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12:15 AM ET, August 27, 2007


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Iraq's leaders agree on key U.S. benchmarks  —  BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's top Shi'ite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish leaders announced on Sunday they had reached consensus on some key laws that Washington views as vital to fostering national reconciliation.  —  The agreement was the most significant …
Associated Press:
Troops Cheer Call For Iraq Withdrawl  —  Governor's Call For U.S. Withdrawal From Iraq Greeted With Standing Ovation At National Guard Conference  —  (AP) A call by Puerto Rico's governor for a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq earned a standing ovation from a conference of more than 4,000 National Guardsmen.
Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Warner may back Dems' bill on withdrawal  —  WASHINGTON - GOP Sen. John Warner, who wants U.S. troops to start coming home from Iraq by Christmas, said Sunday he may support Democratic legislation ordering withdrawals if President Bush refuses to set a return timetable soon.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Iraqis Reach Agreement On Reforms  —  It looks like the Iraqi political leadership remained on the job during their August recess.  Representatives of all main sects in Iraq announced agreement on the most contentious issues, including a deal to initiate revenue sharing on oil production …
Becky Bohrer / Associated Press:
Obama: U.S. can't fail New Orleans again  —  NEW ORLEANS - Democrat Barack Obama said Sunday the country cannot fail New Orleans again and that as president, he would keep the city in mind every day.  —  "The words never again cannot be another empty phrase," he said in front …
David Brooks / New York Times:
Stop Making Sense  —  Between 2000 and 2006, a specter haunted the community of fundamentalist Democrats.  Members of this community looked around and observed their moral and intellectual superiority.  They observed that their policies were better for the middle classes.
Jim Himes / Firedoglake:
FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jim Himes, Drew Westen and The Political Brain
Discussion: My Left Nutmeg
The Corner:
Re: Chertoff for AG  —  Kathryn — If the Administration could avoid a protracted confirmation bloodletting — a very big if — I think that replacing Alberto Gonzales with Michael Chertoff would be a very positive step.  Gonzales' departure is long overdue.
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
RUMORS....Here's the latest from U.S. News & World Report's Washington Whispers column:
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
The Obama Doctrine, Take 2 [hilzoy]  —  Oh dear: it's only my second day as a guest-blogger, and I'm already getting into a disagreement.  Jamie links to an article he wrote in the Providence Journal about something he calls the Obama Doctrine.  From his article:
James Kirchick / Providence Journal:
The Obama Doctrine  —  EVERY AMERICAN president since Harry Truman …
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Obsidian Wings
Billy Hollis / QandO:
I'VE NEVER BEEN MORE ASHAMED OF OUR NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY  —  In the past, I've tried to give some benefit of the doubt to the Washington Post.  Compared to the New York Times, I consider the folks at the Post downright sane.  —  Sane, however, clearly doesn't mean brave.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Another Brace Of Dhimmitude From American Newspapers
Discussion: SCSUScholars
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Countdown On NBC: Worst Person In The World - Comedian Rush Limbaugh  —  Keith Olbermann made the most of the nationwide, broadcast debut of "Countdown."  Thankfully, NBC chose not to water down the show for the masses and let Keith be Keith.  Tonight's Worst Person In The World winners were as follows …
Moshe Ya'alon / Los Angeles Times:
Misinterpreting the Mideast  —  Until they get past their mistaken assumptions, foreign envoys can do little to calm the region.  —  After a few years of benign neglect, Israel is back on the itineraries of well-meaning foreign emissaries.  Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair visited …
Daniel González / Arizona Republic:
Migrants fleeing as hiring law nears  —  Immigration hard-liners cheer, but economic fallout begins  —  Undocumented immigrants are starting to leave Arizona because of the new employer-sanctions law.  —  The state's strong economy has been a magnet for illegal immigrants for years.
Discussion: Lonewacko
Pachacutec / Firedoglake:
Question: If Brian Baird Used His Brain. . .  What would you get?  —  Answer: Jan Schakowsky (emphasis and photo added): … Anyone want to guess how many CNN and talking head appearances Rep. Schakowsky will get over the next week?  —  Any idea where the Congressional leadership is in amplifying this message?
Max / MaxSpeak:
HELLO I MUST BE GOING  —  With regret I have to announce that my blogging days will end on September 3.  New professional responsibilities will preclude any public pontificating.  Aside from professional articles, the scope for my publishing activities is not yet clear.  There may turn out to be none.
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs
Associated Press:
Beer runners' trail a recipe for trouble  —  Pair arrested after marking a powdery path through IKEA parking lot  —  NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Two people who sprinkled flour in a parking lot to mark a trail for their offbeat running club inadvertently caused a bioterrorism scare and now face a felony charge.
Possible Presidential Hopeful Woos Support In Indy  —  Thompson Emerges As Republican Favorite Among Some  —  INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis is an important stop this weekend for many frontrunners for the 2008 presidential nomination.  —  The Midwest Republican Leadership Conference continued Saturday …
Discussion: Associated Press
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Thompson warns of weaker, troubled America
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