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12:15 PM ET, September 5, 2007


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David McHugh / Associated Press:
Germany: Plot targeted U.S. facilities  —  BERLIN - Three suspected Islamic terrorists from an al-Qaida-influenced group nursing "profound hatred of U.S. citizens" were arrested on suspicious of plotting imminent, massive bomb attacks on U.S. facilities in Germany, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Another shoe drops: "Massive" terror attack thwarted in Germany; Update: Two are German converts to Islam; Update: New background from Spiegel; Update: Suspects received unemployment benefits  —  As predicted in the update to yesterday's post about the Danish terror busts.
New York Times:
German Police Say 3 Arrested in Imminent Terrorist Plot  —  The police in Germany have arrested three Islamic militants suspected of planning large-scale terrorist attacks against several sites frequented by Americans, including discos, bars, airports and military installations.
New York Times:
Terrorism Suspects Arrested in Germany  —  Police in Germany have arrested three Islamic militants suspected of planning major terrorist attacks on Frankfurt's airport and the United States military base at Ramstein.  —  The suspects — two German citizens and a Turkish resident of Germany …
3 planned 'massive airport bombs'
Discussion: Confederate Yankee
Spiegel Online:
Three Islamist Terror Suspects Arrested in Germany
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Idaho Statesman:
UPDATED 7:25 p.m. — Craig may not quit after all if he's cleared of charges, spokesman says  —  Sen. Larry Craig says he may fight to keep his job in the U.S. Senate after all.  —  "Basically, as he stated on Saturday, Senator Craig intends to resign on Sept. 30th," said his spokesman Dan Whiting via e-mail Tuesday night.
Andrew Glass / The Politico:
Why can't we all practice Broderism?  —  How did David Broder go from being revered as the dean of the Washington political press corps to being reviled on both the left and the right as the apotheosis of what has come to be known as Broderism?  —  Not everybody gets to see his or her name bandied about as an "-ism."
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Rep. Lamborn apologizes  —  Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) is apologizing to a couple in his district who complained that he left them two threatening voice mails after they wrote a critical letter to the editor about the freshman member.  —  In a letter sent Tuesday, Lamborn …
TPM Election Central:
Election Central Morning Roundup
Discussion: Boston Globe and The Trail
Martin Miller / Los Angeles Times:
Is Clinton's candidacy blocking the "Path to 9/11?"  —  Screenwriter of docudrama says ABC exec said delay has been prompted by unflattering portrayal of previous administration.  —  Among the nearly two dozen television DVDs slated for nationwide release on Sept. 11 is the second season of …
Michiko Kakutani / New York Times:
Bush Profiled: Big Ideas, Tiny Details  —  Days before the 2006 election, Robert Draper reports in his fascinating new book, as things were looking bleaker and bleaker for House Republicans, and even the party's chairman was predicting a G.O.P. defeat, George W. Bush brushed aside such forecasts …
R.G. Ratcliffe / Houston Chronicle:
Senate candidate played up contributions to justices  —  AUSTIN — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mikal Watts of San Antonio once tried to pressure a legal opponent into a $60 million personal injury lawsuit settlement by claiming he would have an advantage on appeal because of his firm's …
Washington Post:
D.C. Case Could Shape Gun Laws
Discussion: Norwegianity
Doug Conway / New Zealand Herald:
Bush has a back-up or two for his jumbo  —  Ever feel guilty about over-packing on your travels?  George Bush will make you feel better.  —  The United States President, who arrived in Sydney last night, brought not one Jumbo jet, but three, as well as another two aircraft that carry aircraft.
Couric: 'Real Progress' In Iraq  —  Evening News Anchor Says Police Finally Making Inroads  —  Featured Slideshows:  —  (CBS) BAGHDAD, Iraq One week before Gen. David Petraeus is expected to give his report on U.S. progress in Iraq, CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric says she has already seen dramatic improvements in the country.
Opinion Journal:
MoveOn vs. Democrats  —  Punishing Congressmen for reporting what they see in Iraq.  —  In the Hell Hath No Fury sweepstakes, groups like are gearing up to take on a new set of perceived traitors in their midst—Democrats who have acknowledged some success from the troop surge in Iraq.
Horses Mouth:
Oh, man, this is an unsightly one indeed.  —  Take a look at this video of CNN's Kyra Phillips reporting today on the big GAO report finding that the Iraqi government has only met three of 18 benchmarks for measuring political progress.  Phillips wonders whether this really carries any …
Fred Thompson / The Trail:
More Departures For Thompson Team  —  On the eve of his big day, Fred Thompson has let another staffer go.  —  Jim Mills, the former Fox News producer who joined the campaign only weeks ago, has resigned due to "strategic differences."  This from campaign manager Bill Lacy in a memo to the staff …
Discussion: The Politico, TIME, D-Day and MSNBC
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Lisa Wangsness / Boston Globe:
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Michael Cooper / New York Times:
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Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
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The Politico:
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The Hill:
Rep. Miller responds to critics, says he is not under FBIscrutiny
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Washington Post:
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Parsing the Polls: Is Thompson Too Late or Right on Time?
Robert Samuelson / Real Clear Politics:
Linking Immigration and Poverty
David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:
WHY SHOULD LARRY CRAIG RESIGN?:  OK, so he was caught soliciting sex in a public restroom.
Discussion: The Corner
Washington Times:
The next war?
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Countdown Special Comment: You have no remaining credibility about Iraq, sir.