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6:00 AM ET, August 30, 2007


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New York Times:
Clinton Donor Under a Cloud in Fraud Case  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign said yesterday that it would give to charity $23,000 it had received from a prominent Democratic donor, and review thousands of dollars more that he had raised, after learning that the authorities in California …
Discussion: The Corner
Shannon McCaffrey / Associated Press:
Ex-President Carter welcomes Edwards
Discussion: Liberty Pundit
David Stout / New York Times:
Idaho Senator Loses Committee Leadership Posts  —  The political career of Senator Larry Craig of Idaho appeared to be collapsing today as fellow Republicans called for his resignation and party leaders ousted him from his committee leadership posts amid the fallout over his arrest and guilty plea …
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
David Shuster Breaks Down President Bush's Bad Week
Desi / Greatscat!:
Larry Craig's Guide to the Mensroom
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Pam's House Blend
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Bush's Lost Iraqi Election  —  Ayad Allawi, the former interim prime minister of Iraq, hinted in a television interview last weekend at one of the war's least understood turning points: America's decision not to challenge Iranian intervention in Iraq's January 2005 elections.
Discussion: Eschaton
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
Slouching Towards Utopia?  The Economic World of the Twentieth Century: Chapter 7.1: The World in 1900: The View from 1900  —  7.1: The World in 1900: The View from 1900  —  The View from 1900  —  What did the world look like in the last generation of the nineteenth century?
Discussion: The American Scene and Cafe Hayek
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
Slouching Towards Utopia? …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
FEC To Collect $775,000 Civil Penalty From America Coming Together  —  WASHINGTON -The Federal Election Commission (FEC/Commission) announced today that it has reached a settlement with America Coming Together (ACT) regarding violations of federal campaign finance laws during the 2004 Presidential election.
Media Matters for America:
Carlson claimed that after incident in a public bathroom, he assaulted the man who "bothered" him  —  On the August 28 edition of MSBNC Live, hosted by MSNBC general manager Dan Abrams, Tucker Carlson, host of MSNBC's Tucker, asserted, "Having sex in a public men's room is outrageous.
Washington Post:
Report Finds Little Progress On Iraq Goals  —  Iraq has failed to meet all but three of 18 congressionally mandated benchmarks for political and military progress, according to a draft of a Government Accountability Office report.  The document questions whether some aspects of a more positive assessment …
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Terrorism Policies Split Democrats  —  Anger Mounts Within Party Over Inaction on Bush Tactics  —  A growing clamor among rank-and-file Democrats to halt President Bush's most controversial tactics in the fight against terrorism has exposed deep divisions within the party …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Washington Post:
Tapping Into The Secrets Of the Stall  —  Experts Say Anonymous Sex In Public Places Is A Compulsive Behavior  —  Consider the bathroom stall, that utilitarian public enclosure of cold steel and drab hue.  —  It can be a world of untold secrets, codes and signals as invitations to partake.
Faiz / Think Progress:
INTERVIEW: Tauscher Returns From Iraq, Warns Of 'Green Zone Fog'  —  Shortly after returning from Iraq, Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA) conducted an interview with ThinkProgress.  She said she conveyed three things to Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker: 1) "the American people …
Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
Good news, but not for Democrats  —  IT'S A WAR, and it's the Middle East, so glad tidings can go sour and there are never any guarantees.  But for all the caveats, the news from Iraq has been heartening.  —  For months, observers have been crediting General David Petraeus's "surge" with remarkable progress on the ground.
Paul Von Zielbauer / New York Times:
Marines' Trials in Iraq Killings Are Withering  —  Last December, when the Marine Corps charged four infantrymen with killing Iraqi civilians in Haditha, Iraq, in 2005, the allegation was as dark as it was devastating: after a roadside bomb had killed their buddy, a group …
David Stout / New York Times:
Bush Sees Hope in New Orleans 2 Years After Storm  —  President Bush toured New Orleans today, delivering a message of hope to a city devastated by wind and flood two years ago and still divided over the speed and effectiveness of federal help.  —  Mr. Bush led a moment of silence at a school …
Andrew Bolt:
Jesus bin Laden  —  More artists being "brave" in the usually cowardly way: … Strange - I'd have thought a picture of Mohammed morphing into bin Laden would have been far more to the point, but I guess that would have been rude - and, you know, dangerous.
Discussion: Riehl World View
Michael Asher / DailyTech:
Survey: Less Than Half of all Published Scientists Endorse Global Warming Theory  —  Comprehensive survey of published climate research reveals changing viewpoints  —  In 2004, history professor Naomi Oreskes performed a survey of research papers on climate change.
Michael Totten / NY Daily News:
Front-line lessons from the Iraq surge  —  Be Our Guest  —  While American politicians bicker among themselves from eight time zones away about whether the surge led by Gen. David Petraeus is working or not, I returned to Iraq to see for myself.  —  This trip - from which I returned this month …
Discussion: Michael J. Totten
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David Schraub / The Moderate Voice:
The Moderator's Voice  —  When I joined this blog (middle of 2005) …
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Associated Press:
Former security guard Richard Jewell dies
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Financial services firms face flu pandemic — on paper
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Ben Smith / The Politico:
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William Saletan / Slate:
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
MoveOn targets pro-surge Democrat
Discussion: Wake up America
Yahoo! News:
Pranksters wrap Rove's car
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