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10:50 PM ET, August 25, 2007

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Roger Simon / The Politico:
DNC sanctions Florida Dems  —  Florida will lose all its delegates to the Democratic National Convention unless the state moves its primary from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5, the Democratic Party decided Saturday.  —  While the one-week change may seem trivial to outsiders, the decision …
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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
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.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
DNC to Florida Democrats: Not So Fast
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Agonist
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Democrats Take a Tough Line on Florida Primary
Discussion: TIME: Swampland
Normanm / CNN Political Ticker:   Florida Dems may be barred from '08 convention
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
DNC May Deny Florida Slots at '08 Convention
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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
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.
The Atlantic Online:
O'Hanlon + Post = Well, The Same  —  Someone at The Washington Post editorial pages decided that despite the fact that Michael O'Hanlon (PDF) "has appeared on the major television networks more than 150 times since September 11, 2001 and has contributed to CNN, MSNBC, BBC …
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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.
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 …
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
The Corner:
"Even I question the 'truth' of 9/11" — Robert Fisk [Victor Davis Hanson]  —  Here's what bin Laden said in his famous pre-election on video tape of October 30, 2004: … Here is his most recent reiteration of pride in 9/11 on a tape reportedly released on June 15, 2007:
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
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
Reuters:
What's in a name?  U.S. rebrands Iraq ex-insurgents  —  BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. forces have rebranded one of the main insurgent groups in Iraq and now use the term "concerned local nationals" to refer to a group that once claimed responsibility for killing scores of Americans.
Discussion: The Newshoggers
 
 
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