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6:30 AM ET, September 1, 2007

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Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Bush E-Mail Mystery Deepens: White House Won't Name Tech Contractor  —  Justin Rood Reports:  —  The White House will not identify a private company which appears to be involved in the disappearance of millions of White House e-mails.  —  The company was responsible for reviewing …
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Mmstewart / CNN Political Ticker:
Rove chokes up on last day  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Karl Rove was nearly overcome with emotion Friday as colleagues privately paid tribute to the political adviser as he leaves the White House, senior officials say.  —  At the closed-door senior staff meeting at 7:30 a.m. in the Roosevelt Room …
Discussion: Shakespeare's Sister
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Goodbye, Karl Rove
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
Wall Street Journal:
Hsu Faces Probe Of Fund Raising For Democrats  —  Big Donor Surrenders  —  On California Charge,  —  Posts $2 Million Bail  —  The U.S. Justice Department is investigating possible campaign-finance violations by top Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu, according to people familiar with the probe.
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Los Angeles Times:
Fugitive fundraiser turns himself in
Discussion: TalkLeft and NewsBusters.org
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Craig reported ready to quit Saturday  —  Craig: Did "nothing wrong."  AP Photo  —  Sen. Larry Craig, the Idaho Republican who pled guilty to disorderly conduct after his arrest earlier this year in an airport men's room, plans to announce Saturday that he will resign, the Associated Press is reporting this evening.
Discussion: The Politico
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John B. Judis / The New Republic:
Red Dawn  —  The scandal surrounding Idaho Senator Larry Craig …
Discussion: Open Left and Strategist
Michael Wines / New York Times:
Freeze on Wages Is Latest Step to Stanch Inflation in Zimbabwe  —  Zimbabwe's government slapped a six-month freeze on wages, rents and service fees on Friday, the latest step in what some analysts call an increasingly desperate campaign to sustain an economy gutted by hyperinflation.
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
The Bad Judgment of Gen. David Petraeus  —  Gen. David Petraeus is a good man and a great soldier with a track record of almost complete failure in his previous tours of duty in Iraq.  —  Let this be said up front: While the president and Petraeus maneuver for him to testify on the anniversary of Sept. 11 …
Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Tancredo slams Katrina spending  —  GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Tom Tancredo (Colo.) said Friday it is "time the taxpayer gravy train left the New Orleans station" and urged an end to the federal aid to the region that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina two years ago.
Jim Davenport / Associated Press:
Romney: Retaliate for a nuclear attack  —  NEWBERRY, S.C. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says that if terrorists detonated a nuclear bomb in a U.S. city while he was president he would retaliate "in a very dramatic and clear way."  —  Posed that scenario while campaigning Friday …
Discussion: The Newshoggers
KC Johnson / Durham-in-Wonderland:
Guilty  —  Nifong afternoon testimony:  —  Nifong is a bit more subdued—perhaps because at the lunch break he saw ABC-11's story that the US Attorney's office is monitoring the contempt proceedings with the possibility of opening a criminal investigation.
Mike / The Monkey Tennis Centre:
BBC still lying about Lebanon war casualties  —  Of all the distortions, half-truths and outright lies the BBC has published concerning the Middle East, one of the most egregious is its accounting of the casualties in last year's war between Israel and Hezbollah.
John Antczak / Associated Press:
Mars rovers OK after dust storm  —  LOS ANGELES - They're old and dirty, but NASA's Mars rovers are back in the exploration business after enduring a lengthy Red Planet dust bowl that blocked most of the sunlight they need for power.  —  With skies gradually brightening …
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
As Her Star Wanes, Rice Tries to Reshape Legacy  —  On May 25, Stanford University's student newspaper, The Stanford Daily, devoted the bulk of its front page to the university's former provost, who is on leave while she serves out her term as secretary of state.  "Condi Eyes Return," read the headline, "but in What Role?"
Katie Couric / CBS News:
Katie: Greetings From Baghdad  —  Here I am, my first day in Baghdad... It is overwhelming to be here and there is so much to take in.  —  We arrived at the airport this morning on a private plane.  I was surprised to hear that there are now three Royal Jordanian flights into Baghdad every day.
Aljazeera:
S Korea criticised for hostage deal  —  South Korea is facing growing criticism amid reports it paid a ransom to secure the release of 19 Koreans recently freed by the Taliban.  —  Several sources have told Al Jazeera that a sum of money was paid by Seoul.
Greg Ip / WSJ.com:
The Tension Between Traditional Economics and Bubbles  —  Economists, in particular those at the Federal Reserve, are loathe to believe asset markets have become bubbles because bubbles seem inconsistent with rational investor and consumer behavior, the bedrock of economic analysis.
Discussion: PrestoPundit and Economist's View
 
 
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Science Fiction Writers of America abuses the DMCA
Discussion: Making Light
John Hawkins / Townhall.com:
It's Time To Get Over Katrina Already
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Bush unveils mortgage crisis first steps
Discussion: News Groper and PrestoPundit
Reuters:
Plane with U.S. lawmakers shot at in Iraq
Associated Press:
Congressmen visiting Iraq dodge attack
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
3 Democrats to skip rogue primary states
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Faiz / Think Progress:
Petraeus Attempts To Manipulate Australian Election With False Claims About Iraq
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Whither the anti-totalitarian left? [Jamie]
Kimberly Nordyke / Reuters:
White House hopeful Thompson stays in "Law" reruns
Discussion: TIME and TPM Election Central
William Yardley / New York Times:
Idaho Governor Faces Speculation on Senate Seat
Michelle Malkin:
Breaking: Goose Creek indictments
DownWithTyranny!:
WHO'LL BE THE NEXT REPUBLICAN HYPOCRITE TO BE DRAGGED OUT OF THE …
John R. Bolton / Opinion Journal:
Pyongyang's Upper Hand
Discussion: The Corner and Daily Pundit
Think Progress:
U.S. Military Censors ThinkProgress
Bill Gertz / Washington Times:
Inside the Ring