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4:45 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
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Romney's Sons And Our Troops [Eric]
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
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New York Times:
The Democratic Candidates Forum  —  The following is the transcript of the A.F.L.-C.I.O. candidates forum, as provided by Federal News Service.  —  PARTICIPANTS:  —  MODERATOR: KEITH OLBERMANN: These formalities out of the way, the lucky recipient of our first question has been determined by lottery.
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Sara A. Carter / Washington Times:
Terrorists teaming with drug cartels  —  Islamic extremists embedded in the United States — posing as Hispanic nationals — are partnering with violent Mexican drug gangs to finance terror networks in the Middle East, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration report.
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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" …
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
St. Petersburg Times:
FBI seizes computers, store video in bomb case … TAMPA - Investigators have removed computers from the family home of a University of South Florida student accused of having pipe bombs in his car, according to Ahmed Bedier, executive director of the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Free Lunch on Health?  Think Again  —  The great hope of every health care reformer is that better care will mean cheaper care.  —  The three leading Democrats running for president have all put this idea at the center of their plans.  Rudy Giuliani, the first Republican candidate to offer …
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The Atlantic Online:
Facts?  In the Lede?  Shocking!  —  Via Brian Beutler, the AFP tries a revolutionary experiment in writing their story in such a way as to make readers better informed about the issue at hand rather than more familiar with the president's propaganda.  Here's the lede: … Oh, my!
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Michelle Malkin:
The political patrons of Your Black Muslim Bakery  —  The SFChron's Matier and Ross report on the political backers of Your Black Muslim Bakery.  You'll be thrilled to know that millions in federal tax dollars have been forked over to this thug enterprise (at least $1.2 million …
Discussion: Ankle Biting Pundits
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San Francisco Chronicle:
MATIER AND ROSS  —  Black Muslim Bakery squandered job-training money
Discussion: Sweetness & Light
Larry Thomas / The News and Tribune:
Clark County Republican leader elected to national post  —  Clark County's Republican Party chairman has been elected head of the Young Republican National Federation.  —  Glenn Murphy Jr., a 33-year-old from Utica, was elected to the chairman's post July 7 in Hollywood, Fla. …
Janie McCauley / Associated Press:
Bonds Makes History With 756th Home Run  —  SAN FRANCISCO: Barry Bonds hit No. 756 to the deepest part of the ballpark Tuesday night, and hammered home the point: Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball's new home run king.  —  Bonds broke Hank Aaron's storied record in the fifth inning …
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.
Josh White / Washington Post:
General Blames Clerical Errors In the Case of Missing Arms  —  Bookkeeping deficiencies allowed thousands of weapons issued to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005 to then go missing, Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said yesterday.  —  "Some percentage" …
 
 
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