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12:10 PM ET, August 10, 2007

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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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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 …
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Choosy News Consumers Mistrust Media
Discussion: On Deadline
E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Why the Democrats Caved  —  Shortly before noon last Saturday, about 20 House Democrats huddled in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office to decide what to do about a surveillance bill that had been dumped on them by the Senate before it left town.  —  Many of the Democrats were furious.
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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.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Thanks, Cindy  —  Nancy Pelosi has a challenger for her seat in Congress.  Using a picture of her son on the podium, Cindy Sheehan announced her candidacy for Congress yesterday in San Francisco: … Strange events occur in politics, but it seems highly unlikely that Sheehan will prove …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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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CNN:
Poll: Giuliani leads for GOP nomination  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is leading the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls, supported by 29 percent of respondents in a poll released Friday.  —  Unannounced candidate former Sen. Fred Thompson is close behind with 22 percent …
Tahman Bradley / Political Radar:
Giuliani Says He is Equal to 9/11 Recovery Workers  —  ABC News' Jan Simmonds Reports: In Ohio on Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani R-NY handed his critics new ammunition regarding his role surrounding 9/11.  —  Speaking to reporters in Cincinnati, Giuliani said …
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   RUDY: I WAS A 9/11 RECOVERY WORKER TOO
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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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
Hassan M. Fattah / New York Times:
U.S. Backs Free Elections, Only to See Allies Lose  —  Lebanon's political spin masters have been trying in recent days to explain the results of last Sunday's pivotal by-election, which saw a relatively unknown candidate from the opposition narrowly beat a former president, Amin Gemayel.
Discussion: The Peking Duck
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The Baghdad Fabulist  —  For weeks, the veracity of the New Republic's Scott Thomas Beauchamp, the Army private who has been sending dispatches from the front in Iraq, has been in dispute.  His latest "Baghdad Diarist" (July 13) recounted three incidents of American soldiers engaged in acts of unusual callousness.
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
Neil A. Lewis / New York Times:
Federal Effort on Web Obscenity Shows Few Results  —  Tom Rogers, a retired Indianapolis detective, toils away most days in his suburban home office reviewing sexual Web sites and other Internet traffic to see whether they qualify as obscene material whose purveyors should be prosecuted by the Justice Department.
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
WILLIAM KATZ REMEMBERS: STOP THE PRESSES!  JUST KIDDING  —  William Katz has had a long and varied career, as an assistant to a U.S. senator; an officer in the CIA; an assistant to Herman Kahn, the nuclear war theorist; an editor at The New York Times Magazine; and a talent coordinator at The Tonight Show.
Discussion: Pajamas Media and The Corner
Thinking Right:
Project: "Letters From Home"  —  BUMPED TO TOP  —  I'm working with the 1st Battalion 1st Marine Regiment to get every one of their soldiers a letter of support from home.  This is where you, my readers, come in to the picture; I need you to write these men and women, and then spread the word about the project to everyone you can.
 
 
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