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7:55 PM ET, August 16, 2007


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Curt Anderson / Associated Press:
Padilla convicted of terrorism support  —  MIAMI - Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held for 3 1/2 years as an enemy combatant, was convicted Thursday of helping Islamic extremists and plotting overseas attacks in a case that came to symbolize the Bush administration's zeal to clamp down on terrorism.
Jury finds Padilla guilty on terror charges  —  MIAMI, Florida (CNN) — The jury in the Jose Padilla terror trial has found the American guilty of conspiracy to support Islamic terrorism overseas.  —  Padilla was originally arrested on allegations that he planned to set off radioactive "dirty bombs" in the United States.
Curt Anderson / Associated Press:
Padilla Is Convicted in Terrorism Case  —  MIAMI (AP) - Jose Padilla was convicted of federal terrorism support charges Thursday after being held for 3 1/2 years as an enemy combatant in a case that came to symbolize the Bush administration's zeal to stop homegrown terror.
Michelle Malkin:
Breaking: Padilla verdict to be read at 2pm Eastern Update: Guilty, guilty, guilty  —  The charges:  —  Count 1 - Conspiracy to Murder, Kidnap, and Maim Persons in a Foreign Country as part of a conspiracy to advance violent jihad  —  Count 2 - Conspiracy to Provide Material Support for Terrorists
Discussion: A Blog For All
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Padilla Found Guilty on All Counts in Terror Case
Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
Jose Padilla Convicted on All Counts in Terror Trial
Discussion: Truthdig
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:   "Guilty"  —  I'm going to read the legal analyses carefully …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Verdict Reached In Padilla Case (Update: Guilty)
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
Satyam / Think Progress:
Tony Snow Signals His Resignation, Plus 'A Couple' More 'Coming Up In The Next Month'  —  After the recent resignation of Karl Rove, media outlets speculated on what the rest of President Bush's term will look like without "the Architect."  The President is "fighting lame duck status," reported the AP.
Poll: Americans don't trust Iraq report  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - A majority of Americans don't trust the upcoming report by the Army's top commander in Iraq on the progress of the war and even if they did, it wouldn't change their mind, according to a new poll.
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
Mueller Notes: Ashcroft out of White House Surveillance Loop  —  There's no shortage of intrigue over the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance efforts contained in FBI Director Robert Mueller's just-released notes on the March 10, 2004 tussle in John Ashcroft's hospital room between Alberto Gonzales, Andy Card and Jim Comey.
New York Times:
Notes Detail Visit to Ashcroft's Hospital Room
Discussion: Washington Post and Truthdig
Mark Finkelstein /
MSNBC Newsroom Booed Bush State of the Union  —  UPDATE: Joe and Mika discuss this NB item.  See below.  —  Joe Scarborough has pulled back the curtain on the liberal bias at MSNBC, describing an incident in which people in its newsroom ceaselessly booed President Bush during a State of the Union address.
Nic Fleming / Telegraph:
'We have broken speed of light'  —  A pair of German physicists claim to have broken the speed of light - an achievement that would undermine our entire understanding of space and time.  —  According to Einstein's special theory of relativity, it would require an infinite amount of energy …
Rasmussen Reports:
In Surge, Giuliani Now Tops Clinton by Seven Points  —  After being virtually tied with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for several months, Republican contender Rudy Giuliani now leads Clinton up 47% to 40% in the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Brad Friedman / The BRAD BLOG:
'DIEBOLD ELECTION SYSTEMS, INC.' IS NO MORE!  (At Least in Name)  — By Brad Friedman from St. Louis, MO...  Diebold Elections Systems, Inc. is no more.  At least in name.  —  After a year and a half of conversely trying to dump their failed voting unit and/or lying to customers …
Larry Kudlow / The Corner:
The T-Bill Message for Bush & Bernanke  —  The power outage in banking and credit markets continues to deepen as the sub-prime mortgage infection spreads throughout the U.S. and the global financial system.  —  As I mentioned in yesterday's column, it is time for a major Fed operation.
Discussion: QandO and Right Wing Nut House
Abu Aardvark:
Iraq's emergency political summit fails  —  Lost in the reporting of the unbelievable horrific terrorist attack in northern Iraq is a bit of a political bombshell.  Al-Arabiya is reporting that the emergency political summit of Iraq's leaders has failed to produce even nominal political reconciliation.
Associated Press:
Man kissed ailing wife, threw her off balcony, prosecutors say  —  KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — A man threw his seriously ill wife four stories to her death because he could no longer afford to pay for her medical care, prosecutors said in charging him with second-degree murder.
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CNN Political Ticker:
Richardson: Bush a 'spoiled teenager'
James L. / Swing State Project:
MS-03: With Floodgates Open, Pickering Retires (Updated)
Discussion: MSNBC, Cliff Schecter and Eschaton
CNN Political Ticker:
Biden's son to be deployed to Iraq
New York Times:
Dow Drops 340 Points, Then Recovers Losses
Arwa Damon / CNN:
Iraqi women: Prostituting ourselves to feed our children
Carrie Johnson / Washington Post:
In High Court Filing, It's U.S. vs. Investors
Isaac T. Wood / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
UNTANGLING THE NETROOTS  —  The rapid rise of Daily Kos and the liberal blogosphere
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Michael van der Galiën / The Van Der Galiën Gazette:
Begging It  —  Aug 16th, 2007 by Michael van der Galiën
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
GOP hits 2008 candidates on illegal aliens
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Libby Quaid / Associated Press:
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