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3:08 AM ET, August 16, 2007


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Rush Interviews Karl Rove  —  BEGIN TRANSCRIPT  —  RUSH: I would like to introduce you all to Karl Rove.  Karl, welcome to the EIB Network.  I cannot tell you how great it is finally to have you here with us.  —  KARL ROVE: Well, thanks, Rush.  I'm honored you'd ask me and delighted to be with you.
David Postman / Postman on Politics:
A newsroom reprimand at The Times  —  Seattle Times Executive Editor Dave Boardman wrote today in one of his morning notes to staff that there had been "an awkward moment at yesterday's news meeting."  That's the meeting where editors and other staff from throughout the newsroom talk about the stories planned for the next day's paper.
Discussion: and UrbanGrounds
Editor and Publisher:
UPDATE: Seattle Editor Declares, Keep Political Views to Yourself — Then Responds to Reaction  —  NEW YORK No matter what you think of Karl Rove — or anyone else in politics — please keep it to yourself, or at least falrly quiet.  That was the message in a note sent to staffers …
The Columbus Dispatch:
Pryce won't run again  —  Veteran lawmaker will announce decision Thursday  —  WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce of Upper Arlington will announce Thursday that she will not seek re-election to the congressional seat she has held since 1993.  —  Pryce has scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. in Columbus.
Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Domestic Use of Spy Satellites To Widen  —  Law Enforcement Getting New Access To Secret Imagery  —  The Bush administration has approved a plan to expand domestic access to some of the most powerful tools of 21st-century spycraft, giving law enforcement officials and others the ability …
Robert Block / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. to Expand Domestic Use Of Spy Satellites
Magnitude 7.9 earthquake jolts Peru  —  Lima shaken; 17 reported killed in coastal city; tsunami warning canceled  —  LIMA, Peru - A powerful earthquake shook Peru's coast near the capital on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and injuring 200 as it toppled homes and caused many residents to flee buildings.
Deadly earthquake strikes Peru
Discussion: Blogs of War and PoliBlog (TM)
Pauline Jelinek / Associated Press:
Army Suicides Highest in 26 Years  —  WASHINGTON — Army soldiers committed suicide last year at the highest rate in 26 years, and more than a quarter did so while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new military report.  —  The report, obtained by The Associated Press ahead …
Washington Post:
An Early Clash Over Iraq Report  —  Senior congressional aides said yesterday that the White House has proposed limiting the much-anticipated appearance on Capitol Hill next month of Gen. David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker to a private congressional briefing …
Associated Press:
Dutch bishop: Call God 'Allah' to ease relations  —  Roman Catholic leader stokes already heated debate on religion  —  AMSTERDAM - A Roman Catholic Bishop in the Netherlands has proposed people of all faiths refer to God as Allah to foster understanding, stoking an already heated debate …
Associated Press:
Dutch Bishop Suggests Calling God Allah
Discussion: Once Upon a Time
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Rumsfeld Resigned as Defense Secretary on Day Before Elections  —  Donald H. Rumsfeld, who came to symbolize the Bush administration's problems in the war in Iraq, resigned as secretary of defense one day before last fall's elections, although President Bush did not announce the move until the day after the elections.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and On Deadline
Extreme Mortman:
Global Whining  —  Jeff Jacoby has this fascinating opening in today's Boston Globe: … You'll want to click here to read the whole piece.  It's worth it.  —  Turns out, that April 1975 Newsweek is getting passed around more than a cheap metaphor at the end of a sentence.
Discussion: TigerHawk
Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:   Hot tempers on global warming
Terrorist Propaganda Picture of the Week
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
NSA Judge: 'I feel like I'm in Alice and Wonderland'  —  Ryan Singel and David Kravets are blogging the U.S. 9th Circuit hearing on the NSA's spying, and AT&T's alleged complicity, reporting live from the San Francisco courthouse.  Hit 'refresh' in your browser and scroll to the bottom for updates.
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
Unidirectional multiculturalism  —  Andrew's post on Scottish hospitals telling infidel doctors to cut out working lunches during Ramadan and Kathryn's post on Dutch bishops telling European Catholics to call God "Allah" are two small examples of the remorseless incremental concessions …
Media Matters for America:
Gibson: "The war on Gibson is real" and "it's pursued every day" … On the August 14 broadcast of his Fox News Radio show, John Gibson said he and the show's executive producer, known on the air as "Angry Rich," are "being attacked on a liberal website," referring to Media Matters for America.
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Wikipedia 'shows CIA page edits'  —  An online tool that claims to reveal the identity of organisations that edit Wikipedia pages has revealed that the CIA was involved in editing entries.  —  Wikipedia Scanner allegedly shows that workers on the agency's computers made edits to the page of Iran's president.
Denver Post:
Russians get day off to procreate, then win prizes  —  Moscow - A Russian region of Ulyanovsk has found a novel way to fight the nation's birth-rate crisis: It has declared Sept. 12 the Day of Conception and for the third year running is giving couples time off from work to procreate.
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
What Said This?  —  In 1996? … That would be Rudy Giuliani, who sounded at the time a whole lot like a George Bush type on immigration.  —  And then there's this, via the Daily News: … Now you can blame this flashback game with Mitt Romney on some key issues, too, of course.
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Sex on duty cop acquitted of misconduct because he was still 'wearing his earpiece'
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Larry Johnson / The Coffee House:
Things Are Swell in Baghdad
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Rove's Blind Spot
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
TRex toddles up to the battlefield and twirls around.
Carrie Budoff / The Politico:
Immigration advocates may challenge law
Discussion: Lonewacko
The Hill:
Pig masks and a political shift in Alaska
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Romney in Stem Cell Biz, Despite Political Opposition
Discussion: Power Line
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DOD Stops Plan to Send Christian Video Game to Troops in Iraq
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Faiz / Think Progress:
Rove: Bush's critics are 'snobs' who hate his 'common sense.'
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