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10:05 PM ET, August 8, 2007

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Glen Johnson / Associated Press:
Romney speaks up for sons' decisions  —  BETTENDORF, Iowa - Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his five sons' decision not to enlist in the military, saying they're showing their support for the country by "helping me get elected."
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Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Quote Of The Day II … — Mitt Romney, explaining today why it's okay that none of his five sons enlisted in the military.  —  America thanks you, sons of Romney, for your brave and noble sacrifice on behalf of this great nation.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Romney Campaign: Remark About Sons Was Taken Out Of Context  —  Okay, the Romney campaign is suggesting that his remark earlier today — in which he appeared to say that his sons were supporting the country by helping get him elected President — was taken out of context by the Associated Press.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Romney defends sons' lack of military service
Discussion: GOP Bloggers
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Romney's Sons And Our Troops [Eric]
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
DownWithTyranny!:
FLIP FLOP MITT EXPLAINS HOW RIDING AROUND IOWA IN A KEWL RV …
Discussion: Greatscat!
Center for American Progress:
Iraq Timeline: The Broken Record on "the Next Few Months"  —  The Bush administration as well as supporters and some critics of the Bush Iraq strategy have told Americans time and again during the past four years that the "next few months" in Iraq will be the "decisive, critical period" …
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Anne-Marie Slaughter / The Coffee House:
"To set the ship on a better course, you have to be ready to sink it."  —  The debate over bipartisanship continues.  I wrote a response to the many responses I got, on this blog and others, to my initial article calling for more bipartisanship in the Washington Post.
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
SERIOUS....I don't know Anne-Marie Slaughter.  Here's what I mean …
Discussion: Brian Beutler
Steven D. Levitt / New York Times:
If You Were a Terrorist, How Would You Attack?  —  The TSA recently announced that most airplane carry-on restrictions will stay in place for at least another year, until new X-ray technology has been fully installed.  Surprisingly, one item that will now be permitted on board is a lighter.
Confederate Yankee:
Ho-Hum: Yet Another False Media-Reported Massacre In Iraq  —  On Sunday, Reuters reported that the scene of a large massacre had been discovered near Baquba: … Why did the police have such a hard time providing an indication of how the 60 people had been killed?  Probably because there were no bodies to examine.
Associated Press:
Airman Who Alleged Rape Faces Court-Martial  —  She Ties Her Prosecution to Refusal to Testify Against Airmen She Says Attacked Her  —  A female airman says she faces a court-martial next month because she refused to testify against three male airmen she accused of rape.
Thestate Com / S.C. Politics Today:
Sources: Republicans will vote Jan. 19  —  S.C. Republican Party chairman Katon Dawson is expected to announce Thursday that the 2008 S.C. presidential primary will be Jan. 19, sources close to the party and campaigns told The State.  —  Dawson will be in Concord, N.H., on Thursday …
David Saltonstall / NY Daily News:
Bedeviled by faith  —  Rudy dodges questions about whether he's a 'good Catholic'  —  Rudy Giuliani may be trying to woo religious conservatives, but the former mayor all but took an oath of silence yesterday when asked if he was a practicing Catholic.  —  "My religious affiliation …
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Democratic Leaders Move the Goalposts on Iraq  —  It appears that today is a watershed day with regard to US policy in Iraq.  Democratic leaders now acknowledge that the surge is working.  The only catch is, they say it's no surprise, they've known it for a while, and it's nothing significant.
Marcia Dunn / Associated Press:
Shuttle launches with teacher aboard  —  CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Endeavour roared into orbit Wednesday carrying teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan, who was finally fulfilling the dream of Christa McAuliffe and the rest of the fallen Challenger crew.
Drudge Report:
DAILY KOS CO-AUTHOR FINED $30K FOR UNETHICAL STOCK TOUT  —  Prominent liberal blogger Jerome Armstrong has agreed to pay nearly $30,000 in fines in a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over allegations that Armstrong touted the stock of a software company …
 
 
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