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8:30 PM ET, August 25, 2007

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Martin Lewis / The Huffington Post:
General Pace, You Can Save the US - by Arresting Bush for "Conduct Unbecoming"  —  I note with admiration your courage in making clear your private concerns about the safety of the US military and the longterm danger to US national security caused by the President's stubborn refusal to acknowledge the quagmire in Iraq.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
HuffPo Calls For Military Coup In USA  —  The Huffington Post published a plea to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs today to arrest George Bush for "conduct unbecoming" — essentially, a military coup against the elected government of the United States.  Martin Lewis claims that the military …
Allahpundit / Hot Air » Top Picks:
HuffPo genius to Peter Pace: Arrest this man and relieve him of command
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Mike Allen / The Politico:
DNC threatens to sanction Florida Dems  —  The Democratic Party has taken a swipe at the nation's fourth biggest state, stripping Florida of all of its '08 delegates as punishment for jumping the gun with its primary, which is forcing other states to crowd Christmas in the quest to be first.
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Brendan Farrington / Associated Press:
Obama names Republicans he'll work with  —  KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama often says he will be a candidate that will bring both parties together and Saturday he named a few of the Republicans he would reach out to if elected.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Taylor Marsh
Roger Simon / The Politico:
DNC sanctions Florida Dems
Discussion: Donklephant
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
DNC to Florida Democrats: Not So Fast
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Agonist
Normanm / CNN Political Ticker:   Florida Dems may be barred from '08 convention
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Democrats Take a Tough Line on Florida Primary
Discussion: TIME: Swampland
Michael O'Hanlon / Washington Post:
The Work Behind Our Iraq Views  —  How can one gather and assess information about Iraq — collected on a trip or from any other source?  Information from a war zone is difficult to attain and interpretation is open to many views.  —  Unfortunately, much of the blogosphere and other media outlets …
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The Atlantic Online:
O'Hanlon + Post = Well, The Same
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:   THE O'HANLON/POLLACK REPORT....I mentioned yesterday …
Tina Susman / Los Angeles Times:
GIs' morale dips as Iraq war drags on  —  With tours extended, multiple deployments and new tactics that put them in bare posts in greater danger, they feel leaders are out of touch with reality.  —  YOUSIFIYA, IRAQ — In the dining hall of a U.S. Army post south of Baghdad …
MSNBC:
Iraq fraud whistleblowers vilified  —  Cases show fraud exposers have been vilified, fired, or detained for weeks  —  One after another, the men and women who have stepped forward to report corruption in the massive effort to rebuild Iraq have been vilified, fired and demoted.  —  Or worse.
Steven R. Hurst / Associated Press:
Iraq body count running at double pace  —  BAGHDAD - This year's U.S. troop buildup has succeeded in bringing violence in Baghdad down from peak levels, but the death toll from sectarian attacks around the country is running nearly double the pace from a year ago.
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Bill Maher Can't Get NYT Baghdad Correspondent to Bash Bush  —  As the new season of HBO's "Real Time" began Friday night, I watched with great trepidation, especially given host Bill Maher's disgraceful special on that network back in July wherein he spent virtually two-thirds …
Discussion: Villainous Company and Hot Air
Adam Howard / AlterNet.org:
Tim Robbins: "If You F**k Things Up You Can No Longer Be An Expert" [VIDEO]  —  Tim Robbins and Bill Maher clash with Cheney biographer Stephen Hayes about the rationale for the Iraq War.  —  On the first episode of this season of Real Time with Bill Maher, actor Tim Robbins …
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Robert M / Babalu Blog:
Update From Miami  —  Watching Polos Opuestos on Channel 22 here in Miami, and the word is that the rumors of fidel's death are just that.  Host Maria Elvira Salazar interviewed Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, and the mayor emphasized that there have been no movement of law enforcement to handle the rumored situation.
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Lee / postpolitical:
Rule by Corpse: Toward a New Cuban Politics
Discussion: Babalu Blog and Fausta's blog
Steve Benen / Talking Points Memo:
Reading William Kristol's latest screed in the Weekly Standard, one is tempted to pause and double-check the source.  Is the content from a random right-wing blog, some nutty talk-radio show, or a leading DC establishment player in one of the most widely-read conservative political magazines in the country?
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Michael Abramowitz / Washington Post:
No Big Shifts Planned After Report on Iraq  —  White House Senses Recent Political Gains  —  Despite political pressure for a change of course in Iraq, the White House hopes to keep in place its existing military strategy and troop levels there after the mid-September report from Army …
Associated Press:
Pentagon to start Iraq info hub  —  Office to distribute data ahead of military progress report due in Sept.  —  WASHINGTON - Shaping the Bush administration's message on the Iraq war has taken on new fervor, just as anticipation is building for the September progress report from top military advisers.
 
 
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Phoenix Woman / Firedoglake:
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Discussion: Lean Left and Ezra Klein
Paul Bedard / CBS News:
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BBC:
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Discussion: Vox Popoli
Josephine Hearn / The Politico:
Lawmakers' Iraq views shift at home
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Terror Suspect List Yields Few Arrests