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10:45 AM ET, August 10, 2007

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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
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 …
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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.
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.
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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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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USA Today:
Forum puts Democrats in hot seat over gay issues
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
Democratic Candidates Address Gay Rights Issues
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
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Anthony Watts / Watts Up With That?:
1998 no longer the hottest year on record in USA
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.
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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
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.
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
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.
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 …
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
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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Kimberley Strassel / Real Clear Politics:
Will Democrats Abandon the Middle?
E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Why the Democrats Caved  —  Shortly before noon last Saturday …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Pam Spaulding / AMERICAblog:
Winners and losers at the HRC/LOGO VisibleVote08 forum
Guardian:
UK officer calls for US special forces to quit Afghanistan hotspot
Discussion: Mercury Rising
Allen Salkin / New York Times:
Be Yourselves, Girls, Order the Rib-Eye
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
Earlier Terrorist Screening to Begin for Flights Into U.S.
Greg Palkot / Fox News:
Reporter's Notebook: A Different Kind of Terror Tune
Discussion: INDCJournal and Hot Air
Jim Brown / OneNewsNow.com:
Idaho congressman disturbed by Hindu prayer in Senate, election of Muslim to House