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6:05 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 …
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Lou Dubose / Salon:
The collapse of Karl Rove  —  The Pygmalion strategist from Texas built up the Republican Party by exploiting the religious right — and now his handiwork is crumbling.  —  Karl Rove prepares to speak during the Republican National Committee 2006 annual winter meeting in Washington on Jan. 20, 2006.
White House:
Press Gaggle by Dana Perino
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and MSNBC
Extreme Mortman:   What Karl Rove Understood About International Broadcasting
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 …
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Helene Cooper / New York Times:
U.S. Weighing Terrorist Label for Iran Guards  —  The Bush administration is preparing to declare that Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps is a foreign terrorist organization, senior administration officials said Tuesday.  —  If imposed, the declaration would signal a more confrontational turn …
Discussion: LiberalOasis and Hoffmania!
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 …
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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.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
GIULIANI: CATASTROPHE WAITING TO HAPPEN, PT. II
Discussion: The Anonymous Liberal
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Rudy can do nuance  —  Rudy Giuliani has a long piece …
Discussion: New York Times
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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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
ABCNEWS:
Man to Be Executed, Although Prosecutors Say He Didn't Kill  —  As Kenneth Foster Waits for Death, He Hopes for Reprieve  —  Kenneth Foster Jr. is scheduled to be executed in Texas later this month for the murder of Michael LaHood, even though everybody — even the prosecutors — knows Foster did not kill the man.
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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 …
Associated Press:
Suicide truck bombers strike members of ancient religious sect in northwestern Iraq; dozens killed  —  BAGHDAD: Three suicide truck bombers hit members of an ancient religious sect in northwestern Iraq, killing at least 20 people and wounding 70, police said.
Discussion: Harry's Place
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Damien Cave / New York Times:
4 Truck Bombs Kill 190 in Kurdish Area of Iraq
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
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and TalkLeft
ABCNEWS:
Don Imus Sued by Rutgers Basketball Player  —  Star Center Kia Vaughn Names Imus, NBC, CBS in Civil Suit  —  Don Imus is facing his first lawsuit from a player on the Rutgers Women's Basketball team for derogatory comments that cost him his job as a radio host in April, ABC News has learned.
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 …
Fred Lucas / CNSNews:
Academics Give Millions to Put Democrat in White House  —  (CNSNews.com) - Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama received about $1.5 million in contributions this year from college professors and others in the education field, outpacing the party's front-runner, Sen. Hillary Clinton, who got $940,000 from academics.
Discussion: TigerHawk
 
 
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Post / Washington Post:
Candidate: Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
Phil Rizzuto, Yankees Shortstop, Dies at 89
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Fox News Caught Editing Al Franken's Wikipedia Entry
Democrats.senate.gov:
Reid: Senate Will Explore Long-Term Fixes To FISA In September
Discussion: Daily Kos
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Vick attorneys negotiating plea
Little Green Footballs:
NYT Bias Graphically Illustrated
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Obama Says He Can Unite U.S. 'More Effectively' Than Clinton
Discussion: The RBC
Susan Saulny / New York Times:
A Campaign Undeclared, Not Invisible
New York Times:
U.S. Money for Traffic Is Short of Bloomberg's Plan
Discussion: A Blog For All
Lance / Maine blog:
Desperately Stalking Susan
onpointradio.org:
Report Card on Iraq
Discussion: Crooks and Liars