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12:20 PM ET, August 5, 2007

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WLTX-TV:
Bomb Scare in Goose Creek After Routine Traffic Stop  —  Goose Creek - Police have detained two men after finding and detonating a suspicious item found in their car during a routine stop for a speeding violation on a highway near Charleston.  —  Sources say a four-door sedan was stopped during …
Discussion: Cold Fury
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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 wcbd.com  —  The FBI says there is no immediate threat.
CNN:
Al Qaeda member: U.S. embassies prime targets  —  (CNN) — U.S. Embassies and American interests "at home and abroad" are prime targets for terrorist attacks, American al Qaeda member Adam Yahiye Gadahn said in a newly released al Qaeda-produced video.  —  "We shall continue to target …
Discussion: The Influence Peddler
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Maddy Sauer Reports / The Blotter:
American Al Qaeda Leader Says U.S. Embassies a Prime Target  —  Maddy Sauer Reports:  —  American al Qaeda leader Adam Gadahn says al Qaeda will continue to target the United States at home and overseas, singling out U.S. embassies as a target, in a new Internet video released by as Sahab, the propaganda wing of al Qaeda.
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
Rusty / The Jawa Report:   New al Qaeda Video Shows Zawahiri, Adam Gadahn, Threatening U.S. Homeland
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.
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Brian Beutler:
More Obama  —  It's unfortunate that the earlier session was off …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Patrick Ruffini / Townhall.com:
Lead Pipes vs. Leaky Pipes  —  The netroots is reveling in Chicago, and the natural reaction is to ask, "Where's our YearlyKos?"  —  It's a good question, but ultimately a short-sighted one from an historical perspective.  Go back and re-read the TNR piece on the netroots from May.  Especially this part:
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Tapscott's Copy Desk:
Can we please stop sobbing about 'our Yearly Kos' now?  —  Yearly Kos is taking place this week in Chicago.  More than 1,500 folks from the left side of the Blogosphere are convening to hear, among much else, presentations from all of the Democratic presidential candidates.
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 …
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Karina / The Gavel:
Amend FISA As Soon as Possible  —  Speaker Pelosi said that S. 1927, the bill passed tonight by the House to temporally amend FISA for six-months, after H.R. 3356, the Improving Foreign Intelligence Surveillance to Defend Our Nation and Our Constitution Act bill failed last night …
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and Crooks and Liars
Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
The vanishing jihad exposés  —  Mark Steyn column  —  How will we lose the war against "radical Islam"?  —  Well, it won't be in a tank battle.  Or in the Sunni Triangle or the caves of Bora Bora.  It won't be because terrorists fly three jets into the Oval Office …
Telegraph:
Foot and mouth lab failure causes outbreak  —  A biosecurity failure at a research laboratory has been pinpointed as the likeliest source of Britain's foot and mouth outbreak.  —  An inquiry by scientists is centring on fears that the virus escaped from the Pirbright laboratory site in Surrey …
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Times of London:
Virus lab behind foot and mouth outbreak
Discussion: Secular Blasphemy
Guardian:
Better red than dead  —  Healthcare pressures may cause the trend towards free-market capitalism to reverse, with a large chunk of the economy reverting to a socialist system.  —  Will the inexorable rise in medical costs around the world someday pose a major challenge to contemporary capitalism?
Discussion: EconLog and Greg Mankiw's Blog
Washington Post:
The Rise Of Jeri Thompson  —  Ex-Senator's Wife Is Helping to Shape His Probable Bid  —  On a hot Saturday in June 2002, Fred D. Thompson married his second wife, Jeri Kehn, in an unventilated Congregational church in her home town of Naperville, Ill. Kehn, in a Valentino gown …
Discussion: Redstate and Betsy's Page
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The Huffington Post:
John Neffinger, Drew Westen and Rachel Sklar: GOP Des Moines Debate LiveBlog Now In Progress  —  HuffPost's exclusive liveblog of ABC's GOP debate in Iowa is in progress.  Join us now as nonverbal communication specialist John Neffinger and Eat the Press' Rachel Sklar offer their real-time reactions to the candidates' performances.
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Michael Yon / NY Daily News:
I have seen the horror  —  Al Qaeda is guilty of monstrosities in Iraq - no matter what anyone says  —  Amid all this talk of timetables for the War in Iraq, blurred as they are by a strange lemming-like compulsion to declare the "surge" strategy a failure almost before it actually began …
Discussion: Back Talk and The Strata-Sphere
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 …
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:   Broadcast Networks Ignore Murder of Oakland Post Editor
 
 
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