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3:10 AM ET, August 26, 2007

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Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
DNC Strips Florida Of 2008 Delegates  —  No Convention Slots Unless Later Primary Is Set  —  The Democratic National Committee sought to seize control of its unraveling nominating process yesterday, rejecting pleas from state party leaders and cracking down on Florida for scheduling a Jan. 29 presidential primary.
Discussion: The Newshoggers
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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 …
Brendan Farrington / Associated Press:
Obama names Republicans he'll work with
Discussion: TalkLeft and Taylor Marsh
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Democrats Take a Tough Line on Florida Primary
Discussion: TIME: Swampland
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
DNC to Florida Democrats: Not So Fast
Discussion: The Hill and The Agonist
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
DNC May Deny Florida Slots at '08 Convention
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Normanm / CNN Political Ticker:   Florida Dems may be barred from '08 convention
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:
HuffPo genius to Peter Pace: Arrest this man and relieve him of command
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
After Iraq Trip, Unshaken Resolve  —  CHICAGO When Rep. Jan Schakowsky made her first trip to Iraq this month, the outspoken antiwar liberal resolved to keep her opinions to herself.  "I would listen and learn," she decided.  —  At times that proved a challenge, as when Deputy Prime Minister …
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New York Times:
Hear a General, Hug a Sheik: Congress Visits Iraq  —  On a Sunday morning in early August, just hours after Congress had recessed for the summer, Representative Jan Schakowsky and five of her colleagues boarded a military jet at Andrews Air Force Base.  Three flights and a Black Hawk helicopter ride later …
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.
US News:
Maybe Trading Up Soon at Justice  —  The buzz among top Bushies is that beleaguered Attorney General Alberto Gonzales finally plans to depart and will be replaced by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.  Why Chertoff?  Officials say he's got fans on Capitol Hill …
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Next Hurrah
Bruce Bartlett / Wall Street Journal:
FairTax, Flawed Tax  —  Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's unexpectedly strong second-place showing in the recent Iowa Republican straw poll is widely attributed to his support for the FairTax.  —  For those who never heard about it, the FairTax is a national retail sales tax that would replace the entire current federal tax system.
Discussion: Angry Bear
Christopher Hitchens / Observer:
To invoke Vietnam was a blunder too far for Bush  —  The Presidents's crass comparison between Iraq and war in south east Asia was the most ludicrous misreading of history  —  How do I dislike President George Bush?  Let me count the ways.  Most of them have to do with his contented assumption …
Discussion: Hot Air
New York Times:
Drop Foreseen in Median Price of U.S. Homes  —  The median price of American homes is expected to fall this year for the first time since federal housing agencies began keeping statistics in 1950.  —  Economists say the decline, which could be foreshadowed in a widely followed government price index …
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 …
Newsweek:
Into Thin Air  —  The Americans were getting close.  It was early in the winter of 2004-05, and Osama bin Laden and his entourage were holed up in a mountain hideaway along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.  Suddenly, a sentry, posted several kilometers away, spotted a patrol of U.S. soldiers …
Discussion: Hot Air and Riehl World View
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Spying Program May Be Tested by Terror Case  —  After a bloody raid by American military forces on an enemy camp in Rawah, Iraq, on June 11, 2003, a Defense Department report took inventory.  Eighty suspected terrorists killed.  An enormous weapons cache recovered.
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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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:   THE O'HANLON/POLLACK REPORT....I mentioned yesterday …
 
 
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Ilya Somin / The Volokh Conspiracy:
DATING ACROSS IDEOLOGICAL LINES: A great many people believe …
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Reuters:
What's in a name? U.S. rebrands Iraq ex-insurgents
Discussion: The Newshoggers
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Steve Benen / Talking Points Memo:
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Discussion: The New Republic
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Bill Maher Can't Get NYT Baghdad Correspondent to Bash Bush
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