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11:45 AM ET, August 11, 2007


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Associated Press:
Iraq war czar: Consider a draft  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Frequent tours for U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have stressed the all-volunteer force and made it worth considering a return to a military draft, President Bush's new war adviser said Friday.  —  "I think it makes sense …
'War Czar' Concerned over Stress of War on Troops
Faiz / Think Progress:   'War Czar': Military draft is on the table.
WNBC:   Vehicle Checkpoints, Radiological Sensors Setup Throughout NYC
Perry Chiaramonte / New York Post:   NYPD ON THE ALERT FOR QAEDA 'BOMB'
NY hikes security on dirty bomb Internet chatter
Discussion: New York Times
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Dirty Bomb Threat In New York
Steve Benen / Talking Points Memo:
The Philadelphia Daily News' Stu Bykofsky, one of the city's most widely-read columnists, caused a bit of a stir with his latest column, which posited a provocative idea: another 9/11-style attack to "help" America.  As Bykofsky sees it, "we have forgotten who the enemy is," …
Discussion: Left in the West
Washington Post:
How We Won the Mainstream  —  Three years ago things looked bleak for the Democratic Party.  George Bush had just won a second term while his party consolidated its grip on Congress.  House Majority Leader Tom DeLay crowed about a "permanent Republican majority," and Beltway Democrats acquiesced …
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Romney pigs out at Iowa State Fair  —  DES MOINES — Today we are at the Iowa State Fair, where politicians meet swine but are rarely mistaken for them.  —  Mitt Romney is at the Pork Tent being a "guest cook," which means he is flipping pork chops on a giant grill with about a dozen camera crews recording the moment for history.
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Ron Paul's Camp May Catch Romney's Bus
Discussion: Associated Press and TIME
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
SHIP OF FOOLS  —  Yesterday "the editors" of the New Republic published another statement on Baghdad fabulist Scott Thomas Beauchamp.  "The editors" stand by Beauchamp's TNR articles as of this moment in the name of the editors' journalistic integrity.  They imply that Beauchamp is being held incommunicado by the Army.
Discussion: and Jules Crittenden
Julia Preston / New York Times:
Farmers Call Crackdown on Illegal Workers Unfair  —  Facing the prospect of major layoffs of farmworkers during harvest season, growers and lawmakers from agricultural states spoke in dire terms yesterday about new measures by the Bush administration to crack down on employers of illegal immigrants.
William Kristol / Time:
Inside Iraq  —  I spent a week in Iraq recently, and here's what impressed me most: the Americans.  In particular, the quality and character of the American soldiers and Marines who are fighting there and trying to help rebuild the nation.  I don't mean to slight, in some ethnocentric way …
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
'Get It Done'  —  Gen. Petraeus is a man of "straightforward …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Campaign Is a Family Project for the Romneys  —  They have driven here from California, Ohio, Canada and Texas; flown from Michigan, Utah and Florida.  There are aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.  —  At last count, 96 members of the Romney clan …
Discussion: The Right's Field
Edward Luce / Financial Times:
Republicans 'caught in a bind' over Bush
Discussion: The Next Hurrah
Graham Stewart / Times of London:
A harsh fate awaits all collaborators  —  Will the British Army's Iraqi interpreters be left to swing when we withdraw from Basra?  —  Those deemed to have collaborated with an occupying power are invariably at the mercy of summary justice when the occupiers leave.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Media Matters for America:
"Media Matters"; by Jamison Foser  —  You write the words and make believe there is truth in the space between  —  In a Swampland blog post titled "Anecdotal hit job," Time Washington bureau chief Jay Carney criticized a column in which Brad Warthen, the editorial page editor …
Barbara Starr / CNN:
Sources: U.S. assessing Pakistan nukes if Musharraf falls  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — U.S. military intelligence officials are urgently assessing how secure Pakistan's nuclear weapons would be in the event President Gen. Pervez Musharraf were replaced as the nation's leader, CNN has learned.
New York Times:
Reported Drop in Surveillance Spurred a Law  —  At a closed-door briefing in mid-July, senior intelligence officials startled lawmakers with some troubling news.  American eavesdroppers were collecting just 25 percent of the foreign-based communications they had been receiving a few months earlier.
Cincinnati Post:
Cancer touches all of us  —  Brenda, an aunt, is the latest to be diagnosed, and the news is not great.  A lumpectomy won't be sufficient.  A double mastectomy is recommended.  —  "We need to get that booger out," a nurse told her, speaking inelegant words elegantly and with calming comfort.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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Justin D. Anderson / Charleston Daily Mail:
Man says hold the cheese, claims McDonald's didn't, sues for $10 million
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UN Climate Panel Accused of Possible Research Fraud
Carey Goldberg / Boston Globe:
Shots assist in aborting fetuses
Will / Attytood:
The lowdown  —  My bosses at the DN asked me to do a prototype …
Los Angeles Times:
King-Harbor fails final check, will close soon
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Elizabeth Wilner / The Politico:
Clinton emulates Bush campaign tactics
Discussion: New York Times
Patrick Fitzgerald / The Hill:
Rep. Schakowsky: Petraeus hints at decade-long Iraq presence
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Biden Rules Out Secretary of State Post
Discussion: Sirotablog
 Earlier Items: 
CNN Political Ticker:
Obama: Enough with the 'black enough' talk
Discussion: The Politico
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
"I've mostly stopped reading Ann Althouse, really."
Discussion: Firedoglake
Fox News:
Couple Dead in Murder-Suicide After They Were Featured on The O'Reilly Factor
Glenn Greenwald  —  Zimbabwe passes warrantless eavesdropping law, cites U.S.
Desmond Lachman / TCS Daily:
The US Housing Bust is a Big Deal
Julie Mason / Houston Chronicle:
Bush on track to become the vacation president