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4:30 PM ET, August 6, 2007


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Lucy Morrow Caldwell / Slate:
RUDY GIULIANI'S DAUGHTER IS SUPPORTING BARACK OBAMA.  —  There's one vote that Rudy Giuliani definitely can't count on in his 2008 presidential bid: his own daughter's.  According to the 17-year-old Caroline Giuliani's Facebook profile, she's supporting Barack Obama.
Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
A Diversity of Opinion, if Not Opinionators  —  At the Yearly Kos Bloggers' Convention, a Sea of Middle-Aged White Males  —  It's Sunday, day 4 of Yearly Kos, the major conference for progressive bloggers, and Gina Cooper, the confab's organizer-in-chief, surveys the ballroom of the massive McCormick Place Convention Center.
Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
MY EXCELLENT ADVENTURE AT YEARLYKOS  —  Many thanks to Pajamas Media for sending me as a representative of the press to cover YearlyKos.  Not only was my sojourn among the netroots instructive, but the trip supplied enough blog fodder to keep me writing for a week - if I so choose.  —  Don't worry.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Yearly Kos and the Myth of the White Male
Discussion: Eschaton
Washington Post:
Warrantless Surrender  —  THE DEMOCRATIC-led Congress, more concerned with protecting its political backside than with safeguarding the privacy of American citizens, left town early yesterday after caving in to administration demands that it allow warrantless surveillance of the phone calls …
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
2008 [Bruce]  —  I have more to say about the long-term budget situation, but I think Andrew's right that we should move on.  —  So on another topic, I was reading Paul Krugman this morning and he was complaining about the lack of substance in the Republican campaign so far.
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
What did I say then? [Bruce]
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:   PAY ATTENTION!....Conservative apostate Bruce Bartlett explains …
Associated Press:
Edwards slams President Clinton over NAFTA  —  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contender John Edwards on Monday criticized former President Clinton, arguing that he allowed corporate insiders to shape the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement that has cost U.S. jobs.
Mike Glover / Associated Press:
Obama Criticizes Clinton Over Lobbyists
Discussion: Sirotablog
Mike Carney / On Deadline:
Latest poll shows growing support for Iraq war policy  —  USA TODAY's Susan Page reports that President Bush is making some headway in arguing that the increase in U.S. troops in Iraq is showing military progress.  —  In the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, taken Friday through Sunday …
Eli Lake / New York Sun:
Al Qaeda Cell May Be Loose in U.S., British Plot Hints  —  WASHINGTON — As an American-born spokesman for Al Qaeda threatens to blow up American embassies abroad, intelligence gleaned from last month's British "doctors plot" of car bombers suggests that a Qaeda cell is on the loose in the American homeland.
Qassam lands in Sderot kindergarten  —  Rocket lands in schoolyard, damaging nearby buildings, including other adjacent schools.  Kindergarten empty due to summer vacation; no casualties  —  Shmulik Hadad  —  A rocket launched from northern Gaza landed in a kindergarten schoolyard in Sderot …
Confederate Yankee:
Further Confirmation: No Burned Woman Here  —  Adding to the debunking of The New Republic's new claim that "burned contractor" story took place in Kuwait before PV-2 Scott Thomas Beauchamp deployed into a combat zone, U.S. Army Public Affairs Chief PAO for US ARCENT Kuwait LTC Andy Sams replies to an emailed inquiry about the claim:
Ashley M. Heher / Associated Press:
Bloggers Consider Forming Labor Union  —  Left-Leaning Bloggers Debate Forming Labor Union  —  CHICAGO (AP) — Do bloggers need their own Norma Rae?  —  In a move that might make some people scratch their heads, a loosely formed coalition of left-leaning bloggers are trying to band together …
Paul Elias / Associated Press:
Secret call log at heart of wiretap challenge  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In open court and legal filings it's referred to simply as "the Document."  —  Federal officials claim its contents are so sensitive to national security that it is stored in a bombproof safe in Washington and viewed …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
GOP ST. LEGISLATOR: FEAR OF BLACK MAN MADE ME PAY FOR BLOWJOB!  —  You remember a little while back we brought you the story of Florida McCain campaign co-chair, Rep. Bob Allen (R).  Right on the heels of Giuliani Southern Regional Chairman David Vitter's exposure as a serial user of prostitutes …
National Review:
Nancy Pelosi's Earmark For a "Novel Viral Biowarfare Agent."  No, Really.  —  Upon further review, this deserves its own post.  I don't like earmarks to begin with; I'm slackjawed at news of Nancy Pelosi's earmark for a new biowarfare agent.  No, I'm not making that up.
Oliver Kamm / Guardian:
Terrible, but not a crime  —  Hiroshima and Nagasaki should be remembered for the suffering which was brought to an end  —  Today is Hiroshima day, the anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb.  As the wartime generation passes on, our sense of gratitude is increasingly mixed …
AJStrata / The Strata-Sphere:
NSA Leak Case Moving Out  —  Clean Up: Moved all updates to the end in reverse chronological order (latest at the end).  But one irony update for the top of this post.  Seems the warrant to search Tamm's house came from the FIS Court, since it was a "classified warrant".  Too funny
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Associated Press:
Iran Arrests 230 Youths Attending 'Satanic' Rock Concert
Discussion: Cox & Forkum
Mmstewart / CNN Political Ticker:
Giuliani: reduce abortion, increase adoption
New York Times:
The Republicans Candidate Debate
Afghan president mocks Taliban 'cowardice'
Byron York / National Review Online:
York: Fred Thompson: Criticism of My Wife Should Be Dire...
Discussion: MSNBC and Hot Air
Matt / Think Progress:
O'Hanlon And Pollack Call For Another 'Six Months Or So' In Iraq
Jim Michaels / USA Today:
25,000 turn against insurgency, military says
Discussion: Macsmind
Democracy Project:
Pvt. Beauchamp: Proud of Being Ashamed?
Discussion: Maggie's Farm
 Earlier Items: 
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select The Most & Least Desired 2008 …
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Unconfirmed After 11 Months, EEOC Nominee Says No Thanks
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and Wonkette
New York Post:
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
Mad House  —  Congress needs an intervention.
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Democrats Targeted In GOP Debate
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
[TS] Op-Ed Columnist: The Substance Thing
Washington Post:
The Next Intervention