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10:00 PM ET, August 5, 2007

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Mike Allen / The Politico:
They like Mike  —  DES MOINES - Going into Sunday's Republican presidential debate, most of the Iowans noshing on English muffins in the sun room of the neon-bedecked Drake Diner had never heard of Mike Huckabee, or knew very little about the ex-preacher and former governor of Arkansas.
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ABCNEWS:
GOP Candidates Face Off in Iowa  —  Iowa Caucus-Goers Turn Hawk Eyes on the Republican Hopefuls  —  So much for a quiet Sunday morning in Iowa.  —  The Republican presidential contenders didn't waste a minute during their first network television debate, each aggressive …
Discussion: Lonewacko and Ian Schwartz
New York Times:
G.O.P. Candidates See Signs of Progress in Iraq  —  The leading Republican presidential candidates said today that the military escalation in Iraq appeared to be restoring stability in that country and they berated their Democratic counterparts for advocating an end to American involvement there.
Discussion: TalkLeft
ABCNEWS:
POLL: Strong Iowa Presence Lifts Romney, But Republican Enthusiasm is Low  —  Republican Contenders Meet in Iowa for First Network Debate Sunday  —  A strong presence in Iowa has lifted Mitt Romney over his Republican rivals in overall support and ratings of personal attributes alike.
CNN:   GOP debaters jab Democrats, each other
Mike Glover / Associated Press:
Analysis: GOP rivals walk delicate line
Steve Benen / Talking Points Memo:   This morning's Republican presidential candidate debate in Iowa …
Sharon Begley / Newsweek:
Truth about global-warming deniers  —  Sen. Barbara Boxer had been chair of the Senate's Environment Committee for less than a month when the verdict landed last February.  "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal," concluded a report by 600 scientists from governments, academia, green groups and businesses in 40 countries.
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Newsweek Disgrace: 'Global-Warming Deniers: A Well-Funded Machine'  —  Manmade global warming alarmism took a disgraceful turn for the worse this weekend when Newsweek published a lengthy cover-story repeatedly calling skeptics "deniers" that are funded by oil companies and other industries …
Washington Post:
Jack Bauer's Next Mission: Fighting Global Warming
Discussion: the talking dog
Jonathan Alter / Newsweek:
Is California GOP Trying to Steal the 2008 Election?  —  Our way of electing presidents has always been fer-tile ground for mischief.  But there's sensible mischief—toying with existing laws and the Constitution to reflect popular will—and then there's the other kind …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
ELECTORAL COLLEGE FOLLIES....I see that the latest crackpot initiative from the Golden State has now gotten national attention.  Jon Alter writes in the current issue of Newsweek about a plan to carve up California's electoral votes between multiple candidates instead of awarding them all to a single winner in November:
Discussion: Winds of Change.NET
Michael Isikoff / Newsweek:
Government hunts for warrantless wiretap leaker  —  Priorities: The Attorney General apologized for 'creating confusion'  —  The controversy over President Bush's warrantless surveillance program took another surprise turn last week when a team of FBI agents, armed with a classified search warrant …
Ynetnews:
'Establish Islamic state'  —  Radical UK Islamist group holds London conference.  'Why is Palestine still occupied?' asks speaker  —  Yaakov Lappin  —  The British branch of a world-wide radical Islamist group, Hizb ut-Tahrir, held a conference London on Saturday, in which speakers called …
Discussion: ParaPundit
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David Davis / Times of London:   The wrong voice for Muslim Britain
Lydia Hislop / Times of London:
Schools are run by Islamic group Blair pledged to ban
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?
Discussion: Riehl World View
Editor and Publisher:
Murdoch Says He Just Wants More 'Urgency' in 'WSJ'  —  NEW YORK His Saturday business column for The New York Times (available online only via TimesSelect) mainly explores how the Bancroft family blew the deal with the News Corp. But Joseph Nocera closes it with a brief sit-down interview …
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
THE BLACK SITES  —  A rare look inside the C.I.A.'s secret interrogation program.  —  In March, Mariane Pearl, the widow of the murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, received a phone call from Alberto Gonzales, the Attorney General.  At the time, Gonzales's role …
Rick Moran / Pajamas Media:
"THIS IS PART OF THE BATTLEFIELD"  —  Sergeant David D. Aguina returned to the YearlyKos gathering on Saturday, a day after he had been unceremoniously thrown out of a panel on the military and progressives.  This time he may have been out of uniform, but he told PJM's Rick Moran, that he would never give up his fight.
Carolyn Lochhead / San Francisco Chronicle:
Republicans hardening stance on immigration  —  (08-04) 04:00 PDT Washington — An anti-immigration backlash has taken hold among Republicans in the Capitol, led in some cases by the staunchest supporters - Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina …
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
New al Qaeda Video Shows Zawahiri, Adam Gadahn, Threatening U.S. Homeland  —  A yet to be released video by al Qaeda's as Sahab media group shows Orange County, California native Adam Gadahn ranting against the West.  Gadahn, who is known by Azzaz al Amriki, has appeared in several al Qaeda produced videos …
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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 …
 
 
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Alex Kotlowitz / New York Times:
Our Town  —  When I first met with Judy Sigwalt and her fellow …
Thomas B. Edsall / Huffington Post:
Most Top GOP Presidential Candidates Duck Executive Privilege Question
Ben Feller / Associated Press:
Karzai Sees No Gains in Bin Laden Hunt
Robbie Gennet / The Huffington Post:
Rich People Use Bridges Too
Discussion: Central Sanity
Larisa Alexandrovna / At-Largely:
It's official, we are police state...
WCSC-TV:
Berkeley County Makes Two Arrests In Explosives Case
Kos / Daily Kos:
My YearlyKos keynote address
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Michael van der Galien / The Moderate Voice:
Türkiye Sen Çok Güzelsin  —  Izmir: clock tower.
Discussion: The Impolitic
Michael Tomasky / Washington Post:
The Dumbest Move the Dems Could Make
Stars & Stripes:
Marine unit commander wants to shed some gear
Discussion: Mudville Gazette
Helena Smith / Observer:
Outcry as British Council quits Europe to woo Muslim world
New York Times:
With New Rules, Congress Boasts of Pet Projects
Washington Post:
The Rise Of Jeri Thompson
Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
The vanishing jihad exposés  —  Mark Steyn column