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7:15 AM ET, August 9, 2007

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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
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Written in the stars: Kos's co-author hit with $30,000 SEC fine …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
First Father: Tough Times on Sidelines  —  There are times in the life of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States and father of the 43rd, that people, perfect strangers, come up to him and say the harshest things — words intended to comfort but words that wind up only causing pain.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Oliver Willis
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David Brown / Washington Post:
Bush Apparently Had Lyme Disease
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
CNN:   Bush treatment for Lyme disease disclosed
Kimberly Hefling / Associated Press:
Democrats Praise Military Progress  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - One senator said U.S. troops are routing out al-Qaida in parts of Iraq.  Another insisted President Bush's plan to increase troops has caused tactical momentum.  —  One even went so far on Wednesday as to say the argument could be made that U.S. troops are winning.
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
Noticing Success  —  The Associated Press has noticed …
Discussion: Wizbang
nasa.gov:
Endeavour Lifts Off!  —  NASA's Administrator and top launch managers celebrated the flawless liftoff of Space Shuttle Endeavour Wednesday evening as the fulfillment of a legacy.  —  "A launch operation doesn't get any better than this, it can't," Administrator Mike Griffin said following the launch.
Discussion: Blogs of War
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Marcia Dunn / Associated Press:   Shuttle launches with teacher aboard
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
I AM APPARENTLY A 95% FEMINIST, according to this quiz, which pretty clearly focuses on what some call "equity feminism."  —  The 5% that is counted against me was on the question, "Women should accept their bodies as they are.  Women should not have to conform to wacky beauty ideals."
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Counterterrorism Blog:
CAIR Identified by the FBI as part of the Muslim Brotherhood's Palestine Committee  —  Dallas—In testimony Tuesday, FBI Agent Lara Burns reported before the jury in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was listed as a member …
Matthew Pennington / The Huffington Post:
Pakistan May Declare State of Emergency  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The government of embattled Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said Thursday it may impose a state of emergency because of "external and internal threats" and deteriorating law and order in the volatile northwest near the Afghan border.
New York Times:
Potential Flaw Is Found in Design of Fallen Bridge  —  Investigators have found what may be a design flaw in the bridge that collapsed here a week ago, in the steel parts that connect girders, raising safety concerns for other bridges around the country, federal officials said today.
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.
Michael Freund / Jerusalem Post:
Saudis might take Bibles from tourists  —  Despite a series of initiatives aimed at generating foreign tourism, the Saudi Arabian government continues to bar Jews and Christians from bringing items such as Bibles, crucifixes and Stars of David into the country and is threatening to confiscate them on sight …
BBC:
Fish can fight malaria mosquitoes  —  Kenyan researchers have hailed a humble fish as the latest weapon in the battle to curb the spread of malaria.  —  Nile tilapia, a fish more usually seen on Kenyan dinner tables, was introduced to several abandoned fishponds in the west of the country.
Deacon / Power Line:
ON IRAQ, NO BETTER FRIEND  —  After I completed my interview with Senator McCain on the subject of property rights (see below), he talked with me for a few minutes about Iraq.  The Senate is expected to begin debating the subject on or about the evening of September 17.
Associated Press:
New Republic Iraq Stories Questioned  —  NEW YORK — A magazine gets a hot story straight from a soldier in Iraq and publishes his writing, complete with gory details, under a pseudonym.  The stories are chilling: An Iraqi boy befriends American troops and later has his tongue cut out by insurgents.
Discussion: Riehl World View
Rafique / Pakistan News Service:
One billion Muslims to turn into suicide bombers if Makkah, Madina are attacked: NA  —  ISLAMABAD: The treasury and opposition members in National Assembly (NA) Wednesday have made it clear on US that one billion Muslims will turn into suicide bombers if the holiest places of Makkah and Madina …
Redstate:
Gen. Petraeus Talks to a Liberal  —  GLENN GREENWALD GETS HIS WISH  —  Liberal blogger Glenn Greenwald made a mountain out of a molehill last month when he accused the U.S. military of granting an "exclusive" interview with Army Gen. David Petraeus to conservative talker Hugh Hewitt.
 
 
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Peter A. Brown / The Politico:
Gay support could cost candidates
Sewell Chan / New York Times:
Flooding Cripples Subway System
Michael R. Blood / Associated Press:
GOP hopes to make inroads with Hispanics
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Dean Barnett / Townhall.com:
Kos Calls Jim Webb a "Coward"
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Freedom from the press: Google News lets newsmakers comment on stories
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
Bush May Try to Cut Corporate Tax Rates
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Leslie Wayne / New York Times:
Lawyers Still Like Edwards, but Spread the Wealth
Discussion: Overlawyered
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Kim Sengupta / The Independent:
Roadside bomb attacks in Iraq reach an all-time high
US News:
Capital Commerce  —  Home > Money & Business > Capital Commerce …
Discussion: Cato-at-liberty, QandO and Redstate
Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
Romney Ambushed By Anti-War Activist, Abetted By AP, To No Effect
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Morals of a Muckraker  —  Dan Moldea Tracks Down Peccadilloes …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
What Happened With FISA, Part II
Discussion: The Agonist and Open Left
David Saltonstall / NY Daily News:
Bedeviled by faith  —  Rudy dodges questions about whether he's a 'good Catholic'
Associated Press:
Airman Who Alleged Rape Faces Court-Martial
Steven D. Levitt / New York Times:
If You Were a Terrorist, How Would You Attack?