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4:20 PM ET, August 14, 2007

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Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Rove Legacy Laden With Protégés  —  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 …
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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Rule Change Shifts Death Penalty Responsibilities to Gonzales  —  Overwhelming evidence shows that Alberto Gonzales isn't fit to be attorney general.  But despite that, his office continues to accrue important powers.  Recently, the FISA bill took oversight powers from the Foreign Intelligence …
Discussion: ACSBlog
Pat Milton / Associated Press:
Imus Settles With CBS, May Make Comeback  —  NEW YORK — Don Imus has reached a settlement with CBS over his multimillion-dollar contract and is negotiating to resume his broadcasting career.  —  Imus and CBS Radio "have mutually agreed to settle claims that each had against the other regarding …
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Associated Press:
Imus and CBS Reach Settlement of Threatened Suit  —  Don Imus has reached a settlement with CBS over his multimillion-dollar contract after his being fired from his morning talk show and is in negotiations with WABC radio to resume his broadcasting career there, CBS and a person familiar with the negotiations said today.
Discussion: Althouse and Abovethelaw.com
Kevin Landrigan / Nashuatelegraph.com:
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 …
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Ryan Sager / Latest Politics:
When I'm Wrong, I'm Wrong  —  Having given it a bit more thought, I think Byron York is right.  I should have been clear that Sam Brownback was quoting what Mother Teresa said to him when he said at the Iowa Straw Poll, "All for Jesus.  All for Jesus.  All for Jesus.  All for Jesus."
Discussion: The Corner and Hot Air
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Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Brownback and Jesus  —  I suppose it is worth noting …
Discussion: race42008.com and New York Sun
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
Clinton's first-lady records locked up  —  Archivists say the 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 should make her president …
John Tierney / New York Times:
Our Lives, Controlled From Some Guy's Couch  —  Until I talked to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University, it never occurred to me that our universe might be somebody else's hobby.  I hadn't imagined that the omniscient, omnipotent creator of the heavens and earth could be an advanced version …
Washington Times:
Border Patrol to build fencing  —  The U.S. Border Patrol is asking for volunteers among its agents to help build fences on the U.S.-Mexico border, even as President Bush is withdrawing half the National Guard troops he sent there last year to build fences.  —  A memo circulated last week …
John F. Burns / New York Times:
For Top General in Iraq, Role Is a Mixed Blessing  —  BAGHDAD — Gen. David H. Petraeus looked out from a Black Hawk helicopter at the vistas of Baghdad rushing by 150 feet below on a recent summer evening, pointing at bustling markets, amusement parks and soccer fields scattered through neighborhoods …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
FRUM ON ROVISM  —  David Frum, conservative writer and one-time Bush speech writer, has a column the New York Times evaluating the legacy of Rovism.  The verdict, which I hinted at in my post last night, is that Rovism was not only a disaster in terms of public policy and governance.
CNN Political Ticker:
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Gotham)  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - He's a veteran statesman and hard-hitting chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  But Sen. Patrick Leahy is set to leave the marble halls of Washington for the bright lights of Hollywood — at least briefly.
Discussion: The Corner and Wonkette
John Borland / Wired News:
See Who's Editing Wikipedia - Diebold, the CIA, a Campaign  —  On November 17th, 2005, an anonymous Wikipedia user deleted 15 paragraphs from an article on e-voting machine-vendor Diebold, excising an entire section critical of the company's machines.  While anonymous, such changes typically …
Michael Saul / NY Daily News:
Richardson can't say no on veep  —  Tells News 'not interested,' but No.2 job may be hard to resist  —  Democratic presidential long shot Bill Richardson insists he's "not interested" in the vice presidency but he refused yesterday to rule out the possibility of accepting the No. 2 slot.
Armchair Generalist / American Footprints:
The Air Force "Thinks Creatively" About Counterinsurgency  —  In DefenseNews (subscription required), Maj Gen Charles Dunlap (AF Deputy Judge Advocate General) has this flash of inspiration on how the Air Force can contribute to the Global War on Terror using its overwhelming air power.
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.
 
 
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