempted to address the panel on the subject of the "Surge".  He was unceremoniously escorted out by panelist Jon Soltz.  —  The soldier's words were either suppressed or inaudible on the convention's own video.
Little Green Footballs:
Daily Kos Playing Whack-a-Mole  —  The first Daily Kos diary on the subject of the Soltz Shoutdown has disappeared from their site.  Gone missing, along with more than 50 comments.  Here's where it used to be:  —  Daily Kos: What happened to this soldier?!?!?
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Pajamas Media interviews soldier who spoke up at Yearly Kos …
San Francisco Chronicle:
7 ARRESTED IN RAIDS AFTER EDITOR'S SLAYING  —  CRIME SPREE INQUIRY: Cops storm Oakland bakery in probe of 3 shooting deaths  —  The son of the late Yusuf Bey was among seven people arrested Friday in predawn police raids on Your Black Muslim Bakery and three homes in connection with three Oakland homicides …
Noel Sheppard /
Broadcast Networks Ignore Murder of Oakland Post Editor
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and On Deadline
Police: Oakland Post editor's killer confesses to slaying
Discussion: Associated Press
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Democrats' responsibility for Bush radicalism  —  It is staggering, and truly disgusting, that even in August, 2007 — almost six years removed from the 9/11 attacks and with the Bush presidency cemented as one of the weakest and most despised in American history — that George W. Bush can …
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
The Turn  —  Defeatists in retreat.  —  Hot July brings cooling showers, / Apricots and gillyflowers, as Sara Coleridge's doggerel has it.  But for the American antiwar movement, this July brought only a cold drizzle, wilted blossoms, and bitter fruit.  —  For the Iraq war's opponents, July began as a month of hope.
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
OBAMA vs. CLINTON REVISITED....Mark Kleiman thinks there's more to the Hillary-Obama foreign policy contretemps than I'm giving it credit for.  I'm not so sure, but it will take a little bit of in-the-weeds explaining to say why.  Here goes.  —  First, on the question of striking al-Qaeda targets in Pakistan, Mark says:
Discussion: TalkLeft, The Atlantic Online and MSNBC
Shantel Middleton / ABC News 4 Charleston:
Explosives Found Near Goose Creek; FBI on Scene  —  Goose Creek - Berkeley County police pulled over a vehicle in a routine traffic stop near Meyers Road and Highway 1-76 around 6 p.m. The vehicle with Florida tags was driven by two men of Middle Eastern descent.  Inside police found explosive devices.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Candidates court bloggers, avoid commitment  —  CHICAGO — The second YearlyKos convention is a show of strength for the new blogging establishment: A parade of major Democratic politicians, including the leaders of the House and Senate and almost every presidential candidate …
Holly Bailey / Newsweek:
Fred Thompson's Powerful but Mysterious Wife  —  She wields tremendous influence over her husband's would-be presidential campaign.  But who is Jeri Thompson—and why won't the campaign discuss her?  —  Man About Town: As a celebrity bachelor during his time in D.C., Thompson …
Discussion: Redstate and Riehl World View
Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
Republicans try to rebuke Murtha  —  House Republicans sought to rebuke Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) Friday night for his actions while presiding over the chamber earlier in the day.  —  The resolution was just one of the many protest measures Republicans lobbed at the majority Friday …
Kevin Yamamura / Sacramento Bee:
State curtails e-voting  —  L.A. system decertified; restrictions on two others  —  Story appeared in MAIN NEWS section, Page A13  —  California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, bowing to fears of computer fraud, Friday decertified Los Angeles County's electronic voting system and sharply curtailed …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Hendrik Hertzberg / New Yorker:
AN OPENING  —  Presumably you've heard about "private contractors," the well-paid, well-armed, not always well-disciplined security people who do a lot of the work in Iraq that in earlier wars would have been done by the U.S. Army.  More than one left-wing blogger has caught flak for describing …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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All in fun  —  As a full-time entertainer, Joe Gandelman travels across …
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Michael Ignatieff / New York Times:
Getting Iraq Wrong
Discussion: INTEL DUMP
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Hillary defends lobbyists, takes heat
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Thomas Ferraro / Reuters:
Bush urges House to pass spy bill
The Atlantic Online:
The Gates, Crashed  —  The best possible evidence for the idea …
Howie Klein / Firedoglake:
Blue America Welcomes Russ Warner
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Calitics
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush surveys bridge, pledges aid
Little Green Footballs:
Thug, Dictator, and Useful Idiot (Clockwise from Top)
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
In Iraq, a Perilous Alliance With Former Enemies
Discussion: NION and TIME: Swampland
Washington Post:
Gonzales Now Says Top Aides Got Political Briefings