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8:30 PM ET, August 7, 2007

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The New Republic:
A STATEMENT ON SCOTT THOMAS BEAUCHAMP:  —  We've talked to military personnel directly involved in the events that Scott Thomas Beauchamp described, and they corroborated his account as detailed in our statement.  When we called Army spokesman Major Steven F. Lamb and asked …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: TNR challenges Weekly Standard's claim that Beauchamp has recanted; Update: Weekly Standard stands by its source  —  Hot off the pixel presses: … Note that Lamb isn't denying it, just saying that if it's true, no one's told him yet.  Goldfarb should offer TNR a deal: you burn your sources and we'll burn ours.
Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
BLOGS MISSING THE REAL STORY AS USUAL  —  Getting caught up in a blog swarm on a particular topic can be hazardous.  The very fact that so many are writing about the same thing can generate its own momentum, its own "narrative."  Each succeeding blogger who writes about the subject feels compelled …
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
Beauchamp Recants: Update
Discussion: protein wisdom
McQ / QandO:
TNR: "OUR ANONYMOUS SOURCES ARE BETTER THAN YOUR ANONYMOUS SOURCES"
Discussion: Townhall.com
Holly M. Sanders / New York Post:
TIMESSELECT CONTENT FREED  —  The New York Times is poised to stop charging readers for online access to its Op-Ed columnists and other content, The Post has learned.  —  After much internal debate, Times executives - including publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. - made the decision to end …
Edward Cone / CIO Insight:
The Web 2.008 Campaign  —  Web video and social networks are two of the hottest technologies for Campaign '08.  Video is ready for prime time, social networking is a relative unknown.  —  Video arrived in 2006, when George Allen, then a Republican Virginia senator, called a rival staffer the crypto-racist slur "macaca."
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Brad Warthen / The State:
Why I see John Edwards as a big phony
Discussion: Liberal Values and TigerHawk
Ion Mihai Pacepa / Opinion Journal:
Propaganda Redux  —  Take it from this old KGB hand: The left is abetting America's enemies with its intemperate attacks on President Bush.  —  During last week's two-day summit, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown thanked President Bush for leading the global war on terror.
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Gateway Pundit:
Finally... Proof of John F. Kerry's Useful Idiocy  —  Former KGB spy indicts Kerry on his 1971 Senate Committee speech.  —  Video by Mudville Gazette  —  Today in the Opinion Journal, former KGB intelligence officer Ion Mihai Pacepa explained the propaganda tactics of the communists during the Cold War.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
It's a Female Dog, or Worse.  Or Endearing.  And Illegal?  —  The New York City Council, which drew national headlines when it passed a symbolic citywide ban earlier this year on the use of the so-called n-word, has turned its linguistic (and legislative) lance toward a different slur: bitch.
Associated Press:
Taliban stages brazen attack on U.S. base  —  GHAZNI, Afghanistan (AP) — A group of 75 Taliban militants tried to overrun a U.S.-led coalition base in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, a rare frontal attack that left more than 20 militants dead, the coalition said in a statement.
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Sweetness & Light:
Look Who's Behind The Hostage Demonstrations
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Washington Post:
Our Chance to Capture the Center  —  With President Bush and the Republican Party on the rocks, many Democrats think the 2008 election will be, to borrow a favorite GOP phrase, a cakewalk.  Some liberals are so confident about Democratic prospects that they contend the centrism that vaulted Democrats …
Times of London:
Abandoned - the 91 Iraqis who risked all  —  Deborah Haynes in Basra, Richard Beeston and Greg Hurst  —  Britain was accused yesterday of abandoning 91 Iraqi interpreters and their families to face persecution and possible death when British forces withdraw.
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Washington Post:
As British Leave, Basra Deteriorates
Satyam / Think Progress:
Greenwald: New FISA Law Means Admin 'Can Listen To Every Single International Call That You Make'  —  The White House has engaged in an all-out spin operation to downplay its new warrantless wiretapping powers.  Yesterday, White House spokesperson Dana Perino falsely alleged that the new law returns …
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Eric Black / Minnesota Monitor:
Fred Phelps Is Coming  —  The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., plans to stage protests at funerals of victims of the 35W bridge collapse to state that God made the bridge fall because he hates America, and especially Minnesota, because of its tolerance of homosexuality.
Wall Street Journal:
How Credit Got So Easy And Why It's Tightening  —  An extraordinary credit boom that created many first-time homeowners and financed a wave of corporate takeovers seems to be waning.  Home buyers with poor credit are having trouble borrowing.  Institutional investors from Milwaukee to Düsseldorf to Sydney are reporting losses.
Michael J. Totten:
An Iraqi Interpreter's Story  —  "Please, sir, can you help me?  I must work with Americans, because my psychology is demolished by Saddam Hussein.  Not just me.  All Iraqis.  Psychological demolition."  - Iraqi woman to New Yorker reporter George Packer.  —  "The Hammer," Titan Company Badge # S-10296
David Rees / The Huffington Post:
Cormac Ignatieff's "The Road"  —  Hello everyone!  Personal message to all the New Yorkers out there: Did you read Michael Ignatieff's essay in the the NY Times Magazine?  If so, contact me ASAP to let me know you're OK.  I put your flyer up at Grand Central Station, but have heard no response.
 
 
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Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
China threatens 'nuclear option' of dollar sales
Lionel Beehner / The Huffington Post:
Was America Complicit in Some of Saddam's Crimes?
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Rick Perlstein / commonsense.ourfuture.org:
Camp Kirsanow  —  I haven't seen this getting much attention.
Bret Stephens / Opinion Journal:
Kernel of Evil  —  Selling weapons to the Saudis is logical.
Discussion: CFR.org and Israpundit
David Frum:
Too True for Journalism?
Toby Harnden / Telegraph:
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Discussion: Debsweb
Rohan Sullivan / Associated Press:
Musharraf rejects US strikes in Pakistan
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Misreporting Obama?  —  When Obama's big terrorism speech …
Gillian Wong / Associated Press:
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All the News That Seemed Unfit to Print
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
City Is Rebuffed on the Release of '04 Records
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Tougher Rules Change Game for Lobbyists
ABCNEWS:
'Plot Would Have Killed Thousands'