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1:25 PM ET, August 16, 2007


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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 …
Horses Mouth:
Wow, that didn't take long.  —  Yesterday I wondered whether the big news orgs would continue describing the imminent September Iraq progress report as representing solely the word of General Petraeus — as the Gospel According To Petraeus — now that we know that the report is being written by the White House.
Laura Rozen / MoJoBlog:
Alleged White House-Petraeus Arm Wrestling Over September Report a Ruse?  —  Add me to the list of the puzzled.  Many signs are from those advising Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus that he and his advisors think they have a strategy that they say is somewhat succeeding and don't want Congress to pull the plug.
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
As Rove Departs, President Again Turns to Gillespie
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Fred Thompson's Gamble  —  When Fred Thompson makes his long-delayed entrance into the Republican presidential race, he will not tiptoe quietly.  Instead, he will try to shake up the establishment candidates of both parties by depicting a nation in peril from fiscal and security threats …
Reid Wilson / Real Clear Politics:
Fred Has Waited Too Long
Curt Anderson / Associated Press:
Verdict reached in Padilla terror case  —  MIAMI - A verdict was reached Thursday in the trial of Jose Padilla and two co-defendants charged with supporting al-Qaida and other violent Islamic extremist groups overseas.  —  The jury verdict was scheduled to be read at 2 p.m. EDT …
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:
Peru quake death toll 355, rising  —  ICA, Peru - Rescuers struggled across a shattered countryside on Thursday to reach victims of a magnitude-8.0 earthquake that killed at least 355 people.  More than 1,500 people were reported injured and the Red Cross said the toll was expected to rise.
New York Times:
Earthquake in Peru Kills Hundreds  —  A powerful earthquake shook Peru Wednesday night, killing at least 337 people, Civil Defense authorities said today.  More than 800 people are believed to have been injured.  —  Most of the reported dead were in the region near Ica, south of the capital …
Discussion: TVNewser
Unknown noises from mine shift drilling plan  —  HUNTINGTON, Utah (CNN) — Rescue workers said they detected a noise Wednesday night — though it's unclear what it was — deep inside the Utah mine where six men have been trapped for nine days.  —  "We saw some indication of noise for a period …
Huffington Post:
Utah Mine Owner: Troubling Safety Record, Useful Political Clout
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
Daniel Henninger / Opinion Journal:
The Death of Diversity  —  People in ethnically diverse settings don't care about each other.  —  Diversity was once just another word.  Now it's a fighting word.  One of the biggest problems with diversity is that it won't let you alone.  Corporations everywhere have force-marched middle managers …
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.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup Poll:
Obama's Appeal to Well-Educated Not Conducive to Winning Nomination  —  Dukakis only candidate who appealed more to well-educated who has won since 1988  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is a clear second place behind New York Sen. Hillary Clinton in the race … Home:
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.
Timothy J. Burger / Bloomberg:
Mississippi Governor's Associates Profit From Katrina Recovery  —  Aug. 16 (Bloomberg) — Many Mississippians have benefited from Governor Haley Barbour's efforts to rebuild the state's devastated Gulf Coast in the two years since Hurricane Katrina.  The $15 billion or more in federal aid …
Discussion: MyDD, Reason Magazine and First Draft
Gulf News:
Baghdad set for shake-up  —  Dubai: Under pressure from the Congress, Arab states and Sunni Iraqi leaders, the US administration on Tuesday set the stage for "major" political changes in Iraq.  —  The changes will be in "the structure, nature and direction of the Iraqi state," …
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Ralph Peters / New York Post:
KILLING FOR CONGRESS  —  TWO days ago, al Qaeda det onated …
Discussion: BLACKFIVE
Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
Muslim Groups Oppose a List of 'Co-Conspirators'
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
THINKING ABOUT ELVIS  —  Today is the anniversary of the death …
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Boston Herald:
Patriotic parents needed to reignite Ruskie baby boom
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Steven Stark / Real Clear Politics:
The Debates Are Killing Edwards & Obama
Karl Vick / Washington Post:
Judges Skeptical of State-Secrets Claim