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6:55 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 …
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  —  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 …
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:   THE O'HANLON/POLLACK REPORT....I mentioned yesterday …
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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Roger Simon / The Politico:
DNC sanctions Florida Dems
Discussion: Donklephant
Normanm / CNN Political Ticker:   Florida Dems may be barred from '08 convention
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 …
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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
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.
Los Angeles Times:
Obama's right on Cuba  —  The candidate's call to end the U.S. ban on travel and remittances to Cuba should go even further.  —  Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, determined to cast himself as the Democratic presidential candidate most open to new ideas on foreign policy, raised plenty …
Discussion: The Havana Note
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Terror Suspect List Yields Few Arrests  —  The government's terrorist screening database flagged Americans and foreigners as suspected terrorists almost 20,000 times last year.  But only a small fraction of those questioned were arrested or denied entry into the United States …
 
 
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Ilya Somin / The Volokh Conspiracy:
DATING ACROSS IDEOLOGICAL LINES: A great many people believe …
Discussion: alicublog
Reuters:
What's in a name? U.S. rebrands Iraq ex-insurgents
Discussion: The Newshoggers
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
The Left Shudders  —  And Bush leads.  —  Like a pig in muck …
New York Times:
Squelching the Citizenry's Back Talk
Steve Benen / Talking Points Memo:
A SOLUTION IN SEARCH OF A PROBLEM
Redstate:
Southeast of Baghdad, the Surge is Working
CNN:
Hamas leader: Captured Israeli soldier alive and well
Phoenix Woman / Firedoglake:
Come Saturday Morning: *Snicker* *Giggle* *Snort*
Discussion: Lean Left and Ezra Klein
 Earlier Items: 
Paul Bedard / CBS News:
Not Too Long Now, Says The Fred  —  (US News) A round of applause …
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Student cracks $84m porn filter
Michael van der Galien / The Moderate Voice:
Progressives Unite!
Manila Ryce / The Largest Minority:
California Considers Hemp Pilot Program
BBC:
China to act on gender imbalance
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Josephine Hearn / The Politico:
Lawmakers' Iraq views shift at home
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
Giuliani Boasts of Surplus; Reality Is More Complex