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3:40 PM ET, August 12, 2007

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The New Republic:
VIVA HUCKABEE!:  —  Here's when I realized Mike Huckabee might be on the verge of something: Shortly after 1 o'clock, Laura Ingraham, our intrepid emcee, introduced each of the straw poll candidates.  Because Romney was speaking immediately after the introductions, and because he'd clearly bused …
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The Atlantic Online:
AMES: Romney WIns; Huckabee In Second
Des Moines Register:
Romney wins, Huckabee in 2nd
The Fix:
Straw Poll Results: A Win For Romney
Discussion: Decision '08
Charlie Savage / Boston Globe:
US doles out millions for street cameras  —  Local efforts raise privacy alarms  —  WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security is funneling millions of dollars to local governments nationwide for purchasing high-tech video camera networks, accelerating the rise of a "surveillance society" …
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Etgar Lefkovits / Jerusalem Post:
Video: Footage of terrorist killed in Old City released  —  A copy of CCTV footage from the scene of Friday's shooting in Jerusalem's Old City shows the Israeli Arab assailant snatching the pistol of an Israeli security guard and shooting him repeatedly at close range.  —  Double click below to watch video
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Ynetnews:
Surveillance video of J'lem shooting  —  (Video) Tapes of Friday gunfire in Old City clearly show Arab-Israeli man grabbing guard's gun and firing it repeatedly, disproving claims that he had been innocent and was 'murdered for nothing'  —  VIDEO - Surveillance videos clearly show Ahmad Mahmoud Khatib …
Discussion: Solomonia and Israel Matzav
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The truth behind the Pollack-O'Hanlon trip to Iraq  —  Last Wednesday, I interviewed Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution regarding the trip he recently took to Iraq and the highly publicized Op-Ed in the New York Times about his trip, co-written with his Brookings colleague, Ken Pollack.
Steven R. Hurst / Associated Press:
Iraqi Sunni claims 'genocide campaign'  —  BAGHDAD - Iraq's most senior Sunni politician issued a desperate appeal Sunday for Arab nations to help stop what he called an "unprecedented genocide campaign" by Shiite militias armed, trained and controlled by Iran.
Discussion: The Newshoggers and Greatscat!
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Richard Engel / Los Angeles Times:
Wars within wars in Iraq
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Michael van der Galien / The Moderate Voice:
Rift in AK Parti over Gül?  —  This year, elections were held early in Turkey because the AK Parti wanted to make Abdullah Gül president.  Certain secular parties, especially the CHP (founded by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk), opposed this idea very strongly - they do not want an Islamist …
Discussion: Central Sanity
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TODAY'S ZAMAN:
Countdown begins, AK Party denies rift over Gül
Discussion: Turkish Digest
Monica Hesse / Washington Post:
Fred, Fred, Fred: Thompson's Challenge Has a Name  —  In the swampy soup of hopefuls for the 2008 presidential election, there is a man with a funny name.  (No, not that one.)  —  We're thinking of the one named Fred (Thompson).  —  Say it out loud.  Do it.  Fred.  Fred.  In the South, Fray-ud.
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
MTP: Markos Discusses the Emergence of the Netroots Movement  —  DailyKos Founder Markos Moulitsas Zuniga explains to guest host David Gregory on Meet The Press why the netroots movement signals the end of "business as usual" politicking for the Democratic party.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Dore Gold / Opinion Journal:
The Dangers of 'Peace' Making  —  America's latest efforts merely entrenched al Qaeda in the Gaza Strip.  —  The U.S. and other Western powers are pushing for a new Israeli-Palestinian breakthrough, to help contain Iran and undercut the appeal of al Qaeda and radical Islam.
Robert J. Samuelson / Newsweek:
Greenhouse Simplicities  —  We in the news business often enlist in moral crusades.  Global warming is among the latest.  Unfortunately, self-righteous indignation can undermine good journalism.  Last week's NEWSWEEK cover story on global warming is a sobering reminder.
Charles Levinson / Telegraph:
Hizbollah buys frontier land to attack Israel  —  Hizbollah is buying up large tracts of land owned by Christians and other non-Shias in southern Lebanon as the militant group rebuilds its defences in preparation for a new war with Israel, The Sunday Telegraph has been told.
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
The army is refusing to order him to speak to us  —  If this is true, Private Beauchamp has now reached the final phase of the Stephen Glass story - the stage where he's avoiding taking the editor's calls.Colonel Steve Boylan tells The Weekly Standard:
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
FRIDAY'S LIQUIDITY EVENT....On Friday, as part of an effort to inject liquidity into the banking system, the Fed bought several billion dollars worth of mortgage-backed securities.  Brad DeLong called this "unusual," but left hanging the question of just how unusual it was.
Bill O'Reilly / Boston Herald:
'Bourne' flick is ultimately un-American  —  When "The Simpsons Movie" turns out to be more realistic than "The Bourne Ultimatum," you know something is up.  Nevertheless, the thriller is a big hit, proving once again that film audiences now want live-action cartoons rather than crisp …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
 
 
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P.J. Gladnick / NewsBusters.org:
Leering Chris Matthews Asks Female CNBC Anchor to Move in Closer to Camera
Discussion: Ian Schwartz and Blogs of War
Robert Novak / Chicago Sun Times:
Dem insiders say national polls putting Hillary ahead meaningless
Elizabeth Williamson / Washington Post:
Back Home, More Frustration  —  BRUNSWICK, Maine The woman …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Los Angeles Times:
Double whammy for Republicans
Bob Thomas / Associated Press:
Merv Griffin Dies at Age 82
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
Obama Judges a Judge
Atrios / Eschaton:
"The Good War"  —  Yglesias: … That's true in the specific …
BBC:
Tory plan for red tape 'tax cut'
Discussion: Biased BBC and Samizdata.net
Peter J. Boyer / New Yorker:
MAYBERRY MAN  —  Is what New York never liked about Rudy …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and TalkLeft
David Streitfeld / Los Angeles Times:
Foreclosures may spur price drops
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
Warm-mongers and cheeseburger imperialists
KSAT-TV:
Local Minister, Helper Charged With Assault