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9:55 AM ET, August 10, 2007

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Pam / Pam's House Blend:
Behind the scenes at the HRC/LOGO presidential forum...  I'm just getting settled into the press area at The Production Group Studios where the The Visible Vote '08: A Presidential Forum, put together by HRC and LOGO.  They have us pretty squeezed into a dark room (surrounded by black curtains …
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Pam / Pam's House Blend:
Liveblogging the HRC/LOGO Visible Vote 08 Forum  —  Join fellow Blenders in the chat room!  —  The candidates participating in The Visible Vote '08: A Presidential Forum will be appear in this order: Barack Obama, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel, Bill Richardson and Hillary Clinton.
Gay Patriot:   Live-blogging the Logo Debate
Pam Spaulding / AMERICAblog:
Winners and losers at the HRC/LOGO VisibleVote08 forum
CNN:   Democratic hopefuls pressed on gay issues
Washington Post:
Romney's Cash Beckons Iowans To Straw Poll  —  As thousands of Republican activists prepare to descend on Ames, Iowa, tomorrow for the straw poll meant to gauge support for the GOP's presidential contenders, the event has all the markings of a historic mismatch.
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Mary Jacoby / Wall Street Journal:
Romney Bets Big on Ames Poll  —  Republican Hopeful  —  Seeks Strong Showing  —  At Iowa Party Event  —  Mitt Romney is pouring big money into tomorrow's nonbinding straw poll in Ames, Iowa, even though the former Massachusetts governor's chief rivals for the Republican presidential nomination aren't participating.
New York Times:   Romney Pushed on Conservative Credentials
Pew Research Center:
Internet News Audience Highly Critical of News Organizations  —  Views of Press Values and Performance: 1985-2007  —  Summary of Findings  —  The American public continues to fault news organizations for a number of perceived failures, with solid majorities criticizing them for political bias …
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Agence France Presse:
US public sees news media as biased, inaccurate, uncaring: poll  —  More than half of Americans say US news organizations are politically biased, inaccurate, and don't care about the people they report on, a poll published Thursday showed.  —  And poll respondents who use the Internet …
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Cheney urging military strikes on Iran  —  WASHINGTON — President Bush charged Thursday that Iran continues to arm and train insurgents who are killing U.S. soldiers in Iraq, and he threatened action if that continues.  —  At a news conference Thursday, Bush said Iran had been warned …
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Anthony Watts / Watts Up With That?:
1998 no longer the hottest year on record in USA  —  Here's a story of scientific investigation and discovery I'm proud to have had a small part in.  —  Regular readers may remember that I posted about a climate station in Detroit Lakes MN last week, surveyed by volunteer Don Kostuch …
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Steve McIntyre / Climate Audit:
A New Leaderboard at the U.S. Open  —  There has been some turmoil yesterday on the leaderboard of the U.S. (Temperature) Open and there is a new leader.  —  A little unexpectedly, 1998 had a late bogey and 1934 had a late birdie.  (I thought that they were both in the clubhouse since the turmoil seemed to be in the 2000s.)
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Michael Asher / DailyTech:
Blogger Finds Y2K Bug in NASA Climate Data
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
Earlier Terrorist Screening to Begin for Flights Into U.S.  —  By early next year, passengers on flights bound for the United States will have their names checked against terrorist watch lists before departure, instead of after takeoff, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced Thursday.
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Robert Pear / New York Times:   Bush Plans Immigration Crackdown
Mike Allen / The Politico:   Bush to order new crackdown on U.S. border
Will / Attytood:
UPDATED: Daily (News) Show — the one where, oh. nevermind  —  The Daily N....oh, heck, I'm just speechless over this.  Wow.  —  OK, I will say on thing in response to Stu's column, which is probably going to crash the Daily News server with angry emails any second.
Discussion: Kiko's House and Eschaton
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New York Times:
Mortgage Losses Echo in Europe and on Wall Street  —  Turmoil in the home loan market ricocheted from the United States to Europe and back again yesterday as stocks on Wall Street suffered their biggest one-day decline since February, reflecting growing concerns about tightening credit worldwide.
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Carl Freire / Associated Press:   Asian stocks plummet on credit fears
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Deported Canadian Was No Threat, Report Shows  —  Canadian intelligence officials anticipated that the United States would ship Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian who was detained in New York in 2002 on suspicion of terrorism, to a third country to be tortured, declassified information released on Thursday shows.
Discussion: Salon
Media Matters for America:
Matthews: Where have all the "big, beefy" "every-way big guy" Democrats gone?  —  While discussing the Democratic presidential candidates on the August 8 edition of MSNBC's Hardball, host Chris Matthews asserted: "I don't see a big, beefy alternative to [Sen.] Hillary Clinton [D-NY] — a big guy.
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Ellen Goodman / Boston Globe:
E-male  —  IT'S WORTH remembering that the blogosphere is still so new it baffles spell check.  For that matter, if I type "blogger" on my screen, my retro software offers alternatives like "loggers," "floggers," and "boggler."  —  It "boggles" my mind to realize how quickly a piece of Internet terrain has gained power in politics.
Discussion: Eschaton and Corrente
Sudhin Thanawala / Associated Press:
Peace activist Cindy Sheehan announces candidacy  —  Citing her son as inspiration, a tearful Cindy Sheehan announced her candidacy Thursday for the U.S. House of Representatives.  —  The anti-war activist is running as an independent against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has represented San Francisco in Congress since 1987.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Friday Line: Two Hot Governors Races in 2007  —  WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Even though we're spending most of our time tailing various Republican candidates for president this week, it wouldn't be a Friday without the Line.  —  This week we tackle the gubernatorial playing field.
Discussion: South Bend Tribune
New York Times:
Getting the Rescue Right  —  Help has been way too slow in coming for the estimated 1.7 million people who will lose their homes to foreclosure this year and next.  A modest bill to bolster funds for state, local and nonprofit agencies that help hard-pressed homeowners renegotiate their mortgages …
Discussion: Eschaton and The Crone Speaks
 
 
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