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1:20 AM ET, August 15, 2007

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James Carville / Financial Times:
How Karl Rove lost a generation of Republicans  —  There is an old joke that campaign veterans toss around war rooms, bars and BS sessions.  We say there are people who have worked in campaigns who say that they have lost some - and we call those folks operatives, managers, strategists …
Discussion: ZenPundit and Daily Pundit
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White House:
Press Gaggle by Dana Perino  —  MS. PERINO: Good morning, everybody, from Crawford junior high [sic].  Today the President had his normal briefings this morning.  He also had three foreign leader calls, which I will read out for you.  The President spoke this morning separately to President Karzai and to President Musharraf.
David Frum / New York Times:
Building a Coalition, Forgetting to Rule
Extreme Mortman:   What Karl Rove Understood About International Broadcasting
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.
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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 …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Rudy can do nuance  —  Rudy Giuliani has a long piece …
Discussion: New York Times
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
GIULIANI: CATASTROPHE WAITING TO HAPPEN, PT. II
Discussion: The Anonymous Liberal
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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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
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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Megan Greenwell / Washington Post:
Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 175 in Iraq
Kim Gamel / Associated Press:
Four Suicide Bombings Kill 175 in Iraq
Discussion: Booman Tribune and A Blog For All
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Gonzales to Get Power In Death Penalty Cases  —  Rules Would Expand Fast-Track Authority  —  Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, under political siege for his handling of the U.S. attorney firings and other issues, is to get expanded powers to hasten death penalty cases under regulations being developed by the Justice Department.
Discussion: Democrats.com and the talking dog
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ABCNEWS:
Man to Be Executed, Although Prosecutors Say He Didn't Kill
Cernig / The Newshoggers:
Unjust Justice And A Texas Execution
Robin Wright / Washington Post:
Iranian Unit to Be Labeled 'Terrorist'  —  U.S. Moving Against Revolutionary Guard  —  The United States has decided to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the country's 125,000-strong elite military branch, as a "specially designated global terrorist," according to U.S. officials …
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 …
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 …
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 …
 
 
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Susan Saulny / New York Times:
A Campaign Undeclared, Not Invisible
New York Times:
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Lance / Maine blog:
Desperately Stalking Susan
onpointradio.org:
Report Card on Iraq
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Faiz / Think Progress:
Gen. Casey: 'Iraq Will Be A Remarkable Country In A Decade …
MSNBC:
Debate on drinking age brews
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China's new revolutionaries: U.S. consumers
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CBS News:
Poll: Americans More Optimistic On Surge
Jay Reeves / Associated Press:
Ala. city considers end to alcohol sales
Pat Milton / Associated Press:
Imus Settles With CBS, May Make Comeback
John Tierney / New York Times:
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