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8:15 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.
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Hillary booed (but only twice)  —  CHICAGO — Any debate Hillary Clinton doesn't lose, she wins.  And she didn't lose the debate at the YearlyKos Convention here Saturday.  —  Throughout the campaign year, Clinton has led all national polls, and almost always with double-digit leads.
Discussion: Hot Air
Brian Beutler:
More Obama  —  It's unfortunate that the earlier session was off the record because he was really—remarkably, even—compelling on two or three issues.  Ah well.  He's the one who set the ground rules.  —  I should note that, on reproductive rights and the Justice Department …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Dave Johnson / The Huffington Post:
YearlyKos - Liveblogging Presidential Leadership Forum
Jill / Feministe:
Liveblogging the YK Presidential Forum
Discussion: TalkLeft and Pandagon
Police: Explosives found in car in Berkeley County  —  GOOSE CREEK (WCBD) - The FBI and the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department are investigating what they think are explosives found in a car in Goose Creek.  —  Police say part of Highway 176 in Berkeley County is closed …
Nita Birmingham / Post & Courier:
Possible bomb scare shuts down Goose Creek highway  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation said there was "no immediate threat" after a portion of St. James Avenue, U.S. Highway 176, in Goose Creek was shut down for hours Saturday evening.  —  Authorities shut down the road near …
Discussion: WCSC-TV and Riehl World View
Brad Franko / WCBD-TV:
Go to  —  The FBI says there is no immediate threat.  The feds are working with state and local law enforcement in Goose Creek after Berkeley County deputies found explosives in a vehicle Saturday night.  —  Agents deployed a robot and pulled what looks like a duffle bag from the trunk.
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.
Washington Post:
House Approves Wiretap Measure  —  White House Bill Boosts Warrantless Surveillance  —  The Democratic-controlled House last night approved and sent to President Bush for his signature legislation written by his intelligence advisers to enhance their ability to intercept the electronic communications …
New York Times:
House Passes Changes in Eavesdropping Program  —  Under pressure from President Bush, the House gave final approval Saturday to changes in a terrorism surveillance program, despite serious objections from many Democrats about the scope of the executive branch's new eavesdropping power.
Congress expands U.S. ability to eavesdrop
Discussion: Balkinization
Thomas Ferraro / Reuters:
Bush urges House to pass spy bill
Discussion: BlondeSense and
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
Times of London:
Virus lab behind foot and mouth outbreak  —  Fears as three herds are culled  —  A SCIENCE laboratory that develops vaccines for the government was last night identified as the suspected source of Britain's latest outbreak of foot and mouth disease.  —  Merial SAS, a private research firm …
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
A Polarized, and Polarizing, Congress  —  The distinguishing characteristic of this Congress was on vivid display the other day when the House debated a bill to expand the federal program that provides health insurance for children of the working poor.  —  Even when it is performing a useful service …
Janie McCauley / Associated Press:
Bonds Hits 755th Homer to Tie Aaron  —  SAN DIEGO (AP) - Barry Bonds swung, took a half-dozen steps and clapped his hands.  With no trace of a smile but a strong shot for all the doubters, he caught Hank Aaron and tied the career home run record Saturday night.
Discussion: Say Anything
Holly Bailey / Newsweek:
Fred Thompson's powerful 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 had been romantically linked with …
Discussion: Redstate and Riehl World View
Eric Konigsberg / New York Times:
Drawing Fire, Judith Giuliani Gives Her Side  —  It has not been an easy few months for Judith Giuliani.  Her rollout to the public received rocky reviews from the political class, Republicans included.  A series of negative articles about her shopping habits, marital past and supposedly testy relations with campaign staff followed.
Radley Balko / Fox News:
Faulty Forensic 'Experts' Sending the Innocent to Jail  —  At the end of August, there will be a hearing in Mississippi in the murder trial of 33-year-old Kennedy Brewer.  —  Brewer stands accused of the 1991 murder of Christine Jackson, the 3-year-old daughter of his then-girlfriend.
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