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10:00 PM ET, August 14, 2007

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Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Beyond Rove  —  He offered the president advice, not magic.  —  KARL ROVE IS the first to admit it: he's become a myth, a man from whom political magic is expected.  Last fall, for instance, Republicans around the country and even in the White House waited for Rove to devise a campaign strategy …
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Extreme Mortman:   What Karl Rove Understood About International Broadcasting
Mike Flannery / WBBM-TV:
CBS 2 Exclusive: Hastert Leaving Congress  —  News Conference Scheduled For Friday  —  (CBS) CHICAGO Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is in Asia, but he's scheduled a news conference in Kendall County for Friday.  —  CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery reports exclusively sources …
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Jonathan Allen / CQPolitics.com:
Hastert Planning to Retire at End of 2008, GOP Sources Say  —  After less than a year as a rank-and-file House member, former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert is expected to call an end to a political career that made him the longest serving Republican Speaker in the history of the House of Representatives.
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and TalkLeft
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Fact Check: Obama on Afghanistan  —  WASHINGTON - Democrat Barack Obama said it, the Republican Party pointed out in a screaming headline Tuesday that highlighted the presidential candidate's comments on Afghanistan and the killing of civilians.  —  Behind the scenes, Obama's rival campaigns buzzed …
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CNN:
Dozens killed in multiple suicide attacks in Iraq  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Suicide bombings in a northern Iraqi town Tuesday targeted a religious minority and left at least 120 people dead and 150 wounded, according to police officials, who said there were three bombings in three locations.
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Kim Gamel / Associated Press:
Four Suicide Bombings Kill 175 in Iraq
Megan Greenwell / Washington Post:
Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 175 in Iraq
Chris / TVNewser:
Half Hour News Hour Shelved  —  First on TVNewser: In a memo to senior producers this afternoon, FNC's SVP of programming, Bill Shine announced the network "will not continue the Half Hour News Hour beyond its current 15 episode run."  Shine did leave the door open, however …
Rudolph Giuliani / Foreign Affairs:
Toward a Realistic Peace  —  Summary: The next U.S. president will face three key foreign policy challenges: setting a course for victory in the terrorists' war on global order, strengthening the international system the terrorists seek to destroy, and extending the system's benefits.
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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Dion Nissenbaum / Yahoo! News:
Hamas TV's child star says she's ready for martyrdom  —  GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Saraa Barhoum picked at the buttons on her pink bellbottom jeans as she twisted on a chair inside the bustling new Hamas television headquarters.  The afternoon light bounced off the sparkly outlines of butterflies …
Frank Franklin II / ABCNEWS:
Giuliani Vows to End Illegal Immigration  —  Mayor's Campaign Hits Romney Back on Issue, Defends Record  —  A week after being assailed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for being soft on illegal immigration as mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani today unveiled the details of his plan …
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 …
MSNBC:
Debate on drinking age brews  —  As it happens, there is no such thing as a "federal legal drinking age."  Many states allow minors to drink alcohol — some of them without restriction, others under certain circumstances, such as the presence of a parent or other guardian.
Discussion: Swords Crossed
onpointradio.org:
Report Card on Iraq  —  Michael O'Hanlon and Anthony Cordesman, two big Middle East watchers just back from Iraq, give us their differing takes on what lies ahead for the country.  —  Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
 
 
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Wretchard / The Belmont Club:
The price of everything and the value of nothing
Lance / Maine blog:
Desperately Stalking Susan
Faiz / Think Progress:
Gen. Casey: 'Iraq Will Be A Remarkable Country In A Decade …
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Official who will oversee work was let go in Boston
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Why Are the New York Times and So Much of the MSM Neglecting …
Nathan Gardels / Los Angeles Times:
China's new revolutionaries: U.S. consumers
Discussion: WSJ.com
 Earlier Items: 
CBS News:
Poll: Americans More Optimistic On Surge
Jay Reeves / Associated Press:
Ala. city considers end to alcohol sales
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Enforcing the Community's foreign policy orthodoxy
CNN Political Ticker:
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Gotham)
Discussion: Wonkette and The Corner
John Tierney / New York Times:
Our Lives, Controlled From Some Guy's Couch
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
Clinton's first-lady records locked up