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3:50 PM ET, August 16, 2007


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Curt Anderson / Associated Press:
Padilla convicted of terrorism support  —  MIAMI - 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.
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.
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 and Stop The ACLU
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Verdict Reached In Padilla Case (Update: Guilty)
Discussion: Stop The ACLU and Bluey Blog
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.
Washington Post:
An Early Clash Over Iraq Report
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: Right Wing Nut House
Joe Bel Bruno / Associated Press:   Dow drops 340 but gains most of it back
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 …
Associated Press:
Death toll hits 450 in Peru earthquake  —  ICA, Peru - The death toll rose to 450 on Thursday in the magnitude-8 earthquake that devastated cities of adobe and brick in Peru's southern desert.  Survivors wearing blankets against the winter cold walked like ghosts through the ruins.
New York Times:
Earthquake in Peru Kills Hundreds
Discussion: TVNewser 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.
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.
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 …
Randall Hoven / American Thinker:
It's Not Just Scott Beauchamp … Scott Beauchamp was the last straw.  I realized that I need a scorecard to keep track of all the fallen journalists, journalistic mistakes and major and minor screw-ups in the media.  I couldn't find one already made, although Wikipedia came close, so I started my own.
Discussion: Say Anything and GINA COBB
Libby Quaid / Associated Press:
Giuliani: 'Leave my family alone'  —  DERRY, N.H. - Republican Rudy Giuliani said Thursday that people should "leave my family alone" when asked by a New Hampshire woman why the presidential candidate should expect loyalty from voters when he doesn't get it from his children.
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 …
Boston Herald:
Patriotic parents needed to reignite Ruskie baby boom  —  MOSCOW - This would make a heck of a reality TV show.  —  The baby-poor Russian region of Ulyanovsk wants to its people to procreate, and has come up with a holiday and prizes to encourage them to their duty for Mother Russia.
Washington Post:
Cost of Saving the Climate Meets Real-World Hurdles  —  On the Internet, erasing your role in climate change seems as easy as ordering a DVD — and cheaper than a cup of coffee a day.  —  With a click, a credit card and $99, visitors can pay a Silver Spring nonprofit group, …
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Discussion: All Spin Zone
Alex Hammer / The Moderate Voice:
Red Meat  —  Here is a nice compare and contrast for you from …
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Mueller Turns over Notes on Hospital Visit to Congress
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Michael van der Galiën / The Van Der Galiën Gazette:
Begging It  —  Aug 16th, 2007 by Michael van der Galiën
John Podesta / Washington Post:
Last Guys Standing  —  With Karl Rove's departure from the White House …
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
GOP hits 2008 candidates on illegal aliens
Discussion: Redstate and The Swamp
Heidi Przybyla / Bloomberg:
Huckabee Says Iowa Showing Gives Chance to Keep Thompson at Bay
What if Elvis Presley had never been born?
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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Leahy Asks Inspector General to Probe Gonzales Statements
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup Poll:
Obama's Appeal to Well-Educated Not Conducive to Winning Nomination
Ronald Bailey / Reason:
The Cost of Cooling the Climate
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Jon Stewart Grills Cheney Biographer Stephen Hayes: Calls out John Gibson too
Unknown noises from mine shift drilling plan
Daniel Henninger / Opinion Journal:
The Death of Diversity  —  People in ethnically diverse settings …