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5:20 PM ET, September 6, 2007

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Satyam / Think Progress:
O'Hanlon Rips GAO Report: It Is 'Flat-Out Sloppy'  —  Last week, Gen. David Petraeus alleged a 75 percent reduction in "sectarian violence" in Iraq and is expected to say the same before Congress.  In contrast, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office recently reported that daily attacks in Iraq have …
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S.A. Miller / Washington Times:
Dems already dismissing Iraq war report  —  Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, talked with reporters yesterday in Washington.  "We know what is going to be in it," he said of the Iraq war report next week.  "I expect the Bush report to say, 'The surge is working.
New York Sun:
Petraeus for President?  —  "Senators and distinguished guests, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to testify in respect of progress in the Battle of Iraq.  Before I do however, there are a few things I'd like to get off of my chest.  Although your house of Congress confirmed …
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Experts Doubt Drop In Violence in Iraq
Fox News:
Counterterrorism Officials Analyzing Islamic Web Post Warning of 'Special Gift'  —  DEVELOPING STORY: Federal counterterrorism officials are analyzing a posting on an Islamic forum Web site that warns of "a special gift" to be given on the sixth anniversary of Sept. 11, FOX News has learned.
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Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Website: Soon, The Blessed Invasion of Manhattan— "Special Gift" for 9/11  —  I promised myself that I wouldn't give my 'friend' Inshallahshaheed from the Wordpress hosted al Qaeda support website The Ignored Puzzle of Knowledge' any more press than he deserves.
New York Times:
Transcript of the Fox News Republican Presidential Candidates Debate  —  The Fox News Republican Presidential Candidates Debate in Durham, N.H. with candidates: Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kansas); the former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani; the former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee …
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Larry Neumeister / Associated Press:
Judge Strikes Down Part of Patriot Act  —  NEW YORK -  —  A federal judge struck down parts of the revised USA Patriot Act on Thursday, saying investigators must have a court's approval before they can order Internet providers to turn over records without telling customers.
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Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Judge Rules Provisions of Patriot Act Unconstitutional
Discussion: Shakespeare's Sister
WNBC:
FBI Makes 11 Corruption Arrests In N.J.  —  NEW YORK — Eleven public officials were charged Thursday in a widespread FBI corruption investigation in New Jersey, officials said.  —  Among those charged were Passaic Mayor Sammy Rivera and Orange Mayor Mims Hackett, investigators said.
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Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
"Muslim Student Association Harasses Women and Jews at University of Texas-San Antonio"  —  Happily, they shot their own video to document the occasion.  —  I'm interested to hear what the diversity czars and the risk-averse university bureaucrats have to say about this kind …
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Little Green Footballs:
Video: Muslim Student Association Harasses Women and Jews at UTSA
Discussion: Hot Air
Associated Press:
US Democratic hopeful Kucinich meets Assad, blasts Bush  —  US Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich, on a Mideast visit that included a stop in Syria, said the country lambasted by the Bush administration deserves credit for taking in more than a million Iraqi refugees.
Sidney Blumenthal / Salon:
Bush knew Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction  —  Salon exclusive: Two former CIA officers say the president squelched top-secret intelligence, and a briefing by George Tenet, months before invading Iraq.  —  (Clockwise from top left) Naji Sabri, George W. Bush, Colin Powell and George Tenet.
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
The Making of the Front-Runner  —  As the serious stage of the presidential campaign begins this fall, Hillary Rodham Clinton has clearly established herself in the lead of the race for the Democratic nomination.  That makes her the most worthy subject for examination among all the White House prospects.
L. Paul Bremer III / New York Times:
How I Didn't Dismantle Iraq's Army  —  "The Iraqi Army of the future cannot be an extension of the present army, which has been made into a tool of dictatorship."  — Report by the Department of State's Future of Iraq Project, May 2002  —  IT has become conventional wisdom that the decision …
Martin Crutsinger / Associated Press:
New Mortgage Foreclosures Set Record  —  Subprime Mortgage Woes Push New Home Foreclosures to a Record High  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of homeowners receiving foreclosure notices hit a record high in the spring, driven up by problems with subprime mortgages.
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
SO I'M READING JACK GOLDSMITH'S NEW BOOK, The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration, and so far it's quite good.  Excerpt: … As I've said before, this war has been overlawyered, which is not to say it has been well-lawyered.  Goldsmith notes that the Defense …
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