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11:05 AM ET, August 14, 2007


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Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Despite Bruises of '06, Rove's Influence Lasts  —  Whatever history makes of Karl Rove's role in the White House, his legacy as a political strategist can be measured in a presidential campaign that has already begun without him.  A look at the roster of every Republican presidential candidate finds people …
Editor and Publisher:
End of the Rove: How He Spun Media  —  WASHINGTON On the day it was revealed that the man credited with putting President Bush in the White House was quitting, there were no banner headlines in the country's major newspapers.  There was no mention of it on the front page of The Washington Post, The New York Times or USA Today.
Discussion: Attytood
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
Karl Rove's Legacy  —  The most useless speculation today in Washington is whom White House chief of staff Josh Bolten might choose to replace Karl Rove.  He is genuinely irreplaceable.  Nobody will attempt to combine the political and policy functions as Rove has done.
White House:
Roundtable Discussion with Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President
The Atlantic Online:
No One Like Karl Rove
Discussion: PressThink, Brendan Nyhan and MSNBC
Kevin Landrigan /
Obama leaves some wanting a little more  —  NASHUA - U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's surging presidential campaign is reaching a critical mass in that voters want to hear more.  —  As a self-described, "hope monger,'' the Illinois Democrat's optimistic call for systemic change on health care …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and The Corner
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Source Disclosure Ordered in Anthrax Suit  —  Five reporters must reveal their government sources for stories they wrote about Steven J. Hatfill and investigators' suspicions that the former Army scientist was behind the deadly anthrax attacks of 2001, a federal judge ruled yesterday.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
5 Reporters Ordered to Testify About Government Sources
David S. Cloud / New York Times:
Defense Chief Keeps Own Counsel on Iraq  —  In the debate about next steps on Iraq, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates does more listening than talking, rarely revealing his own views, except in clipped comments or the questions he asks at meetings.  —  Even in his private discussions with lawmakers …
Discussion: Ezra Klein
John F. Burns / New York Times:
For Top General in Iraq, Role Is a Mixed Blessing
Ed OKeefe / Political Radar:
Elizabeth Edwards Unplugged  —  ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports: In an interview in August's edition of The Progressive magazine, Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Senator John Edwards, D-N.C., takes candid shots at the other candidates battling for the Democratic nomination against her husband.
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Wizbang
Richard B. Schmitt / Los Angeles Times:
Gonzales could get say in states' executions  —  Proposed rules would let the attorney general sign off on 'fast tracking' death penalty appeals.  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is putting the final touches on regulations that could give Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales important …
Discussion: Think Progress, MSNBC and PoliBlog (TM)
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
Clinton's first lady records locked up  —  Archivists say the former first lady's documents at her husband's presidential library won't be released until after the '08 vote.  —  LITTLE ROCK, ARK —  . - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton cites her experience as a compelling reason voters …
Atrios / Eschaton:
Liberal Hawkery  —  Ezra writes: … I really don't think this is true.  Certainly "scary weapons" were invoked by self-styled liberal hawks even if they weren't, in their heart of hearts, their prime reason.  —  Lord Weisberg: … And after the war: … The liberal war  —  critic Michael O'Hanlon:
Discussion: Ezra Klein and The Sideshow
Ezra Klein:
Every Man A President
Jeremy Grant / Financial Times:
Learn from the fall of Rome, US warned  —  The US government is on a 'burning platform' of unsustainable policies and practices with fiscal deficits, chronic healthcare underfunding, immigration and overseas military commitments threatening a crisis if action is not taken soon, the country's top government inspector has warned.
Mary Ann Akers / The Sleuth:
Random Rummy August Sighting  —  Starting a war must really wear a guy down.  —  Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was spotted today having lunch at Morton's on Connecticut Ave.  What was remarkable was not what he ordered, or with whom he dined, or how quintessentially condescending he may have been to the waiter.
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Lawsuits May Illuminate Methods of Spy Program  —  In 2003, Room 641A of a large telecommunications building in downtown San Francisco was filled with powerful data-mining equipment for a "special job" by the National Security Agency, according to a former AT&T technician.
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Going After Blue Dogs: A Question for You  —  I've been kicking around the idea with Chris that we should raise the costs of bad decision-making on things like FISA, or when they fold to Republicans on the supplemental or (insert fight here).  —  It's not much to put up some google ads criticizing …
Discussion: and QandO
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Ryan Sager / Latest Politics:
When I'm Wrong, I'm Wrong  —  Having given it a bit more thought …
Discussion: The Corner and Hot Air
Washington Post:
Whoa! GQ's New D.C. Power List Is Suddenly Out of Date. Or Is It?
Discussion: Think Progress
Jenn Abelson / Boston Globe:
Edwards takes risk staking run on Iowa
CBS News:
CBS Poll: Giuliani Maintains Strength
Adam Howard /
Giuliani Compares Welfare Recipients to Animals in Racist Video from 2000 [VIDEO]
Media Matters for America:
The media misses Mitt Romney's YouTube moment
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Why The Ethics Bill Is A Joke
Discussion: Washington Post
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Sam Boyd / American Prospect:
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David Crossland / Spiegel Online:
New Find Evokes Horrors of the Berlin Wall
Washington Times:
Border Patrol to build fencing
TRex / Firedoglake:
Late Nite FDL: Lies, Damned Lies, and Michael O'Hanlon
Discussion: RADAMISTO and Weekly Standard
Warren Richey / Christian Science Monitor:
US Gov't broke Padilla through intense isolation, say experts
Inside Higher Ed:
New Media Meets Campus Media
Jay Reeves / Associated Press:
Katrina aid goes toward luxury condos