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12:15 AM ET, August 9, 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.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Romney defends sons' lack of military service
Discussion: GOP Bloggers
Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:   Romney Ambushed By Anti-War Activist, Abetted By AP, To No Effect
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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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION  —  SEC v. Sierra Brokerage Services, Inc., et al., United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.  Civil Action No. C2-03-326  —  On July 26, 2007, the Honorable John D. Holschuh, U. S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio …
Dan / Riehl World View:
Dem Insider Fined In Stock Scam
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
SERIOUS....I don't know Anne-Marie Slaughter.  Here's what I mean by this: not just that I've never met her, but that I don't even know much of anything about her views, what she's written, or, when you get right down to it, what kind of foreign policy she prefers.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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" …
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 …
Kim Sengupta / The Independent:
Roadside bomb attacks in Iraq reach an all-time high  —  Roadside bomb attacks on American troops in Iraq reached an all-time high last month, accounting for more than one third of all combat deaths.  —  The increase in the number of casualties caused by the explosive devices comes at the height of the …
Discussion: Think Progress
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 …
 
 
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Leslie Wayne / New York Times:
Lawyers Still Like Edwards, but Spread the Wealth
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Potential Flaw Is Found in Design of Fallen Bridge
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US News:
Capital Commerce  —  Home > Money & Business > Capital Commerce …
Discussion: QandO, Say Anything and Redstate
Deacon / Power Line:
ON IRAQ, NO BETTER FRIEND
Redstate:
Gen. Petraeus Talks to a Liberal
Discussion: Townhall.com and TalkLeft
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Georgia Ups The Ante
Discussion: Associated Press
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Morals of a Muckraker  —  Dan Moldea Tracks Down Peccadilloes …
Marcia Dunn / Associated Press:
Shuttle launches with teacher aboard
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
What Happened With FISA, Part II
Discussion: Open Left and The Agonist
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Fossils in Kenya Challenge Linear Evolution
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
'Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death'
Christopher Faherty / New York Sun:
Where's the Beef, Indeed: A Steak Shortage Hits N.Y.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Chuck Bennett / New York Post:
ARAB SCHOOL'S PEACE GOALS
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The foreign policy community
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Democratic Leaders Move the Goalposts on Iraq
Sara A. Carter / Washington Times:
Terrorists teaming with drug cartels